Thoughtful DIY Christmas Gifts: 100+ Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love

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The holidays are truly the most wonderful time of the year.

And while many tend to mistakenly associate Christmas time with dropping endless dollar bills on the perfect gifts for friends and family…. we here at Thoughtful Gift Club believe it shouldn’t have to be this way!

That’s why we’re here today with the ULTIMATE list of over 100 homemade Christmas gift ideas that everyone will love. We’ve separated the ideas into categories by recipient (i.e. mom, coworkers) and type (i.e. ornaments, mason jar gifts), so you’re guaranteed to find some creative inspiration.

So whether you’re looking for foodie or crafty DIY gifts, this list has something perfect for any of your recipients’ interests. Use this list as your gift guide for the holidays, and you’ll never need to worry about watching your savings account dwindle ever again!

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The Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

What type of person DOESN’T love a good nom for the holidays? Check out some of the most scrumptious recipes below that you can bake up nicely for any recipient (of any age!).

1. Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

These sweet treats are Rice Krispies with a twist, with a mouthful of Reese’s peanut butter cups in every bite! They’re truly ideal for baking in batches and packaging up for various friends, thus making it even easier to gift to multiple friends.

Click here for the recipe from Bake or Bust (@bakeorbustblog on Insta).

PB cup rice krispie treats
Photo via Bake or Bust

2. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Is there a more perfect combination than pairing chocolate and peppermint? These cookies are the perfect gifts for any of your friends, and the best part is that they bake up in less than 30 minutes!

Click here for the recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.

3. Crockpot Christmas Candy

Who knew that you could make delicious chocolates… in a crockpot?! Whip up this Christmas candy for your friends and be prepared for their surprised reactions of awe when you tell them that they were made from a crockpot. 

They’re filled with peanuts, chocolate galore, and festive sprinkles. You can package them up nicely and gift them to as many friends as you’d like!

Click here for the recipe from Recipes From a Pantry.

4. Gingerbread Holiday Fudge

This holiday fudge is the cutest present idea for your foodie-loving friends. Decorate with icing to make them look like bite-sized gifts, and your friends will be cooing with adoration!

Click here for the tutorial from Living Sweet Moments.

5. Rosemary Spiced Nuts

If you’re looking for a simple yet savory recipe that makes the best stocking stuffer or last-minute gift, check out these delightful rosemary spiced nuts. They can be made in less than 30 minutes, and each bite leaves a spicy (yet sweet) kick in your mouth.

Click here for the recipe from The Rising Spoon.

Rosemary spiced nuts
Photo via The Rising Spoon

6. Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Rods

Looking for some whimsical noms to whip up that coincidentally look like magical wands? These caramel chocolate pretzel rods are a pure delight, especially since they’re your perfect blend of sweet and salty. They turn out magnificent, and you can separate them into various batches and gift them to multiple people.

Click here for the recipe from Cincy Shopper.

Photo via Cincy Shopper

7. Holiday Biscotti

This holiday biscotti is perfect to get others into the holiday spirit and are a perfect snack to dip into your hot cocoa or coffee. They’re also (slightly) healthier than traditional Christmas cookies, so you can feel a bit better gifting these to your loved ones!

Click here for the recipe, via Food Meanderings.

Photo via Food Meanderings

8. Christmas Peanut Butter Balls

Sure, you can give protein balls for the holidays, but why not give these festively luscious peanut butter balls dipped in white chocolate instead? They’re covered in Christmas sprinkles and absolutely perfect for popping into your mouth after finishing a main course for the holidays.

Click here for the recipe, via Bitz n’ Giggles.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Deck the halls with beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments! Here are our top picks of ideas for hand crafting the cutest, most innovative ornaments to gift to your loved ones this year.

9. Buffalo Plaid Ornament

Make these beautiful ornaments out of buffalo plaid shirts you might have around the house. You can add a festive touch by adding a holiday phrase with a Cricut machine as well.

Click here for the tutorial from Love Our Real Life.

10. DIY Wood Ornament

Yes, you can fashion some wooden slabs into stunning Christmas ornaments! By combining the slabs with a bit of paint and vinyl designs, you’ll produce a classic holiday ornament that will be cherished for years to come.

Click here for the tutorial from Sew Simple Home.

Wooden ornaments
Photo via Sew Simple Home

11. Sports-Themed Ornament

This DIY ornament idea is perfect for the sports fanatic in your life. All you need are miniature sports balls (dependent on which sports your recipient favors), and you can add a beautiful wooden word on the outside to embellish it even further. 

Click here for the tutorial from In Our Spare Time.

12. Coastal Christmas Ornament

Whether your recipient lives by the coast or is constantly going to the beach, this coastal-themed Christmas ornament is a delightful DIY project to make. It’s the best “trash to treasure” type of ornament you can make that will also look like a work of art.

