A couple of years ago, my husband's family installed a rule on Christmas gifts, that they should be homemade and not store bought. The intention was a good one, and that is it would save everyone money because the kids have grown up and have kids of their own at this point. However, I have found it very challenging to find the time to make homemade Christmas gift items that people would actually use. I always make homemade Christmas cookies for all of our family members in addition to giving gifts. Last year I tried following the rule, by purchasing a few small items to go with a homemade gift. For example, I decorated plain white mugs to look like snowmen, and gifted my sister-in-law's family with a basket of personalized snowmen mugs with a package of hot chocolate and other treats. I am racking my brain for ideas of homemade gift items to give this year, as I would like to start early in case the item I choose to give is time consuming. So far, I have come up with the idea of making homemade chocolates and wrapping them in a fancy box, but that's it! I need more ideas. Do you have any homemade gift ideas? What gifts have you made for others that were a big hit? Are there any Diy Christmas gifts you've attempted to make but that didn't turn out?