With the Christmas season in full swing I thought it would be a good idea to help the last minute present buyers (myself included!) to cross off everyone on their Christmas list with these amazing, affordable and easy to make homemade gifts.
With all links to the original blog posts included in this post, it will be the only shopping list you will need this Christmas!
Something for the Ladies
Everybody knows that smellies are always a good idea for a gift as a woman can never have too many, so what could be better than homemade and personal beauty products? Couponcloset.net have come up with simple instructions on how to make your own festive bath salts and have even included a free label for you to decorate the jar.
Something for the Kids
Sometimes kids can be the hardest to buy for, especially if you are on a budget. Justataste.com have come up with a simple recipe for these cute, child friendly lollipops. They are great as you can be as creative as you like with the decorations, making them with their favourite colours or sweets.
Something for the Party Animal
As soon as I saw this I was sold as its two of my favourite things – chocolate and vodka! This gift by randomlyhappyblog.com is perfect for the party animals in your life and with a standard bottle of vodka you can make a couple of bottles to go around!
Something for the Home
Homemade coasters are something I would have never thought of, but it is an awesome idea if you can really personalise them to the person you are gifting them to. For example, if you are using maps choose places that really mean something. This simple method by gomodernvintage.com uses a variety of different designs, but with this idea you can be as creative as like!
Something for the Men
This handmade cheese and meat platter is great for men. Paired together with some smelly cheeses and meat and you have the perfect combination and an amazing gift idea that won’t cost a bomb. Manmadediy.com have a easy step by step guide on how to make this awesome serving board.
Something for Your Other Half
For something cute and thoughtful for your other half, why not make a lifeinthegreenhouse.com date night jar? Every time you want to go on a date you pick it from your jar, with sticks and dates colour coding according to price range. This idea can again be tailored to the types of dates you enjoy but you can be creative and throw in things you’ve both always wanted to do.
Something for the Sweet Tooth
Most of the ingredients you will probably have lying around in your cupboard, the others are really easy to find and cheap to buy. Not only are these ‘Cookies in a Jar’ by crazylittleprojects.com perfect for those with a sweet tooth but they are great little gifts for people who love to bake. With printable’s included for the labels and recipes this gift is both eye pleasing and delicious, you can’t go wrong!
Something for the Winter Warmer
Everybody loves a good hot chocolate around Christmas time and thenerdswife.com Hot Chocolate Spoons are a perfect gift for someone loves their winter warmers and hot drinks. They look great and are super cheap and easy to make!
Something for the Coffee Addict
Flavoured coffee is becoming increasingly popular and giving the gift of being able to make your own dupes of your coffee shop favourites could be the perfect gift for your coffee enthusiast friends and family. Coffee syrups are incredibly expensive to buy in store and online, but nelliebellie.com have come up with a simple and affordable recipe that creates the same affect!