22 Homemade Christmas gift ideas that are easy to make

22 Homemade Christmas gift ideas | Beanstalk Mums

There’s a lot to be said for a homemade Christmas gift ideas.

Not only do they make thoughtful presents, but they can be cheap and a great ‘quality time’ project to do with your kids.

The trick to homemade Christmas gifts is to keep them super simple to minimise disaster and maximise the fun of making them.

If you’re thinking of DIYing your present giving this year, here are 22 homemade Christmas gifts that are easy to make.

EDIBLE HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS IDEAS

1. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE JAR

First on our list of homemade gifts idea: Foodies will love this DIY brownie jar that looks and tastes amazing. They are also a breeze to make and look look really effective.

 Double Chocolate Brownie Jar | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Mason jar, flour, salt, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cocoa, semisweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, chopped nuts.

How easy is this present to make? Super easy … just layer the ingredients in the jar, no cooking needed! Get full details from: Room for Tuesday.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Foodies with a sweet tooth.

2. PARMESAN THYME CRACKERS

These Parmesan thyme crackers are what we have in mind when it comes to homemade gift ideas. Yummy and festive!

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Parmesan Thyme Crackers | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper, unsalted butter, Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh thyme.

How easy is this present to make? Easy, the crackers come together in less than an hour.  Get full details from: West of the Loop.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Your cheese and biscuit lover.

3. FLAVOURED SUGARS

Add a little something extra to regular sugar and turn it into a festive gift that your friends will love.

Flavoured Sugars | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Unwaxed orange and lemon, caster sugar, dried lavender flowers, cinnamon, cloves.

How easy is this present to make? Easy, just mix the flowers, spices and ground orange/lemon into the sugar. Get full details from: Good Housekeeping.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Anyone with a sweet tooth who likes a gift with a twist.

4. FRIENDSHIP SOUP MIX

For people who like savoury edible gifts, this friendship soup mix is just the thing. Each jar serves 12 people.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Friendship Soup Mix | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Quart jar with lid, beef bouillon granules, dried minced onion, dried parsley, uncooked wild rice, uncooked long grain white or brown rice, dried green split peas, dried lentils, elbow macaroni, tri-coloured rotini pasta, card stock, ribbon, twine or string, gift bow.

How easy is this present to make? Super easy. Layer each ingredient in the jar, seal and decorate with ribbon and a festive tag. Get full details from: Oh My Creative

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Friends, elderly relatives or people or need some help in the kitchen.

5. HOT COCOA BAR IN A BOX

Here’s one of our most popular homemade Christmas gift ideas: a basket of holiday sweetness in the form of hot cocoa. Who can resist?

Hot Cocoa Bar in a Box | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Decorative basket, basket filler, chalkboard tag, mason jar mugs with lid, plaid ribbon, hot cocoa toppings (crushed candy canes, marshmallows, mini M&Ms), hot cocoa mix.

How easy is this present to make? Easy. After filling the mugs with cocoa and cocoa toppings, decorate the basket however you like. Get full details from: A Night Owl

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Doesn’t everyone love a hot chocolate?

6. CHRISTMAS ENGRAVED COOKIES

This rolling pin takes Christmas cookies to another level. Perfect as a hostess gift or for when you want to impress.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Christmas Engraved Cookies | Beanstalk Mums

Available at: Ebay for $5.57

What you need to make this DIY gift: Christmas rolling pin from Etsy and your favourite cookie recipe.

How easy is this present to make? Easy. Make your dough as usual and use the rolling pin to create designs.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Perfect for kids stocking gifts and school teachers.

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7. PHOTO LOVE HEART WALL HANGING

Nothing beats this photo heart wall hanging for a Christmas gift. It looks like it takes hours to make, but it’s actually very easy, and possibly one of our favourite homemade Christmas gift ideas.

Photo Love Heart Wall Hanging | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Photo frame, printed photos, poster board and image editing program (if you want the photos to look uniform).

How easy is this present to make? Medium easy. You’ll need to get your photos printed at roughly the same size for a uniform look. You might also want to edit them before printing. Get full details from: It’s Always Autumn

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Mums, friends and anyone who loves a DIY gift from the heart.

8. WINE GLASS CHARMS

The kids can help you make these cute wine glass charms. Pro tip: Use crystals or jewel stickers if you hate glitter.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Wine Glass Charms | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Wooden clothespins, liquid watercolours or acrylic craft paint, white glue, glitter, craft varnish, paint brushes

How easy is this present to make? This is really easy even if you’re not into crafts. Just paint the clothespins with your favourite colours, coat in glue, add glitter or crystals and seal with varnish. Get full details from: Happy Hooligans

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Kids, parents, family

9. YOU ROCK PICTURE FRAME

Are you out of homemade Christmas gift ideas for the men in your life? This rock picture frame is the answer.

You Rock Picture Frame | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Frame, paint, polished rocks, super glue.

How easy is this present to make? Easy peasy. Simply glue the stones to the frame and add your favourite photo. Get full details from: Dollar Store Crafts

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Anyone who loves outdoorsy décor.

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10. TEACUP CANDLE

Your friend will cosy up to this lovely tea cup candle scented with their favourite essential oils. This are cheap and easy to make but look super professional.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Teacup Handle | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Saucepan, tea cup and saucer, wooden or metal skewer, wax wick, wick holder, paraffin wax, dried petals, cinnamon, essential oils for scent.

How easy is this present to make? Medium. There are step by step instructions and photos to guide you even if you’ve never made a candle before. Get full details from: Country File

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Friends, neighbours, teachers … anyone!

11. HAND CRAFTED CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Why not have some fun designing your own Christmas decorations for friends and family to hang on their trees. They will be completely unique.

