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It’s gift giving season and today we have DIY Christmas Gifts Ideas just for you!

Clearly, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Have you started to listen to Christmas music yet?

I did while running errands today and it made my day SO much more ENJOYABLE!

If you’re like me you are looking for ways to make your dollar go a little further.

That means looking for creative DIY Christmas gifts. 

We’ve been scouring Instagram looking for clever and doable gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.

We have 35+ ideas that can be made quickly for coworkers, neighbors, kids, friends, mom and dad too.

And if you’re looking for a simple and creative holiday gift idea that is sure to delight your neighbors this Christmas?

Look no further than this delicious and homemade Christmas gift idea, featuring a tasty treat that is perfect for sharing with friends and family during the holiday season.

This simple gift idea is sure to be a hit with your neighbors this Christmas season! 

Also check out this amazing Christmas decor dupe using toilet paper rolls!

You won’t believe the transformation.

In addition, you’ll want to check out what our talented Instagram friends have to share. 

Creative DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for the Home

DIY Christmas gift, woman holding a handmade live topiary.

Do you or a friend have a green thumb?

Emily from Dossier blog shares how to create this lovely heart topiary.

It is an easy DIY Christmas gift idea.

The perfect gift for the plant lover!

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas, a set of farmhouse style cricut machine coasters made using a

Farmhouse lovers, check out these adorable coasters from Jen @chalkofthetowncle.

I have several on my Christmas list that would love a set of coasters like these.

She created these with Chalk Couture.

Be sure to check out her beautiful feed on Instagram.

You will not only find inspiration, but also tutorials.

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Place mats and bags made with clothesline rope.

It’s hard to believe that these bags, baskets, trays and mats are DIYed!

Aren’t they amazing!

Would you believe they are made with clothesline rope?

They are the inspiration of Karen @justgetitdonequilts.

You will find Karen’s easy to follow tutorial on her YouTube channel.

DIY a blanket ladder using scrap lumber and croquet mallets for a unique Christmas Gift idea.

No question, there are several people on my Christmas list that would love a blanket ladder. 

This DIY Christmas gift idea is a simple project.

We created it from scrap lumber, along with thrift store croquet mallet handles. See the tutorial here.

Merry DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift DIY Idea, Stamped faux book set, styled with a Christmas pillow, plaid fabric and a mini Christmas tree.

Creating personalized Christmas decor for a sister or friend is always a welcomed gift.

In fact, I don’t know of anyone who would not love this adorable pillow or stamped book stack. 

For all the details, see Amanda’s @humbleabode.decor beautiful feed on Instagram.

Homemade Christmas Gift Idea for the Home, DIY hanging wall banner from a gift bag.

Clearly, this Christmas scroll art is absolutely gorgeous!

Let’s see if you can guess what Laura @Refunkedjunque used to make this beautiful holiday decor.

Any ideas?

Would you believe it’s a gift bag? Yes, a Christmas gift bag!! 

I can’t wait to try this one for myself!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea, Customize some tea towels for that special someone for Christmas this year.

Without a doubt, these clever customized towels are the handiwork of Laura @snapsbylynn and would be a lovely hostess or neighbor gift.

Not only do these towels have fun graphics, but who couldn’t use a stack of towels.

DIY Games

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Family Fun, homemade farkle set with printable score card and directions.

Have you played Farkle? Definitely, it’s one of our family favorites!

Our DIY Farkle games make a great DIY Christmas gift!

Not only is this a fun family game that will be loved by all, but it will also make the perfect gift.

We ordered our dice in bulk from Amazon

You’ll also find that we’ve prepared a set of FREE printables for this perfect neighbor Christmas gift idea that will of course make putting this gift together quick and easy!

Games for Christmas are always welcomed. DIY Chirstmas gift, a giant Jenga game for someone special.

Just like Farkle, Jenga is another family favorite around here.

But what about this DIY giant Jenga Christmas gift idea from Tammy @Gippslandunwrapped.

Definitely, this would make a great family gift.

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

DIY Christmas gift idea,How adorable  animal shaped homemade bank for the kids.

If you like to work with wood, this DIY Christmas gift would sure be a cherished one.

I know my grandkids would LOVE it!

You will find instructions and patterns from Bethany at

Check out her website, she has tons of great ideas.

If you are a wood worker this would be so fun to build for a toddler. A  Pikler Triangle, baby boy is crawling up the play gym.

Certainly if you’ve got a toddler on your Christmas gift list this year, how about DIY-ing this Pikler Triangle.

