If you’re searching for homemade gift ideas for your friends and family, you’re in luck. I have put together a list of fun and interesting homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make for family and friends this year.
A few years back I decided to reject the overconsumption that often goes along with the holiday season and intentionally simplified the holidays. Handmade gifts are one way I do that.
Homemade gifts are a great way to stretch the budget while being able to give something truly unique and meaningful.
Health and Beauty Product Gifts
Everyone can appreciate some natural body care in the winter. Try these gifts that will bring some pampering to the cooler months.
Organic Foundation – If you have someone on your list that prefers natural makeup, this is a great gift idea. It’s unexpected yet something she’s likely to use over and over again.
SPF Lip Balm – I love giving this lip balm as a stocking stuffer or as part of a gift basket.
Sugar Cube Scrub – This unique gift will be a favorite because it’s cute, beautiful, and easy to make!
Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub – A fun scrub to add some luxury to your gift!
Homemade Leave-in Conditioning Spray – I make this for my kids but it would make a great gift as part of a health and beauty basket.
Shaving Soap (for men or women!) – Add this one to your basket and your guest will love it!
Coconut oil hand cream – Moisturizing and luxurious, this hand cream will be a favorite quickly (and they’ll be looking forward to more next year!).
Cinnamon Vanilla Body Butter – This smells amazing and is simple to make.
Hot Process Soap Complete Picture Tutorial – Hot process is fast and simple, so you can make the soap and use it the next day.
Wearables Homemade Christmas Gifts Ideas
Wearable gifts to show off your crafty talent! Try one fo these fun gift ideas that will show your family and friend how much you mean to them.
Edibles Homemade Gifts
Everyone loves to get gifts tehy can consume. Whether it’s tasty treats or or delicious beverages, edible gifts are one of my favorites. Add some nice labels and ribbon for a practical and delicious gift!
Bacon Bark (what!? Yes, it’s true!)
DIY Homemade Christmas Gifts for Guys
Though many of the ideas above would be great for the men in your life here are some specifically less…uh, girly.
Home and Garden Christmas Gifts
These ideas are fun to make and will pleasantly surprise your family and friends.
‘Everything’ in a Jar (you can take these ideas and make up your own. Christmas in a jar? Travel game in a jar? Movie in a jar?
Family Recipes Book (can be modified to fit your style)
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids
Kids can be difficult to buy for sometime, especially when you want them to have a meaningful gift. But with these DIY gifts, they’re sure to feel special!
How to Package Homemade Christmas Gifts
One of the most fun parts of making homemade gifts for family and friends is the wrapping. You can get really creative with it or go low-key and it’s always fun and interesting.
I have made fabric gift wrap in the past for gifts to save on paper gift wrap. But you can also use recycled gift bags, glass jars, recycled ribbons, newspaper, kids’ drawings, or anything else you have laying around.
What are your best homemade Christmas gift ideas?