Holiday shopping can be fun, or it can be a chore. In my opinion it becomes a chore when we’re not quite sure what to get the people in our lives, and we want to make sure the gift is just right and they know we were thinking of them when we got it. If that’s the case, then aren’t DIY Gifts some of the best gifts you can give?
You put your heart into something, and that time and energy really shows when Christmas comes and your sister opens the gift that is totally “her.” This can be hard to pull off, even after spending hours and hours online shopping.
So, I’ve rounded up 25 awesome DIY gifts to make this year that’ll show people you really care. Not to mention, you can save some of your hard-earned cash by making your own gifts this year.
Easy to Make DIY Christmas Gifts
I’ve curated this list to include gifts that are as easy as they are fun and beautiful. With all of the things to do around the holidays, not to mention day-to-day life, the last thing you’ll want to do is start some overly complicated project. To get the full project details click on the text just below each image. Enjoy!
Some items you may need to get started:
#1 Christmas Simmering Pot Potpurri
This is such a fun gift idea because it’s beautiful and you can make a batch of them a time, meaning you can knock out a group of people on your list quickly and in style.
#2 Mint Sugar Scrub
This is one that you’ll probably want to make extra of, since it’s so good you’ll want to have some for yourself as well! Nothing says luxury and pampering like a yummy smelling body scrub, and this one will transport you to a day at the spa…
#3 Christmas Cookie Container
This one is for all of the cookie lovers in your life, they won’t be disappointed! Fill it with their favorite cookies and decorate in your own style. Easy peasy!
The ribbon really makes a statement on this project, so choose wisely! Here are some of my favorite holiday ribbons.
#4 Splatter Planter
I LOVE this one since it is oh-so-festive and yet pretty enough to have around the house year-round. And, it’s so easy you could do it in about 20 min, and it’s one of those gifts that everyone would love to get.
You could use any planter for this project, but I do love these speckled pots you can find here.
#5 Hot Chocolate Bombs
Here’s another food DIY gift idea that will surprise and delight whoever is lucky enough to get one. Everyone loves hot chocolate, but make it an extra special drink with these super fun “bombs” that fill a mug with delicious chocolate and marshmallows.
I highly recommend using a high quality chocolate for this project, and mini marshmallows will fit into the bombs the best. Use a high quality mold to create the perfect circles, and you’ll be all set!
#6 Hot Cocoa Kit
Ok, another gift for the chocolate lovers! Hot chocolate is the epitome of winter time, and there’s nothing as cozy as a complete kit to create the perfect moment.
I found a super cute mug that would go perfectly with the DIY Hot Cocoa Kit above, you can find it here.
#7 Glowing Photo Luminaries
Photo gifts are some of my favorite gifts to give and receive; they are personal and timely and can become family heirlooms. This project is beautiful and sure to be a hit.
#8 Resin Gingham Christmas Tray
This one is a bit more involved than some of the others, but makes a very cool gift and one you can personalize to suit anyone’s taste.
#9 Aztec Chocolate Granola Bark
Here’s another food gift (because everyone loves them!). This granola bark is crunch and delicious and healthy enough to not make you, or your gift recipient, feel guilty. A win-win!
#10 Personalized Candles
This gift is just so so good – what better way to warm the heart than with photos of family and friends aglow with the light of a candle? Nothing, really.
#11 Homemade Soup Mix in a Jar
Because gifting food never gets old, we love this delicious and easy, not to mention colorful, gift that is the perfect way to say you care. With so many ways to add variety between colors and types of ingredients, this is one you can really have a lot of fun with.
#12 Hand Stamped Wooden Utensils
I love gifts that can be used everyday, and especially when they have some sort of personalization. This gift has both, so it’s bound to be a cherished item for that special someone on your list.
Here is one of my favorite wooden spoon sets, perfect for this project and everyday.
#13 Pumpkin Spice Soap
The fall harvest may have ended by the time gifting season comes around, but that doesn’t mean that gifts with pumpkins and the like aren’t totally appropriate and desired; think warm and cozy and a harvest to be enjoyed all winter long.
#14 Wood Stick Hanging Frame
Art work can be very personal, but if you know someone well then you should be able to come up with either a quote or some sort of image that you know will make them smile. Complete it with a wood stick frame and voila, you’ve created the perfect gift.
#15 Homemade Hand Soaps
I know, I know, here’s another soap gift. But hey, what other gift does someone actually use every day and can be appreciated as much as a cute, sweet-smelling soap? Not many, in my opinion!
#16 Macrame Coasters
This project may require a little more ambition than the rest, but I promise, it’s a show-stopper. Impress your friends with these beautiful, artisan quality coasters and then pour some more wine!
#17 Faux Ceramic Animal Bookends
This gift is so fun, just pick the gift recipient’s favorite animal, cut it in half (the sad and hard part!), pick out your favorite wood and get to work. You will have an impressive and personalized gift in no time!
#18 Resin Letter Keychain
Everyone has a first letter in their name, which means everyone could use resin letter keychain just for them. I want one in every color!
#19 Embellished Slippers
Nothing says love like soft and cozy slippers, and even more special are slippers with embellishment. This project will have you making your giftee sitting pretty in no time.
#20 Clipboard Frames
Photo gifts make the most treasured gifts, and this project is so easy you might just one to gift it to everyone…we won’t blame you!
#21 Celebrity Crush Dolls
These dolls are so so fun! And, you don’t have to use pics of celebrities, you could even use photos of family or friends for a totally personalized gift, not to mention heirloom to be passed down! Here is some great thread to use for this project.
#22 Gingerbread Fudge
Food again – but this time a super special recipe that will impress even the hardest-to-shop-for person on your list. Fudge is that super special treat that you can only find so often, so to get it as a gift, especially when it looks this pretty, is very special. Enjoy, and maybe send some my way!
#23 Pine Scented Candles
I love gifting candles just as much as I like using them in my home. There is a magic to candles, especially in the winter, that makes the home cozy and warm. These ones are especially pretty with the green and white stripes, and smell amazing too.
#24 Fabric Covered Christmas Tree Ornaments
These are oh-so-sweet and very easy. Use your favorite fabric and create a sweet gift for the homemaker in your life.
#25 Agate Coasters
These coasters are as pretty as they are easy. Create the Agate version shown here, or any stone that you love.
So, now that you’ve got a full list of Easy DIY Christmas Gifts, which ones will you make?? I know where I’m starting…hint, it’s in the kitchen ; ) Happy DIY’ing!