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DIY Christmas Gift Ideas – 75+ Ideas To Make For Friends And Family

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Here are over 75 amazing DIY Christmas Gift Ideas you can make for friends, family, or even your favorite neighbors…


‘Tis the season – the giving season!

Well, okay, it’s technically still October, but it’s getting really close.

I love Christmastime.

The lights, the snowy weather, the look on our children’s faces Christmas morning when they come down the stairs to see the presents under the tree…

There’s just something so magical about it.

I felt the magic as a child, and now I feel the magic as a parent.

I love seeing people open gifts I helped pick out or make.

It’s also way more fun to be involved in a gift enough to make it yourself, and I feel that it adds that extra touch to your gift that makes it even more special to the recipient.

In the past, I’ve put together a few Christmas gift guides for kids by age group:

Toddler Christmas Gift Guide

KIDS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE – (PLUS STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS!)

And for certain types of girls:

GIFT IDEAS FOR HER (PLUS STOCKING STUFFERS!)

But I wanted to create a post specifically for y DIYers, because I know I have a ton of readers that love to make things themselves, especially for and around the holidays!

So, ladies, this one is for you!

Here are over 75+ DIY Christmas gift ideas for coworkers, friends, family members, and neighbors…

DIY Christmas gift ideas

Potpourri In A Jar

Don't miss out on making this simple Christmas Potpourri in a Jar! It's the perfect Mason Jar craft that looks and smells amazing! Christmas Potpourri smells amazing and makes the perfect DIY Christmas gift idea, Make The Best Christmas mason jars gift ideas for friends and family with this Potpourri Recipe

Potpourri in a jar sounds like. so much fun to make, especially when it smells like CHRISTMAS! This recipe and easy tutorial is from Natural Beach Living

DIY Farmhouse Sign (No Cricut Needed)

fresh flowers market diy stencil sign on shelf

Make a farmhouse sign for a loved one (and maybe another one just for you!) with this easy sign tutorial from A Hundred Affections – no Cricut or Silhouette machine needed.

Homemade Kitchen Towels

homemade gift idea kitchen towels

These homemade kitchen towels from 3 Boys And A Dog are hilarious! 

Hot CHOCOLATE ON A STICK

DIY Hot Chocolate On A Stick - easy homemade hot chocolate cubes! SnappyGourmet.com

Everyone loves a nice hot mug of hot cocoa in winter, right? But that isn’t an easy gift to give – unless you do Hot Chocolate On A Stick! Check out the recipe from Snappy Gourmet here

DIY GEOMETRIC CANDLE HOLDERS

gold geometric candle holders

These DIY geometric candle holders from Our Kind Of Crazy are gorgeous!

DIY WOODEN SERVING TRAY

This DIY Wooden Serving Tray is a beautiful craft idea. It's food-safe so you can use it as a cutting board too. Get the tutorial at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Level up your gift gifting this year with this DIY wooden serving tray from Drugstore Divas!

DIY COFFEE TABLE BASKET

top view coffee table DIY basket tray with fall decor

Perfect for whatever style house your gift recipient has, this DIY coffee table basket from A Hundred Affections is homemade and looks amazing.

DIY RAE DUNN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

With a little paint and a little vinyl, you can make your own Rae Dunn-inspired farmhouse ornaments! Customize the with the names of reindeer, family names, or holiday-themed words.

DIY STICK HORSES

how to make a stick horse

This easy tutorial for DIY sock horses from The Country Chic Cottage is a great gift idea for kids.

HOMEMADE VANILLA EXTRACT

Finished recipe with text overlay for Pinterest.

A lot of holiday recipes call for vanilla extract, but it’s SO expensive. Make a bottle of homemade vanilla extract for much less with this easy recipe from Easy Budget Recipes

DIY HAND-LETTERED WATERCOLOR BOOKMARKS

overhead finished diy bookmarks

DIY hand-lettered watercolor bookmarks from Amanda Kay are the perfect DIY gift for the book worm in your life!

DIY HAIR SCRUNCHIES

Assorted homemade scrunchies.

Scrunchies are BACK! Make some DIY scrunchies with this easy tutorial from The Goods Design Co. 

DIY HOT CHOCOLATE ORNAMENTS

These DIY Hot Chocolate Ornaments make a sweet and easy gift for neighbors, teachers or friends!

Make up some hot chocolate ornaments with marshmallows from Teaspoon Of Nose to hang on the tree. You can always take them down and make some cocoa together on Christmas Eve!

