5 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is an expensive time for all of us. You may have kids who want the latest games console or a boyfriend who wants …the latest games console. But for those who you want to create something special – maybe a best friend or a sibling – why not make your own gift.

Homemade gifts show the maximum amount of thought and will also save you money. Think of an item that best suits their personality and you can guarantee there is a present you can make based on that theme. Here are five ideas for great home-made gift ideas which will hopefully serve as some inspiration. 

Ceramic Pots

Personalise a Plant Pot

Plants are a great way to brighten up someone’s home or work environment and are said to improve mood. This is a simple but lovely idea for the plant fan in your life. Get a potted plant, either a kitchen herb or an attractive house plant, and transfer it into a ceramic or clay pot. Get some ceramic paints and paint a cute pattern, nice message or simply get a variety of plants and paint the various pots different block colours to give them a set. 

Soap Bar

Create Your Own Soap Bars

Transform a big bar of soap into a selection of interesting and pretty soaps for an aromatic pampering present. All you need to do is melt down a bar of soap using a microwave (in 15 seconds increments, be careful not to overheat and discolour) or over a pan of boiling water then mix with colourings, fragrances and dried botanicals/exfoliants of your choice. Create a mixture of colours and fragrances and package in an attractive way for a great looking gift. 


Knit a Stylish Tie

Knitted ties have come back into fashion in a big way. Luckily, they are quite easy to knit therefore making the perfect present for the sartorially conscious squire in your life. All you need is a knitting needle, yarn, measuring tape, paper clips and an existing tie for reference. 

Make Your Own Record Art

You can pick up a record for next to nothing these days and they provide great source material for a cool wall hanging. Mandala designs look great on the circular ‘canvas’ and hanging a group together will add to the effect. Other ideas for ways to manipulate old records into decorations include bowls, clocks, shelves and quirky photo frames. 



This one requires slightly less artistic skill – although if you want to go all out, you can decorate the packaging to your heart’s content.  Group together a number of objects along a theme and present them in an attractive manner. The theme could be the recipient’s favourite shop, foods, gadgets or even around some travel plans.

 Do you like giving or receiving homemade gifts?

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