Christmas is a festive holiday season when everyone tries to spread holiday cheer among their loved ones. This festival calls for a personalized and thoughtful gift that will make the Christmas morning of your family members happy, exciting, and satisfying. So get ready with your sewing machine and hot glue gun cause here are some perfect DIY Christmas gifts ideas for you which will help you spread happiness and love.
Homemade gifts for Christmas can be of several types, such as edible DIY Christmas gifts, gifts for room decoration, DIY body care products, handmade stationary products, gifts that include festive ribbons and stitching, and other crazy little projects and beautiful mess for all your friends. So, grab a few supplies from the thrift store and get ready for some wonderful gift ideas for Christmas.
1. Edible Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas is a festive holiday season when kids, teenagers, and adults wait to satisfy their sweet tooth. Sweet treats like homemade Christmas cookies, cakes, chocolates, crockpot caramel apple butter, and hot chocolate mix stuffed in a mason jar will be a perfect gift for kids and adults. All these sweet treats and edible DIY Christmas gifts are discussed in detail below.
1.1) Homemade Christmas Cookies and Cakes
Christmas cookie is a sweet treat that is craved and loved by everyone, and making this DIY Christmas gift is super easy as well. All you need is 1 large egg, 1 cup powdered white sugar, 1 cup butter, 3/4 teas spoon of salt and baking powder, 3 cups of flour, and a little bit of vanilla essence for flavor. Mix and make a dough of all the ingredients and give them different shapes using a cookie cutter, bake, put them in a handmade gift box, and your DIY Christmas gift is ready.
With all the available ingredients mentioned above, you can easily make a Christmas cake. All you need to add to the list of ingredients is a single cup of milk. Just melt the butter, mix all the ingredients, and ensure not to pour hot milk into the mixture. The milk should be at room temperature when you pour it into the mixture of ingredients. Stir the mixture, pour it into a baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes. Decorate your personalized gift with cream-colored food coloring.
1.2) Hot Chocolate Bombs
If you are searching for an easy DIY gift idea that is cute and will take less time to prepare, then hot chocolate bombs are a perfect gift idea for you. It is cute, delicious, easy to make, and only takes 10 to 15 minutes to prepare. During Christmas, when winter is around the corner, everyone loves warm milk with hot chocolate bombs.
Making this wonderful gift is super easy. Melt some finely chopped chocolates, and create a chocolate bowl by layering round silicon molds with melted chocolate. When your chocolate bowl is ready, fill it with hot cocoa mixes and mini marshmallows. Cover the top of the mini chocolate bowl with another mini chocolate bowl and sill the sides with melted chocolate. Your hot chocolate bombs are ready. Place them in a cup, pour hot milk, and enjoy.
2. DIY Gifts for Body Care
There is no doubt that Christmas brings out a fun festive mood, but along with Christmas comes winter, and with winter comes dry skin and chaffed lips. So, it will be great if your DIY Christmas gifts contain body care products like homemade bath salts, lip balm, pumpkin spice soap, homemade sugar scrub, etc. These homemade gift ideas are super easy and fun to make as well.
2.1) Homemade Sugar Scrub
Homemade sugar scrub can be a great gift for Christmas. It not only exfoliates and enriches your skin, but also, this gift is colorful, cute, and presentable. To make this cute body care DIY Christmas gift, all you need is 5 cups of white powdered sugar, coconut oils, jojoba oils, essential oils, and a few drops of food coloring of your choice to make your Christmas gift look cute. Mix all the ingredients together, and your homemade Christmas day gift is ready. Fill a few mason jars with this scrub and present it to all your friends.
2.2) Lip Balm
It is not always necessary for Christmas gifts to be big and expensive. A sweet little homemade gift filled will feelings can cheer up your family members. As the dryness of winter makes your lips chaffed, a homemade lip balm can be a great DIY gift for Christmas.
Making a lip balm at home is simple and easy. Just grab some beeswax, cocoa powder, sweet almond oil or coconut oil, and peppermint oil. Melt the beeswax with the help of a double boiler, add the cocoa powder and blend until it is fully mixed. Add sweet almond oil and peppermint oil and mix carefully; pour the mixture into a small lip balm container and let it cool. Your sweet and simple homemade gift is ready.
2.3) Pumpkin Spice Soap
Your ideal DIY Christmas gift can be prepared in only ten minutes and with only two ingredients. Shea butter soap base and pumpkin spice are all you need. Melt the shea butter in a double boiler and mix a little amount of pumpkin spice in it. Pour it into a silicon soap mold and let it cool. Gift the pumpkin spice soaps as DIY Christmas presents.
3. DIY Christmas Gift Ideas For Room Decor
Can you imagine a Christmas without a fully decorated Christmas tree? A Christmas without a Christmas tree and other room decorations is no fun at all. Room decoration is one of the main parts of Christmas. Let us become a part of this important process by presenting DIY gifts to help someone decorate their rooms for Christmas.
