Sometimes Christmas can be made all the more special when we take the time to create homemade gifts. It’s a great way to save money as well as show your loved ones that you care. And the best part? Your kids can get involved!
Here are 10 creative Christmas present ideas to give you lots of ideas as well as some fun activities with your children.
Home-baked gifts are perfect for every recipient. Love, time, and patience go into creating delicious treats - your friends and family will appreciate the effort!
Have a look at 3 easy recipes to try with your toddler over Christmas for some easy and fun baking ideas for the family.
Why not make a scrapbook for your partner or parents with lots of help from your children? Get a collection of your best family photos printed, then have fun sticking them down and decorating each page with designs, drawings, and hand-written notes.
Homemade candles are surprisingly easy to make! Candle-making sets will include everything you need for this creative homemade gift.
You can also melt crayons or leftover wax from candles before pouring them into a glass jar and adding a wick to create your very own masterpiece.
To make your own snow globe you’ll need:
Start by glueing your decorative items to the inside of the lid of the glass jar. Fill your jar with the water and add glycerin (this will help the glitter to fall more slowly), then add some glitter and sequins.
Add hot glue around the inside of the lid before screwing it on to the jar. Leave to dry before turning the snow globe over! If you like the design example above check out the sweetest occasion blog for inspiration.
Making Christmas tree ornaments for family and friends is a wonderful way to make your gifts more personal.
You could laminate photos, create paper chains, cover wooden Christmas shapes in coloured fabric, or hand paint baubles. Get creative with it! Need some ideas? Check out the blog Need to Know for instruction.
Offer a DIY bath set to the family member that most needs to relax - or just loves a bath!
Decorate an old shoebox with paint or coloured paper before adding some shredded paper to the inside.
Here are a few things that you could consider adding to your box:
Laminate photos or paint colour strips to make personalised bookmarks - these work wonderfully as part of a ‘Secret Santa’ gift!
Make flavoured salt or oil by adding herbs, garlic, chilli, or lavender to sea salt or olive oil. You can get creative with a whole host of flavours! Do some research to see what works well together or simply taste it before you gift it.
Soap is an age-old homemade gift, and for good reason! Making soap is as fun for children as it is for adults. You can experiment with adding different scents or dried flowers, as well as playing around with different ways to gift wrap your homemade soaps.
Look for a soap-making kit or do some research into the necessary ingredients and how to stay safe whilst doing it!
To make coasters, you’ll need:
Cut your image to match the size of the tile before glueing it down. Cover the tile in 2-3 layers of mod podge (allowing for drying time between each layer) before sticking your small foam pieces to the corners underneath the tiles. If you like the design example above check out the blog OhMeOhMyBlog
Happy crafting & Merry upcoming Christmas!