10 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas
I love Christmas time!
And I absolutely love giving gifts! Of course my favorite ones are always homemade. This is my favorite time of year to put my crafting skills to use. I always make all my “stocking stuffer” gifts and go to the dollar tree to get a stocking to put them all in. I feel like it adds that personal touch to every Christmas.
Pinterest is my go to for ideas, and this year I wanted to share my Christmas to-do list with you all. Some of these I have made in the past and are great repeat gifts. Some of them are new ideas I plan on adding to the Christmas festivities this year. The even better part about all of these ideas is that they are super cheap and extremely simple to make! I included the original link to every idea so all you have to do is click the image.
1. Hot cocoa in a mason jar/ornament
I’ve done ornaments in the past and plan on doing them again this year. This year I am also going to add the “adult” version this year in mason jars with a bottle of baileys attached. Everyone loves hot cocoa so this gift always gets used and you can do it again the next year.
2. Snowman poop
I came across this super cute idea this year! All it takes is a container of tic-tacs, a piece of felt for the outside, a ribbon around it, and a label for the inside. How cute and simple is that! This is a great one for kids that I’m sure the adults will get a kick out of too!
3. Cinnamon stick candles
I’m not sure about your family but mine absolutely loves candles! We always end up getting holiday candles for someone as a christmas gift, but this year I’m going to make my own. You can use a unscented candle to get a pure cinnamon smell but I am going to use a vanilla scented candle to add a little more to this idea. I plan on using a drop or two of hot glue to make sure the cinnamon sticks don’t go anywhere as well. Add a cute twine bow around the outside and you’re done! All you coffee lovers could use coffee beans as well, they would just have to be glued to the outside.
4. Rice hand warmers
I love this one! My husband hunts and alway takes those disposable hand warmers with him. Not any more after I make some of these! The best thing is you can use any pattern or shape you want. Of course I will make the hubby some in camo but I will probably do something cute like these hearts for the ladies. You can even make these out of one of those cute $3 christmas blankets that are everywhere this time of year! (this link includes a printable for those adorable tags you see in the image above!)
5. Banana bread in a jar
This one is a new idea this year. I’ve always considered giving cookies and such as Christmas gifts but that just seems so unoriginal and to be honest I’m not a master baker. The cute presentation of this one has me wanting to try it though! I plan on doing a trial run in a couple of weeks and then making fresh banana bread on Christmas eve to give to everyone! A cute Christmas tag sticker on the lid will top it off perfect! (click on the image to get the recipe!)
6. Make your own picture frame
I have been trying to find an idea to get rid of all out wood scraps for a while and I came across this one just in time. I guess it’s more of a picture display than a picture frame. A scrap of wood, a metal clip to hold your picture, and you can decorate it however you want! These would be super cute personalized with some craft store initials or a name. Get creative!! It’s also a great way to give family recent pictures of your little ones. (P.S. this is one of my all time favorite sites for DIY projects! so make sure you click the image and take a look around on the site!)
7. Cake in a mug
I have done these in the past as well. My mom loves satisfying her sweet tooth with a single serving of fresh hot brownie so having the recipe handy on the mug is perfect! You can find tons of “mug” recipes on pinterest, from coffee cake to brownies to chocolate chip cookies. Just use a sharpie to write in your recipe and bake it for 30 minutes to make it stick. You could even go above and beyond by adding your dry ingredients in a little goodie bag in the mug. (the link to this picture is no longer available so I don’t have one to add)
8. Homemade peppermint patties
Mmmmm! Peppermint patties are one of my favorite candies! They are super simple to make at home too! Theses would be a great little something to give to coworkers or friends you don’t really buy big gifts to as well. Can’t wait to see how they turn out! It will definitely take some self control not to eat too many myself!
9. Favorite things
One of my clients actually told me about this one. This is also a great work or friends gift. Just pick a few of your favorite things to share. Weather it be your favorite chapstick, candy, lotion, candle or whatever! It couldn’t get much more simple or cute. This adorable label tops it off. Click the image for the awesome printable(they even have it in different colors!).
I have made this one before, a few times actually! Most of the men in my family are beer drinkers, so this is one I know will be appreciated and used. All you need is a 6 pack, brown pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and red poms for the noses. They don’t take very long to put together and are a cute way to give a case of beer for Christmas. You could even turn a bottle of liquor or wine into a reindeer if you don’t have a beer drinker to give to. Root beer or other non-alcoholic drinks work great too!
So have you made your list yet?
I know some of these aren’t exactly stocking stuffers but they are all simple, cheap(and not to mention adorable!) homemade gifts to give! These gifts are sure to put a smile on someone’s face and let them know how much you care with a hand made gift. That’s what to season is about after all, showing love to everyone! I hope I gave you guys some ideas or at least got the creative juices flowing! Enjoy crafting for Christmas! Let me know if you have any awesome ideas as well!