Christmas is around the corner and you might be running out of ideas on the gifts to get your friends or loved ones. Of course, the secret behind a good gift is its uniqueness and appeal to the person being gifted. Now, the key is simplicity as at times complex gifts may fail to impress.
There are various ideas on how to transform inexpensive items into unique handmade Christmas gifts.
They are thrifty but very beautiful gifts that will surely catch the attention of your family and friends. We have compiled some great options for you this Christmas.
1. Pretty pin cushions
It is easy to make. It involves sewing of squares or spheres and finalizing with making wadding. Vintage, fabric scraps and buttons can be added to make it embellish. Teacups and vintage cake molds make it look very pretty.
2. Bath salts
Dried lavender or rose petals are added to sea salt. Put the mixture in a pretty jar decorating it with lace or hessian. It gives a relaxing bath with a smell of divinity. Really, Christmas gifts cannot be cuter than this. Here is a quick how-to guide.
3. Knitted mug cozy
Knitted and crocheted details can be added to a mug. The cozy mug warmers make some lovely gifts. Read here how to knit a mug.
4. Handmade soaps
You can make one batch or loads of bars. Wrap with twine and lace or vintage fabric to make it gorgeous. They usually have a great smell and look great.
5. Salt and sugar scrubs
They are easy to make and have a divine smell to go with great looks. Brown sugar is ideal in making them. They are a real luxury in a jar and leave your skin soft and clean. It is the loveliest Christmas gift.
6. Cinnamon sticks candle
It is simple to make. Sticking cinnamon sticks around a glass jar require a very strong adhesive. Tea light is popped and candle makes it beautiful scented.
7. Jams and chutney
For the foodie gifts making jams, curds and chutneys are ideal. There are numerous delicious recipes of your choice. Old jars and dishwashers can be sterilized then cook a batch of jams or chutneys. Adding fabric and a pretty gift tag perfectly completes your gift.
8. Bath bombs
Making deliciously scented bath bombs is easier and a lovely experience for a gift. Learn how to make bath bombs.
9. Paracord bracelets
This is a good gift for men. After mastering, it is easy to weave the fabrics. It is quick to make and look fantastic too!
Home baked cookies and biscuits are suitable for your teacher, family friend or colleague. There are loads of recipes for this. To complete the gift, wrap it in cellophane bags and add a gift tag or a pretty ribbon.
11. Sock monsters
It is unique and utterly cute. It is easy to make, you just turn an odd sock into cats, sock monkeys or other cute critters.
12. Infused oils
Peppers, herbs, berries and olive oils are spices used for this gift. Use a glass bottle and Kilner jars for this super foodie gift.
13. Funky decoupage coasters
It is quick and easy to make but looks fabulous. You can use comics, vintage maps and sheet music.
14. Pretty brooches
They are lovely handmade gifts. Furthermore, it is quick and easy to make. Although unusual, it will deliver your message perfectly!
15. Long sleeved gloves
It is an ideal gift owing to its warmth and ease to make.
They are various lovely Christmas gifts that are easily available and homemade. Make one when there is still time and enjoy your Christmas with your loved ones!
By Egline J.