Click here for the tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit.

13. Scrabble Tile Ornament

For the wordsmith or Scrabble fanatic in your life, make this creative ornament from Scrabble tiles and fake snow. You can personalize it with a festive phrase of your choice, their name, or anything else you desire. 

Click here for the tutorial from Crafts by Amanda.

Scrabble tile ornament
Photo via Crafts By Amanda

14. Hot Cocoa Ornament

This ornament is especially creative, since it’s two gifts in one – hot chocolate mix and an ornament to adorn one’s tree! Fill it with marshmallows, holiday M&Ms, and hot cocoa mix in less than seconds to make this fun gift.

Click here for the tutorial from One Crazy Mom.

Hot cocoa ornament
Photo via One Crazy Mom

15. Unicorn Spit and Metallic Ornament

These DIY ornaments are absolutely stunning, and they have an extra luxurious aesthetic. Gift these to your friends and family to serve as timeless treasures on their Christmas trees!

Click here for the tutorial from Unique Creations by Anita.

The Best DIY Mason Jar Christmas Gifts

Unsure of what to give someone for the holidays, but have an embarrassing abundance of unused mason jars lying around the house? Learn how to upcycle these jars into amazing gifts! Here are a few of our fave ideas for crafting mason jars into works of art. You can also click here for a full mason jar gift roundup.

16. Snow Globe Mason Jars

These snow globe mason jars are simply the cutest! They’re easier to make than you’d think, especially since all the materials can come from the dollar store. You can even personalize the inside globe with Christmas figurines of your choice, which makes the gift that much more thoughtful. 

Click here for the tutorial from Homemade Lovely.

Snow globe mason jar
Photo via Homemade Lovely

17. Gingerbread Caramel Corn in a Jar

This is the cutest way to package up a delightful snack as a gift. This caramel corn is unlike anything else you’ve ever tried– it’s a traditional caramel corn flavor mixed with gingerbread spice. The mason jar is reusable and can be dolled up prettily with twine or ribbon, which gives it a professional touch!

Click here for the recipe from The Forked Spoon.

Gingerbread corn
Photo via The Forked Spoon

18. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Mix in a Jar

This cookie mix is absolutely perfect to gift to your recipient, albeit with the extra delight of allowing them to bake the scrumptious white chocolate cranberry cookies themselves. The instructions are all printed on the label (as included in the article), so you can be rest assured that one will do an excellent job of whipping these delicacies up.

Click here for the tutorial from Marathons & Motivation.

19. Christmas Peppermint Brownie Mix in a Jar

For another great foodie gift in a jar, assemble this Christmas peppermint brownie mix. String through a printable of instructions on a festive card so that your recipient can bake up the brownies at home, and you’ve got yourself one of the easiest DIY gifts ever!

Click here for the tutorial from Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom.

20. Chocolate-Covered Pretzels in a Snowman Jar

Make your own white chocolate-covered pretzels to put in a themed snowman jar, and your recipient will be absolutely floored! This is the most creative way to dress up one of the most popular sweet snacks (perfect for munching on when watching those holiday movies).

Click here for the recipe from Mom, Wife, Busy Life.

21. Rustic Christmas Ornament in a Jar

Looking to upcycle and be eco-friendly this Christmas? Try out this nifty idea, which upcycles old mason jars and Christmas figurines by fashioning them into a crafty rustic ornament to gift to someone. It’s so much more thoughtful than buying an ornament yourself (and more budget-friendly)!

Click here for the tutorial from Swanky Den.

Rustic ornament jars
Photo via Swanky Den

22. Peppermint Soap and Bath Salts in a Jar

Learn how to make your own peppermint soap and bath salts and package them up beautifully into a mason jar. This is the cutest gift that can be made even more personalized with a matching gift tag and print label.

The matching pink aesthetic of this gift will surely delight her (and it’s a deceivingly professional-looking gift, so she’ll never know that it’s DIY!).

Click here for the tutorial from The Country Chic Cottage.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Kids

Christmas is the most fun when deciding what to give to the kids (as well as seeing their delightful reactions upon opening presents). Here are a few ideas for the best DIY gifts for kids.

23. Candy Bar Snowmen

What’s better than a chocolate bar? A chocolate bar disguised as an adorable handcrafted snowman, that’s what! The kiddies will adore the simple packaging of a chocolate bar, and all you need are a few materials, mostly all of which can be found at any dollar store.

This is the perfect way to brighten up a regular candy bar and turn it into something fun and creative with the help of felt and baby socks!

Click here for the tutorial via She Saved.

Candybar snowman
Photo via She Saved

24. Upcycled Winter Hat

If you have any old wool sweaters lying in your closet that never get worn anymore, try fashioning them into an adorable winter hat like this. It’s the perfect way to upcycle and reuse anything without spending a dime!

