35 Best Christian Gifts That Celebrate Your Loved One's Faith
For those who are passionate about their faith, a Christian gift that celebrates their spirituality is always a good idea, whether it's Christmas, their birthday, or another important milestone in their lives, like a graduation. After all, giving a friend or family member a gift that represents what's important in their life shows you truly know and care about them.
But if you're looking for a little inspiration when it comes to finding a faith-based gift you know they'll adore (and actually use!), check out this list of cool and unique religious gift ideas that you can buy online from places like Etsy, Amazon, and beyond. Whether you're shopping for Christian gifts for women or Christian gifts for men, you're sure to find a gift that's perfect, from religious jewelry and scripture-inspired art, to adult coloring books and customized music boxes, these are the best Christian gifts for any person in your life, no matter your budget.
10 Last Minute Meaningful Homemade Christian Gift Ideas
Do you need some last minute Christmas gift ideas? Then keep reading because we have you covered with some homemade gifts and printables that will make any woman on your list smile!
Are you running out of time to get everyone on your list a Christmas gift?
We get it.
We’ve all been there.
When it comes time for Christmas, we all want to give meaningful gifts that matter.
Gift giving is a representation, a symbol of sorts, of the ultimate gift that Jesus coming to earth as a baby was and is to us.
The opportunity we have each year to bless the people in our lives is such a privilege!
Therefore, the items on this list will encourage and bless the people in your life as you practice the art of giving meaningful gifts, even if they are last minute gift ideas.
10 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Christian Women
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1. Prayer Notebook
Do you have access to basic office supplies? Then you can make a Prayer Notebook! If you want to encourage a friend in their prayer life, this would be a great gift to make.
2. Bible Story Stones
These would be great to make and give to a family with little ones, or to your own little ones! You can make it with simple supplies you already have in your home, or your own backyard. If you can, you could even pair these with a great children’s Bible like the Jesus Storybook Bible.
3. 2020 Made to Give Life Seasonal Goal Planner
Do you have a friend with lots of ideas but has a hard time nailing down and getting it done?
Or a friend who is a new Christian and isn’t quite sure where to start living her purpose in Christ?
Or maybe you have a friend who just wants to be more intentional in the new year, and you want to give her something that will help get her started.
Then, check out the 2020 Made to Give Life Seasonal Goal Planner!
It’s a digital planner, so you don’t need to wait for it to ship (Score!).
You can either purchase the Goal Planner and send it to her inbox, or you can purchase and have it printed and bound for her (I opt for the latter 😉 ).
We’ll teach you exactly how to print and bind after your purchase (Double score!)
Click here to learn more about the 2020 Made to Give Life Seasonal Goal Planner.
4. Bake a Tray of Goodies
- Pull out all your favorite cookie and banana bread recipes and bake away! Place all the goodies on a tray and sprinkle with powdered sugar. The great thing about this is if you make enough batches, you can make several trays for several gifts.
5. Baking Mix or Hot Cocoa Mix Jars
6. Bible Reading Plans
A Bible Reading plan can be great to encourage a woman who would like to get into the Word more. Maybe you offer to do it together.
You could choose a theme, one of our favorite is the Gratitude Collection, or you can choose any theme your friend might need.
If you are a subscriber you can access all of our FREE Bible Reading Plans.
But if you’re making it a last minute gift, any one or combination of our downloadable journals would be perfect.
7. Get the kids involved: Tin Can Lanterns
- Tin Can Lanterns– these would be great along with a printed poem or scripture about Jesus being the Light of the World (John 8:12, John 1:4, and 9).
8. Use Your Creative Gifts to Create Something Unique
- A Handwritten note
- Paint a picture, write a poem, or write a song that tells them how much you appreciate them
- Make them a card with encouraging scriptures or pictures that they can keep as a keepsake
- A collage frame filled with pictures of the two of you, friends, or other family members
9. DIY Photo Coasters
- DIY Photo Coasters are a unique way to gift photos to your friends and family. Grandparents especially love these and they’ve been a huge hit every single time I (Leigh Ann) have gifted them.
10. Gift of Service
- This gift doesn’t come with wrapping and a bow, but bless your friend by offering your hands. You can clean her house or bring a meal over. Make sure you know your friend and if she wouldn’t mind a drop in visit, or if she’s the kind who appreciates a warning text before you come over with the bucket and scrubber.
