Store-bought gifts are so overrated at times that a lot of people are turning to their own God-given talents to create homemade gifts to give their friends and loved ones, instead. What makes these gifts a better choice is that they can be easily personalized without the added cost it would entail if you had gotten it from the store.

Food

Food is simply one of the best homemade gifts you can give – it is great for people of all ages. You can choose to give cookies, cake, candy, or cupcakes decorated for the occasion. This would be a good option for Christmas, Halloween, and even birthdays or other special events.

DIY Art

People gifted with artistic skills would surely save a lot of money if they create gifts themselves. The gift will surely be priceless to the receiver. Even the not-so-artistic people can find lots of DIY craft ideas on the web to try at home.

Examples would be a photo collage with DIY frames, potpourri in a jar, personalized bookmarks or craft boxes, candles or candle holders, decoration, jewelry, t-shirts, or any other craft that you might find suitable for the person you are gifting.

Sewn Items

If you know how to sew, you can this skill to create personalized blankets, pillows, clothes, purse, or any other craft you know how to make. You can also add photos to your crafts for a more personalized effect.

And even if you do not know how to sew, you can still create personalized items using store-bought items. For example, a plain canvas tote bag or t-shirt can transform into a unique, personalized item using fabric paint, beads, buttons, and other craft items.

What do you think of these homemade gifts? These are just ideas for you to try at home but you can always choose the best craft to suit your skills or the ultimate receiver of your DIY homemade gift.

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