Homemade Gift Ideas

Christmas can be a very expensive time of year and buying gifts can make a large dent in your bank balance. With a little bit of imagination, you can make thoughtful gifts, the recipient will treasure, for very little cost. In this article we look at 5 great Homemade Gift Ideas that you could try this Christmas.

This DIY photo calendar is especially great for grandparents. All you need to do is open the 2020 template in Word and choose 12 pictures and load them into the calendar. When you have loaded them all simply print out each month and then choose a way to hang it.  It really is that simple and you will have a wonderful calendar. This isn’t only restricted to grandparents, why not print out a romantic calendar for your partner or a family calendar to give to all the relatives?

Decoupage Photo Frame

Photos are a great gift for anyone and you can buy picture frames at very reasonable prices from a variety of shops like the Range. All you then need is some PVA glue and some paper of your choice.  You can use maps of special places or sheet music of someone’s favourite song to decorate the frame.  Simply trace around the frame to get the outside dimensions and take out the glass and trace around the inside to get the internal dimensions. Cut out the paper and simply stick it to the frame.  Insert a photo of your choice and you have a beautiful and personal photo frame. This great video takes you through the process in more detail.

Bath Bombs

Bath treats from high street stores like Lush are always popular at Christmas but they aren’t always cheap so why not make your own bath bombs using this simple process? The hardest thing you’ll have to do is decide what shape you want and what essential oils you will be using.

Flavoured Sugars

These flavoured sugars are a great idea to give to the bakers in your life.  Not only are they very easy to make but they will also add some wonderful flavours to the recipient’s cooking. Why not experiment with different flavours and colours?

Scented Candles

Beautiful scented candles are a favourite at any time and the shops are always full of various brands and scents but with 2 simple ingredients and some jars you can make your own at a fraction of the cost. Experiment with various scents and even colours to create the perfect gift

Gingerbread Fudge

For those with a sweet tooth, why not make their Christmas by making some very yummy gingerbread fudge. Artisan sweet delights are very popular this year and this recipe is extremely easy and has just 5 ingredients, follow the recipe video on the aptly named delish.com

There are so many great homemade gift ideas available on the internet, we have picked out a few of our favourites but with a little research and some time to make them, you can give your friends and family amazing gifts they will treasure, for little or no cost.

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