22 DIY Holiday Gift Ideas
Now that we got that out of the way, here are some great homemade gift ideas to try. They range from small, inexpensive gifts for your parents and others in your life, to larger, more time-intensive ideas for close friends and family members.
Food Gifts. Of course, some of the jar gifts involve food. But here are some other great DIY food gifts – especially for the foodies in your life. Homemade cookies are always a great option for easy gifting. You could also try some DIY cooking ingredients, like homemade bacon salt, flavored oils or evenhomemade coffee syrups.
You could put together spice kits, or even make your own delicious Herbes de Provence. Got a movie lover in your life? Put together a package of DIY popcorn seasonings, popcorn and a movie. For the foodie who prefers fresh ingredients, try this herb terrarium centerpiece – it’s gorgeous and useful at the same time. Finally, please the wine lover in your life with this simple packet of mulled wine spices.
Sewing Gifts. If you’ve got access to a sewing machine and some basic sewing skills, these gifts might be for you. These adorable pajama eaters are a little complex, since they involve a zipper, but they’re a creative gift for kids (and moms who don’t want to wash a different pair of PJs for every day of the week!).
DIY microwaveable heating bags are a no-brainer of a project for teachers, mail delivery people and others for whom you just want a small, quick-to-make gift. Your kids could even help decorate them. (For a bigger gift, stick two of these in a large jar for a winter survival kit!).
Photo Gifts. For parents, grandparents and even kids, you can’t go wrong with photo gifts. Plenty of websites let you put together semi-DIY photo gifts that the company prints and then sends to you. These are really simple ways to make calendars, photo albums and more.
But you can turn your own photos into great gifts, too. This puzzle photo gift is great for little kids and adults alike. Or try these beautiful photo votives to light memories with a candle glow. This photo holderlets the recipient choose which pictures to display. And this photo jewelry would make a gorgeous gift for any mom or grandma.
But remember, regardless what’s under the wrapping paper, the people in your life will appreciate the time and effort you put into making them a personal gift. And during this season of giving, it’s the thought that matters.