Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Giving handmade gifts adds special meaning to your holiday gift exchange experience. But not everyone has the time to make their gifts. Even if you can't make your own gifts, you can give the gift of handmade. This handmade holiday gift guide offers a little something for everyone this holiday season. Not only will your recipient appreciate the extra thought, but you're also helping out the artist and their families as well!

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Giving handmade gifts adds special meaning to your holiday gift exchange experience. But not everyone has the time to make their gifts. Even if you can’t make your own gifts, you can give the gift of handmade.

This handmade holiday gift guide offers a little something for everyone this holiday season. Not only will your recipient appreciate the extra thought, but you’re also helping out an artisan and their families as well! Keep reading to discover handmade gifts for soap lovers, gifts for DIY-ers, gifts for guys, gifts for kids and more!

Handmade Gifts for Soap Lovers

Handmade Soap Gifts for the Holidays Perfect for Soap Lovers

Handmade Gingerbread Soap from Boston CreationsFrosted Birch and Juniper Bath Gift Set from Sweet Clementine Soaps / Christmas Soap Gift Set from Orange Blossom Soap Company / Lump of Coal Soap from Northern Dlights

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Handmade Soap Gifts

Handmade Pumpkin Chai Soap from SoapwonderfulSecret Santa Christmas Parcel from Sweet Cecily’s / Gingerbread Body Butter from Nature’s Skin Nutrition / Holiday Soaps and Lip Butters Gift Set from Beth and Olivia’s Market

Handmade Gifts for DIY-ers

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for DIY-ers

Prosecco & Peach DIY Lip Balm Kit from Sweet Cecily’s / DIY Zombie Moss Terrarium Kit from Moss Love Terrariums / Crystals Embroidery Pattern from Sarah K. Benning / DIY Whipped Body Butter Kit from DarNaturals

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for DIY-ers

Organic Kombucha Brewing Kit from The Kombucha Shop / Organic Nut Free Whipped Body Butter Kit from ElixourOriginal Dairy Free Mozerella & Ricotta Cheese Kit from Urban Cheesecraft / DIY Natural Soy Candle Kit from Holistic Studio

Handmade Gifts for Guys

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts for Guys

Brewery in a Box Beer Making Kit from Urban Brew Shop / Rock Candle Oil Lamp from Handmade Rock Art / Handmade Novelty Bacon Soap from Epic Soap Company / Skull Coffee Pour Over Filter Set from Nicole Pangas Ceramics

Handmade Holiday Gifts for Guys

Spiced Chile Hot Chocolate Mix from Whimsy and Spice / Oak Wood iPhone Valet from Paybacks A Beach / Hand Stitched Mens Guitar Wallet from Fullmoonn / DIY Cocktail Bitters Kit from High Desert Botanicals

Handmade Gifts for Kids

Handmade Holiday GIft Guide: Gifts for Kids

Superhero Soap from Love Lee Soaps / Crochet Raccoon Toy from Ami Ami Gocco / Squirrel Coin Purse from KaselottiNatural History Coloring Book from Awreon Illustrations

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Trio Set of Lip Glaze Tins from Feeling Smitten / Personalized Pony Pin Badge from Bonbi Forest / Soapsquatch Big Foot Soap from Leeloo Soap / Ice Cream Parlor Bath Bomb from Boom Shaka Bomb

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide and Etsy Favorites

Want even more handmade holiday gift ideas? Shop from among my other Etsy favoritesGift Ideas for GuysGift Ideas for DIY-ersGift Ideas for Pet OwnersUnique Handmade GiftsGift Ideas for HerHousewarming GiftsGift Ideas for KidsGift Ideas for Little GirlsGift Ideas for SweetheartsGift Ideas for Coffee + Chocolate LoversGift Ideas for Unicorn LoversPumpkin Spice Gift IdeasGift Ideas for Pin Lovers and Gift Ideas for Co-Workers! (Or see them all here.)

You can also find more handmade gift ideas from Etsy’s Editors’ Picks Handmade Holiday Gift Guide here.

Want to make your own handmade holiday gifts? Check out my collection of 50 unique DIY Christmas gifts you can make for friends and family here.

