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How to Make DIY Christmas Gifts
DIY Christmas gifts are easy to make and a fun project for creative minds. Nothing sends the message “I’m thinking of you” like handmade gifts you take time to craft. Whether your creative calling is in the kitchen, the basement workshop or craft room, Utopia’s got a homemade Christmas gift idea for you.
Besides: It is more sustainable to craft a gift yourself than to buy something for a friend or family member which they do not really need and may never use. Check out the following handmade Christmas gift ideas to find your next handmade and eco-friendly gift project.
Homemade Christmas Gift: German Gingerbread Cookies
Try this Lebkuchen recipe. German gingerbread cookies make for a great homemade Christmas gift idea and will undoubtedly impress the donee. Simply bake, let cool and place the finished cookies in a tin or resealable container.
Tip: The recipe itself also makes for a great DIY Christmas gift. Simply measure all the dry ingredients and fill them into a glass bottle or a jar. But be sure to separate the ingredients for the icing and add a note with instructions. Your friend will only have to pour the ingredients into a bowl and add honey, eggs, milk and wafers.
You can also prepare the gingerbread recipe in the same way. Get creative with this DIY Christmas gift idea.
DIY Christmas Gift Idea: Meal Delivery Basket For Foodies
You know your friend’s favorite recipe? Then simply pre-pack all the ingredients they’ll need to whip up that dish and put them into a box or basket. Your DIY version of a meal delivery box is a Christmas gift they will enjoy making as well as eating.
When it comes to the ingredients: Try plastic-free shopping and buy organic quality foods. This homemade Christmas gift idea is sustainable and a great last minute gift idea. You will find all the ingredients you need at your local supermarket.
Homemade Christmas Gifts for Creative Minds: Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt dough ornaments are a fun Christmas craft idea for kids and adults alike. All you need is salt, flour, water and a little creativity. Check out our salt dough ornaments recipe and get to work shaping, baking, and painting a variety of forms and figures.
Give this DIY Christmas gift idea a try and craft something genuinely unique for somebody special.
Tip: Your kids might also enjoy a tin full of homemade playdough for Christmas. The dough is made from natural ingredients and will be ready in a couple of hours.
Animal-free Christmas Gift Ideas: Vegan Snacks
You are looking for a homemade Christmas gift idea for a vegan friend or family member? Then give them one of the following snacks as a present:
- Surprise your loved ones with homemade vegan spreads.
- Or create your own homemade pesto for them.
- Make your own granola bars quickly and sustainably with Utopia’s own recipe.
- Or keep things festive and try your hand at some vegan Christmas cookies.
Sustainable Homemade Christmas Gift: Design your own Reusable Canvas Bag
Now here’s a DIY Christmas gift that will keep on giving: a personalized and stylish reusable canvas bag! Show your friends and family you’re thinking of them this year with this crafty homemade Christmas gift idea. This simply DIY gift will show how easy it is to go plastic-free and is a great first step towards green living.
Pick a design, grab some fabric paint or a marker and put your creativity to the test!
Sustainable Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
The holiday season is particularly wasteful. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, Americans produce 25 percent more trash than any other period throughout the year. So this year, make a conscious effort to prevent waste. We’ve compiled 10 sustainable gift wrapping ideas for your homemade Christmas gifts.
Homemade gift wrap is by far the thriftiest and also adds a personal touch to your presents. Craft a creative paper collage from old magazines or advertisements or sift through the colorful Sunday comics section of your local paper for the most vibrant pattern.
Utopia wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas!
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