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8 Homemade Christmas Gifts for Adults

These homemade Christmas gifts are sure to please anyone on your list!

By: Julia Litz, Editor,
Christmas Gifts for Adults

As the holiday season draws near, you might find yourself racking your brain for fun and functional gifts for friends, neighbors, and teachers. Christmas gifts for adults serve an important function - they show you care and express gratitude for a year's worth of love and attention. Unlike gifts for kids or teens, gifts for adults should be functional, versatile and above all, meaningful. Kids may enjoy flashy gifts and the latest gadgets, but truly value the time and energy put into homemade gift ideas. Use your crafty skills and create ornaments, handy gifts and more. You can give these gifts before Christmas so they are displayed when it matters most.

Get started with this awesome video on how to make a Festive DIY Candle Holder!

Upcycled Party Coaster Christmas Craft

Upcycled Party Coaster Christmas Craft

Upcycled Party Coaster Christmas Craft: How many times have you gone to a party and forgotten which drink is yours? Even if it's just once, you need this Upcycled Party Coaster Christmas Craft for your next hosting night. This creative craft also makes a unique homemade Christmas gift for family or friends who host a lot of parties or have a big family. These DIY coasters are so great because they are personalized. You can decorate these thrift store coasters with festive Christmas terms or even names so that no one will ever lose their drink again.

Stylish DIY Snow Globe Necklace

Stylish DIY Snow Globe Necklace

Stylish DIY Snow Globe Necklace: Most of us love trendy and creative boutiques like Anthropologie but few of us can afford everything we want from them. With this Stylish DIY Snow Globe Necklace, you can create a beautiful Anthropologie knock-off for a small fraction of the cost. It's also not difficult to make this DIY necklace. The mini snow globe features a pretty tree with a vintage bauble and jewelry accents. This will be your go-to DIY statement necklace each winter. It also makes a cool homemade gift for friends who want to hold onto winter forever.

Christmas Candy Jar Labels

Christmas Candy Jar Labels

Christmas Candy Jar Labels: A huge trend in crafting is mason jars. Gifts in a jar, desserts in a jar - there are so many ways to reuse this versatile supply! As you head into the holiday season, save those glass jars instead of popping them into the recycle bin. Don't just fill them with treats and give them away during the holiday season. Turn this simple gift into a fun Christmas craft. Gift ideas should be catered to the recipient, so many some labels and add elements that really capture the person's attitude and personality. Use felt, a needle and thread to add a fun touch to your simple gift in a jar.

Felt and Wire Angel

Felt and Wire Angel

Felt and Wire Angel: You only need felt scraps and a 14-inch piece of wire for these simple yet adorable ornaments. You can even use hot glue to attach the wings and finish your angel. This is the perfect homemade Christmas gifts for adults who love to decorate their tree with unique ornaments. You don't have to spend a fortune on gifts to show you care. A meaningful ornament can go a long way, especially when you add personal touches. For a different take on this project, simply add an angel to the outside of a wrapped gift and let it serve as a tag. Either way, this is one of those homemade Christmas gifts that you can create during a crafty afternoon.

Apple a Day Teacher Gift Idea

Apple a Day Teacher Gift Idea

Apple a Day Teacher Gift Idea: This pot painting Christmas craft is perfect for anyone, but teachers especially. Make this Apple a Day Teacher Gift Idea by painting a clay pot and using the saucer as a lid. It looks just like an apple. It's by far one of the cutest teacher gift ideas for Christmas. However, since apples are red and green, you can use these apples as part of some unique DIY Christmas decorations in your own home. Made this clay pot craft even more thoughtful by painting or writing your teacher's name on the side and filling it with treats.

Smiling Christmas Star DIY Clutch

Smiling Christmas Star DIY Clutch

Smiling Christmas Star DIY Clutch: Not only is this Smiling Christmas Star DIY Clutch one of the most unique and cute gift ideas for friends, but it's also a symbol of why we celebrate Christmas. On the front of this DIY pouch is a smiling Christmas star, also known as the Star of Bethlehem. This is the star that led the Biblical Magi to Jesus on the night of his birth. This small bag pattern can be used as a purse or a DIY pencil case for school-age recipients. This is an easy-to-follow felt embroidery tutorial that even includes a printable sewing pattern.

Comic Lover's DIY Pencil Holder

Comic Lover's DIY Pencil Holder

Comic Lover's DIY Pencil Holder: If you're looking for homemade Christmas gifts or for school, make this Comic Lover's DIY Pencil Holder. Comic book crafts are awesome because you get a combination of images, text, and color. Vintage comics are especially cool when used for projects like this. This pencil cup is also one of the best teacher gift ideas for Christmas as it's budget-friendly and easy to make. Since you're decorating a plain pencil holder, you can do whatever sort of collage or combination of scrapbook paper, comic pages, and paint you desire.

Woodland Friends Painted Mugs

Woodland Friends Painted Mugs

Woodland Friends Painted Mugs: There are so many cute coffee mugs to be found at stores but at a sharp fraction of the cost, you can make awesome DIY mugs. For example, these Woodland Friends Painted Mugs are similar to some cool mug designs in a catalogue for around 50 dollars, but DIYing them cost only about 10 dollars. This tutorial will show you how to decorate mugs with DIY mug designs. Don't worry if you are not an artist, you can use an easy trick to get the same quality. Give your homemade set of mugs to a teacher, family member, or friend.

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Thanks for the wonderful ideas! It's always so hard to come up with homemade gift ideas for adults, but you've done the hard work for me.

The Woodland Friends Painted Mugs are my favorite! I've made DIY mugs in the past, but the decorations have never been that cute. I think I'll give this a try!


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