Are you looking for some homemade gift ideas you can use this holiday season? We think making gifts is a great way to go. Not only will it save you money, but it ensures that you gift recipients will get something that is 100% unique. And who doesn’t adore a gift made with love?
Of course, getting started is easier said than done. To give you some ideas, here are 5 easy gifts to make for the holidays.
One of the hardest people to buy for on your list will be your child’s teacher. Chances are you don’t know the teacher well enough to get something personal, but at the same time, you don’t want to be another parent gifting a coffee mug. This gift is a great way to go; since the caramel is for dipping, you can gift apples with it, and the containers are reusable and decorative.
Do you need some small items to fill in other gifts or to use as stocking stuffers? Don’t run out and buy lots of little things that run up the bill and don’t feel special. Instead, make them. This DIY lip balm is a great alternative to the lip balm packages that are big around this time of year, and you can gift it to almost anyone.
Need a hostess gift? This butter recipe is perfect. It goes well with soft, warm rolls as well as waffles, pancakes, and many dessert recipes. If you would prefer to not be yet another guest gifting the hostess a bottle of wine, this butter is a great alternative.
Macarons are super trendy right now, but actually making them can be tough. Rather than baking the real thing, play into the trend by making and gifting these ornaments. Made from bottle caps, most of the materials you need will already be around the house. And if ornaments aren’t quite right, you can turn them into jewelry, garlands, and more.
So, we have covered teachers, hostesses, tend-followers, and your average gift recipient, but what about those who don’t quite fit into the above categories? Say, the mailman, or a neighbor you don’t know too well? Gift this Christmas bark in a nice container. It incorporates seasonal colors and flavors, making it the ideal Christmas gift that manages to not be generic.