Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re scrambling to get your gifts together, don’t worry—we have over 50 easy DIY gift ideas to share with you today!
If a DIY doesn’t sound like your thing, Elsie put together a big gift guide with plenty of options for everyone on your list.
OK, back to homemade gift ideas. All of these (over 50!) DIYs have one thing in common— they are easy to make. Keep scrolling for all the goods!
These salt dough photo frame ornaments would make a special gift for a family member or friend. Salt dough is so nostalgic!
More gift ideas made with salt dough:
A jar of whipped peppermint hand scrub is perfect during the cold winter months. This scrub is made with essential oils and smells amazing.
Who wouldn’t love a homemade body scrub? This guide has everything you need to make any kind at home.
More natural body scrub gift ideas:
- Citrus Mint Foot Scrub
- Lavender Sugar Cube Scrub (perfect if you don’t have a bathtub)
- Cinnamon Spice Sugar Scrub
- Vanilla Latte Coffee Scrub
- Grapefruit Lemonade Lip Scrub
Did you know that you can make a soap dispenser from a vase? This is a cute and useful gift that will be used everyday!
A marbled utensil holder? Oh, yes. It’s a really easy DIY that anyone can do using contact paper.
More Kitchen-Related Gift Ideas:
Have a loved one or friend who likes unique jewelry? You could make them a pair of rainbow seed bead earrings or a pair of fruit-shaped earrings using the same kind of beads.
Gift Wrapping Tips:
We love using scraps from craft projects and leftover fabric to wrap gifts.
Have an odd-shaped gift to wrap? Here are several ways to wrap them without using a gift bag.
Other ways to wrap gifts:
- 4 Ways to Wrap a Wine Bottle
- How to Make a Gift Bag Out of Wrapping Paper
- Creative Ways to Wrap a Gift Card
You only need a few supplies to make this cozy beaded beanie or a pom pom beanie (made from an old sweater!)
This cherry pie potholder is “as sweet as it gets.” We have a bunch of potholder and oven mitt DIYs on the blog, like:
A batch of fizzy cold and flu shower bombs or peppermint and eucalyptus shower melts are a must-have this time of year.
We love giving ornaments as gifts, and we have so many cute ideas in our archives, like this amethyst geode ornament and boba tea ornament.
More DIY ornament gift ideas:
Speaking of sparkly things (like geode ornaments), this glitter letter keychain would make be a fun stocking stuffer.
You could even make a set of acrylic glitter coasters using a similar tutorial.
Every plant lover deserves a cute brass ring hanging planter or a clay petal planter. We love those rainbow colors!
More DIY Planter Ideas:
- Easy Fabric Planter DIY
- DIY Mid-Century Planter
- 5 Easy DIY Glass Planters
- Make Your Own Gradient Planter
It’s hard to believe these marbled clay earrings and daisy earrings are handmade. Love them!
You can’t go wrong with an adorable (no-sew) baby headband or wooden ring crinkle teether.
More Kiddo-Related Ideas:
These homemade bath bombs are one of our most popular DIYs ever! Everyone deserves a little spa time at home, don’t you think?
More DIY bath bomb recipes:
You could make a stylish gift like this macrame handbag, a vintage-inspired stitched floral purse, or a set of statement hair clips.
More accessories that make great gifts:
- Fabric Tassel Bag DIY
- DIY Bow Scrunchie
- Beaded Beanie DIY
- Braided Velvet Headband (no sewing required!)
We love spa-related gifts like Elsie’s homemade pillow spray and homemade body oil for dry skin. It’s so soothing!
Homemade potpourri is an easy gift to put together, and you can easily make several jars at a time.
Instead of gifting an ornament this year, you could make a house Christmas tree topper like Emma did here (using recycled boxes).
You could make a cactus-shaped pincushion or a cute soft pretzel pincushion for anyone who loves to sew.
Speaking of sewing, these reusable sandwich and snack bags are perfect for kids or teachers.
Clay ring dishes are perfect to hold jewelry or a set of keys, and we have a couple options to pick from!
- Palm Leaf Ring Dish
- Marbled Clay Ring Dishes (one of our most popular posts!)
- Gold Stamped Ring Dish
Instead of a ring dish, you could make a speckled clay ring tower like this.
Homemade soap is always a good gift idea! We have a bunch of options to choose from:
We’ve mentioned essential oil-based gifts a few times, and these DIY wool dryer balls are great gifts/stocking stuffers for practically anyone.
You could also use tiny wool balls and essential oils to make a clip-on car diffuser (or two!).
You could print a special photo and put it inside a simple DIY wooden circle frame or a magnetic glitter photo frame for a fridge. So cute!
More gift ideas using photos:
- Wooden Ball Photo Holder DIY (only takes 5 minutes!)
- DIY Photo Glitter Globes
- Emma’s Christmas Card Ideas
These library card bookmarks are perfect for any book lover. We included the templates, so all you have to do is print, cut, and laminate them!
Stockings take a little more time to make, but they are extra special gifts. Here are some of our favorites:
You could make this adorable “press for champagne” art print and pair it with a bottle of bubbly.
Looking for more DIY gift ideas for someone who loves to cook or bake?
- Easy Marble Utensil Holder DIY
- Embroidered Kitchen Towel (no-sew)
- Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover
- How to Sew a Half Apron
OK, let’s talk about treats. Homemade desserts make amazing gifts any time of year but here are a few of favorite dessert ideas:
Dark chocolate almond brittle. You could hand this out to multiple friends—simply put the brittle in bags wrapped with ribbon.
Three-ingredient fudge. Enough said!
Use our go-to sugar cookie recipe with homemade royal icing and let the decorating begin!
Chocolate Oreo truffles are decadent, addictive, and REALLY easy to make. Honestly, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make them this year!
And if you’re shipping cookies this year, here are some tips to get them to their destination safe and sound.
If you’re in a pinch, check out our last-minute gifts for everyone on your list. xo, The ABM Team
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Can’t wait to try all of these!
There are so many cute ideas on this post. I can’t wait to try some of them!
Wauww! Lots of wonderful ideas!
Thanks and enjoy your day!
This question is about your Twig and Pom Pom Starburst wreath- I can’t wait to make this adorable and rustic wreath! I’ve been gathering twigs and have bought the yarn. I’m going to have a friend cut the wood for me. What is the diameter of the hole I should tell him to cut? Thank you soooooo much! I’m so excited to get started!!
Hi Renee! It really just depends on how big you want the wreath to be, so we didn’t give exact measurements in the post.
There are some fabulous handmade things here 🙂
The food wins for me every time! 😀
Debs @ https://tiger-mint.com
I make the sugar cookie recipe you posted years ago every year for goodie bags for friends for Christmas! The chocolate ones area big hit!
The peppermint hand scrub sounds divine! So perfect for Christmas! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
I’m so glad I found this post! Some really great ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