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I love making homemade Christmas gifts for friends and relatives. There’s just something extra special about getting or giving a one-of-a-kind handmade gift. Plus, making your own gifts can be a lot cheaper than the alternative.

There are so many different ideas for quality gifts you can make—more than I could ever list! So if you’re needing a little inspiration this holiday season, here are 25 of my favorite DIY Gift Ideas to try:

Mug Cozies

by Sewing Barefoot

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I’m not much of a knitter, but this tutorial looks rather simple.

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Initial Mugs

by Sugar Bee Crafts

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Originally made for Valentine’s day, these cute mugs work for any holiday gift!

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Marbled Mugs

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Watercolor Candles

by Kandy Apple Mama

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My oldest daughter and I loved decorating these mugs and candles! They’d be perfect as gifts.

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Glitter Dipped Mugs

by Creative Green Living

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Because every mom-boss needs a little glitter in their office.

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Sewing Kit

by Jar Spot

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This would be a perfect gift for makers! For little fashion emergencies.

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DIY Chai Candles

by Hello Glow

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I love me some Chai latte’s. I’ll bet the candles smell delicious.

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Gifts in a Jar

by The Gunny Sack

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Loves to Draw^

Someone make me this! lol

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Cleans Up Well^

This gift would work for both a man or woman.

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DIY Penny Vase

by Vone Inspired (Instructions via Bob Vila)

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This tutorial is pretty clever. And so simple!

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DIY Ombre Kitchen Towels

by Lil Luna

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Ombre everything, ladies. These would be perfect for the little mermaid in your life.

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DIY Travel Mugs

by Studio DIY

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You could actually decorate travel mugs for any friend or relative, male or female.

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Layered Scent Candles

by Hello Glow

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I’ll definitely be trying these candles out! They just look so pretty!

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Arm Knitted Infinity Scarf

by Cute DIY Projects

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An infinity scarf would be a wonderful present to give homemade. And no needles required!

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Photo Canvas

by A Beautiful Mess

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I’ve seen a lot of tutorials for transferring photos to wood, but never to canvas, before. What a neat idea.

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Scrabble Tile Coasters

by Gourmet Gab

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Scrabble coasters are a perfect gift for any Words with Friends champions, scrabble lovers, English teachers, avid readers, etc. I’d love some, myself.

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DIY Holiday Mug

by Practically Functional

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This is a super cute idea to use a mason jar for. And I know I have a lot of those!

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Floral Mouse Pad

by the Crafted Life

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I’d love to give this gift to myself! A perfect blogger gift.

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DIY Jewelry Display

by Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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For any jewelry lover.

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DIY Heart Sharpie Mugs

by Bren Did

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Adorable, and easy to make.

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Personalized Flower Pot

by DIY Candy

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So cute! These could be used for plants, or for organizing office supplies.

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Chalkboard Serving Tray

by Shanty 2 Chic

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Ideal for anyone who loves hosting dinners.

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DIY Mint Sugar Scrub

by Love Grows Wild

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Everyone could use a good scrub.

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Monogrammed Tote

from Woman’s Day

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Monogram everything!

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Sweater Mittens

by Feathering my Nest

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These are an adorable way to re-purpose that old sweater hanging in your closet.

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I’d love to know if you try any of these out! Let me know in the comments!

3 Responses

  1. Elna | TwinsMommy

    Amanda!

    I LOVE this post! Thank you so much. I’m a creative person and I love DIYing things but I’m not that great at it. And well, now that I have twins, it’s kind of hard – most crafts are for them!

    Anyways, this Christmas I’m going to make a calendar with the twins’ pics for the grandparents. I’m sure they’ll love it!

    I love the ombre kitchen towels!

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    • Amanda

      That sounds awesome! They’ll definitely love that! 🙂 And I totally understand. Sometimes I try a project and it just does NOT turn out right. Practice really does make perfect when it comes to making things.

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