I've gathered over 60 of my own creative homemade gifts to inspire you for the holidays. Don't you agree that there is nothing better than giving a handmade gift from the heart.
It's that time of year again when we start thinking about what gifts to give our loved ones. If you're looking for something a little more personal than store-bought, why not try making a homemade gift?
With a little creativity and effort, you can give a unique and thoughtful present that will be cherished for years to come.
I've created so many DIY gift ideas over the years and put them together in one handy spot to make your holiday gift-giving easier. These are some of my absolute favorites so you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.
They include simple sewing projects, craft ideas, like coasters and soaps, plus so much more. Each project includes an easy-to-follow tutorial to get you started.
65 Creative Homemade Gifts For The Holidays
No matter your budget or crafting skill level, there's sure to be a homemade gift idea in this collection that's perfect for everyone on your list. I've also included a few DIY decorating ideas to add a festive touch to your home decor.
Homemade Mixes and Treats
Homemade Steak Seasoning Recipe
Use this flavorful steak seasoning on steaks, chicken, or pork before you set them on the grill for a great tasting meal. It's an easy recipe that the foodie on your list will appreciate!
Hot Fruit Tea Mix
Here's a delicious fruit tea blend that you drink hot. Make a nice gift for mom or anyone who enjoys tea.
Homemade Jelly Candy
This jelly candy recipe is a fun gift for anyone who has a sweet tooth. Made with gelatin, sugar and flavored drink mix, to create a sweet and tasty treat.
Salad Dressing Seasoning Mix
This salad seasoning mix is perfect for making a delicious and fresh balsamic vinaigrette at a moment's notice, and also works well as a fun holiday gift. Add a pretty label for an extra sweet touch.
Moroccan Spiced Nuts
These savory Moroccan spiced nuts are a healthy and satisfying snack with no added sugar or oil. A tasty treat to serve or gift.
Mason Jar Mug Cake Mix
Give your friends and family a quart mason jar filled with mug cake mix and a bag of chocolate chips for a yummy single treat.
Hot Chocolate Bombs
See how easy it is to create your own homemade hot chocolate bombs to give to someone you love for the holidays, like Valentine's Day or any special occasion.
Homemade Salted Caramels
Homemade salted caramels make great gifts and are really easy. Try this simple step by step recipe for your holiday gift giving. These little treats are so much better than any store-bought caramels
Lemon Zest Salt Recipe
This DIY lemon zest salt is great for your own pantry and makes a wonderful gift for friends and family.
Simple Salt and Pepper Gift
This simple salt and pepper gift idea makes a great presentation and is a useful gift that anyone would love! Perfect for neighbors, co-workers and more!
Christmas Morning Tea Blend
This Christmas Tea blend is easy to create and makes a wonderful little gift to share with friends and during the holidays.
Mulling Spices for Cider
Here's a great easy gift idea. Combine spices into a jar for making mulled cider, wine, or use as a room fragrance.
How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract for Gift Giving
Anyone who bakes will love having some homemade vanilla extract. Plus, this is less expensive than store bought and tastes so much better.
Handmade Christmas Package Ideas
DIY Christmas Treat Bags
Learn how to make these Christmas treat bags for party favors or as hostess gifts. A small "thank you" gift for everyone in your life! This is the perfect size to hold a few bottles of nail polish for a teen.
Using Word Clouds to Create Gift Tags and Cards
Have you ever made your own gift tags and cards using word clouds? They are easier than you think to create. Customize them to add to a vase, or bottle of wine. Great for weddings, anniversaries, even a sweet gift for your boyfriend or husband. This is a meaningful idea that any recipient will surely appreciate.
DIY Felt Gift Bags
Make cute and colorful felt bags to use with gift cards or cash. This is perfect for older kids who are difficult to buy for.
Paper Plate Boxes Hack
For just pennies, you can make these fun paper plate boxes to hold cookies or other goodies. Perfect for the foodie on your list, especially if you make a special recipe from scratch! This is a simple hack using items you probably already have around the house.
Christmas Wax Scented Ornaments
Use pretty faux botanicals and essential oils to make beautiful scented wax ornaments for your tree or to give away this Christmas season.
