Time flies so swiftly; Christmas day is fast approaching. The season of giving and busy day for shopping Christmas gifts and Christmas hampers is absolutely one of the most awaited and celebrated season of the year. However, there might be a problem bugging you; and that is you are out of Christmas gift ideas. To waste time and money, stick to homemade Christmas gifts instead of buying something expensive. We listed some homemade Christmas gift suggestions for you:
Great Homemade Christmas Gifts
Mini Bean Bags
These might be use as toys or decorations as they are cute and adorable. If you have a little budget plus a twist of creativity, you may proceed to make some bean bags!
You will need pieces of fabrics (select the ones with the best designs and colors), small white beans, scissors (any cutting materials suited for fabrics will do), and sewing materials (sewing machine or thread and needle)
- Cut the fabrics into 5in x 5in squares.
- Place two fabrics facing each other. These will be the cover of the bean bag. See to it that the fabrics are similar or in case not, have a good color combination. Pin the fabrics on three sides.
- Sew three sides of the fabrics. Left one side open.
- Flip the fabrics with the right sides out then fill it with the white beans.
- Sew the open side of the fabrics.
Kids Homemade Christmas Gifts
Homemade Memory Game
A game the family loves! Finding the right pair of pictures! Buying a memory game set for a gift is awkward, but creating your own for a gift is cool!
You will need 24 (or more) cards, 2 of each image; decorative papers; ring binder; puncher; adhesive tape.
- Cut the pictures and paste time side by side with square cut-outs of your decorative paper.
- Get the cards laminated at the nearest office supply shop.
- Punch a hole at the upper left corner of the cards and fasten them with a ring binder.
Homemade Christmas Gifts for Kids to Make
Here is another easy to made item without the need of spending too much! Teacup candles are perfect for decorations, occasions and dinner dates.
You will need a tin can, teacups, wax (can be recycled from old candle wax), wick, tape and scissors.
- Put the wax in a tin can and heat it by putting the can in a saucepan quarter-filled with boiling water.
- Transfer the melted wax into the teacup. Dip the wick into the melted wax.
- Cool it down for 2 to 3 hours and then cut the wick.
You may add scent or decorations to your teacup candle wax to make it look more personalized.
Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts
In these difficult economic times, many may find themselves cash strapped yet do not want to be a scrooge. This is where homemade Christmas gifts come into play especially if you are handy in making crafts and in the kitchen. You can cheat by buying some Christmas items from discount stores if you are not talented in the sewing and drawing department. Better yet, you can buy lots of small items and arrange them into something big like chocolate gift baskets or christmas candy hampers. Moreover the christmas gifts you are making like this will be a true unique christmas Gift.
Cheap Homemade Christmas Gifts
Are you looking for cheap homemade christmas gifts? Check out some of the christmas gifts you can do at home.
Felt Sweaters – Take old out grown wool sweaters, wash and dry them on high heat until they become fluffy and felted. Put on your creative hat and make bracelets, throw bags, clutch purses and more items.
Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Gifts
Homemade Christmas Cards – These can be created at home using specialty paper, paints, glitter, glue, colors, ribbons, and more. If you have an Apple computer, you can go a little high tech and design cards using the software available. Write the messages by hand to complete the project. If you are going to hand deliver the cards the envelopes can be decorated as well. While it expresses your warmest seasons greetings, partnering this with at least small Christmas gift would be a great idea.
Cool Homemade Christmas Gifts
Coaster – You can create coasters using the outline of your child’s hands and feet, or your pet’s paw print. Cut them out of fabric or fancy paper which can be laminated. These items can also be sewn to make soft coasters.
Homemade Christmas Gifts In A Jar
Spices and Sweets – Do you have a gourmet on your list or that person who likes to experiment with people’s stomachs? Buy an array of exotic spices in small containers which they can test in their creations and arrange them in a gift basket or hamper.
