It’s that time of year — time to make your shopping list and start marking off gifts to buy for the holidays. This year, sneak a few handmade nicknacks into your stockings for a personal touch. I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite handmade gifts that will save you a buck and make your holidays more meaningful. If you can’t fit everything into one stocking, consider giving them as holiday party favors.
This lip balm recipe uses beeswax, coconut oil, almond oil and peppermint oil.
These boot socks are super easy to make and cost very little because they were upcycled from the sleeves of old T-shirts.
Turn an old, shrunken sweater into a new pair of gloves in four easy steps.
For the frequent flyer, stuff a stocking with travel goodies and include this custom luggage tag.
Handmade paper collage seed packets make for clever packaging for giving seeds as gifts.
Originally a wedding-inspired project, these sentimental magnets are a simple way to break free from the gift-giving norm.
Add a splash of color to a practical present, like these wooden utensils. It’s so easy to do.
Turn vintage door knobs, pool table balls, or other interesting objects into eye-catching bottle stoppers in just a few steps.
Repurpose old cookie cutters into candles by melting blocks of crafting wax in a pan, pouring the liquefied wax inside of the cookie cutters, and adding a wick before the wax hardens.
Give unique spices that will last long after the holidays. Decorate the jars with fun wrap-around labels and personalized messages.