Out of all the tangible gifts that can be given, a heartfelt, handmade gift is the most precious. It could be something as complex as a hand-knitted blanket, or as simple as a batch of chocolate chip cookies. No matter what you choose, these handmade Christmas gifts will inspire you to create something special for the ones you love!
Gifts for Homebodies
One of the best seasonally-inspired gifts that you can share with someone is a jar of stovetop potpourris. All you’ll need is dried versions of the fruit and herbs. Simply add them to a pretty mason jar with a festive tag on top.
Beeswax candles are so simple, beautiful, and require only two ingredients! They can be simply poured in a traditional glass jar. Or, you can get creative and use a large and shallow stoneware with multiple wicks, to create a statement piece.
Gifts for Skincare Lovers
Not only would a homemade moisturizer be a great present year around, but it especially makes a wonderful gift in the winter when everyone’s skin seems to be extra parched from the cold. A bonus tip for this one, print the recipe on pretty paper, and include it with the gift so they can refill their own jar when they run out!
Just like the homemade moisturizer, this beeswax lip balm is perfect for chapped winter lips. These two gifts even pair well together as a mini moisturizer bundle. These lip balms can be batch made at once, so they also would make the perfect stocking stuffer too.
Gifts for Cooking Lovers
This is not only a wonderful stand-alone gift for those that love to cook, but it is also a great addition to other handmade Christmas gifts such as wood cutting boards or wood kitchen utensils. You can make a larger batch of this if it’s a gift on it’s own, or a miniature batch to pair with a wood utensil set. You could even print the recipe on a pretty piece of paper and tie it to the jar so that they can refill their jar when they run out!
There are two ways that you can gift these delicious seasonings. You could either make all of the seasonings and gift them as a set, or you could give them beautiful seasoning jars and print the recipe on pretty paper so that they can make their own seasonings! It would pair well with a beautiful mortar and pestle too.
Gifts for Food Lovers
Can you think of a more delicious and festive gift than a whole pan of melt-in-your-mouth sourdough cinnamon rolls? Though these would be a wonderful gift on their own, they would pair well with giving a 12” cast iron skillet, in which you could serve the cinnamon rolls.
You can use any of your favorite pie recipes to do this. I love my sourdough pumpkin pie, but any recipe will do! I suggest wrapping it in a kraft paper bakery pie box with a pretty bow on top. You could also gift the pie right inside of a ceramic pie dish as part of the gift.
The simple and traditional gift of bread would be welcomed by nearly everyone. You could even pair it with a homemade honey butter whip or orange cranberry butter on the side.
Not only does this make an amazing gift, but these sourdough rolls can be made same-day, which makes this a perfect last-minute gift idea! If you’ve got the time, you can plan ahead by getting a wicker basket and lining it with a festive tea towel to give your rolls in.
This one may be on the more practical side, but for someone who doesn’t normally get a homemade loaf of bread, this would be the ultimate treat! Consider pairing it with a selection of jams and preserves, or if you’re feeling really fancy, a batch of homemade butter.
Their mouth will water just looking at this! You could gift it as one large loaf, or you could slice it into strips and wrap each one in brown parchment paper and a twine bow. This would also make a great gift on Christmas morning, and it doubles as breakfast for everyone!