We’re pretty crafty folks. My husband is an artist, and I’m a tad obsessed with knitting and getting messy with my art supplies. Lucky for us, many of our family members asked for handmade gifts this year!

Nothing says love like a handmade gift. In the spirit of upcoming holidays we’ve decided to put together a list of our favorite handmade and DIY gift ideas.

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 DIY Lip Balm Kit

I love this idea so much. Give the ingredients and instructions to make your own lip balm with unique flavors. I know a lot of young ladies that would LOVE to have this gift!

DIY Lip Balm Kit for handmade holidays | Learning and Yearning

Photo Credit: Learning and Yearning

 Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I’ve been looking for something fun to do with our blue mason jars for months now. This would look so cute in our homestead kitchen and would be great for the powder room too!

DIY mason jar soap dispenser

Photo credit: Montana Solar Creations


 Homemade Vanilla Extract

This gift is SO incredibly easy to make, and I should know. I’m the master of starting projects and not finishing them. This homemade vanilla only takes 5 minutes of labor and the rest is just sitting around waiting for the magic to happen. Start this project now so it will be ready come Christmas time!


  Hot Chocolate in a Jar

For the sugar lovers in your life, make some of these cute hot cocoa kits! You can even make a handmade label to personalize it.

Hot Chocolate in a Jar! Great gift idea! | Ever Growing Farm

Photo credit: Ever Growing Farm

  The Super Scarf

This scarf is soooo easy, so fast, and so cozy. I knit it up in about two hours and it was a piece of cake!

Super Scarf Pattern. Super fast, super easy, super warm. | ImaginAcres

 Beeswax Candles

You can never have enough candles. Never. We run out constantly and as soon as we get some more bees in the spring we’ll be looking into making our own. This post by homestead honey is exactly what you need to get started making candles!

Making beeswax candles | Homestead Honey

Photo Credit: Homestead Honey

Don’t stop there, There’s Even MORE handmade & DIY gift ideas from our favorite Homestead Bloggers:

100+ Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas – Ever Growing Farm

10 (really) Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas – Homestead Honey

Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas – Learning and Yearning

A Dozen DIY Christmas Gifts for Men – Joybilee Farm

100+ Homemade Christmas Gifts – Montana Homesteader

12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts – Living Loving Farming

A DIY Christmas: Over 100 Great Gift Ideas! – My Healthy Green Family

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