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If you are anything like me, you will want to give a gift that is from the heart, is lovely, but doesn’t break the bank. If it can be an eco friendly gift at the same time? Even better!

This year there is a handmade gift bootcamp that will show you how to make over 20 different homemade, handmade gifts.

What Is The Handmade Christmas Gift Bootcamp?

Self Reliance School have put together 20+ tutorial videos with pdf downloads that include directions, labels, and a supply list. These handmade gifts were designed to be made in less than 2 hours and cost no more than 5 dollars per gift.

So it adds up to high-quality HANDMADE gifts that will save you a ton of money and take only a few hours to make. It’s the perfect solution to our society’s over-commercialized version of Christmas.

You can join this boot camp here. If you want to go it alone, here are my favorite DIY gift ideas from around the internet.

20 Homemade Gift Ideas

For the Kitchen

Make your own Vanilla essence

Beeswax Food Wraps

Oven Mittens

Kitchen Chalk Boards

Etched Jars – super cool!

Vintage Soap Stand

Windowsill Herb Pots


Canned Lemon Curd

Infused Olive Oil

Canned foods make great gifts and you can make them in advance!

Homemade tomato salsa

A Cake

White Chocolate Rocky Road

White Chocolate and Caramel Fudge

Home Decor

Beeswax candles

Mason Jar OIl Lamp

A million and one gifts made with mason jars

Sinus Headache Pillow

For the Bathroom

Candy Cane Body Scrub

Homemade Goats Milk Soap – it is easier than you think!

A DIY Lip Balm Kit

For the Garden

Vegetable Garden Markers


Pretty birds nest necklaces

Making homemade gifts is one of the ultimate ways of showing someone that you care. Plus frugal homemade gifts are often using items that you produce on the farm, or in your garden, and they tend to be less wasteful.

If you are looking for other frugal, wastefree gift ideas I have over 100 ideas here

Dana is a homesteading, homeschooling mama to 3, based in the south of New Zealand.

She is a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach, and natural wellness expert, as well as a Registered Nurse, with post grad training in mothers and babies. She has struggled with infertility and PCOS and conceived all 3 babies naturally.

Dana is passionate about natural health and gentle parenting. With a background in well child / baby nursing she loves sharing what she knows with mamas, mamas-to-be and mama-want-to-be’s.

She enjoys getting out in the garden, or just sitting at the beach in the sun. Dana also blogs about fertility and pregnancy at, coaches people through and creates meal plans for