To me, Christmas has always included homemade gifts. As my kids have grown from babies to older kids, I like to make them a new pair of homemade knitted socks each year. Sometimes I’ll make something for their room like the initialed pillow I made for my daughter one year. One of my sister-in-laws makes a simple knotted fleece blanket for each new niece or nephew in the family.
Christmas Gifts to Make for Kids
I had so much fun pulling together these Christmas gift ideas for kids to help you get started with making gifts for your kids. The projects are simple to make, though the sandbox project is better suited as a weekend project.
- Felt Pizza | Anders Ruff
- Felt Flower Book Hugger Bookmark | Organized 31
- Homemade Play Dough Recipe | Prudent Living on the Home Front
- Pocket Purses | Family Home and Life
- DIY Upcycled Picture Frames | The Vintage Mom
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Game | Family Home and Life
- How to Make Grippy Socks | Brown Thumb Mama
- Build a Better Sandbox | Family Home and Life
- DIY Hunger Games Shirt | Wilker Do’s
Christmas Gifts to Buy for Kids
Sports Equipment and Classes
If a child on your list is into a more expensive sport like football or ballet, offering to pay for a class or buy a piece of equipment may be a huge help for the parents. Football equipment, for example, can cost a few hundred dollars. Ballet requires both special shoes and classes.
Book choices can be targeted towards interests like dinosaurs, Legos or penguins. You could also give a copy of your favorite childhood book. Books are also available as MP3s for downloading onto iPods or burning onto CDs.
Spending time with children is the absolutely best gift to give them. Yes, you can take them to alocal museum or some other fun place, or simply kick off your shoes, sit on the floor and read books. Or make your favorite dish. If you have a teen on your list, spending time with them in an activity that involves their hands is a wonderful way to give them time to open up their heart without the pressure of answering questions.