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Our Best Homemade Christmas Gifts

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Our Best Homemade Christmas Gifts! These easy DIY holiday gifts are so fun to share with friends, neighbors, teachers, co-workers + more.

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‘Tis the season for gifting and while we’ve shared a bunch of fun gift guides, today I wanted to touch on one of my favorite categories of gifting–homemade gifts! It’s so fun to make your own holiday gifts to share with friends, neighbors, teachers, and co-workers. I love adding a personal touch by making something ourselves, and it can be a great way to keep to a budget if you have a lot of gifts to buy.

I combed through our best holiday posts to put everything all in one place, and I’m feeling all kinds of holly jolly just looking at the choices! I’ve included plenty of edible gifts (perfect for cookie plates or treat plates!), and several non-edible DIY holiday gifts to choose from. Without further ado, here are some of our favorite DIY Christmas gifts!

Overhead view of Christmas potpourri in a white saucepan with water.

Stovetop Christmas Potpourri (+Printable Gift Tags!)

This DIY Christmas stovetop potpourri recipe is like gifting the Christmas smell! We even have free printable gift tags you can use with bags + ribbon to package it up in an adorable way!

Close up view of Dairy free, paleo, vegan hot chocolate spoons on a white background

Hot Chocolate Spoons (+Printable Gift Tags!)

These hot chocolate spoons are a DELICIOUS edible holiday gift. They only take a few ingredients to make, and they make seriously delicious, chocolatey cup of cocoa.

Wrap them individually to make them go further or put them in bunches for a cute effect. I love to attach gift cards for teachers or tuck them in a cute cup for friends!

Overhead view of a plate of decorated gluten-free gingerbread cookies on a white background with red hot candies scattered around

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Is there anything cuter on a holiday cookie plate than adorably decorated gingerbread cookies? I LOVE how fun and festive they feel this time of year.

My easy recipe has been tested and tested again, and comes with LOTS of ideas for decorating–I’ve got ideas for gingerbread men, snowflakes, trees, and candy canes + tons of tips to make things easy on yourself.

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from One Lovely Life

Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Dairy Free, Too!)

Speaking of adorable cookies, our gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies look like snowy little bites of magic on a holiday cookie plate!

Ultra chocolatey with an almost brownie-like texture, they’re the PERFECT festive cookie to give and always get devoured in a flash.

gluten free Christmas chex mix with m&ms

Gluten-Free Christmas Chex Mix

Ok, does it get cuter than this holiday Chex mix? It’s sweet, salty, and ADORABLE. It’s the perfect DIY holiday gift!

Setting down a bowl of Rosemary Sea Salt Nuts on a white background

Sea Salt Rosemary Nuts

Not everyone’s into sweets this time of year (hard to believe, but it’s true!), so a savory homemade holiday gift like these Rosemary Sea Salt Mixed Nuts can be a delicious change of pace.

They’re delicious on their own, and make a great addition to a charcuterie board or snack plate. We put them on repeat all season long!

Overhead view of a red and white striped bowl of gluten-free chocolate peppermint pretzels.

Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels (Vegan-Friendly)

These Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels might be the EASIEST holiday treat ever. With just 3-4 ingredients, they only take 20-30 minutes to make and taste SO GOOD.

Ours are made allergy-friendly with gluten-free pretzels and allergy-friendly chocolate chips, but you can make them with your faves.

Holiday Soap Gift Idea + Free Printable Gift Tags from One Lovely Life

Holiday Soap + Free Printable Gift Tags

I love this gift for teachers, friends & neighbors. It’s easy (store-bought!), it’s useful (who DOESN’T need hand soap in winter?), and it’s not edible (great when people can feel overwhelmed with treats).

I usually attach gift cards for teachers when we go this route so they can get things for their classrooms or check things off their own Christmas lists. It can be super helpful!

Paleo ginger cookies on a white snowflake plate from One Lovely Life

Paleo Ginger Cookies

If gingerbread cookies are feeling a bit fussy, or you’re making treats for a friend who eats gluten- or grain-free, these paleo ginger cookies are a major winner.

With a crackly outside and a soft, chewy inside, these perfectly-spiced ginger cookies will be a DIY Christmas gift they’ll remember.

A gift bag of Maple Candied Pecans with free printable gift tag and red polka dot ribbon

Maple Candied Pecans (Paleo + Vegan)

Another 3-ingredient treat that’s perfect for holiday gifts! These maple candied pecans only need 3 simple ingredients and only take 10-15 minutes to pull together.

Wrapped up in a bag with a bow and our printable gift tags, they’ll look as jolly as they’ll taste. (Gluten-free + dairy-free + vegan + paleo approved!)

Hand taking a gluten free peppermint brownie

Gluten-Free Peppermint Brownies (Paleo Friendly!)

If you really want to aim high, make our gluten-free peppermint brownies! Ooey, gooey, fudgy brownies infused with peppermint all the way through, they’ll a crowd pleaser every time!

Cut them into small squares to add to cookie plates or cut into big squares and deliver with a pint of peppermint ice cream!

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from One Lovely Life

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Peanut butter + chocolate are such a classic combination that most people can’t resist! Cut into little squares, these chocolatey, peanut buttery goodies are a delightful addition to a holiday treat plate.

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  1. I ordered a 14” Three Kings Nativity set from you, through Amazon, on December 17th and the tracking says it hasn’t even been shipped yet? It is a big part of my son’s Christmas gift. Says it will delivered Wednesday? Can you help me….

    1. Amanda, I’m so sorry! That must feel really stressful. That nativity set isn’t something I believe I’ve ever linked to or shared, so I’m so sorry I’m not able to help! I hope Amazon is able to give you a more helpful answer soon. I hope it arrives in time! Happy holidays ❤️

  2. I think maybe she ordered something that popped up on an ad in the middle of your feed, not from your site. All of the web browsers are popping up ads now 😢

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