16 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!

Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

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


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."


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

Christmas Scent

"This was a perfect homemade gift to give to friends and family. Everyone loved it!"

-Redhead in Chicago

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."


Mint Bath Salts

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


Candy Cane Bath Salts

"This is such a pretty little gift to give at Christmastime. My daughter and I made these this morning and we had so much fun doing it!"

-mums the word

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

"This is almost good enough to eat. I just love it! I packaged it in some nice containers and gave them away for Christmas presents."


Cocoa Lip Gloss

"This is awesome, and it's such a fun thing to make! It'll make a cute gift for girls."


Herbal Milk Bath

"This is fabulous, and it's simple to whip up. I used home-dried herbs from my garden, including lavender, thyme, rosemary and mint."

-French Tart

Fizzy Bath Bombs

"These bath bombs are so simple to make — and so pretty! I plan to give some away as gifts for Christmas."

-Just Call Me Martha

Lavender Bath Salts

"This is very nice! I gave some as gifts and kept some for myself. It's perfect for the busy, stressful holiday season!"

-Mama's Kitchen (Hope)

Body & Hand Cream

"WOW, I’m impressed! This isn’t greasy at all. I added a bit of sandalwood oil and it smells beautiful."


Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

"My little boy and I just made these ornaments as Christmas gifts for the family, and they turned out so nicely. The dough was really easy to work with. They smell wonderful!"


Bonus: 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.