DIY BROWN SUGAR SCRUB

homemade sugar scrub with scoop

 

Encourage some self-care for the overworked or stressed out gift recipient in your life with this homemade coconut vanilla brown sugar scrub! Great for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin and lips. 

DIY READING PILLOWS

How to Make a Reading Pillow

These reading pillows from Happiest Camper are a great idea for kids! Tuck in their favorite book (or a new one) into the pocket, and place under the tree.

PERSONALIZED LEATHER COASTERS

How to Make a Personalized Leather Coaster Set, Gift for Him, 12 Days of Craftmas, by @CraftivityD

These personalized coasters from Craftivity Designs are a great gift for just about anyone on your Christmas list this year!

HOMEMADE WINE OF THE MONTH BASKET

DIY Wine of the Month Gift Basket Idea

Celebrate an entire year with this adorable DIY wine of the month gift basket idea from The Creative Bite!

DIY PHOTO COASTERS

Homemade Photo Coasters are a great personalized souvenir after a trip. Find out how to make them at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Customize coasters for friends and family with their favorite photos in this homemade photo coasters tutorial from Drugstore Divas! Use photos from a recent vacation, family event (like a birth or party), or with Christmas-themed pictures.

DIY ACRYLIC CALENDAR

Easy DIY Acrylic Calendar For $25 With The Cricut Explore Air 2

Perfect for new homeowners or those with a busy schedule, this DIY acrylic calendar tutorial is a great cost-effective gift to give to friends and family this year. Make yours for about $25 instead of spending $100+ on Etsy!

HOMEMADE MINT BATH SALTS

merry mint easy bath salts recipe

Make some easy bath salts with this recipe from Family Focus Blog to help friends and family relax this Christmas season.

DIY MARBLED MUGS WITH NAIL POLISH

DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Easy DIY marbled nail polish mugs make the perfect homemade gift! A simple craft done in a few minutes that looks like it took hours of work!

Grab your nail polish and make some DIY marbled nail polish mugs from Strength And Sunshine for the coffee and tea lovers on your Christmas list this year.

DIY MASON JAR TOPPERS

paper holiday jar topper on mason jars

These adorable Christmas mason jar toppers from Single Girls DIY are perfect for dressing up jars of gifts and goodies!

DIY PHOTO JEWELRY

Making Photo Jewelry for Christmas Gifts

Turn photos into jewelry with this DIY tutorial from Confessions Of An over-Worked Mom for the perfect personalized gift.

DIY HANDWARMERS WITH REMOVABLE COVERS

easy to sew hand warmers

Hand warmers are great for football nights, Christmas parades, and snowballs fights with friends – make some custom homemade hand warmers for your loved ones with this tutorial from Sum Of Their Stories!

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MUGS

Christmas Coffee Mug Gifts For Teachers! #PackInMoreMemories

Don’t forget the amazing teachers in your life this Christmas season! Give them a quick and thoughtful gift with a Christmas coffee mug filled with goodies.

DIY EXPLOSION BOX

Explosion box finished product

Surprise your friends and family with a DIY explosion box from Chaotically Yours

HOMEMADE SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS

These salt dough ornaments from Good Life Eats are a great holiday DIY gift idea this year!

DIY BEESWAX WRAPS

Make these DIY beeswax wraps from Reduce Reuse Renew Blog to help save food and skip the plastic after meals – perfect for the environment-conscious friend or loved one in your life.

HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT BATH BOMBS

Treat yourself to a soothing and relaxing bath this holiday season with these easy and affordable homemade peppermint bath bombs. They also make a great DIY Christmas gift idea!

Homemade peppermint bath bombs from Crayons And Cravings are a great self-care gift idea!

Related: The Holiday Planner (Printable Download)

COFFEE SLEEVES FROM SOCKS

Craft Tutorial - Turn a simple dollar store sock into a coffee sleeve in 15 minutes or less.

Turn socks into coffee sleeves in less than 15 minutes with this easy tutorial from Creative Cynchronicity!

HOMEMADE SNOWBALL TRUFFLES

Snowball Truffles in a vintage bonbon bowl.

Make a delicious homemade treat as a gift with this DIY snowball truffles recipe from Little Sugar Snaps.

DIY PHOTO HOLDER

Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer! Photo Stand, Photo Display, stockingstuffer #diy

Perfect gifts for loved ones and grandparents, these DIY photo holders from Craftivity Designs are great ways to help friends and family display pictures around their home or at their desk at work.

DIY ROUND WELCOME SIGN

finished diy round sign on front door with bow and greenery

A DIY welcome sign is a great gift you can make for under $20 for anyone on your gift list!

