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10 Easy Handmade Gifts For the Holidays

Hey Folks,

I honestly cannot believe how fast the holidays are approaching this year. The only thing I do is Winter solstice, but I don’t want to neglect friends & family that may celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, or anything else. I decided this year to make gifts and send them out. Here are some ideas for handmade gifts for the holidays.

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10 Easy Handmade Gifts For the Holidays

1. Wax Melts-

Wax melts are a great gift to folks who love natural scents in their homes. Typically store-bought wax melts are made of harmful chemicals such as paraffin wax which emits toxic chemicals when burned. Making these on your own can bring down the level of toxicity while keeping on the scent. One Good Thing has a great simple recipe that you can tweak to your own tastes.


2. Candles-

 

I recently made some candles and realized I loved it. The last time I made candles was in 6th grade camp years ago. We made the ones that you dip. You can pickup a kit from any craft store and do your own labels. I love them, and again they aren’t made with all the harsh chemicals.


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3. Soaps

I haven’t tried making soap yet, but it is certainly on my list of things to do. There are soap making kits at your local craft store. What’s great about this is that it makes a perfect little handmade gift, but you can use those skills for yourself or even for opening up your own shop.


4. Sleep pillows

If you can sew a basic stitch, you can make a sleep pillow. Just get some rice and essential oils that help you sleep, like lavender for example. The Tiptoe fairy has a great step by step way to create them here. 

Courtesy of the Tip Toe Fairy.

5. Body scrub

This is a lovely gift and super easy to make. I made some sugar scrub not too long ago, and I loved it. Just get some jars and decorate them and use some color for your scrub.

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6. Chapstick

This project looks super easy. Something Turquoise has step by step instructions complete with printing your own labels. I will definitely try this soon.

Courtesy of Something Turquoise.


7. Lotion-

A simple and natural lotion is sure to be a great handmade gift idea for those close to you. You can always tweak the type of essential oil, but Lia Griffith has a fantastic easy recipe on her blog.

Courtesy of Lia Griffith

8. Custom made tea-

Growing herbs and veggies, I have stumbled across a use for them that people have been doing forever it seems. This was herbal tea. I grow mint and rosemary and lavender right now, but I hope to do more to make more types of tea. You can even buy the herbs online and have a company custom create a tea. Nwedible has a great comprehensive guide to making your own teas at home.

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9. Incense-

I have made incense before and they are rather easy once you gather all your materials. This is a great gift, and I am sure your friends will love it. Here is a great video that helps just in case you may get lost.

Read More: DIY Incense

10. Bake something

Home made baked cookies are a great addition to your handmade gift idea box. There are so many recipes out there and they are easy to package and send quickly.

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6 Comments

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    Brittney
    November 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    This is the most creative list I’ve seen yet! The home made tea blends are such a cool idea!

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    Theresa Bailey
    November 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I love handmade gifts. I just don’t have the time to make them anymore, unfortunately!

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    Brittany L. Bergman
    November 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    These are great ideas! I’m really intrigued by making your own tea. That’s something I’ve never thought of before.

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      Kimberly B
      November 16, 2017 at 11:29 am

      There are some companies that do it, but I have found it to be expensive unless you buy all the spices/packaging yourself

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    Nita
    November 14, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Love the custom made tea! They look amazing and probably taste just as good!

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    Jordyn
    November 15, 2017 at 6:35 am

    I made body scrubs last year and everyone loved them!

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