Homemade Holiday Gifts

Instead of going shopping for gifts this year, why not make them at home. They are not only easy to make, but the process is a whole lot of fun.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Everyone loves to receive gifts, especially during the holiday season. While we always end up buying presents for our loved ones at the last minute, why not think outside the box and give homemade ones that signify something special. Homemade gifts give a sense of love and satisfaction. They can take the other person by surprise, making them feel special. After all, presents are just a way of expressing our love for the person. Making holiday gifts is all about making it as personalized and unique as the person you are gifting it to.

Many people do not opt for handmade presents, because they think it will be difficult to make them and will take up a lot of time. However, this is not the case, it can actually be fun and moreover you must remember that the satisfaction of presenting a homemade gift is much greater than presenting a store bought one. Whether it is Easter, Christmas, New Year, or any other holiday, nothing can make it more special than watching your loved one's smile light up the whole place.

Holiday Gifts Made at Home

Scrapbook: What can be a better homemade holiday gift than reliving the good old times. Now, we all have those old pictures buried somewhere in the attic, so why not make it into a scrapbook! The best part of scrapbooking is that it will not only be cherished by the other person, whether it is your sister, boyfriend, girlfriend or even parents, but you will also have fun making it. To make it more creative, you can write why you love them and decorate it with glitter, stickers, etc.

Crochet Scarfs: We all have gifted different scarfs, but making a handmade crochet scarf is something that is unique and fun, especially if you like knitting. You will have to plan ahead for this one, but it will be well worth the effort. Select that special someone's favorite color and pick out a pattern that you like. There are tons of patterns available on the net or you can look up some old magazines. This is the only handmade holiday presents that will make you feel warm inside and out!

Gift Baskets: One of the classic all time favorite homemade holiday presents is a gift basket. They are not only easy to make, there is very little that can go wrong with it. All you need is a pretty little wicker basket, decorate it and stock it up with goodies. The basket of goodies can include anything from chocolates, to wine bottles, to different types of cheese. It's all up to your taste and style. If you really want to make it special, why not bake some of your delicious cookies or cakes and add them to the baskets.

Snow Globes: One of the most special holiday gifts for kids is a snow globe. It will be something that the children will cherish for years. All you need is any baby food jar and your imagination. The prettier the shape, the better. You can get pretty little figurines or animals from any 99 cents store. Use your creativity to make it unique and personalized.

There are tons of other ideas that you can choose from. However, remember it is the thought that counts and even if the gift is not perfectly executed, it will be appreciated regardless. A homemade holiday present is all about showing a person how special they are to you and how much you really love them. So, go ahead and express your love and make it a special day that you and your loved ones will cherish.