Handmade gifts make the cutest kind of presents because they indicate a person’s efforts and sentiments towards you. With the following homemade Christmas presents you can impress everybody and save a lot of bucks, as well.
10 Handmade Christmas gift ideas
#1 Handmade Bath Bombs
You can prepare bath bombs at home for somebody who loves to unwind in their bathtub at the end of each day. Here is a quick recipe:
Take 2 cups of baking soda, 1 cup of citric acid, quarter cup of fine sea salt and one tablespoon of cream of tartar. Sift all of these dry ingredients together in a bowl after straining them through a strainer.
You need to mix the following wet ingredients together:
- 4 tablespoons of base oil. You can take your pick from Almond oil or Olive oil.
- 20 drops of your favourite essential oils
- 5 sprays of a 50-50 solution of water and rubbing alcohol
Mix dry and wet ingredients together in a bowl. Add the rubbing alcohol-water solution by spritzes to attain a consistency that allows you to form a clump. You can used food coloring to add a beautiful hint of color. Use molds for a more finished look. Let these set overnight. If you really want to get fancy, add some dried petals from flowers like Rose, Marigold etc.
#2 DIY Keepsake Christmas gift box
Now, there is hardly anyone out there who does not need storage boxes to keep random things. You can gift your loved ones a pretty storage/ keepsake box. You can paint the box or you may even decorate it with tapes or pretty pictures from magazines. You can even use papers from old books or newspapers. Let your imagination grow crazy with origami, quilling and whatever you like.
#3 Infused oils
This gift would be good for somebody who likes to cook. You can prepare infused Olive oil by heating it up a little in a pan.Thereafter, add fresh herbs like Rosemary and chopped Garlic to it. Let the ingredients simmer in the oil for three to five minutes. Turn off the heat and let the oil cool down. Once cool, put in a glass container and seal with a cork. You can label the infused oil or cn even add fresh pieces of the infused ingredients into the oil to let the person know what the oil contains.
#4 A box of handmade cookies or cupcakes
Everyone likes enjoying some sweet treats during Christmas. So, you can bake a batch of cupcakes or cookies for your loved ones and gift them a box full of those. Add some special touches to your preparations to give them a more Christmas feel. Use marshmallows, gems, M&Ms, pretzels, Cherries or fondant etc. to decorate your cupcakes like Reindeer, Snowman, Santa Claus etc.
#5 Coffee mug Christmas Candle
This is a last minute Christmas gift idea for somebody who loves receiving handmade gifts. All you need is a Christmas themed coffee mug, molten candle wax or Candle making jelly and essential oil of your choice! Pour the molten wax and essential oil as well as the Wick in the coffee mug.Let it set overnight and you are good to go! You can also use pretty tea cups and saucer instead of coffee mugs.
#6 DIY photo fridge magnets
Take photo print outs of some of your loved ones pictures on good quality photo paper sheets. Try picking high resolution pictures so that the fridge magnets do not look blurry. Pate these pictures on a foam sheet. Once dry, coat each of the pictures with Mod podge. The mod podge helps to act as a protective layer over the pictures. Lastly, cut out the pictures and add small magnets at the back of each picture and you are done.
#7 Candy stash box
If any of your friend loves candies, this gift will make them super happy. All you need is any plastic box that has compartments. Fill up each compartment with a different kind of Candy. Label the lid as “Christmas candy stash.” and your handmade Christmas gift is ready!
#8 Chocolate Christmas tree
All you need to make this gift is a Cone-shaped cardboard. Paste dairy milk chocolates or any chocolate of your choice, layer by layer onto the cone.Keep the wrappers f subsequent layers overlapping for a neat appearance.Finally, add a ribbon on the top to complete your chocolate Christmas tree.
#9 Hot cocoa jar
Use a clean, glass mason jar to layer your hot Cocoa ingredients.Hot chocolate powder, mini marshmallows and mini candy canes. Use a pretty, cloth cut-out to cover the jar before you close the lid or you could tie a pretty ribbon around the neck of the jar to add a beautiful detail to your gift. Paste a decorative ribbon to the top of the lid and your Christmas gift is ready.
#10 Ring dish made out of oven-bake clay
Mix air- bake clay of different colors together. Use a rolling pin to flatten out the mix. You will notice a pretty, marbled effect on the dish. Cut out the dish in a circle. Place this circle of clay over an inverted bowl and bake it in the oven. Please follow the instructions to know about the exact duration and and temperature for baking. Let the oven cool down and a beautiful, decorative bowl to store rings and small jewelry pieces is ready!
These were some of the quick and easy handmade gift idea for Christmas that you can get inspired from. These are practical gifting options and will be useful to the person who recieves them.