While we’ve taken all the stress out of finding the perfect Christmas gifts with our present suggestions for mum, gift guides for men or even a selection of gin themed gifts, sometimes finding the perfect present feels impossible. Which is where these handmade Christmas gift ideas come in. Because nothing says ‘I’ve really thought about this present’ like a homemade Christmas gift, does it? Whether it’s easy bath bombs you can make in your kitchen sink, flavoured gin that takes minimal effort, or personalised mugs made using nail polish. It really can be quite easy. So put your DIY skills to the test with these super easy tutorials.
#1 Homemade Christmas gifts – Easy bath bombs
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Who needs Lush when you can make your own lavender themed bath treats from home?
Embroidery Hoop Ornament
Brush up on your cross-stitching skills before giving this DIY a try. Even if you’re a beginner, try one of these simple patterns — FYI, the Christmas tree is the easiest — on a small embroidery hoop, so they can hang it on their tree for future holidays.
#2 – Homemade Christmas gifts – Rhubarb and lime gin
One for them, one for you. This rhubarb and lime gin is surprisingly easy to make, providing you give yourself enough time to put it together.
Christmas Cutout Candle
Listen up, serious crafters: You’ll need to bust out your Cricut machine to cut out a tree design on white vinyl. When it’s done, peel off the design and stick it to the bottom of a hurricane candle holder.
#3 – Homemade Christmas gifts – Gin and lime marmalade
Yes to having this slathered all over toast on Boxing Day. Why wouldn’t you want a gin flavoured breakfast?
#4- Homemade Christmas gifts -Marble Mugs
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Use nail polish to create one-of-a-kind mugs, that you could even gift with a hot chocolate kit. The best part is you could gift these to multiple people at once, and be guaranteed for neither of them to be the same.
#5 – Homemade Christmas gifts -Mug Coasters
Use a cookie cutter to create your own perfectly round coasters, and then delicately paint them by end.
#6 Homemade Christmas gifts – Easy Fimo Tube Necklace
These necklaces look much more expensive than they are, and while they take a ~little~ bit more effort than some of the other DIY Christmas gifts on this list, they’re so worth it.
#7 – Homemade Christmas gifts – Brownie Mix In A Jar
Give the budding Bake Off contestant in your life a new recipe for their repertoire (just make sure you remember to write the instructions on the side!)
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#8 – Homemade Christmas gifts – Cranberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap
Make your whole bathroom smell festive with this dried cranberry soap.
#9 – Homemade Christmas gifts – Mini Macramé
HOW cute are these hanging plant pot holders? Use whatever coloured yarn you choose, before popping a mini succulent and plant pot in the hanging holder.
#10 – Homemade Christmas gifts – Homemade Biscuits (with printable tags)
Got a signature cookie recipe or fancy showing off a bit? Gift your friends and family a little batch each (just try to make sure they’re fresh on delivery)