DIY Christmas Gifts People Actually Want to Receive

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

As we continue our exploration of wonderful DIY Christmas gifts that we believe people will actually want to receive, you’ll find even more ideas (over 20 of them) still to explore.

Are you ready for more ideas? I thought so…

DIY Pet Photo Art

Pet Photo Canvas Art Print

Take a picture of their favorite pet (or pets) and then play with the image using a photo editing software. Once you have the effect that you’re after, you can print it yourself or send it to a photo printing center, frame it, wrap it, and place it under the tree.


DIY Candy Cane Lip Balm

Candy Cane Lip Balm DIY Christmas Gifts

See how it’s made

You can fill your own empty lip balm tubes with a custom-made peppermint lip balm using white beeswax, some essential oils, and red mica powder to create the red stripes.


Apple Cider Spice Mix DIY Christmas Gifts

Get the recipe & printable label

A delicious mix of spices that the recipient can sprinkle on rice pudding, use in mulled wine, mix into in apple cider or add to their baking.


DIY Wood Slice & Dried Flower Coasters

DIY Wood Slice & Dried Flower Coasters

See the full crafty details

These delightfully rustic coasters are crafted using wood slices from a fallen tree branch and some lovely dried flowers. The flowers need to dry for about 6 weeks, so you’d have to start RIGHT NOW if you don’t have any dried flowers handy.

Or, perhaps, pin this one for next year when you can plan a bit further in advance.


Peace, Love, & Joy Wood Bead Tags

Peace, Love, & Joy Wood Bead Tags DIY Christmas Gifts

Found on Pinterest

Perfect to adorn anything from a stocking to a bottle of fine wine, these rustic tags are created using some cleverly painted wood tags, some lovely white wooden beads, some twine and bit of ribbon.


DIY Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils

DIY Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils

See the how to

Wooden spoons are a critical part of any kitchen, but it’s hard to find ones that properly match your kitchen decor. This fun DIY project lets you turn any plan old ordinary set of wooden spoons into a decorative set that the recipient will be proud to display on their kitchen counter.


Peppermint Sugar Scrub DIY Christmas Gifts

Peppermint Sugar Scrub DIY Christmas Gifts

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Sugar scrubs are great for the skin because they are a fantastic exfoliater, and – with the right ingredients – they smell absolutely delicious!

Or, if you prefer, you can make this Candy Cane version instead.

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub DIY Christmas Gifts

See how easy this is to make

Whichever you choose, these sugar scrubs are -natural, easy-to-make DIY Christmas gifts that smell delicious!



DIY Picture Frame Mason Jar Flower Vase

DIY Picture Frame Mason Jar Flower Vase

Learn how to make this

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. You simply cannot have a list of DIY projects without at least one that involves a Mason Jar.

This cute craft transforms your typical Mason Jar into a delightful photo frame vase. However, make sure you include a plastic cup insert to hold the flower water, or the picture will quickly be ruined!


DIY Tea Bag Christmas Trees

Tea Bag Christmas Trees

For the tea lover on your list, take some styrofoam cones and individually wrapped bags of specialty tea and create unique tea trees.


Fabric-Covered DIY Journals

Fabric-Covered Journals

Found in Country Living magazine

A wonderfully personal DIY Christmas gift, these fabric-covered journals are beautiful to look at and provide a lovely spot to write down one’s daily musings.

This same approach can also be used for photo albums, for those who still like the tactile feel of printed photos.


DIY Chalkboard Mug Christmas Gift

DIY Chalkboard Mug

Learn more about this clever idea

My momma always told me to not play with my food, but she NEVER said anything about my coffee cup! I love the idea of using porcelain chalkboard paint to turn a plain white coffee mug into a delightfully customizable coffee mug that can go with your daily mood.


Best SHOT at Merry Christmas DIY Adult Christmas Gift

Best Shot at Merry Christmas

A fun and easy DIY Christmas gift for the adults on your gift list, this only requires some mini bottles of their favorite liquor, some red solo cup shot glasses and a printed tag you can get from Mama Cheaps.


DIY Christmas Card Ornaments

DIY Christmas Card Ornaments

Take old Christmas cards and upcyle them into new and wonderful ornaments for the Christmas tree. An even nicer touch is if you can use the cards sent to you by the person you are giving them to. It’s like re-gifting, only wonderful.


We WHISK You a Merry KISSmas!

We WHISK You a Merry KISSmas!

This clever idea uses a handy household whisk and fills it with Hershey’s chocolate kisses. Wrap it all up in cellophane and tie it with a lovely bow. For an extra special touch, the printable label design can be purchased off Etsy.


DIY Gingerbread Body Butter

DIY Gingerbread Body Butter

Get the Body Butter recipe

Nothing says “I love you enough to not let you dry up into a cracked and flaky mess this winter!” quite like a jar of delicious body butter. Add some gingerbread ingredients to make a unique version that let’s you feel and smell like Christmas!


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Lumps of Oreo Coal Funny DIY Christmas Gifts

Lumps of Oreo Coal Funny DIY Christmas Gift

Get the recipe

As a fun gag gift for the person who may have been a little bit more naughty than nice this year (in all of the best ways, of course), bake them up a delicious batch of coal lumps using everyone’s favorite cookie.


DIY Christmas Ornament Pillows

DIY Christmas Ornament Pillows

From Studio DIY

Finally, beautiful Christmas ornaments that won’t break when they drop on the ground. Perfection in Christmas pillows!


Wood Slice Bird Ornaments

Wood Slice Bird Ornaments

Found on Pinterest

These delightful and intricately painted ornaments are crafted using wood slices, sticks, and a few delicately painted pebbles. Soooooooo cute!!!


Ice Cream Sundae Box

Ice Cream Sundae Box

Found on Pinterest

A great DIY Family gift, this box contains all the things you’d need to have a family ice cream sundae party. A cute ice cream scoop, some tubs, cones, wooden spoons, even hot fudge, caramel, and sprinkle toppings!


10-Minute DIY Photo Ornaments

10-Minute DIY Photo Ornaments

See how they’re made

You can mod podge your way into some beautiful and personalized photo ornaments using some distressed wood as the base.


DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs

Get this tutorial… it’s the bomb!

You’d be surprised how easy it is to make these relaxing bath bombs, in whatever color you could ever possible want or need. Put them in a cute little clawfoot bathtub soap dish for that perfect final touch.


Holiday Crack Candy

Holiday Crack Candy

See the how to video

Yes, it is actually called Holiday Crack Candy. You can’t make this shit up!

Rumor has it that this has caused more than one Christmas family feud over the last piece, so be careful who you gift it to. I don’t normally recommend DIY Christmas gifts that can cause a family to fight, but I couldn’t help it.

Remember, it’s actually called Holiday Crack Candy. How could I possibly resist?


And there you have it, our collection of wonderful and unique DIY Christmas gifts.

Which ideas was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!


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