Do you want to make special gifts for your family and friends this holiday season, but don’t have a lot of time or money? DIY holiday gifts are the perfect solution! With some easy-to-find materials and a little bit of creativity, you can create beautiful, meaningful presents that will show how much you care. Here are 10 easy DIY holiday gifts that anyone can make!

Homemade Soap

Homemade soap makes a great gift for the holiday season! With just a few simple ingredients, you can create an affordable and thoughtful gift for family and friends. Plus, it’s fun to make and personalize the soap with your own unique design. To start, gather your supplies: a few bars of melt and pour soap base, a silicone mold, and any desired decorations or scents. Heat the soap base in a double boiler, stirring frequently until completely melted. Next, add any desired scent, color, or decorations. Pour the melted soap into the molds and let cool before removing. Package up the homemade soap in decorative boxes and add a personalized tag for a thoughtful holiday gift.

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas that are easy to make and give? Look no further than this delightful peppermint sugar scrub. This sweet-smelling scrub is perfect for exfoliating your skin or using in a relaxing bath. All you need is a few simple ingredients to whip up this special treat.

To make the peppermint sugar scrub, you will need 1⁄2 cup of white sugar, 1⁄4 cup of coconut oil, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, and 1 drop of red food coloring (optional). Begin by combining the sugar and coconut oil in a bowl. Mix together until everything is fully incorporated. Add in the peppermint essential oil and stir together. If desired, add 1 drop of red food coloring for a festive look. Transfer your finished product into a clean jar and you’re done! 

Your friends and family are sure to love this easy DIY holiday gift. Make sure to include a label with instructions to use: apply the scrub to damp skin, massage gently for two minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Enjoy!

Lip Balm – Made at Home

When it comes to DIY gifts, nothing beats a homemade lip balm. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also a thoughtful gesture that your friends and family will appreciate. To make lip balm, you’ll need beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and your choice of essential oils. Start by melting the beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler until it’s fully melted. Then add in the shea butter and essential oils and stir until everything is well combined. Finally, pour the mixture into containers and let cool for about an hour before giving as gifts. With this recipe, you can make a few batches at once and have plenty of lip balm to give as gifts this holiday season!

Mason Jar Candle

Mason jar candles make great holiday gift ideas! They are simple, thoughtful, look great and make a unique gift. To get started, you will need a mason jar, wax, a wick, and a double boiler. Begin by melting the wax in the double boiler. Once it is completely melted, add in any essential oils for smell, and insert the wick into the center of the jar and pour the melted wax into the jar. Secure the wick with a wick holder and let the wax cool for about an hour. When cooled, trim the wick to your desired length and the candle is ready to be gifted!

DIY Snow Globe

Looking to make holiday gifts for coworkers this year? Making a snow globe is an excellent way to show them how much you care. With just a few supplies and a bit of creativity, you can craft an eye-catching gift that will stand out from all the other presents. To make a snow globe, you’ll need a jar with a lid, glycerin, glitter, figurines that remind you of that person, a hot glue gun and some glue sticks.

Start by pouring the glycerin into the jar until it’s about halfway full. This will create the slow snow effect when you shake it up. Next, add in the glitter and stir it up until it’s evenly distributed in the jar. Now it’s time to get creative with your figurines! Use the hot glue gun to attach the figurines to the inside of the lid and make sure they are firmly secured before adding on the lid. Once everything is glued in place, fill the jar with water until it’s almost full, then screw on the lid tightly.

And there you have it – a homemade snow globe perfect for any holiday gift! Whether you give it to a coworker or keep it for yourself, this easy DIY snow globe is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face this holiday season.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Gifts for the holiday season don’t have to be store-bought or expensive. A DIY Christmas ornament can be a great gift idea that won’t break the bank. Making your own ornaments is easy, and it’s a great way to show your family and friends how much you care. Here’s how to make an easy Christmas ornament to give as a gift or decorate your home:

1. Gather materials: You’ll need colorful paper, scissors, glue, glitter, and string or ribbon. 

2. Cut the paper into shapes: Use festive shapes like stars, snowflakes, or snowmen.

3. Glue and decorate: Decorate the cutouts with glitter and glue to make them look festive.

4. Attach a string or ribbon: Once all of the pieces are glued and decorated, attach a piece of string or ribbon to the ornament so it can be hung on a tree.

Making DIY gifts for the holiday season can be a fun and creative way to show your loved ones how much you care. This homemade Christmas ornament is sure to make an impression as a special holiday gift for coworkers, friends, and family! Not only is this DIY project inexpensive, but it also requires minimal effort and supplies.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

When looking for the perfect holiday gift ideas, chocolate covered pretzels are sure to delight! They’re easy to make and look great when presented as gifts. You’ll need pretzels (different shapes and sizes is best!), melting chocolate of your choice, sprinkles, and some parchment paper. First, melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and dip each pretzel rod in it. Lay them out on parchment paper and sprinkle with toppings of your choice. Once the chocolate has set, wrap them up in festive packaging and give them away as sweet holiday gifts!

Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade hot cocoa mix is a great gift for the holiday season, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. All you need is cocoa powder, sugar, powdered milk, and marshmallows or chocolate chips. Combine one cup of cocoa powder, two cups of sugar, one cup of powdered milk, and 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows or chocolate chips in an airtight container and decorate it with a bow or festive ribbon. This makes enough mix to fill two mugs of hot cocoa. To use the mix, scoop one to two tablespoons into a mug, add six ounces of boiling water, stir and enjoy!

Caramel Apples

Making caramel apples is a great DIY gift idea for the holidays. All you need is some fresh apples, a bag of caramels, and a few additional ingredients to make this classic fall treat. First, start by washing and drying your apples. Then, remove the stem and insert a craft stick into each one. Next, unwrap the caramels and melt them in a double boiler. Once melted, add a couple tablespoons of butter and a splash of cream and stir until the mixture is smooth. Dip each apple in the caramel and turn to coat evenly. Place the apples on wax paper to cool and set. Decorate them with chopped nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, or anything else you like! Your homemade caramel apples will be sure to put a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season.

DIY Air Fresheners

Air fresheners can be a great Christmas gift idea for friends and family members who love to keep their home or car smelling fresh. There are lots of ways to make your own air fresheners, and the best part is you can customize them with different scents or colors. Here is our way of making them, inspired by this WikiHow article:

You will need fabric, cardboard, superglue, essential oils, scissors (or a razor blade), multi-colored permanent markers, a hole puncher, and ribbon or string.

First, you will draw pictures or shapes on the fabric, then cut out the shape. You will want to cut out that identical shape twice, so you have two copies of it. Next, lie the shape over a piece of cardboard, and cut the shape out of the cardboard. The two pieces of fabric will get sandwiched over the cardboard. (Without the cardboard, your air freshener will be flimsy!). Glue each piece of fabric onto opposite sides of the cardboard using superglue. Allow it to try. Then add 10-20 drops of an essential oil of your choice to each piece of fabric. Be sparing, as the smell can be overwhelming at first! The last step is to punch a hole into your air freshener, loop the ribbon or string through it, and voila! You’e got a DIY homemade air freshener. If you want to take it one step further, you could enclose each freshener inside a piece of plastic. Happy holidays!
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