Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

homemade christmas gift ideas

Welcome to our collection of easy homemade Christmas gift ideas for men, women and kids, all with step-by-step photo tutorials. There are dozens of easy crafts and presents to make for all your friends and family, plus free printable Xmas cards and gift box templates to download.

On this page you'll find a huge host of homemade holiday gift ideas for this Christmas. You can scroll down the page and see which projects take your fancy, or click on the quick links here to browse specific categories.

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I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
~ Carolyn Wells

NEW: Personalized Posters

Looking for something special for your Mom or Dad? Make them a poster celebrating your family's particular Christmas traditions. It's easy using our subway-art poster generator.

Click here to personalize and print your poster

Not sure what type of Christmas gifts to make? Listed here are several of our most popular tutorials for you to try. All are inexpensive and easy to make.

Not your cup of tea? Then check out the other homemade Christmas present ideas below, where you'll find gifts for him or her, funny gag gifts and easy last minute gifts.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

In a rush? Don't despair, these last minute homemade Christmas gift ideas will ensure you don't turn up empty handed! Even the best of us sometimes leave finding gifts to the 11th hour, but we'll help you make a lovely gift in a hurry.

Possibly the quickest gift of all is to give cash, but that can seem a bit impersonal, like you really did forget to buy them a present! But by folding cash in an origami design, you transform it into a creative and memorable gift. Pick one of the designs below or see more on our money origami page. All designs with full step-by-step instructions, suitable even for beginners.

Last Minute: Gifts in a Jar & Food Gifts

When you're stuck for a last minute gift, a batch of cookies or gingerbread is really quick to bake and always sure to be appreciated! And if you don't have the time or inclination to bake, then gifts in a jar are the perfect alternative.

See more on our gifts in a jar and homemade food gifts pages.

Last Minute: Printable Gifts

Some fun gifts that you can make with just a printer and some paper. Make sure you also checkout our printable cards.

Easy to Make Christmas Gifts

The homemade Christmas gift ideas below are super easy to make and perfect for craft beginners...

Another easy to make Christmas gift idea is to make a pamper hamper filled with wonderfully relaxing homemade bath and body products. If this sounds like the type of gift you're looking for, then do take a peek at the bath and body page for more recipes and ideas.

Another homemade Christmas gift idea is to make a food hamper filled with delicious homemade Christmas treats. These mulled wine sachets would nicely complement a bottle of red wine (remember, when making mulled wine you don't need to buy an expensive bottle). And there are plenty more delicious recipes on our homemade food gifts page if you would like to bulk up your hamper with other festive treats.

A really simple to make gift for the home is this fragrant Christmas potpourri. Make it in bulk and put a bag in each of your Christmas baskets.

For Him - Homemade Gifts for Men

Wondering what to make for your boyfriend, husband, brother or Dad this Christmas? These are a selection of the most popular homemade gifts for guys, with easy video tutorials to show you how to make them.

See more homemade gifts for him on our homemade boyfriend gift ideas page.

For Her - Holiday Gift Ideas for Women

We have so many lovely gifts for women on our site, and these four homemade Christmas gift ideas are just the beginning...

You'll find more homemade Christmas gift ideas and projects on our holiday gift ideas for women page.

Homemade Gifts for Kids

Here are a few easy to make gift ideas perfect for the little ones...

And if you have kids who also want to be creative around Christmas why not set them up with some of these lovely kids Christmas crafts on my friend's website...

kids christmas crafts

Homemade Christmas Gag Gifts

For me, Christmas is about good times and laughter with your friends and family. So I've collected together some great homemade Xmas gag gift ideas to bring some laughter and get you all in the mood for Xmas cheer!

You'll find more gag gift ideas on our homemade Christmas gag gifts page.

Print or Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Free Printable Christmas Card Gallery 1

free printable christmas card

This collection of free printable Christmas cards is just so convenient for when you need a card in a hurry. They all come in high quality PDF format for you to download and print at home, and there is even a printable envelope template to match so it really couldn't be easier! There are 10 festive designs to choose from ranging from classic vintage designs to funky modern styles.

Free Printable Xmas Cards Gallery 2

free printable xmas cards

Looking for more printable card ideas? Here you'll find 10 more cute free printable Xmas cards to help save you time and money this Christmas!


christmas photo cards
Photo Insert Christmas Cards

Create your own photo cards in Microsoft Word with our easy-to-use photo card templates.

Homemade Christmas Card Ideas

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Homemade cards don't have to be difficult to make, or require lots of fancy craft equipment. Sometimes its the simple designs that really stand out and look stunning... and of course these are much easier to make in bulk! Check out these simple bauble card designs or this festive star card.

Poems & Quotes for Greeting Cards

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Need some inspiration for what to write in your Christmas cards? I have a carefully selected some of my favorite:

Christmas Card Messages and Verses
Christmas poems
Funny Christmas poems
Christmas religious poems
Christmas poems for kids
Witty Christmas quotes

Gift Wrapping Techniques and Ideas

With all these homemade Christmas gift ideas it's important to wrap them up nicely!

If you're looking for something quick to make at home, take a peek out our easy peasy printable gift boxes and bags. These gorgeous templates come in 9 different patterns and have editable labels so you can personalize them too!

Printable Gift boxes

We have a really comprehensive collection of printable box and bag templates and other gift wrapping ideas on our gift wrapping techniques page, but here are a few links to get you started...

And you might want to check out our collection of free printable Christmas gift tags too!

free printable christmas gift tags

Easy to Make Christmas Decorations

I love making Christmas decorations! They also make lovely toppers for gifts. Check out my collection of Christmas ornament tutorials:

homemade christmas ornamentsClick for Christmas Ornament projects

What Next?

I hope you enjoyed my homemade Christmas gift ideas! How did you go making them? If you have any other homemade Christmas gift ideas that you'd like to suggest, or you just want to say hi, then please contact me directly. It's always a pleasure hearing from you :-)

By the way, if you're after more craft ideas, do take a peek at my friend Kelli's website - she has some fun ideas for easy Christmas crafts to add a festive atmosphere to your home.

Merry Christmas and Happy Gifting!


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