Top Home-Made Gift Ideas for the Family When it comes to giving gifts to people for holidays or birthdays, trying to think of the right present can be difficult. You want to give them something they will like, but you aren’t always sure you know what to give them.

One way that you can get them something they will like is to make some personal to them. It will show that you have taken the time to think about what they want. Here are some home-made ideas for the perfect present.

Photo Collage

People love to have photos of their family around their house, so giving them a gift with their family on it will be special to them. There are photo collage maker applications online such as Adobe Spark. They can allow you to add the photos you want and arrange them until you are satisfied.

You can then get it printed onto a canvas, or a pillow, or anything you want. It will make a nice gift to your family.

Jams or Marmalades

If you have fruit trees or bushes in your yard, then why not use the fruit to make delicious jams and marmalades for your friends and family. Making jam and marmalade isn’t as difficult as it appears, and you can soon start making enough for you and your family.

It can be a nice present, especially in the winter time, to have on toast.


For those that love making things, you have many options to create amazing presents. Even if you can’t knit, there are still ways you can create something useful. You can try an arm knit blanket, which is easy to do and will create a lovely thick blanket.

You can also make a patchwork blanket with just a basic knowledge of sewing. It doesn’t take a long time, and it will look stunning when it's finished.

This is Your Life Board

The ‘This is Your Life Board’ is ideal for someone who has reached a milestone age. The idea is simple, all you need is to ask people for any pictures they may have of the person from any period. Then, you can get a big picture frame, and start to lay out all the photos so they can all be seen. It will look great with all their pictures across their life in one frame.

Brownies in a Jar

Brownies in a jar is a simple idea, but it makes a great gift to give, especially to those who love baking. All you need is a jar big enough to fit all the ingredients for the brownies. Try to layer each ingredient so that it looks good from the outside. All the person needs to do is empty the jar and add water and eggs. You can do this with many other cakes as well, to make a great gift.

These are some of the ideas that you can try to make your own presents. It will make the person happy to know you have gone to the trouble of making them.