57 Homemade Holiday Gifts

No more worrying about what to buy friends and family. These DIY presents are budget-friendly, easy and guaranteed to please. In other words, they're perfect!

Part of: Holiday Central: Gifts

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Gift Mix

"Layered cookie mixes in a jar are just so much fun. These looked great, and tasted even better."

-Lavender Lynn

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Chocolate-Covered Mints

"These are delicious and fun to make! They have the lovely flavor of an after-dinner mint but with chocolate."

-Chef*Lee

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Cranberry-Orange Cookies in a Jar

"This is a lovely gift idea and a very nice cookie too!"

-French Tart

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Coconut & Date Squares

"These are very addictive, especially for those who really like coconut."

-Sydney Mike

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Chocolate-Covered Cranberries

"These are tasty little treats. I love the combination of the tart and the sweet together."

-VegSocialWorker

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Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

"My daughter and I made these pretzels together — I dipped and she decorated. They were fun to make and a real treat to snack on."

-jrmomof2

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Holiday Biscotti

"These are gorgeous! They are going to be perfect for Christmas gifts."

-KLHquilts

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Holiday Wreaths

"I have been making these for Christmas since I was a little girl, and they are still a family-favorite."

-Smile1968

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Oreo Truffles

"I made these for my Christmas cookie platter. They're wonderful in every sense: taste, smell, sight and even hearing."

-Chef1MOM~Connie

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Candied Ginger

"This was a great recipe! I could not believe how easy it was to make candied ginger."

-Purple_Sea_Bait

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Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

"I've been making these cookie ornaments every year for the past 10 years. The dough is easy to work with, and they make wonderful gifts for everyone."

-Antifreesz

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French Chocolate Truffles

"These easy truffles taste just like you bought them at a gourmet candy store! If you prefer, you can roll them in powdered sugar or cocoa powder."

-Mims & Squims

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Easy Chocolate Fudge

"Everyone flipped out over these! This recipe is really easy, and tastes like it took a lot more effort than it actually did."

-MrsMM

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Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

"I gave these as a gift to a friend who absolutely adores her dog, and her dog adores these treats!"

-Smoofinator

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Spicy Chili Oil

"This was easy to make and tasty too!"

-Sharon123

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A Partridge in a Chocolate Truffle Tree

"This is very easy to put together, and the finished product is brilliant! Be prepared to become a truffle factory because people will inhale them."

-Karen's Krazy Kitchen

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Sugared Cranberries

"These are like nature's Sour Patch Kids: sweet and tart! You can fill martini or champagne glasses with them to decorate your holiday table, or place them in little tins for edible gifts."

-spicyperspective

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Sweet & Spicy Candied Pecans

"People, you've got to try these! They're super easy to make. I whipped up one double batch and another single batch in no time flat. And they taste great — sweet and buttery with a touch of spice."

-DDW

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S'more Lollipops

"I love the wrapping ideas along with this recipe! These are a crowd pleaser and they're super easy."

-desiloufreebush

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Marinated Mozzarella Cubes

"I made this to give as gifts for a change from the usual sweets given this time of year. It had a great presentation and looked quite pretty and festive."

-Chef #45542772

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Fizzy Bath Bombs

"What a great gift idea! I make my own soaps, so I was delighted to have a recipe for bath bombs too. I gave them to my friend, and she was absolutely delighted."

-Mia in Germany

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Snickerdoodle Biscotti

"I love to dunk these biscotti in my morning coffee or some hot chocolate. Now I'm making them for Christmas gifts! I tried two other varieties, but this recipe is by far the best."

-lamomma

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5-Minute White Chocolate Fudge Wreath with Pistachios & Cranberries

"This was fabulous! It looked amazing and I gave it gift-wrapped in cellophane with a big bow. I am making another three to give as presents this Christmas."

-Perfectionist cook

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5-Minute White Chocolate Fudge Wreath with Pistachios & Cranberries

"This was fabulous! It looked amazing and I gave it gift-wrapped in cellophane with a big bow. I am making another three to give as presents this Christmas."

-Perfectionist cook

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Holiday Cooling Foot Scrub

"Oh, this feels like heaven! The peppermint is so strong it tingles — I love it! What a wonderful gift basket item."

-NcMysteryShopper

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Gingerbread Creamer

"Sugar and spice, oh, how nice! This super-simple creamer brings you the taste of Christmas any time of year. The aroma is absolutely wonderful."