It also takes less than 15 minutes to assemble, and little ones will truly appreciate this if they live in a winter wonderland of an area (protect those ears at all costs!).

Click here for the tutorial from Merriment Design.

upcycled winter hat
Photo via Merriment Design

25. Labyrinth Doll

Inspired by Jim Henson’s The Labyrinth, this homemade doll is an adorable toy or nursery item to gift for the holidays. All you need is a bit of fabric, buttons, and some sewing skills – it’s the perfect DIY project to brighten up any room!

Click here for the article from Luv Ashland.

Labyrinth doll
Photo via Luv Ashland

26. Handmade Scrunchies

Scrunchies are ALL the rage again, and with the freedom to customize (with thousands of fabrics available online), you can create as many as you want for cute gifts for the kids. Plus, you can even upcycle old clothes by turning them into scrunchies if you really wanted to be eco-friendly.

Click here for the tutorial from Hip Homeschool Moms (two versions are included: sewing AND non-sewing patterns).

27. Pearl Hair Clips and Barrettes

For the gals who love accessorizing their hair and playing dress-up, these pearl hair clips and barrettes will make them feel like true queens. They’re easier than you think to make, and you can easily whip up multiple sets in one sitting and give them to different kids.

Click here for the tutorial from Francine’s Place Blog.

28. Homemade Snow Globes

Let’s face it – we’ve all been enamored by snow globes when we were kids! There’s nothing quite like that satisfying feeling of shaking up a globe and watching the makeshift snow twirl around and fall onto the figurines at the bottom.

This is your chance to impress the kids by making your own snow globe for them this Christmas. You don’t even necessarily have to make it holiday-themed; you can even add in figurines of your child’s fave things (i.e. Spiderman, Harry Potter) for extra cool parent points.

Click here for the tutorial from Swanky Den.

Snow globe
Photo via Swanky Den

29. Elf Snot in a Jar

To give kids the gift of something they’ll laugh about, make your own “elf snot” and package it up in a jar. The gift is extra special if you can hide something inside the jar (i.e. a toy), thus making it that much more fun for them to open up and stick their gooey fingers into.

Click here for the tutorial from Down Redbud Drive.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Your Wife/Girlfriend

Looking for some beautiful, heartfelt gifts to make for your wife or girlfriend? This list has you covered! From homemade paper journals to handcrafted bath bombs, these are all stellar gift ideas guaranteed to make her holidays brighter.

30. Homemade Lip Balm

A great and very useful gift for her is homemade lip balm. It’s something we all use on a daily basis, but most of us never even think about making it ourselves – and it’s simpler than you realize! Check out this holiday cranberry lip balm that you can gift as a special surprise.

Click here for the tutorial from Tikkido.

Cranberry lip balm
Photo via Tikkido

31. Homemade Paper Journal

Journals are always a useful, thoughtful gift for her – but even moreso if you make one yourself (especially since store-bought journals can be extremely pricey). All you need is a bit of construction paper, glue, and a few minutes to spare – and you can turn an ordinary, drab dollar store journal into something much more creative and personalized.

Click here for the tutorial from Francine’s Place Blog.

Paper journal
Photo via Francine’s Place Blog

32. Homemade Peppermint Bath Salts

Bath salts are great gifting options since they’re therapeutic, relaxing, and always smell sensational. You can pop them into mason jars and even add a beautiful printable label on top (included in the article), which makes your gift stand out that much more!

Click here for the tutorial from Honey & Lime.

Peppermint bath salts
Photo via Honey & Lime

33. Sleep Mask

Sleep masks are the key to a good night’s rest, especially if she has sensitive eyes. This is also perfect for her on future plane rides and road trips, when she’s in need of proper shut-eye. This easy-to-follow pattern for a hand-sewn sleep mask is the greatest gift for her!

Click here for the tutorial from Sew Simple Home.

Sleep mask
Photo via Sew Simple Home

34. Snowman Bath Bombs

These festive bath bombs are the cutest gifts, especially since they’re shaped as everyone’s fave snowman! Up your DIY game by learning to make these at home, and you’re bound to make these every year as simple gifts for the most special gals in your life.

Click here for the tutorial from BREA Getting Fit.

snowman bath bombs
Photo via BREA Getting Fit

35. Test Tube Dried Flowers and Herbs

Dried flowers are the best ways to decorate a living space, so why not make some of your own to place into adorable test tubes? These make a great decoration on one’s gift, and they’re timeless – they blend with anyone’s living space perfectly and are so aesthetically pleasing to admire.

Click here for the tutorial from Hearth & Vine.

Dried flowers and herbs
Photo via Hearth and Vine

36. Lemon and Oatmeal Soap

Soap is always a necessity in one’s house, so why not give the gift of homemade soap? This lemon and oatmeal soap smells amazing and looks completely unique (not to mention much kinder on your wallet).

