Christmas is a time of gift giving. Sometimes we feel the pressure to give gifts to so many that the cost can really add up. Not to mention the mental anguish of finding that perfect gift during an already hectic and busy shopping season. This is why I have put together this list of easy, homemade Christmas gifts that you and your family can inexpensively buy and quickly assemble.

The bonus of doing these do it yourself Christmas gifts is two fold in my book. One, you and your family spend fun, quality time together. Two, you are giving something that took time and thought that should make the receiver feel special.

Simple, Quick, Homemade Christmas Gifts List

All of these ideas are simple, quick, and guaranteed to not break the bank. I have separated them into categories to help you decide what might work for your family.

easy diy food gifts for the holidays

Easy DIY Food Gifts for the Holidays

Everyone’s gotta eat! These creative and easy diy food gifts are great on a budget and for making multiple gifts at one time.

Nativity Christmas Story Trail Mix– This is a cute gift with the Christmas message. Free printable tag.

Mason Jar Hot Cocoa– Try out these 7 different combination ideas.

Quick Breads– Whip up one of these dozen delicious breads and wrap them up in pretty paper.

Soup Mixes in a Jar– 8 combinations to choose from, just add boiling water.

Do It Yourself Gift Ideas for Kids to Give this Christmas

Do It Yourself Gift Ideas for Kids to Give this Christmas

These are great if your child wants to make a fun, creative gift for their friends or if you need to do something inexpensive for a large group of kids.

DIY Bath Crayons– Trust me, kids love these things.

Christmas Magic Playdough– Throw in a couple of cookie cutters and this is a great kids gift.

Snow Slime– What kid isn’t obsessed with slime these days?

Baby Jesus Ornament– This is a beautiful ornament that will help you kids spread the message of Jesus this Christmas.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Mom

DIY Christmas Gifts for Mom

These gifts are perfect for moms. Easy for kids to make and present with love.

Easy DIY Bath Salts– Mom definitely wants a relaxing bath. These are perfect.

Handprint Hand Towel– Don’t forget to write the date. Mom will love it.

Photo Frame Crafts– Make your own photo frame and capture a special mom between you and mom to go inside.

Christmas cookies in a jar– Give these to mom with the promise of making them together and enjoying them with a good movie.

Homemade Christmas Gifts for Dad

Homemade Christmas Gifts for Dad

Great gifts that Dad will actually use.

Homemade Beauty for Men– Shaving soap, manly soap, body wash…find the recipes here.

BBQ Spice Rub and Handprint oven mitt– Give these together for a BBQ theme Christmas gift for Dad.

Check this list of Homemade gifts for Dad to inspire your own creativity.

Inexpensive Crafty DIY Holiday Gifts

Inexpensive Crafty DIY Holiday Gifts

If you like to get crafty at Christmas, these are perfect for you. Plus, the finished product is something others will be excited to receive.

Mason Jar Luminaries– So easy but super pretty decoration.

16 DIY Ornaments– The wooden, rustic nativity is my favorite but they are all nice and not cheesy.

DIY Nativity String Art– This looks amazing. It’s on my list to do next week. While this one will take a little more time, it will be worth it for some one special. You could add a scripture verse or Christmas hymn title in sharpie.

Check out this list of 30+ DIY Farmhouse Christmas Decor Crafts that your friends will surely think were store bought.

Homemade Christmas Gifts with Meaning

Homemade Christmas Gifts with Meaning

These gifts are straight from the heart. Be prepared for tears. 🙂

Collection of Family Recipes. Have every woman in the family write down her favorite recipes in a book or on cards and compile them for the younger couples in the family.

Christmas Memories Video, Photo Book or Notebook. Compile your families favorite Christmas memories in the format of your choice. Present it to mom and dad or grandma and grandpa on Christmas morning.

Christmas Prayer Print. Write a Christmas prayer or blessing from the heart or find one that has special meaning. Type it out, add a nice graphic, and sign it. Put in in a frame for a beautiful presentation.

Give the gift of time. You decide what might work for you but

Looking for more meaningful ways to celebrate Christmas? Check out these free resources.

Names of Jesus Advent Christmas Tree

Follow the Star to Christmas Activity

Christmas Scriptures for Families

Free Christmas Resources for Christian Families