Christmas gifts need to be, not only special but also well thought and well-intended for the recipient. That is why your friends and family would appreciate your effort when you would present them with some lovely home-made or do it yourself Christmas gifts. However, you might be wondering what are the gifts that could be presented, right? Well, we have got it covered for you. We have come up with a comprehensive list of home-made Christmas gift with which you can easily surprise your friends and family this year. These gifts are not only easy to make but also help you achieve perfection.

If you have a friend or family member who is extremely attached to gardening or loves plants in their home, you can make these lovely plant pots with the minimum ingredients necessary. You could only require a pot, some soil and plant seeds or a small grown plant. The ideal gift would be aloe vera plants which are easily available in the market are easy to grow.

If you look upon the Internet, you would find that scented candles are the easiest do it yourself gift that you can make at home and gift to your friends or family. You would simply require some candle wax, essential oils that would burn and produce the aroma all over the room.

1. Plants Terrarium 

 

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If you have a friend or family member who is extremely attached to gardening or loves plants in their home, you can make these lovely plant pots with the minimum ingredients necessary. You could only require a glass box, some soil, and plant seeds or a small grown plant. The ideal gift would be aloe vera plants which are easily available in the market are easy to grow.

2. Pine-Scented Candles

 

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If you look upon the Internet, you would find that scented candles are the easiest do it yourself gift that you can make at home and gift to your friends or family. You would simply require some candle wax, essential oils that would burn and produce the aroma all over the room.

3. Bath Bombs

 

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To make some lovely bath bombs, you would require ingredients like – baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch, coloring pigments, coconut or almond oil, water, and essential oils. These ingredients are extremely inexpensive and easily available in the market and therefore you can easily make these home-made gifts at home. Make sure you gift wrap them attractively.

4. Lip Balms And Scrubs

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Lip balms are made with cocoa butter, essential oil, and olive Oil or castor oil to give you the enriching and moisturizing effect which would keep your lips healthy and soft all day long. On the other hand, you would require cocoa butter, castor oil, and sugar granules to make home-made and chemical-free lip scrubs to exfoliate those dry layers on the lips. Pack these lovely skincare items into small jars and gift them for Christmas.

5. Body Butter

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During winter months, body butter is one of the most essential items one would need in their skincare basket. Therefore you can gift someone a home-made body butter made with Shia butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oils, preferably lavender. You have to use a double boiler to melt all the ingredients and let it cool down at room temperature. You can refrigerate it after that and gift your friend or family member.

6. Cookies

 

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Who doesn’t like cookies right? If you have been whacking your brain to come up with a cookie idea, we have already listed it for you. You can pick from the traditional butter cookies, almond cookies, orange cookies, lovely chocolate chip cookies, brownie cookies, or oatmeal healthy cookies for gifting your friends or family. We would advise the lovely cookie jar to be decorated with ribbons and decorated gift tags to make it look aesthetic.

7. Assorted Chocolates:

 

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Do you know you can easily make chocolate set home with only a couple of ingredients at your disposal? Well, this is absolutely true. To make chocolate at home, you would require cocoa powder, dark chocolate slabs, butter, and vanilla essence. To make white chocolate, you would require cocoa butter, milk powder, and vanilla essence. You have to pour this mixture into the chocolate molds and let it refrigerate for around 6 to 7 hours.

8. Blanket

 

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What can be more comfortable than a lovely blanket, which has been especially hand-woven by you? Well, as you know, that blankets are easily available at home with the help of the correct woolen and materials. To make it even more special, you can also stitch the name of the person on the blanket or stitch the initials of the name.

9. Scarf

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Scarves so not only useful but also extremely stylish, which can be worn with almost all the winter garments during the Christmas and holiday season. This lengthy and rectangular material does not take a long time to weave at home and therefore, you can easily make it and keeping your friend or family member this holiday season.

