50 Homemade Gift Ideas {and DIY Packaging tutorials}

50 Homemade Gift Ideas {and DIY Packaging tutorials}

50 Homemade gifts

By Stacy, Contributing Writer

I’ve always thought that homemade gifts bring a sense of love and care with them.

Knowing that someone took the time to create something with their own hands has a way of making you feel special.

It’s also good for the gift-giver. Working hard to prepare a gift warms the soul.

It can be a little stressful, too. So, might I encourage you to choose homemade gifts that are simple?

Below I’ve listed homemade gifts that are fairly quick and easy to make.

This list is a little heavy on the natural body care; that’s because natural body care is one of the easiest things to make (and is usually well received).

Natural body care products

Holiday Spice Sugar Scrub

Simple Homemade Moisturizer

 Lip scrub

Sugar scrub

Ginger Lime Coconut body Scrub

Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak

Healing Rose Hand Cream

Homemade Hair Butter

Rice and Lavender Heating Pads

Owie Balm

Vanilla Body Butter

 DIY Face Lotion Bar

Peppermint Patty Hand Lotion

Lotion Bars

Lavender Salve

Body Oil

Perfume Sticks

Lemon-lime Sugar Scrub

Hand Lotion

Leave-in Conditioner

Oatmeal Cookie Bath

Vapo Rub

Bath Cookies

Bath Tea Bags

If you are feeling adventurous, try making 100 gifts in an hour!

Food gifts

Homemade Vanilla Extract

A basket of homemade spice mixes, including:

Vegetable Broth Mix

Curry Powder

Chili Powder

(Find more spice mixes here.)

Homemade Instant Hot Cocoa

Homemade Marshmallows

Jack Frost Tea

Herb-infused Vinegar


Love Letter Journal (more on Love Letters)

Cinnamon Spice Air Freshener

Hoop Art

Etched Glass Water Bottle

Footprint Towels

For the Home

All-Over Home Balm

 Beeswax Tea Light Candles

Stenciled Tea Towels

Seed Starting Kit


memory game

Image by Nicole @ Gidget Goes Home

Handmade Memory Game

How to Make Bookmarks from Old Jeans

DIY Pretend Doctor Kit

Placemats from Storybook Pages

Farm Kid Aprons from Recycled Jeans

New-Sew Knotted Flannel Blanket

Recycled Crayons

DIY Packaging

Decorated Tins and Jars

How to Sew Drawstring Gift Bags

How to Make Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

Fabric Gift Tag Tutorial

Chalkboard Gift Wrap

What are your homemade gift ideas?

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  1. I love this list of homemade gift ideas! That photo memory is adorable and who doesn’t love a sugar scrub?!

    Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely day.

  2. Wow – what a great list. I need to go through here just to make some of those natural body products, LOL. 🙂 Thanks for compiling and sharing!

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