Every year, Christmas seems to sneak up on us faster and faster. And every year, somehow I end up scrambling to find the perfect stocking stuffers for my friends and family. But alas, more often than not, my budget is almost as low as the temperature outside. After a few sad attempts at handing out gift cards or cards that promised gifts after my next paycheck, last year a light bulb finally dinged over my head. Eureka! I could make DIY Gifts!
For other fellow broke—err, I mean budget conscious—friends in the world, handmade Christmas gifts are the perfect way to show your thoughtful appreciation for your loved ones. I’ve found that the gifts I made for my family members flattered them even more than expensive store-bought gifts because they knew that time and effort were put into the presents. The first DIY stocking stuffer I made was a cellphone holder for my mom five years ago. She said that it was the perfect gift for her needs (she always lost her phone) and it made her laugh every time she saw it (the crooked shape of it was not exactly intentional). Maybe this year I’ll replace it with a DIY Phone Case instead.
Making homemade gifts doesn’t mean you’re limited to knitting scarves. I was kindly informed by my dad that while he appreciated homemade scarves, his closet was drowning in them. Point taken. These DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from DIYideacenter will give you plenty of options to choose from this year. Your loved ones will get a pleasant surprise from any of these crafts, and you’ll be proud to hand out these gifts on Christmas morning.
Homemade Beauty Products
These DIY beauty products are perfect for any beauty junkie. Making him or her a homemade gift will guarantee you aren’t giving them something they already bought. You can even customize the product so it smells like your friend’s favorite scent.
- Peppermint Bath Bomb Recipe
- DIY Customizable Perfume
- Mini DIY Spa Day Kit
- Snowflake Lotion Bar Recipe
- Easy Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe
- DIY Gingerbread Body Butter Recipe
DIY Home Decor
These DIY gifts are winter-themed crafts that will brighten up any home. This is especially useful if your friend is in need of a housewarming gift. They’re easy to make too, so even if you don’t feel confident in your craft skills, you can still accomplish these!
- DIY Cute Chevron Candles
- Wooden DIY Coasters
- Wine Bottle DIY Candles
- Teacup DIY Soy Candle
- Waterless Homemade Snow Globe
As you can probably guess from the title, there is a part 2 to this DIY Christmas gift series (hooray!). Look forward to learning how to make gifts for fashionistas and couch-lovers.
What DIY gifts have you made in the past?