13 Homemade Holiday Gifts You Can Start Right Now

The holidays are only weeks away. Instead of flooding the stores at 5AM hoping to hit the Black Friday sales, head to your kitchen to get your DIY on. These homemade holiday gifts are perfect for everyone from your friend to your kid’s teacher.

Make them in big batches so that you have a few extra on hand for the surprise drop-in guest who shows up unexpectedly with a gift.

1. Apple Pie Moonshine

I officially make apple pie now. #bejealous #nowtakingorders #applepiemoonshine

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This apple pie moonshine is made in the slow cooker so it doesn’t get much easier. Portion it out into decorated mason jars for a simple and sweet gift.

Get the recipe here.

2. Bitters

Create your own trade secrets. | Craft Your Own Bitters Kit ⚖

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If you’ve got a drink mixer on your list, homemade bitters are a great gift. Create your own batch of bitters  – they take three weeks to infuse – with this DIY kit from Hella Company and you’ve got the gift that keeps on giving.

One bottle can jazz up over one hundred cocktails.

3. Blackberry Gin

Blackberry gin!

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This is an ideal gift for cocktail lovers who appreciate the secret ingredient.

Get the recipe here.

4. Candy Cane Vodka

I tried it and it's lovely and very pink! #candycane #christmas #vodka #homemade #candycanevodka #kilner

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Put those broken bits of candy cane to good use and infuse a vodka with them!

Get the recipe here.

5. Chai Tea Kit

chai anatomy @neocoffeebarto

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You get bonus points for gifting this mix with a cute mug.

Get the recipe here.

6. Chili Oil

Homemade Chili Oil – so easy and fun to make. Coming soon on my blog. ?

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Perfect for your foodie friends, this oil can be used in pastas, on pizza, as dressings and more.

Get the recipe here. 

7. Cinnamon Honey Butter

Those rolls. Go get em. #cinnamon #honey #butter #ontheblog

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This sweet topping made from butter, honey, cinnamon and sugar is ideal for breakfast buns or for a quick dessert. It keeps up to six months in the fridge and you can big batch it to customize the size of your jars.

Get the recipe here.

8. Cookie Butter

@miles_mhc_cantrell @kimberlyrayecantrell this #homemadecookiebutter is coming for you!

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It spreads like nut butter but is made from – and tastes like – cookies. There couldn’t be a more perfect gift.

Get the recipe here.

9. Cookie Mix Gift Sack

Instead of gifting a plate of cookies, create cookie sacks so your friends can make their own.

Get the recipe here.

10. Limoncello

Limoncello making party ???? @nick_dubsss @ali_baba_830 #limoncello #homemadebooze #lemons #november

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This Italian after-dinner liquor is easily made with vodka, lemon peels and sugar. Go the extra mile and hand paint your bottle for a true Italian look.

Get the recipe here.

11. Lump of Coal Cookies

We all have a few people who deserve these cookies this year.

Get the recipe here.

12. Rosemary Cheese Crackers

Galletitas finitas, integrales, con aceite y semillas. #galletitascaseras #homemadecrackers #homemade

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These savory little bites are perfect for setting out on your holiday snack table.

Get the recipe here.

13. Vanilla Coconut Sugar Scrub

The beauty of this beauty product is that it is edible as well as all natural. Raw sugar exfoliates while coconut oil hydrates.
Get the recipe here.

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