Red hearts, pink flowers and chocolates…in October? Yes indeed! I just found out that this Saturday, October 20th is deemed “Sweetest Day”. It originated in 1922 and has been celebrated ever since, so why am I just finding out about this now?

Retail Confectioners International has described it as “an opportunity to remember the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.” And I say, “Cheers to that!”; the more celebrating, giving and love the world shares, the better!

Yeah, chocolates and flowers are nice, but if you’re looking to kick it up a notch, a homemade gift always does the trick! Here are a few gift ideas that don’t take too long to whip up and are sure to show the “Sweetest” people in your life how much you love and appreciate them!

For your Sweetest Girlfriends:
Homemade Body & Facial Scrubs

Tip Junkie

Every girl loves to relax and every girl loves to feel good; so whip up a few homemade body and facial scrubs and pass them out to your sweetest friends. Tell them how much you adore them and appreciate their friendship. This thoughtful gift is guaranteed to produce copious amounts of joy and happiness :)

For your Coworkers:
Homemade Granola

My Blessed Life

Granola in an adorable jar is a great gift to let co-workers know you appreciate them. They can bring it home to enjoy or keep it at work for those times when a little “crunch” is all they need to get through the day.

For your Foodie Friends:
Cookie Mix 


Who doesn’t love cookies? Not anyone I know. Something sweet for a “Sweet” friend on “Sweetest Day” is the sweetest idea I’ve ever seen!

For your Adventurous, Always On the Go Friends:
Refreshment In a Jar 

The Gunny Sack

This is the perfect little gift for your friends who are always on the go! Whether it’s from the gym to work or after picking up the kids from practice and on to a playdate and then headed to a real date…wait, I’m confused…Any who, no matter where your busy friends are headed to or from, this gift is a perfect traveling companion so they can always refresh and start again.

 For the Men in your life:
Homemade Grill Rubs

The Creative Maven


 Saucy Gift Jars

Calico Girl

Men love to grill and they love to eat, so what a better treat than to inspire them to do just that! Whip up a spicy grill rub or a delicious BBQ Sauce and pass it on to the men in your life.

So the countdown to “Sweetest Day” has begun and you now have 6 inspiring ideas to get you started, but if your swamped with work and time isn’t on your side, sticky notes are always “Sweet”!

Wild Olive


Happy Sweetest Day! xoxo