Handmade Christmas gifts are such a special way to love on people, while being frugal in the process. Here are 51 great tutorials for handmade Christmas gifts, with something for everyone on your list!
If you’ve been reading along with me for a while, you know we’ve already got our Christmas on around here. It’s barely a third of the way into November right now, but the kids and I have been having a lot of fun slowly adding to our stocking-stuffer stockpile.
I’ve especially loved watching the thoughtfulness and care that 3-year old Izzy shows, as she works so earnestly on our sneaky Christmas projects. We made another batch of our homemade lip balm this week (orange spice this time!), and she told me that this batch was going to be really special – “for Grammie and Gumpa!”
There are so many reasons that folks like you and I gravitate to making heartfelt, handmade Christmas gifts. For a lot of us, a driving force is certainly keeping Christmastime costs down. When we’re working toward self-sufficiency, spending less cash is an important part of the picture.
It can also be a wonderful chance to share a new or unique skill we’ve mastered, by crafting gifts for those we care about. And, it can be a meaningful way to incorporate memories of loved ones into a precious, but practical, daily accessory – like using an old sweater of Great-grandpa’s to make cozy mittens for the kids.
For me, I often use Christmas gift-making as an excuse to learn a new craft or skill. (Hi, I’m Anna, and I’m a crafting junkie…) Which brings me to our list here! Did you know you can learn to make just about anything on YouTube? Like – ANYTHING. This year I’m geeking out about soapmaking and all things bath and body, so I’ve been watching a bunch of those tutorials. Next year, I have a feeling leather-working might be on the horizon.
No matter who’s on your list, with a little brainstorming, there’s an easy DIY gift that they’re bound to love. Here are 51 handmade Christmas gift ideas to get you started, all linked through to some of the best YouTube tutorials to walk you through it from start to finish. Most of these projects are very easy, and very inexpensive. And most of them are so simple they can be made in less than an hour!
51 Handmade Christmas gifts you can learn to make on YouTube:
I hope these ideas have helped put a little fizz in your handmade Christmas gifts brainstorming! What awesome DIY Christmas presents are YOU working on this year? Do you have a favorite YouTube tutorial for another handmade gift idea? I want to hear about them!!
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