Being a minimalist doesn't necessarily mean you have an empty wishlist. But it can be quite hard to find the perfect gift for someone even if they aren't minimalists. This post is really for anyone who needs a bit inspiration as to what to give to loved ones. An experience is always a good idea. Memories are the best gift you can give so why not? Here are some of my ideas:

Movie tickets
I absolutely love going to the movies. There is just something about sitting in those seats, in the dark watching a movie on the big screen with people you'll never see again. A gift card to the movies is always a good idea. It can just be a gift card to the movies but it can also be to a specific movie that they wouldn't necessarily choose themselves - but it shouldn't be too far off.. I would run if I got tickets to a horror movie.. 

I actually love sports but I never go. It's not that I don't want to it's just always easier to stay home. But nothing can beat the atmosphere of actually being there! That is not something you feel sitting behind the screen of the TV. I would also be open to sports that I don't usually watch. It's just something else actually being there than seeing it at home. 

Who would not love that? A massage is one of the best ways we can treat ourselves. People just never find the time nor the money to do so. So why not give it to them as a gift? There are tons of massages to choose from but a standard body massage can never go wrong!

A facial 
This is also a massage but here you also get masks and different skin treatments which is just so lux! If I'm honest this is probably my favorite way to treat myself because treating your skin treats your soul. The soft skin that feels so clean is just an amazing feeling!

Café visit
A visit to their favorite café or maybe even a new café because who doesn't want to try something new once in a while? Going to a café is also one of the best ways to treat ourselves. And it has never not been possible to get something vegan that it still amazing!

Write a letter
If you have a no buy rule where you don't give gifts to each other on birthdays and other events but still want to do something nice, a letter is always a good idea - or even if you don't have a no buy rule. Write how much you care about them, why you care and why you love your friendship. This is something that comes from the heart and is more valuable than any gift!

Gift cards 
I think that gift cards are always a good idea. Because you don't have to decide on something they might end up getting rid of and they can just choose themselves. The thing with gift cards is that they aren't really the most exciting thing to give.. they are rather flat - but displaying them in a cool way can definitely make it more exciting. You can put the gift card in a frame with pictures of you and your friend, or who you are giving it to, to make it extra special.

Love from Cami

I absolutely love the brown and the gold together and the ribbon just ties it all together (lol) and makes a perfect gift wrap. I liked this so much that I actually reused this and put it in one of my frames. I think it looks so sweet. 
So, there are two ways to do this. 1: You makethe hearts and glue them on to the paper and then you wrap your gift or 2: You wrap your gift and glue on the hearts, which is what I did right here: 

 Whap your gift in whatever paper you want to use.
 Cut out the hearts in the paper of your choice. 
 Place the hearts on to the gift and glue them on. 
 Finish off with ribbon. 

Love from Cami

I think that snacking and food is a bit part of Christmas. This is the time where people let themselves eat whatever they want which is most definitely not the best for them. So why not make something you can eat and eat which tastes just as amazing (if not more) and is better for your body. A healthy treat does most certainly not have to be boring. If you want to see more amazing treats that are easy to make then check out my ebook right here.

These are some of my all time favorite bombs. If you put a bit of orange zest or the juice of an orange then these will definitely taste like the danish 'havregryndskugle' which is just amazing and so christmasy. This is definitely a must try!

I found these bracelets at the thrift store and had this idea for a simple gift wrap which you can really get creative with. And who doesn't love that? I love using what I can find at the thrift store to make a present pop. I love the simple look of this wrapping but you can definitely spice it up with different elements and tie things to the ring. I think I'm definitely going to tie a to/form card on to the ring.

If you want to make a zero wate version of this you could totally use any kind of upcycled paper, like news paper or tissue paper and then make a ring out of small thin branches and some wire, use some biodegradable twine and then find some fir in nature - with that you can make the exactly the same gift wrap with a more nature look (of course).

Firstly you just wrap as you normally would.

Love from Cami

Cinnamon is just the absolute perfect Chrismas and winter spice (well other than pimpkin spice but then again, that's just more fall isn't it?) and apples.. well they're just amazing nomatter what degrees it is outside. So why not combine these into amazing bliss bites that are incredible to snack on! 

For these bad girls you will need: 
- 50g of almonds 
- 30g of cashews
- 20g dried apples
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 100g fresh, pitted dates 

Start by putting all the dry ingredients into a food processor and blend it up. Put in the dates and blend until you get a coherent (can you use that word with food??) consistency. Put them in the fridge for a couple of hours or just eat them right away if you can't wait.. I know I can't.

