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7 Easy & Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

03 December 2019
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The season for giving is in full swing. Are your Christmas gifts all sorted? If not, we’ve rounded up seven stunning gift ideas you’ll love to give – and they’ll love to receive! The best part? They’re easy, inexpensive, and simple enough to make at home.

1. Homemade Bread

Few things are better than homemade bread, especially when it’s wrapped up all pretty. This recipe for Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Bread includes a free printable bread wrapper and recipe card, so you can include the recipe with the gift. An easy and tasty Christmas gift they can enjoy over and over again!

2. DIY Extracts

Making your own extracts is super easy. Just add the ingredients to a small glass bottle and let the alcohol do the rest. This tutorial provides a series of simple steps on how to make your own vanilla, mint and spearmint extracts – a terrific gift for anyone who loves to bake! They can also be added to cocktails for an extra flavour kick.

3. Chalkboard Mugs

Everyone loves a good cuppa coffee or tea! These chalkboard mugs are an ingenious gift idea and they are incredibly easy to make. Gift them with a message of your choice, and after a simple handwash, your gift recipient will be able to start writing some sayings of their own. An especially lovely idea for couples and newlyweds. 

4. Homemade Reed Diffusers

These reed diffusers give off a fresh and natural scent, removing the need for store-bought synthetic fragrances. This scent is largely created thanks to the use of essential oils. A few of our favourites include rosemary, grapefruit, and lavender. With four ingredients only, the tutorial is so simple it’s almost fool-proof.

5. Beeswax Candles

Homemade candles are always a good idea, but these beeswax candles are extra special. Did you know that, unlike artificial waxes, beeswax emits negative ions that help collect positively charged particles like dust, dirt, and chemicals in the air? Not only do they help to improve air quality in a home, but they also smell divine when scented with essential oils and fresh herbs. Try your hand at the tutorial.

6. Christmas Cookie Cans

Cookies are a classic edible gift and an essential part of every holiday season. This gift is as easy as placing some cookies in a can. But not just any can: a beautifully-wrapped Pringles can! If you’re looking for a great way to gift a batch of freshly baked biscuits, this is definitely it. And if you’re looking for some tasty recipes, take a look at our Christmas Pinterest board.

7. DIY Tea Towels

Because no kitchen is complete without a tea towel, and no morning without a cup of coffee. Gift your coffee-loving friends with these homemade washable tea towels which feature a pretty arrow pattern and quote. The simple tutorial includes two free printables for you to work with.

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