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DIY Christmas Gifts: 50 Unique DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

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50 Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique DIY Christmas gifts to make for friends and family this holiday season, then you’ll definitely want to pin this post! Following are 50 of my favorite DIY Christmas gifts that are perfect for everyone on your shopping list.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends & Family

Need DIY Christmas gift ideas? Look no further! Click through to Soap Deli News blog now for a huge collection of DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends and family!

1. Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe / 2. Easy Melt & Pour Polar Bear Soap Recipe / 3. Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 4. Holiday Frosted Cranberry Coconut Milk Soap Recipe / 5. Homemade Cranberry Body Butter Recipe / 6. DIY Holiday Wax Tarts (with Printable Labels)

A huge collection of DIY bath and body Christmas gift ideas that anyone can make from home!

7. Homemade Hibiscus Salt Scrub Recipe / 8. Melt & Pour Caffeinated Soap Recipe / 9. DIY Melt & Pour Snowflake Soaps / 10. Chamomile Calendula Bath Salts Recipe / 11. Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe / 12. Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends, Family and Co-workers!

13. DIY Unicorn Balm / 14. Winter Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe / 15. Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe / 16. Orange & Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe / 17. Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe / 18. Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe

DIY Bath and Body Gift Ideas with Printable Labels

19. Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe / 20. Sea Salt Face & Body Scrub Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 21. Activated Charcoal Detox Mask Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 22. Tea Tree & Sea Mud Soap Recipe / 23. Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 24. Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe (with Printable Labels)

Easy homemade Christmas gift ideas you can make for friends and family!

25. Non-greasy Cinnamon Sugar Body Butter Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 26. Homemade Mustache Wax & Beard Oil Recipes (with Printable Labels) / 27. Fantastic & Ferocious Homemade Soap Recipe (with Printable Labels and Gift Tags) / 28. Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY / 29. Homemade Chamomile Balm Recipe / 30. DIY Frosted Cranberry Massage Candles (with Printable Labels)

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

31. DIY Melt & Pour Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter Soaps / 32. Leather Mandle DIY / 33. Natural Patchouli & Fir Hand Cream Recipe / 34. Whiskey & Tobacco Caramel Handmilled Soap Recipe / 35. DIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne Recipe / 36. Mineral Bath Soak Recipes

Homemade Soap Gift ideas for the Holidays and Other DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

37. Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe / 38. Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe / 39. Easy Peppermint Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe / 30. Pink Salt & Sal Butter Soap Recipe / 31. Peppermint & Patchouli Castile Soap Recipe / 32. Castile Soap Recipe with Bee Pollen Powder

The Best DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

33. Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe (with Printable Label Tutorial) / 34. Non-Greasy Vanilla & Fig Body Butter Recipe / 35. Lemon Verbena Mint Body Butter Recipe & Scented Candle DIY / 36. Roll On Perfume Recipe / 37. DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs / 38. Heal & Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe

50 Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

39. Holiday Day Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe / 40. Non-Greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe / 41. DIY Gemstone Candles / 42. Starry DIY Snow Globe Ring / 43. DIY Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps

50 Unique DIY Bath and Body Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

44. Homemade Solid Perfume Recipe / 45. Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe / 46. Homemade Orange & Espresso Soap Recipe / 47. Easy DIY Light Bulb Aquariums /48. Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe / 49. Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe / 50. DIY Edible Birdhouse

Still want even more great ideas for DIY Christmas gifts? Be sure to check out these holiday related boards on Pinterest: All About the Holly-Days, Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas, and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. Or find more DIY bath and body related gift ideas on my DIY Bath and Body and Simply Soapmaking boards.

DIY Christmas Cookie Lip Balm Kit plus 50 Unique DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family!

For handmade Christmas gifts you can buy, be sure to check out my favorites on Etsy as well Etsy’s new holiday gift guide! You can even find kits for making your own DIY Christmas Gifts! One of my favorite DIY Christmas Gift Kits is the DIY Christmas Cookie Lip Balm Kit (pictured above) from Sweet Cecily’s.

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Sunday Spotlight: A Few of My Favorite Things

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A few of my favorite things! Handmade products for gift giving or a simple everyday luxury for yourself!

