60+ Ideas for the Best Homemade Gifts

If you're planning to make home-made gifts for Christmas, now is the time to start.  Even if you're 'start' only involves planning what to make and buying the necessary ingredients/components, it is a start.  Add any long-life food ingredients to your next shopping list and put them to one side for when you have the time to make your gifts.  Here are 60 ideas for the best home-made gifts to give this Christmas.

Edible Gifts

Easy Home-Made Gift Ideas
  • Pretty candle in a decorated jar
  • Bug explorer kit in a jar
  • A decorated journal or notebook
  • Plant some prepared hyacinth bulbs in a low pot or vase (early October is best)
  • Painted pebble paperweight/doorstop
  • Fabric covered notebook
  • Scrapbook of their life so far - I love this linen-covered scrapbook, so special
  • Photo collage
  • Hand/footprint canvas - this canvas set is great value
  • A birdhouse or garden crate decorated by the children
  • Make your own photo calendar
  • A painting, framed photo or framed child's drawing
  • Bookmark
  • Hand-painted terracotta pot planted with bulbs
  • Handcrafted notelets
  • Make a collage of photos of your children and frame it

Craft Gifts to Make
  • Knitted scarf, hat or gloves
  • Bath salts
  • Soap
  • Bath bombs
  • Baby blanket
  • Recycle an old pair of jeans or cushion cover into a bag
  • Embroidered or appliqued cushions
  • Recycle old jumpers into cushion covers
  • Hand-painted box
  • Jewellery
  • Apron
  • Embroider a design, name or initial onto some plain hankies, face cloths, pyjamas, napkins or a pillowcase
  • Home-made candle
  • Make a Scrabble tile picture with family or pet names

Toys You Can Make
  • Wooden toys
  • Puppet theatre and puppets
  • Knit or crochet a teddy bear or cuddly animal - we love this crochet unicorn pattern
  • Dressing up capes or costumes
  • Knit a doll
  • Rag doll
  • Sock monkey
  • See more awesome non-toy gifts for kids

Delightful Gift Baskets and Hampers
  • Food hamper
  • A gardener's gift basket
  • A bird lover's gift basket
  • Gourmet gift basket
  • Coffee lover's gift basket
  • Spa gift basket
  • Wine gift basket
  • Aromatherapy gift basket
  • Cat or dog mum gift basket
  • Chocholic's gift basket
  • Newly weds gift basket

Enjoy making your gifts!

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