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19 Best Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts

Are you ready for some great ideas for homemade Christmas Gifts? These easy DIY for Christmas Gifts ideas are budget-friendly but sure to impress.

I’ve gathered several gift ideas that I’ve made over the years and collected some of my favorites that my friends have shared.

I think you will enjoy these homemade DIY gifts.

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Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts – Recipes

First, let’s talk about some ideas for homemade Christmas Gifts recipes that you should begin making right now. These recipes take a little time to process, and now is the time to begin.

Easy, Delicious Homemade Kahlua

By: Rachel At The Ponds Farmhouse

This homemade gift idea needs to sit for 3 weeks; therefore, you want to begin making your homemade Kahlua asap.

This is a favorite hostess gift because it’s cost-effective and much better than purchased Kahlua.

I like to make this recipe and divide it into several small bottles.

Homemade Kahlua is great over ice cream, and this Blue Bunny and Kahlua recipe is so easy and wonderful.

Another great cocktail is Butterfinger Martini Recipe.

Easy homemade Kahlua for Best homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

DIY Simmer Pot Gift Idea

By: Nicolle At Our Tiny Nest

What a great idea for a hostess gift or a gift to yourself. Nicolle shares how you can add the ingredients to a fun pot as a gift or use a mason jar and fill it with all the ingredients. Either would make a great gift that anyone would love to receive.

DIY Simmer Pot Ingredients for Christmas Hostess gifts

Homemade Limoncello

By: Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse

Are you starting to see a theme here? LOL

This is another easy recipe that makes a great gift. It doesn’t take as long to process as the Kahlua, but you need one to two weeks.

Although Limoncello is a great cocktail, it’s also wonderful in this Frozen Limoncello Tart with Toasted Coconut recipe.

How To Make Homemade Limoncello Gifts

Homemade Ice Cream Sauces

By: Elizabeth at Pinecones and Acorns

Get ready to say YUM. Elizabeth shares two recipes that make great gifts, but I’m not sure any would be left if I made them. LOL. I can’t decide between the Salted Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge and the Bourbon Pecan Salted Caramel. YUM!

Two Recipes for yummy ice cream sauces

Gift Basket with Home Canned Foods

By: Jen at Midwest Life & Style

Who doesn’t love to receive a home-canned jam or pickles? Jen shares how you can easily make these home-canned items and tips on making a gift basket with them.

Canned Food gift basket

Homemade Sugar Scrubs

By: Regina at Saved From Salvage

Talk about a great gift idea, and Regina shares three different Sugar Scrub Recipes. In addition, she has the most creative ideas for packaging your homemade gift.

Get ready to have some impressed friends.

3 recipes for Sugar Scrubs

DIY For Christmas Gifts

Napkin Decoupage Coasters

By: Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse

This is another of my favorite DIY projects because it’s so cost-effective.

In addition, the options are unlimited, and you can personalize the coasters with napkins that work for any decor or personal interest.

DIY napkin decoupage coasters for best homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

How To Make A DIY Recipe Towel

By: KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms

What a clever idea. This would make a great Christmas gift and also would be great for other occasions such as bridal showers, mother’s day, birthdays, etc.

Get creative with this idea and share you favorite recipe on a tea towel.

Recipe Tea Towels - DIY Craft Project makes a great hostess gift for Christmas Gift Ideas

DIY Felt Bookmark with Embroidered Initial

By: Amy at Amy Sadler Designs

Do you have book lovers on your Christmas list? What a thoughtful and unique gift that will be treasured for years. See how easily these felt bookmarks can be made.

Felt Book Markers with embroidered initials.

DIY Hand-painted Magnets

By: Julie at My Wee Abode

I always need a magnet for my refrigerator notes, and these cute hand-painted ones have many options.

This easy DIY for Christmas gifts can be personalized with home decor colors that work for everyone on your gift list.

hand painted DIY magnets for great Christmas gift ideas

DIY Silverware Pouches

By: Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm

Wouldn’t you love to receive these great silverware pouches as a gift? Renae shares how easy they are to make, and you’ll also want to make a set for yourself.

Silverware pouches best Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts

How To Make A Barn Quilt

By: Niky at The House on Silverado

Niky is sharing a step-by-step tutorial to make this great wood barn quilt. This is an excellent gift idea and is very cost-effective.

DIY Wood Barn Quilt for Holiday Gift Giving

How To Make A Hand Knit Chunky Blanket

By: Wendy at WM Design House

If you love throw blankets, you are going to love this idea. I have multiple throw blankets around the house and on the porches. I can’t believe how easy Wendy makes this look. I’m certainly going to give it a try.

Make a hand knitted Chunky Throw Blanket

Best Ideas To Share Plants for Christmas Giving

Gifting an Amaryllis for Christmas

By: Stacy at Bricks N Blooms

My friend and master gardener Stacy suggests gifting homegrown plants for holiday gift-giving. Who wouldn’t love to receive one of a beautiful Amaryllis?

She also shares how to care for the Amaryllis so that it lasts throughout the season.

How to care for Amaryllis - they make great Christmas gifts

DIY Kitchen Herb Garden Gift Idea

By: Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill

Jennifer shares how easy it is to make a gift of fresh herbs that can provide herbs in the kitchen all winter.

I know I love having fresh herbs year-round, and this would be a welcome gift.

Make an herb garden for the kitchen to give a hostess gift.

A Few Pinterest DIY Gift Ideas

Handmade Lavender Sachets

By: Kenarry

DIY scented lavender sachets

Homemade DIY Extracts

By: Kirbie Cravings

Homemade Herb Extracts for holiday gifts.

Scented Mason Jar Candles

By: Ideas To Live For

Scented Mason Jar Candles make great Christmas Gift Ideas

Cranberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap

By: Simply Stacie

handmade Cranberry Shea Butter Soap for Christmas Gift Giving.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope this gives you some creative gift-giving ideas.

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19 Best Gift Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts - DIY Projects and Recipes


Sunday 4th of December 2022

Happy Sunday Rachel! I just wanted to let you know I shared this post in my weekly Nesting this morning. So many great ideas :)


Sunday 4th of December 2022

Nicolle, I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.

Nesting - Our Tiny Nest

Sunday 4th of December 2022

[…] 19 Homemade Christmas gift ideas from my friend Rachel.  Her kahlua sounds delicious! […]


Sunday 4th of December 2022

Thanks for sharing.


Saturday 3rd of December 2022

So many great ideas! Thank you for sharing my amaryllis post! xo


Saturday 3rd of December 2022

Stacy, you are welcome.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 2nd of December 2022

I can't believe there are so many great ideas in mone place Rachel. I am so inspired.


Saturday 3rd of December 2022

Kim Thanks so much.


Wednesday 30th of November 2022

These are mazing ideas? I need to get busy making them. HUgs to you. Thank you so much for including me.


Thursday 1st of December 2022

Renae, Yes, I need to get busy as well.