This is a guest post from Sophie Emily Blogs. Sophie can also be found on Twitter and Instagram.
This year at Christmas it will be nice to (hopefully) be able to spend the day with loved ones. After the very strange year last year I think majority of us will be grateful to spend the day with family.
While it’s nice to be able to spend time with loved ones, it can also be a stressful time. Particularly when it comes to gifting. There’s always that added extra stress of what do I get for this person? Can I afford it? Will it arrive in time, or do I need to find something local? It might become a little overwhelming!
Why not try making a homemade gift this year? A homemade gift often feels more personal and can often save you a few pennies.
In this post I’ve listed a few ideas of homemade gifts you could make for your friends and family this year. Have a read below for some inspiration of what to create this year!
Are you good at baking or cooking? Or good at following recipe instructions? Why not make some food related gifts for the food lovers in your family! Here are a few ideas of foods to make for Christmas gifts:
- Cake jars
- Chocolate chip pizza cookie
- Homemade cookie box
This would be great if you have a cricut, but you can also use online printing companies such as Printful or Printify. You can create name labels and have them printed out to stick on items to make it more personalised! Personalize the memory you love most on projection necklace! Engraved love never fade, and treasured memory will always be with you.
Knitting / Crochet
Do you have a child to gift for? Or someone who needs a scarf, hat or blanket? Why not knit some cosies for this person. You could also crochet a cute little teddy for a child to gift to! This would be perfect if you love to knit/ crochet or even a great starting opportunity.
Photograph Collage / Frame
Get your favourite photo with your family/ friends printed out to frame. You could decorate the frame and jazz it up, so it fits with the receiver’s décor! If you can’t pick just one photo, print out all your favourites to place on a large canvas or in a large photo frame.
Paint a Jar
Paint a big jar for someone who loves flowers to turn it into a vase. A big coffee jar would be perfect to paint and turn into either a vase or a biscuit jar! If you have smaller jars, you could decorate these and turn them into a specific money pot. Great for someone who is saving for a holiday, house, pet or anything!
Create a Hamper
Hampers make the gifts look Christmassy and you don’t have to use wrapping paper! Great if you hate wrapping presents. All you need is a wicker basket which can be found in several places online, a bow and cellophane. Place your personalised gifts in the hamper, wrap the cellophane around and top with the bow to make a nice-looking gift.
Know someone who loves the smelly goodies? Have a go at making some homemade bath bombs to gift! Not only will it feel personal, but they look relatively easy and fun to make. You could also make your own candles and turn it into a relaxing spa hamper!
Are you an arty person? Why not create some art to gift to your loved ones. Here are a few ideas of what you could do:
- Digital portrait
- Painting of their favourite place
- Drawing of their pet
- Artwork of their home
- Create a letter for their room – great for kids!
There are so many possibilities on homemade gifts for your loved ones! The best thing about them is you don’t have to be perfect at them because it’s the thought that counts.
Do you give homemade gifts at Christmas? Let us know your favourite things to make!
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Food related gifts are such a great idea – I’ve never thought of them 😆 knitting and crochet is also super sweet as it’s from the heart. Great ideas!
Food gifts are the best!
I love the idea of homemade gifts and these are all great ideas! I especially like the idea of a gift basket of goodies (who doesn’t want to receive that!). Thanks for sharing.
Love these ideas
These ideas are fantastic! I like homemade gifts more to be honest cause they show me that someone put effort in creating something for a loved one. I remember one of the best gifts I was ever given was a photo album from my best friend and our almost 20 years of frienship. Nothing could beat it!
All of these homemade ideas sound wonderful! I especially love the idea of creating your own hamper x
I love that idea too!
I love doing homemade gifts for Christmas too! I made homemade vanilla extract to give away this year too!
Ok that sounds lovely!
Loved this post, so many great ideas! Homemade gifts are my favourite to give and receive ❤️
I need to do it more!
Great suggestions! Food is always a good idea.
Food is always good!
I do love gifting personalised presents at Christmas, it just seems more sentimental and personal (obvs!) x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Haha yes I agree!
Homemade gifts are always so thoughtful. One year, I made ornaments for everyone in my family and people loved them. And if anyone can knit or crochet, that’s such a good gift idea! Thanks for sharing these
Awh that’s a lovely idea!
Such amazing Christmas gift ideas. I am all for homemade gifts as the thought, time and energy that someone put in them is so precious.
Antonia || Sweet Passions
It really is!
I’ve given crocheted items at Christmas 🙂 Not sure they were all 100% appreciated, but I know some were and it was nice to use my crocheting skills to make something for someone else.
That’s lovely; if it’s not appreciated then that’s on them!
Homemade gifts are always so lovely and show thought and effort has gone into it. I have made some gifts using other things before that cost next to nothing but show a great deal of love. Thank you for sharing these awesome homemade gift ideas.
Lauren – http://www.bournemouthgirl.com
That’s great. It can save so much money can’t it!
I used to really love making gifts for people when I was a little younger. I got away from it in my 20’s, but this year I’m doing it again because I find it to be really personal and sweet – plus it saves money! I’m putting my homemade spiced mocha mix into clear ornament balls and decorating them for some of my friends 🙂 Love your suggestions as well and I’ll have to remember them for next year!
Oh wow that sounds like a great idea! I’d love to see a photo of them!
Lovely suggestions! I agree that homemade gifts give that personal touch. Thanks so much for the ideas!
They sure do x
Wow, this is a great post! Especially so if you’re gifting for family or friends. These ideas are very creative.
They sure are x
These are such fab gift ideas. Great to do with the kids too! Everyone always loves a handmade gift from a tiny person! I’d love to have a go at crocheting. I think it could be my thing.
Oh yes a great idea for things to do with the kids!
Before COVID, we received a hamper of home made chutneys, breads and small cheeses and honestly, it was the best gift ever. We kept all of the little jars and we talk about it now even years later. Can’t beat home made!
Oh that sounds lovely!
Great tips. I love a homemade gift.
Baking is always fab to give away to someone else and I like the idea of a picture collage.
It really is!
Homemade Christmas gift ideas go well with sustainability. Thank you 🌍🎄😊
It sure does!