Homemade Christmas gifts are some of the best Christmas gifts to give and receive. They are fun to make and personalized. Not only that, they are very affordable!
Here is a list of gifts that you can get creative with or even make with your whole family. Enjoy!
Some of the best cookies are holiday cookies! Find your favorite recipe for seasonal cookies and make the beautiful! Some of my favorites that are fun to decorate include: gingerbread men, sugar, chocolate truffle, cake balls, chocolate candy cane, and snicker doodles. Add these to a pretty gift box with some matching tissue paper and voila! A perfect edible gift that looks good, too!
Everyone loves candles! They are pretty and they smell great too. With homemade candles, you can create custom scents for your special loved one. To find good instructions on how to do this, just simply google it “How to make your own candles”. Tons of suggestions and ideas come up!
Scrapbook/ Photo Album
What a better way to have memories to look back on then a decorative photo album? You could give this to a new family with pictures of their baby, or to a parent with some of your favorite pictures of you and them. If you like getting crafty, go ahead and make a scrapbook adding decorations to each page!
Simple, cheap, and it’s booze! The possibilities with the flavors allow you to get very creative! This gift is sure to please anyone on your list who enjoys a good drink. What makes it even better is that it was made by you! Some cool recipes for this can be found here
Collect your favorite recipes from family and loved ones and put them into a homemade recipe book! Perfect for anyone who loves to cook. This is another one where you can get crafty with this one and maybe theme the recipes along with decorating it.
Themed Gift Baskets
This is good for kids or adults. With themed gift baskets you can really personalize these. I found some cool themes like “a tour of Italy” that could feature some of your own canned sauce. Or you could do a “movie night” theme where you can make different kinds of homemade pop corn and include movie rental coupons. Another great idea is a “relaxation” theme that could include wine or coffee, a good book, and maybe even some chocolate!
This is a classic! Create coupons for your loved one that could range from breakfast in bed, a night off of chores, to a back rub. Get creative! Also, include an expiration date on these to encourage the person to use them!
It’s the season for warm drinks! Hot chocolate from a packet will be so boring compared to your own custom flavors! Make hot chocolate mixes in decorated cans or bell jars. Some good recipe ideas can be found here. Another idea, if they are not a chocolate lover, create custom tea mixes.
For anyone who loves to indulge in a great smelling bath! This can be good for kids, parents, or grandparents! Again, to possibilities with flavors are endless. A good recipe for different salts can be found here.
These are easy and fun to make! All you need to do is visit the local craft store and purchase magnets, clear glass stones, large beads, or some festive fabric. You can literally glue whatever you want to a magnet! Directions on how to make these can be found here.