Alcohol Ink Ornaments That Look Like Colorful Blown Glass
Alcohol ink ornaments resemble blown glass, but are so easy and cost very little to make. If you haven't tried making these yet, you are in for a treat! You will want to make one for everyone on your list this holiday season! Let your creativity shine and have fun making different designs!
How to Make Dried Fruit Ornaments
Enjoy the beauty of natural Christmas decorations when you make these easy dried fruit ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree or packages this holiday season.
Gnome Bottle Toppers
Create these gnome bottle toppers to adorn a gift of wine this holiday season. They can also be hung on the tree for a little whimsy.
Scented Beeswax Ornaments to Brighten Your Tree
Make these sweet DIY beeswax ornaments, with cinnamon essential oil, for a lovely scent. They are a great way to decorate your tree, and give as gifts.
How to Make Wood Slice Ornaments
Add a rustic touch to your Christmas tree with these pretty DIY wood slice ornaments. They would look great added to a present too as a gift tag.
Victorian Fringe Balls - Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Create gorgeous handmade Christmas ornaments with this easy tutorial. They are Victorian fringe balls and they look so elegant on the tree.
Fun Decorative Gifts
How to Make Colorful Magnetic Clothespins
Learn how to make simple and colorful magnetic clothespins to use on your fridge, or command center. You could also gift a set of these pretty handmade beauties. Why not add one to the top of a gift bag as an extra little something?
DIY Pressed Flower Luminaria
Learn how to make beautiful paper lanterns with flowers from the yard at home. These pressed flower luminarias are perfect for festive occasions or gifts.
DIY Family Photo Coasters
You can never go wrong with any type of photo gift for Christmas. A handmade coaster with a favorite photo of the kids is the perfect gift for mom or grandmom. They can easily be made with mod podge.
Healing Stone Bracelets
Healing stone bracelets are easy and inexpensive to make. Even though they are said to have healing properties, their natural beauty is a gift in itself. Handmade jewelry is a sentimental gift that will be loved by anyone!
Decoupage Coasters with Wood Slices and Napkins
Let me show you how to make beautiful decoupage coasters using wood slices and napkins. They are super simple to make and perfect for gift giving too!
How to Make Mason Jar Tissue Holders
These adorable DIY mason jar tissue holders are so simple to make and can be painted any color you like. They would also make a great teacher gift idea.
DIY Painted Glasses
Dress up inexpensive ordinary table and barware with this easy DIY painted glasses project. An easy way to add a little color and charm to your tablescape. You could even make matching dishes with the same tutorial. Just be sure to add the paint on the underside of the glass dishes.
Handwritten Family Recipe Tea Towel
This handwritten family recipe tea towel gift is a great way to preserve a loved one's memory and delight your family with a special gift.
How to Make a Fat Quarter Trivet
See how easy it is to make a fat quarter trivet with this simple tutorial. This would make a nice hostess gift at any time of year.
Scented Mug Mats: Beautiful Spiced Filled Handmade Gifts
You can use quilters squares to make beautiful and fragrant coasters with just a few supplies. They make great gifts for neighbors, teachers, or even a little treat for yourself! Add your favorite scents. Nothing better than a handmade gift.
Alcohol Ink: Stunning Jewelry Dishes to Make and Gift
Make beautiful jewelry dishes with alcohol ink. This is such a fun project to make. You can create endless varieties that would make unique gifts too.
DIY Snow Globe - A Fun and Easy Christmas Craft
Kids love snow globes-adults too! You may want to make up several of these darling globes so you can keep one (or two) for yourself!
How to Make Japanese Herbarium Bottles
These pretty dried flowers in oil are called Japanese Herbarium bottles. They are fun to create and make great handmade items for gifts.
Personal Fragrance - Bath and Body Gifts
Roll-on Perfume Recipe with Essential Oils
Learn how to make your own signature scent perfume oil by blending different essential oils with a carrier oil.
DIY Hand Sanitizer
This recipe for a homemade hand sanitizer spray, made with alcohol, aloe vera juice, and essential oils, is a fun gift to make for everyone on your list. Teachers would especially appreciate this!
Herbal Dream Pillows
Make these beautiful bags from herbs in your garden to place under your pillow for sweet dreams. Enjoy the herbal dream pillows for yourself and as wonderful gifts for your friends and family.
