DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends This Holiday Season
I love giving the gift of handmade. If you want to give meaningful holiday gifts this year, then this collection of 40 DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends is a must! Keep reading to discover the best Christmas gift ideas to craft and gift this winter.
If you’re like me, you adore your friends. They are true blue to the end. So it seems only fitting to give them a holiday gift this season. Unfortunately, if you’re on a tight budget, there’s not always enough money in your bank account to buy something for everyone. So why not make your own Christmas gifts this year instead?
This collection of my favorite DIY Christmas gift ideas are easy to make using bulk ingredients and materials. You’ll not only be able to tackle everyone’s handmade holiday gift at the same time, but you’re also likely to save money in the process. I hope you enjoy this year’s collection of lovely DIY Christmas gift ideas.
DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends
Country Hill Cottage is one of my favorite blogs for DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends. Not only do they have an amazing collection of 50 homemade food gifts, but many of their recipes and beauty DIY’s also have free printable labels. This, as I’m sure you know, can make your DIY Christmas gifts look even better!
My favorite food gift idea from Country Hill Cottage is for their easy holiday truffles! If your family is a fan of bourbon balls, then you’ll love their cinnamon rum truffles recipe! Made with chocolate, cream, cocoa butter, cinnamon and rum, these truffles are a true holiday indulgence. Learn to make them here.
You can also find one of my original winter holiday soap recipes at Country Hill Cottage. These snowflake shaped cold process soaps are a wonderful treat for dry winter skin and are the perfect size for handmade holiday stocking stuffers. Discover this soapmaking tutorial here.
If you love peppermint and chocolate combos as much as I do, then you’ve got to try the decadent peppermint hot cocoa body butter recipe from A Life Adjacent. After all, just because you’re making these as DIY Christmas gift ideas doesn’t mean you can’t keep some for yourself! I mean, we can all use some extra self care during the holiday season. Am I right?
You can also learn how to make a simple holiday inspired soap recipe via my recent guest post at A Life Adjacent. Crafted with just four simple carrier oils, this lush homemade soap recipe is super moisturizing. The addition of a few simple soap embeds really make this soap pop. Even if you don’t make this soap this holiday as a DIY Christmas gift idea, I highly recommend adding this soap recipe to your “to do” list for the New Year. Get the recipe here.
Body butters are such wonderful moisturizers for winter that I couldn’t share just one! This natural peppermint cloud body butter from Mountain Rose Herbs is a must for any natural beauty lover. Reminiscent of mint ice cream, this natural body butter feels velvety smooth. Your friends will delight in receiving this seasonal butter.
Discover the recipe for their peppermint cloud body butter along with nine other herb inspired DIY Christmas gift ideas – including matcha cookies and beeswax candles! – at Mountain Rose Herbs here.
No list of DIY Christmas gift ideas would be complete without some gingerbread in the mix! This whipped gingerbread emulsified sugar scrub from Everything Pretty makes a great handmade holiday gift. Scented with only natural essential oils, this whipped scrub is a delight for dry skin as well. Plus it exfoliates and moisturizes skin in just one step! Learn to make it now.
Or give these gingerbread shaped cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrubs from Soap Deli News a whirl! Crafted using ground coffee, nourishing butters and a blend of seasonal spices, these homemade scrubs not only smell delightful, but they help promote glowing skin. Grab the recipe here.
If someone you know has eczema prone skin then this homemade triple butter soap recipe is a must have handmade holiday gift! It’s so rich and creamy and is specifically formulated to condition and nourish problem skin. This natural soap is left unscented so it’s suited for even sensitive skin. However, you can also add your favorite blend of organic essential oils if desired. These bars are perfect for friends, family and even coworkers. Find the recipe here.
Love the soap DIY Christmas gift ideas but not ready to diving into cold process soapmaking? Then try these easy DIY glitter snowflake soaps for your handmade Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Naturally scented with peppermint essential oil, these easy melt and pour soaps are also made using biodegradable glitter for a DIY Christmas gift that’s not only fun, but eco-friendly too! Read the tutorial now.
If you aren’t looking forward to shopping around for ingredients for your DIY Christmas gift ideas, then consider the deluxe herbal starter kit from The Herbal Academy. It contains virtually all the packaging, ingredients and labels you need to create 22 herbal recipes that are perfect for your homemade holiday stocking stuffers.
Learn how to make your own digestive bitters, winter salves, herbal teas and so much more! While their essential herbal kit is sold out, the deluxe herbal kit is still available for a short time. Learn more here.
More DIY Christmas Gift Ideas to Craft & Gift
- Wildflower Bath Tea Recipe with Printable Labels
- Lavender Body Butter Recipe with Neem Oil
- DIY Melt and Pour Snowflake Guest Soaps
- DIY Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps
- Easy Melt and Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial
- Homemade Cranberry Body Butter Recipe
- Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe
- Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
- DIY Holiday Wax Tarts
- Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe
- DIY Holiday Foaming Soap Pumps for Teachers
- Non-greasy Cinnamon Sugar Body Butter Recipe
- DIY Frosted Cranberry Massage Candles
- Easy Peppermint Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe
- Herbal Winter Body Balm Recipe
- DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs
- Holiday Day Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe
- Cranberry Fig Bath Truffles Recipe
- Easy Homemade Holiday Bath & Body Recipes
- Golden Glitter Pumpkin Spice Body Butter Recipe
- Cocoa Mint Plantain Salve Recipe for Body & Lips
- Exotic Natural Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe
- Natural 3-Ingredient Bacuri Body Butter Recipe
- Bacuri Butter Body Balm Recipe
- Natural Murumuru Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe
- CBD Natural Pain Relief Salve Recipe for Arthritis
- Arnica Pain Relief Salve Recipe for Muscle Pain & Inflammation
- Chocolate & Lavender Pain Relief Salve Recipe with Cayenne
- Warming Chili & Chocolate Pain Relief Salve Recipe
- Homemade Cold Process Pumpkin Soap Recipe
More Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season
Need creative ways to package your handmade soaps for the holidays? Be sure to check out this post filled with holiday gift wrap and pretty packaging ideas! You can also discover my collection of easy ways to wrap your other DIY Christmas gifts here. Or, if you don’t have the time to make your own DIY Christmas gifts this year, be sure to check out my handmade Etsy holiday gift guide.
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