DIY Gift Ideas that you will be thrilled to give and the recipient will be thrilled to receive. These creative homemade gifts are useful, unique and don’t scream ‘DIY!’
Full confession, I can be a bit of a snob.
Not a full-on, nose-up-in-the-air, thinking-I’m-better-than-you kind of snob; more of an I-do-appreciate-nice-things kind of snob. To that end, I like to give nice things to my friends and family at gift-giving times.
I get the whole, ‘it’s the thought that counts’ thing, but at the same time that I’m thinking of what to gift someone, I like to go just the extra little mile to make sure that the gift I give is one that they would want and use. I am sensitive to giving gifts that just end up as clutter…ain’t nobody got the room for that! And, if I can MAKE a useful and appreciated handcrafted gift, all the better!
Giving handmade gifts imparts a little of the love that made it along with the gift.
I’ve rounded up some fun, useful and lovely DIY Gift Ideas that you could get started on now and get a jump on your holiday gifting.
My brilliant and gracious friend, Kathleen, makes this antibacterial and moisturizing Lemon and Peppermint Hand Scrub to gift to her friends and family. And I love the packaging she puts together…she clearly just goes the extra mile to make it extra special.
Along the same lines, these wine stoppers are beautiful handmade gift ideas that can be made to reflect the recipient’s likes or personality.
These Mystery Braid Bracelets from A Pumpkin and A Princess are such great homemade stocking stuffers for tweens, teens, young adults…heck, any hipster dad would love these bracelets. I’m going to make some for my son!
I made quite a few of these cord keepers earlier this year and have already depleted my stash, but they really were easy handmade gifts. You could make a whole bunch and leave them un-monogrammed for easy stocking stuffers or as an add-on DIY gift to some new tech gadget.
Simple French Knots come gather together to form a lovely monogram. Make a pillow that your gift recipient will cherish.
For my knitting friends, knit up a slew of washcloths to give with a lovely bar of soap, a bottle of bubble bath or with bath salts. These handmade washcloths are always in demand!
I’ve made several DIY Lavender-Buckwheat Filled Microwaveable Neck Wraps to gift and they are so very appreciated. I mean, who doesn’t love a warm hug around their neck!
And what about making your own Goats Milk and Honey Soap to accompany one of those handmade knit washcloths you just knit up? Ashley shows you how.
Personalize a set of mixing bowls! Certainly a homemade gift that is useful!
These 3 Gifts for Cooks are so easy to make and much appreciated. Rosemary Fleur de Sel, Vanilla Fleur de Sel, and Peppermint Sprinkles. Homemade gifts from the kitchen are always a hit.
These Turk’s Head Knot Coasters and Trivet are not only handy but quite lovely, especially for a ‘nautical’ look. A video and template are provided to help you learn the knot.
These Upcycled Candlewick Handtowels, paired with a lovely bar of soap or jar of bath salts, are such a great gift. My friends and family LOVE these handtowels. Pop by your local thrift store and nab an old Candlewick bedspread to whip up a bunch of these.
Who can’t use some linen cocktail napkins? Sew up a couple of these linen napkins and then spend a few evenings putting a crochet edge on them. This is a handmade gift that will really impress!
I have yet to find a person who doesn’t appreciate the relaxing and welcoming fragrance of lavender. Whip up a couple of these handmade lavender sachets that you can personalize with the recipient’s hair and eye color.
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