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Homemade Christmas Gifts: 20 Easy Christmas Recipes and Holiday Crafts

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Updated August 12, 2016

It's the Christmas season, and there's nothing like celebrating with some do-it-yourself gifts. From homemade Christmas recipes to Christmas craft ideas, we've got 20 of our favorite ways to make your holiday season a little jollier. If you're cooking for the holidays, these comforting holiday recipes will sure to create a Christmas atmosphere you won't ever forget.

Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies look as good as they taste. Our Candy Cane Cookies will bring out the holiday spirit in anyone lucky enough to take a bite! You'll be wishing you could have holiday foods all year round!

Edible Tree Ornaments

No Christmas party is complete without a tray of cutout cookies shaped like Christmas trees, gingerbread people, stars, angels, and bells. And the best part about these cookies is that they can be used as ornaments, too.

Cranberry Holiday Mold

When cranberry sauce just isn't special enough for your holiday dinner, this Cranberry Holiday Mold is what you need. Boasting a refreshing citrusy and berry flavor, this one fits all your holiday entertaining from autumn through winter.

Butterscotch People

Gingerbread people are a Christmas favorite, but why not try this easy variation? We all love to decorate them, right? With this recipe we save baking time so there's more time to decorate. Then we can really get creative!

Oatmeal Chippers in a Jar

Make 'em feel just a bit more chipper by gifting 'em these tasty Oatmeal Chippers. This cookie mix is loaded with nuts, chocolate, and of course, quick-cooking oats!

Chocolate Wreath Fudge

Not only does this Chocolate Wreath Fudge taste delicious, but it looks beautiful, too. It will add to your table decor until it gets eaten!

Brownie Bonbons

These chocolately and luscious Brownie Bonbons look and taste so fancy, everyone'll think you spent a lot of time making 'em! Little do they know, this Christmas treat is fuss-free, thanks to a little holiday secret.

Mrs Claus Lemon Cookies

Mrs. Claus' Lemon Cookies have just a hint of lemon and are so festive-looking, they'll add sparkle to your dessert table easily. And since Mrs. Claus made them, you know they're Santa approved!

Holiday Cherry Nut Log

These make edible holiday gift treats that "yule" love...and so will your gang, but they're so versatile they're welcome any time of year at all!

Chocolate-Covered Spoons

Chocolate-Covered Spoons make a great party favor or holiday gift. They're easy to make and decorate just the way you want 'em! 

Holly Crackles

Need a star entry for your holiday cookie platter? Add some holiday cookie cheer with our Holly Crackles. They're bite-sized wreath-shaped cookies that look as good as they taste - and they always disappear in a flash.

Chocolate Rice Pudding Mix

Need an easy holiday gift idea that's budget-friendly, too? Make our Chocolate Rice Pudding Mix! Rice pudding is already a fan-favorite, but when you add chocolate chips to the mix...it's even more delicious!

Christmas Cake Pops

Can't figure out what to get the folks on your gift list this year? We've got an idea! Our Christmas Cake Pops are as much fun to make as they are to give. You can give them a festive winter wonderland look, decorate with traditional Christmas colors, or any other which way you like. 

Holly Fudge

Our Holly Fudge is a rich and creamy fudge with a Christmas touch to it. Red and green candied cherries make this fudge pretty enough to serve at a Christmas party or to give as sweet holiday gifts!

Homemade Christmas Craft Gifts

Crochet Holiday Wreath Frame

This crochet holiday wreath photo holder ornament makes a great last minute Christmas gift or decoration. It's a quick and easy crochet pattern, perfect for a beginner. All you will need is worsted weight yarn in red and green, size G crochet hook, a needle, and a small photo.

Handmade Rudolph Gift Tags

Just like the legend himself, these Handmade Rudolph Gift Tags are sure to go down in history!  Great for decorating your Christmas packages (or even turning into handmade ornaments, if you'd like), these 3D handmade gift tags are just the thing your packages need to take them up a level. 

Merry Reindeer Art Board

Your DIY Christmas decor has never looked so professional with this Merry Reindeer Art Board. If you're looking for a new Christmas decorating idea with a quaint touch to it, this wooden craft is your answer. Don't be afraid to experiment with this reindeer-iffic Christmas craft that will make everyone's holiday a bit cheerier.

Santa Sack Crochet Bag Pattern

The Santa Bag and Elf Bag are so fun to make, beginner friendly and are not only great as gift bags, but also as a holiday purse, home decor, office decor, candy bag, oh and how about a yarn bowl/project bag well, you understand it can be used for all sorts of holiday fun! This pattern is also printable!

Stuffy the Christmas Penguin

"Meet Stuffy The Christmas Penguin! He is an adorable little penguin that is all dressed up for Christmas and ready to play with your little one or sit on your holiday mantle. Tie a string to him and he can hang on your Christmas tree too!"

Painted Rock Christmas Ring

Wear your love of Christmas on your sleeve and your hand. If you're looking for DIY Christmas gift ideas for your most stylish friends, this creative DIY project certainly fits the bill. Use a rock from outside and paint from your craft stash to create this one of a kind design.

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