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.

{ 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 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


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 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

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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46 comments on “25 fabulous homemade gifts”

  1. Thanks for the great ideas! There were several that were pin-worthy. :-)

  2. that little zippered pouch caught my eye! so cute!

  3. 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

  4. love all these ideas Jamielyn! maybe i can squeeze a few in this week! Have a wonderful Christmas ♥

  5. I have just found your blog and I love it!
    Great ideas and I will be using alot of them!

  6. 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!

  7. I love your site. I love the ideas! I only wish I had your talent!

  8. Love this!

  9. Great ideas.

  10. Great ideas full of cuteness!!!!
    I will defo make these for Christmas and some for New Uear and birthdays!

  11. 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 :)

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  12. 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?

    • 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!!

  13. All these great DIY really help thank you :)

  14. Kyonghui Asercion Reply

    Love it, love it, love it! Practical and great ideas!

  15. 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!!

  16. Hi Jameilyn,

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

  17. woww.. amazed to see these homemade gift ideas. i love to try these gifts very soon.

  18. I am in love with these these homemade gift ideas :)

  19. 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

  20. loveable ideas

  21. These gifts are great, I have got loads of ideas!!!!!!!**********:):):):):):):):)

  22. got to love this site could it also be in french

  23. Thank you soooo much for these great ideas…. These are very useful and helps to get new ideas.

  24. Wonderful. Thanks for posting this article.

  25. I love all ideas. Thank you!

  26. I love homemade gift ideas, expecially  zippered pouch :)

  27. Thanks for a great ideas

  28. Just looking at your homemade crafts  I know I will enjoy doing some of these. 

  29. Your gift ideas rock! They are so inspiring and they are totally going to help me for the season! I especially love the “thanks a latte” card and the candy cane and lemon sugar scrubs, they smell so good! Thank you for the awesome tips!

  30. executive publishers Reply

    really good website and good stuff are shown here.
     got lots of ideas


  32. Wonderful and fun ideas! Thank you so much for the creativity and the great positivity! Wishing you and yours all the best!

  33. This has just taken up all my morning off! Now that I’ve spent so long reading, I’m dying to get to work on a few of these! Thanks for putting so many great ideas in one spot! :)

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