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The Best Homemade Christmas Gifts for 2023

It’s the season of creation! Whether you’re on a budget or want gifts that are a little more personalized, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite and relevant homemade Christmas gift ideas that you can make this year. There’s something for everyone on this list!

Homemade Gifts with Evergreen Clipping Paper Gift Tags with Twine

I love the feeling of gifting something I’ve made to someone. As they open the gift, their face lights up and then your Be proud that you made it yourself, Then his smile becomes even bigger. Knowing that you put effort and love into a gift makes it even more special.

These homemade Christmas gift ideas range from simple to deluxe, so there’s something for every skill level. and do not worry! Everything on it is beautiful, useful and something everyone would be thrilled to have.

Here are the homemade gifts I’ll be talking about today…

Preserve the beauty of your garden with these lovely pressed lavender candles. Lavender not only has a delightful fresh scent, it also helps Promote relaxation and stress relief,

These make wonderful homemade gifts for those you want to treat with a little peace and quiet while gifting them gardening eye candy.

Homemade lavender candles as gifts
Making candles is quite simple and can be done in an afternoon.

For the person in your life who loves to smell good, there’s nothing more wonderful than their own custom, personalized scent. Making perfume is quite simple and with the right packaging, it can be one of the most beautiful homemade Christmas gifts.

Follow these instructions for how to make your own natural perfume. you can either Create your own custom blend or steal my romantic or refreshing recipe, Both smell absolutely divine!

Natural Perfume Homemade Christmas Gifts
Add a custom label with the recipient’s name to make their natural perfume extra special.

Pressed flowers are one of the best ways to preserve the beauty of a garden or a special bouquet. These resin coasters allow you to Catch these delicate flowers and showcase their beauty at home, They make a heartfelt homemade Christmas gift for those who are obsessed with home decor and all things whimsical.

Making Resin Coasters as Homemade Gifts for Christmas
Pressed flowers can hold a lot of sentimental value.

Another bath favorite, these are designed to melt Makes skin feel ultra-soft and silky, The ingredients are so natural and the smell is so good that you will just want to eat them once!

These also make perfect gifts for the chocolate lover in your life They smell like delicious truffles, All you have to do to enjoy them is toss them in a warm bath and let the scent take you away.

Lavender and cocoa butter bath melt in wooden bowl
Cocoa melts are one of my most popular homemade gift recipes.

I’m a big fan of giving plants as gifts. For Christmas, I like to make my own terrariums for people like teachers or neighbors. Everyone is impressed by them, and generally, they are easy to maintain, even if they don’t have a green thumb.

These are sand art terrariums A fun spin on the traditional terrarium and harness the beauty of stacked, colorful sand, They always look so cute!

If you’re looking for lots of homemade gifts for Christmas, I love making soap. One batch alone can give you ten bars of soap Then you can give nice gifts to everyone in your life. It’s one of those life essentials!

This oatmeal soap, in particular, is my favorite for gift giving. Oatmeal is naturally soothing to dry, irritated skin. So anyone, even those with sensitive skin, can use the soap and enjoy its lather.

oatmeal soap on plate
Top the oatmeal soap with dried oats and calendula petals for a beautiful yet simple presentation.

If you’re looking for unique homemade gifts, let me introduce you to living ornaments. Air plants are great because they survive without soil, so they can follow you wherever you go! They are perfect for the plant lover.

For more plant inspired jewelry you can also find all my personal picks from my own plant jewelry collection in this post.

Air plant hanging in a necklace as a household gift
Make a necklace or a pair of earrings from air plants.

This is one of my favorites to include as a stocking stuffer for a partner or girlfriend. you can Include a coupon for a free back, hand or foot massageOr even use it to hint that you want one too!

This massage balm is infused with rose oil and smells exactly like a romantic flower. This is a great way to relax tired and sore muscles.

Rose Beeswax Massage Balm as a Homemade Christmas Gift
Add this to your honey stash!

I love the mysterious beauty of these crystal candles. Many people love crystals because of their potential healing properties.,

Personally, I just enjoy them because of how pretty they are! They look perfect sprinkled into a candle and are a super easy project for beginner candle makers.

Crystal Candles as DIY Gifts
These crystal candles are so beautiful to look at for the lover of the mystical.

This makes a great gift for the gardener in your life or anyone who appreciates a little life in the home. If you are on a budget, Propagating your houseplants and making the most of the plants you already have Can be a great personalized gift.

Once you propagate them, you just need a little soil and a container for the new plant to call home.

