These homemade Christmas gifts are easy to make and great for everyone on your Christmas list this year. You will find some great simple homemade Christmas gift ideas here.
Christmas is sneaking upon us once again. It seems to do that every year. Over the years I’ve learned that the best way to have a stress-free Christmas is to plan ahead. Anything I can get done before the busyness starts the better. It’s something I believe in so much that I wrote a book about it, A Stress-Free Christmas: A Complete How-To Guide.
One thing I love to do is give homemade gifts. Homemade Christmas gifts are a great way to give a unique gift, often save money, and the gift will be much more meaningful. It’s so much fun to watch someone open a gift that you made them. I know I love receiving homemade gifts as well.
The only issue with DIY Christmas gifts is the time they take to make. I have spent too many Christmases rushing to finish homemade gifts at the last minute, it’s terribly stressful.
Most gifts can be made ahead of time, even a lot of food gifts can be made ahead and frozen. I always plan to make gifts throughout the year but I have to say that didn’t happen this year. Starting now will still help reduce the stress though.
Planning to Make Homemade Christmas Gifts
When planning on making homemade gifts also be realistic with your time. You most likely can’t sew quilts for everyone on your list if you start in September. Be sure to consider how much time you really have and how long something will take. Also, remember that homemade gifts can start to get pricey, you don’t want to blow your budget making them. When looking for supplies check out Michaels and Amazon for good deals.
Making time for making gifts is also important. My eBook A Stress-Free Christmas: A Complete How-To Guide can really help with that. It gives you a lot of great information on preparing for Christmas so you can reduce your stress and have a memorable Christmas.
You can also use a handmade Christmas gift planner like the one from Stone Family Farmstead. It has everything you need for planning your handmade gifts. Or just get a free one-page planning sheet if you don’t need as much help planning. Sign up below for the free version.