Quick & Easy Handmade Christmas Presents 2020

Nothing is more personal than handmade Christmas presents. This is the 2020 edition of gifts you can still easily make!

Everyone loves receiving handmade presents for Christmas and this is my 2020 edition.

If you are looking for more ideas for easy and quick DIY projects, you can check out my handmade Christmas gifts from 2019.

As you will see, all of these projects are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Some are so easy that you can make them with your children.

The supplies are often something you already have in your home. If you don’t have all of them, you can get them easily and will use them for other projects, too. You might even come up with your own DIY ideas.

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Depending on when you read this post, I am sure you will still have time to make them. None of them take more than a weekend, some you can finish in about 30 minutes.

Also, for none of these handmade gifts, you need special skills.

Without further ado, let’s look at what you can make:

handmade Christmas presents 2020

DIY Calendula Salve

This homemade calendula salve is the perfect gift for just about anyone.

Avid gardeners will love it for their hands.

Moms will use it on themselves and on their children. It is the perfect salve to have around for cuts, wounds, burns, scrapes, or any other skin issue.

Completely natural, this salve is easy and affordable to make. It combines the healing, soothing properties of calendula with the same in beeswax.

You probably want to double or triple the batch so you can keep some for yourself and your family!

If you don’t have time to make the calendula oil AND the calendula salve, you can start the oil. You then gift that with the instruction to let it sit for another few weeks.

DIY calendula salve

Farmhouse Crochet Potholders

These crochet potholders are another quick and easy DIY project. Anyone who has a kitchen will love them and find them useful.

You can make them in a neutral cotton color that would look great in a farmhouse kitchen. Or you try to match the color scheme of the kitchen of the person you would like to make these for.

If you only have very little time, crochet them in one color. Otherwise, you might like to add more colors or fancier stitches. Or personalize them with initials that you stitch or appliqué on them.

If you don’t yet know how to crochet, stay tuned because I will soon be bringing out a tutorial that teaches basic crochet stitches!

handmade potholders

Hot Water Bottle Cover

Here is another great idea for a natural home. Hot water bottles not only keep you warm in bed, but they can also help with cramps or aches anywhere in the body. We have one for each member of our family.

Unfortunately, they often only come with no cover or a flimsy one.

You can easily knit a cover for these hot water bottles in one weekend. If that person doesn’t have a hot water bottle yet, you could include that, too.

I chose a luxurious yarn for them (or use this one). However, you can make them from any yarn you might already have at home!

What if you don’t yet know how to knit? Stay tuned as I will be posting a tutorial soon that teaches you basic knitting skills!

knitted hot water bottle cover

Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Everyone loves homemade gifts. Making your own vanilla extract is easy and inexpensive. But what about homemade vanilla sugar?

While very popular in Europe, it is a bit more unusual here in the US. So most likely your recipient won’t already have it. This is even perfect for children to get involved in!

Why would they need it? Vanilla sugar is great for baking cookies or baked goods in which a vanilla extract might throw off the moisture content in the recipe.

Even though it gets better if it sits longer it takes no time to make vanilla sugar. Package it in cute jars with a nice handmade label and you have the perfect gift for a baker! Also, you could find a vanilla cookie recipe, print it out, and attach it to the jar.

homemade vanilla sugar

DIY Linen Basket

If you have been following me for a while, it is no secret that I love anything linen. It is such a great, durable, and versatile fabric. My cross-over linen apron is my most popular DIY project.

But there are other projects you can make from linen. These linen baskets are one of them. You don’t even need a lot of sewing experience. They could be a stand-alone present to be used as a bread basket, for wooden spoons, hair brushes in the bathroom, or craft supplies.

Or they could be the basket that holds your homemade gifts. Either way, your recipient will love them!

handmade linen basket

DIY Linen Beeswax Wrap

Here is another great present for anyone who makes food and has a kitchen. Whether you’re trying to cover sourdough starters, kefir, or leftovers, these DIY linen beeswax wraps are ideal.

Not only do they help to reduce plastic in the kitchen, they also have anti-bacterial properties (both of the beeswax and the linen).

You can also wrap sandwiches in them, cheese, or onion halves. Once you have them in the kitchen, you will find even more uses for them. I personally use them All. The. Time.

While you’re at it, make a few for yourself. You can thank me later 😉

DIY linen beeswax wraps

Where to find the supplies for your handmade Christmas presents:

I can’t list all of the supplies for all of the above-mentioned project ideas. However, I can give you the most basic ones that you may not already have at home:

Hot water bottle


Vanilla beans

Calendula flowers

Cute glass jars with lids

Luxurious yarn

Cotton yarn

Need more ideas?

If the above-mentioned projects don’t work for you for any reason, you can check out my handmade Christmas presents 2019 edition. Between the two of them, I am sure you will find ideas that you can make and that your recipient will love!

handmade Christmas presents

What are your favorite handmade Christmas present? I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Love this! I love so many of these gift ideas! I have been wanting to make the farmhouse pot holders and love the linen baskets. Thank you so much for sharing!

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