THREE BEAN CHILI IN A JAR

Three Bean Chili Mix Gift Jar

Ready for the slow cooker, this three-bean chili mix in a jar from Marathons And Motivation is a great winter treat and gift idea this season.

HOMEMADE VEGAN PEPPERMINT BARK

Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 That favorite classic holiday treat that's fun to gift and delicious to eat! Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark that's gluten-free and top-8 allergy-free too! All the festive sweet chocolate and mint flavor only takes 4 ingredients for this dairy-free recipe remake!  #peppermintbark #chocolate #christmas #holidayrecipe #glutenfree #vegan #dairyfree #allergyfree #peppermint

This homemade peppermint bark recipe from Strength And Sunshine is vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-free. 

DIY Poured Acrylic Coasters

DIY Coasters Acrylic Pouring

Customize coasters for friends and family with this colorful DIY acrylic coasters tutorial!

Shot Glass Christmas Tree

Perfect for the drinker in the fam or group, this is a funny gift idea from Mama Cheaps adults can appreciate!

Homemade Lavender Soap

bars of lavendar soap in pink silicone soap mold on marble counter

The perfect homemade self-care gift this year, homemade lavender soap from Feast For A Fraction will put a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season. 

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament

This Christmas tree ornament craft from Fun Learning Life would be a great gift idea to make for Grandparents or parents!

DIY Painted Christmas Mason Jars

The cutest Christmas Mason jars gift ideas! Painted mason jar crafts. Snowman and Elf Mason Jars tutorial. #stockingstuffer #secretsanta #secretsantagiftidea #christmascrafts #masonjarcrafts

Paint mason jars and fill them up with goodies and candies with this tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit! These would also make great stocking stuffers.

DIY Water Bottle Tracker Decals

finished water decal on clear tumbler

Help friends and family keep track of their water intake this coming year with these easy DIY water bottle tracker decals. You can easily personalize any size water bottle with these decals.

DIY Gingerbread House Decorating Kit

Encourage friends and family to make their own DIY gingerbread house with this homemade kit from Mama Cheaps!

Homemade Christmas Gin Bottles

Make your own Christmas gin bottles with this easy tutorial from The Wallet Moth.

Homemade Rose Water Face Spray

Rose water has been around since the days of Cleopatra. Yes, women FOR-EVER have been searching for beauty in the fountain of youth. If you are looking for an all-natural rose water face spray and toner to sooth your skin, this DIY is for you. It's also a perfect gift for Mother's Day, a teacher gift, or for a special friend. It's quick and easy, and perfect to keep in the fridge for a hot summer pick-me-up. Learn how to make it...

Make some homemade rose water face spray this year for friends and family with this easy tutorial from Pink Fortitude!

DIY Monogram Keychains 

finished monogram keychains with silver and gold hardware and tassels blue purple

This Cricut tutorial is perfect for teaching you how to make monograms in Design Space, fonts to use, and how to make customized keychains as gifts!

Candied Walnuts

Candied-Walnuts-in-dish

Candied walnuts (like this recipe from Aubrey’s Kitchen) are a delicious homemade treat to give as gifts to friends and family.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge

Photo of seven square pieces of chocolate fudge on a sheet of brown baking paper decorated with mini strawberries with green leaves

Vegan homemade chocolate fudge from Rhian’s Recipes sounds great right about now, am I right? 

Related: 50+ Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

These poured paint votive holders from ConfessionsOf An Over-Worked Mom would make a great DIY gift this Christmas.

Hand-Lettered Coffee Coasters

Hand Lettered Coasters Cover

These coasters from Amanda Kay are adorable! Make them for friends, family, and coworkers with this easy hand lettering tutorial. 

Infusible Ink Coasters Tutorial

closeup of cricut mermaid coasters

Customize coasters with this easy Cricut tutorial, featuring infusible ink transfer sheets! 

DIY Lavender Sachet

pile of lavender sachets made out of vintage fabric

Sew a Lavender Sachet as a Special Gift

This easy sewing tutorial from Harbour Breeze Home helps you make gorgeous lavender sachets!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Mix In A Jar

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Mix Jar

Give the gift of cookies this year with this super cute cookie ix in a jar from Marathons And Motivation. This recipe features the ingredients for white chocolate cranberry cookies. 

Felt Christmas Photo Ornament

Christmas Photo Frame Ornament Instructions

Make these simple felt Christmas photo ornaments from Party With Unicorns with family pictures. 

Tie Fye Napkins

DIY tie-dye cloth napkins in indigo, turquoise blue, and purple

These napkins from Merriment Design are perfect for tie-dye lovers.

