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26 Handmade Gifts for Everyone on Your List

While giving gifts is one of the most fun parts of the Christmas holiday, making gifts to give to loved ones is even more fun.

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Frosted Winter Frames Wall Decor

These beautiful rustic frosted frames would make a beautiful addition to any home. Made with simple wooden frames, you could choose colors to match your recipient’s home and decor style. Not feeling crafty? Check out these 26 holiday gifts that give back.

Get the directions from Arts & Crackers

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Pedicure in a Jar

A pedicure is on every woman’s wish list and how fun is this Pedi in a Jar?! Pick out a decorative jar and fill it with supplies that make for a perfect pedicure like nail polish, files, clippers, and more. Follow these steps for a perfect DIY pedi.

Get the directions from So Easy Being Green. 

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Sweater Pillow

This handmade gift idea is not only lovely for the recipient, but also a great way for you to upcycle sweaters in your closet. It’s a simple sewing tutorial that you could put together in an afternoon.

Get the directions from Viva Veltoro

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Gingerbread Homemade Body Scrub

Bath and body products always make great gifts because who doesn’t love a good pampering? This homemade body scrub is made with the perfect holiday scent… Gingerbread! Psst…ginger offers lots of benefits for your skin.

Get the directions from You Brew My Tea

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Christmas Nativity Peg Dolls

How adorable are these peg dolls?! They look beautiful painted as a Christmas Nativity Peg Dolls set and would make a wonderful homemade gift.

Get the directions from Viva Veltoro

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Homemade Bath Fizzies

Bath bombs are so on trend right now and they’re even more fun because they are so easy to make yourself. With a few ingredients, you can make jars of homemade bath fizzies for gifts. There are even different bath bomb recipes depending on the mood you’re trying to create with the bath!

Get the directions from The Shirley Journey

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DIY Color Etched Mugs

Do you have a coffee or tea lover on your Christmas list? They will love these adorable and fun color etched mugs. They’ll look like you bought them at a designer store, but they only take a few supplies to make for relatively little cost! Check out these 30 gifts for men that will make you look like a hero.

Get the directions from Busy Being Jennifer. 

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Cherry Vanilla Homemade Lip Scrub

This homemade scrub is just for the lips and is the perfect handmade gift for the women in your life who always have a lip balm in their pocket or purse. Find out more home remedies for dry, chapped lips.

Get the directions from Midwest Modern Momma.

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Christmas Cookies

Gifting and getting homemade cookies and snacks is often a favorite. Making Christmas cookies is part of the fun of gifting a plate full and here are some great Christmas cookie recipes. A plate full of cute Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies would make a perfect holiday gift!

Get the recipe from So Easy Being Green.

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DIY Christmas Potpourri

A gift that smells like Christmas? Yes, please! There are different ways to make beautiful smelling potpourri blends such as from plants in your garden or fresh fruit.

Get the recipe from Thrifty Jinxy

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Map Coasters

These map coasters are everything. They would make amazing gifts for anyone because they can be so personalized—with hometowns, favorite vacation spots… anything! With a little Modge Podge and clear acrylic spray, you’ll have a handmade gift that is truly priceless. Check out our gift guide for world travelers.

Get the directions from Trish Sutton

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Travel Toothbrush Holder

Do you have someone on your list that loves to travel? This adorable Travel Toothbrush Holder is easy to make from a washcloth! Here are the must-have gifts for first-time homeowners.

Get the directions from Must Have Mom

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

If you have someone on your list who loves to cook, this idea is perfect. Whip up some homemade vanilla extract and gift it in beautiful bottles for lovely handmade Christmas gifts.

Get the recipe from Flour on My Face

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Christmas Stockings

If you’re looking for a more festive holiday gift, sewing Christmas stockings would make the perfect early holiday gift. They’re easy to personalize with different fabric and monogram options and are a pretty basic sewing project.

Get the directions from So Easy Being Green

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Upcycled Denim Apron

Here’s another idea to upcycle items from your closet—who knew you could turn a pair of denim jeans into an apron? Here’s the tutorial on how to make your own denim apron to gift.

Get the tutorial from A Girl & a Glue Gun.

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Wire-Wrapped Bracelet

Bangle bracelets make beautiful gifts, especially when you can make your own. It takes relatively few supplies and little time!

Get the directions from Moms & Crafters

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Stress Relief Teacup Candles

Candles are always a hit for holiday gifts and making your own makes them even more special, especially when they’re in beautiful teacups! Get the full details on how to make your own teacup candles. Here’s the right way to burn candles to make them last longer.

Get the directions from Frugal Mom Eh!

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Upcycled Cup Sleeve

You can upcycle sweaters into more gifts that you might imagine and this coffee sleeve is perfect for people on your list who loves to drink warm beverages.

Get the directions from Organized 31

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Wood Burned Cork Trivets

These Wood Burned Cork Trivets look like they came straight from a designer magazine, but believe it or not, they’re easy to make! You’ll be sure to wow your recipients with these.

Get the directions from Ribbons & Glue

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Snowflake Lotion Bars

Another bath and body product that you can DIY for handmade gifts are lotion bars. These Snowflake Lotion Bars are festive in scent and shape!

Get the recipe from This Worthey Life

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Flower Wall Clock

We’re loving this gift idea and how easy it would be to personalize to any theme. The paper flowers turn this dollar store wall clock into a beautiful handmade Christmas gift.

Get the directions from How’s Your Day

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Upcycled Chandelier Terrarium

Terrariums and succulents are definitely on trend right now and what better gift than to combine them both in a super trendy chandelier form? Get the full details on how to make these adorable pieces.

Get the directions from The Kim Six Fix

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Family Photo Display Board

Picture frames are a lovely gift to give, but sometimes people run out of space. This family photo display board is a great way to gift pictures of your family without having to sacrifice space for frames. Here’s how to preserve old photos.

Get the directions from Mom on Timeout

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Salt Dough Ornaments

Making DIY ornaments with your children is a super fun activity, but it can also be a great homemade gift idea (here are some other DIY Christmas ornament ideas!). Using this easy salt dough ornament recipe, you can make keepsake ornaments that are fun to decorate the tree with year after year.

Get the directions from Viva Veltoro

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Tea Towel

This adorable tea towel is so easy to make—with a strip of burlap and a paint pen, you can make it fit any theme for a loved one.

Get the directions from So Easy Being Green

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Sewing Gift Basket

This is a fun gift idea for someone who is crafty. Put together some fun sewing supplies and gift in a dual-purpose basket for a lovely handmade gift idea.

Get the directions from Frugal Mom Eh!

Lindsey Galvez
I've been the author of So Easy Being Green since 2010. The blog started as a resource for parents who wanted to make small changes that would make a big impact on a better world and their family. I wanted to share how making small green changes IS easy.
Today, Lindsey Blogs continues that message, but has also evolved into a space where I share my favorite people, moments, brands, recipes... and everything in between!

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