Making gifts for the holidays.

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Here are a few handmade gift ideas for all of you DIY’ers out there. These would make great gifts not only for Christmas, but also year round.
Make your own homemade vanilla extract. This is a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys baking!

Craft a handful of soap rocks for a unique and fun stocking stuffer. You can also use this technique to make “coal.”

Not only are these hand knit fingerless gloves beautiful, they’re useful too! A pair of these are sure to be worn all season!

Know someone with a sweet tooth? These scrumptious, chocolate truffles are easy to make and delicious to receive!

This Recipe Booklet is so easy to make. Fill it with your favorite recipes and gift it to a pair of newlyweds!

This gorgeous notebook is perfect for anyone who likes to journal! It’s easy to make and easy to use!

Have you run out of time to craft the perfect gift? Print out these holiday wine labels and attach them to a bottle of wine for a personalized touch! Find more printable gift tags and labels here.

For the gardener, create a miniature terrarium using moss or succulents. These little eco-systems are not only fun, but easy to care for.
Once you’ve made your gifts, all that’s left is the gift wrap! Martha Stewart has some great ideas for handmade gift wrap. Also be sure to check out these other DIY holiday gift posts:

1.) Preparing for the upcoming holiday season: Christmas planner and handmade gift ideas.
2.) Crafting your way into Christmas.
3.) Make your holiday a success.

About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can learn more about Rebecca by checking out her bio. Or discover more great skin care & beauty recipes by subscribing to Soap Deli News blog via email.


  1. This is great! I had no idea you could make vanilla extract.

  2. Came across this post while checking out your blog and what great ideas! My daughter made up a huge batch of homemade vanilla for gifts this past year and I have to say that after using it, I will NEVER buy cheap immitation vanilla again! Amazing difference in the taste!

  3. Cute ideas!