21 Homemade Gifts You Can Make Over the Long Weekend

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I adore the weekend after Thanksgiving. It’s long and replete with leftovers, and it’s also when I get seriously excited about planning holiday gifts. This weekend is perfectly early enough to start a project like DIY vanilla or cocktail bitters, and not too early to freeze some dough for homemade puppy treats.

If you need a few fresh ideas for homemade holiday gifts this year, take a look! We have 21 homemade gifts from the kitchen (or for the kitchen) that you can get a head start on this weekend.

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Homemade Gift Recipe: \Seven(Image credit: Nealey Dozier)

Caramels & Beyond: Gifts from the Kitchen

Sweets are the first resort of gift-givers, and who can resist soft and chewy caramels all wrapped up? Here are even more ideas though, like seven-layer chocolate truffles and homemade limoncello!

Sweets That Keep Well

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Recipe: Chai Tea Cookies(Image credit: Faith Durand)

Treats to Freeze

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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract(Image credit: Emily Han)

The DIY Pantry

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How To Make Limoncello(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

Boozy Gifts

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How To Make Soap at Home(Image credit: Lauren Kodiak)

Candles & More: Gifts for the Kitchen

Not every kitchen gift needs to be edible, though. Here are a few simple projects that make fabulous gifts.

Tools to Clean & Organize

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How To Dip Dye a Tablecloth(Image credit: Leela Cyd)

Pretty Things

What special gifts will you start making this weekend?

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(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)
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