10. Potholders

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Potholders are one kind of home-made woven holder that helps you to keep the warm pot away from the direct contact of the table cloth, as a result, the table cloth is not destroyed by the direct contact of the heat. If you have a friend or family member who is extremely particular about kitchen items, you can definitely give this homemade Christmas gift to them.

11. Makeup Organizers

 

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There is no such thing as too many makeup items. Therefore, one requires really good organizers to store their entire make up items. You can make a makeup organizer with the help of jeans and elastic materials or even a cardboard box which would help them to store their entire make up in one place. We are sure that the recipient of the gift would definitely thank you for it.

12. Notebook Covers

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If you have a friend or family member who is still attached to stylish notebooks, you can make notebook covers with the help of paints and other decorative materials. A variety of tutorials are already available on YouTube and therefore you will not have any problem in choosing the design or calligraphy for it.

13. Necklace Or Pendants

 

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Do you know you can make a necklace or pendants with the help of a hot glue gun and other small jewelry materials? Well, the tutorials are easily available on the internet and therefore you can pick one up for yourself to gift your friend or family some lovely home-made Christmas gift that you have made it yourself.

14. Woven Baskets

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Rope woven baskets are easily made with the help of a hot glue gun and some sturdy rope material, which has been braided together to form the baskets. These are used for storing laundry clothes as well as magazines at home. Therefore it is not only a lovely gift item but also a necessary home utility material.

15. Earrings

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Do you have colorful gems lying around in your home? Well, we have the perfect solution to convert these colorful gems into year rings that can be gifted to any of your friends or family member during the Christmas and the holiday season. These are not only colorful and catchy but also well attractive with most of the outfits.

16. Coasters

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Coasters for glasses can be easily made with wooden slices or any other sturdy object. Not only making them are easy, but you can also write funny quotes or words with the help of a permanent marker and calligraphic pen available in the market.

17. Pouch Bags

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To make pouch bags, you simply need jeans material or any other piece of clothing that you prefer and zippers available in the market. You have to cut out the rectangular shape, then put the zipper and see them inside out.  And your lovely pouch bag is ready to use.

18. Wall Hanging

 

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The wall hanging can be easily made with the help of a wooden frame and glass. You can also make some lovely paintings or even write a quote like “Merry Christmas” and then give them to your friend or family member. These are extremely easy to make and does not take much time at all.

19. Vases

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Flower vases can be made with the help of aluminum classes or other materials like wood or steel. You can decorate them with small gems available in the market or paint them as you wish to. Just make sure, the vases are long-lasting enough and it is completely water-resistant as well.

20. Bread Loaf

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When we talk about home-made Christmas gift ideas, the first and foremost thing that should come to our mind is a lovely piece of bread loaves like ginger or almond or even delicious milk bread. This is such an endearing and thoughtful gift for the holiday season that the recipient would surely appreciate the gesture.

21. Table Cloth

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The tablecloth is extremely easy to make as all you have to do is buy a piece of cloth and decorated with less and other materials to make it look attractive and gift-worthy. You can also decorate it with by saving another piece of cloth, to make it look long-lasting and beautiful.

22. Bookmarks

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To make lovely bookmarks, you only require cardboard material from the stationery store and painting items as well. You can also use printable designs available on the internet or customize it according to your needs and preferences.

23. Peppermint Candies

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What can be more perfect and peppermint candies for the purpose of a home-made Christmas gift idea? You need corn syrup, water, pure Cane sugar, peppermint extract, and some red food coloring to make these lovely candies.

24. Dried Citrus Zests

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Dried citrus zest can be made by peeling out find outer layer from the oranges and lemons and all other citrus fruits that you can buy from the market. Simply make sure you do not peel out the white layer.

25. Board Game

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If you want the recipient and his family to move away from their gadgets and reconnect with their near and dear ones during Christmas, gift them this classic board game. It’s a gorgeous, rustic tic-tac-toe board complete with noughts and crosses. You do not require too many fancy materials for making this game. Just wooden slices, live-edge board, and paint or marker are needed. And since it looks so unique, it can be used by the recipient as a décor as well.

