I know what it’s like- you’d like to give some creative gifts (and maybe save some money too!) but lots of the ideas that you see online aren’t quite as chic as you’d like them to be. Perhaps you’re already sick of the inevitable fabric book covers and knitted scarves.
But good news, here are 5 handmade gift ideas that you could give your loved ones at Christmas, that they will actually like! I’d love to know if you try any of them!
Simple Make Up Pouch
I love this idea as it’s a great way to use up small amounts of leftover fabric that you may have lying around. All you need is rectangles of fabric (one for the outer fabric and one for the inner fabric), and a zip.
You can also personalise the pouch with embroidery or trims so that you can make each pouch uniquely tailored to the recipient. Add something special into the pouch to finish off the gift perfectly!
Creating a print from hand can be a lovely personal gift for a loved one. You could create a simple graphic print, a text based print, or could even go the whole hog and actually paint or sketch an image for your friend or family member.
You can also pick up frames super cheaply in charity shops which can help finish off the whole look. Don’t overlook frames in unusual colours- with one lick of paint you could have a finished gift that looks far more expensive than it is.
Natural Beauty Products
If you have a friend or a loved one who is interested in natural beauty, there are a ton of things that you can DIY on the cheap. Natural bath salts, soaps, and hair masks can all make brilliant gifts. Why not take things one step further and create a whole natural beauty hamper?
This can be such a great value gift, because by picking a few essential oils, you can mix and match to create a gorgeous selection of handmade gifts.
Handmade Food Hamper
There are so many things that you could put in a handmade food hamper- from home baked cookies, to infused olive oil, to homemade sloe gin. Pick up a cardboard box and cover it in wrapping paper for a savvy way to create a hamper on a budget.
You could theme your hamper to cater for your loved ones’ tastes. For example, you could create a baking themed hamper, an Italian hamper, or a boozy hamper. Head to Pinterest for more inspiration!
Soy wax candles are a really easy handmade gift to give- especially if you have some essential oils and spare jars or ramekins already at home. You can pick up soy wax chips for under £10, and some wicks for just a few pounds. It’s a fun project to do at home, whilst creating a thoughtful gift!