Delightful Links for the Weekend: Homemade Gift Edition

There’s something about homemade gifts that warm the soul. I think it’s knowing that someone has spent their time thinking about you and working hard to make something special, just for you.

It feels to good to make things with your own hands, too. At least I like it. Do you?

Creating something brings a sense of satisfaction and joy to me. If you are this way, you might enjoy perusing today’s links.

In gathering these posts and tutorials, I’ve tried to choose those which are fairly simple and straight-forward.There’s enough crazy going on this time of year without adding humungous do-it-yourself projects into the mix!

11 Simple, Homemade Gifts – In case you missed it. This is my post at Keeper of the Home. Eleven gifts that can be made in under and hour.

10 Real Food Gifts to Make Right Now at The Nourishing Cook


Printable Gift Tags for Your Food Gifts (and lots of food gift ideas) at Everybody Likes Sandwiches

Candy Cane Playdough at The Artful Parent

Simple Holiday Potpourii at Keeper of the Home

Check out this month’s Simple Swap: Wrapping Paper – participate for a chance to win some wrapping paper from Green Girl Gift Wrap (made from 100% recycled paper).

If you like to homemade body care, you really must take a look at the MadeOn gift-giving ebook. The recipes are super simple, yet they produce fantastic products that will wow your friends. I’m not kidding.

I’ve made hard lotion bars and chocolate-peppermint lip balm from this book. This afternoon we are making beeswax candles! It’s so much fun :)

Oh and . . .

I’m really hoping to get my ebook out to you all early next week! Wahoo!

Do you have a fun, homemade gift idea to share?


  1. I love MadeOn too! This week my daughter made up hard lotion and lip balm (chocolate peppermint as well!) and had a fun time with it. We had a good time making up these gifts and we are looking forward to making them again.