Planning to give your family and friends a Christmas present but you’re on a budget? Why not give DIY Christmas presents? Not only will you save a lot of money, but you’ll also be giving your loved ones homemade gifts. And who doesn’t want a unique homemade present that you can’t find anywhere else?
Interested? We’ve rounded the best inexpensive DIY Christmas presents that you can make for the people in your life. So let’s get started.
Scratch Off Adventure Map
For your friends and families who love to travel, a DIY scratch-off adventure map is one of the best Christmas gifts to give! If you think this is hard to make, you’re in for a surprise! All you need are scratch-off sticker sheets and a printed map. You can customize this however you want and print out maps of your country, state, or city.
Get the tutorial at Aww Sam
Peppermint Foot Scrub
Pamper your loved ones with an awesome peppermint foot soak that’s easy to make! This is perfect for people who love going to the spa and taking self care days. It’s also an amazing way of reminding them to do self care.
This peppermint foot soak relaxes the nerves and relieves pain. All you need for this are:
- epsom salt
- powdered milk
- loose peppermint tea/peppermint essential oil
- baking soda (optional) – perfect for controlling foot odor
Get the tutorial at Suburban Simplicity
DIY Marble Tray
This DIY marble tray may look expensive and luxurious but I promise it’s really easy to make! You only need:
You can use this in the bathroom, on the coffee table, on your desk, and so on!
Get the tutorial at Almost Makes Perfect
Custom Herb Planter
This one’s great for your plant-loving friends and for people who love to cook. The black chalkboard paint is a great addition so you can label each herb.
Get the tutorial at Alice and Lois
DIY Burlap Treat Bags
This burlap treat bags make the perfect gift for people who love candies and chocolates. With a burlap treat bag, you’re giving them two gifts – the bag and the treats. Yumm! To make this, you only need:
- sewing machine
- cellophane treat bags
- decors and some ribbon
Get the tutorial at A Homemade Living
Mint Sugar Scrub
This mint sugar scrub is great for everybody. It smells amazing and very easy to make!
To make this, you only need:
- oil of your choice (coconut oil works great)
- peppermint extract
- green food coloring
Get the tutorial at Love Grows Wild
Boho Chic Jewelry Trays
I love this idea! It’s a pretty cute gift for anyone who loves bohemian style and jewelry. All you have to do is upcycle your thrift store finds. Wooden leaves and bowls are perfect for this. You can customize it however you want.
Get the tutorial at Alice Wingerden
Jams, anyone? If you love to cook and make your own jams, this makes the perfect DIY Christmas gift. You can make a batch of jam and give them to your family and friends. If you have time, you can customize the jar, place stickers, or ribbons.
- Get the recipe for Tomato-Black Pepper Jam
- Get the recipe for Cantaloupe Jam
- Get the recipe for Peach-Honey Jam
- Get the recipe for Mixed Berry Jam
Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Quick Bread Mix Jar
For your loved ones with a sweet tooth, this quick bread mix jar makes a great gift. To make, start by laying your ingredients. You can use milk bottles or whatever bottle you want as long as it’s big enough to accommodate a lot of ingredients.
Get the tutorial at Sunset
Chunky Throw Blankets
You’ve probably seen this a couple of times online. It’s very cozy and easy to make. Your first attempt might not be what you expected but once you get past that, it’ll be so much easier.
To make one, all you need for this is lots of chunky yarn and patience.
Get the tutorial at The Happy Nester
DIY Birch Tree Painting
If you and your friends are into art, this birch tree painting is pretty easy to make. Here are the art supplies you need:
- Masking Tape
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Foam Brush
- Old Plastic Card
- Copper Leaf
- Metal Leaf Adhesive
- Small Round Brush
Get the tutorial at Persia Lou
Etched Wood Cutting Boards
This is a great Christmas present for the cooks in your life. You can give them a personalized cutting board by etching. All you need is a wooden cutting board and an etching tool.
Get the tutorial at Design Mom
DIY Bath Bombs
Who doesn’t want bath bombs? Instead buying one, you can make your very own and give some to your loved ones as Christmas presents!
Get the tutorial at Idle Wife
Tile Photo Coasters
Take coasters to the next level with a personalized tile photo coaster! All you need are ceramic tiles, some Modge Podge, and clear spray sealant!
Get the tutorial from Popsugar
DIY Agate Coasters
While we’re discussing coasters, here’s another awesome DIY coaster idea. And the best part? You can make these in less than 5 minutes! Plus, you’ll be saving a lot of money. You can find agates on Urban Outfitters, eBay, Etsy, museums, and local rock shops.
Get the tutorial at Making Lemonade
Things I Love About You Deck
Upcycle your old cards or buy some cheap cards and turn them into this sweet “things I love about you” deck.
Get the tutorial from 52 Reasons I LOVE YOU
In a rush? For a last-minute Christmas gift, you’re going to love making this money tree! You only need sticks, green twine, and yellow paper.
Get the tutorial at Sunny Side Up
Nothing says “handmade” more than a handmade soap. It’s easy and fun to make. You can make a batch and give it to a lot of friends for Christmas! Who knows? They’ll love it so much, they’re going to start ordering soaps from you
Get the tutorial at A House in the Hills
Tiered Jewelry Holder
This tiered jewelry holder screams “fancy” all over but it’s super easy to make. You only need an assorted plates, cups, and saucers, cake stand hardware, a hand drill, base coat and spray paint to finish the look! Aside from jewelry, you can also use this as a cake stand.
Get the tutorial at Go Make Me
Spruce up those white planters with watercolor! If you don’t have any watercolor, you can also opt for some nail polish. To make this awesome gift, you need:
- Terracotta pots
- nail polish
- Waterbone bonding primer
- sponge paintbrush
- white acrylic paint
- plastic bucket of rub
- wood skewer
Get the tutorial at Woman’s Day
Who can resist a chocolate toffee?
Get the recipe from Delish
This one’s a genius idea! You only need a hardcover book, black rubberized fabric, black elastic ribbon, and some glue.
Get the tutorial at DesignSponge
Finally, have a fun Christmas by giving reindeer beers! Simply hot glue red pompoms, googly eyes, and brown pipe cleaners (for the antlers)!
Get the tutorial from LifeOfAModernMom