25+ Handmade Gift Ideas that are simple. The holidays are busy, so homemade gifts should be easy and practical!
The holidays are tough. High expectations. Busy calendars. Tight pocketbooks. Over the years, I’ve found that having a few handmade gift ideas to make is a sweet spot for me in terms of holiday preparation.
…Why? For several reasons… making handmade gifts:
brings me joy (meets those high expectations),
isn’t overly demanding (fits into our busy calendars),
and saves us money (helps ease those tight pocketbooks).
If the handmade gift is simple to make (and all of these are!), I’d venture to guess that I could easily spend as much time shopping for gifts as making something with my own hands.
So, as someone who loves to make, part of my holiday enjoyment is creating for my friends and family. If that’s you, I hope you’ll find some homemade gifts to craft this Christmas season, that fills your creative heart with joy!
As a Maker, part of the Joy of the Holidays is creating handmade gifts for my friends and family.
Wood Handmade Gifts
Not a skilled woodworker? No worries. All of these wood handmade gift ideas are simple and completely beginner-friendly.
Perfect as a family gift, a handmade Advent Calendar is a tradition that can be treasured for many years to come.
Essential Oil Handmade Gift Ideas
Even if you aren’t an essential oil convert, you likely still appreciate the lovely aromas of the oils. Grab a few classics and make a slew of handmade gifts (seriously, a slew, you’ll only need a few drops per project!).