A health food store would be the best place to get small samples of spices from their stock. Specialty food stores carrying foods from different countries will also have these spices and recipes for the variety of dishes that can be made using the spices chosen. During Christmas day, malls and other novelty stores are selling products and goodies in a form of Christmas hamper and gift baskets. You can buy one in a good Christmas sale deals.
Cute Homemade Christmas Gifts
Homemade Stuffed Toys – For those who are able to sew, this is a great homemade Christmas gift idea. Visit your local craft shop and get the supplies needed to make these items. Dolls, animals, balls, Santa, penguins, reindeer, stars, etc make great gifts for young children or the young at heart who like to collect toys.
If you have the time and would like a challenge, you can sew a chessboard which can be used to play both chess and checkers. Now, if your recipient loves crafts as well, you may just want to buy different items about crafting and put them as Christmas gift baskets.
Homemade Christmas Food Gifts
Buying gifts can exhaust your plastic especially when you want to please your family and thank friends who have stood by your side on your most difficult time. If this is the case, I suggest you give a homemade Christmas gifts to save money.
There are a lot of homemade gift ideas online that can inspire you, and most of these can be done for less than $20 bucks.
Homemade Edible Christmas Gift
Edible Treats – How are you at making sweets? Create different flavored chocolates, fudge, and toffee and have them set in Christmas themed tins. Caramel covered popcorn and nuts, marshmallow popcorn balls, and the regular baked cookies and cakes that are made at this time of the year. Buy Christmas baskets or Christmas hampers and arrange these treats in them, decorated with a ribbon. This will be a great gift for the sweet tooth on your list. A christmas chocolate gift basket can also be a good idea!
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Homemade Canned Vegetables and Fruits – There are numerous vegetables and fruits produce that can be canned to give as a gift for Christmas. Home canning is very easy to do and can be easily learned. Home canned vegetables and fruits are inexpensive and make thoughtful gifts.
homemade Christmas food gifts
Baked Goodies – If you can bake delicious muffins, banana breads and other sweet treats then I suggest you make some for friends, relatives and officemates as baked goodies makes excellent Christmas gifts. You cannot go wrong with cookies, cakes, and muffins as no one recycles good gift especially one that satisfy the tummy.
If you are baking cakes or cupcakes for Christmas gifts, make sure you put the cakes in a nice box then secure with a cute ribbon. For cookies, large Mason jar or canister decorated with gift-wrapping paper or ribbons will become the perfect homemade Christmas gift.
Homemade Food Gifts for Christmas
Frozen Meals – This Christmas season, you can also give frozen meals like casseroles and other food that the receiver can just heat and serve. Homemade foods are excellent Christmas gift to people who enjoy eating good food. The foods can be place in a recyclable aluminum pans or microwavable glassware, so they can still use it. Take note, you can only do this if you really whip up a nice meal.
Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts
Cheap Homemade Christmas Gifts
Handicrafts– If you are very good at crocheting, you can make mittens, socks and even a sweater for your loved ones and dear friends. I know someone who enjoys making socks for Christmas seasons and other occasions. Personalize your gift by putting their name on your work of art, and then wrap it in a colorful wrapper with ribbons and gift tags.
Cool Homemade Christmas Gifts
Photo Frame– Giving your friends or someone close to you a homemade picture frame is a nice idea as you can showcase your creativity. You can make a picture frame out of small card boxes, and then decorate it with small items that reflect the Christmas season. Put your family photo inside the frame before wrapping your Christmas gift.
Homemade Christmas Gifts Ideas
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Homemade Christmas Gifts for Grandparents
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Homemade Christmas Gifts for Dad
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Homemade Christmas Gifts for Kids
Make your kid homemade stuffed toys that they will love for many years.
Christmas is a season of gift giving, but you don’t need to buy expensive gifts if you cannot afford to splurge or your financially constraint. There are ways to show our appreciation to people who have helped us achieve our dream and loves us unconditionally. Make use of your G_D given talent to create something nice and special to your friends or loved ones this coming Christmas.