Interchangeable Home Sign

finished home sign with interchangeable wood shapes - portrait

This interchangeable home sign from Slay At Home Mother (that’s me!) makes a great gift – with 12 different pieces to substitute the ‘O’ in HOME. 

Peppermint Oreo Bark 

festive oreo bark recipe

Homemade peppermint oreo bark from The Gingerbread House is a delicious treat that all call enjoy!

Peppermint Shower Steamers

jar of shower steamers and essential oils in front of Christmas tree

Bring some holiday stress relief to your friends and family with these easy peppermint shower steamers from The Stress-Free Christmas

Painted WOoden Card Box

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Paint and customize a wooden card box for friends and family this year with this easy tutorial from Merriment Design

DIY Felt Gingerbread House 

This DIY felt gingerbread house from Tikkido is perfect for Christmas lovers and children.

DIY Jewelry Box From A Book

Repurpose book

Turn an old book into a jewelry box with this tutorial from Unique Creations By Anita

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers

finished pillow cover closeup

Create pillow covers with your Cricut machine! Here’s the tutorial for my Christmas pillow covers.

You May Also Like: The Holiday Planner (Printable Download)

DIY Beach Christmas Ornaments

DIY beach Christmas ornaments to make from seashells - sand dollar, sea star, starfish, spindle shell

Turn seashells into DIY ornaments! Coastal Wandering shows you how in this easy tutorial. 

Homemade Whipped Body Butter

Whipped Body Butter Winter Recipe is simple but decadent. The natural ingredients smell like heaven and will have your dry winter skin feeling like silk. | We Three Shanes

This homemade body butter recipe from We Three Shanes will help friends and family relax and moisturize this holiday season. 

Reindeer Hot Chocolate Mix

This Reindeer Hot Chocolate Mix is a simple gift that would be cute for a classroom party. It's easy enough that the kids can assemble themselves. Don't forget to print the free gift tag to take along too!

Reindeer Hot Chocolate Mix

How adorable is this Reindeer hot chocolate mix from Savings Lifestyle?!

DIY Macrame Table Runner

Easy Macrame Table Runner Made With Square Knots #slayathomemother #macrame #diy #tablerunner -- SLAYathomemother.com

Make a DIY macrame table runner for friends or loved ones with this detailed tutorial.

Wood Slice CHRISTMAS TREE SIGN

How gorgeous is this wood slice Christmas tree sign from Harbour Breeze Home?!

PVC PHOTO PLANT HOLDERS

Planter

Craft some adorable plant photo holders with pictures and PVC!

Rudolph Christmas Stocking DIY

Rudolph Christmas Stocking Pattern

Scratch and Stitch has a fantastic Rudolph stocking DIY for reindeer fans.

Homemade Instantpot Apple Butter

Homemade apple butter makes a great gift that you can make in batches and gift in smaller jars. 

Holiday Room Sprays

DIY Holiday Room Spray

Make your own holiday room sprays for friends and family. Happy Home Happy Heart has these adorable printable labels to put on your spray bottles, as well!

DIY Gift Tags With Cardstock

christmas gift tags wrapping paper and string

Customize your gifts with some glitter cardstock gift tags in this easy Cricut tutorial and design.

Homemade Brownie Mix In A Jar

Everything is cuter in a jar, right? Make friends and family jars with brownie mix in this idea from Saving You Dinero

DIY Lego Bag AND PLAY MAT (NO-SEW TUTORIAL)

Perfect for lego-lovers (and their parents), this easy no-sew tutorial from Evidence-Based Mommy helps you create a DIY lego mat and bag and is easily one of my favorite DIY Christmas Gift Ideas.

Peppermint Bark Soap

This peppermint bark soap is perfect for the holidays! It's super easy to make, it smells AH-MAZING, and the raw cacao provides a little exfoliant. It’s perfect for your Christmas or holiday guests, a hostess gift, teacher or neighbor present, and of course to use in every bathroom in your home. It's all natural and does not contain lye. Let's make the DIY...

All of the peppermint without the sweets – this homemade peppermint bark soap from Pink Fortitude is a great gift idea this Christmas. 

Homemade Mulling Spices

mulling spices in a glass jar with a custom label on a marble surface

Make your own homemade mulling spices for family and loved ones with this easy tutorial from Julie Blanner!


I hope this post gave you some great DIY Christmas Gift Ideas this Christmas and holiday season! Thank you so much for reading – feel free to share this post on Pinterest by clicking on the Pinterest share button. 

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