Click here for the tutorial, via Merriment Design.

lemon and oatmeal soap
Photo via Merriment Design

DIY Gifts for Your Boyfriend/Husband

Gifting to bae this year should come easy! Whether you’re gifting for your boyfriend or husband, these DIY gift ideas are bound to put a smile on his face.

37. Game of Thrones Wreath

While 2020 might not be the year of GoT anymore, your man may still appreciate anything to do with the show if he was once a big fan. You can either make this wreath from scratch (or pick up one from a store), and then decorate it yourself with themed ornaments.

This is a great gift that stays timeless, since you know it’ll be come out every year for the holidays!

Click here for the article from Popcorner Reviews.

38. Grill Tool Organizer

Is your beau or hub addicted to grilling everything? If so, make this useful grill tool organizer for him, and he’ll love you for life.

This is the coolest way to store BBQ tools, and it’s that much more special because of the work you put in to handcraft this with love. It also doubles as a stunning piece of art, so he’ll be proud to display this above his grilling station.

Click here for the tutorial from The County Chic Cottage.

39. Homemade Beer Caddy

For the man who loves beer, this homemade beer caddy is the epitome of a cool gift. Any dude would love to have this in his possession for his man cave, and he’ll show this off to all his friends to impress them for sure.

You can even go the extra mile and personalize the caddy with his initials (or just first initial), much like a monogrammed item.

Click here for the tutorial, via Chisel & Fork.

If you’re shopping for a beer aficionado, check out our article on the best beer-related gifts!

Beer caddy
Photo via Chisel and Fork

40. Stocking Wine Dispenser

Each year, when the stockings are hung with care… why not dispense wine out of them as well?! You can DIY this crafty wine dispenser out of an old stocking, so you’re technically upcycling and saving money on a gift for him.

We guarantee that the laughs and amused looks will ensue when you present him with this handy (and wildly creative) gift! It’ll definitely be the first time he’ll find so much use in a stocking.

Click here for the tutorial from Hello Sewing.

Christmas stocking wine dispenser
Photo via Hello Sewing

41. Toy Story Alien Pizza

They say that the key to a man’s heart is food… and this alien pizza inspired by the little green guys from Toy Story is bound to delight both his heart and stomach! This adorable dish bakes up in about 15 minutes, so it’s the perfect foodie surprise for Christmas Day.

To go all out with this gift, find a brand new pizza box and gift it inside. After all, doesn’t every dude LOVE pizza?!

Click here for the tutorial, from PB and J Adventure Book.

42. Decadent Fudge Brownies

We can’t think of any guy who could ever resist rich fudge brownies. This recipe is easy to follow and bakes up enough brownies to even divide up for the rest of the family and those on your gift list (although we won’t judge if you just choose to save the rest for yourself).

The best part is that the inside of these brownies includes chocolate chips, which means it’s double the chocolate flavor – and your mouth will be greeted with gooey thickness of YUM in every bite.

Click here for the recipe, via Bake or Bust.

fudge brownies
Photo via Bake or Bust

43. X-Box Cake

Alas, we know that a lot of guys out there can’t get enough of their gaming consoles. For the truly ambitious partners who want to do something special for bae, bake this X-Box cake (which looks highly detailed and as realistic as you can get to the actual thing!).

Click here for the recipe and tutorial.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Your Mom

Mom deserves plenty of love and appreciation for the holidays! Here’s a few DIY ideas to get you started on what to make for her. While no amount of gifts can ever convey how much you appreciate your mother, the thoughtful gesture behind making some of these gifts is surely enough to make her grateful!

44. Oyster Shell Candles

Candles always make delightful gifts, so these DIY oyster shell candles will truly wow Mom this Christmas. They’re absolutely beautiful, and it’s like bringing a piece of the ocean to Mom – and putting it to proper use!

Click here for the tutorial for Pillar Box Blue.

Oyster shell candles
Photo via Pillar Box Blue

45. Self-Care Kit

This self-care kit, tailored to your mom’s specific interests and passions, is the most thoughtful arrangement of various items. With all the hard work and care that mothers do to raise us, this kit is just a small way of showing your appreciation and gratitude.

Be sure to fill it with all her fave brands, products, books, and even a bottle of wine. Click here for the tutorial from Healthy, Happy, Impactful.

46. Upcycled Colorful Necklace

Upcycling is a great way to turn your unused items sitting at home into a gift that has been transformed into something truly unique. Just recycle any old fabric samples sitting around, and you can fashion them into a beautiful colorful necklace.

It’s the perfect gift to make any of Mom’s outfits truly pop with explosions of color! Click here for the tutorial from Upcycle My Stuff.