-Annacia

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Orange Extract

"This was very easy, economical and tasted good too!"

-Mikekey

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Mini Christmas Puddings

"These not only tasted delicious, but they were gorgeous on my Christmas cookie trays."

-RecipeNut

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Gingerbread Caramel Corn

"I would give this recipe all the stars in the sky if I could! I made it a couple years ago for Christmas, and now it's my mother's absolute favorite treat. I bring her some whenever I visit."

-soursugar

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Rocky Road

"These turned out wonderful and were quick and easy to make."

-Gull Lake Linda

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Almond Roca

"This recipe is so easy and spectacular! A box of this makes a great gift for everyone and anyone."

-707heather707

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Cajun-Spiced Peanuts

"I loved this! Some of my friends may be lucky enough to receive these nuts in their Christmas baskets."

-alligirl

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Gingered-Plum Jam

"This is a lovely jam. It has just the right amount of lemon and ginger to enhance the plums without overtaking their flavor."

-Chef Kate

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Peanut Butter Snow Balls

"This is a great goody to add to a Christmas cookie tray."

-Chef Buggsy Mate

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Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

"I make this every year for Christmas. It's easy, looks beautiful, keeps well and can be very addicting."

-Brooke the Cook in WI

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Marinated Feta Cheese

"This is absolutely lovely! It is simple to make and would be the perfect gift for a foodie."

-Katzen

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Lime Nut Buttons

"These are wonderful and elegant little cookies!"

-loof

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Chantilly Fudge

"I made this to go with my Christmas cookie trays and I was glad that I did. Everyone really loved this fudge!"

-MichelliBelli

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Lavender & Vanilla Sugar

"We loved this sugar, and so did our friends that received it as part of a gift basket."

-Lalaloula

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Drunken Cherries

"I made these for my Christmas gift baskets, and everyone loved them! It's been a blast using the extras as a garnish for different drinks."

-Sooz Cooks

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Holiday Stuffing Mix in a Jar

This flavorful stuffing mix looks great in a decorative jar, and makes a delicious holiday gift.

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Herbal Vinegar

"Herbal vinegars are easy to prepare and are beautiful to look at. Plus, they make great gifts!"

-- Carla -

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Peppermint Snowballs

"These are very festive and pretty!"

-blairie

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Christmas Jelly

"This was a huge hit and we put it on everything!"

-shellynnrn

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Candied Peanuts

"These worked out very well for me. I will make them for a Christmas treat."

-Gerry

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Tayglach

"These were yummy and so pretty! I liked them a lot."

-Inge 1505

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Microwave Caramels

"These caramels are incredible and so easy to make. I cut them into small squares and wrapped each one in wax paper."

-spinmaster3

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Mint Bath Salts

"I made these bath salts as part of a gift bag. They smelled terrific and looked so pretty."

-~Leslie~

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Super-Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

"Candy making isn't really my thing, but now I can make people believe it is! I followed the directions to a T, and it came out perfectly."

-BeccaB#2

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Texas Cowboy Cookies in a Jar

"I got a jar of these for Christmas — they tasted great, and the kids really loved them. I'm sure I'll use this gift idea in the future because I know how nice it is to receive!"

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

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Peppermint Bark

"Absolutely fabulous! For a thrifty holiday gift, I'm making a couple of batches for my co-workers' gift baskets."

-Trixie735

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Snickerdoodle Coffee Mix

"What a way to start the morning! The flavor of this coffee is exceptional, and it was so easy to make."

-weekend cooker

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Holiday Pretzels

"I served these at my Christmas party. They had a great combination of salty and sweet."

-Ruby15

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Candied-Fruit Peels

"This was a delicious recipe, and a wonderful way to use the peels that we normally throw away!"

-Maggie in Florida

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Love Honey

"I made this before Christmas and gifted most of it. Everyone wanted more and they also wanted the recipe!"

-Barefoot Beachcomber

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Kahlua Coffee Truffles

"These are fantastic truffles! They have the perfect texture, a wonderful flavor and are very easy to make."

-rosslare

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Gift Jar of Nothing

Don't know what to give the person who has everything? The Jar of Nothing is a cheeky gag gift that might be perfect for them! Just be sure to follow it up with one of these other great presents to avoid looking like a real-life Scrooge.

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