20 DIY Christmas Gifts Anyone Would Be Excited to Open
Looking for a unique Christmas gift that won’t break the bank but is sure to get a smile? This year, skip the same-old, store bought stocking stuffers and spread some holiday cheer with a homemade gift your friends and family will love.
From projects that take just a hot minute with a glue gun to monogrammed soaps and warm-smelling candles, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite DIY holiday gift ideas from around the web. And, yes, we promise they are easier to pull off than they look! Ready to get started? Grab your hot glue gun and a little bit of creativity, because you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Homemade Hand Warmers
Keep your friends and family comfy in the most colorful, warm way possible. Get the full tutorial here.
Marbled Clay Ring Dish
This darling DIY looks anything but homemade. Get the full tutorial here.
Rootbeer (Or Beer) Reindeer
All you need is some pipe cleaner, googly eyes, red pom poms, and a glue gun to pull of the cutest holiday gift you’ll see all season. Get the full tutorial here.
Personalized and pretty, these soaps smell as good as they look. Get the full tutorial here.
DIY Wooden Bow Tie
Looking for a dapper DIY holiday present for him? This project is a bit more hands on, but creates a homemade, handsome present he’s sure to love. Get the full tutorial here.
Homemade Soup Mixes
From tomato based to split pea, these soup mixes are sure to please. Get the full tutorial here.
Caramel Latte Tea Cup Candle
Make this craft your own by using a cup with a little pattern or personality. Get the full tutorial here.
Homemade Lipstick Holder
This Anthropologie inspired lipstick holder only takes four supplies to make. For an added splurge, consider filling the finished product with lipsticks before wrapping. Get the full tutorial here.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
This simple peppermint sugar scrub is begging to go in your next holiday basket. Watch the full tutorial here.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
This jolly gingerbread DIY project couldn’t be simpler to pull together. Watch the full tutorial here.
DIY Doggy Bow Tie
Turn your fluff ball into a proper pup with a homemade bowtie this holiday. [You can give it to him with a new squeaky toy, too. It’s a surefire way to make sure he’s excited about it!] Get the full tutorial here.
Christmas Countdown Candle
This advent candle is a clean and classic homemade gift that would pair well with any holiday décor style. Get the full tutorial here.
Colorful DIY iPhone Case
BBQ Spice Rub
As quick to pull together as it is delicious, this rub makes for the perfect last-minute gift. Get the full tutorial here.
Red and White Cookie Basket
A perfect gift for the cook and cookie lover in your life, you can mix and match your favorite baking essentials to make this basket your own. Get the full tutorial here.
As you’re crafting, you can put the painters tape in any pattern you’d like to make a coaster gift set that’s stands out from the rest. Get the full tutorial here.
Floral Magnets with Flair
Help your friends and family have the cutest medicine cabinet around with these crafty magnet stocking stuffers. Get the full tutorial here.
Button Picture Frame
Homemade Bacon Salt
No matter the season, bacon’s always a crowd-pleaser. Watch the full tutorial here.
Winter Spice Sugar Scrub
This seasonal gift idea is made with all of the fragrances that we love about the holidays – cinnamon, orange, and clove essential oil. Simply mix sugar and coconut oil together, add your fragrance, and gift a cute, ribbon-tied jar to your hostess. It's easy to double or triple this recipe for multiple gifts, or try switching up your essential oils to make Peppermint Sugar Scrub or Gingerbread Sugar Scrub for a little variety.
Family Photo Luminaries
With a bit of double sided tape and printed photos, you can make a glowing gift full of memories for your family and friends. Get the full tutorial here.