DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays


The holidays are a time for spending time with family and friends, attending work parties with coworkers, and of course, buying presents. For some, shopping can be a fun way to spend the day, but for many, purchasing items for others can be slightly less enjoyable. A lot of pressure goes into buying gifts such as how much should be spent, what does the recipient need or want, and will he or she like what I get?

To take a little stress away, we put together a list of seven gift ideas for the holidays, and best of all they are all Do-It-Yourself projects. And don’t worry; even if you aren’t the most talented of artists, all of these are relatively simple to create, are inexpensive, and best of all, thoughtful gifts. From holiday-inspired decorations to items your recipient can use year-round, there is something for everyone on your shopping list.

Candle Luminaries

This would make for a perfect gift for any female, whether it’s for mom, a sister, a grandmother, a neighbor, or a friend and would make for a lovely table addition.

mason jar luminaries

Jewelry Box

While typically a female gift, this jewelry box can easily be created with a more masculine look to give to dad, a brother, or a boyfriend to store his watches or cuff links.

jewelry box

Snowman Vases

This cute snowman vase makes for a fun gift to give to anyone on your shopping list, and is a great craft to get the kids involved.

snowman vase

Paper-Mâché Bowls

This is a beautiful gift to give to the host and/or hostess of a holiday party you attend to use as a catch-all for keys or just for show, and can alternatively be made with different patterns to better suit the recipient.

gold leaf paper mache bowls

Stamped Tile Coasters

Coasters not only protect tables, but these stamped tile coasters can also be great accent pieces to any kitchen or living room.

stamped coasters

Snow Globes

Keep the essence of childhood alive with these charming snow globes that both young and older alike will appreciate.

diy snow globes

Painted Mugs

Make these painted mugs as simple or complex in design as you want- perfect for the coffee or tea drinker in your life.

diy painted mugs


*All photos and detailed DIY instructions are courtesy of each respective blog and/or website

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