Looking for homemade Christmas gift ideas this year? Here are some ultra easy yet useful and very lovely gifts that you can easily make! It doesn’t matter if you’re Suzy homemaker, or whether you don’t have a single crafty bone in your body! These homemade Christmas gift ideas are easy to pull off, and they make impressive and sweet gifts for your loved ones. I have 7 ideas for you to choose from, so keep on reading if you’re ready to dive in!
1. No-sew Blanket
One of my homemade Christmas gift ideas is a blanket! Don’t worry, there is no sewing involved! Depending on how big you want your blanket, buy a couple of yards of fleece. Cut the material into two squares the exact same size. Cut fringe around all of the edges. Now go back and tie the fringes together individually. You’re done! You can use two different patterns that coordinate for a fun twist on this gift.
2. Cookies in a Jar
All you’ll need for this recipe is a jar and your favorite cookie recipe! Go ahead and layer each dry ingredient in the jar in the amount the recipe calls for. You can use some pretty material and ribbon to finish off the lid! Attach a card with the full recipe, and be sure to include the “wet” ingredients that the recipe calls for on the card.
3. Bar Soap
This gift idea sounds complicated, but trust me, it’s very easy! You’ll need 4 items: soap molds, food coloring, scent of your choice, and soap base. You can find all these items at any craft store! You just melt down the soap base, add your color and scent, and then pour into the molds! I like to use essential oils as a unique scent for my soaps. Once the soap hardens, you’ll have a lovely gift to present! Wrap in pretty paper and tie it up with ribbon.
4. Candle Jars
I’ve never tried my hand at making candles, but it’s easy to make a candle jar. All you need is an empty jar or other glass container that would hold a candle, some hot glue, and some pretty gems, beads, or glass rocks. Glue your decorations all over the jar until the entire thing is covered! Once the glue dries, you can put a candle inside the jar. This makes a very pretty gift!
5. Body Scrub
You can pay top dollar for a body scrub at the drugstore. Why not make your own and hand them out as gifts? All you’ll need is ½ cup of sugar, and ¼ cup of olive oil. Mix the two and pour into a little jar. I also like to add a drop or two of essential oil so it smells pleasant! Any girly-girl would love to receive this present!
Anyone who cooks or bakes will appreciate this gift! Just a heads up, you’ll need three months for the vanilla to steep. You need pure vodka and vanilla beans, and a pretty glass bottle. Add the beans to the vodka, and then put the lid back on. After three months, give the bottle a good shake and gift it!
7. Flower Vase
Here’s a neat spin on a regular old vase. Grab some yarn and some hot glue, and start wrapping the vase with the yarn. Secure with a dab of glue ever so often. Once you’ve covered the vase with yarn, go back and embellish with buttons, gems, or felt flower cutouts!
Christmastime can get a little tight in the finance department, but with these gift ideas, you’ll be able to give everyone special in your life a present without breaking the bank! Personally, I feel that homemade gifts are often the most treasured, and can also be quite thoughtful. A handmade gift means you put your most valuable time into making it, and that goes beyond anything words can say! Which of these gifts will you make first? Thank you for reading!