With Christmas right around the corner, everybody is searching for the perfect gifts to surprise their loved ones. If you don’t know what to give to your friend or family member or if are you struggling to find a thoughtful gift, then these ideas are perfect for you!
Check out below some of the most awesome Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself!
For it is in giving that we receive. -Francis of Assisi
Hand-Stamped Tea Towel
Let’s start this list with a gorgeous idea: hand-stamped towels! The craft is as easy as peeling a potato: you’ll only need to use a cookie cutter on a potato to create the shape, and then use it to stamp the towel with the color you choose. Yep, it’s that simple!
And the best part:
You can create any shape you want, and use any colors (or combination of them) you want!
Check out more details at Better Homes and Gardens!
Sharpie Mug (That Won’t Wash Away!)
Don’t know what to give to that friend or family member who has it all? Then personalize a mug that they can remember you by! The only supplies you’ll need are:
- a mug or any other ceramic container, like a bowl or vase
- a permanent oil-base paint marker.
Then, let your creativity flow! Use the Sharpie to add different designs, such as drawings and phrases, and let it dry for a few hours. Then, bake the piece in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°F to make the markings permanent. That’s it!
Check out more details at Popsugar!
Custom Whiskey Glasses
The whiskey connoisseurs in your life will definitely appreciate such a beautiful Christmas gift! You can basically add any design you have in mind, including a monogram, to fit their style and personality perfectly. Oh, and you can add this etched effect on champagne flutes and wine glass too! Check out the detailed tutorial over at Brit+Co!
Wood Burned Coasters
Wood-burning is the best way to personalize things, especially as a gift. You can make thoughtful coasters, cutting boards, plates, signs and create yourself the best gift ever! The best part is that you can make it as personal and as thoughtful as you want, as you can add:
- Small phrases
Ready to get started? Check out our detailed step-by-step!
DIY Rose Petal Bath Salts
There’s no better Christmas present than the gift of a relaxing time after a long year. These DIY bath salts by Paper & Stitch Blog combines the handmade touch to a functionality, which is providing the person with some relaxing and luxurious bath, something we all need during the holidays.
DIY Clay Bowls
Hard to believe these gorgeous clay bowls are DIY, right?! These fantastic mini clay bowls can be used to display rings, as key holders, or even as centerpieces, and they can also be a great handmade Christmas give to a loved one. Follow the tutorial over at SC Johnson!
Invite the children to help out with the craft and you’ll have a fun afternoon filled with unforgettable memories!
Creative Gift Kits
If don’t know what to gift someone, then you should consider creating yourself a fun gift kit. It’s easy! Here are a few ideas:
- If the friend has a busy weeknight schedule, then you can make a kit like the one above, a colander filled dinner supplies for a worry-free dinner.
- If you have a friend who loves baking (or is starting to), fill a cake pan with baking supplies.
- For those who love to grill, fill a container with BBQ sauce, an oven mitt, a spatula, tongs, an apron, kitchen towels, and other grilling supplies.
- For someone who knits, fill a box with knitting supplies.
You get the idea, right? There’s always a theme you can use to create the gift kit!
Mason Jar Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Edible gifts are always a good idea for Christmas, they’re a guaranteed hit! Who wouldn’t love to a mason jar filled with deliciousness, like this one above? You can fill a jar with basically anything the person will like:
- Ingredients for brownies
- Ingredients for a hot cocoa
- Homemade Nutella
- Homemade sauce
- Gingerbread spice mix
Check out the ingredients for the fudge brownies from the pic above and more at Half Baked Harvest!
Dot Art Canisters
These fun canisters are a combination of art and organization, and you can personalize them yourself! Here’s how:
First step: Adhere letter stickers to the side of a ceramic canister.
Second Step: Use oil-based permanent markers to add dots around the letter stickers, creating the design. Let dry.
Third Step: Carefully remove the stickers. That’s it!
Isn’t it super easy?
Everybody needs a drink around holiday season, so why not give them the gift of a homemade recipe? This delicious limoncello above is super refreshing and intensely flavorful, perfect for a Christmas gift. Check out the recipe over at Alexandra Cooks!
Which of these gift ideas is your favorite? Let us know at our Facebook page or in the comments below!
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