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There’s something extra special about homemade gifts. I love them! Who wouldn’t love to receive homemade gifts? They really are the best kind of gifts to give/receive. Everyone always loves the ones I make them (or at least they pretend they do -winks).

Today I rounded up 25 fabulous homemade gifts for you. These can be made just in time for Christmas and will also make great gifts for Birthdays and other holidays. Have fun browsing through all the homemade gifts.

{ 25 homemade gifts }

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Lemon Sugar Scrub

Homemade lemon sugar scrub

Homemade soaps on I Heart Nap Time... a great gift idea!

Homemade soaps

Free jam labels on #homemadegifts

Homemade strawberry jam with free labels

Rolo cookies in a chinese box -cute and simple.

Make a whale softie (free pattern)

button bookmarks

Button bookmarks -a simple and cheap gift idea.

Little zippered bow pouch DIY pattern

Stamped friendship bracelets DIY gift


Homemade brown sugar scrub

Money balloons! Such a creative and clever idea.

Caramel apple dip gift idea

Thanks a latte gift card idea – this is a cute idea for teachers!

 mason jar with flowers

Mason jar with flowers -a simple and thoughtful gift.

Candy bouquet tutorial 

Jersey knit bracelets – love these!

Pin cushion jars -fill with sewing supplies or candy.

Make a men’s apron for the “hard to shop for” Dad.

Gift idea: Grandma blocks -I’m sure any Grandma would love these!

Cupcake in a jar -this is a fun and sweet gift idea.

felt bow

Felt bow -a great gift for mom or baby!

Wedding song gift idea

Reversible coffee cup sleeve -great for the hot cocoa lovers too!

Candy lei – a great gift for students!

DIY bead board photo display 

how to make coasters

How to make coasters  -a unique and fun handmade gift idea.


Vintage lace cuff

Quick and easy money candy bar homemade gift idea -perfect for that “hard to shop for guy.”

Cute little package with free printable

Love Coupon Book free printable on

Printable love coupon book

Hope you found some of these ideas helpful!

Looking for more gift ideas? Here’s 101 more:

101+ inexpensive handmade Christmas gifts on

Now go create something special for the ones you love. ;)  xo

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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23 Responses to “25 fabulous homemade gifts”

  1. Monsterscircus

    Such wonderful ideas. Thank you for the tips!!! I will definitly make the money ballons for the next birthsday party, but all of the ideas are so cute :-) have a happy day

  2. Jan

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I’ve had the hardest time trying to come up w/ a meaningful, cute, inexpensive gift for my group of girlfriends this year and those stamped friendship bracelets are PERFECT!!!!!! And the best thing is I already have everything I need to make them!!! Thanks so much for compiling this list for us!

    • Jamielyn

      Thanks for your comment Kristine!! Homemade gifts are the best, always so much more meaningful! I will definitely check it out! :)

  3. Jenn

    A word of warning: never never never never never give love coupons! They have become synonymous with “I’m giving you a phoned-in ‘DIY’ gift because I’m cheap.” Think about it: how would you feel trying to redeem any of these coupons?

    • J

      Seriously? I *LOVE* love coupons! A thoughtful promise of services is far more meaningful than any purchased or even hand-crafted gift. My partner did a creative variant of this, making 12 pre-planned date nights and putting an itinerary of each into an envelope labeled for each month of the year. He’s also given more standard coupons and I have no qualms whatsoever cashing in coupons for cleaning my car when the clutter is out of control or maybe a period of watching whatever I want on TV with no one interrupting with questions or conversation. In a hectic household, these things are rare and extremely meaningful!!

  4. Julie

    I use to think naptime was the best. I had a daycare for 13 years and I spent the full hour or two creating. I will be checking out a couple of your ideas and the Love Coupons are awesome. I did that for Jim about 20 years ago, it’s now coming up on 35 and think it’s time again. Thanks for sharing and even though it’s now 2014, I’m still commenting. Blessings!!

    • Jamielyn

      Naptime really is wonderful! :) Thanks for leaving a comment Julie, I’m glad you like the Love Coupons! They are fun and thoughtful to give away! :)