- Think about a service she pays for regularly that you can do for her. Does your neighbor pay to have someone come let her puppy out at mid-day while she’s at work? Offer to do it for her instead.
We hope this list sparked some ideas for gifts for the Christian women on your Christmas list, or maybe you found some ideas to put on your own Christmas wish list!
Take a look at the other Gift Guides we created:
We would love for you to share any homemade gift ideas for Christians you’ve come up with. Feel free to add them below in the comments!
Download a FREE Christmas Gift Guide full of meaningful ideas!
It’s here! We knew we wanted to encourage you to not just “get through” the holiday season, but really INVEST in this season of giving.
See more about our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide for Christian Women– meant to give life!
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It’s easy to get wrapped up in the sparkle and tinsel of Christmas without stopping to remember why we celebrate. Even gift giving can get out of hand, with endless lists for Santa and last-minute scrambles to find the perfect something. This holiday season why don't you simply your Christmas shopping with these Christian gifts. They're a meaningful way to cross some friends and family off your gift-giving list while also remembering why we celebrate in the first place. Bonus! Many of these gifts would make great Christmas stocking stuffers next to you other Christmas mantel decor.
It can be as simple as a card that you embellish with a Christmas Bible verse or as creative as a nativity-themed advent calendar (add even more reflection by tucking Bible verses of the Christmas story into each pocket). Either way these gifts will help you stop and reflect or help you walk through the Christmas story as you approach the big day. Maybe you’ve got lots of family in town and need to entertain a variety of ages. A Christmas nativity puzzle is the perfect way to help them remember the reason you’re all gathered together anyways! Add even more fun with some religious Christmas songs playing along in the background!
Several gifts will help them remember the Christmas story throughout the year, like a 6-month prayer journal or a cross necklace. After all, the Christian celebration of Christmas is truly year round!
Unique Christian Gifts For The Woman That Has Everything
Don’t settle for buying yet another Amazon gift card! It’s just as easy to get what she REALLY wants with this list of the best Christian gifts for women!
Want to get a special gift for your better half, mom, or best friend? Don’t settle for an Amazon gift card when it’s just as easy to buy a gift she will LOVE with this gift guide!
Every year for Mother’s Day and Christmas, my husband Jeremy takes our daughter to Walgreen’s to get me a gift. I’m not sure how they decided on Walgreen’s but it means a lot to me that they take time to do this every year!
Sometimes I will get bright blue nail polish and other times I might get some new bubble bath but they usually always know to get me a spiral journal!
They both know how much I love to journal during my Bible study and prayer time. The prayer journals always put a big smile on my face, not only because they are from my two favorite people on Earth but ALSO because they encourage my relationship with my Father in heaven.
Jeremy and Morgan know that my Bible study time is important to me and their gift makes it even more special and encourages me to spend more time in prayer.
If you have a Christian woman in your life, there is no better gift than one that will encourage or inspire her faith. It doesn’t have to be big and showy but an inspirational gift supports and encourages what is most important to her – her relationship with God!
This gift guide is full of cool Christian gifts that will bless her long after she has opened the box! The gifts on this list are not gimmicky, but are items she will actually wear, use, and enjoy while they also encourage her faith. Whether it’s for your mom, wife, daughter, or BFF, look no further to find the perfect gift that will make their day!
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How to Go About Finding the Ultimate Gift for a Christian Woman…
It goes without saying that one person’s likes and dislikes can be completely than another’s. But there is one thing all Christian women have in common – their love for Jesus! So, whether you get a gift that is purely meaningful or fun and practical, you can always find options that inspire her faith in God.
No matter if you are doing Christmas shopping or looking for the perfect birthday gift, you are sure to find several faith-based gifts for the special women in your life with this list of Christian gifts for her. For everything from handmade artisan jewelry to water bottles to fun subscriptions boxes, you are sure to find something she will love!
Christian Jewelry for Women
Christian Gifts for Women With A Purpose – Artisan Jewelry From The Embera Bead Project
What to get for the woman that has everything? Consider giving her a gift for an amazing cause!
The Embera Bead Project works to help indigenous families living in Medellin, Colombia to help fight poverty and restore hope one bead at a time. The profits from each unit sold go directly to help families meet basic living needs, and take a step toward a better life.