Morgan & Sean over at not only have created this fun activity center that is tons of fun, but it also helps to promote physical development for young children. 

DIY Christmas gift idea, Every little girl would love a hand stitch doll in a box.

Clearly, a handmade gift like this doll in a box would be cherished for generations.

Just look at the details in this DIY Christmas gift.

Not only has Maggy at created an heirloom, but also I can imagine my granddaughter Ellie going crazy over this.

The box doubles as a bed as well as storage for the doll and her clothes. It’s the perfect gift for a young girl.

Create a special nativity with this DIY wood nativity kit from Etsy.

If woodworking is not your thing, then this DIY Christmas gift idea may be perfect for you.

The wood Nativity puzzles are available at Melissa @Blessthismessblog Etsy shop. You could gift it as is or also paint or color it as you choose.

I love this idea!

DIY Gift Idea for Him

Grab a few tools and create this valet for the special guy in your life. Made with natural pine, staged with wallet, watch and jewelry.

Is your Someone Special always misplacing their wallet or keys?

Then clearly, this DIY watch and accessory holder would be the perfect Christmas gift idea.

The tutorial and plans are available from Morgan & Sean over at

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Homemade Chocolate Gifts from the Kitchen

DIY Christmas gift idea from the kitchen, box with parchment paper lining filled with homemade English toffee.

Wouldn’t you love to receive this gift of Almond and Dark Chocolate Toffee?

Clearly this would put a smile on anyone on your Christmas gift list this year.

Not only does it make a beautiful presentation, but also so luscious.

You’ll find this heavenly recipe from Mariana at

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen, homemade hazelnut spread in a 1/2 pint canning jar. Hazelnut spread is spread onto a piece of bread.

Clearly we got a theme going on here with this DIY Christmas gift ideas.

I think most people would love a Christmas gift of decadent chocolate.

How about a homemade Christmas gift of a hazelnut chocolate spread.

If your friends are have sweettooths or you know they love Nutella or chocolate in general, here’s a recipe for a most amazing homemade chocolate spread with just a few simple ingredients: hazelnuts, dark chocolate, and olive oil. 

This tasty treat comes from Giulia from

Be sure to check out her beautiful feed on Instagram, if you’ve every dreamed of traveling to Italy.

Her photography is stunning!

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen, 3 pint canning jars filled with homemade hot fudge sauce, embellished with a cute tag, red gingham fabric and a jute tie.

In general, you just can’t go wrong with gifting chocolate.

I would be thrilled to receive a jar of Kierste’s Homemade Hot Fudge.

Wouldn’t you?

You will find her recipe on her blog Old Salt Farm.

Besides this recipe, you will also find other great holiday ideas.

Hands holding a large clear ornament filled with hot cocoa and marshmallows. Embellished with bow and greenery.

Isn’t this a festive way to deliver a Christmas gift of Hot Chocolate?

Not only is this an easy DIY Christmas gift idea, but also it looks so pretty.

All the credit goes to Kelly at

More Homemade Gifts from the Kitchen

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen, peppermint pretzel rods in a craft colored stamped box, staged with 2 mini pine tree.

Certainly, giving homemade gifts from your kitchen is always a delight. 

For instance, just check out these delectable Peppermint Pretzel Rods from Sarah at

Not only are they festive for the holiday season, but also so tasty!

In fact, you’ll want to stop by her website and see all her yummy DIY Christmas gift ideas.

Create your own flavored salts. A simple and inexpensive DIY Christmas Gift Idea

This is another homemade Christmas gift idea I would love to try, gourmet flavored salt.

If you have someone on your gift list this year who loves to cook, this would be a great idea.

You’ll find all the details @clairematern.

Sweet caramels wrapped beautifully make an easy DIY Christmas gift idea.

This is the cutest and easiest DIY Christmas gift you can make, Salted Caramel Reindeer!

You can find the recipe and details for creating these adorable reindeer at

In fact, I think my grandkids would love to help make these cute treats.

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen, A variety of unique and delicious drink mixes, 3 small glass jars with a spoon tied to the jar with twine.

Do you need a last minute DIY Christmas gift idea?

Try these adorable hot drink mixes, in 3 fabulous variations plus FREE printable tags perfect for gifting!

All of the recipes and details at

DIY Christmas Gifts That Pamper

Pumpkin Spice lip scrub is almost tempting to eat. A fun gift idea for a teenager or for kids to make.

During the holiday season, we can all use a little R & R and a little pampering. 

Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a sugar scrub is all you need for plumping up and nourishing some seriously soft lips! 

See Patricia @zeroquestpeople for her recipe.

Peppermint sugar scrub cubes with a candy cane will be a welcomed Christmas gift.

Another fun DIY coming your way, Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Cubes!  

Not only do they smell so good, but also are so simple to make. See Sandee’s tutorial at

Grab some yarn and wipe of this fun headband for someone special, with this DIY Christmas gift.

Kate @hazelbea.handmade as put together this easy to crochet headband pattern. I’ve got a few girls on my list that would love this. It’s a quick and easy Christmas gift DIY.

Diy Ribbon & Rhine Stone Bookmarks, hanging from books styles in a bookcase

And for the book lover how about a beautiful ribbon and rhinestone bookmark. These are quick, easy and affordable to make.

A homemade beeswax lip balm is an easy and welcomed gift idea for Christmas.

What about trying your hand at a beeswax lip balm.

Melissa @blessthismessblog has uses grapefruit essential oils for the flavor and it is heavenly, but you could really use any essential oil you’d like.

Such as lime, peppermint, wintergreen, wild orange, and cinnamon would all be great. Check out Melissa’s recipe here.

DIY Christmas Gift Idea, This orange oil scent red plaid bag would be the perfect Christmas gift idea for coworkers or neighbors.

Love this DIY Christmas gift idea from Georgie @georgiepettit.

A beautiful plaid bag with an orange oil scent.

It would be great tucked into a drawer, closet or gym bag.

A simple and inexpensive gift idea for a neighbor or coworker.

Pamper someone this year for Christmas with a sugar scrub, sweets and hot cocoa. The perfect relaxation gift Idea.

We’ve come up with the ultimate pampering gift idea with FREE printable you can put together for your friends, and you’d better make one for yourself too!

What better way to unwind at the end of the day than lighting a candle and soaking in a hot bath while sipping hot cocoa?! 

Also included is a homemade peppermint sugar scrub and loofa!

It smells heavenly and upon taking a nice deep breath it’s sure to help relax every bit of your body and clear your mind.

In addition to this, a few Lindor Chocolates too because you can never go wrong with more chocolate!

Unique and Creative Ornaments

DIY Christmas Gift Ornaments,Using a Cricut machine DIY this fun Rae Dunn inspired ornaments.

Colby @thisisdrover has come up with an easy Rae Dunn inspired DIY Christmas gift idea. She used clear glass ornaments, white acrylic paint and her Silhouette machine.

DIY Christmas gift, personalized ornaments with black and white image transferred to an arabesque tile hanging on a Christmas tree with red ornaments and ribbon.

Give the gift of a personalized, memorable ornament. Not only are they easy and affordable, but they are also a cherished keepsake.

DIY.Christmas Gift Ideas that Pamper, clear ornament filled with luxurious bath salts.

Laura @Laura_turns has a great idea for teacher gifts, neighbors and coworkers.

She filled clear glass ornaments with bath salts. See her feed for all the details.

Personalized Christmas ornaments with photos are a simple DIY gift idea.

Krista @happyhealthycasa creates keepsakes ornaments every year for her close relatives.

A simple DIY Christmas gift idea that’s also so meaningful.

Cut out vinyl on your Cricut machine and create this sweet reindeer ornament. Fill with hot cocoa for an extra treat.

This sweet little reindeer ornament from Crystal @hellocreativefamily is filled with hot chocolate and it makes the “sweetest” little handmade gift for kids to give their friends! 

For the FREE SVG file for personal use click here. 

Unique Diy Christmas Gift Idea, For a unique ideas for the plant lover create this mini terrarium with a glass ornament.

Don’t you love this creative idea from Rachel @simplesimmerbearchnerd.

A mini Christmas Baubles Terrariums!

Stitch up some adorable ornaments this year for your friends.Three small embroidery Christmas ornaments.

Sarah @threadunreaveled has created these darling stitched ornaments.

Wouldn’t they make the cutest gift or package topper.

See her feed for patterns and details. 

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The holidays are a time for giving, and these DIY Christmas gifts ideas certainly will inspire your creativity.

Whether you’re looking for a fun project or want to save money on presents, these projects will do the trick!

So get out your crafting supplies and let’s get started making some special gifts for the people in our lives.

Have you tried any of these DIY projects before?

If so, share your pictures with us in the comments below – we would love to see them!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Renae

    So many great ideas. Happy holidays!

    1. Michelle Dickson

      There are so many fun ideas I’d like to try too. Merry Christmas!

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