A Few of My Favorite Things

This Sunday I wanted to share a few of my favorite things that I’ve discovered recently. From handmade bath and beauty products to soy candles and jewelry, these are just a few of my favorite recent finds! Buy them for yourself as a special treat or a simple everyday luxury or purchase as gifts for your most favorite friends!

Favorite Things and Handmade Gift Ideas // From handmade bath and beauty products to soy candles and jewelry, these are just a few of my favorite recent finds!

Sweet Pea & Vanilla Soy Candle via Seventh Tree Soaps // Lavender Hot Chocolate Soap via Leeloo Soap // Satsuma Dog Print Candle via Let’s Put a Bird On It // Luminous Hair Serum via Seventh Tree Soaps

 Favorite Things and Handmade Gift Ideas // From handmade bath and beauty products to soy candles and jewelry, these are just a few of my favorite recent finds! Buy them for yourself as a special treat or a simple everyday luxury or purchase as gifts for your most favorite friends!

Beautiful Skin Bundle Organic Starter Skin Care Set via Naked Eye Beauty // Calendula Salve via The BEEKEEPER Shop // Layered Crystal Necklace via Echos Healing Stones // Raw Cacao Facial Mask via Urban Oreganics

Favorite shopping finds to buy them for yourself as a special treat or a simple everyday luxury or purchase as gifts for your most favorite friends!

Horse Lovers Soap via Sorcery Soap // Mineral Makeup Eyeshadow Primer via Spectrum Cosmetic // Blue Topaz Geode Soap Set via Rock Hound Soap // Black Drawing Salve via The Home Apothecary

From handmade bath and beauty products to soy candles and jewelry, these are just a few of my favorite recent finds! Buy them for yourself as a special treat or a simple everyday luxury or purchase as gifts for your most favorite friends!

Himalayan Salt & Eucalyptus Bath Bomb via Buck Naked Soap Company // Pink Mint Soap Bar via Lovely Body // Forest Fawn Antler Crown via Sweet Mildred // Lovely Tinted Roll on Lip Gloss via Let’s Put a Bird On It

If you enjoyed these favorites, then be sure to check out my past Sunday Spotlight posts here. Or discover even more of my favorite things on Etsy here.

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Sunday Spotlight: Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

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Handmade Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

It’s fall and you know what that means – pumpkin spice! And really, how can you resist the spices that combine to bring you exceptional flavor, fragrance and warmth during autumn! Following are just a few of my pumpkin spice bath and body favorites for fall.

It’s fall and you know what that means - pumpkin spice! And really, how can you resist the spices that combine to bring you exceptional flavor, fragrance and warmth! Following are just a few of my favorite pumpkin spice bath and body products.

Moisturizing Cinnamon & Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub by Sweet Therapy // Pumpkin Pie Scented Kaolin Clay Soap by Perma-Earth // Pumpkin Spice Deer Buck Soap by Lost River Rags & Candlelights // Handmade Pumpkin Spice Soap by Dirty Diva Soaps

Handmade Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

Pumpkin Spice Latte Lip Balm by Siren Soap // Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub by The Yellow Mustard Seed Soap Co. // Pumpkin Chai Spice Cocoa Butter Soap by Soapwonderful // Pumpkin Spice Latte Bath Bomb by Magick and Macabre

Handmade Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

Pumpkin Spice Perfume Oil by Ollie and Max Soap Co. // Pumpkin Cupcake Goat Milk Soap by Rustic Soap Shoppe // Pumpkin Spice Latte Bath Bomb by Bubble Funtastic // Pumpkin Spice Hair & Body Elixir by Miss Violet Lace

Handmade Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion by Etiquettes // Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream Soap Fluff by Love Lee Soaps // Pumpkin Spice Soap by Pink Parchment Soaps // Pumpkin Spice Emulsified Sugar Scrub by Soapaucity

For more pumpkin spice bath and body products, be sure to check out my other pumpkin spice bath and body favorites on Etsy here. Or, you may also enjoy my collection of fabulous favorites for fall or for Halloween!

Sixteen unique bath and body products from four fantastic bath and body shops that offer a fun twist on skin care. Browse for inspiration or shop for unique homemade gifts!