Missionaries work alongside them sharing the gospel and Bible stories as they help meet their physical needs. To learn more and see their wide selection of jewelry, click here: Embera Bead Project (click here for options and prices)
‘I Am With You Always’ Necklace
Inspirational Christian jewelry is a subtle way to provide encouragement and inspiration. When my sister-in-law Kristen went off to college, Jeremy’s mom gave her a bracelet with Matthew 28:20 that says “I Am With You Always.” This necklace below reminded me of it.
What a great way to remind a friend or family member that God will always be with them even when you can’t. It comes in silver, gold, or rose gold: I Am With You Always Necklace (see the current price here)
Lord’s Prayer Morse Code Bracelet/Necklace
“I gave my mother-in-law a pretty beaded necklace that had the Lord’s Prayer in morse code. I liked that it was a subtle reminder.” – Kelsey S.
My friend Kelsey gave me the idea for this beautiful piece that spells out Scripture with morse code! This one is the Lord’s Prayer and you can click below for other Scripture options. It can be used as a Christian bracelet or necklace and comes in different color options here: Morse Code Jewelry
Faith As a Mustard Seed Necklace
One of my favorite gifts for Christian women is this dainty pendant necklace that actually contains a preserved mustard seed in resin. It is based on Matthew 17:20. This necklace is perfect for either the sporty girl or for dressing up with other elegant jewelry. This necklace is a great way to wear your faith, and I will definitely be adding this to my own wish list: It also comes in sterling silver here: Mustard Seed Necklace (Click here for the current price.)
Wearable Gifts For a Christian Woman
Christian t-shirts are great for the woman that has everything because she can always use something to wear. Not only are Christian t-shirts a practical gift but they also encourage her in her faith.
Grace Definition Shirt (Click Here For Lots of Other Designs & Color Options)
Why Y’all Tryin’ To Test The Jesus In Me Shirt (Click for Color Options)
Faith Over Fear T-Shirt (Click Here For More Color Options)
Somewhere Between Proverbs 31 and Madea Shirt (Click Here for Color Options)
It Is Well With My Soul Shirt (Click Here For Color Options)
Subscription Boxes (Unique Gifts for Her)
Trying to find the perfect gift for the woman that has everything? Try a subscription box! A monthly subscription box is a truly thoughtful present and better way to give unique gifts that she will LOVE! They also make the perfect Christmas gift since their gifts will be spread out through the new year. Subscription boxes that make a perfect Christian gift:
HopeBox | FaithBox | She Reads Truth | Loved + Blessed | The Believer’s Box | The Delilah Box
Personalized Gifts for Christian Women
Personalized religious gifts always make the most meaningful gifts. Below are several thoughtful gifts that come personalized for not additional charge.
Personalized Scripture Wall Art (Click Here for More Good Choices)
Personalized Journals With Gold Script (Click Here for Design Options)
Personalized Tote Bags
Tote bags make a great gift for Christian women who attend a Bible study They make it so easy to carry their Bible, workbook, and anything else they might need: Striped Tote Bags with Monogram (CLICK HERE DESIGN OPTIONS)
Christian Inspirational Gifts for Home
Bible Verse Signs
CherieKay Signs has lots of gorgeous reminders of the truth of God’s Word that will provide her with constant encouragement and inspiration. Below is just one of her beautiful signs and you can see the rest here: Farmhouse Scripture Signs by CherieKay Signs (Click here to see the current price).
To see more Scripture wall art, click here: Bible Verse Wall Art, or to make you own, click here: Easy Farmhouse Sign Tutorial (No Freehanding or Cricut Needed).
More Christian Wall Art Ideas
My post on Cute Ideas to Decorate Your Home With Scripture has more wall art options that would make great gifts! They are all under $30 and most come with free shipping.
While there are lots of options on Amazon, be sure to also check out the individual companies on etsy. Local stores like Hobby Lobby, Christian book stores or other Christian gift stores also have excellent gift ideas for a special woman in your life.
A Candle with Scripture
One of my sweet readers had a great suggestion when asked about Christian gifts for women:
As a gift, someone gave me a candle with inspirational Bible verses on it. What made it special was that she took a cheap Walmart candle and made it awesome by using a sharpie and writing out verses all the way around, top to bottom… verses that she said she would pray over me. Every time I lit it, I would think of that and feel comforted! – Erin S.
