Homemade Gift Ideas and Handmade Gifts for Men, Women, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's

Homemade gift ideas for special occasions; birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, you name it, we have it.  Handmade gifts are always appreciated as they have been lovingly made.

Making up gift baskets is a great gift idea for all sorts of  situations; for the birth of a baby, Christmas, Father's or Mother's Day, or even for a wedding anniversary. Gift baskets really a the ideal choice for people who have everything and you don't know what to buy them.

The trick to getting the gift right is to think of the person's likes, dislikes and hobbies. Never give something to someone because you like it, give it because you know that the recipient will like it.

Homemade Gift Ideas for Women

Gifts in a jar are perfect gifts, not just for women, but men as well. Many women love the idea of easy recipes for homemade bread, cookies, jams and marmalades, but don't actually know how to make these things. If you are good at making jam and marmalade, why don't you make a couple of bottles, dress them up with checkered gingham top and label it using raffia and a card from recycled paper.

Here are some more gift ideas. If you are good at candy making give some homemade candy as a gift. Think of a hobby that you do that you could give away as a gift. I have been given handmade soap from a friend who did soap making as a hobby and some lovely pottery dishes from a friend who loved to do pottery. On both occasions I was thrilled to receive them as both were very talented and the gifts were lovely and personal, not just store-bought.

Just because something is homemade, does not mean that the quality is not there. It should be, and if it isn't, don't give it away. Only give someone something that you would be able to sell if you could because it is that good!

Homemade bath salts are dead easy to make and lovely to use.

Homemade Gift Ideas for Men

For homemade gift ideas for men make soap on a rope for them to use in the shower. Or if you are good at leather work, there are a number of possibilities - business card holders, wallets, glasses case or a bookmark.

Dad's can be sentimental too, so a nice frame with a picture, or a scrapbook made of family holiday photos would be appreciated.

We will be updating this page on a regular basis as we get the time to add all our gift ideas. And if you have some of your own, please share them.

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