Holidays are a time for giving, and what could be more special than receiving a one-of-a-kind gift made with love? Not only are creative homemade gifts cheaper to make, but they also show the recipient that you took the time and care to create something special just for them.
Below I’m sharing 70 unique & creative homemade gift ideas that your friends and family will love. Use them for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and many other special occasions.
These DIY Bath Bombs are made with natural ingredients and will leave your skin feeling invigorated. They are fairly easy to make, so are perfect as homemade gifts for all types of people. But especially those who want to take their time in an oil-blasting session or just need something quick on busy days – because we know how life happens sometimes!
You Can Make A Face Cream, Its A Wonderful DIY gift!
Most of us use face moisturizers, so I had to include one that I believe makes for a wonderful DIY gift, you cant go wrong with this recipe. The cream does a fantastic job of getting your skin back to a healthy state. It's often better than store-bought and comes at a fraction of the price so provides excellent value as a creative homemade gift idea!
Here's how to make bath salts with gorgeous smelling ingredients that will turn your boring bath into a luxury spa treat. I love a good soak, so I often use this recipe to help me wind down after a long, hard day.
It's time for something very soothing and spa-like! Just like with soaps, you can embed beautifully natural ingredients to make your DIY bath melts look extra special and the experience in your bath even more relaxing.
When I'm looking forward to a nice long soak in the bath, I want lots of lovely bubbles that last for ages. So I decided to indulge myself and design a homemade bubble bath recipe that has exactly that.
Learn how to embroider on leather with this easy tutorial. Then, make a card case or gift card holder with your new embroidery on leather skills. Embroidery is a beautiful way to add some personalization and creativity into your crafting, and this easy tutorial will show how simple it really gets.
You know how sometimes you get DIY products and they just make your life better? Well, this is one of those things for me. This is my favorite DIY face serum. I could actually feel the difference right away, but I was amazed at the change in my skin after using it for a few weeks! This would make a great DIY gift idea for someone with more mature skin.
This DIY wrinkle cream recipe is fantastic, it's one of the first overnight creams I ever made. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought creams, you'll find it much gentler on your skin and often far more effective.
This DIY face mask recipe was created with the goal of leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth and renewed on a cellular level. I've done plenty research into different ingredients that are included in this final product but it's really those two high-performance clays along with allantoin powder which make up its real magic!
The sound of little feet padding across the floor is a holiday tradition in my house. We all love it when they wear matching pajamas and slippers on Christmas morning, too! Make your child these simple mouse slippers this year!
The person who shared this idea with the world made my day by providing me an easy solution for a gift. It was perfect because not only did it celebrate their anniversary but also brought joy to others as well!
Don’t Be fooled By Its Simplicity, Lard Soap Is A Great Gift!
Lard soap is back and better than ever, thanks to these three amazing recipes! Lard is a great because it’s a super cheap ingredient to work with. But that’s not to say that a lard soap isn’t any good. On the contrary! Lard makes a lovely pure white soap that produces large soapy bubbles. And if you learn how to make your lard soaps interesting, they can actually look and feel much more luxurious than you might think.
A Lovely Coconut Milk Soap Recipe With Lime & Coconut Oil
Making cold process soap is a lot of fun, especially the part where you can experiment with different ingredients. But have you experimented with using coconut milk instead of water before? This coconut milk soap recipe is exactly that, walking you through the different steps needed to use milk instead of water. As this is a coconut soap recipe it also includes a fair amount of coconut oil and makes an absolutely wonderful soap that I just adore.
I came across this gorgeous honeycomb soap recipe that I’ve tried before and thought you guys would just love it! Not only is it scented with yummy smelling honey and oatmeal fragrance oil, but it’s also scented with real runny honey too! And you’ll notice that we’re also going to get a fabulous, honeycomb-styled effect on top.
For years I've had a love/hate relationship with my collection of soap dispensers. So next time I'm making liquid soap I'm not going to buy one, I'll repurpose an old vase, I've literally got dozens of them!