I absolutely love this idea because it’s so simple, yet so meaningful. You can do the above DIY version with Bible verses or inspirational messages. If you want one that is ready to ship, check out this cute candle with one of my favorite verses: Sweet Water Decor Be Still And Know Candle
Scripture Throw Pillows and Blankets
There are lots of cute options for throw pillows and blankets with Scripture and quotes but I especially like the ones from Rooted and Grounded Cotton Goods. Who wouldn’t want to see this pillow every night before laying their head down?!? You can get your own here: Give It To God And Go To Sleep Pillow
What Is A Prayer Box?
Several years ago, I told a friend about my struggle with worrying about things that I have already prayed about and she let me in on the best idea! She said to write down my prayer request on a piece a paper (just a few words because God knows all the details).
Then, she said to pray over it and trust that it is in God’s hands.
Next, she said to fold up the piece of paper and put it in the prayer box. There is nothing spiritual about a prayer box but the act of putting the prayer request in the box helps me to remember that I have already given it to God. In other words, I have trusted it in His hands, and I need to leave it there.
By worrying about it and re-praying the same prayer, I was in a sense saying “God, I want this back to worry about and I can solve it on my own.” I still use this trick today and it has been a big help to strengthen my faith.
Also, I go through the box every so often and pin answered prayers to my bulletin board. It’s a great source of encouragement to go back and remember God’s faithfulness to all the prayers He has answered!
You can use any box or even a beautiful mug as a place to put your prayers, but here is the link to one like mine below: Wooden Keepsake Box
If you want something a little smaller, the Natural Life Prayer Cards Box will also work really well: Natural Life Prayer Box with Pencil and Notecards
Bibles and Bible Study Gifts for Women
Giving a new Bible or Bible study book is a great gift as there are so many new Bible study resources on the market. They come in different formats, colors and versions so there is something for everyone!
ESV Study Bible for Women
Of course, there are several options out there when it comes to Bibles for women. For the longest time, I wanted a study Bible that was in the ESV translation that I liked. Recently, Crossway published the ESV Women’s Study Bible (click here to check the current price) and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
Words cannot express how happy I am with this Bible. The commentary notes are from some of my favorite Christian authors like Jen Wilkin, Lauren Chandler, and Ann Voskamp. Also, the way several of the verses are illustrated is absolutely beautiful – making it even more of a treat to spend time in God’s Word.
I waited a while to buy the perfect Bible and I’m so glad I settled on The ESV Study Bible for Women (click here for more pictures and the current price)! (For more Bible options click here: Bibles for Women.)
A journaling Bible is one with lots of space in the margins for extra notes and illustrations. Many women love to journal as a form of worship as they study Scripture. There are several great options for Bible journalers.
My friend Lillian at Hey Creative Sister is an artist at Bible journaling and makes it super easy for anyone! Her favorite journaling Bible (read why here) is the Illustrated Bible by Dayspring (click here for the current price). It has super wide margins and lots of room for journaling. See more color options by clicking here.
Candace Cameron Bure One Step Closer Bible
If you like the New Living Translation, Candace Cameron Bure has her own Bible with wide margins and lots of Bible study helps including application notes, a help finder index and callouts that highlight God’s promises to you. She also offer several Bible studies, devotional books and daily prayer books like Joy and Strength and Beauifully Broken. In her devotional book Bring on the Merry she highlights how to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. You can find her Bible, devotional books and prayer cards here: Candace Cameron Bure Collection
Click here for Bibles, devotionals and other Amazon religious gifts by Candance Cameron Bure
Bible covers are also a great idea if you want to help protect the Bible you are giving her or the one she currently has. There are lots of options with unlimited designs and colors to choose from. Not only do they protect your Bible from wear and tear but they also have pockets for pens and highlighters. You can even have her name monogrammed on the front for an additional cost. I love these Bible covers because they are streamlined and modern. I also love that they come in a cognac color: Baum Personalized Bible Cover
The Best Bible Study Highlighters
Having the right tools for Bible study makes your time more effective. I would be lost without my highlighters to help me focus on important verses.
But not all highlighters are the same. For the thin pages of your average Bible, you want a highlighter that will not bleed through the pages like theBible Study Gel Highlighters (Click here to check the current price).
Erasable Pens for Bible Study
I’m kind of addicted to these new erasable pens by Frixion that are life-changing! I love the fact that I don’t have to worry about messing up in something as important as my Bible (who am I kidding, my inner perfectionist doesn’t like messing up on a sticky note either!)
This pack has several colors and also black erasable pens: Frixion Erasable Colored Pens (click here to check the current price).
