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44 Best Homemade Christmas Gifts of 2023

Are you tired of giving the same old store bought mass-produced gifts that everyone else is? These homemade Christmas gifts will be something they’ll actually want to receive, and you’ll feel good that you made it yourself.

Stacked Jar Hot Chocolate Snowmen

Stacked Jar Hot Chocolate Snowmen

These snowmen have everything they’ll need for the perfect cup of hot cocoa all in one place. The heads have the marshmallows, the bodies have the cocoa powder, and the base contains peppermint candies to have after or to drop into the chocolate for a minty version.

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Spoon Rings

Spoon Rings

These rings are made out of decorative spoons that you’re no longer in need of. When they’re finished they don’t look like spoons any longer, and the only thing that is left is the decorative handle, which has been wrapped around for a comfortable fit. There’s printable instructions and even video tips on how to get this done.

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Diy Arm Knit A Blanket In 45 Minutes

Diy Arm Knit A Blanket In 45 Minutes

A thick blanket is perfect to snuggle up under when you’re watching Christmas movies, but you don’t have to buy it from a store. Instead, this blog post contains the perfect tutorial for you to learn how to arm knit a super cozy blanket for you to keep for yourself or to give as a gift.

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Moisturizing Kitchen Hand Scrub

Moisturizing Kitchen Hand Scrub

This hand scrub is a thoughtful gift because we all need to wash our hands, and the kitchen makes a great spot to do so, but using dish soap for the job isn’t ideal. It’s so easy to make, and the color makes for a great presentation when you give it to them.

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DIY Family Photo Heirloom Ornaments

DIY Family Photo Heirloom Ornaments

This inexpensive e-book will give you all the instructions and templates you will need to create one or more of these amazing family heirloom ornaments. Whether you choose old, weathered photos of their ancestors or up to date portraits of the clan, these Christmas decorations will last a lifetime.

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Diy Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Diy Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Coconut oil is really good for our skin, we all know that by now. This DIY coconut and lime sugar scrub will make the perfect gift for someone this year, and because it has just four ingredients, you’ll know that there’s no added chemicals in it.

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Homemade Butter Gift

Homemade Butter Gift

Homemade food items make lovely personal gifts, and compound butters are one of the easiest yet most effective ones you can find. Follow one of the recipes in the link, or find your own, and then store it in a pretty jar, finishing it off with one of the free printable labels.

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Homemade Gumdrops

Homemade Gumdrops

Satisfy their sweet tooth with these homemade gumdrops. They come in all different colors but are all the same flavor, as you simply add a different food coloring in to get the different color. You can make as large an assortment of colors as you want. They even include the PDF for a cute Goodie Goodie bag tag so they end up saying goodie goodie gumdrops.

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Promenade Market Bag

Promenade Market Bag

For those leisurely market strolls you can’t beat one of these bags, and they’ll be much appreciated by those that need a good-sized bag that’s easy to carry. The patterns are included so there isn’t much guesswork, it’s just a matter of picking out the fabric you want to use.

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Pendant Necklaces

Pendant Necklaces

They show you how to make these glass pendant necklaces which give you plenty of customizable options, so you can tailor them to the fashion sense of the recipient. They turn out looking really good, and if you package them as shown they look professional made. There’s also instructions for glass marble magnets they may enjoy.

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Healing Lip Balm Recipe

Healing Lip Balm Recipe

Winter brings with it chapped lips, so this is a very thoughtful gift, and one that is sure to get used up over the coming weeks or months. The balm itself just requires mixing together the proper ingredients, and then it is a matter of packaging this for a nice presentation on Christmas day.

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Chunky Knit Blanket

Chunky Knit Blanket

Chunky knit blankets are everywhere, and so they should be – they’re soft, luxurious, and give any home a serious touch of hygge. But even if you don’t know how to knit, you can create one yourself using just the yarn, your fingers, and the easy to follow instructions in this post.

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Lantern Vases

Lantern Vases

You might have seen similar vases for sale in stores, or even antique shops. But now you can make these as gifts, and can make different sizes and styles as you see fit. You can make a set, as shown here, or you can give them as individual candle holders.

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Diy Super Mario Bros Box Bank

Diy Super Mario Bros Box Bank

Perfect for fans of all things video game, this DIY Super Mario Bros. money box will look perfect in their gaming den. It’s easy to make and their coins are readily accessible as the top comes off, meaning they can get to their loose change whenever they need it.

