Looking to make some handmade DIY Christmas gifts this year? Me too! DIY gifts are the perfect option to have ready for neighbours or friends who are visiting and as a way to give thoughtful presents that are also cost effective!
Making your own Christmas gifts is also a wonderful tradition to start and something you can look forward to doing every year. I don’t know about you, but I also love receiving handmade gifts. There’s something really special when you know someone made a gift just for you.
So, let’s get some DIY Christmas Gift creation going!
DIY Christmas Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love
1. Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Bark
You can never go wrong with sweet food gifts over the holidays! This bark is the perfect flavour combination with sweet and salty melt in your mouth goodness.
Get the recipe at Lemons and Zest
2. Holiday Sugar Scrubs in a Jar
These are beautiful and the perfect gift if you’re not sure what to get someone, or if you know someone loves to pamper themselves. These come with lovely labels you can print too!
Get the full directions at No Compass Necessary.
3. DIY Botanical Drawer Sachets
I absolutely love these! They are perfect as stocking stuffers and you can make quite a few in advance to have on hand in case anyone drops in.
Get the ingredients and directions at The Good Life with Amy French.
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4. Homemade Vanilla
Have a friend who loves to bake or appreciates high-quality ingredients? This homemade vanilla straight from the pod is perfect and you can make a few bottles for yourself too!
Get the recipe at Hey There Bliss.
5. Photo Gift – Canvas Prints, Calendars & More
If you’re like me and have lots of photos on your phone, make a gift out of them! I made a beautiful canvas print of our family which looks gorgeous on our wall. Creating photo calendars and other cool photo gifts is also ideal for close family members. Some discounts for you…
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6. Candy Sled
This is the perfect DIY Christmas gift to get your kids involved in making. This candy sled can be added on top of another gift as decoration or is perfect all on its own.
Get the directions at Mama Writes Reviews.
7. Upcycled Christmas Ornaments
Handmade Christmas ornaments are a perfect tradition to get the kids involved in every year. Here are 5 ornaments upcycled from other materials you probably have in your home.
Get the directions at Ever Change Productions.
8. DIY Christmas Ornaments – Made from Christmas Cards
I love repurposing Christmas cards from past years and this is the perfect DIY to do that. These ornaments are so pretty and are great for kids or yourself to make for your loved ones. These are also way easier than they look!
Get the full directions at Teaspoon of Nose.
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9. Homemade Bible Verse Ornaments
Meaningful and creative ornaments you can make for your tree or as a gift. They are ideal if you practice calligraphy or brush lettering.
Get your materials list and directions at Lean and Green Frugal Living.
10. DIY Bracelets
This gift idea is unique as the idea is for the receiver of the gift to make it. Such pretty beads and perfect for teens to make for their friends.
Get more details at Bracelet Bash.
11. Nativity Christmas Story Trail Mix
Know a wine or bubbly lover? This is a fun gift to give alongside their favourite bottle. You can put your calligraphy letters to the test too.
Get the directions at A Hundred Affections
12. Easy DIY Colour Me In Pillow
Calling all sewers, this is for you! A perfect DIY gift to give to a child. You make the pillow and provide them with the markers. The rest is up to them!
Full directions and materials at The Little Bird Designs.
Now for some DIY gift wrapping solutions…
13. DIY Christmas Gift Card Boxes
These are perfect gift boxes to make for those little gifts like money, gift cards, jewellery, etc. These Christmas gift card boxes are pretty simple to make too and a great way to use beautiful cards you’ve received from past Christmas’s.
Full directions at Shifting Roots.
14. Reusable Fabric Gift Sacks
These beautiful, high-quality gift sacks are an eco-friendly alternative to regular gift wrap and perfect to use over and over (you’ll just need to sneak the gift sacks back afterwards)!
Detailed directions and materials list at Love Our Real Life.
15. Christmas Candy Cane Lip Blam with Printable Card
I would love to receive this as a gift!! It’s perfect for so many people and extremely affordable to make.
Full directions at DIY Beauty Base.
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Will you be trying some DIY Christmas gifts this year? If yes, tell me what you’ll be making in the comments below…
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