Handmade Christmas Gifts are making a comeback! In a world of technology and amazon prime, it’s exciting to see more and more people getting excited about giving and receiving handmade gifts. Every year, I challenge myself to come up some fresh, unique DIY Gift Ideas that I would like to give (or receive!). Here is a round up of my favourite DIY Gifts from the past 10 years – This list includes gift ideas for a variety of price points, from just $1, all the way up to around $50 – Enjoy!
Gifts in a Tin
In 2015, I did an entire “Gifts in a Tin” series that included 12 Gift Basket Ideas that are sure to please anyone on your list. Each post includes free printable gift tags, labels and a list of items you can include – I’ve even linked the items in them to Amazon so, if you do enjoy shopping from your couch, you can still pull off an awesome handmade gift this year!
- Christmas Baking Kit
- Spa Day
- Movie Night
- Coffee Lover
- Snow Day Survival Kit
- Fairy Garden
- Date Night
- Ice Cream Sundaes
- Family Game Night
- Mom’s Day Off
- Craft Night
- Winter Cold Survival Kit
Arm Knit Blanket with a Fringe
There’s nothing like crafting while watching your favourite television show or in front of the fire on a cool evening. If you’ve never tried arm knitting before, you should definitely give this beautiful Arm Knit blanket a try! Because you’re using such thick yarn, you can knit this blanket up in just an hour or two! I’ve included both printed and video instructions for this one.
Limited budget? No problem! You can make this Marbled Mug with a Dollar Store mug and some leftover nail polish in your favourite colors. You can pair this gift with some powdered hot chocolate or tea for a great teacher or neighbour gift. This post also includes 3 more Dollar Store gifts including, a Personalized Notebook, Embellished Winter Hat, and Furry Pom-Pom Slippers!
Pajama Pants for Kids
This post includes a free, simple sewing pattern to make these easy pajama pants, sure to please the children on your list.
DIY Soy Candles
This video tutorial teaches you how to make scented soy candles using essential oils, spices and/or dried flowers.
DIY Infinity Scarf
One of my favourite gifts to give is a DIY infinity scarf. They’re so quick to make (about 15 minutes), and you’ll get the added enjoyment of shopping around for unique and beautiful fabrics! (or is it just me that gets excited about fabric shopping???)
Christmas Cupcake in a Jar
Aren’t cupcakes the cutest little treats ever? I’ve always loved them. I make them for every party we have, and I also like giving them as gifts. Here’s a fun way to give a cupcake to a friend this Christmas – in a sweetly labeled mason jar! This post includes free printable labels for you to use with your favourite cupcake recipe.
Knit Pearly Girly Mittens
These would make a great gift for the ultimate girly-girl in your life, or for yourself! These mittens feature a lacey ribbed edge, a feminine and practical tie around the wrist, a smocked pattern down the center, and they’re topped off with some lovely faux pearl button embellishments.
Make a 3D Sign with the Cricut Knife Blade
Make this farmhouse inspired 3D sign for a friend or family member with all of their special dates – anniversary, birthday’s, etc. You’ll need a Cricut maker, cricut knife blade, chipboard and vinyl for this project.
Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag and Accessories
Some of my most sacred childhood possessions were the handmade doll accessories and clothing my mom (who’s taught me everything I know about sewing) made for me. This post includes patterns and instructions to make your child their own dolly diaper bag, diapers, wipes case, change mat and bib.
Now that your mind is spinning with Handmade Christmas Gift ideas, how about some DIY Christmas Wrapping?