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Diy Money Tree

Diy Money Tree

Sometimes what the kids want most at Christmas is money, but it can seem a bit of a bland gift to give. Jazz it up a little with a homemade money tree. This tutorial will show you how to create these sweet Christmas trees using card, twine, and bamboo skewers.

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Diy Terrarium Kit

Diy Terrarium Kit

Terrariums are beautiful – they make a lovely addition to a desk or shelf. This DIY kit will make a wonderful Christmas present, and it gives people the ability to create a plant in a jar that they’ll truly love. It’ll definitely be a unique gift that they haven’t received before.

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Snowball Bath Bombs

Snowball Bath Bombs

There’ll be snowball fights of a different kind this year, because the whole family will be fighting to use these snowball bath bombs. Made with all-white ingredients and peppermint oil (or use your own choice), these easy-to-make treats will make fun but thoughtful stocking fillers or even secret Santa gifts.

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Nuts and Bolts Chess Set

Nuts and Bolts Chess Set

This chess set has all the pieces you’d expect in a proper chess set, but each one is made with nuts and bolts to give it a construction feel to it. Make sure that the white pieces are extra new and shiney, and then it’s a matter of painting the other side black.

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DIY Snow Globes

DIY Snow Globes

These DIY snow globes are ridiculously easy to make, so would be a great crafting idea to do with the kids. Using just a glass jar, epoxy, water, glycerine, and glitter, you can create a sweet and snowy scene, with a Christmas tree or woodland animal at the center.

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Diy Hot Cocoa Stirrers

Diy Hot Cocoa Stirrers

Is there anything better than drinking a delicious cup of cocoa in December, after a long day of Christmas shopping? These DIY hot cocoa stirrers will make a perfect stocking filler for your loved ones or maybe even added into your kid’s Christmas Eve boxes as a before bed treat.

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Diy Lime Mint Foot Soak

Diy Lime Mint Foot Soak

Our feet deserve the best. They hold us up all day through work, play, and even the Christmas shopping. Give them a little pamper when you’ve bought the last present with this DIY foot soak. Made from natural ingredients, this will be the treat your feet deserve.

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Upcycled Brown Grocery Bag Basket

Upcycled Brown Grocery Bag Basket

These steps show you how to take ordinary brown paper grocery bags, the kind you probably have a stash of right now, and make a decorative basket that you can make to hold another gift, or to use as a gift itself. It’s sturdy enough to be used, and looks like a hand-crafted piece of art rather than common grocery bags.

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DIY Bath Tea

DIY Bath Tea

Bath teas make wonderfully thoughtful gifts, especially as you can customize each one to suit the recipient. All you need is Epsom salt, a selection of dried flowers, and essential oils, and you can create soothing teas in either reusable organza bags or layered in a glass jar or test tube.

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Homemade Peppermint Scrub

Homemade Peppermint Scrub

This peppermint scrub feels ultra luxurious, and they’ll never guess that it’s easy to make from sugar, mineral oil, and peppermint extract. Presentation is key here, so as long as you put it in a nice jar with some ribbon around it as shown, this is not only a thoughtful gift but also very useful.

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Diy Agate Coasters

Diy Agate Coasters

Agate coasters make the most beautiful accessories for the home, but they can be expensive to buy. Follow the instructions given here, though, and you can create a set of faux agates using polymer clay, paint, glaze, and liquid gold leaf for a touch of luxury around the edges.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Root Beer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Root Beer

This six-pack of reindeer is sure to put a smile on their face. It’s using IBC Root Beer as the base, and doctoring them up so that they resemble everyone’s favorite reindeer. Drinking this will be delicious, but having them around for decoration is the best part. Simple steps and materials make this a fast and fun gift to make.

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Modern Beanbag Pouf

Modern Beanbag Pouf

Here’s a way to give them a piece of furniture that you can make yourself. There’s only six pieces of fabric used to make this, two pieces for the top and bottom and four pieces for each side. You then stuff the insides and you now have a pour suitable for an ottoman or a chair, and can even double as a coffee table.

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Paint Chip Bookmarks

Paint Chip Bookmarks

Bookmarks make invaluable gifts for voracious readers, and have saved many a book from taking on a dog-eared appearance. Make a set of paint chip book marks by following these simple steps. You could make one in their favorite color, or give them a full set of rainbow ones.

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Homemade Bread and Jam Gift

Homemade Bread and Jam Gift

This step-by-step shows you how to package a bread and jam gift in such a professional way it will look store bought. It includes labels for both the bread and the jam, and presents them in such a way that they look like they were made to go together.

