I love making homemade Christmas gifts for friends and relatives. There’s just something extra special about getting or giving a one-of-a-kind handmade gift. Plus, making your own gifts can be a lot cheaper than the alternative.

There are so many different ideas for quality gifts you can make—more than I could ever list! So if you’re needing a little inspiration this holiday season, here are 25 of my favorite DIY Gift Ideas to try

DIY Gift Ideas

25 DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

Mug Cozies

by Sewing Barefoot

mug cozies

I’m not much of a knitter, but this tutorial looks rather simple.


Initial Mugs

by Sugar Bee Crafts


Originally made for Valentine’s day, these cute mugs work for any holiday gift!


Marbled Mugs



Watercolor Candles

by Kandy Apple Mama


My oldest daughter and I loved decorating these mugs and candles! They’d be perfect as gifts.


Glitter Dipped Mugs

by Creative Green Living


Because every mom-boss needs a little glitter in their office.


Sewing Kit

by Jar Spot


This would be a perfect gift for makers! For little fashion emergencies.


DIY Chai Candles

by Hello Glow


I love me some Chai latte’s. I’ll bet the candles smell delicious.


Gifts in a Jar

by The Gunny Sack


Loves to Draw^

Someone make me this! lol



Cleans Up Well^

This gift would work for both a man or woman.


DIY Penny Vase

by Vone Inspired (Instructions via Bob Vila)


This tutorial is pretty clever. And so simple!


DIY Ombre Kitchen Towels

by Lil Luna


Ombre everything, ladies. These would be perfect for the little mermaid in your life.


DIY Travel Mugs

by Studio DIY


You could actually decorate travel mugs for any friend or relative, male or female.


Layered Scent Candles

by Hello Glow


I’ll definitely be trying these candles out! They just look so pretty!


Arm Knitted Infinity Scarf

by Cute DIY Projects


An infinity scarf would be a wonderful present to give homemade. And no needles required!


Photo Canvas

by A Beautiful Mess


I’ve seen a lot of tutorials for transferring photos to wood, but never to canvas, before. What a neat idea.


Scrabble Tile Coasters

by Gourmet Gab


Scrabble coasters are a perfect gift for any Words with Friends champions, scrabble lovers, English teachers, avid readers, etc. I’d love some, myself.


DIY Holiday Mug

by Practically Functional


This is a super cute idea to use a mason jar for. And I know I have a lot of those!


Floral Mouse Pad

by the Crafted Life


I’d love to give this gift to myself! A perfect blogger gift.


DIY Jewelry Display

by Confessions of a Serial DIYer


For any jewelry lover.


DIY Heart Sharpie Mugs

by Bren Did


Adorable, and easy to make.


Personalized Flower Pot

by DIY Candy


So cute! These could be used for plants, or for organizing office supplies.


Chalkboard Serving Tray

by Shanty 2 Chic


Ideal for anyone who loves hosting dinners.


DIY Mint Sugar Scrub

by Love Grows Wild


Everyone could use a good scrub.


Monogrammed Tote

from Woman’s Day


Monogram everything!


Sweater Mittens

by Feathering my Nest


These are an adorable way to re-purpose that old sweater hanging in your closet.


I’d love to know if you try any of these out! Let me know in the comments!


3 Responses

  1. Elna | TwinsMommy


    I LOVE this post! Thank you so much. I’m a creative person and I love DIYing things but I’m not that great at it. And well, now that I have twins, it’s kind of hard – most crafts are for them!

    Anyways, this Christmas I’m going to make a calendar with the twins’ pics for the grandparents. I’m sure they’ll love it!

    I love the ombre kitchen towels!
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    • Amanda

      That sounds awesome! They’ll definitely love that! 🙂 And I totally understand. Sometimes I try a project and it just does NOT turn out right. Practice really does make perfect when it comes to making things.


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