Ten Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming! This year, I am aiming to make gifts for my friends and family members, which should be an interesting task!

My family decided last year that rather than worry about getting every member a gift, we were doing a Not-so-Secret Santa and drawing names for the family member we are going to be responsible for shopping for. Easy peasy right?

My friends and I have an unspoken understanding that we will not be getting each other gifts, as we are much more oriented towards spending quality time with each other, however there are still a few things I am considering making for them!

In prepping for my handmade holiday, here are my top ten gift ideas!

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Natural Eye Makeup Wipes

I’ve always been beauty and skincare obsessed. I spent summers in high school in my family room watching Petrilude and Pixiwoo videos and trying to recreate makeup looks. That led to a lot of makeup wipes, baby wipes, and cotton rounds being tossed in the trash when I finished creating my masterpiece.

As I’ve gotten older, I have stepped away from using as much makeup as I once did. I have spent thousands on Mary Kay, building a makeup kit and direct sales business before stepping away a few years ago. While I still have the core of my kit, I rarely wear makeup anymore, opting instead for boosting my skincare and rocking my natural skin. When I do wear makeup, it can be a pain to take it off and I hate spending $15-20 on a “good” makeup remover.

This has led me to making my own remover solution and reusable makeup wipes.

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Top Three Cloth Pad PDF Patterns

In March, I took a mini sabbatical from making cloth pads. I’ve been blessed to have had a successful start to the year, and needed a break from making for a few weeks.

While I technically haven’t made many cloth pads, I have gone a wee bit crazy with buying pdf patterns for them. When I first started sewing my own stash, I would develop a pattern myself. I still have several of the first pads I made using this method, but I have loved utilizing PDFs from Etsy sellers. Here are my top three patterns I love!

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