Colorful necklace pendant
Photo via Upcycle My Stuff

47. Photo Explosion Box

These photo explosion boxes have been all over Pinterest, and for good reason – they make the most creative gifts in such a beautiful presentation. Mom will absolutely adore how you can showcase all the family members in this box that pops out into a beautiful 3D display.

Click here for the tutorial from Chaotically Yours.

48. Mint Poppy Seed Soap

Give Mom some aromatic mint poppy seed soap for the holidays, and she’ll feel instantly rejuvenated. The soap’s ingredients also serve as a great skin exfoliator.

Click here for the tutorial from Crafts and Activities for Kids.

49. Personalized Bath Tub Tray

To encourage Mom to treat herself this Christmas, make her this beautiful bath tub tray (perfect for perching her books, wine, and snacks on). You can personalize it with encouraging phrases or the family name if you have a Cricut machine, as well.

This is a gift that will definitely be well-cherished (and hopefully quite resourceful)! Click here for the tutorial from Craft + Sparkle.

50. Fabric-Covered Notebook

Paper notebook covers often get damaged or don’t tend to age well, so make a beautiful DIY fabric cover for Mom instead. You can use up old fabric or choose to get a dazzling design that will truly make it stand out (and therefore, she’ll always be able to find it).

Click here for the tutorial from Christine’s Crafts.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Your Dad

Looking for an extra special gift for Dad this Christmas? Make him one of these heartfelt gifts listed below that he’s bound to appreciate! Best of all, he’ll love it even more because you took the extra time to hand craft it tailored to his interests.

51. Upcycled Trinket Dish

Looking for a creative gift to DIY for dad that won’t break the bank? Fashion an old wine bottle into this beautiful trinket dish, which can easily hold his keys, coins, and various “Dad” things. You can even personalize it with his name with laser-engraved etching.

Click here for the tutorial from Dukes & Duchesses.

52. Map Rock Keychain

Give Dad a handy keychain for his keys… that he’ll actually think is pretty cool! Learn how to turn old maps and rocks into something unique (and also serve as a cost-effective souvenir if you’re using a map from one of his fave destinations).

Click here for the tutorial from Pillar Box Blue.

Map rock keychain
Photo via Pillar Box Blue

53. Shaving Soap

All dads need shaving soap– so, why not make your own and save yourself from having to buy some? This one has an invigorating citrus scent, which is a great way for Dad to begin his day.

Click here for the tutorial from Frugal Mom, Eh!

Shaving soap for men
Photo via Frugal Mom, Eh!

54. Beer Bouquet

Cheers, beers! This is possibly the most crafty (yet simple) DIY gift ever… and it’s one that Dad will truly appreciate! Assemble a pack of Dad’s fave beer and chocolate together into a beautiful bouquet arrangement. What more could Dad possibly ask for, right?

Click here for the tutorial on how to arrange the perfect beer bouquet for Pops.

55. Rock Photo Frame

This totally ‘rock’in’ photo frame is both punny and creative. It makes a great personalized gift (just insert one of your fave family photos), and Dad will be impressed that you made use of some extra pebbles on the frame yourself!

Click here for the tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit.

56. Comic Book Coasters

For the extra geeky Dads, these comic book coasters are perfect for being placeholders for his cold bevvies. If you happen to have vintage comic books lying around in your bookshelf, this is also the perfect way to upcycle and put them to use (rather than collect dust)!

Click here for the tutorial from Drugstore Divas.

Comic book coasters
Photo via Drugstore Divas

57. Electronics Pillow Stand

If Dad is addicted to his iPad and iPhone, make these electronic pillow stands that prop up his electronics for ease of reading. These are lightweight gifts that are super simple to sew together in no time, and he’s bound to use these on a daily basis!

Click here for the tutorial from Hello Sewing.

DIY phone pillow stand
Photo via Hello Sewing

DIY Christmas Gifts for Co-Workers

Gifting to coworkers shouldn’t have to be stressful or like walking on eggshells. Instead of buying or ordering pricey items online, gift something homemade and far more cost-effective! Here are a few inspirational ideas to get you started:

58. Marbled Resin Coasters

Coasters are always fun gifts to give for the holidays. These ones in particular are quite ‘marble’ous! The melting resin style of them give them a professional edge, so they’ll turn out just as nice (or better) than coasters one would find in a store.

Click here for the tutorial from Homebody Hall.

Marble acryllic coasters
Photo via Homebody Hall

59. Rose Gold Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are great gifts for coworkers who like to pamper themselves and relax every so often. These rose gold bath bombs are exceptionally lovely, especially since real rose petals are used. They smell stellar, also!

Click here for the tutorial from Adventures of a Military Family of 8.

60. Sharpie Coffee Mug

Who doesn’t drink tea or coffee every morning to start off their work day? This Sharpied coffee mug is perfect for coworkers who are usually sipping on something. It’s extra personalized, since you can add any quote, phrase, or name in Sharpie and learn how to protect it so that the mug is dishwasher and microwave-friendly.