Love from Cami

December is finally here and we are starting it off by making this super cute wall decoration. If it looks familiar it is because I have recently shared how to make this - which you can see right here. But I just wanted to show how you can customize it and use it for different events - perfect for Christmas and one of you said in the comments - exactly! So find some string and paper in any shape or form and make this awsome garland! You could also make a smaller one to go on your Christmas tree.

Love from Cami

I have made a few Christmas calendars throughout the years. I have one of the most viewed posts on my blog which is this Christmas calendar using toilet paper rolls from 2014 - click here to see it. Then I also have a tea calendar which is perfect for the tea lover - click here to see how to make that one. Then I also have last year's calendar which is very similar to this year - click here for that DIY.

These calendars are perfect for a small calendar but the bags can be either made bigger or just use a regular bag to put your present in. But let's get into how to make this easy calendar, perfectly customizable.

See how to make the bags for this year's calendar right here.

Love from Cami

I have always loved salty snacks and these are perfect for that salty craving. So easy to make and if you want to make a salad more interesting then chopping these up and sprinkling them on to the dish will make it so much better. Too much salt is definitely not healthy so these aren't made too often. But they are still so good! Such a treat. Here's how they are made:

Who doesn't love a good statement piece on their walls? This definitely is and you can write any quote or saying you want. I think it looks so good yet not much effort was needed. And that's how I like it, haha. The thing I also love about this is that you can use any paper you want. From books, magazines and even glitter paper. So many options and you can make a letter garland for different events.

I have always been a huge fan of ketchup. It is at the top of my list but it's not the best thing ever because hummus and guacamole is just.. another level. But ketchup is amazing! I would like to avoid the sugar. This recipe is super easy to make and I think it's actually better than the regular because this has an amazing fresh taste. 

3 big tomatoes 
A small handful of soaked sundried tomatoes (overnight or a couple of hours)
3 fresh pitted dates
Fresh basil (to desired taste)
Fresh oregano (to desired taste)
A couple of slices red onion 

All you do is blend up all the ingredients and add the spices to desired taste. Start off with a bit and then add more and more until you have the taste you want. Store it in the fridge for 4-5 days. You can also freeze it and then take it up when you need it 

Love from Cami

So, I don't really have pictures of the process when I made this but it is pretty easy to do. It was more to show that anything you find can be turned into a cool picture frame even if it's fabric. T-shirts, table cloths, or just scrap fabric pieces. 
Cut the fabric a bit bigger than the glass and cut it out. Put the glass into the frame, then the fabric and lastly secure it with the back piece of the frame. This is easiest to do with fabric that doesn't roll up. Otherwise pretty much any fabric can be used as long as the frame is deep enough so both the glass, the fabric and the back can fit into it. 
It would look super cool if you found a large piece of patterned fabric and but it up to fit smaller, different looking frames and hung them in a gallery effect. I just happened to find this super cool quote on a T-shirt that I didn't mind not wearing and turned it into a frame:

As some of you know I am vegan and have been avoiding animal products for a very long time now. And other than being vegan I also avoid gluten and refined sugar. And in general just overly procesed foods. And now you may ask 'What do you even eat then?' Well I actually have a series about that and here is just some of the amazing things I eat - Check it out here.
But this is about the changes I have been feeling and seeing since ditching the meat, dairy and eggs  (and honey) so let's get into it:

My hair grows faster and I have stronger nails
Before I went vegan my hair was very thin and my nails would breaks very easily. Since going vegan my hair and nails have only gotten stronger. Especially when adding more veggies and fruit in to my diet.

I have a clearer skin and less breakouts
I have for many years suffered from acne. Going vegan and again, eating more fruit and veggies has helped a lot. I still get some breakouts when I'm on my period, when I'm a bit stressed or have eated processed foods but they go away a lot faster than before. But I am so happy with my skin. 

I have a better digestion
I just feel good. I am not bloated and I don't have this heavy feeling inside that I would have before. Goind vegan definitely helped me feeling cleaner on the inside if that makes sense. Again lots and lots of fruits and veggies in my everyday food. You will not understand this unless you have tried it. I will never go back.

Fall is such a beautiful time of year. The colors of the leaves are absolutely georgeous so I thought why not pair them with an amazing quote? I love the gold letters and the red leaves together. Fall is the time to let your worries do the same thing as leaves; fly away. 
You can choose whatever quote speaks to you, go on a leaf hunt and start creating. This would look so good with a lot of different (old) frames together in different sizes and quotes. Definitely fall ready! So without any further ado let's get into how to make it. Or should I say fly into it, haha.