DIY-Homemade-Holiday-Gift-Ideas - Fun DIY homemade gift ideas for beauty, "no bake" foods, home, and kids. Can you believe that it’s only 8 days till Christmas? Amazing how quickly it snuck up on us!

During this last week before Christmas, many of us have lots of parties or events to attend. Wouldn’t it be nice to bring a homemade gift? If you need some inspiration, here are some great DIY Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas*.

*The majority of the ideas came from the talented Merry Monday Link Party participants. 



Most of these are super easy and have easily available ingredients.

  1. Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub @Sparkles of Sunshine – Love this one…only three ingredients
  2. DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub + Printable Label @Tabler Party of Two – Super pretty pink color and a printable too!
  3. Festive Elastic Hair Tie Gift @Simply Salvage – Great gift idea and super easy to make.
  4. Homemade Coconut Lime Hand Scrub @Crafty Allie – Great way to keep your skin smooth and soft.
  5. Homemade Lip Balm @Craft Allie – Everyone needs some lip balm during the cold weather.
  6. Peppermint Bath Salts @Fiber Artsy – Wouldn’t it be nice to relax in a peppermint bath after a long day at work?


Below you’ll find ideas that require no baking. However, if you prefer baking, you can check out the Cookie &  Dessert Round-up for the holidays HERE or the round-up list at the bottom of this post.

  1. Homemade Cappuccino Mix @Little House Living – Who wouldn’t want a nice cappuccino mix for all those cold nights?!
  2. Printable Christmas Recipe Cards @Faith Filled Foods for Moms – Print these out and write down family favorite recipes on them. Love it!
  3. Hot Chocolate Santa Mug @Crafty Allie – I love getting mugs filled with goodies…especially something warm to drink for the cold nights.
  4. Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix @Little House Living – Don’t have time to bake? Make a cookie mix jar.
  5. Whole Wheat Chirp Cookies @A Southern Fairy Tale – Want a healthier cookie mix? Try this one.
  6. Gluten Free Raisinet & Chocolate Chip Cookies @Be Free For Me – Need a gluten-free idea? Try this yummy cookie in a jar recipe mix.
  7. Cajun Dirty Rice in a Jar @Veggie Belly – Who says you can only give cookies? How about a nice side dish in a jar.
  8. Chicken Noodle Soup, Country Cornbread Mix, and Mini Apple Pies in a Jar @Momma Told Me – Want to give a full meal in a basket? Get all three of these recipes for a complete meal!


Lots of great keepsake ideas for the home here.

  1. DIY Coffee & Tea Mug Gifts @Yum Eating – Great keepsake items and any family member, especially grandparents would love this.
  2. Deer Silhouette Etched Glass @Gingerly Made – A beautiful gift that looks like you spent a lot of money on.
  3. Easy Christmas DIY Party Favor or Hostess Gift @Tabler for Two – It doesn’t get any easier than this simple candle gift idea.
  4. Ladybug Coasters @Stone Cottage Adventures – Cute idea that can easily be adapted to any theme.
  5. Framed Reindeer Footprint and Photo Gift @Syncopated Mama – Everyone loves a personalized photo frame.
  6. Wooden Napkin Rings @Love Create Celebrate – This is such a cool and simple idea.


Need a fashionista gift idea? How about these…

  1. Crinkle, Ruckle, Scrunch You Can Knit! @Sequins In The South – You don’t need to know how to knit to create this scarf…all you need are your hands and some yarn!
  2. Leg Warmers from Sweater Sleeves @Sparkles of Sunshine – If you like to upcycle, this is a great gift giving craft.
  3. Felted Wool Sweater Bag @ Sparkles of Sunshine – Another great upcycle idea.

For KidsHomemade-Gifts-For-Kids

  1. Washi Tape Pencils @Sarah Celebrates – Super fun and easy way to fancy up some standard pencils.
  2. Comic Book Glasses Case @Sum of their Stories – Personalize a glass case with some fun comic book pages.
  3. DIY Playdough Mix in a Jar @The Frugal Girls – This is a super fun gift and every kid loves playdough.
  4. Easy Ribbon Headband @The Crafty Blog Stalker – Super simple tutorial on making your own cute ribbon headband.
  5. Little House Sticky Note Holder @Keeping It Real – Cute way to carry around sticky notes.
  6. DIY Action Figure Louffa @Creative Clementine – This is a super easy way to make a fun bath toy gift.
  7. Art Bag @Keeping It Real – Great way to keep a budding artist organized.
  8. Handmade Christmas Bookmarks @Keeping It Real – Fun bookmark ideas

Need more ideas DIY Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas? Check out these other DIY Homemade Gift Ideas Round-ups…

Gifts from On The Home Front @On The Home Front

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas @Taylor-Made Ranch Homestead Blog

13 Homemade Gift Ideas – Food @Life with Lorelai

Homemade Christmas Gifts @Smart Party Planning

20+ DIY Gifts and Ideas @Wesens-Art

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