17 Amazing Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas Your Friends and Family Will Love


With a few weeks left until Christmas, you’ll have plenty of time to make any of these creative, DIY Christmas gifts for the ones you love.

Are you looking to try some handmade gift ideas for your friends and family this year? Look no further! I’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Christmas gift ideas to amaze your loved ones.

Some are extra festive and perfect for the holidays, and others are more neutral. With so many creative ideas out there and talented bloggers, you’ll be sure to find something homemade that you can gift to anyone on your list.

Handmade gifts are wonderful because they’re usually less expensive, yet more meaningful. They challenge you to get creative and think about the person you are gifting it to and make something custom to them that they will appreciate. Read along to find your perfect, DIY Christmas gifts.

Handmade and DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

When I saw these DIY soy candles by Jill at The Prairie Homestead, I knew I had to include them. This may be these easiest candle recipe because they’re made right in your slow cooker! No messy clean up required. Some peppermint striped twine and fresh pine will make these candles the perfect handmade Christmas gift for your friends and family.

If a delicious Christmas cookie box doesn’t scream homemade holidays, then I don’t know what does. Constellation Inspiration does a homemade Christmas cookie box every year and they are always beautiful and filled to the brim with yummy cookie recipes. Head over to learn how you can make one this year.

I’ve seen these adorable sugar cookie sacks on Pinterest time and time again and they never get old; they are classic and beautiful and the perfect, DIY Christmas gift. Your loved ones will enjoy being able to make their own cookies! Head over to Celebrate Creativity to get the tutorial now.

Stove top potpourri is such an easy and natural way to get your home smelling cozy for the holidays. Your loved ones will really no doubt love this dried stove top potpourri recipe by Boxwood Avenue.

These mulling spices by Julie Blanner can be used for so many different things including spiced apple cider, potpourri, coffee, tea, and more; they are a great DIY Christmas gift.

The holidays can be hectic and stressful, so your loved ones will appreciate the opportunity to relax afterwards with this mint milk bath recipe by Julie Blanner.

Cutest DIY stocking stuffers?! Ummm, yes please! These honey mint lip balms by The Prairie Homestead are the perfect gift to throw in all your stockings this year or to add along with any of the other gifts here. Make a big batch and you’ll have plenty to go around.

You can go all out this year and gift your loved ones a whole basket of handmade goodies. Get the recipes for all of these wonderful, all natural bath DIYs by heading over to Farmhouse on Boone. You can even get access to the printable labels!

This homemade, fringed throw blanket by Its Always Autumn is easy to make and would make the coziest blanket to snuggle up in on cool winter nights.

Make this cute as can be, DIY, painted snowman mug by I Heart Naptime for someone this year. Be sure to give them some hot cocoa mix and marshmallows to go along with it!

How beautiful is this flower infused milk soap by Reformation Acres?! It would be hard to use it, its too pretty. All of your lady friends would love a bar of this soap this Christmas.

These pine scented soy candles by Sugar and Charm are festive and sweet and would be perfect for anyone on your list this holiday season.

Mmmm I feel like I can already smell this gingerbread body butter by Frugal Mom Eh. This would be perfect for all of your girlfriends, tie it up with some twine and maybe even a gingerbread cookie to go with it.

A lot of our friends and family have wood-burning stoves or fireplaces, so I know these pine cone fire starters by Something Turquoise would be a perfect gift for any of them. They are so cute and would be great displayed up high on a mantel.

Make these homemade, flavored salts by Country Living for all of the cooks in your family. There’s a salt for any kind of dish, they’ll be dying to get in the kitchen to use these.

Do you have a someone who has a green thumb in your family? Gift them this DIY terrarium kit by Whit & Whistle. They’ll love having something to grow and enjoy even after the holidays.

How cute is this monogrammed mug by Earnest Home Co. It would be so easy to personalize it for whoever you are gifting it to by using different colors and a different style of letter. You could even add in a packet of homemade hot cocoa mix and homemade marshmallows to really make it fun.

What handmade gifts are you going to make this year?! Happy gift giving!

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