There is nothing more special than receiving a homemade gift. Sure, they do take some time, effort and energy, but that’s exactly what makes such gifts charming and special. While you can easily order something online or go out and buy a present (which we are sure the recipient will love), DIY gifts just have that extra thing that make them way more meaningful. That’s why we’ve collected a list of our favorite DIY Christmas gifts you can make your friends and family this year. You can find something for everyone and there is something for every skill level. You don’t need to be extra crafty to make most of these DIY presents.
There is nothing more special than receiving a homemade gift for Christmas
DIY gifts just have that extra thing that make them way more meaningful
DIY gifts are not only a thoughtful way to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, they are also a great idea if you are trying to stick to a budget during the holiday season. And let’s not forget that they are super fun to make as well! So, let’s see what you can craft this Christmas season.
DIY gifts are a thoughtful way to show your loved ones how much they mean to you
#Cookie Cutter Wreath
If the receiver of your gift enjoys decorating their house during the holiday season, then this DIY is a great choice. And if they are a baker, then that’s a bonus! This cookie cutter wreath is adorable, budget-friendly and can be made super easily. All you need is different shaped cookie cutters which you will arrange in a circular shape. Then, once you’ve placed them in the order/pattern you like, secure them onto one another with two-part epoxy. Finally, add a pretty bow.
This cookie cutter wreath is adorable, budget-friendly and can be made super easily
There is nothing more delicious than homemade food. And it’s also a great idea for a homemade Christmas present. While the food that’s gifted most during this holiday season is cookies, we have a better and more creative proposal. Citrus season is in, so why not make some homemade citrus, ginger marmalade. Your friends and family will be munching on this yummy marmalade into the new year.
Get the tutorial at Country Living.
There is nothing more delicious than homemade food
If you like to knit, then this is a great idea. You can gift a super thoughtful (keep the receiver warm) and personal (make it to their taste) present in the form of hand-knitted mittens. Just pick a color you know the person will like, get some inspiration and start knitting.
Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.
You can gift a super thoughtful and personal present in the form of hand-knitted mittens
In need of some inspiration for a tea lover? Then this is exactly what you are looking for. This two in one tea and spa experience is a super easy and creative DIY, that is a great gift to pamper your person with. You can make your very own bath soak with a mix of layers of essential oils, Epsom salt and dried flowers.
Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin and a Princess.
This two in one tea and spa experience is a super easy and creative DIY
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#Felt Dog Ornament
Anyone who has a pet they adore will love this super sweet DIY ornament. You can handcraft the ornament to look exactly like their pet, which brings extra sentimental value. This DIY is super easy and can even be done with children.
Get the tutorial at Oh Yay Studio.
Anyone who has a pet they adore will love this super sweet DIY ornament
@Oh Yay Studio
#Citrus Sugar Scrub
This three-ingredient scrub is sure to make your receiver’s body feel nice and nourished all winter long. All you need is some sugar, coconut oil, and some fresh orange zest. That’s as simple as it gets! If your person likes to pamper themselves or enjoys skincare, then they will absolutely fall in love with this fresh scrub.
Get the tutorial at Alice and Lois.
This three-ingredient scrub is sure to make your receiver’s body feel nice and nourished
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#Punch Needle Embroidery Pillow
A festive throw pillow is a great way to bring in some holiday spirit to your receiver’s life. However, making it yourself will bring extra charm and sentimental value. Plus, it’s also a great idea if you enjoy practical gifts, as they can actually use – both as decoration or to lay on. And if you are interested in the art form of punch needling, but haven’t tried it yet, this little pillow is a great place to start.
Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
A festive throw pillow is a great way to bring in some holiday spirit to your receiver’s life
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Children seem to be fascinated with slime. While it can sometimes create a mess, kids love to play with it. So, why not make a Christmas themed slime this year for your little one? Just take a mason jar and create a Santa outfit for it with some black ribbon, glitter foam and some black buttons. Then all that’s left is to make some red slime and fill up the Santa slime jar.
Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas For Kids.
Just take a mason jar and create a Santa outfit for it and fill it with red slime
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If you are sick and tired of gifting cookbooks, then you can spice it up a bit this year. Instead, you can give your chef friend or family member a box where they can keep their favorite recipes (which can be of their own creation). Create a beautiful recipe box with some scrapbook paper, stickers, effort, and imagination.
Get the tutorial at Sweet Tea and Saving Grace Blog.
You can give your chef friend or family member a box where they can keep their favorite recipes
@Sweet Tea and Saving Grace Blog
A gift withing a gift. Another super practical and cute gift. This mini yarn bowl is quite simple to make, and you can add some nice holiday treats in it, trinkets or other goodies. Then, once the receiver has used what’s inside the basket, they can still use it for a different purpose!
Get the tutorial at Club Crafted.
This mini yarn bowl is quite simple to make, and you can add some nice holiday treats in it
If you like to get crafty, then you will love this homemade soap idea. Infused with essential oils and fresh herbs, you can make a medley of natural soaps of your and your receiver’s liking. Make a yummy coconut soap, or go for a more citrus smell with some grapefruit. Either way whoever you give this soap to will love it!
Get the tutorial at A House in the Hill.
If you like to get crafty, then you will love this homemade soap idea
@A House in the Hill
#Christmas Tea Tree
You don’t have to spend a fortune to make a beautiful, original and useful gift and this Christmas tea tree is the proof. This picture worthy gift is super easy to make and will make any tea lover’s holiday.
Get the tutorial at Thirsty For Tea.
This picture worthy gift is super easy to make and is a great choice for a tea lover
@Thirsty For Tea
These were our favorite easy DIY Christmas gifts you can make your friends and family this holiday season. We hope you found this article useful. Now roll up your sleeves, and let’s start crafting.
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