What Can I Make for Christmas Homemade Gifts

Handmade gifts can be a really lovely way of putting a huge amount of love into your gifts, they can be a great way to give something really personal and they can save you money compared to buying gifts, but let’s face it they can also be a bit naff. Homemade Christmas presents are generally a winner, so long as you can cook, and there are lots of other lovely things you can make that will hopefully be appreciated for more than just the sentiment.

Foodie Gifts

Homemade and delicious Christmas food gifts are a great option if you want to make something for people this Christmas.

Whether you are an experienced chef or want something simple and fun you can do with the kids there are lots of options available. We love:

  • Home made fudge. A scrumptious treat that is perfect for Christmas. And you can get crafty with the packaging as well.
  • Gingerbread men. A great one to do with the kids.
  • Peppermint creams. Another Christmas classic that the kids can get involved with.
  • Mince pies. And don’t worry if you haven’t made any mincemeat. There are quick recipes or you can just buy a jar. We won’t tell.
  • Brownies. They are good at any time of the year and they are dense enough and keep well enough that they will survive being posted so long as you package them well.

Thoughtful crafty gifts

If you want to give someone something really thoughtful there are lots of options. We love the idea of creating a little jar of - kindness, mindfulness, why I love you, memories, positivity or thanks. Take an empty jar, some paper, a nice pen and spend and evening writing little notes to someone you love. Then roll them up, pop them in the jar and instruct them to open one a day or whenever they need a pick me up.

Make beautiful things from stuff you can find

Getting creative using the materials you can find in the world around you is a great way to add another dimension to your homemade gifts. Not only have you made it but you have also gone to the effort to collect the materials needed. And the likelihood that this will mean you are creating less waste in the process as well.

Some ideas could include:

  • Seaglass suncatchers or jewellery. You can have loads of fun collecting sea glass or even pebbles from the beach and make them into something beautiful.
  • A homemade wreath or table centrepiece crafted from things you have found in nature including twigs, holly, pinecones and other foliage. Dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks are also a popular addition and give a lovely festive smell.
  • Small pinecones and acorns can be made into gorgeous jewellery with the help of a glue gun and a bit of paint. You’ll just need to buy the fixings and chains.
  • Jumper sleeve bottle koozies. Take your foraging inside and see if you have any old jumpers that don’t get worn you can turn the sleeves into bottle wrapping. Even better if you have bottles of something homemade to wrap.

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