Looking to put together a few homemade and handmade holiday gifts this year? I’ve got you covered with 12 super simple to make recipes and crafts that will make the perfect affordable and special gift.
Gifting season is upon us and this year I’m so excited to craft up a few really special handmade holiday gifts. I’m especially fond of handmade holiday gifts to give as teachers gifts, gifts for co-workers, gifts for doctors and nurses, the list goes on and on.
And I am so excited about this list of 12 simple holiday gifts that you can make yourself! I plan on making several gifts this year, and so many of these handmade gift ideas are topping my to do list.
See Also → 3 of our favorite easy and beautiful handmade gifts to give during the holidays!
12 Simple Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas
Everything from handmade hot chocolate bombs to DIY marbled clay jewelry dishes to body scrub and luxurious cream that you can make in your very own kitchen; the list of simple handmade holiday gift ideas goes on and on.
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
This super simple homemade hot cocoa mix is perfect for gifting and has a long shelf-life. And really, who doesn’t love homemade hot chocolate?
Homemade Gingerbread Caramel Corn
I absolutely love gifting caramel corn. It’s delicious and not something people would typically make for themselves. This caramel corn in particular is full of gingerbread spices, making it utterly perfect for the holidays!
Easy Handmade DIY Glittering Lip Scrub
I had no idea making homemade lip scrub could be so easy until I started making my own. It works wonders for winter chapped lips and bonus: makes such a thoughtful handmade holiday gift, especially when you’re looking for something small and portable to bring to say friends or co-workers!
DIY Beaded Friendship Bracelets
This holiday season, let family and friends near and far know you care by sending them a stack of these DIY beaded friendship bracelets. I love that these are simple to make, very on trend right now, and can easily be slipped into an envelope for a small gift that can even be put in the mail.
Spiced or Spiked Apple Cider Gift Jars
Spiced or Spiked Apple Cider Gift Jars are the cutest DIY; perfect for holiday gifting. The make-ahead cider mix is simple to make ahead, and anyone who receives this will surely love it.
DIY Marbled Clay Dish
Create a marble effect using oven-bake clay to make your own ring dishes. I promise it’s easier than you might think! Plus, each and every one will be unique, making this handmade gift extra special.
3-Ingredient Classic Chocolate Fudge
This 3-ingredient chocolate fudge recipe is the perfect classic fudge, made super simple, and all in one decadent bite. Give this fudge as a gift for the holidays or serve alongside your holiday and Christmas cookie trays.
Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix
This gingerbread spice mix is simple to make but so much better than store-bought. Use it to make your favorite gingerbread cookies or gift it to anyone in your life who loves to bake!
Homemade candied cinnamon-roasted almonds are a holiday season gift go-to for our family! These unbelievably delicious candied nuts are the perfect snack to serve before Thanksgiving or your next Holiday dinner, make an awesome simple homemade gift that you can make in big batches and gift to friends and family in jars, and they taste AMAZING.
Love pecans instead? This version of candied pecans is equally yummy and popular.
DIY Hand Repair Cream
This easy to make hand repair cream is a great gift for anyone who love to cook, garden, or work outdoors! You can personalize the scents using different essential oils (this one is made with with eucalyptus & lemongrass!) and the result is always a luxuriously rich hand cream that’s perfect for holiday gifting.
One of the simplest and most delicious gifts to give is homemade granola. I love that you can make it in big batches, it’s super customizable, and it’s delicious to boot.
Hot Chocolate Bombs
Ever heard of hot chocolate bombs? The unique take on easy hot chocolate has taken the internet by storm. Made simply with chocolate ganache and any hot chocolate toppings you’d like, these adorable chocolate bombs can be individually wrapped, and make for the perfect easy holiday gift.
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