Why bother with DIY Christmas gifts, you ask? Because Christmas presents just mean so much more when they’re homemade, that’s why. Your friends and family know you had to spend a little more time on them, and that thoughtfulness is always appreciated (especially if the gifts happen to involve Christmas cookies!).
Enter our list of the ultimate, most creative DIY Christmas gifts around. They work perfectly as gifts for Mom, gifts for husbands, for friends, for kids, for neighbors, and everyone in between. Whether you use them as fun stocking stuffers or easy-to-make hostess gifts, we have a gift for everyone on your list.
And yes, we’ve even got you covered when it comes to finding the perfect DIY Christmas gifts for your boyfriend. How will he be able to resist a sweet cross-stitched truck or a handmade mason jar coaster?
We’ve also rounded up a few out-of-this-world delicious DIY Christmas food gifts, like homemade Christmas desserts that’ll leave your recipient craving more and a set of flavored salts that even the more sophisticated foodies will appreciate. Short on time this year?
We can help you out with that too! Cute crocheted cozies, DIY stovetop potpourri, and a “Christmas tea tree” are just a few of the ideas on our list that take minimal effort—but still allow you to claim DIY status.
Everything — Christmas gifts, especially — mean more to your family and friends when they come straight from the heart. While you can find personalized and unique gift options from stores like Amazon and Etsy, there’s nothing that tops the sentiment behind a gift that’s truly a labor of love (and crafting skills). Cross everyone off your shopping list this season without even battling the crowds at the mall by making these homemade Christmas gifts.
Even if you’re lacking in the crafting department, these step-by-step tutorials show you the easiest, Pinterest-approved ways to DIY candles, gift baskets, and more for your mom, dad, coworkers, kids, and everyone in between.
Several of these handmade ideas even call for items you already have stashed in your house, which means you won’t have to shell out a ton of money (or worse, make a million trips to the craft store) to complete these DIYs. And since we know that last-minute shoppers still want to put some heart into the presents that they give, we included a few ideas that can be completed as late as Christmas morning.
I know it’s early to be thinking about Christmas, but I love giving homemade gifts, and those require a bit of planning ahead. Luckily, these DIY gifts are easy to make and won’t take much of your time, plus friends, family, grandparents, and teachers are sure the love them. Now, a few of these ideas might take longer than 15 minutes to make just one, but if you make them in batches you’ll end up averaging about 15 minutes per gift. Enjoy!
25 DIY Christmas gifts you can make in 15 minutes or less! Get started early this year on your homemade Christmas gifts with these fast and easy ideas.
DIY Christmas gifts seem to have a bad rap. Unless they are crafted by your five-year-old daughter, they can easily end up in the “Oh, thanks, you really shouldn’t have” category. But it need not be so.
DIY gift-giving has come along way from the days of clay ashtrays and coat hanger tie racks. Now, DIY Christmas gifts are the number one way to show people how much you love and appreciate them.
Looking for a unique gift that won’t break the bank but is sure to get a smile? This year, skip the same-old, store bought stocking stuffers and spread some holiday cheer with a homemade gift your friends and family will love.
From projects that take just a hot minute with a glue gun to soaps and warm-smelling, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite DIY holiday gift ideas from around the web. And, yes, we promise they are easier to pull off than they look! Ready to get started? Grab your hot glue gun and a little bit of creativity, because you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.