This rose soap is one of the best DIY gifts for those who love skin care or a little pampering. Rose is one of the best herbs for skin careAnd I include it in many of my DIY recipes.

This soap is not only good for the skin but also Naturally colored with madder root powder And creates beautiful swirls. Once the dried rose petals are added, people will have a hard time believing you made it yourself!

Rose Soap and Rose Petals
One batch of soap can turn into several homemade gifts for Christmas.

When decorating gift bags and packages, I love adding homemade clay gift tags. It doubles up as a decoration and giftBecause it can be used as jewellery, key chain or decoration.

They also make wonderful stocking stuffers and a perfect homemade Christmas gift to thank acquaintances, coworkers, teachers, and other people in your life.

Me too Pair them with gift cards Sometimes just so they can also get a physical item that’s a little more personal.

Do you have a pet lover you’re looking for a gift for? Or maybe you’d like to make something for your dog! This is one of the most unique homemade Christmas gifts that can be perfect for the right person.

dog paw balm helps Soothe and moisturize dog foot pads that become cracked and dry, This is a lovely sentiment for people who love their dog like family.

Dog Paw Balm as a Homemade Gift for Christmas
Add a custom label with the dog’s name for an extra personal touch!

Along with the Christmas cactus and poinsettia, amaryllis has become a symbol of the holiday season in the plant world.

Try gifting an amaryllis plant to the person who has everything. To turn it into a homemade gift and make it more personal, Find yourself a nice vase or pot to plant it inAdd some decorative rocks or other features, and decorate it with ribbon or twine.

Plan it ahead of time so it blooms just in time for gift giving season!

When it comes to the abundance of gifts and its perfect packaging, Christmas can be incredibly boring. DIY Christmas gifts can really help reduce this, but you can take it a step further by repurposing items into gifts.

From using natural dyes to sun printing, you can Transform clothes into unique, personalized gifts in many ways, I have a whole list of ideas for recycling clothes for you to try!

How to Wrap Homemade Gifts

Part of the joy of giving a gift is wrapping it! The key to making homemade gifts look traditional or store-bought depends on the packaging. Customize your gifts by adding your own labels, tags, ribbon and other decorative elements.

In most of my recipes and crafts, I include some creative ways to wrap homemade gifts. You can find even more ideas about natural and recycled gift wrap ideas in this post.

FAQs About Christmas Gifts

What is the four gift rule?

The rule of four gifts is that parents or partners only give four gifts total: one thing they need, one thing they want, one thing to wear, and one thing to read. The above gifts can easily fit into the “need” or “want” categories!

What can you do instead of gifts at Christmas?

Gifts aside, experiences are the way to go. You may choose to gift experiences instead of gifts or experiences together as a family. For example, you could look at Christmas lights or visit a Christmas-inspired display while drinking hot cocoa. Hosting a game or movie night is another great way to bring the family together for the season without spending money on gifts.

Another fun Christmas tradition I’ve enjoyed is making Christmas wreaths with my neighbors instead of exchanging gifts.

You can still include gifts but in a more minimal way. For example, everyone could make their own homemade Christmas gifts like the ideas above or create a white elephant or secret Santa, where everyone only buys one gift with a pre-determined limit.

Which homemade gifts are easy to personalize?

When I want to personalize a gift, I usually make something I can customize the scent and color for.

This might mean making a candle in their favorite color, adding eucalyptus essential oil to their bath salts because I know they love the fresh scent, or decorating their soap with their favorite flowers. Almost all of these homemade Christmas gift ideas can be personalized for that special person in your life.

You can also personalize the packaging of most of these homemade Christmas gifts. Create custom labels with the person’s name or in a style you know they’ll love.

What are practical homemade Christmas gifts?

Practical gifts are anything that people will use in their everyday lives. You want to avoid any novelty items and instead think about an item that will fit into their daily routine.

What may seem practical to one person may not seem practical to another. But here are some practical DIY gifts that I use often:

Soap (bar or liquid), jams or jellies, candles or wax melts, air fresheners, customized napkins, houseplants, lotion bars, sugar scrubs, lip balms and bath salts.

What foods make good Christmas gifts?

Food can be one of the best homemade Christmas gifts because it is something that everyone enjoys. It’s always nice to gift people something you’ve made yourself, rather than gifting them something you can buy from a store.

Baked goods are always a popular choice, but preserved goods from your own garden or store such as jams, sauces, spice blends and syrups are also popular choices. I have an entire post dedicated to ideas for last minute gifts that you can make from the kitchen.

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