Bible Tabs From Farm Girl Journals
So I recently discovered Farm Girl Journals and it is basically one-stop shopping for everything you need for studying the Bible – and it’s all super cute!
The one downside to the Study Bible I mention above is that it doesn’t have tabs but Katie at Farm Girl Journals has got you covered. Below is just one of the cute designs she has in her shop and you can click here to see them all: Fun Bible Tabs (click here to see several design options).
Bible Study Journals From Farm Girl Journals
Another popular item in Katie’s store is her Bible study journals. These are full-sized Christian journals with cute cover designs but the coolest aspect is that they have all kinds of prompts and guides inside to make your study and application of God’s word a seamless process.
This journal is customizable to what you need! You can pick from several beautiful design option and even your format by clicking here: Bible Study Journals (click here to see the selection).
Blank Journals for Bible Study and Prayer
You can’t go wrong with a spiral journal! It can be used for Bible study or as a prayer journal. I have bought lots of journals here but my favorite is this one because it not only comes in several design options but the paper is nice and thick. I also love the way the date options are laid out on top. You can see the inside here: Spiral Bible Journal for Women
Christian Planner for Women
I’m currently reading Crystal Stine’s book Holy Hustle on how to work and rest well for God. In it, she presents the world’s desire to hustle and be productive while some Christians heavily emphasize the importance of rest and soul care. In the book, she presents what Scripture has to say about work and rest and shows that God affirms both. I really needed to read this book and I hope you find it helpful too: Holy Hustle
Crystal Stine also has a planner that goes along with the biblical concepts concepts in her book. It’s really the ultimate gift for anyone that wants to work and rest to glorify God: The Holy Hustle Planner
Christian Books, Devotoinals and Bible Studies For Women
The Lazy Genius, New York Times Best Seller, by Kendra Adachi
Kendra Adachi, the creator of the Lazy Genius movement, invites you to live well by your own definition and equips you to be a genius about what matters and lazy about what doesn’t.
Everything from your morning routine to napping without guilt falls into place with Kendra’s thirteen Lazy Genius principles. Any Christian woman in your life will adore this book as it will help her focus on what’s important to her: The Lazy Genius (click here for the current price).
Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Simons
Recently I discovered Ruth Chou Simons’ Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship. Not only is it a Wall Street Journal Best Seller, but it is full of her own illustrations.
The artwork is absolutely beautiful but her words are equally (if not more) captivating! This is also a wonderful gift for friends or family members that will enrich there quiet time with the Lord! You can find Beholding and Becoming along with her other books here: Books by Ruth Chou Simons
Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith
One of my favorite books on home decorating is Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith where she explains that your house doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.
Her tips work well for any home decor style! Full of easy, real-life examples, Myquillyn shares her best ideas for making a house a home: Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith (click here for the current price).
Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines
#1 New York Times Best Seller Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines’ warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple’s new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table.
You can also find volume 2 of Magnolia Table here.
More Books and Devotionals for Christian Women
Need a great gift ideas for book lovers? I have a full list of over 40 of the best books for Christian women by type and genre here: The Best Books for Christian Women (CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST)
Christian Gifts for Women that Love Coffee
I had to include these coffee mugs with verses and cute coffee sayings. Click here to see all the design options: Simple Inspirations Gift Mugs
Water Bottles Make a Great Gift for Christian Women
Water bottles have been so popular lately and they make a great Christian gift. Not only is a water bottle a practical gift but several online have Bible verses. Since she will have it with throughout the day, it could be a a great reminder of God’s love! You can even pick between glass and stainless steel. For various colors and different style to choose from click here: Water Bottles with God’s Word
Gifts for a Christian Woman That Love Plants
Faith Succulent Gift Box – Click Here For Dozens Of Options
As someone who loves Jesus, succulents, and getting things in the mail, I HAD to include this! There’s even an option to add lip-balm to the gift box. Click here for all the different gift options: Succulent Gift Options (Click here for prices)
Gifts for Christian Women Under $10
Here are some low-cost gift ideas, whether you need Christian gifts for bible study ladies, neighbors, or friends! These also make great stocking stuffers!
Cell Phone Case with Bible Verses (8 Designs to Choose From)
Not only are there 8 pretty designs to choose from, but each has an encouraging Scripture verse or inspring message.
Scripture Memory Cards
These Scripture Memory cards are beautiful and a fun way to memorize Scripture. I like to put one out on my desk in a wooden place cardholder as a constant reminder of the truth of God’s Word.
