Are you in a panic, wondering what to do about those left on your holiday shopping list? If you’re also on a tight budget and stressing out about how many people you still have to shop for, you’ve come to the right place!
Today I’m sharing a roundup of some of the best (and easiest!) DIY gifts so you can calm down and enjoy the rest of the holiday season. I’ve always felt that homemade gifts are the most meaningful, anyway. With that in mind, it’s time for you to kick back, put your feet up, and chill out as everything falls into place IN one place (here!):
2. Peppermint Sugar Scrub via Real Food Enthusiast
Bath & beauty stores make a killing on this stuff because most of us don’t realize how simple it is to make at home. The peppermint scent is invigorating and perfect for the holidays!
3. Luxurious Homemade Whipped Body Butter via Real Food Enthusiast
All you need to make this is coconut oil! You can add your favorite essential oil if you like. This can be either a moisturizer or a shaving cream (or both!) so it’s incredibly versatile!
8. Homemade Christmas Ideas via Taylor-Made Ranch
Want personal gifts, gifts truly from the heart? From homemade pasta sauce to goodie baskets to fresh preserves, Taylor-Ranch has oodles of inspiration for you.
10. MYO Reclaimed Wood Vintage Wall Feature via Taylor-Made Ranch
Do you know someone who has recently moved, or maybe someone who’s redecorating? Come see how a little ‘ole piece of reclaimed wood came to mean so much!
12. Hot Cocoa Mix Three Ways via Juggling Act Mama
Peppermint stick, white chocolate, and marshmallow…there’s a recipe for the base and the add-ons! You can also download the printable labels here for convenience.
14. A-Frame Pup Tents via Lindsay & Drew
You’ll need two twin flat sheets and about $20 worth of wood supplies to make these. In other words? PRICELESS when you consider how much your kids will love you and how their imaginations will thrive once they’re cozy inside, playing and dreaming.
20. Shake & Pour Pancakes in a Jar via Tater Tots & Jello
Measure out a few ingredients you already have on hand. All your recipient needs to do is add water to the jar & shake! Boom, breakfast in a flash!
23. Sweet Ginger Sriracha Roasted Cashews via In Johnna’s Kitchen
A drool-worthy, healthy snack sure to please most palates. Perfect for those who can’t have dairy or sugar, or for the vegetarians and vegans on your list!
27. A Subscription to Little Pnuts via Little Pnuts
Little Pnuts is a toy subscription service hand curating special deliveries of eco-friendly, sustainable, organic, natural toys to arrive right on your kiddo’s doorstep. Want to tear them away from their electronics and the television? This is the way to go!
28. Vaporizing Shower Cubes via Smart School House
These are super easy and perfect for pampering or to keep on hand when you get a nasty cold or flu. They’re gentle and soothing for both kids and adults alike!
29. Summer Camp Fishing Game via Design Dazzle
It may not be proper fishing weather where you are, but check out this cool activity for the kids! Grab a dowel to make the fishing pole and you could get really creative with the fish!
30. DIY Creative Cash Gift Idea via The Redefined Mom
This is perfect for that teenager or college student in your life! It’s a fun way to bring a little smile to the holiday, and who doesn’t need a little extra cash?
31. No-Sew Superhero Capes via Jolly Mom
If you’re not super crafty, have no fear! You can make these babies without a needle and thread. Your children can impress you with their mad skills while clad in these cute capes. PS You just can’t beat $2 per cape!
33. Hand-Stamped Handkerchief via Paper and Stitch
By making a simple stamp, you can personalize a handkerchief (or tea towels, or lots of other things!) for dad, grandpa, uncle, or brother (or anyone, truly!).
38. DIY Easy Tumblers via Stretching a Buck
Grab some of these cups from your favorite Dollar Store and fill with candy and gift cards for an easy gift for anyone on your list. Plus? No wrapping required, and that saves you money, too!
41. Paperwhites in Mason Jars via Domaphile
Or, if you’re not a paperwhite fan, check out these Mason Jar Succulents via Lolly Jane which are just as gorgeous. ‘Nuff said. Who doesn’t love pretty plants at home?
45. DIY Magnet Mania via Ingenius Inkling
With a coupon for the magnets (those are the priciest part of this project), you’ll be in business. Like the keychains (# 37), you can use leftover bits from other crafts you’ve done to create some gorgeous little keepsakes.
46. Jute Wrapped Monogram Wreath via Two Twenty One
This pretty wreath will be easy peasy once you grab a letter from the crafts store and your glue gun, scissors, ribbon, and some jute twine.