Here are a few ideas for last-minute homemade gifts to make for the holidays. Enjoy time with your children making gifts together. This is a great way to celebrate wintertime with each other while keeping it simple so that the holidays can be first and foremost about joy and connection.  🙂

4 Last Minute Handmade Gifts

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Knitted Washcloth w/ Soap

1. My easy Knitted Washcloth wrapped up with some beautiful soap. You can find the directions for the washcloth here. A great knitting project that can go with store-bought soap. Or try making your own with this Soap-Making Kit.


Shortbread Cookies2. Shortbread Cookies – Every year my mother enthusiastically requests these cookies! She says, “All I want for Christmas are some of your homemade shortbread!” I am grateful that we now have a teenage daughter who’s taken over as the baker in our family. Here are some beautiful gift boxes to package up your cookies.


Sun Craft3. Sun Craft – This Winter Solstice Sun Craft post includes a step-by-step tutorial to make a folded paper sun to hang in your window or on your tree. A great craft for children of all ages to make to celebrate Winter Solstice and the return of the light.


Making Candles4. Homemade Candles – Here are 4 different kinds of candles you can make: rolled, dipped, decorated, and poured. Candles are super fun to make with all ages and they make great gifts.  


Want more ideas for making homemade gifts? Check out the books below.

May you and your family savor your connections with each other.



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