Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re scrambling to get your gifts together, don’t worry—we have plenty of DIY gift options to share with you today.

But, if a DIY doesn’t sound like your thing, Elsie put together this big gift guide with plenty of options for everyone on your list.

OK, back to homemade gift ideas. All of these (over 50!) DIYs have one thing in common— they are easy to make. Keep scrolling for all the goods!

These photo frame ornaments would make a special gift for a family member or friend. And, they are made with salt dough (so nostalgic!).

Other gift ideas that are made with salt dough:

A jar of whipped peppermint hand scrub is perfect during the cold winter months. This one is made with natural ingredients and smells amazing.

Who wouldn’t love a homemade citrus mint foot scrub or pink sugar body polish?

Other natural body scrub gift ideas:

Did you know you can turn a vase into a soap dispenser?

Have a loved one or friend who likes unique jewelry? You could make them a pair of rainbow seed bead earrings or a pair of fruit-shaped earrings using the same kind of beads.

We love how Mandi used scraps from craft projects and leftover fabric to wrap her gifts.

Have an odd-shaped present to wrap? Here are several ways to wrap them without using a gift bag.

Other ways to wrap gifts:

You only need a few supplies to make this cozy beaded beanie or a pom pom beanie (made from an old sweater!)

You could make these pretty flower-shapedl bubble bath bars.

This cherry pie potholder is as sweet as it gets. 😉

Looking for other potholder/oven mitt DIYs? We have a cactus oven mitt and watermelon potholder DIY, too.

A batch of fizzy cold and flu shower melts or peppermint and eucalyptus shower melts are a must-have this time of year.

We have so many cute ornament DIYs in our archives, like these are this amethyst geode ornament and boba tea ornament.

Looking for more ornament gift ideas?

Speaking of sparkly things (like geodes), this glitter keychain is so fun. You could even make a set of glitter coasters using a similar tutorial.

Every plant lady deserves a cute brass ring hanging planter or a clay petal planter (picture above).

Looking for more planters DIYs?

You could make a set of holiday pajamas for a kiddo or pet photo pajamas for your pet-loving friends.

It’s hard to believe these marbled clay statement earrings are handmade. Love them!

You can’t go wrong with these adorable (no-sew) baby headbands and wooden ring crinkle teethers.

These homemade bath bombs are one of our most popular DIYs. Everyone deserves a little spa time at home, don’t you think?

More DIY bath bomb recipes:

You could make a stylish gift like this macrame handbag, a vintage-inspired stitched floral purse, or a set of statement hair clips.

More accessories that make great gifts:

Elsie’s homemade pillow spray would be a great stocking stuffer. Or, you could make an essential oil reed diffuser.

Here’s one of our all-time favorite EO blends that you could add to it.

Homemade potpourri is an easy gift to put together, and you can easily make several jars at a time.

Instead of gifting an ornament, you could make a Christmas tree topper like Emma did here (using recycled boxes).

You could make a cactus-shaped pincushion or a cute soft pretzel pincushion for anyone who loves to sew.

These reusable sandwich and snack bags are perfect for kids or teachers.

Clay ring dishes are a useful and easy craft to make, and we have a couple options to pick from:

Instead of a ring dish, you could make a speckled clay ring tower like this.

Homemade soap! We have a lot of “recipes” on the blog, like grapefruit mint poppyseed soap, pumpkin spice soap, gradient soap bars, and gemstone-shaped soap.

Looking for more soap and spa DIYs?

Once you make the switch from dryer sheets to wool dryer balls, you won’t want to go back. These are great gifts/ stocking stuffers for practically anyone.

You could also use tiny wool balls and essential oils to make clip-on car diffusers.

Print a special photo and put it inside a simple DIY wooden circle frame.

More gift ideas using photos:

These old school library card bookmarks are for all the bookworms out there. We included the templates, so all you have to do is print, cut, and laminate them.

Stockings take a little more time to make, but they are extra special gifts. Here are some of our favorites:

Make this mid-century-inspired art print and pair it with a bottle of bubbly.

A warm and cozy hooded bath towel for one lucky kiddo.

This recipe card box is great for any foodie in your life. And, we included recipe card printables that you can include.

Looking for more DIY gift ideas for someone who loves to cook or bake?

OK, let’s talk about treats. Homemade desserts make amazing gifts any time of year (in our opinion) but here are a few of favorite dessert ideas:

Dark chocolate almond brittle. You could hand this out to multiple friends—simply put the brittle in bags wrapped with ribbon.

Three-ingredient fudge. Enough said!

Use our go-to sugar cookie recipe with homemade royal icing and let the decorating begin!

Chocolate Oreo truffles are decadent, addictive, and REALLY easy to make. Honestly, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make them this year!

If you’re shipping cookies this year, here are some tips to get them to their destination safe and sound.

P.S. If you’re in a pinch, check out our last-minute gift guides for everyone on your list.

❤️ xo, The ABM Team

  • There are so many cute ideas on this post. I can’t wait to try some of them!


  • This question is about your Twig and Pom Pom Starburst wreath- I can’t wait to make this adorable and rustic wreath! I’ve been gathering twigs and have bought the yarn. I’m going to have a friend cut the wood for me. What is the diameter of the hole I should tell him to cut? Thank you soooooo much! I’m so excited to get started!!

    • Hi Renee! It really just depends on how big you want the wreath to be, so we didn’t give exact measurements in the post.

  • There are some fabulous handmade things here 🙂
    The food wins for me every time! 😀
    Debs @ https://tiger-mint.com

  • I make the sugar cookie recipe you posted years ago every year for goodie bags for friends for Christmas! The chocolate ones area big hit!

  • The peppermint hand scrub sounds divine! So perfect for Christmas! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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