Homemade gifts are especially for loved ones and those in our inner circles, for whom favorite recipes and flavors are well-known. Neighbors and co-workers appreciate the personal touch as well, after receiving those unneeded presents that are too frequent.

Here are a few starter ideas to lend intimacy to your gifting. Get your apron on, turn on the carols, and invite the kids to help. This may become a tradition that you and your recipients look forward to!

Holiday Homemade Gifts With Flair


Bake your signature cookie recipe, packaged in a recycled, decorated Pringles can.

Foot Warmer

Make your favorite aunt a rice bag foot warmer. Easy-peasy.

Soft Pillow Mattress

An easy-to-copy idea for child or over-worked adult – a soft pillow mattress for “power naps.”

Homemade Soup

Your son, father, or neighbor need not be sick to appreciate a homemade soup. They’ll love not having to cook on busy holiday nights.

The fallacy about making your own gifts is that it takes “so much time.” Think of the traffic jams. Long checkout lines. Decision making. The happy truth is, gifting personally-crafted items don’t really take more time. And they can be made with love, not bought out of obligation.

Written by: Ruby Holder Moseley, FizzNiche Staff Writer

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.