My Top 10 Best Homemade Gifts For Christmas That Are Both Frugal And Easy To Make
If you’re like me and not a brilliant cook who can rustle up little delicacies to give as beautiful gifts, what gifts can you make that don’t involve cooking?
What are the best homemade gifts for Christmas you can make that don’t cost a fortune in materials and don’t involve intricate kitchen skills?
We all know Christmas and holiday time can become very expensive, very quickly.
When you’re determined to save money for your longer term goals, spending out hundreds of pounds on gifts you hope family and friends might like doesn’t make sense.
Giving gifts that have cost you time rather than money is the answer. The best homemade gifts are made with love and your family member will enjoy it all the more.
I’ve put together my top 10 best homemade gifts for Christmas. These are all fabulously frugal handmade, homemade gift ideas that you can make easily.
They don’t cost much and they are all super easy to make. Being simple to make is my number one criteria – I’m just not artistic and can’t be dealing with too many separate steps and ingredients!
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If you live near the sea or have a shell collection that needs a new lease of life then this homemade gift idea is perfect for you.
It’s very frugal, it’s re-purposing things you can pick up for free. And they look super cute on your Christmas tree!
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For those of you who can follow instructions and don’t mind a bit of sewing, these hand warmers are the best homemade gifts to make.
You could churn out quite a few in one go and I know everyone who receives them will love them.
Use warm, Christmasy fabric and you’ve got some great stocking fillers people will love.
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For something different but super useful, how about this lovely little bookshelf? Practical, stylish and lovely to look at.
You don’t need to be a carpenter, just able to follow the simple instructions (and we can all do that can’t we?)
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Another fabulous homemade gift to make using wood is this gorgeous holiday star sign. So simple!
But such an effective decoration don’t you think?
Perfect for those family members who are always a bit harder to buy for.
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When you’ve got kids, I promise you that the best homemade gifts for Grandparents will always be pictures of them.
But we only have so many surfaces for pictures so why not give pictures in a slightly different form? A useful, usable form?
These tile coasters are functional and fab. And so easy to make!
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Staying with the theme of kids, how about a towel adorned with your child’s hand print?
Grandparents and family members will love the thought that has gone into these homemade Christmas gifts.
Getting your kids actively involved gives it that added fun factor.
Sugar scrubs make the best homemade gifts for Christmas for both friends and family. Teens especially will love them.
The fantastic thing about making sugar scrubs is they use everyday cheap ingredients and take no time at all to prepare. These 3 sugar scrubs are among my favourites:
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This body scrub has Christmas written all over it with the cinnamon and cloves.
There’s nothing like those two spices to get you into the Christmas spirit.
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This rose body scrub will delight the teens in your life who are loving the pink look.
In fact I think most females in your family would love to receive this scrub as a Christmas gift.
It’s so beautiful and the smell is gorgeous.
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Who doesn’t need a bit of peppermint to pep them up occasionally?
The answer is to have a peppermint sugar scrub.
You get the peppermint aroma whilst having the luxurious feeling of a gently sugar scrub.
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Finally, this gift will take a bit more time and is for a very special recipient.
If you read through why a weighted blanket is so important for some children then you’ll know that every minute spent making one will be worth it.
Still very easy to make, just more time required. But so very worth it don’t you think?