Easy Frugal Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas
Homemade gifts are a wonderful way to show you care for those you love. Here is a bunch of natural DIY Christmas gifts you can make that are sure to please.
I love making things from scratch, from personal care products like my hair rinse and body cream to home care products like this window cleaner and shower cleaner. But nothing is as much fun to make as gifts for someone else.
I've made homemade Christmas gifts for a long time, but typically they were only cookies and candies. These days I am thinking not just about edible treats like my no-bake cookies, but also about things that would make great Christmas gifts, or really great gifts for anytime.
So--are you behind in your Christmas planning?
Wanting to tighten your budget and avoid spending too much on last-minute gifts?
I've got a great list of homemade gifts that take little time to pull together. Because there's only one week left....Eek!
Quite truthfully, we aren't doing that much traditional hustle-bustle Christmas stuff this year.
My adrenal fatigue doesn't do well when there is too much stress and frankly, I don't care much for all the Christmas season chaos.
(You can see in Slowing Down for Christmas how we try not to do too much.)
But I do like DIY gifts--since they're both homemade and frugal.
I love the homemade touch and my wallet loves the frugal part :-).
This list is a keeper for sure--so many great ideas for everyone on your list. Use it now or refer back to it anytime you need a homemade gift for someone special.
In fact, this list really could be great for all kinds of holidays and events--think graduation, birthday, gifts for teachers, etc.
And if you'd like to supplement this list with even more fantastic homemade gift ideas, check out this post of Homemade Mother's Day Gifts. So many fantastic ideas there that would make great Christmas Gifts as well.
Note that many of these gifts use essential oils. For an extra special holiday gift, you can consider using one of these Holiday Essential Oil Blends to add an extra special Christmas touch to your gift.
Homemade Christmas Gifts
Nourishing Sugar Scrub
I just LOVE this scrub. Super simple and it works great!
Nourishing Lip Scrub
This lip scrub really helps continually dry lips.
Canning Jar Pincushions
I just got a sewing machine for my birthday - I think these are such a cute gift for someone who sews!
Coconut Oil Lotion Bar
These bars are all the rage right now--a fun twist on the traditional body and hand lotions.
Here's how to make them yourself!
Cooling Honey Lip Balm
Who wouldn't appreciate a Homemade Lip Balm for a Christmas Gift, especially with the damage that wintry wind does to lips?
DIY Natural Bath Bombs
Bath bombs, when made with all natural ingredients, add benefits to the bath like softer skin and a mineralizing boost as well.
30 Healthy Christmas Cookies
So many great Healthy Christmas Cookies to choose from!
Gluten-free Christmas Cookies
In case 30 weren't enough for you :-).
Homemade Taco Seasoning
We use this regularly and it makes plain rice and beans meal taste super special!
Put some of this in a little mason jar with a cute ribbon and you're all set.
Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Avocado Truffles with a Kick
These chocolate truffles are loaded with healthful ingredients and taste amazing.
The "Best" Popcorn Topping
This really is super tasty. I get asked for this recipe everywhere we take it.
Put this in a little jar with a cute label and gift it with some popcorn kernels!
Mild Curry Powder
We are curry lovers in our household.
We use it in My Most Requested Recipe - Pakistani Beef Curry.
Our favorite curry power used to be a popular gourmet-ish brand, but once I figured out how to replicate it almost perfectly with this recipe, we've never gone back!
Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark
This bark recipe is so easy and adaptable to any special diet!
"Basic" Homemade Chili Powder
This chili powder is made with readily available ingredients and taste amazing.
Sugar-free Peppermint Fudge
So easy to make and sooo delicious!
Matcha Bark - sugar free and vegan option
Homemade Soap (Without Lye!)
This is a great way to easily make custom soap without handling lye
(you'll see what I mean....)
Essential Oil Body Spray (with many other uses)
Skip the toxins with this easy spray that doubles as a
room spray, pillow spray, and more.
AND... for wrapping it all up...
Printable Gift Tags
A fun way to personalize all of your Christmas Gifts, whether DIY or otherwise.
Do you typically make homemade Christmas gifts?
What do you normally make?
Love the variety of all of the ideas! Pinned.
What wonderful ideas - I am struggling to pick a favourite! I do love food gifts, and those canning jar pin cushions are seriously pretty...but I pretty much like them all!
Some really good ideas there.
I love all these ideas Adrienne. Especially all the scrubs. Those are a must make. Thanks for the great ideas. Merry Christmas Adrienne.
Merry Christmas to you all as well, France!! I just used a scrub on my hands this morning!
Stopping by from Fellowship Fridays. I struggle with Adrenal Fatigue, too - so I know what you mean about stress. These look like some great gift ideas. I love the tasting spoons. So original! Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R: (Link deleted by Whole New Mom due to it not working anymore)
Welcome!!! And from Croatia - how wonderful! Are you from there originally? I just skimmed your post on Christmas. You are right on. I have no extended family here and was sick on Thanksgiving. It was a real bummer but I am trying to focus on what is important. Blessings!
You had me at frugal!
:). Yep - we all need that these days, eh?
Great list of ideas. I'm always looking for ideas like these. I especially like the mason jar pin cushions. thanks
This is a fantastic collection of gift ideas. I love it that there are non-food gifts, and seasonings. I'm saving your post to refer to for next year. Thanks for collecting and sharing!
Good ideas! I will have to keep some of these in mind for next year. 🙂
Adrienne- I just thought you should know how much I love your blog, not only because it is always so darn informative, but because of the heart you've put behind it in every post. The amount of time you've put behind everything you share with us really shows and I just wanted to let you know that this reader appreciates all of your hard work! And all the ideas you've posted here today are just awesome! Thank you so, so much!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
Thank you!!! rough day so I really appreciate it!!!!!