70 Creative Homemade Gifts – Ideas They Will Love

By taking the time to make a creative homemade gift, you’re telling your friends & family that they mean the world to you! What could be more special than that?

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The Basics Of Making Candles At Home

diy pillar candle that will impress your friends
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.
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You Cant Go Wrong With DIY Scented Candles!

diy scented candles made at home
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.
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Soy Candle Gifts Can Look Amazing

Soy Candle Gifts Can Look Amazing
Candles have become such an expensive gift. It’s time to save yourselves loads of cash and learn how to make soy candles better than shop bought.
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DIY Honey Candles With Beeswax Embed

DIY Honey Candles With Beeswax Embed
Ever bought the fancy honey that comes with a bit of honeycomb in it? Well, that’s what I’ve gone for with my DIY honey candles with beeswax honeycomb inside.
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Beeswax Candles In Glass Jars Or Tealights

Beeswax Candles In Glass Jars Or Tealights
Here’s how to make beeswax candles and some super cute little tealights, just gorgeous. I’m scenting them for the most luxurious candles you can make at home.
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Making Unique Vintage Teacup Candles

A teacup with a candle inside
As a dedicated candle crafter, I am always looking for fun and unique ideas for containers. The idea of DIY teacup candles came after an afternoon tea party.
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DIY Sangria Kit

DIY Gift Idea Sangria
DIY Sangria kit gift for Friends. Easy to put together & drink dispenser can be used again & again! Great for housewarming, Christmas, or Just Because!
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Sharpie Dot DIY Flower Pots

Sharpie Dot DIY Flower Pots
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
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Golden Grove Is One Of My Perfumes Made Using Essential Oils

Eau de parfum, sitting next to some wood
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!
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Island Haze Is One Of My Roll On Perfumes

Two oil based roll on perfumes with some drift wood, shells and stones; Island Haze
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.
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Citrus Blast Is A Solid Perfume Recipe

DIY solid perfume, pictured next to some grapefruit
This fruity scented perfume is made using delectable notes of citrus smelling Grapefruit and Orange, earthy Patchouli, and floral Ylang Ylang.
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Evergreen Is A Cologne Recipe For Him

A 30ml bottle of cologne, sat next to another bottle, some lime segments and a couple of bay leaves
So, you want to learn how to make cologne? If so, this recipe is for you. Success is all about selecting the correct oils to create a more masculine scent.
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Altoid Tin Mini Toolboxes for Dad

Altoid Tin Mini Toolboxes
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."
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DIY Rainbow Photo Wall Hanging

DIY Rainbow Photo Wall Hanging
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!
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Body Lotions Are Another Fantastic Homemade Gift Idea

DIY Lotion Recipes
There’s nothing quite like this DIY body lotion recipe with shea butter. It’s the way it glides across the skin, or perhaps it’s the gorgeous aromas of essential oils that do it for me
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How To Make Body Oil At Home

homemade body oil
Heres how to make your own body oil. It's extremely quick and easy to mix up a simple, therapeutic, totally pure body oil recipe with maximum benefits, tailored to your very own needs in minutes.
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How To Make Body Butter At Home, Whipped OR Unwipped

diy body butter
I absolutely LOVE the consistency of this DIY whipped body butter recipe. It's like slathering your body with clouds! Beating air into the mixture at various intervals creates tiny air pockets, giving it an exceptionally light and almost marshmallow-like consistency.
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Give The Gift Of Silky Glowing Skin With This Body Scrub

homemade body scrub
There are so many benefits to be found when you make a homemade body scrub recipe. These are excellent for all skin types and leave your skin with a soft glow.
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DIY Lotion Bar With Beeswax & Shea Butter

simple diy lotion bars
DIY Lotion bars are one of those simple and quick recipes that more people need to be aware of, this is a wonderful moisturizing bar, made with beeswax and suitable for absolutely anybody.
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How About A Nourishing Hand Cream For Dry Skin

DIY hand cream to restore dry cracked skin
Use this homemade hand cream recipe with shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and nourishing oils to heal and restore painfully dry and cracked skin.
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Make Aloe Vera Body Lotion For Him

diy men's body lotion next to an avocado and some almonds
Skincare doesn’t have to be just for women, so I decided to show you how to make aloe vera lotion for men. 
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DIY Flavored Salts Gift

salt pots gift
Give the gift of flavor this year with a beautifully packaged box or bag full of your favorite salts!
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DIY Makeup Gifts Always Get A Lovely Reaction, Try This Lip Gloss

Homemade 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).
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How To Make Liquid Foundation At Home

Liquid foundation sitting with a blush sifter and mascara tube
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.
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Create A Personalized Eyeshadow Palette

diy eyeshadow palette
Ever wanted to design your own DIY eyeshadow palette? I wanted to make something that was manageable but still looks gorgeous. I came up with this recipe to use in a palette. 
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DIY Vanilla Extract – A Fun Homemade Gift

homemade vanilla extract
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!
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Rosemary Infused Olive Oil

Rosemary Infused Olive Oil
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.
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Angela Wills

Hi, 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.

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