Click here for the tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit.

Upcycled coffee mug
Photo via Sustain My Habit

61. Painted Cherry Blossom Mug

For another option of a coffee mug, paint some cherry blossom designs on one and gift this as a beautiful present. It’s a great way to turn a plain mug into an exceptional work of art (especially if or coworker has a soft spot for Japan).

Click here for the tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit.

62. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Some of the best gifts you can give coworkers are homemade goods that you’ve baked with love. These gingerbread cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting are out of this world – the sweet and gingery flavors blend so well together. Plus, they only take about 40 minutes to bake… so you’ll have a fresh batch of these ready in no time, and your coworkers are bound to nom these up in an instant!

Learn how to make these via Bake or Bust; click here for the recipe.

Gingerbread cupcakes with frosting
Photo via Bake or Bust

63. Lavender Goat Milk Soap

For coworkers who love taking good care of their skin, make this lavender goat milk soap for them. Not only does it smell amazing, but lavender goat milk is also proven to be extremely relaxing for one’s body.

Click here for the tutorial from The Inspiration Edit.

64. Aloe Succulent Planter

For the coworker who appreciates a good pun and succulents, gift them this adorable aloe succulent planter. You can customize the writing to be a phrase, name, or punny quote (as shown below), and the succulent will fit perfectly on their desk.

Click here for the tutorial from Diary of a Debutante.

DIY Stocking Stuffers

For some fun, slightly smaller stocking stuffers, check out these ideas below. Regardless of what you choose to make, your recipient will love any of these presents!

65. Ribbon Bookmarks

Ribbon bookmarks are perfect stocking stuffers that come in handy for anyone who loves reading. You can even embellish them with a beautiful charm and a few beads (if you don’t have any at home, you can surely find some antique necklaces from a thrift shop to upcycle).

Who knew that bookmarks could be so fun and inexpensive to make? Click here for the tutorial from Hip Homeschool Moms.

66. Chapstick Holder Keychain

This chapstick holder keychain is an adorable DIY gift that easily sews together in a few minutes. Chapstick is the one thing we ALL need (especially in extreme weather), so this keychain holder will ensure that it never gets lost in one’s bag ever again!

Click here for the tutorial from Happiest Camper.

Chapstick holder keychain
Photo via Happiest Camper

67. Homemade Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax wraps are all the rage, since they’re so eco-friendly and much more effective than constantly investing in Ziploc bags. Learn how to make them out of fabric in this handy tutorial!

Click here for the tutorial, via Reduce Reuse Renew.

68. Miniature Holiday Soaps

For a fun and festive stocking stuffer, make these mini glitter holiday soaps (you can customize them into any shapes you’d like, from Christmas trees to snowmen). Not only are they super cute and present well, but they’re so useful around the house (especially in our age of constant hand-washing).

Click here for the tutorial, via Tikkido.

Miniature soaps
Photo via Tikkido

69. Mini Teabag Wallet

This mini teabag wallet is adorable enough to use for teabags or one’s credit cards. It easily fits into one’s purse and is therefore a great lightweight travel wallet or carrier.

Click here for the tutorial, via Christine’s Crafts.

70. Earbud Pouch

Let’s face it– wired earbuds can be so frustrating when they’re tangled up around the rest of our belongings. This earbud pouch saves the day and stores your earbuds safely and soundly! This little pouch comes together in a breeze, and it’s the perfect stocking stuffer for the music lover in your fam.

Click here for the tutorial from Happiest Camper.

71. R2-D2 Bowl

Okay, you might not be able to stuff a bowl into a stocking…. but you can easily make this adorable project with any bowl you have around the house (including a small dipping bowl, that most def would fit in a stocking). Furthermore, we’re sure that Santa would appreciate his cookies left out in this geeky, fun bowl rather than just an ordinary plate!

Learn how to make this cute bowl with a Cricut machine – a stainless steel bowl gives it that extra special ‘droid’ touch!

Click here for the tutorial from Popcorner Reviews.

Christmas Craft Gifts

If you’re extra crafty and looking for some fun DIY projects to make for loved ones, we’ve rounded up a few of our fave ideas from various bloggers below. Get your knitting needles ready and Cricut machines warmed up as we inspire you to create some of these creative gifts on your own!

72. Hand-Sewn Hand Warmers

Brrrrr… when the weather outside is frightful, make these hand-sewn hand warmers as a great gift! They’re adorably tiny and perfect for saving the day when you need to warm up your hands after a cold day out. Your recipient in cold weather will thank you endlessly for these, especially since they’re reusable and far more resourceful than the ones sold in stores.

Click here for the tutorial from Sum of Their Stories.