26. Christmas Stocking

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This Christmas stocking is so beautiful that it doesn’t even look it has been made from scratch at home. Just see how adorable it looks? Isn’t it perfect for a teenage girl’s room? And believe us, they are way easier to make than they appear. If these colors don’t appeal to you much or if you’re making for someone older or younger, or for someone with a different taste, you can pick a different color felt. Either way, it will look stunning! It would be even better if you could fill it with small gifts as well.

27. Pumpkin Spice Soap

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This has to be one of the most unique homemade Christmas gift ideas. And believe it or not, you can make this soap in just ten minutes. Just get a couple of shea butter soap base, red and yellow soap colorant, soap mold, and pumpkin pie spice, and your soap will be ready in no time. Just follow the instruction properly so that you don’t mess up with it.

28. Berry-Nut Pancake Mix

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If you’ve gathered enough nuts and berries throughout the year, you can share it with your near and dear ones in the form of this pancake mix. When it comes to pancake mix, nothing can come close to the homemade ones. And when it’s combined with dried berries and nuts, the flavor just reaches another level. Decoration and presentation are also very easy with this one as you just need to layer all the ingredients one by one in a mason jar. Tie a festive-themed ribbon around it and it’s done. This recipe is an excellent make-ahead food gift option too.

29. Mini House Wreath

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How gorgeous is this brilliant white wreath with mini houses and colorful trees all over it? It is one of those homemade Christmas gifts that will definitely make the recipient appreciate the giver. We’d like to inform you beforehand that this project is a bit time consuming, so ensure that you have plenty of time in hand if you’ve got more than one to make.

30. Caramel Apple Butter

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If you’ve got some apples lying in your pantry from the autumn harvest, you can consider making and gifting caramel apple butter. We’ve shortlisted a very easy recipe for you, which requires just a couple of minutes of hands-on work, with the rest being done by your slow cooker. And you can make a lot of these in just one batch, which is another plus. For presentation, look no further than cute mason jars. You can even consider printing out labels for the tin caps. Wrap it with a ribbon and it’s ready to be gifted.

31. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

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If you don’t have enough time to bake the cookies, you can send everyone chocolate chip cookie mix in a jar. Just like the pancake mix, you need to layer all the dry ingredients in a gift jar one by one and tie the recipe tag around it. If you want to make the gift a bit meatier, you can include a homemade oven mitten or a baking sheet with it.

32. Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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If your presentation is as good as the one in the picture, no one will ever be able to make out that it’s homemade. I mean, just look how regal it looks! And it’s not just about the presentation. Dark chocolate covered pretzels are very easy to make and taste scrumptious. And they can last for days if stored in an air-tight container. But that wouldn’t be needed because these pretzels can be made within an hour, that too, a lot of it in a single batch.

33. DIY Leather Coasters

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Who knew leather coasters would look so classy? Now you must be wondering that how long can leather coasters even last since they come in contact with water almost all the time? Then let us tell you, these coasters are actually made of clay. Yes, clay leather in various colors is used to make these coasters, which, when dried, look like real leather. The stitching detailing and the emboss make it look more like leather than anything else.

34. DIY Bubble Bath Gift Box

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This Bubble Bath gift is so charming that we might make one for ourselves as well. It includes everything that we need for pampering ourselves after a hard day at work. The gift box includes a bottle of rose champagne, mini candles, cute matches, and lavender bath salts. Feel free to customize the box any way you like as this is just for reference purposes.

35. Sunglasses Case

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Remind your winter-hating friend that summer isn’t far away by making him this uber-cool sunglasses case. It’s pretty easy to make too, but you need to know a little sewing. We’d suggest you pick the brightest prints for the case if your friend is a tropical lover. If he has a serious kind of persona, you can go for leather or deep-colored cases. Either way, it will definitely be appreciated.