Keep Calm and Trust God Cards
This is a great gift for worriers like me. This set includes 51 double-sided cards with encouraging Bible verses.
Drink Tumbler with Bible Verses (4 To Choose From)
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10 Easy Homemade Gifts Every One Will Love
Are you the super crafty Pinterest-perfect person? Me either. I’m not sure who those women are. They exist, but must be the 1% of our population… the 1% with great photographers? Well, maybe it’s higher than 1%… Pinterest perfect crafty superstar or not, this article will give you great easy homemade gifts and Ideas because they are now my favorite ways to Gift.Pinterest perfect crafty superstar or not, this article will give you great easy homemade gifts Ideas because they are now my favorite ways to Gift. Click To Tweet
What Are Good Easy Homemade Gifts The Kids Can Help Make?
First, let me say that people love our easy homemade gifts and they will love yours too!
How do I know they don’t just tell me they love them because they are being nice? Well, first of all, they are not all nice… 😉 But seriously, they don’t just tell me they love the gifts. They ask for the recipes, directions, links to the ideas, offer to pay me to make them more…
What is a Good Homemade Gift?
So, what is a good homemade gift?
Aren’t Homemade gifts a lot of work?
Why do you love making them?
Oh, I am so glad you asked! For years we have struggled to find Christmas traditions that work well for our family.
Read some of that story here ~> How to Make a New Family Christmas Tradition and 10 Frugal Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make.
We stumbled upon a love of crafting in my oldest daughter early on and then we began to fall in love with crafting together as a family. I love the way we can have fun with creating, and the natural way it opens up conversations!
Why Make Homemade Gifts?
1. Making Homemade Gifts creates Time and creating opens up communication
Let me just say – kids go deeper into conversations when they are doing something. They will answer questions, share details of their lives and really listen when you share your heart with them. It has been a bonding time like no other for us! I love hearing about what my kids are into and up to. It is also a perfect way to point out God moments in their lives. Win-Win!
2. Homemade Gifts are very Frugal
When we realized Homemade gifts are far more frugal than gift cards (our standby at Christmas) we wanted to at least try it. We tried several ideas before landing on some I would not be embarrassed to give to friends and family.Why make homemade gifts? 1. Making Homemade Gifts creates Time and creating opens up communication 2. Homemade Gifts are very Frugal Click To Tweet
Related: 23 Bible Verses for Birthday Blessings
What are the Best Homemade Christmas Gifts?
Homemade Christmas gifts are fun, frugal, and bring the whole family together! If a gift brings in those elements it lists in our top ten or best homemade Christmas gifts list!
When you add to it, homemade gifts made easy through DIY tutorials I rank the gift that much higher!
These 10 Christian gift ideas are easy gifts to make at home, and the kids can do most of the work.
What are Good Cheap Gifts for Friends?
Just a side note: Homemade gifts require thought. When you are thinking about gifts that fit your budget for friends you may ask, “what are good cheap gifts for friends?” or “What are some cheap gift ideas?”
People often comment – on gifts they don’t like so much – that it’s the thought that counts. But how much thought really goes into most of your shopping? If I’m honest, early on I had a list, I was in a hurry to mark people off of it and I was going into debt to do that. Merry Christmas!
Making a gift by hand means I really am thinking of you while I make it. I am praying over you and your life – and so are my kids!
Now, not everyone enjoys a hand scrub – what do you give the men in your life?
Last year we found fun bookmarks (which is #4) that are great DIY gifts for men! Now we have easy homemade gifts for friends of all kinds!!!!
All 10 gifts on our list are cheap homemade gifts anyone can make.
What are the Best Homemade Gifts?
These are our top 10 favorite frugal easy homemade gifts – easy enough the kids can make – and everyone loves.
Snowman Fingerprint Ornament – great DIY Christmas gifts for mom
We started with homemade ornaments. They were easy creative DIY Christmas gifts and are fun to make – though we broke several in the process.
The total cost to make one ornament was $2
$2 for a beautiful DIY Christmas for mom!
Here is a link to the Directions for the Snowman Fingerprint Ornaments
Supplies for these creative homemade gifts:
- I would swap a plastic ornament for the glass because they really break easily.
- White Paint
- Black and orange sharpies
The next year we tried a different ornament. Oh my goodness, I still love these easy gift ideas. They are cinnamon and the smell just keeps giving. That was almost 7 years ago and they have not molded – and they still smell amazing!