Handcrafted Christmas Decorations | Beanstalk Mums

Available at: Amazon for $13.06

What you need to make this DIY gift: Wooden baubles from Amazon, paint, twine or ribbon for hanging.

How easy is this present to make? Easy. Gather the kids and have a fun time painting and personalising the ornaments.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Grandparents, teachers, and great for family/friends overseas as they are cheap and easy to post.

12. SEASONAL SUCCULENTS

Is there anything cuter than these seasonal succulents? We don’t think so. And it comes together in just a few minutes!

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Seasonal Succulents | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Glass jars or candle holders, chalkboard tags, clothespins, succulents.

How easy is this present to make? Easy … takes less than 15 minutes to make. Get full details from: Happy Go Lucky

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Green thumbs and plant lovers … of a friend with a new pad.

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13. ORGANIC SOAP

Grab this easy-to-use soap kit and make cute little personalised soap gifts. They are fun to make, fun to give, and will have everyone smelling lovely.

Organic Soap | Beanstalk Mums

Available at: Etsy for $59.80+

What you need to make this DIY gift: Organic soap kit from Etsy

How easy is this present to make? Easy. Everything you need is in the box, including soap moulds, soap base, essential oils and recipes.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Teachers, family and smelly friends!

14. LUSH BATH BOMBS

If you want to make your own bath bombs to give as gifts, this is the recipe you’re looking for. It’s fairly simple and there’s a video tutorial you can follow.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Lush Bath Bombs | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts, water, essential oil, olive oil, food colouring, bowl, whisk, jar and bath bomb mould.

How easy is this present to make? Medium. For teen years and above ideally. Get full details from: DIY Projects for Teens

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Stressed out mums, parents and friends.

15. LUXURIOUS SUGAR BODY SCRUB

Here’s one of our favourite homemade Christmas gift ideas that’s easy, practical and sure to please: a luxurious, all natural body scrub made with just three ingredients.

Homemade sugar scrub recipe

 

What you need to make this DIY gift: Granulated sugar, olive oil or coconut oil, favourite essential oils, small mason jar.

How easy is this present to make? Easy, just mix everything together and fill the mason jar. Add a bow and tag and you’re done. Get full details from: Wellness Mama

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Mums, family, friends and great stocking gift for teenage girls.

16. PERSONALISED LIP BALMS

Get this amazing lip balm kit and make your loved-one some beautiful balms. We won’t judge if you decide to keep the odd one for yourself though.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Personalised Lip Balms | Beanstalk Mums

Available at: Etsy for $35.54+

What you need to make this DIY gift: Lip balm kit from Etsy.

How easy is this present to make? Easy. The box has everything you need to make 5 different kinds of lip balm.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Everyone loves a lip balm, especially if it’s made by you.

17. DIY LAVENDER CLAY MASK

There’s no better gift than a clay mask gift that you made yourself. This one requires a lot of ingredients and tools, but once you have everything it’s easier to make than it looks.

DIY Lavender Clay Mask | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: 8 ounce jars, distilled water, argan oil, avocado oil, emulsifying wax, BTMS-50 conditioning wax, Kaolin clay, purple Brazilian clay, lavender essential oil, evening primrose extract, optiphen, clay mask template

How easy is this present to make? Medium and you’ll have to hunt around for some of the ingredients. Definitely worth the effort though. Get full details from: Soap Queen

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Teens, parents, friends, beauty product lovers.

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18. SNOWMAN CHOCOLATE BARS

These snowman chocolate bars make a sweet homemade Christmas gift for kids, teachers and neighbours.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Snowman Chocolate Bars | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Flat chocolate bars, white paper, orange paper, yarn, tape, scissors, glue, markers

How easy is this present to make? Easy. This one also makes a great family project. Get full details from: The Gracious Wife

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Kids, teens, teachers, neighbours.

19. SUPER COOL COUPON BOOK

Grab this Etsy printable to make your own booklet of Christmas coupons. The coupons can be fully personalised for each recipient.

Super Cool Coupon Book | Beanstalk Mums

Available at: Etsy for $12.65

What you need to make this DIY gift: Printable Christmas coupon book from Etsy, printer.

How easy is this present to make? Easy. The booklet comes with festive templates that are fully editable so you can personalise them however you want.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Significant others, friends, parents, siblings.

20. MAKE YOUR OWN BON BONS

Did you know that you can make your own Christmas crackers? This bon bon kit is perfect for DIYers.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Make Your Own Bon Bons | Beanstalk Mums

Available at: Ebay for $15.00

What you need to make this DIY gift: Christmas bon bon kit from eBay

How easy is this present to make? Easy.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: The perfect gift to take if you have been invited for a Christmas meal.

21. WOODEN BEAD KEY CHAINS

We love these boho wooden bead chains in pastel colours and we’re sure your friends will love them too.

Wooden Bead Chains | Beanstalk Mums

What you need to make this DIY gift: Leather or suede cording, wooden beads, scissors, paint or stain, key rings.

How easy is this present to make? Easy. Another fun project that you can do with the kids. Get full details from: The Sweetest Occasion

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Kids, teens, teachers, neighbours and great stocking gifts.

22. HILARIOUS CHILL PILL JARS

These funny chill pill jars are just what the doctor ordered for people who desperately need to chill and relax. Fill the jar with candy or their favourite things.

22 Homemade Christmas Gifts | Hilarious Chill Pill Jars | Beanstalk Mums

Available at: Etsy for $7.82

What you need to make this DIY gift: Chill pills printable labels from Etsy, printer, Adobe Acrobat reader for editing, mason jars, candy.

How easy is this present to make? Easy.

Who would love to receive this homemade Christmas gift: Exhausted people who need to relax.

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