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Family Keychain

Family Keychain

Keep loved ones always on their mind with this family keychain. It starts by changing pictures from color to black and white, and then affixing them to a series of keychain tabs, one for each family member. It’s a handy way to for them to remember their keys, and always see their family members smiling back at them.

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Teacup Candles

Teacup Candles

This is a great way to take a teacup you don’t use anymore, but that looks really pretty, and make a candle worthy of being a gift. You’ll want to put it on a matching saucer, and they show you how to affix is so it’s one piece. This makes a very handy candle that they’ll be glad to receive.

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Seaglass Wind Chime

Seaglass Wind Chime

This wind chime will really brighten up their outdoor areas, and also sounds nice too. You’ll find two different ways to make this, either by drilling a hole into the sea glass, or by wire wrapping it, whichever is easiest for you, your skill level, and the materials you have on hand.

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DIY Fleece Blankets

DIY Fleece Blankets

If you have a sewing machine, you can create one of these beautiful DIY fleece blankets in under 30 minutes. The perfect gift for the wintry months, these blankets can be edged in a choice of pompoms, jumbo Ric Rac, and bias binding – this tutorial shows you how to do all three.

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Diy Texting Gloves

Diy Texting Gloves

There is nothing worse than having frozen fingers in the winter, and not being able to text your friend to tell them where to meet you is frustrating. These DIY texting gloves will be the solution to that problem and, because you’re making them yourself, you can choose the color and pattern to suit.

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Accordion Wallet

Accordion Wallet

This accordion wallet is made from a design of your choosing, so you can pick something out that’s really nice, and really fits their style. It’s a gift that is super useful, and one they’re sure to use on a daily basis, so they’ll always be thinking of your great gift.

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International Spices

International Spices

Three distinct spices make up this world tour, and you’ll be introducing them to new flavors from all over the world. Each spice mix is handmade, and there are recipes for each one. You then bottle them up with a bow and you have an instant gift.

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Diy Wooden Utensils

Diy Wooden Utensils

Knowing what to bring the hostess of your party is tricky, especially when you know she probably has everything anyway. Make her these DIY hand stamped wooden utensils for her kitchen and because you’ve made them, she won’t have anything like them. They’d make a lovely housewarming gift for a newly married couple, too.

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Basket Backpack

Basket Backpack

This basket backpack looks incredible, and yet it’s super simple to make at home and needs no sewing or gluing at all. Using skinny belts as the straps, you can recreate this beautiful DIY Christmas gift idea with just a couple of tools and some bookbinding screws.

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Custom Necklaces

Custom Necklaces

These necklaces come out looking so good that they won’t believe it started out with some simple washers. Here they’ve stamped them with the word Believe but you can make whichever message you find appropriate, and use your own creativity to make it special and personalized. Once you have the materials in place, this is an easy process.

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Gold Leaf Paper Mache Bowls

Gold Leaf Paper Mache Bowls

These gold leaf bowls look so pretty they might just want to display them and not use them as a place to store their car keys. They are relatively easy to make, as long as you have all of the materials ready and don’t mind making a few mistakes until you get it right.

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Diy Mint Matcha Body Scrub

Diy Mint Matcha Body Scrub

Cosmetics are always a good gift to get someone, but there’s no point in spending loads of money on a product you can buy at the store when you can make an all-natural one for less. With just four ingredients, this body scrub will have amazing effects on your skin.

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Chocolate Body Scrub

Chocolate Body Scrub

This body scrub turns out smelling and looking like some of the fancy stuff you’d pay big money for in a department store, but is simple to make and just as effective. The great part is that it’s made with all natural ingredients, so they’ll know what they’re putting on their body and be able to pronounce all ingredients.

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Fabric Covered Tree Ornaments

Fabric Covered Tree Ornaments

If you’re looking for simpler Christmas ornaments to dress the tree with this year, these DIY versions are adorable. Made using cardboard craft shapes, Mod Podge, and fabric, you can create a set of ornaments to match the décor in your home, or make them as a gift for someone else.

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Mason Jar Snow Globe

Mason Jar Snow Globe

These mason jar snow globes look great on the windowsill, and are made from easy-to-find materials. They feature a single white pine that gets dusted with snow each time you shake it up. It’s a rustic-looking take on a holiday classic and is sure to bring glad tidings and cheer to them.

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