Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas
Every year I plan out a list of handmade Christmas gifts I’d like to make. I’m a bit behind this year (other than making some soap and vanilla), but I have a few other gifts I might try making if I have time. I thought it would be fun to share a few ideas I’ve used in the past and some that I hope to do in the future (maybe this year).
1. Christmas Pajamas
This is also easy to make, and you can dress it up by adding essential oils (I love peppermint for the winter!) and glitter.
Package in small jars and give with some cutters. Kids can help make this for their friends, cousins, or siblings!
This Snowball Peppermint Playdough is cute and comes with a set of free printable labels!
5. Make some soy candles
This is a another great handmade Christmas gift to make. You can also add essential oils and other ingredients to vary the recipe. Find the recipe here.
Or, try this Peppermint Sugar Scrub! Grab the free printable tags to use, too!
9. Baked Goods and Food
We love to give this homemade peppermint bark to friends at Christmas! With just 3 ingredients, it’s easy!
These traditional chocolate star cookies are also a favorite!
Or, try these simple M & M Pretzel Treats!
Homemade granola in a decorative or thrifted jar would be a fun and useful gift!
10. Beeswax Candles
Beeswax candles are another fun and easy candle to make. You can pour these candles in purchased or recycled glass jars, crocks, pottery, or teacups! Get the easy tutorial for making beeswax candles here.
Or, make some rolled beeswax candles. These can be made very quickly, and they’re easy enough for kids to make!
11. Gifts in a Jar
Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar makes a very simple and fun handmade Christmas gift! I’ve also included some free downloadable gift tags with the recipe!
12. Handmade Christmas Ornaments
13. Knitted Coasters
This is a super simple sewing project. Cloth napkins are basically just a rectangle of fabric with the edges hemmed. It’s great for using up fabric scraps as well! Find the handmade napkin tutorial here.
15. Grain Sack Table Runner
Table runners are easy to make, and using a heavier fabric like grain sack makes it even easier, because all you have to do is hem a rectangle of fabric the size you want it. It doesn’t need to be lined, because the fabric is heavier. Find the table runner tutorial here.
16. Half Apron
This half apron tutorial is one size fits most. In the tutorial, I’ve used linen to make a linen half apron, but any fabric could be used. Calico would be adorable too!
Find More Gift Ideas
Here are more gift ideas (these aren’t handmade Christmas gift ideas, but I thought I would include them in case they might be helpful).
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