Homesteader’s Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Looking for the perfect homemade gifts to give this Christmas? If you’re looking for easy and fun gift ideas then be sure to check out the list below.

A homemade gift is always way better than anything you can buy at the store! This is especially true for those who seem to already have everything or are often difficult to buy presents for. Whether you’re looking for something special for your best friend, boyfriend, your favorite teacher or even for your mom, I think you’ll find something you like in this list of gift ideas.

Gift Ideas A Homesteader Will Be Proud Of

As a homesteader, I always try to live within my means and make pretty much everything I need. So when I give gifts, I make sure it’s something they can both use and treasure at the same time. Even if it’s something as simple as a personalized coffee mug, soap, or a bottle of memories! These DIY gifts are easy and some can even be done at the last minute. While others may take a little planning, they’re all simple enough for anyone to do.

1. Homemade Lavender Soap With Charcoal And Mint

Homemade Lavender Soap With Charcoal And Mint | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Homemade soap is easier than you thought! You can experiment with the oil blends, colors, and shapes to your liking or depend on your recipient’s preference. Who does not love the calming aroma of lavender and rejuvenating effect of mint plus the power of charcoal? This homemade lavender soap recipe is just too perfect for the women in your life this Christmas.

2. Hand Warmers

Hand Warmers | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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If you’ve got tons of fabric scraps, like I do, then these hand warmers are the best things you can DIY for Christmas. I’ll definitely be making a pair for a globe-trotting friend of mine, to keep her warm on her travels.

3. Homemade Coconut Sugar Scrub

Homemade Coconut Sugar Scrub | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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With just 4 ingredients you can make a homemade coconut sugar scrub to exfoliate and soften dry skin in the comfort of their own shower–something that comes in extra handy in the winter months, when our skin is especially low in moisture. I definitely would love to receive this as a gift. To make it more special, add a little tag with the recipe printed on it in case your recipient would like to make more once they run out.

4. Bread And Butter Pickles

Bread And Butter Pickles | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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One of the best things about being a homesteader is how creative you can get with canning. I bet you’ll become the teacher’s pet if you surprise him/her with these bread and butter pickles. It could be a perfect lunchtime companion.

5. Best Winter Hot Chocolate

Best Winter Hot Chocolate | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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This best winter hot chocolate recipe will surely keep the winter chill at bay. This is a great holiday project you can do with the kids. Be sure to have a jar for everyone you want to stay warm during winter nights.

6. Terrarium Plants

Terrarium Plants | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Winter isn’t the best time to see the flowering beauty of nature, so terrarium plants become the perfect way of bringing natural beauty indoors. Choose a beautiful vase that suits your recipient and a terrarium plant that will remind them of the true beauty of nature.

7. Goat’s Milk Soap Bars

Goat's Milk Soap Bars | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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I love goat’s milk soap for its natural scent and skin-softening magic. These goat’s milk soap bars may look a little plain, but that just means there’s a lot of room to customize and personalize.

8. DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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The average price of bath bombs is $6 –who would want to spend that much for so little? These DIY bath bombs will surely give your recipient an amazing bath experience they’ve been dreaming about.

9. Succulent Plants

Succulent Plants | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Succulent plants are an on-trend DIY project to bring color to your home and they’re very easy to take care of. This is why they’re one of my favorite plants. Place a few in a wonderful container to make a charming gift idea that is sure to impress.

10. DIY Snow Globe Soap Dispenser

DIY Snow Globe Soap Dispenser | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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On a limited budget? Fret not, because this festive DIY snow globe soap dispenser is simple, inexpensive, and cute! It’s a great gift for the whole family.

11. Paracord Bracelet

Paracord Bracelet | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Outdoorsy or not, any guy would love to have a super cool paracord bracelet! Make this paracord bracelet for the men in your life this year. It has a rough-and ready look and it can definitely help him if he ever finds himself in a tricky situation.

12. Leather Cable Organizer

Leather Cable Organizer | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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If you’re up for a DIY challenge, then this leather cable organizer is the project for you. But there’s just one problem: you might want to keep it after making it! Best to make two, so you can gift one to yourself!

13. Cozy Slippers

Cozy Slippers | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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This cozy slippers gift idea is ingenious! Fill a pair with little trinkets or necessities you know your recipient will enjoy.

14. Send A Hug

Send A Hug | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Is this even possible? Yes, it is! I still remember how I teared up when I received this hug. It was just so thoughtful of my grandkids to think of me even if they’re so busy with all the fun activities they have while on their Christmas vacation. Send a hug to all loved ones that are away from home. I’m sure they’ll appreciate all your effort.

15. Bottle Of Memories

Bottle Of Memories | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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This is sure to bring on some happy tears! So collect all the little trinkets that you have from that special person receiving the gift and make this bottle of memories. I LOVE this! It’s super simple yet very personal.

16. Sweater Sleeve Wine Bottle Gift Bags

Sweater Sleeve Wine Bottle Gift Bags | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Give your old stretched out or shrunken sweater a new lease on life by turning them into wine bottle gift bags. This DIY is a pretty cool upcycling idea.

17. Cinnamon Stick Candles

Cinnamon Stick Candles | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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I love cinnamon! I’ll definitely be copying this cinnamon stick candles idea as a gift and to decorate my own home, too.

18. Christmas Tea Tree

Christmas Tea Tree | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Instead of just gifting a wrapped box of tea, this Christmas tea tree will spread Christmas cheer and please the tea-lover in your life.

19. Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Tic-Tac-Toe Board | Homesteader's Ultimate Guide For Christmas: Gift Ideas This Year

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Draw the tic-tac-toe board on the rectangular wood slice and stain the lines on the board. After, the stain has fully dried apply wood oil to seal it. This rustic tic-tac-toe board is the perfect nudge to encourage kids to drop their gadgets and reconnect with family and friends. It’s absolutely fun for all ages, and super easy for you to make from cut wood slices.

Still want more gift ideas? Check out this video from Nabela Noor:

Whether you buy or make your gifts, it best to keep in mind the needs and taste of the person receiving the gift. This way we ensure that the gifts we gave are useful and will be treasured. Enjoy your holidays!

Need more crafts to make? Check out these pallet project ideas for fall!

Which gift ideas will you be making this Christmas? Let me know in the comments section below.

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