Organic Christmas Gifts For Men
Some of the best Christmas gifts for men are homemade. Homemade gifts not only allow for personalization, they often allow you the avenue to be healthier and more environmentally friendly when giving. This is because you get to choose the type of materials / ingredients when making your gift, and you get to minimize on the packaging.
Made with much love in your very own kitchen, food and beverage inspired gifts for your husband, son or boyfriend could be a hit.
Choose to go organic, because organic ingredients are healthier, more nutritious and usually have a lower impact on the environment.
Organic Christmas Butter Cake
Here’s a simple recipe that my friend shared with me. I’ve tried it out, and my husband loved the cake I made. It was really heart-warming for me, when I watched him help himself to the slices with a look of satisfaction on his face.
Here’s the ingredients you need:
- 450g of organic butter
- 350g of brown sugar or molasses
- 8 organic eggs
- 2 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
- 350g of self-raising organic flour
- 50g of organic milk powder
And here’s the steps to making your organic Christmas butter cake:
- preheat your oven at 160 degree C
- sift and mix the flour with the milk powder
- cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence at medium speed for 15min until the mixture turns pale white
- add in the eggs one at a time and mix well
- add in the flour and milk powder mixture and mix well.
- bake the cake at 160 degree C for 50 min.
With this basic recipe, your options for customization are endless. You can easily personalize this recipe and turn what seem like a simple organic butter cake into unique Christmas gifts for men of yours, that’s healthy both for your loved ones and for the environment. You could try adding organic cocoa powder. Or if the man in your life enjoys bolder flavours, you can try adding the zest of the organic orange, or lemon or lime. You can add his favourite type of organic nuts, or any dried fruits he fancies. The possibilities are limitless!
To give the organic butter cake a nice finishing touch, wrap it up in a new clean cloth of his favourite colour (he can reuse the cloth as a towel), and add a nice tag with a message for him – try a loving message or a naughty one. Then tie the top of the cloth with a string, ribbon or even a shoelace – something that would personalize this fun Christmas gift for men.
Organic Spice Rub for the Chef
Another great organic Christmas gift for men is a spice rub.
You can easily put this together for the BBQ enthusiast in your life, or even the aspiring chef. You can fill an airtight jar of a suitable size. The usual staples in spice rubs are garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and basil. Truly make this a personalized gift for him by adding the organic spices he likes, such as ginger, oregano, rosemary, even a dash of ground clove or allspice. You can find the organic spices at an affordable price at Iherb.
Taste your mixture until you’ve achieved the perfect combination, and then fill your jar. Put a nice label on it. Add on an apron (you will gain bonus points if the apron is handmade too) and use it as a gift-wrap for the spice rub jar.
Whatever you choose to make, take the time to personalize the gift. These organic Christmas gifts for men are much more meaningful when they have a touch of your man’s favourite ingredients and colors. These personal gifts will touch his heart and keep you on his mind long after the holidays are over. Best of all, these gifts can be made with organic products, to keep him healthy, while supporting sustainable food production.
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