Easy and Beautiful Homemade Christmas Gifts

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  • Homemade Christmas Gifts are my favorite both to give and receive. They show so much thought, and most importantly, are handmade with love. Through the years I have shared several homemade Christmas gifts that I have included in this little gift guide for you today. I look forward to sharing this year’s gifts with you next week. Enjoy!

    A set of bright and beautiful Color Salt Dough Ornaments are easy to make and look so pretty in a cellophane bag simply tied with a ribbon.

    Homemade Christmas Gifts | How to make color salt dough ornaments | a beautiful DIY Christmas ornament

    Salt Dough Ornaments make beautiful Grandparent gifts / gift tags. Kids can not only easily make them with cookie cutters and a straw, but put their own fingerprint on them as well.

    salt dough ornament recipe

    It’s no secret why my teepee tutorial is so popular – its easy, inexpensive and can be made in less than an hour. Not to mention the countless hours of fun your kids or grandkids will have in it!

    add a little christmas magic to kids bedrooms

    Sugar Scrub makes an easy neighbor, teacher, or friend gift. You can make large batches at a time in just minutes and you’ll need to, because you’ll want a few for yourself, too. They make your skin feel so incredibly soft and turn your shower into a spa.

    homemade rosemary mint sugar scrub the best winter fragrance

    This Mint Milk Bath has been a reader favorite for years. It’s another easy neighbor or friend gift that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.

    homemade bath milk recipe

    Lip Scrubs are the best way to beat dry lips – especially in winter. They’re quick and easy to make and require just a few ingredients available at grocery stores.

    exfoliating lip scrub recipe

    Gardening Gift Basket – in some states it’s not too late to plant bulbs, or they could hang onto them for an early spring planting. Give the gift of a blooming spring.

    A beautiful hostess gift idea for a friend - gardening gift basket

    Whether your friend loves to garden indoors or out, these easy plant markers are perfect for their favorite herbs.

    Christmas gifts | diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

    A Snowman in a Can is a childhood favorite – gift them everything they need to enjoy the first big snow of the year.

    A Christmas gift for kids that will last for years to come - a snowman in a can!

    Potted Paperwhites are one of my favorites to enjoy December through January. There are so many beautiful ways you can gift them, but this year I used vintage and antique bowls.

    how to grow paperwhites also known as narcissus

    Framed Recipes are a beautiful way to remember a loved one or celebrate your favorite recipes.

    framed family recipes and other simple Christmas decorations

    Rather than gift a beautiful flower arrangement, consider a wreath they can enjoy all season. You can easily update an inexpensive evergreen wreath with this simple tutorial.

    how to make a beautiful christmas wreath from an inexpensive hardware or grocery store wreath

    My special blend of Mulling Spices are easy and beautiful to gift with free printable labels. Recipients can enjoy with wine, cider, maple syrup or alone as potpourri.

    best mulling spices recipe

    Bread Dipping Oil {coming next week}

    What woman doesn’t love wine and chocolate? This Wine and Chocolate Gift Basket with Molten Lava Cake Mix is easy to make, and even easier to enjoy!

    Gorgeous gift basket filled with wine, potted paperwhites for a beautiful January & an easy molten lava cake mix!

    Stack of Cookies

    thin chewy giftable lace cookies

    One of my most popular recipes also makes one of the easiest {and most delicious} homemade Christmas gifts – Cinnamon Bread! One batch makes 6 mini loaves perfect for gifting.

    homemade Christmas gifts | easy cinnamon bread recipe

    This easy Sweet Bread recipe also makes 6 delicious, perfectly giftable loaves – get the details and recipe here. You can also make a Cranberry Bread or Sweet Orange Bread! Did I mention it takes just 5 minutes hands on time?

    homemade Christmas gifts | easy sweet bread recipe perfect for gifting

    Latte Cookies with “Sending you a latte love” and “Wishing you a latte joy” gift tags.

    christmas cookies with gift tag

    The gift tags can also be used on this easy Latte Bread!

    latte bread with espresso

    Who doesn’t love Beer Bread smothered in butter? This foolproof recipe is always a winner.

    Incredibly good {and easy} beer bread recipe!

    You can find all of my giftable quick bread recipes here.

    easy bread recipes to gift

    A beautiful Box of Cookies always makes a great homemade Christmas gift. Learn how to box and ship cookies here.

    Pack & ship cookies with easy with these simple tips!

    I hope you enjoy these simple homemade Christmas gift ideas.

    (originally published 2015)

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