34 Affordable DIY Christmas Gift Ideas
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DIY Christmas Gifts Ideas

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 34 ideas that can be made quickly for coworkers, neighbors, kids, friends, mom and dad too.

You’ll want to check out what our talented Instagram friends have to share. 

Creative DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for the Home

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

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.

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? They are the inspiration of Karen @justgetitdonequilts.

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

Indeed, 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

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

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

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

Have you played Farkle? Without a doubt, 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!

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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

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

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 CharlestonCrafted.com not only have created this fun activity center that is tons of fun, but it also helps to promote physical development for young children. 

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 RedTedArt.com 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.

If wood working 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

Is your Someone Special always misplacing their wallet or keys? Undoubtedly, this DIY watch and accessory holder would be the perfect Christmas gift idea.

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

Homemade Chocolate Gifts from the Kitchen

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 Chef-Mariana.com

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

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 real sweet-tooths 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 En.Julskitchen.com 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

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.

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 SmartSchoolHouse.com.

More Homemade Gifts from the Kitchen

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

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

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

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.

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 ThermoKitchen.com.

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

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

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 LoveandOliveOil.com.

DIY Christmas Gifts That Pamper

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.

DIY Christmas Gift Idea

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 SandeeBooth.com.

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.

Christmas Gift DIY

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

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.

Give the Gift of Pampering

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

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 Ideas that Pamper

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.

Krista @happyhealthycasa creates keepsakes ornaments every year for her close relatives. A simple DIY Christmas gift idea that’s also so meaningful.

Christmas Gift DIY

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

Don’t you love this creative idea from Rachel @simplesimmerbearchnerd. A mini Christmas Baubles Terrariums!

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. 

Thanks for spending some time with us today. We hope you were able to find some unique DIY Christmas gift ideas.

You can also see our Gift Guide for Kids & Teens, Christmas Gift Ideas Women will Love and Christmas Gift Ideas for Men!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Such fun and creative gifts and thoughtful! Sweet, my kind of gift I Love to receive. And Give. Thanks, much appreciated ladies. Definitely checking these out. Stay safe y’all ❤️

    1. Thank you Kim, homemade gifts are so much more meaningful. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

  2. I love all this stuff!!!!

    1. Thank you so much Brenda. You are so sweet!

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