Home-made Christmas gift ideas

Nothing says 'I love you' quite like a homemade gift, so why not give one to that someone special this Christmas?

Sometimes homemade gifts can be all the more meaningful, thanks to the thought and effort you put in to it. A present doesn't have to cost a million dollars to be priceless to the recipient.

Here are some ideas for fantastic homemade gifts – see what else you can come up with!

A scrapbook

These are particularly great for couples and close friends. Print off some photographs, write down some memories, quotes, or anything else meaningful you'd like to add, and decorate to your heart's content.

This is a beautiful gift that the recipient will cherish for years to come – if not forever.

Jars

Who knew how creative you could get with jam jars! Fill them up with striped layers of goodies – you can make a great, beautifully presented hot chocolate mix by pouring in hot chocolate powder, layering in some marshmallows and – for a Christmastime twist – sprinkling in some crushed candy cane pieces!

You can do similar presentations of biscuit mix, oatmeal, other types of lollies and more , so get creative.

Body products

You can create your own, personal brand of homemade body products with a few common ingredients. For example, make an exfoliating scrub with some brown sugar, almond oil and vanilla essence and you have a beautiful vanilla flavour! These can be thought of as eco friendly products too, as they are free from additives you might find in shops.

Don't forget, you can opt for a huge variety of flavours such as lemon, lavender, jasmine – almost anything.