• 10 Handmade Gift Ideas To Get Creative With This Christmas

    Hey everyone – I hope you’re all doing okay. Today I have brought you a little crafty post with some handmade gift ideas. As you may already know I love giving (and receiving) handmade gifts on any occasion – I feel it is that little bit more personal and you can create lovely things that are totally unique. Below I have compiled a few of my favourites that will hopefully inspire you to get creative this Christmas. Enjoy!

    Handmade Lavender Sachets

    Photo courtesy of kennary.com

    These lavender sachets may not be your first idea for a gift but they can make such cute little stocking fillers or hamper additions. You can adapt them to any occasion by using seasonal fabric and experimenting with different essential oils to freshen up your drawers.

    Cinnamon Lip Scrub

    Photo courtesy of foodfunfamily.com

    You can make lipscrub at home so easily – the tutorial from foodfunfamily.com uses just a handful of ingredients to create this lovely handmade gift. The opportunities are endless with the different flavours you can experiment with, but I had to go with the cinnamon one to share with you just because it gives that extra little Christmas vibe!

    Handmade Snow Globe

    DIY snow globe with tree inside
    Photo courtesy of reekoscience.com

    This handmade snow globe is so gorgeous and one of my favourites from the entire list. There is an item or two that you may have to purchase specifically for this creation but if you’re feeling ambitious this is definitely something to try out as the end result is so beautiful.

    DIY Room Spray

    handmade room spray gift
    Photo courtesy of marthastewart.com

    Room spray isn’t as much of a common handmade gift but in my opinion, it’s much nicer than the ready-made type – there are no unknown chemicals involved and the dried flowers are such a lovely touch which easily tops shop-bought spray.

    Handmade Coasters

    handmade coasters
    Photo courtesy of modpodgerocksblog.com

    Coasters are so diverse as they can be made out of so many various materials. In the tutorial I have included, qualitylogoproducts.com share with us several different materials that you can use to make some lovely unique designs and what they’re best suited for. What’s better is, you don’t even have to sew them so it really is a beginners project that anyone can do.

    Painted Rock Holders

    painted rocks
    Photo courtesy of ilovepaintedrocks.com

    These painted rock holders are such a unique idea that I’ve never seen before! They would look wonderful painted in Christmassy themes, as name holders for the table or as a gift to hold photos on. It is a really inexpensive way to create a cute gift in a short amount of time.

    Clay Ring Dish

    handmade dish gift
    Photo courtesy of abeautifulmess.com

    I have made these myself previously as gifts and I was very surprised that it’s not too tricky at all, even with the marble effect. I used polymer clay which is generally my go-to but I’m sure air drying clay would work too as this is a bit more accessible in shops.

    Snowflake Soap

    handmade soap gift
    Photo courtesy of momfoodie.com

    These little snowflake soaps just look good enough to eat!! They’re almost too pretty to use. You can create these little soaps with whatever moulds you wish and decorate them to make them your own. I can just imagine them wrapped in cellophane with a cute ribbon, waiting to be enjoyed.

    Decorated Candles

    decorated candles
    Photo courtesy of howdoesshe.com

    This is such a good idea from howdoesshe.com! They bought these inexpensive candles that were originally plain and then used napkins to create the sheet music effect. So clever and would make a lovely gift for a music lover. Alternatively you could use any napkin design following the same instructions to create a totally bespoke gift for a loved one.

    Homemade Bath Salts

    handmade bath salts gift
    Photo courtesy of thesprucecrafts.com

    I have been following many of The Spruce’s blogs for a while now – it seems there is NOTHING they haven’t written about as they have such wonderful ideas that I wish I’d have thought of! The photo of these bath salts just makes me want to run a hot bath and put candles on and soak in the gorgeous lavender scent. Check out the tutorial below to see how to create these lovely looking bath salts at home.

    That’s the end of this little crafty blog post – I hope you have picked up some new handmade gift ideas for the upcoming months. Be sure to let me know your favourite in the comments below!

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    1. October 16, 2020 / 7:07 pm

      This is such an insightful post, thank you for all the ideas! I especially love making little lip scrubs and cute shower jellies, they’re efficient but very well-received!

    2. Valerie
      October 17, 2020 / 2:18 am

      Wow, those music notes on the candle look fantastic! I love the snowflake soaps, they’d be great for gift giving and putting out for the holidays.

      • Kerri
        October 18, 2020 / 3:50 pm

        they’re gorgeous aren’t they! I was so inspired gathering these ideas x

    3. Cedric Noronha
      October 17, 2020 / 5:44 am

      Very good post about handmade gift ideas. Highly informative. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

    4. Rhian westbury
      October 17, 2020 / 1:32 pm

      I want to try clay work to make something like the dishes. I want to make my own chocolates this christmas so I’m going to get some moulds and give it a go x

      • Kerri
        October 18, 2020 / 3:51 pm

        ooh they sound fab x

    5. October 17, 2020 / 4:01 pm

      These are such lovely ideas. I think home made or handmade gifts from small businesses are going to be really popular this year x

      • Kerri
        October 18, 2020 / 3:51 pm

        definitely, it’s lovely to support handmade businesses especially when things are all a bit up in the air at the moment! x

    6. October 17, 2020 / 8:00 pm

      I love receiving homemade or handmade presents but never really made any to giveaway, this year with your help I will try making some starting with Cinnamon Lip Scrub, which looks like a fantastic gift

    7. October 18, 2020 / 9:01 am

      I love so many of these ideas. I have been looking for some homemade gift ideas. Love the clay dish, rock holder and the coasters. Will have to try and make some

      • Kerri
        October 18, 2020 / 3:52 pm

        Thank you! I’d love to see 🙂 x

    8. October 18, 2020 / 3:13 pm

      I LOVE handmade gifts. I love to give and to receive them. These days we all own way too much stuff and sometimes it is hard to impress people. That’s why I always encourage my son to make gifts for our family members. Last xmas he made them some clay ring dishes, similar to the ones you showed, and they loved it x

      • Kerri
        October 18, 2020 / 3:33 pm

        Thank you for your comment, they sound wonderful! x

    9. October 19, 2020 / 6:17 am

      Your blog is providing us with useful information!

    10. October 19, 2020 / 10:18 am

      Love giving and receiving homemade gifts and always looking for inspiration of new gift ideas. Adore the marbled clay ring dish, they are beautiful.

    11. May 2, 2021 / 5:13 pm

      True. Handmade gifts are made personally rather than other normal gifts. Great lists.

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