This year I have teamed up with some awesome homesteading bloggers to produce over 100 DIY gift ideas for Christmas, or any other gift-giving time! There is nothing more personal and thoughtful than a homemade gift. People appreciate the time and effort that went into the gift a lot more than a gift that was purchased quickly at the mall. Or at least they should. And the good news is that you don’t have to spend many hours making something useful and beautiful. Check out these great gift ideas you can make for your loved ones this Christmas! The first ten are mine, and following that are links to my friends’ lists to combine for over 100 gift ideas. Enjoy! 1. This simple but useful alternative to plastic wrap makes a very special gift. The wax coating allows the fabric to “cling” nicely to whatever you are covering and it can be washed and reused many times. I used beeswax but you can also use a vegetable wax. 2. So delicious looking you might just want to eat it! This simple whipped body butter makes a decadent gift that nourishes dry winter skin. 3. While I still use rags to wipe up my messes, these non-disposable towels might help someone turn the “green” corner and ditch the paper towels! They add style to the counter and are a lot more absorbent than paper. Made from upcycled towels and fabric, these towels aren’t hard to make if you have a bit of sewing experience. 4. Handcrafted soap makes a very functional and beautiful gift. These all natural bars are simple to make and make use of the healing qualities found in goat milk to create a soothing, gentle bar. If you haven’t jumped onto the soapmaking bandwagon yet… now is the time!!! Give yourself at least 3 weeks for your soap to harden before you give it away. 5. Solid perfume makes a delightful gift and you can choose your own fragrance! Very quick and easy to make. 6. High quality anti-aging moisturizers are super expensive to buy. Make this one for a fraction of the cost and treat someone to an amazing product! With super antioxidant ingredients like sea buckthorn and green tea. 7. Lip balms make great stocking stuffers, and once you realize how easy they are to make you’ll never buy another one again! This recipe has three different flavors to choose from. 8. Everyone likes chocolates… don’t they? These amazing, melt-in-your-mouth homemade chocolates are easy to make, sustainably-sourced and taste oh soooooo good! 9. A DIY sweater pillow makes a fun gift and you can upcycle an old sweater at the same time! With minimal sewing skills you can create a funky, cozy and unique pillow. 10. Make your own taper candles. Homemade candles are beautiful and simple to make. The elegance of taper candles paired with the naturally fragrant beeswax is a winning combination.
Enjoy browsing through the following links for many more great gift ideas!
Evergrowing Farm’s DIY Holiday Gifts
Homestead Honey’s Last Minute Handmade Christmas Gifts
Learning and Yearning’s Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas
Joybilee Farm’s DIY Christmas Gifts
Montana Homesteader’s Homemade Christmas Gifts
Livin’ Lovin’ Farmin’s 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts
Urban Overalls’ Chocolate Scented Lip Balm
Imagine Acres’ The Super Scarf Knitting Pattern
Homestead Honey’s 100+ Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas
Attainable Sustainable’s Greener Gift Giving For The Holidays