73. Chunky Knit Blanket

This chunky knit blanket is the perfect DIY Christmas craft to work on for a loved one who likes staying cozy and warm while watching Netflix and holiday films. Learn how to master “arm knitting” with a handy video tutorial and step-by-step instructions in this article to complete a beautiful blanket that will undoubtedly be a cherished gift.

Click here for the tutorial from The Wallet Moth.

Chunky knit blanket
Photo via The Wallet Moth

74. Loom-Knit Ponytail and Bun Hat

This loom-knit ponytail and bun hat is perfect for making for those who want to keep their head warm while still flaunting a ponytail. It’s the cutest little hat that you never knew you needed!

Click here for the tutorial from One Mama’s Daily Drama.

75. Crocheted Snowman Baubles

If you have some spare yarn lying around the house and know how to crochet, these snowman baubles make the cutest DIY project for fun gifts. These can be hung by the chimney with care, on one’s Christmas tree, or on one’s backpack – the options are endless!

Click here for the tutorial from Hooked on Patterns.

76. Ceramic Trivets

Learn how to make these beautiful ceramic trivets just by hand-painting pineapple designs and turning this into a lovely DIY project. This makes a great gift for anyone, for they’ll certainly brighten up any room.

Click here for the tutorial from The Country Chic Cottage.

77. Jewelry Organizer

For the gal who has copious amounts of jewelry, handcraft this beautiful jewelry organizer out of fabric and turn this into a special gift. The design is unique and unlike anything you can find in a store, and it’s a gift which will come in handy for many.

Click here for the tutorial from Apple Green Cottage.

78. Upcycled Denim Quilt

Have you ever thought of upcycling your own jeans…. into a quilt?! This inventive idea shows how to successfully turn this into a great gift, one which will definitely generate a lot of compliments as well!

Click here for the tutorial from Upcycle My Stuff.

Upcycled denim quilt
Photo via Upcycle My Stuff

DIY Christmas Gifts for Family

Finding Christmas gifts for the fam doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you make them yourself! Check out these fun DIY ideas for the best gifts to make for your family (that they’ll genuinely appreciate).

79. Homemade Christmas Wreath

There’s nothing quite like a homemade Christmas wreath that you can embellish and decorate with your own items that are sentimental to your family or recipient. This gift carries much more meaning than a store-bought wreath, since personal memories attached to various items you place on the wreath (whether it’s a keepsake toy or photos) aren’t able to be purchased.

Click here for the tutorial via Luv Ashland.

Christmas wreath
Photo via Luv Ashland

80. Vintage Christmas Tree Craft

For a lovely gift that will surely be apart of yearly holiday decor, give your family these vintage Christmas trees. They’re made of simple materials such as burlap fabric and lace, so this is an extremely cost-effective DIY craft.

Click here for the tutorial from Hip Homeschool Moms.

81. Beach Christmas Ornament

If your family loves anything to do with the beach (especially if going to the beach is a family tradition), this DIY beach Christmas ornament is a thoughtful way to showcase your creativity. Whether you upcycle an old shell from the beach (or get one from a dollar store), it’s incredibly easy to make this coastal-themed ornament.

Click here for the tutorial from Coastal Wandering.

82. Christmas Cushion

For a truly meaningful gift, handcraft this Christmas cushion together using bright pieces of scrap fabric and your own personal flair. Since it’ll most likely end up sitting on the family couch for years to come, this is a particularly thoughtful gift that will be remembered forever.

Click here for the tutorial from La Creative Mama.

Christmas pillow
Photo via La Creative Mama

83. Wire Photo Holder

These wire photo holders are cute, crafty, and exceptionally useful for storing priceless memories. They make the best gift for family, especially since they’re very easy to make and can be placed anywhere in the house as chic decor!

Click here for the tutorial (as well as four other DIY gift ideas) from Francine’s Place Blog.

84. Snow Jar Candle Holders

Learn how to upcycle an old mason jar into something spectacular! These snow jar candle holders are a beautiful way to add some wintry touches in your house (and they hold flameless votive candles as well).

Click here for the tutorial from Kind Kristine.

Snow jar candle holder
Photo via Kind Kristine

85. “Bless You” Tissue Holder

This clever mason jar turned into a tissue holder is the cutest DIY gift ever! With a few simple materials, you can transform an ordinary jar into something useful (and far prettier to look at than a regular tissue box).

Click here for the tutorial from Crafts By Amanda (via The Country Chic Cottage).

Photo via Crafts by Amanda (via The Country Chic Cottage)

DIY Christmas Gifts for Teachers

Out of all the occupations in the world, teachers have one of the most important roles. Accordingly, their hard work and dedication should be celebrated through some thoughtful gifts. Read on for some creative ideas on how to surprise your teacher this year for the holidays.

