Christmas means presents. All of us love to get and give gifts and this has been part of the tradition for many centuries. But, it is not always plausible to afford gifts for all your friends and family because the circle of those that you consider close seems to grow bigger with each passing year. However, there is still another option which is to make the gifts instead of buying them.
Homemade gifts are unique, and they make your loved ones feel special because you took the time to make them. And so, if your gift list seems to be growing longer while the budget becomes small a good thought would be to go for homemade gifts. You should also not worry about gift ideas because there are endless of them available and here are homemade christmas gift ideas and tutorials for you to start off.
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DIY Candy Christmas Tree
If you have that friend or relative who loves candy and sweet things a lot, here is the perfect gift for them. It entails using different kinds of candy to create a small Christmas tree. For this project, you will need an empty bottle of wine, tape, and lots of small candy bars. You should place the glass bottle in the middle and then tape the candy bars on it to form the tree.
Homemade Hot Cocoa Kits
You do not need a lot of crafting skills to make these hot cocoa kits, and you can even do it with the kids. For this gift, you will need empty bottles or tubes with metal caps (you can get them in most stores), the hot cocoa mix , mini marshmallows, some ribbons and any other small sweets that you want. You should fill one a tube with the cocoa mix and a couple of others with the other things and tie them with a cute ribbon.
DIY Edible Santa Suit Candy Cups
This beautiful candy cup is a unique gift idea that will make your loved ones happy. You will need some different color candy melt to form the containers, and once you have a few of them, you can fill each with various kinds of treats.
DIY Gold Kisses Christmas Tree
Some gift ideas like this one might look complicated, but they are very easy to do. This tree starts with a golden paper cone where you should stick some almond chocolates and top it with a shiny star. You should them wrap a chain of golden beads around the tree to add to the glitter and finish with a bow ribbon at the top and by putting a few other decorations over the chocolates.
DIY Bath Bombs
Adding a bath bomb to a bathtub makes the experience fantastic, and you will want to spend a few extra minutes decompressing, and this shows that giving them as a Christmas gift is an excellent idea. They are easy to make with the right ingredients, and the good thing is that everything that you need is available in your local store.
Candy sleighs are an exciting gift for kids, and you can make them from almost any kind that you want. But, you have to choose something flat and wide for the base like a bar of KitKat and two candy canes for the sides of the sleighs.
Hershey’s Christmas Tree
This tree is about forming some small triangles with strips of paper and putting them inside a larger one. Also, you have to tie the external one with a ribbon for decoration and firmness and fill the inside ones with nicely wrapped treats.
Christmas Tea Trees
Handmade Christmas gifts are more about creativity than what you make because this is what makes them unique. This simple gift idea is just about gluing some tea bag on Styrofoam cones to create an exotic tree that is perfect for giving someone that loves tea.
DIY Reindeer Food Burlap Sacks with Free Printables
There are infinite tasks that you can do with burlap sacks during the festive seasons, but this gift idea is unique. It entails putting some oats and colorful sprinkles in a plastic bag and wrapping it with the burlap fabric to form a sack. You should tie the top with a ribbon, put the reindeer’s tag and finish by gluing the eyes and jingle bell.
DIY Christmas Pinata
Everybody loves decorations that they can destroy and get some sweet treats and so this pinata should be interesting. You will need to trace out a Christmas tree template on a cardboard box and glue the pieces together to form it. The other steps are about covering it like a pinata and finish by putting the treats inside and covering the base.
DIY Dark Chocolate Truffle Spoons
This Christmas gift will require you to get into the kitchen, but it is a very straightforward recipe even for individuals that do not like cooking. It will entail covering some plastic spoons with morsels (peanut butter and milk chocolate) and you will also need whipping cream, coconut oil, and roughly chopped peanuts.
Easy and Adorable Christmas Tree Oreo Pops
Oreo pops are a sweet treat that everybody loves and would be happy to get for Christmas.To create them you will need white chocolate chips or candy melt, sucker sticks, sprinkles and the Oreos. The process entails inserting the sticks between your Oreos, dipping them in the white chocolate, decorating with the green candy melt and finishing with the sprinkles.
Reindeer Christmas Mason Jar With Yummy Chocolates
The small antlers are the only thing that will require some effort to create in this project.Everything else is straightforward as you only need to fill up the jars with yummy chocolate treats and decorate the cap with a ribbon and deer tags.
Santa Mason Jar
Here is another gift that requires you to use a mason jar. It is simpler than most others as you only need to fill the container with some treats and give it a Santa look with the hat and a belt.
DIY Flavored Popcorn Salts
Flavored salt is very easy to make, and you can do it in endless flavors and package it in a cute jar to make the perfect gift. But, make sure that you mix the salt with spices that the person that you intend to make it for likes.
Santa and Elf Hat Candy Mason Jars
The Santa and elf hats on top of these jars are the highlight of this Christmas gift because the jars are only full of regular candy. You will need to paint foam cones (green for the elf and red for the Santa) and glue them on red papers on the jar lids. The next step is to stick foam balls on Santa’s hat and glittering crown on the elf’s hat.
Snowman Poop Christmas Gift
The snowman poop is just a tic-tac holder with a cute ribbon and an interesting or funny message inside. You should also have a Snowman Poop printable at the top part.
Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments
These ornaments are so effortless to make that you will be tempted to make them for everyone on your gift list. You will require a clear fillable plastic ornament but make sure it is food safe, hot chocolate mix, sprinkles, mini marshmallows and candy cane. The only thing that you need to do is to combine the ingredients and put them in the plastic ornament.
Homemade Peppermint Oreos
These homemade peppermint Oreos with the frosting coming out of the sides look fantastic. But, the packaging in some small Dollar Tree jars with a coffee filter and cute ribbon at the top is what makes this a unique Christmas gift idea.
Sweet Filled Chocolate Coca-Cola Bottle
You will require plenty of trial and error to make this chocolate bottle, but you will enjoy it.You will need some to put some melted chocolate in a small plastic coke bottle and rotate the bottle slowly until it is coated with chocolate completely. Pour out the excess and leave it to dry for a few minutes before adding a second layer after which you can peel out the coke bottle. You should finish by attaching the label from the bottle to your chocolate one and fill it with sweets.
Soft, Buttery, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Homemade Christmas Caramels
The soft and buttery caramels will only require you to follow a simple recipe that includes dark corn syrup, white sugar, butter, whipping cream and vanilla. Once you make them, you should cut them into small sweet size, wrap with wax paper and finish by putting them in small buckets or mugs.
Giant Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
Giant marshmallows can also make a unique Christmas gift. Dip them in hot chocolate and then sprinkle some crushed candy on the chocolate and leave them to dry before wrapping with a clear plastic bag and a ribbon.
Chocolate Brownie Mix in a Jar
If you have that one friend who always seems to have a hard time making brownies, this is the gift for them. It entails layering all the ingredients in a one-liter jar and then attaching a tag with the instructions.
Candy Cane Reindeer
Candy canes always make a fantastic Christmas treat, and so you cannot go wrong by using them for your gift idea. Here you only need to fill up some plastic candy canes with candy and put then on a toilet paper roll. You should then finish by putting wiggly eyes, a red yard and jingle bell on the roll.
M&M Cookies in a Mason Jar
This DIY project also requires you to layer the ingredients in a jar starting with the flour and to finish with the M&Ms at the top. You should screw on the Mason jar lid over a cute fabric and finish by tying it with a red ribbon.