Today is December 3rd, the countdown is on for Christmas. Usually we end up giving at least some homemade gifts. When a gift is made yourself it’s usually:
- Cheaper - Most homemade gifts cost way less than the same thing bought in a store, and all my ideas today are economical.
- More meaningful and you can personalize them – It’s nice when receiving a gift to know someone put time and thought into it and you can personalize it with their name, favorite colors or interests.
I don’t know about you, but for me it’s usually the males on my list that are harder to think of gifts for, especially if I’m wanting to make something, so I was overjoyed when I saw this marshmallow shooter tutorial! It was so cheap and easy to put together for my 14 year old brother!
Chai tea is one of my very favorites, especially in cold winter months. This is a great recipe to whip up a batch of instant chai tea mix which can be used for multiple gifts.
Crocheted dishcloths or pot holders are one of my go-to gift ideas because they’re so useful and I can usually make one in a couple of hours. Check out my free crochet potholder pattern.
How about baking muffins or quick breads? Lots of people give away cookies and candy at Christmas, and while that’s a yummy treat, sometimes it’s nice to have something with a little less sugar that can also be used as a quick breakfast or snack. I have lots of muffin recipes on my blog, like the orange cranberry ones pictured above.
Another food gift is granola, like this coconut granola.
Looking for homemade gifts for kids? How about playdough for just over a quarter…talk about economical!
Do you have a box full of random little crayon pieces? Simple melt them into crayon cookies,
and if you have molds then they can be even more exciting!
If you buy those frozen concentrated juices than re-use those metal lids for making a juice lid memory game,
which is not only super resourceful, they’re also more durable than your usual paper memory cards making them a great idea for young toddlers.
DIY fingerpaint can be a fun gift idea for kids too! What kid doesn’t like painting?
Let’s make this list of economical homemade gift ideas even longer! Leave a comment or link with your favorite DIY gifts!