Yes, it takes a lot of time and energy, but that's what makes homemade gifts so special, epecially if you couldn’t find the time to shop for your favourite holiday season earlier.
But then again, anyone can run out and purchase something from the store. And you may even find a Christmas present your recipient will love, but DIY Christmas goodies are just a tad bit more meaningful and heartfelt.
So, as compiled from Country Living, here’s a catalog of the best crafty Christmas present ideas for everyone on your list.
Be it fruit and nut, lemon, or chocolate, we recommend making them all! Everyone loves some carbs on Christmas and if you’re not consuming any, you’re not doing it right. So while baking that perfect Christmas cake, add a little more effort and slice-and-bake some short bread cookies for your neighbours, friends and loved ones. Find the recipe on Country Living.
Hot Chocolate Stirrers
Here’s another sweet treat that's perfect for celebrating the holidays on cold, nippy nights. To make: Dip ends of candy canes in melted semisweet chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes; place on a parchment paper–lined plate, and chill. Lightly mist large marshmallows with water and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
Millionaire Shortbread Bars
Anyone with good taste will feel like a million bucks consuming these rich and delicious 3-layer bars on Christmas. Find the recipe on Country Living.
Candy Cane Sleighs
Everyone loves candy and when it comes delivered in a custom made candy cane sleigh it's even more special. To make: Wrap small white jewelry boxes in thin holiday ribbon, holding it in place with double-sided tape. Attach two candy canes to the bottom of each box with hot-glue. Attach candy cane sticks (if desired) to the back of the box and just add some candy on the top.
Who doesn’t love scented candles? And when they smell positively delightful (read, pine), they just add so much more aroma. Not to mention, that mint and white design will look lovely in your recipient's home all the way until springtime. Find the tutorial on Sugar and Charm.
Make coasters that look like the sky and feel like love. What’s more? They're made of polymer clay and a bit of acrylic paint, making them a beautiful and inexpensive DIY gift. Get tutorial at The House of Wood.
Bubble Bath Gift Box
And then comes our favourite; a good night of pampering wrapped up in a box. Here’s something you can give your best friend so she can unwind with bath salts, rosé, a bar of chocolate, and more. Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.
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