Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a challenge, especially when you want to buy something meaningful for that special someone. There are too many generic gifts out there that cost too much money and have no personality.

A solution to this stressful activity is to try your hand at homemade gifts. Who doesn’t like homemade gifts? I know I do, especially if they’re unique and useful.

Here are 10 unique homemade gifts that will please someone on your Christmas list:

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1. Tea cup candles

Scour thrift stores or antique shops for one-of-a-kind teacups, then fill them with candle wax and a wick.

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2. Fabric keychains

If you have scrap fabric (or even old, sentimental clothes), use it to make homemade keychains.

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3. A notebook

Reuse old cardboard and scrap paper to make a notebook or a book with your own poetry, thoughts, or compliments.

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4. Bookends

Use old toys or other distinctive objects to make vibrant, unique bookends.

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5. Mini toolbox

Repurpose used candy tins as tiny tool boxes for holding screws, nails, or even drill bits.

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6. Monogrammed mug

Buy white mugs from a thrift store and use a porcelain pen to personalize them.

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7. Monogrammed soap

If your special someone has a favourite fragrance, buy some soap with that smell. Before wrapping it, carve out his or her initial.

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8. Hand painted linen towels and napkins

Customize plain linen cloth with fabric paint to give towels and napkins a personal touch.

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9. Photo holders

Use scrap wood and hinge clips to make holders for special photos. They’re cheaper than nice frames, and switching out photos is a breeze.

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10. Perpetual calendar

This is a great way to keep track of what you’ve done each year. Get a farmer’s basket, index cards, and photos, and you’ll have your own perpetual calendar.

 What are your favourite homemade gifts? Tell us in the comments.

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