3.1) Stamped Wooden Utensils
Do you have a crafting habit, and do you like to play with colors? Then grab some wooden utensils and acrylic paint to make beautiful gifts for a Christmas table decoration. Stamp and color the handles of a wooden spoon or spatula and write some cute notes with a sharpie so that whenever someone takes a scoop with that spoon, it will make them happy. You can also color a wooden bowl and fill it with a sweet treat as a DIY Christmas gift.
3.2) Free Printables
Free printables are pieces of art and pretty graphic designs available for free on the internet. This DIY Christmas gift is easy to make and cost-effective as well. These printables are easy to download. You can fix the on a DIY photo frame, and your easy DIY Christmas gift is ready.
Imagine how great a gift it would be if, along with room decoration, you gift them things that will help them pack presents for others. A free printable tag is a tag that is available for free on the internet. A person can use these tags to write cute notes or names of the person for whom the Christmas present is packed.
A great DIY gift idea would be to make a box filled with festive ribbon, nail polish, lip balm, printable tags, tea bags, and hot cocoa in a mason jar. Making DIY Christmas gifts like these are super easy and fill with fun. Such gifts can be made by kids, which will help them take the initiative in the festive season and will also help them increase their creativity.
3.3) Teacup Candles
You can make your own Christmas presents that will light up everyone’s life this Christmas. This great gift idea is super easy to make. Go to your nearby thrift shop and buy some wax, bone china teacups, and wick. Melt the wax by using a double boiler, use a hot glue gun to fix the wick in the bottom of the teacup and then pour the melted wax into the teacup.
Handmade teacup candles can be perfect Christmas presents as they can be used for room decoration and candlelight dinners and provide a subtle message of happiness and enlightenment. You can also add tea bags to match these little teacup candles. These little tea bags are great gifts as they will provide warmth on cold wintry nights.
4. Homemade Gifts For a Comfort
Winter is a time when we crave warmth and coziness. Then why don’t you make homemade gifts to help spread the comfort everyone craves? Handmade gifts like sweaters, mufflers, gloves, socks and cozy blankets can be great DIY gift ideas that will help you spread the happiness and warmth that everyone craves. Let us get ready with the sewing machine and knitting kit and start making DIY Christmas gifts that will spread happiness, laughter, and comfort.
4.1) DIY Christmas Cozy Blanket
One of your Christmas gift ideas must include handmade gifts like a cozy blanket. A big piece of colorful cloth and a sewing machine will help you make the perfect DIY gift for your loved ones, which will help them to have a comfortable sleep on the wintry nights of Christmas. They can also enjoy watching TV while relaxing under the warm, cozy blanket you presented them as a Christmas gift.
4.2) DIY Gift Ideas with Knitting
DIY gifts like sweaters, gloves, and mufflers are great Christmas gift ideas. These gifts help spread the warm and fuzzy feeling in the snow-clad winter season. A handmade gift like a sweater, gloves, or muffler is something you can gift to your loved ones, be it your kids, lover, or family members. A handmade gift like this with make them feel special, and they will remember you whenever they wear that sweater muffler or gloves.
5. DIY Christmas Gift Ideas with Mason Jar
A mason jar can be used not only for gifting sweet treats like candy, cookie mix, or cake mix but also for room decoration and other Christmas gifts. Here is a list of DIY gift ideas for Christmas that you can make with a mason jar. These jars are cost-effective, and you can make a really good gift.
5.1) Snow Globe
A showpiece like snow globes can be amazing Christmas gifts that are easy to make and fun to play with. To make a snow globe, all you need is a jar, some glitter, a cute little plastic doll from the toy aisle, glue, and glycerin. Paste the mini doll at the bottom of the jar to make the snow globe and then sprinkle some glitter.
Fill the jar with water and then add some glycerin to it. Close the lid permanently with the help of glue. The DIY Christmas gift is ready to be presented to your loved ones. Shake the jar and see the glitters do their magic.
5.2) Glow in The Dark Lava Lamp
DIY Christmas gifts like glow-in-the-dark lava lamps are super easy to make and fun to watch. It can be a fun DIY gift to present for Christmas. The ingredients you need to make a lava lamp are easily available in the kitchen.
Take a huge mason jar and buy some led light bases from an online store. Go to the kitchen and grab some baking soda, vegetable oil, vinegar, water, and food coloring. To make the lava lamp, open the jar, pour some baking soda into it, and then fill half with vegetable oil and half with water. Leave some space at the top of the jar for better visibility of the lamp.
Pour the vinegar into a cup and add a few drops of food coloring of your choice in it. Now pour the colored vinegar into the jar, close the lid and paste the led light base at the base of the jar. The amazing and magical lava lamp is ready.
