Handmade Gifts For The Holidays

How many times have you heard the words shipping shortage in the last few weeks? It’s crazy I know. Considering everyone is talking about it and thinking ahead to holiday shopping, I thought I’d share some alternatives to retail. Handmade gifts may be a good option this year.

These are all useful as well as pretty!

One easy idea is to make your own candles. The candles shown below are really simple and can be easily customized with different scents as well as different ways to dress up the jar. Rather than the jars you could also use pretty teacups, vintage glasses or virtually any vessel you can think of.

diy handmade gift ideas for Christmas

You could also try these DIY floating candles – they’re so pretty for centerpieces. You could bundle a bunch of them in a pretty mesh bag or decorative container.

how to make floating candles, gift ideas

I’m a sucker for handmade soap. Whenever I see it at fairs or festivals I have to try it. This pine soap is so pretty and I’m sure it smells amazing. Make a batch for your friends and family!

diy pine soap

Most people suffer from dry skin in the winter. These winter sugar scrub bars would really come in handy for exfoliationg.

handmade lotion bars

If you know someone who suffers from backaches, headaches, or any other ache you could make them a DIY heating pad . Experiment with different fabrics!

soothing gift ideas

How cozy is this chunky knit blanket? Who wouldn’t love to curl up with that on a cold night? I just saw a TON of this chunky yarn at Michaels stores, no shortage on that!

DIY chunky winter blanket

Another exfoliating and soothing idea is DIY oatmeal soap. Stamp it with little Christmas stamps for the season.


I’ve never tried homemade lotion bars but I definitely like the sound of it. These are so pretty as well.

Christmas gifts you can make yourself

I intentionally did not include food on this list because that is a whole different category. However, these hot chocolate stirrers were way too cute not to share.

cute homemade stirrers

You also can’t go wrong with bath bombs.

diy gift ideas

I’ll bet these rose bath bombs smell heavenly.

diy christmas gifts

Know someone with a fireplace or firepit? These scented fire starters would be a great gift!

handmade christmas gift ideas

For the gamer or hostess, these scrabble coasters are super cute!

make your own coasters

One more candle idea I thought was very pretty are these music sheet candles. It was made by transferring the graphic onto the candle. Love these.

diy candles

Will you be making any handmade gifts this year?

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