36. DIY Snow Cone Ornaments

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How gorgeous are these snow cone ornaments? Don’t you think it will look marvelous decked up on a tree? So make your friend’s Christmas even brighter by gifting him/her these Snow Cone Ornaments. It’s up to you which color you want to make it, but if you’re making the exact one, let us tell you, they’ll look amazing hung on a white Christmas tree. If you’re unsure about the recipient’s tree, you can make it in any color you like, it will look great either way.

37. DIY Simmer Pots

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Make your recipient’s house smell like Christmas with these DIY simmer pots. In case you’re wondering, simmer pots are specific, great smelling ingredients that have to be simmered on the stove over low heat for a couple of hours to turn your kitchen into an excellent smelling abode. If you want to keep it going for a few days, just keep adding water to it. This simmer pot consists of an orange, which has to be cut before simmering, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and star anise. If you want, you can add some woodsy herbs, lemon, or lavender to it as well.

38. DIY Snow Globe

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Snow globes are a classic homemade Christmas gift idea and thankfully, they’re really easy to make. The supplies required for this project are also very affordable. You’ll need a plastic bubble cup, wooden knob, wooden plaque, and a few Christmas themed figurines to make this snow globe. Assembling is even easier, so it won’t even take much of your time.

39. DIY Monogrammed Pillow Cover

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Monogrammed pillows or cushions will always be received well by the recipients, especially newly wedded or engaged couples. The blogger hasn’t just provided a complete tutorial but has also included the letters printable in two sizes. That’s so thoughtful of her.

40. Color Blocked Wood Vases

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These vases are so gorgeous that the recipient won’t even able to guess that it’s a homemade gift. And it’s something that will definitely find a place in any space, be it home or office. And you won’t believe that it doesn’t take even an hour to make these vases. Just get some adhesive wood sheets, glass cylinder vases, craft paint and painter’s tape and get started. Once you start making them, you might end up making something along the lines for all your recipients.

41. Fun Christmas Candles

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Yes, we know that we’ve already listed a candle above, but this one is so cute that we couldn’t resist sharing. The talented blogger has shared several different types of candles and all of them are adorable, so it’s up to you what you want to make. You can choose from snowmen candles, Santa candles, and even elf candles.

42. Sea Salt Vanilla Caramels

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Do you know what’s better than getting a box of chocolate during Christmas? Getting a box of homemade caramels! I mean, seriously, the combination of caramel and sea salt, with a touch of vanilla in it, will take you and the recipient to another world. And they are unbelievably chewy and soft, which is a rarity when it comes to caramels. The recipe does require making caramel from the start, but the blogger has assured that it’s truly easy and quick to make, even on the stovetop.

43. DIY Felt Cup Sleeve

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If your friend is a die-hard coffee lover and doesn’t shy from having coffee on the go, this Felt Cup Sleeve would make his routine a bit easier for him to handle. The blogger has also shared a free printable of the text that you have to paste on the sleeve. The rest of the tutorial is quite easy to follow. If you want, you can gift a collapsible coffee tumbler with it as well. It will add some weight to your gift.

44. Reed Diffuser

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Fill your friend’s house with the most amazing scent with this homemade reed diffuser. Instead of going for a single scent, you can mix different essential oils to get a unique blend. The blogger herself says that if you want a Christmassy scent, go for a blend of cedarwood, juniper berry, Douglas fir, spruce, and patchouli essential oils. Don’t forget to include a vase with it.

45. Elf Christmas Mason Jar Gifts

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This is perhaps the easiest and the fastest homemade Christmas gift idea on our list. Basically, it’s all about turning the mason jar into an elf and then filling it with green candies or M&Ms to give it the color of this Christmas character. The blogger even provides a free printable Christmas gift tag download that you can use to decorate the jar. And don’t forget to embellish the mason jar with buttons and a red scarf, the signature look of elf on the shelf.

These are some of the lovely home-made Christmas gift ideas for your friends and family that you can gift without too much worrying.

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