Forget the hustle and bustle of crowded shops this Christmas! Even online shopping can’t compare to the satisfaction of consumers gifting something they’ve made themselves. Handmade gifts, perfectly personalised for each recipient, are a great way to show a great level of care. Not only will the recipient appreciate the time and effort, the makers will get to enjoy all the stress-relieving benefits that crafting brings into their lives.
Making Christmas gifts by hand might seem daunting at first, but there are a lot of quick and easy ideas out there. Here are some of our favourites this year to inspire creativity!
Fleece is easy to work with. Fringe and pom-poms can be added quickly to add personal details to turn a favourite print into a winter-warming blanket or scarf. Trend tip: plaids are particularly popular this year!
For another heartwarming gift idea, how about something that warms the hands? Handwarmers are quick and easy to make and can be personalised to any creative style. They make great stocking stuffers, too! Our collection of Bigz Dies has lots of shapes that are perfect for personalised handwarmers made from felt, fleece and other cozy fabrics.
Coasters are a gift that are both practical and decorative. Everyone needs someplace to set their drink! Check out some of these fun ideas that can be used to make coasters to match any décor.
Narwhals, llamas, sloths and unicorns top the list of trendy animals this season, and you’ll find them appearing just about everywhere. Get everyone in on the trend with stuffed toys, embroidered wall hangings, keychains and other handmade items that celebrate these whimsical creatures. Our Llama Bigz Die is available to make an adorable softee!
Non-perishable plants are the perfect gift for someone who loves greenery but, maybe lacks a green thumb. Creators can try making cactus, succulents and other ornamental plants out of fabric, wood other materials.
While you’re here, this easy make for a hanging cactus wall décor is perfect for consumers to try!
This year’s hottest maker trends include: hand lettering, marbling and macramé. These are new concepts to try and love this Christmas. Baubles are a great way to experiment with these crafts and make great gifts that will be enjoyed year after year.
Handmade soaps, scrubs and bath bombs are more popular than ever and make great gifts. As an alternative, if makers don’t have time to make their own, they can gather their favourite store-bought beauty items in a beautifully decorated jar for a thoughtful gift that is almost handmade.
What would a collection of handmade gift ideas be without something from the kitchen? Presentation is everything when it comes to edible gifts. The creator could make the cookies and candy or supply the ingredients for the recipient to get making! Either way this handmade gift is thoughtful and perfect for Christmas.
Of course, here at Sizzix, we think the only thing better than a handmade gift is the gift of making. Hop on over to our Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide to discover great ideas that will inspire creativity all year long: https://www.sizzix.co.uk/christmas/guide