The total cost to make 1 ornament was $0.50
$0.50 for these beautiful easy gifts to make at home!
Here is a Tutorial for the Cinnamon Ornament
Some tips for these easy DIY gifts for friends:
- Designate a place for them where the kids can’t peak!
- It takes 24-48 hours for them to dry and if they are moved a lot they will crack.
- 1/4 of an inch and they break – bigger than 1/2 inch and they never dry.
- Pick cookie cutter shapes that have a side big enough to poke a straw threw
- Poke the straw threw while still wet – so you have a place to slip a hook in them to hang
The Supplies for these easy gift ideas:
- 1 Cup Apple Sauce
- 1 Cup Cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp white glue
- 1 straw
- Christmas themed cookie cutters
- Parchment paper to dry on
Sugar Scrub which is an easy DIY gift for friends and family!
For a couple of years, we experimented with sugar scrubs. I love sugar scrubs and they are great for so many things.
- You can moisturize your hands
- Use them to scrub your lips
- Personally, I use them to shave my legs.
- When I found that a sugar scrub causes the hair follicles to exfoliate and makes the shave last longer I began trying it out. It is sometimes a month between shaves for me now… TMI I know I know, but I love it and love giving it to others.
The total cost for each jar of a sugar scrub is $5
Homemade Sugar Scrub Supplies:
How do you make an inexpensive gift? How do you make a simple gift?
Recycle or up-cycle! To up-cycle jars, simply wash after use and remove the label. There is a shelf in our kitchen full of jars set aside for Christmas!
We created a fun label to use – I’d love to give them to you below!
Origami Bookmarks are easy homemade gifts for friends!!!!!!
Now, the men in your life love to figure things out and prove they are top dog. Several of them – upon receiving these bookmarks – were so impressed they began taking them apart to figure out how to make them! It was hilarious.
One gentleman, who shall remain nameless here, even made some himself just to prove he could… Love it!
These easy homemade gifts for friends are both easy – deep breath – and fun to make together.
The total cost per bookmark was about $0.50
Here is a Tutorial from RedTedArt about them and so many to pick from
Just a Tip – origami paper is hard to find – in solid colors – in my area. We tried making these with construction paper but they just weren’t so nice. I ended up ordering Solid Origami Paper from Amazon!
Bracelets are Cute Homemade Gifts for Friends!!!!!!
Okay, so this one is on my list this year. These bracelets are cute homemade gifts for friends, DIY gifts for mom or teachers!
The bracelet is pretty – I would wear it! Win-Win!
The total cost is about $1 and I would probably pair it with a bookmark to make someone’s day!
Here is a Tutorial to make the Homemade Bracelet
- Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
- Rubber Band
- Washi Tape to Decorate
I literally have all of that on hand right now #HomeSchoolMomLife fun!
Homemade Mason Jar are easy gifts to make at home
I love this Nativity Christmas Story Trail Mix Mason Jar! A Hundred Affections has a printable story to tie to the jar in her post below and you can change out parts of the mix that you know people may not love. Talk about the perfect easy gifts to make from home that is also one of our favorite homemade Christmas food gifts!
The total cost for these easy homemade gifts is $5 per jar!
Here is a Tutorial to make the Christmas Story Trail Mix Mason Jar
- Hershey’s Kisses (or hugs)
- Hershey’s Kisses
- optionally other chocolate
- Mason Jar (or Up-cycled jar if you plan for it)
I love this because it keeps the focus on Christ and the gospel and they really are easy homemade gifts for friends and family at Christmas!
Detox Bath Salts in a Jar
Over the past couple of years, my health has been touch and go. One thing that has helped me has been detox baths. The Epsom salt really helps relax my joints and muscles – which are always inflamed with this Hashimoto’s Disease.
This year I am giving some of my loved ones this same detox because it is easy to make in batches and it really is so soothing!
The total cost per jar is $6 (again because I up-cycle jars – add the cost of jars to your budget if you don’t up-cycle.)
Here is a Tutorial to make the Detox Bath Salts
1 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup ground ginger
1/3 cup baking soda
15 -20 drops Lavender Essential Oil.
These balms are great homemade gift ideas for friends who are pet lovers. We recently lost our Australian Shepherd – a beloved family member of 15 years. I still remember Bud sneaking him out of my moms’ house when he was 3 weeks old and fit in the pocket of his hoody. Ah, I miss that little rascal.