Or for more of my handmade bath and body favorites, be sure to check out my past Sunday Spotlights featuring four unique artisan bath and body shops as well as unicorn poop, rainbow & sparkle themed bath and body products!

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Sunday Spotlight: Unicorn Poop, Rainbows & Sparkles

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Unicorns, Unicorn Poop, Rainbows & Sparkles // Who doesn’t love unicorns? I mean, heck. They poop RAINBOWS. Here are some of my favorite handmade unicorn inspired products from unicorn poop to rainbow sparkles all created to delight the senses and remind you that there really is a little magic in the world.

Sunday Spotlight: Unicorn Poop, Rainbows & Sparkles

Who doesn’t love unicorns? I mean, heck. They poop RAINBOWS. Here are some of my favorite handmade unicorn inspired products from unicorn poop to rainbow sparkles all created to delight the senses and remind you that there really is a little magic in the world.

Unicorns, Unicorn Poop, Rainbows & Sparkles // Who doesn’t love unicorns? I mean, heck. They poop RAINBOWS. Here are some of my favorite handmade unicorn inspired products from unicorn poop to rainbow sparkles all created to delight the senses and remind you that there really is a little magic in the world.

Unicorn Poop Wax Melts by Scent Circus // Unicorn Poop Bath Bomb by Southern Beauty Skin // Unicorn Poop Kawaii Plush Keychain by Cindy Makes // Magical Unicorn Whipped Soap by Rose Garden Apothecary

Unicorns, Unicorn Poop, Rainbows & Sparkles // Who doesn’t love unicorns? I mean, heck. They poop RAINBOWS. Here are some of my favorite handmade unicorn inspired products from unicorn poop to rainbow sparkles all created to delight the senses and remind you that there really is a little magic in the world.

Unicorn Poop Rainbow Highlighter Shimmer by Kizzlish Beauty // Unicorn Poop Rainbow Meringue Cookies by Lil Doves Confections // Rainbow Sprinkles Waffle Bath Bomb by Sugar Milk Co. // Unicorn Temporary Tattoo by Nice Coco

Unicorns, Unicorn Poop, Rainbows & Sparkles // Who doesn’t love unicorns? I mean, heck. They poop RAINBOWS. Here are some of my favorite handmade unicorn inspired products from unicorn poop to rainbow sparkles all created to delight the senses and remind you that there really is a little magic in the world.

Unicorn Poop Soap by Laporte Soaps // Unicorn Poop Bubble Scoop by Persephone Soaps // Unicorn Burps Whipped Soap by Bubble Girl Soap Co. // Honey Calendula Unicorn Soap by Tammy Lane Soaps

Unicorns, Unicorn Poop, Rainbows & Sparkles // Who doesn’t love unicorns? I mean, heck. They poop RAINBOWS. Here are some of my favorite handmade unicorn inspired products from unicorn poop to rainbow sparkles all created to delight the senses and remind you that there really is a little magic in the world.

Chunky Unicorn Face Glitter by KARIZMA // Unicorn Handmade Soap by ZAJA Natural // Unicorn Bubble Bars by Pure Poetry Cosmetics // Good Vibes Rainbow Illuminator Blush by Glam & Grace Makeup

Unicorns, Unicorn Poop, Rainbows & Sparkles // Who doesn’t love unicorns? I mean, heck. They poop RAINBOWS. Here are some of my favorite handmade unicorn inspired products from unicorn poop to rainbow sparkles all created to delight the senses and remind you that there really is a little magic in the world.

Rainbow In The Dark Soap by Leeloo Soap // “In Unicorn We Trust” Mug by Sobi Graphie // Yeticorn Doll by Yetis & Friends // Unicorn Stickers by The Watercolorie

Make your own shimmering unicorn balm!

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance!

Or learn how to make your own shimmering DIY unicorn balm!

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns - or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!

This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns – or simply wants sparkle like one for the day! You can find the tutorial and recipe for this project here.

For even more of my handmade unicorn inspired favorites, be sure to check out more of my sparkly unicorn favorites on Etsy here.

Or for more of my handmade bath and body favorites, be sure to check out last week’s Sunday Spotlight featuring four unique artisan bath and body shops here.

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