25 fabulous homemade gifts

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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.


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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 iheartnaptime.com #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

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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.

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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 iheartnaptime.com

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 iheartnaptime.com

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

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. 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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Comments

  1. Cranberry Morning posted on December 18, 2012 at 6:56 am (#
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    Thanks for the great ideas! There were several that were pin-worthy. :-)

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  2. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline posted on December 18, 2012 at 9:00 am (#
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    that little zippered pouch caught my eye! so cute!

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  3. Monsterscircus posted on December 18, 2012 at 9:13 am (#
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    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

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  4. Jaime ♥ Raising up Rubies posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:58 am (#
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    love all these ideas Jamielyn! maybe i can squeeze a few in this week! Have a wonderful Christmas ♥

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  5. Christina posted on December 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm (#
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    I have just found your blog and I love it!
    Great ideas and I will be using alot of them!

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  6. Jan posted on December 19, 2012 at 8:30 am (#
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    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!

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  7. Kelly posted on December 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm (#
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    I love your site. I love the ideas! I only wish I had your talent!

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  8. Cathy posted on March 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm (#
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    Love this!

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  9. Kathleen posted on August 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm (#
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    Great ideas.

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  10. Bianka posted on October 29, 2013 at 6:26 am (#
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    Great ideas full of cuteness!!!!
    I will defo make these for Christmas and some for New Uear and birthdays!

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 31st, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      I’m glad you like them Bianka! Homemade gifts are the best! :)

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  11. Kristine posted on November 9, 2013 at 4:44 am (#
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    Love the ideas and many gifts to give. Love, love, the site. Thinking about what to give to my friends sometimes makes me so confused, this list can help me much :)

    I also compile recently homemade beauty gift in my blog, if you are interested to it check out, please take a look at:

    http://www.naturalhealthbeauty.co/homemade-beauty-products-to-give-as-gifts/

    Thanks,

    Kristine

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    • Jamielyn replied on November 9th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

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

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  12. Jenn posted on November 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm (#
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    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?

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    • J replied on December 15th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      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!!

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      • Jamielyn replied on December 16th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        I love the idea of doing 12 pre-planned date nights…what a thoughtful gift! Thanks for sharing! :)

  13. Mati posted on December 19, 2013 at 9:45 am (#
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    All these great DIY really help thank you :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 21st, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      I’m glad you like the round up! :) Hope you have a merry Christmas!

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  14. Lisa posted on December 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm (#
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    Great ideas

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 23rd, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Thanks for stopping by Lisa! Hope you have a great holiday!

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  15. Kyonghui Asercion posted on December 27, 2013 at 3:56 pm (#
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    Love it, love it, love it! Practical and great ideas!

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  16. Julie posted on January 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm (#
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    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!!

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 28th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      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! :)

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  17. Shorya Bist posted on August 3, 2014 at 2:39 am (#
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    Hi Jameilyn,

    Some amazing ideas you have mentioned here. I love these homemade gift ideas as they are not very difficult to make.

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  18. Nikita Verma posted on August 3, 2014 at 2:42 am (#
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    woww.. amazed to see these homemade gift ideas. i love to try these gifts very soon.

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  19. Shorya Bist posted on August 3, 2014 at 2:55 am (#
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    I am in love with these these homemade gift ideas :)

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  20. Jemma posted on August 10, 2014 at 10:44 am (#
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    I am totally in love with these and since I love baking I figured I might look on Pinterest for baking gifts! Now I have stumbled across your amazing,adorable and chic blog! Thank you so much for sharing these,have a great day! xx

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 13th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comment! I’m so glad you stopped by. :)

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  21. Willie posted on August 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm (#
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    Awesome

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    • paras replied on August 26th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Great thanks

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  22. christina posted on September 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm (#
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    loveable ideas

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  23. Katie posted on October 19, 2014 at 7:02 am (#
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    These gifts are great, I have got loads of ideas!!!!!!!**********:):):):):):):):)

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