Christmas Gifts: 20+ Cute and Clever Ideas to Try

Friends and family will adore these handy handmade Christmas gifts -- including dishware, vases, and other home accessories -- that are just as fun (and easy!) to make as they are to give. Start one of these simple Christmas crafts today so you can check everyone off your holiday gift list.

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Three-Step Christmas Centerpieces

Create a striking holiday centerpiece in just three steps. We have a special secret for the step one: How to lay the table runner.

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Creative Christmas Tree Themes

Be creative by decorating your Christmas tree with a favorite theme that suits your decorating style or your family's personality. We were inspired by a local festival of trees and have included tips for bringing the looks inside your own Christmas home. Bonus: We've included lighting tips to make your tree shine.

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Turn a simple sugar cookie into a masterpiece this Christmas. Whether you like your sugar cookies soft or crisp, simply decorated or frosted with intricate designs, these sugar cookie recipes are sure to sweeten up your holiday season.

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Deck a Christmas Staircase in Two Steps

It's so simple to decorate your staircase for Christmas! Get our damage-free, two-step plan to ensure that the holiday spirit extends from first floor to second.

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Creative Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.

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Genius Christmas Hacks

Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.

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Super-Easy Snowmen Treats

Invite friends over for snowmen treats that come to life with cheerful details. For children and grown-ups alike, they're as easy to make as they are to eat.

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    • A Jolly, Happy Soul

      What better than the iconic Hostess Sno Ball to form a roly-poly Frosty? Place the sweet treat on a skinny eggcup or cordial glass for comic proportions.

      Make the snowman head by using a toothpick to attach a frosted and decorated marshmallow or doughnut hole. Black gel is perfect for eyes and buttons.

    • Two Eyes Make Out Of Coal

      Petite candy mints make for an icy and welcoming treat. Draw snowmen faces and pretty script with edible markets from the cake-decorating aisle at the crafts store. To give them as a gift, arrange a grid on card stock and adhere the mints with a dot of royal icing. Slide the assortment into a cellophane bag and add a ribbon tie and tag.

    • Made Of Snow

      Edible markers transform purchased pfferneuse cookies into fun snowman faces. If you can't find these traditional German cookies, any white treat will work. Slice a marshmallow in half, for example. To give them as a gift, nestle the treats into muffin tins with white nonpareils and wrap with cellophane.

    • He Is A Fairy Tale, They Say

      Fill a large cake plate with white-frosted cupcakes and then fill in details of a snowman face with more orange and black frosting. Sprinkle the cupcakes with white cake sparkles for a snow-crystal finish.

    • We'll Have Some Fun

      Creamy eggnog- the adult or child-friendly version-takes center stage in this Frosty vessel made from a large rose bowl. For a temporary design, paint the inside of the glass with melted orange and black chocolate coating. Or, to use the bowl and glasses, next year, use glass paint from the crafts store to add the faces to the outside of the glass.

    • Look At Frosty Go

      A glass of milk takes on new deliciousness with doughnut-hole snowmen heads. Outfit powdered doughnut holes with eyes and a nose made of edible food clay. Pierce a hole through the center of the doughnut using a skewer and fit in a straw. Make a miniature scarf for the glass from orange yarn and trim it with scrapbook brads in the shape of snowflakes.

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      Luscious Homemade Food Gifts

      A tasty food gift is the present everyone loves. We have fun food gifts for everyone on your list, including creamy chocolate truffles, Christmas cookies, hot sauce, flavored syrups, and more. And with our cute packaging ideas, they'll be the prettiest gifts under the tree.
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