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Get Inspired! Handmade Holiday Gifts

Not every handmade Hanukkah or Christmas gift is something people actually want but we found some inspired DIY presents that are sure to spread sleighs full of holiday cheer! Get in on the act with a hand-crafted snow globe, homemade liqueur or sweet treat, or pamper-somebody body scrub or bath bomb!

Most-Pinned DIY Holiday Gifts

Martha Stewart shares her latest and most popular (and most-pinned on Pinterest!) gifts to make for loved ones – young and young-at-heart on your holiday list.

Great for hostess gifts and co-workers, a cocktail mix is the perfect way to remember someone this holiday season. Martha has labels and recipes for Bloody Mary mixes, cranberry cocktails and apricot-ginger fizzes, plus a recipe for mulling spices to warm apple cider (or wine!). 

Ina Garten at the Food Network suggests adding a red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon for a mulled wine beverage and The Spruce Eats offers up lots of recipes for liqueurs that are simple to make and give. Choose from coffee-flavored and amaretto-laced liqueurs, to limoncello, Irish cream, cranberry and peach liqueurs for tasty starts to delicious cocktails.  

Pamper That Person!

Recipes for making bath bombs and fizzies let you choose the scent, color and shape for a truly unique and meaningful gift for that someone you know who needs to soak away stress! Inspired by Charm offers an easy-to-follow tutorial with ingredient suggestions for the perfect friend blend.

Homemade body scrubs (think grapefruit, eucalyptus, vanilla and even pumpkin spice!) are another way to give the gift of personal pampering. These recipes are easy to make and whether you choose a salt or sugar scrub, there are several to choose from, along with free labels to attach to your jars.

And who wouldn’t like to receive a jar of gingerbread body butter, thanks to the creative genius of one Frugal Mom?! Make a big batch and pamper yourself!

Weed Em and Reap has several sources where you can score ingredients, plus bottles and jars for homemade gifts – and at great prices. Don’t like any of these ideas? Then scroll through the 30 ideas from Taste of Home gifts-in-a-jar with recipes ranging from hot cocoa and cookie mixes to soups, syrups and jellies!

Sweet Treats to Share

One of the things we love about these Delish ideas for holiday treats to make and share are the fast-motion videos that show you how-to. From Peppermint Oreo Truffles, Chocolate Toffee, Holiday Crack Candy (made with saltines for a tantalizing sweet and salty combo) and Gingerbread Fudge, there isn’t  one we wouldn’t want to receive! Check out 29 more Delish ideas (including yule logs, Grinch cookies, and meringue wreaths, to name a few) if you are the one assigned to bring sweets to a holiday get-together. 

DIY Holiday Creations

We’re adding these final ideas not just because they are clever and cute but also because we want one of our own! Like the tiny pool table in a tin. Crafts Unleashed gives you the list of supplies and tools and will show you how, from the felted tabletop to the miniature pool stick and cue balls!

Get the instructions for 60 more great 2018 DIY and handmade gifts, including snow globes, snowflake coasters, pinecone fire starters and Stovetop Potpourri from House Beautiful and Country Living. 

Handmade in Colliers Hill

We’ve seen some of the jaw-dropping creations made by home-styled artisans in the master-planned community of Colliers Hill, right down to the porch holiday décor. If you’re near Colliers Hill, explore the stunning model homes by Meritage Homes, Shea Homes and Richmond American Homes in both ranch or two-story designs. Tour all 15 models and see why home buyers love this community with new homes priced from the upper $300s to the $600s.