Inspired by the camel swag trend, these colorful DIY Door Handle Tassels are a perfect detail to add texture and color in your home! We love them for adding some fun flair around our house. And now you can make tassel garland without all of those tedious steps with this easy trick that I'm so excited about sharing with everyone – it's really simple once we show how…
This DIY gift idea is one of the easiest in a while! What better way to show off your creative side than with this easy-to DIY project? You don't even need any special skills or tools, just spray paint and some time. Now go forth!"
So you're looking to make your own candles at home? Well today I'm going through everything that is needed for candle making, including how to use a mold, how to color them in interesting ways, how to make use of fragrance oils and essential oils to scent them in interesting ways.
Curling up with a book by your favorite candlelight is one of life's most relaxing experiences. The soft glow and gentle fragrance can be soothing to the soul, especially on those cold winter evenings when you need an extra helping hand in calming down from all that hard work at school or work! DIY candles make wonderful homemade gifts, so here's how to make them with beautifull scents.
What a great way to add some color and creativity into your home this spring! Make these DIY flower pots with the kids. They’re not only fun, but they’ll be perfect for Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation day too
Golden Grove Is One Of My Perfumes Made Using Essential Oils
Here is how to make parfum using citrus and woody notes which, when combined, create a wonderfully rich fragrance. It's one of many DIY perfumes that I’ve made before; sometimes this one smells better as it ages!
I have a love-hate relationship with perfume. I find it to be an incredible tool for shifting moods and setting the tone of my day, but there's something about alcohol in most commercial fragrances that makes me feel sick. So I set about trying to make perfume without alcohol. One that is made purely from natural oils and can be rolled on the skin at various pressure points.
Mind-blowing! I never knew you could make so many things with Altoids tins. Have you gone on Google to search what others have made? It's really cool seeing all the ideas for using them, some of which will probably surpass my wildest expectations (and that is saying something). In case anyone was wondering though – Not a big fan of the mints ourselves here at home."
Then why not display your favorite photos in style? Geneva came up with the idea of creating a rainbow wall hanging using cardboard, and cute little photo frames made from it. You can use what you already have around for this project- so don't be afraid to get creative!
DIY Makeup Gifts Always Get A Lovely Reaction, Try This Lip Gloss
Have you ever wanted to replicate your favorite lip gloss? Well, now it is possible with this DIY recipe! The ingredients are moisturizing and glide across the lips just like a high-end store bought product. You can use any flavor or scent that suits you best – even ones not listed on here (think about what would smell good for YOU).
The great thing about this DIY liquid foundation is that you can make it to match any skin tone! All you need are some basic ingredients and time! And it really does look and feel like any store bought alternative you currently use.
Sarah's homemade vanilla extract is the best I've ever had. It makes such a great impression on your guests and it tastes as good as you would expect! Such a fun homemade gift to give during the Holiday Season!
Rosemary is a herb that can be found in many dishes, from grilled chicken to cakes. Fresh sprigs of it fresh on fish or poultry are delicious too! This Rosemary Infused Olive OIl is a simple & frugal way to enjoy the flavor of Rosemary all year long in your recipes.
My daughter Kelly made these simple bead bracelets a few years ago when she and a friend were looking to make something special for graduation gifts. They made 33 of these within a 30 minute morning break.
This cute little teddy has a tubby little tummy and arms and legs that have enough flexibility to enable the teddy to be easily posed into a sitting position, yet this little Ted is easy to make and can be been created by hand or sewing machine.
Creative homemade gifts are the best way to show your loved ones you care. Not only are they a great way to save money, but they also require extra effort on your part to create something unique and special. By taking the time to make a DIY gift, you’re telling your friends and family that they mean the world to you!
I'm Angela, and I make most of the homemade things here at Savvy Homemade. I’m fearlessly dedicated to creating tried, tested recipes & products that will work for everyone. I'm an experienced soap maker, skincare formulator, author, busy Mom of 3, and recently a Grandma! Welcome to SavvyHomemade, it's my true passion.