86. Gift Card Snow Globe

Teachers deserve lots of recognition for all their hard work, and this gift card snow globe is a great way to showcase your gratitude. It’s the most creative way to give someone a gift card, as well – so much more fun to open than just slipped inside a card!

Click here for the tutorial from Homemade Lovely.

Giftcard snowglobe
Photo via Homemade Lovely

87. Personalized Tote Bag

We all know that teachers love books, so why not give them a personalized tote bag to carry all of their books and necessities? This bag can be made with oil-based Sharpie paint markers, a pencil, and a straightforward template. It’s a budget-friendly gift that you can make into something much more special, personalized with any message of your choice.

Click here for the tutorial from Leap of Faith Crafting.

88. Live, Love, Teach Graphic T-Shirt

This “live, love, teach” t-shirt is a great gift for the teacher who has impacted your child’s (or your own) life. All you need is a Cricut machine and a plain t-shirt to assemble this thoughtful gift!

Click here for the tutorial from Mission to Save.

teacher graphic tee
Photo via Mission to Save

89. Apple Block Decor

Learn how to make these adorable apple blocks with leftover wood scraps. They’re perfectly themed for any teacher’s classroom, especially if they teach little tots. Blocks like these normally cost a mint, so this decor will be gratefully appreciated for sure!

Click here for the tutorial, via Sustain My Craft Habit.

90. Peppermint Shower Streamers

Teachers need their relaxation and downtime as well, and these peppermint shower streamers are a perfect gift to do just that. The peppermint edge makes this DIY gift extra festive!

Click here for the tutorial, via Stress-Free Christmas.

91. Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub

This orange coconut sugar scrub is great to give to teachers who like pampering themselves. Not only does it smell amazing, but sugar scrubs are also proven to be great skin exfoliators and invigorators.

Click here for the tutorial, via Hip Homeschool Moms.

92. Eucalyptus Bath Salts

For an extra special DIY gift, make these eucalyptus bath salts for your teachers to indulge in. When you master the process of making these, you can even add in essential oils for extra oomph!

Click here for the tutorial from Hip Homeschool Moms.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Best Friends

When it comes to your BFFs, you want to be sure you’re giving them the best, most thoughtful gifts yet. We’ve compiled a few DIY gifts that your besties will love (everything from homemade jewelry to gift baskets).

93. DIY Upcycled Earrings

Turn an old pair of unused vintage earrings into something beautiful for a friend! By adding tassels and a few other pieces of flair, you can turn something old into antique-like earrings.

Click here for the tutorial from Pretty Delightful.

94. Bleach Stenciled T-Shirts

If your friend is a tie-die lover who has hippie style, make one of these bleach stenciled t-shirts for them. You can customize it with a design of your choice (whether it’s Disney, animals, etc.) that you know will bring great joy to your friend.

Click here for the tutorial from Chaotically Yours.

95. Christmas Gift Basket

For another nifty gift basket idea, assemble this Christmas one with hot cocoa and handmade coasters. Gift baskets are also the perfect way to give something more grandeur by adding multiple items together (and they’re so simple to throw together).

Click here for the tutorial from Farm Girl Reformed.

96. DIY Book Stack Home Decor 

How cute is this book stack home decor? You can personalize it even further with a few words or an inspirational phrase, and the process to make these isn’t as difficult as you’d think. It’s a great piece of decor to add to anyone’s living space!

Click here for the tutorial from A Heart Filled Home.

97. Polymer Clay Earrings

Learn how to make polymer clay earrings with this detailed tutorial, and you’ll be sure to delight your friends with these gifts. Once you master the main key steps, you’ll be able to customize these into any fun styles of your choice!

Click here for the tutorial from Handmade in the Heartland.

98. Snow-Mice Earrings

If your bestie is a Disney lover (who isn’t?!), make them these absolutely adorable snowmen earrings (with a magical touch of Mickey and Minnie!). They’re so unbelievably cute, we’re sure that your pals will probably want to wear them year-round and not just for the holidays.

Click here for the tutorial from PB and J Adventure Book.

99. Customized Photo Necklace

For a memorable gift, make this photo necklace for a dear friend. You can put a photo of both of you in it so that it’ll be a timeless keepsake, or you can place a photo of someone in their life who means a lot to them.

Click here for the tutorial from Confessions of an Overworked Mom.

100. Mason Jar Luminaries

One wouldn’t think that mason jar luminaries are traditional Christmas gifts, but they’re absolutely beautiful (especially when you make them yourself)! These will look beautiful next to any Christmas tree, truly adding to the wistful decor that the holidays bring.

Click here for the tutorial from Eating Richly.

Christmas luminary candle jars
Photo via Eating Richly

We hope you enjoyed this ultimate list of homemade Christmas gifts!

Let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions for homemade Christmas gifts. After all, ’tis the season of giving!

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