It’s the thought that counts.
That holds true sometimes. It doesn’t hold true when you’re giving away $10 gift cards to CVS, though.
It does count when you’re giving someone something that they can tell obviously took time and required a little bit of money.
It’s a fine line and we spent the time hunting down the right DIY Christmas gifts to go on the right side of the line.
11 Easy to Make DIY Christmas Presents
These gifts do require a little bit of work on your end but that’s what makes them so special. Whoever is lucky enough to get these gifts will definitely appreciate them.
Heck, you can start a factory line in your living room and pump out a couple of these and be done over the weekend!
1. Easy Peppermint Foot Scrub
Image credit & tutorial found at Suburban Simplicity.
Nobody is going to reject a foot scrub.
Absolutely nobody is going to reject a peppermint one.
Everybody loves foot scrubs.
Everybody loves peppermint.
Put those things together and you have a magical gift.
Also it’s a nice touch if you can add a pretty label to it.
2. Cozy Slippers Gift Idea
Image credit & tutorial found at Pretty Providence.
It gets cold in the Winter, you know this.
I used to not mind cold days because I had heat and a carpet. Now that I have hardwood floors I didn’t really understand how cold it was in December!
I have to wear slippers around the house to make sure I don’t get frostbite so I might gift myself these cozy slippers.
3. Easy DIY Burlap Treat Bags
Image credit & tutorial found at A Homemade Living.
There’s just something about burlap that makes you think “wow, they put some work into this.”
What’s beautiful about this gift is that you get to decide what to put into it. Combine it with some of the other gifts on this list and this might go down as the greatest holiday season ever.
4. DIY Terrarium Gift Kit
Image credit & tutorial found at Wit & Whistle.
Whenever someone sees my terrariums they ask how I made them. While they aren’t that hard to make they do require supplies and let’s be honest, most people don’t want to go hunting for the supplies.
You can save them a lot of time but putting all of the supplies they need in a jar and leave the creation of the terrarium up to them.
This might be my favorite gift on the list.
5. Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Quick Bread Mix Jar
Image credit & tutorial found at Sunset.
Quick bread is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a quick way to make bread and this jar is awesome in the fact that it provides you with all of the ingredients that you need.
Some people might not even bother making the quick bread due to the fact that the ingredients look so beautiful put together in a jar.
Makes me want to go out and find other items like this.
6. Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar
Image credit & tutorial found at Like Mother, Like Daughter.
Well look it here! I found one already.
This is similar to the quick bread jar above but this one is for hot chocolate. Now that I think about it, it would be great to give both of these gifts to someone.
They can make the bread and the hot chocolate and sit by the fireplace thinking about how wonderful of a person you are for creating such awesome gifts.
7. Tea Cup Candle
Image credit & tutorial found at Country Living.
So far it seems like everything on this list is something that people can’t reject.
Candles are no different.
Nobody is going to turn away a great smelling candle! Put it in a nice tea cup and you have something unique that people will cherish for years.
8. Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix Baggies
Image credit & tutorial found at Wholefully.
People are going to get suspicious and think that all you want them to do is cook for you when you give them another ingredient mixer.
While this one isn’t as stunning as the ingredient jars above, it doesn’t mean it’s less awesome.
People love muffins but never think about making them. With this gift, they have no excuses!
9. Snow Globe Cookie Jar
Image credit & tutorial found at Country Living.
My favorite gift on this list due to its uniqueness.
It requires a bit more work than the others by wow does it have visual impact.
10. DIY Mint Sugar Scrub
Image credit & tutorial found at Love Grows Wild.
If you’re going to give someone the foot scrub you might as well combine it with this sugar scrub.
Sugar + Mint + Healthy Skin = Win Win Win.
11. DIY Handwarmers
Image credit & tutorial found at Rae Ann Kelly.
I won’t even go into detail about these. They are cute, adorable, precious, and something that everybody needs in their life.
DIY Never Looked So Good
When people think of DIY gifts they often think of something a kid makes in 1st grade but with the right creativity you can really create some stunning gifts like the ones above.
Do you have a favorite DIY gift that you like to make? Let us know about it.
Also, you’re going to need wrapping paper for these gifts so why not check out these 5 DIY wrapping paper ideas.