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--both since they are 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
I just LOVE this scrub. Super simple and it works great!
This lip scrub really helps continually dry lips.
I just got a sewing machine for my birthday - I think these are such a cute gift for someone who sews!
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!
Who wouldn't appreciate a Homemade Lip Balm for a Christmas Gift, especially with the damage that wintry wind does to lips?
Bath bombs, when made with all natural ingredients, add benefits to the bath like softer skin and a mineralizing boost as well.
So many great Healthy Christmas Cookies to choose from!
In case 30 weren't enough for you :-).
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.
These chocolate truffles are loaded with healthful ingredients and taste amazing.
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!
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 (it is sooooo much cheaper), we have never gone back!
This bark recipe is so easy and adaptable to any special diet!
This is a great base for Italian Dressing or Veggie Dip!
These little balls of goodness are packed with a nutritious punch!
I love chai. Really--who doesn't?
This would make a great Homemade Christmas Gift for any tea lover on your list.
We love anything pumpkin! This would be a great gift. For me :-).
AND... for wrapping it all up...
A fun way to personalize all of your Christmas Gifts, whether DIY or otherwise.
Got another great last-minute DIY gift to share?