26 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas your Friends and Family will Love

Shannon Cairns

December 10, 2020


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Christmas will be here before you know it, and with these easy DIY homemade Christmas gift ideas, you won’t have to overspend on this year!

Let’s face it, your friends and family probably already have enough stuff! So what better way to show them you care, than a handmade gift straight from the heart?!

It’s difficult to stick to your Christmas budget, especially if you have a large family, or simply love to give gifts!

With these cheap and easy DIY Christmas gift ideas, you can stay on budget and prevent a New Year debt hangover.

Need help saving money for Christmas? Check out this post on how to save money for the holidays.

You’ll also love: 10 Creative DIY Christmas Ornaments

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26 Easy DIY Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

This DIY Bath Tub Tray is perfect for mom, grandma, or anyone that loves to take a bath and relax with a good book.

These DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs are so cute and easy! Gift these to your favorite coffee drinker.

These DIY PVC Pipe Photo Plantars would be perfect for the family member with a green thumb. Customize the plantars with family photos or pictures of the grandkids.

Gift these sophisticated DIY Ribbon Bookmarks to your favorite bookworm this holiday season.

DIY bath products like this delicious smelling Peppermint Sugar Scrub make great homemade gifts for friends and family of all ages!

These DIY Tile Coasters are fun and easy (and still look high end)! They would look great on the coffee table of all your family and friends.

DIY Infinity Scarfs are simple and functional for the cold weather months. Make this one for your favorite fashionista.

DIY Glitter Wine Glasses create the perfect gift when paired with a nice bottle of wine.

Do you have friends that love to throw backyard parties? This DIY Giant Jenga Yard Game is perfect for people with kids or those that love to entertain.

This DIY Etched Glass Water Bottle is perfect for your friends that know the importance of staying hydrated, or working on their fitness goals!

These adorable DIY Reading Pillows are such a sweet homemade gift to give kids or grandkids.

You really can’t go wrong with a simple gift like this DIY Rustic Wood Frame, personalized with a family photo!

How fun are these DIY Toiletry/Makeup Bags?! A perfect gift for your friends and family that love to travel.

A large Photo Canvas can be really expensive! Save a bundle and give the gift that keeps on giving all year long with this DIY version.

Is there any better homemade gift than a cozy DIY Fleece and Fur Blanket? This snuggly gift would be good for almost anyone on your list!

Keep everyone’s toes warm all winter long by gifting these DIY Slippers with Fleece Fabric. These would be a fun stocking stuffer too!

DIY Ways to Give Gift Cards

If you prefer to gift your friends and family with a gift card, here a few fun and creative DIY ways to give gift cards.

How cute are these personalized Buffalo Check Mini Stocking Gift card holders? Put them on the Christmas tree for a cute ornament!

If you have a large family, this DIY Gift Card Roulette Wreath is a great way to involve everyone in a fun gift giving game, without having to buy individual gifts for every single person!

DIY Gift Basket Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I simply love receiving a good gift basket full of surprising goodies! You don’t have to spend a ton of money to give a really good gift basket to your friends and family members. Check out these gift basket ideas for inspiration.

This DIY Bath Gift Basket is so cute and easy to put together! Pair it with the DIY bath tub tray at the top of this blog post and you have the perfect homemade gift.

An easy way to put together a gift basket is to select a color theme, or find one piece that you love (like these cute fire truck coffee mugs) and build the rest of the basket from there. Check out this DIY Red Fire Truck Theme Gift Basket for more inspiration.

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Farm Girl Reformed

Give the gift of relaxation with this DIY Spa Treatment Basket. This one even includes free printable labels to finish off your basket.

This DIY Sangria Gift Kit gives me all the farmhouse kitchen vibes! This is such a fun gift for the friend that loves to entertain.

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Here’s a fun gift idea for teens! This DIY Mani Pedi Gift in a Jar is fun and easy to put together. So many options for this one!

This DIY Holiday Scent Gift Basket is so easy and frugal! Grab seasonal candles and wax melts all year long whenever you see a good sale, and you’ll be prepared with affordable gift ideas for neighbors or last minute gifts.

Here’s a good gift for Dad, or anyone else that appreciates a good snack. A DIY Popcorn Christmas Gift is easy and customizable.

The perfect gift basket for kids or grandkids, or even students if you’re a teacher that loves to gift! This DIY Slime Gift Basket for Kids promotes creativity and super fun messes.

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I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.