7 Great (and Inexpensive) DIY Holiday Gifts

by Miranda Marquit · 0 comments

During the holidays, many people are stressed because they don’t feel like they can buy a lot of expensive gifts. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to give thoughtful gifts to everyone on your list. DIY holiday gifts can allow you to provide something thoughtful to your loved ones without breaking the bank. Here are 7 of my favorite inexpensive DIY holiday gifts:

1. Sugar Scrub

A couple of years ago, I received sugar scrub from my sister-in-law. This was one of my favorite gifts since I love scented scrubs. When I looked into it, I was surprised at how easy it is to make. If you have coconut oil, sugar, and essential oils, you can make sugar scrub. You can also use a little food color if you are going for a specific color, as when you make peppermint scrub. Put the scrub in an attractive jar, and it’s a perfect gift.

2. Flavored Butter

For something a little unique, you can create different flavored butters. Garlic butter, honey butter, berry butter, and pear butter are all possibilities. Don’t forget that you can order molds and create an attractive look for the butter, or just put it in an attractive jar. The packaging is half the appeal of DIY holiday gifts, so don’t forget about that.

3. Cookie in a Jar

One of my favorite DIY holiday gifts is the cookie mix in a jar. There are numerous variations of this, depending on the kind of cookies you want to give. With this, you get a Mason jar, and layer the dry ingredients for cookies. Then, you wrap a bow around it, or cover the top with festive fabric. Make sure to print out the recipe on attractive paper.

4. Scented Candles

You can also make scented candles. You can find most of what you need at your favorite craft store. With some wax, the right wicks, and a decorative jar, it’s possible to create a candle that will smell great and make a perfect gift.

5. Brownie or Cake in a Mug

Another fun DIY holiday gift is a brownie in a mug or a cake in a mug. It’s possible to offer dry ingredients inside a fun mug. All the recipient has to do is add a couple other ingredients and pop it in the microwave to get a single-serving treat (make sure to include the appropriate instructions). I always test these out before I give them away.

6. DIY Dry Erase Board

Another inexpensive and creative DIY gift is a dry erase board. A picture frame can be a great board. Buy a picture frame. Instead of a picture, put a piece of colored paper in the frame to provide a background. Get a chunky frame and you can decorate it with ribbon, buttons, or other items that can make it look cute.

7. Decorative Cooking Utensils

Add a little pizzazz to wooden cooking utensils. Choose a color of paint that the recipient will like, and then dip the handles of the utensils in paint. Tie the set together with a bow, and you have an attractive and practical gift for the cook in your life.

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