17 Homemade Christmas Gifts That Are Actually Amazing

17 Homemade Christmas Gifts That Are Actually Amazing

A DIY gift makes a change from giving a pair of socks or a bottle of shower gel to your loved ones. If you want to make a little extra effort this year, then check out these 17 homemade gift ideas - they're truly superb and I wouldn't mind receiving any one of them.

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1. DIY Handwarmers

Toasty hands.
Toasty hands.


These adorable handwarmers are the perfect present for kids and adults alike. As amazing as they look, they aren't actually too difficult to create, you just need to have the right kit. Check out RaeAnnKelly.com for all the details.

2. Paint dipped kitchen utensils

Get in my kitchen!
Get in my kitchen!


If you know someone that loves to cook, then how about making these beautiful paint dipped wooden kitchen utensils? You can choose which colours to use and the design. Get creative and follow the instructions at CleverlySimple.com.

3. Sharpie Mug

What design will you do?
What design will you do?


Personalise a boring plain mug with your own design, all you need are Sharpie pens and an oven! It's really easy to do and your friends and family will appreciate the effort you've made. PopSugar.com can tell you exactly now to do it.

4. Terrarium Kit

A mini garden for you!
A mini garden for you!


You may have seen these wonderful inside-gardens on your Pinterest travels, but did you know you can easily make your own? Ikea.com have provided an extremely helpful guide which will show you exactly how to do it. I can't wait to try this out!

5. Homemade Natural Honey Coconut Lip Moisturiser

Lovely lip gift.
Lovely lip gift.


OurHomemadeLife.com have a brilliant recipe for a wonderful lip moisturiser which can you make up for your pals this Christmas. Winter is the time to pay extra-special attention to your lips, check out 17 terrific tips for you to get luscious lips to find out how to.

6. Instagram Coasters

Snap happy.
Snap happy.


Are you a big Instragram fan? These homeamde coasters in a cute wooden box would make a brilliant personalised present for your friends and family. Head to TatertotsAndJello.com to find out how to do it. If you don't have Instagram you can use any pictures you want.

7. Homemade Candle

Brighten up those dark nights.
Brighten up those dark nights.


Using the mighty tealight, you make yourself all kinds of candles with ease and many would make fantastic gifts.. For inspiration, get yourself over to 19 delightful ways to use the humble tealight.

8. Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree

If only my garden was full of them...
If only my garden was full of them...


It's party season! Wow your hosts with an extra-special gift for everyone to enjoy, a Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Tree! Atromic Troy has created a video to show you exactly how to make your own - what a beauty.

9. Playdough

Fun for the little ones!
Fun for the little ones!


Did you know you can make your own Playdough? No, I didn't either! Instructables.com have created an easy 4-step guide on how to make your own non-toxic toy for the children in your life.

10. Tea Towel

A marvellous gift.
A marvellous gift.


This tea towel almost looks too stylish to dry dishes up with. Create your own DIY Stencilled Tea Towels with LovelyIndeed.com. Grab a little craft paint, paintbrushes, stencils, towel and more you can make this wonderful homemade gift for someone special.

11. Green Tea Body Scrub

Scrub up!
Scrub up!


Once you try your hand at making your own body scrub, you won't want to give it away as a present! Follow Anushka's guide to making this gorgeous Green Tea Body Scrub.

12. DIY Fish Knot Bracelet


Who says jewellery has to come from a shop? Make your own! CanalCraft has created a tutorial, so see if you fancy making your own then here's how.

13. Chalkboard Mug

Strong, no sugar please.
Strong, no sugar please.


If you've got a big family of tea drinkers / doodlers then then this gift would be perfect! The owner will be able to request exactly what type of tea they want by writing it down. Don't forget to include chalk in your gift. Find out how to do it at WitAndWhistle.com.

14. DIY Soap

So festive.
So festive.


HomeDit.com has 11 fantastic easy DIY Homemade Soap recipes for you to try out, but my favourite are these splendid snowflake soaps which are great for Christmas and winter. Try it for yourself at home.

15. Shark Hoodie Towel

Terrifying.
Terrifying.


Another present for the kids, the Shark Hoodie Towel looks amazing! JustFCraftyEnough.com has everything you need to create your own. Now, am I allowed one as a fully grown adult?

16. Mulled Wine Kit

No need to mull this gift over.
No need to mull this gift over.


Great for grown ups, this Mulled Wine Kit includes everything you need to make... Mulled Wine. It's an easy kit to put together and will make the perfect Christmas gift. Wander on over to BBCGoodFood.com and look at their guide on how to make one.

17. Lump of Coal

Naughty or nice?
Naughty or nice?


Make this edible cheeky gift from Eighteen25.com, the lump of Christmas Coal is made from rice krispies and marshmallows. If you know someone that's been a bit naughty this year, then this is the perfect gift for them!

Take a look at our other holiday posts:

21 alternative Christmas tree ideas that will blow your mind

9 household alternatives to Christmas wrapping paper

21 smart hacks for a wonderful Christmas time

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  1. Author Mudashiru on December 18, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Interested

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  2. Author Audrey Naylor on December 18, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    A mini garden for you! I think is really really beautiful, it would look beautiful in anyones home, and the Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree, I wish I had thought of that, its georgous, also looks beautiful. I decided not to put a tree up, I have put twigs and coloured twigs all with lights on, I wish I had seen it before now, as I would have truely tried to make it. Some real beautiful gifts above, whoever makes them you are very clever. Audrie

    1. Author Colleen B on April 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Audrey, thank you so much for your words - I hope you had an amazing Christmas!

    Reply
  3. Author Adele on December 22, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Good ideas

    1. Author Colleen B on January 4, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Thanks Adele, hope you had a brilliant Christmas!

    Reply
  4. Author Cristina Lora on December 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Entered lots of..so called giveaways..never got anything..just a wind up and waste of time.. Merry Christmas

    Reply
  5. Author Gill on January 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Taking a group of Brownies away for weekend, fish knot bracelets may well be an evening activity, they look great

    1. Author Colleen B on January 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

      That's a lovely idea Gill - hope you have lots of fun!

    Reply
  6. Author Angela Wills on August 2, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Colleen Thanks for a great list of diy gift ideas! Next time you are looking for some unique crafts and homemade gifts take a look at my site https://www.savvyhomemade.com/ for some inspiration, I'm sure your readers will love a few of the tutorials... Keep up the fantastic roundups, I'm a fan now ;-) Angela

    1. Author Stephanie C on August 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Angela. Thanks a lot for your kind comment - we're glad you enjoyed the article! Your blog looks great too :)

    Reply

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