Lip Balm: Homemade Gift Idea
This lip balm is really easy to make, plus you can get creative with the ingredients and give them as gifts. I've also included a free printable label.
DIY Tinted Lip Balm You Can Make with Natural Ingredients
Learn how to make DIY tinted lip balm using natural ingredients. Great as a stocking stuffer or an extra little gift.
DIY Dry Oil Body Spray
This Dry oil body spray is made with a few simple ingredients. Use it in the winter for dry skin, and in the summer for an after tanning treatment.
Lotion Bar Recipe
This lotion bar soap recipe is made with three basic ingredients you can easily create for your dry skin needs and make a great gift too.
Solid Perfume with Essential Oils
Make your own solid perfume with essential oils, beeswax, and carrier oils. A great little gift that can be used in a variety of ways.
Homemade Loofah Soap Recipe
This easy craft tutorial will show you how to make homemade loofah soaps for beautiful and fragrant gift giving.
DIY Bath Salts with Herbs and Essential Oils
These DIY bath salts, gifted in a mason jar, are super simple to make and can be customized with your favorite essential oils.
DIY Foot Scrub
Epsom salts, coconut oil, and your favorite essential oil scents come together to make this wonderful foot scrub spa treatment for rough dry feet. Can be used all year long and is perfect for gift giving.
Test Tube Dried Flowers and Herbs Handmade Gifts
Make your own dried flowers and herbs gifted in test tubes for a unique handmade gift idea.
Homemade Shower Steamers Recipe
Make quick and easy DIY shower steamers that have all kinds of uses depending on the essential oils you use.
DIY Body Scrub in Blush Pink
This sugar body scrub is made with coconut oil, sugar and essential oils. It's super easy to make and I've even included free printable labels if you want to give away a few to your friends.
Candles and Home Fragrance Gifts
Simmering Stovetop Potpourri
Learn how to great this beautiful stovetop potpourri to give to your family and friends during the holidays. It's a natural way to create an air freshener for the home.
DIY Mason Jar Oil Lamps
Learn how to make beautiful mason jar oil candles for Christmas gifts or just a pretty element to your own holiday decor. Filled with natural elements like dried orange slices, pine cones, and bits of cedar you will love this rustic natural look.
Homemade Fire Starters
These DIY fire starters make a beautiful, slightly fragrant gift for the holidays. Inexpensive and easy to create for everyone on your list.
How to Make Pressed Flower Wax Sachets
These beautiful scented wax sachets are easy and fun to create, using wax, essential or fragrance oils and pressed flowers.
Learn how to make bayberry candles in small tins for "Good Luck" in the new year. A Colonial tradition that's fun for holiday gift giving.
How to Make Candles with Flowers Inside
Make some candles with flowers inside mason jars that not only look pretty, but may also help to deter pests.
How to Make Mason Jar Luminaries for the Holidays
Use the included free printable woodland image to make your own beautiful DIY mason jar luminaries. They have such a pretty glow that will add a warm and cozy touch to your home.
DIY Scented Pine Cones
These pumpkin spice pine cones are easy to make and you could use them as a great fire starter too.
Rolled Beeswax Candles: A Fresh Natural Handmade Gift
Use sheets of honeycomb wax to make beautiful candles. They can be given as gifts for Mother's Day, Christmas, birthdays. Be sure to make a few for yourself!
Pressed Flower Candles: Easy and Beautiful
DIY pressed flower candles are super simple to make and so beautiful! This easy candle project tutorial will help you create a thoughtful gift for mom or something pretty for your own home.
Wax Melts Recipe
Make your own wax melts with clean burning soy wax and your favorite fragrance or essential oils.
DIY Teacup Candles - Scented for Holiday Gift Giving
Learn how to make scented candles from vintage teacups. These make thoughtful gifts and they are so easy to make.
DIY Packing Tape Labels Make Beautiful Holiday Candles
If you are looking for a fun and inexpensive label idea, try this packing tape label hack. It works great!
DIY Wine Bottle Candles
Festive and fragrant you can easily make wonderful holiday candles from wine bottles. A great way to recycle beautiful glass and use it for gifts.
What do you think? Are you ready to get started on your own creative homemade gifts for the season?
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