50+ Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Don’t go shopping…get all your Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas here!

Homemade Holiday Gifts

Did you do any Black Friday shopping? Get any good deals? Or are you waiting for Cyber Monday? (That’s what I’m doing. I have a list and I’m checking it twice.)

If you want some more personalized gifts for teachers, friends, family, and co-workers, how about some homemade gifts? How about some homemade mixes, cookies, candies, nuts, snacks, or even some indulgent body scrubs? Look no further – I have over 50 homemade holiday gift ideas for you today! Check out my favorites, and please click through to the link to pin from the source. (But feel free to pin title collage there up top!)


Homemade Mixes


Homemade Sugar Cookie MixHomemade Brownie MixHomemade Hot Chocolate Mix {dairy-free}/ Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix by Something Swanky / Homemade Yellow Cake Mix by I am baker / Christmas Cookies in a Jar Gift by Lil’Luna

Homemade Sauces and Jams


Homemade Dulce de Leche {slow cooker} / Best Homemade Jam by Something Swanky / Homemade Chocolate SauceHomemade Pumpkin Caramel Sauce / Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter by Mom on Timeout / Cinnamon Honey Butter Gift by TidyMom / DIY Vanilla Extract by Bake at 350 / Homemade Crockpot Applesauce



Peanut Butter Cup Fudge by CenterCutCook / Milk Chocolate Toffee Fudge by Bakeaholic Mama / Pecan Pie FudgeSalted Caramel Mocha Fudge by Shugary Sweets

Check out my over 100 Fudge Recipe Roundup for more ideas!

Candied Nuts


Buttered Rum Pecans by Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen / Salted Chocolate Covered Roasted Cashews by Savory Simple / Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Pecans by My Whole Food Life / Coconut Almonds

Quick Breads


Mom’s Banana Bread {make it in mini loaf pans} / Cherry Almond Quick Bread by Lemon’s for Lulu / Triple Berry Banana Bread by Heather’s French Press / Frosted Eggnog Bread by Inside BruCrew Life

Check out my list of Quick Bread Recipes for more ideas!

Caramels and Candies


Salted Hard Cider Caramels by Bakeaholic Mama / Homemade Turtles by Averie Cooks / 7 Minute Microwave Caramels by Averie Cooks / Honey Salted Caramels by I Wash, You Dry

Popcorn, Chex Mix, and Pretzels

snacks 1

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chex Mix by Two Peas and Their Pod / Peanut Butter Caramel CornPeanut Butter Snickerdoodle Chex MixPeanut Butter Pretzel Muddy Buddies

snack 2

Rolo Pretzel Turtles by Chocolate, Chocolate and More / Biscoff Toffee Dipped PretzelsPeanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Trees by Wine & Glue / Caramel Corn by RecipeGirl

Baked Goods

treats 1

Brownie Covered Oreos by Picky Palate / Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookie CupsPeppermint Sprinkle Cookies by Kitchen Meets Girl / Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs by The Domestic Rebel

treats 2

Peanut Butter Covered Oreo TrufflesMountain BarsButterscotch SquaresOreo Peppermint Bark

treats 3

Candy Cane Hearts by Glorious Treats / Chocolate Toffee Matzo Brittle by Very Culinary / Minty Marshmallow Pops by Love from the Oven / Christmas Chip Cookies by Grandbaby Cakes

Body Scrubs


DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub by Mom on Timeout / Peppermint Pampering Gift in a Jar by The Gunny Sack / Lemon Sugar Scrub by I Heart Naptime / Lavender Sugar Scrub by Wonky Wonderful

Thanks for reading! Happy holiday shopping!

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  1. I will take 2 of everything, please. 🙂

  2. I am definitely waiting for cyber Monday. I prefer to do things in the comfort of my home, in Pajamas!
    I am totally LOVING all these ideas.  I haven’t figured out what to get everyone, so I need these ideas! Pinned!

  3. That’s a lot of creative ideas,! I would never have thought of making bodyscrub for someone. I love it, very inspiring.

  4. Awesome ideas! I would totally love getting fudge for Christmas 🙂 

  5. Thank you for all the fabulous ideas! I will definitely be making some homemade mixes for family and friends this Christmas.

  6. Thanks for linking up my Turtles and 7-Minute Caramels! And this post… cannot imagine how much TIME it took you!! omg… Making all the collages, the links, girl. You are amazing!!! 🙂 

  7. What a great collection of recipes, Dorothy! These are such fun gift ideas for the holiday. Pinning a bunch!

  8. So many delicious recipes! Thanks Dorothy!

  9. And I was actually going to send you a note yesterday asking if you had any recommended homemade gift ideas. HA! It’s the mother load! 

  10. This is a fabulous list! The hardest part is deciding which ones to make! 😉 When my kids were in school, we made holiday treats for their teachers every year, even in high school. When the kids complained that (especially in high school) they were the only ones bringing gifts, I just told them that was even more of a reason to show their teachers that they are appreciated. Nothing says “thank you” like a homemade gift!

  11. Nice roundup. I still believe homemade gifts are the best and I love making them. 

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