Looking to make some gifts this year? Be inspired by my home made Christmas gift ideas.
I know it’s really early (in my book anyway!) to be mentioning the ‘C’ word but if you can forgive me then I wanted to share some homemade Christmas gift ideas. Homemade Christmas gifts tend to require a bit more planning and a longer lead time so I thought it was best to get them out there nice and early for you!
I’ve put together some of my favourite (and easy!) homemade Christmas gift ideas that are environmentally friendly. Just click on the links to be taken to the full DIYs. Hope you enjoy making them and sharing them with your loved ones!
10 Homemade Christmas Gifts to Make This Year
1. Rose Bath Salts
Cat from Take Courage has put together a very nice DIY on how to make some prettily packaged rose bath salts that would make a really nice homemade gift. The link is no longer available, but do try this similar DIY instead.
2. DIY Cotton Wool Pads
If you can crochet then these DIY cotton wool pads would make a really thoughtful eco-friendly gift idea. Package them in a hand-sewn pouch or a glass jar for a pretty and practical Christmas gift.
3. DIY Beeswax Candles
Erin from Reading My Tea Leaves has a great beeswax candle tutorial that would make perfect gifts with a light environmental footprint.
4. Button Necklace
This DIY statement necklace tutorial uses up old buttons and felt scraps for a gorgeous and unique gift full of thought. It only takes about 15 minutes to make too, so ideal if you’re short on time!
5. DIY Gingerbread Body Scrub
This Gingerbread Body Scrub by Wallflower Girl sounds utterly divine. I think I’m going to be making this for Christmas (though it may end up as a gift from me to me!),
6. Recycled Snow Globe
This recycled snow globe DIY takes all of one minute to make but is such a simple and striking gift that can be enjoyed for years to come.
7. Candied Chocolate Orange Slices
These candied chocolate orange slices, again by Cat of Take Courage, look and sound delicious! Presented in a little box they’d make a tasty homemade Christmas gift. Again, this link isn’t available anymore – but this recipe is very similar.
8. Salted Caramels
This salted caramel recipe from Inspired Taste looks perfect. We can’t get enough of salted caramels in our house so this would be our ideal gift!
9. Stylish Wall Hanging
This stylish wall hanging DIY can be made using a tea towel or fabric scrap. Minimal sewing skills are required so even if you’re not handy with a sewing machine or needle and thread then I’m sure you could put this together and amaze your friends with your skills!
10. DIY iPad Case
And for the last of my homemade Christmas gift ideas, this felt DIY iPad case would make such a thoughtful gift. It does require knowing your way around a sewing machine a tiny bit – if you can use a sewing machine to sew in a straight line then you should be ok!
Any homemade Christmas gift ideas you want to share? Do add in the comments below so we can all check them out! And if you are looking for other gift ideas, then do check out my ethical Christmas gift guide, my secondhand Christmas gift ideas, and my non-gift ideas for a less consumerist Christmas.