The last few years, Christmas has just seemed so overwhelming and commercial. Have you felt that, or is it just me?
My boys are teenagers now and the items on their wishlist get smaller but more expensive. Mostly things that have to do with technology.
I would like to have a Christmas where everyone makes things for each other and a commercialized holiday turns to more of a thoughtful holiday.
So today, I am going to search the web and bring you some fun, thoughtful ideas for gifts you can give to your family. They may not cost alot, but they take time and effort to make. By starting early, you have time to put thought instead of just money into your gifts.
Simple Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub @ Suburban Simplicity
5 Minute DIY Lip Balm @ The Seasoned Mom
10 Minute DIY Milk & Honey Soap @ Happiness is Homemade
Homemade Lemon Soap @ A Pumpkin and a Princess
For the Animal Lover
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats @ Wholefully
Homemade Cat Treats @ Wellness Mama
DIY Leash, Hook & Dog Treat Jar @ Like Honey
Homemade Paw Balm @ Halifax Dogventures
Transfer Photos on Wood @ A Girl and A Glue Gun (this could be used to make ornaments or coasters)
How to Crochet Washcloths Tutorial @ Craftaholics Anonymous
Personalized Gift Mugs @ Pennywise Cook
DIY Sweater Pillows @ PopSugar
Glass Etching Cookware @ Make It and Love It
Things to Eat
Vanilla Extract Recipe @ Natasha’s Kitchen
DIY Infused Olive Oils @ Just Putzing Around the Kitchen
Homemade Cocoa Mix Favors @ Rhiannon Bosse
Gingerbread Granola @ Leigh Anne Wilkes
Need more help? I have a couple of friends that have great resources for homemade gifts:
Melissa K Norris from Pioneering Today has a new book out called Handmade and a Masterclass to go with it that teaches you how to make several homemade beauty products. Check it out here: (affiliate link) Handmade Masterclass
Jennifer Osuch from Self Reliant School has a FREE 7 Day Handmade Christmas Gift Challenge to help you make presents for your friends and family. Check it out here: (affiliate link) Christmas Gift Challenge.Get these 17 quick and easy homemade gift ideas for a DIY Christmas. #christmas #homemadegiftsClick To Tweet
I hope that these projects will give you some ideas for gifts you can make your family for Christmas. Christmas should be a time of caring and sharing, not breaking the bank or maxing out the credit cards. These homemade gift ideas will show that you remember the real meaning of Christmas.
Which homemade gift ideas are you going to try? Please let us know in the comments below. Thanks!