But I digress.
We love animals but hate the smell of animals. We also try to live chemical-free. Talk about stuck between a rock and a hard place!
Anyway, baking soda is a great deodorizer but we went a step farther this year! A failed attempt at creating bath balms gave us deodorizer balms!!!!!!!!!
The total cost per set of deodorizer balms (I give 2 or 4 small ones tied together in a mesh bag) is $1
Here is the Tutorial to Make the Balms – they do not do well in the shower or bath but are great air fresheners!
Fast Easy Lip Balm
Life with allergies is a roller-coaster ride of learning Y’all. When we discovered my youngest was sensitive to dye’s I about lost my mind. Not only can she not eat them, but they cause rashes when they are in body products.
Dye Free and soap, shampoo have entered our world. But when you have a little girl makeup also comes into play. It is so expensive to buy lip balm she can use.
It is amidst all the organic vegan things and is $6 or more a tube! Yikes! We found we could make it ourselves really easy and cheaply. And it works well and others love it too!!!!!!!!
The total cost for lip balm is $1 per – if you upcycle jars and tins!
Find an easy to follow Tutorial for 5- Minute DIY Lip Balm here
For the same reason, we had to learn to make lip balm we learned to make hand lotion. Y’all, I love this stuff so much more than store-bought – alcohol (skin drying) filled – lotions that break out my eczema!
This one costs more, but everyone loves it so I thought it was absolutely worth it. Now, to make the lotion itself I exclude the Magnesium oil (which is also homemade by heating magnesium flakes with distilled water – costs about $1 per cup as opposed to $13 per cup pre-made).
The total cost for Hand Lotion per jar is $7.
Here is the Tutorial to make the Magnesium Lotion
Which of these Easy Homemade Gifts Will You Make?
These are our favorite, time-tested easy homemade gifts. Everyone loves them. They literally cost less than $10. Our family loves spending time creating them. We think of the recipient and pray over them through the process. Making gifts for others is a great time to laugh, love, and learn together!
Which could you try to make?
- Snowman Fingerprint Ornaments
- Cinnamon Ornaments
- Sugar Scrub
- Origami Bookmarks
- Mason Jar Gifts
- Detox Bath Salts
- Deodorizer Balms
- Lip Balm
I’d love to know if there are some you use! Drop me a comment below. We’d love to try them and add to the list of fun!
If you found these quick gift ideas helpful, you will also love these:
30 DIY Gifts That Will Actually Get used!
It is said in The Bible, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
I take this to heart. It doesn’t mean that I go broke spoiling everyone around me.
But, I give when appropriate. And many times I gift just because.
Last year I loved implementing a new tradition. My husband and I had fun with Random Acts of Kindness during the Christmas season.
I’m now trying to bring this fab experience into the rest of the year. Have you experienced Random Acts of Kindness?
The more common form of gifting is very intentional. There are so many reasons to gift. And, there are so many in your life that you can gift to. Whether it be for a holiday or a just because gift, there’s nothing more special than a gift that comes from your heart.
Even if you are not the craftiest person, I wanted to find DIY gifts that anyone could make. And, gifts that will not only be appreciated but be useful. Enjoy these 30 DIY gifts that you can make that will actually get used!
Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Quickbread in a Bottle
Mini Survival Kit
Honey Brown Sugar Scrub
Personalized Glass Etched Gift
Unique Anniversary Gift
Root Beer Float Kit
Care Package Idea
Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils
Gardener’s Hand Scrub
Movie Madness – Visitor Gift
Caramel Apple Dip
Pop Can Key Chain
Starbucks Gift Card
Mod Podge Hangers
Box of Sunshine
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Spa in a Jar
Mini Candy Jar
Personalized Coffee Mugs
Ice Cream Kit
DIY Hand Warmers
Are you are on Pinterest?
Be sure to Follow Us and check out the wide array of gifts
(of various skill levels) we have pinned to our Gift Board!
- Putnam park schedule
- Fitbit sense 2020
- Rp funding owner
- Ethernet 3 adapter
- Summit mud hog
- Gray single vanity
- Profession mining
- Statistical engineering salary
- Track changes indesign
- Simple mystic astrology
- Soul eater lamp
Today we are conducting the initiation of our new members into bikers !. - the man continued to say, scratching his balls. Twenty more people will come now, so you will have to work hard. A hefty man lowered me to my feet and tilted me onto the table.