These DIY Christmas gifts are so easy to make that kids can easily make them. A lava lamp is a DIY Christmas gift that is inexpensive, easy to make, and fun to watch. This DIY gift can be used not only as room decor but also as a cute night lamp.
5.3) DIY Christmas Lanterns
Do you wish to present a sophisticated DIY gift for Christmas which is cost-effective at the same time? Well, once again, the mason jar is here to rescue you. All you need is acrylic paints, a mason jar, light bulbs, or candles.
The process of making a DIY Christmas lantern is super easy. Grab a mason jar and paint it according to your choice. Then you can light the mason jar lamp in three different ways. Firstly, you can place a candle at the bottom of the jar and light it.
Secondly, you can insert fairy lights or LED lights into the jar to make a beautiful table lamp. Thirdly, you can make a hole in the jar’s lid and insert a light bulb holder inside it to turn it into an elegant hanging lantern. This type of DIY lantern is also elegant, special, and cost-effective.
6. Some More Cool DIY Christmas Gifts
If you are not yet satisfied with the above-mentioned list of DIY Christmas gifts and wish for a few more gift ideas, then there are several other unique ideas for Christmas gifts that are cost-effective, fun, and easy to make.
6.1) DIY Notebook and Bookmarks
A cute little DIY notebook and free printable tags for bookmarks can be an amazing gift for Christmas. Making such gifts is easy as well. Collect some paper and cardboard.
Cut the cardboard and the papers in equal square lengths, place two pieces of cardboard at the top and the bottom of the pages, and spiral bind or stitch one side of the pages. Your DIY notebook is ready. Now decorate the top of the notebook with paint and glitter to make it look extra attractive.
To make the bookmarks, you can download them from the internet or take art paper and draw a cute Santa or a Christmas tree with a little note. Such gifts are thoughtful and useful at the same time. The person to whom you will present this DIY gift will remember you whenever he makes a note in that handmade notebook you presented him.
6.2) DIY Christmas Calander
People look forward to the new year as soon as Christmas is over. A DIY Christmas gift that welcomes this new start is something that everyone will remember throughout the year. A DIY Christmas calendar can be a wonderful gift that celebrates Christmas and welcomes the new year.
Making a Christmas calendar takes 12 sets of rectangular art paper, paint, and sketch pens. Draw a line on each of the art papers, dividing the page into two equal halves. On the top half of each rectangular page, draw or write something of your choice.
Decorate the drawing with paint and sketch pens. On the bottom of the rectangular pages, write down the new year, months, days, and dates. Arrange the pages accordingly and pin or stitch them together. Your Christmas and New Years’ gift is ready.
6.3) DIY Pencil Bags
If you know your way with the sewing machine, then a DIY pencil bag filled with goodies like pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, and sweet treats like candies can be an amazing gift for your friend during Christmas. Such presents can be a compilation of several DIY Christmas gifts. They can find several other mini gifts in a single pencil bag that will surely cheer them up.
6.4) Jewelry Box
A jewelry box is a decorative piece of gift that can be easily made with scrapes inside your house. You can reuse these scrapes and transform them into an amazing gift. You can make a jewelry box in several ways. Everything can be transformed into a jewelry box, from scraped cardboard pieces to water bottles.
To make a Jewelry box with cardboard, take five equal pieces of cardboard and make a box out of it. Make a lid with the remaining cardboard scrapes. Decorate and paint the homemade box with the colors and glitters of your choice. You can fill the box with nail polish, lip balms, candies, homemade beaded bracelets and necklaces.
Another way to make a jewelry box is to cut a used plastic bottle into two halves. The top part of the bottle will be the lid, and the bottom part will be where you keep the jewelry. Paint, decorate and shape it according to your wish and fill it up with cute goodies. These kinds of DIY Christmas gifts are inexpensive and creative in a unique way.
6.5) DIY Wall Hanging Room Decorations
Bangles, wires, colorful papers, and threads are all you need to make a perfect wall-hanging decoration to gift for Christmas. Give proper shapes to the wire according to your choice. Wrap the colored threads along with the wire and bangles. Tie some loose threads and decorate them with paper and origami. Once the wall-hanging decoration is ready, you can present it in a DIY gift box.
6.6) Tablecloth and Pillow Cover Stitching and Embroidery
If you know stitching and embroidery, you can make a nice tablecloth with lovely embroidery. This beautiful piece of art will make the drawing room coffee table pretty and elegant. You can also do the same with a pillow cover. A beautifully embroidered pillow cover will make a bed or couch look comfy.
6.7) Photograph Collage in a DIY Photo Frame
Christmas comes in the last month of every year. So your DIY Christmas gifts can include a photo collage of the best moments of the year that you spend together with them. This will make them remember the happy moments and look forward to the new year to make new memories with you.