Get making: beautiful handmade Christmas gift ideas
Get inspired this festive season and craft beautiful handmade Christmas gifts. Here you will find plenty of ideas for affordable and sustainable traditional and rustic gifts that are easy and fun to make
From homemade cards to cosy candles and festive decorations, get inspired to make beautiful homemade gifts for friends and family this Christmas 2022 with our craft guides.
Making your own gifts can be a thoughtful and more sustainable way to celebrate Christmas and is a relaxing activity to do on a cold and rainy afternoon.
If you've not got time to craft, find more Christmas gift inspiration with our selection of delicious Christmas hampers for foodies or nature and bird identification books perfect for stocking fillers.
Christmas cards and wrapping paper
Rather than buying bundles of gift cards and wrapping paper, why not create your own countryside-inspired festive designs and send your family and friends hand-crafted greetings this Christmas?
Make your own handmade Christmas with this easy step by step festive leaf-print card guide.
Gather a handful of leaves on your next winter walk and make personalised Christmas cards for friends and family.
Create your own rustic mistletoe and holly block-print cards for friends and family this Christmas with our easy step by step how to guide.
Create your own beautiful gift wrap and tags for friends and family with our easy to follow step by step guide for string block-printing.
These delicious brownies, topped with in-season pears, are easy to make and perfect for winter baking.
Hang tempting treats from the tree with this super-simple recipe, which is perfect for making with kids.
Treat your friends and family to a hot mince pie this Christmas with this easy recipe.
These pretty sweet treats take just 15 minutes to make from just three ingredients – perfect as a last-minute edible gift or stocking filler.
Celebrate the vitality of nature in the colder months with a Christmas garland made using foraged items, says Lake District florist Rachel Wardley.
Here's how to make a natural and festive Christmas candleholder at home - it makes a great display for your holiday table.
Create this simple but beautiful gift for a loved one by following our easy guide to making your own tree decorations.
Keep cosy on the stormiest of days by lighting homemade candles – make them in advance to present as gifts at Christmas.
An easy step by step guide to making a homemade candle for Christmas.
Handmade gifts for adults
This easy craft is lots of fun, experiment with scent, colour and decoration to create the perfect gift for friends or family.
Try making this delicious sloe gin recipe in the autumn months and enjoy a warming sup in the colder months. It also makes the perfect personal Christmas gift for any gin lover.
A delicious peppery apple chutney which makes a perfect gift for any cheese lover.
Follow this easy step-by-step guide to create the perfect teacup candle, which makes a lovely Christmas gift. Make it as festive as you like, with seasonal scents and decorations.
Handmade gifts for children
Whatever your age, everyone loves a game of noughts and crosses – and this traditional Tic-Tac-Toe game is ideal to play at a festive gathering. Click through to make your own set.
Recreate your own version of dominoes using nothing more than beach pebbles collected on an afternoon walk, some white paint and varnish.
There are few joys as simple and exhilarating as flying a brightly coloured kite in the breeze. For great family fun, build your own kite with this easy step-by-step guide.