Homemade Gifts | Last Minute Gift Ideas
Unique Christmas gift are truly the best gifts, especially if they are homemade gifts. Crafted, inexpensive Christmas gifts are personable, thoughtful, ideal, and very practical. Homemade gifts indicate that the gift is specific to the individual receiving it, which makes it exceptionally special.
Gift giving is stressful. There’s no better way to say it. Mass produced gifts do not last as long as they should, and in truth, not unique. This is why homemade gifts are much more appreciated. The effort an individual puts into making a product is an indication of love.
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Think about it like this, homemade Christmas ornaments made from our children are our most prized holiday decorations. This little ornaments bring happy memories and a special time in our lives.
In truth, who can remember what your aunt purchased for you from Amazon in 2010?
Get my point?
Food and Beverage Gifts
Throughout the centuries people expressed love and gratitude through food. This fact remains true to this day and age. Especially in the homesteading community.
What better gift is there than food? None, if you ask me.
- Home smoked garlic (2 hours to make)
- Homemade Irish cream liquor (10 minutes to make)
- Apple pie moonshine (20 minutes to make)
- DIY s’mores gift basket
- Farm fresh eggs (minutes to put together)
- Candy Pecans
- Gift basked of homemade jams, jellies, pickled items
- Holiday baked goods and holiday treats (25 delicious recipes to pick from)
Homemade Gifts – Bath and Body Gift Ideas
People love bath and body gifts. They are practical and ideal, not to mention extremely easy to make. Let me add, homemade bath and body gifts are chemical free and ideal for those who like a more natural item.
- Oatmeal Honey Soap
- DIY Lip Scrub
- Candy Cane Soap Recipe
- DIY Body Butter
- Easy DIY Beard Care Kit
- DIY Lip Balm
- Herbal Buttermilk Bath Soap
- Homemade Body Powder
- Lotion bar recipe
Still need a few more ideas? How about 15 more homemade bath and body gifts.
Homemade Gifts For the Home
Unique Christmas gifts generally consist of DIY projects, which also makes them inexpensive Christmas items. These are items which others will not make themselves and are practical, making them the ideal gift.
- DIY Christmas Potpourri
- Bee’s Wax Wraps
- Linen Bread Bags
- DIY Light Switch Covers
- Rustic DIY Holiday Porch Signs
- Make Soy Candles in a Slow Cooker
- Homemade Citrus Gifts
Homemade air freshener, small spinning spice rack, and window sill gardens, and much more can be found here, 10 DIY Gifts for the Home.
Sewing, Woodwork, Crafting
Specialty gifts such as woodworking, sewing, or crafting unique gifts are a true treasure. These items are easy to make, though the do take special equipment to make. Many of these gifts are made with recycled material, making them inexpensive Christmas items.
- 10 small wood projects to make fromwood scraps
- DIY Christmas gifts in 15 minutes or less
- Quick handmade gifts
- DIY quilted mug rug
- 10 handmade gifts from the heart
- DIY boot rack for the porch
- Upcycled gifts
- Homemade dream catchers (see the video tutorial below)
Regardless of how organized you are there will always be that last minute gift!
Merry Christmas to you, and I hope the holiday season is going well!
I am crushing on the embossing on the jar lid label in the top pic! May I ask how you did that/what tools you used? Soooo cute!
Great gift ideas!
I ordered these off a small business on Amazon! She used recycled brown grocery bags to make them.