When it comes to gift-giving, the thought is always what counts. It doesn’t matter the price of the gift or where it came from; the sentiment is more than enough in itself. If you are a crafty gift giver or if you are trying something new this year and want to make gifts, we’ve found some of the cutest, most thoughtful DIY gifts you can make during the holidays. You can even host a holiday party and make one of these gifts a fun activity for everyone to participate in!
Gift Set Tins/Boxes
Instead of purchasing a gift set somewhere, why not make your own? Stock up on your friends and family members’ faves and create gift boxes specially curated for them. You can add gift cards to their favorite places, mini bottles of their favorite wine, and their favorite candy—little things per person so that they know the gift is just for them. You can do a movie night-themed box, a self-care spa box, or a coffee lover’s box; there are so many ways to go about this.
Self-care is always important, so we thought it would be cute to gift that! Candles, body butters, and body scrubs can all be made at home. For candles, you can add scents that your gift recipient loves, customize the container the candle is made in, and make it unique. For body scrubs, lotions, and soaps, you can be creative with the types of uses each product has for each person. Who doesn’t love self-care days at home?
Memory Boxes/Photo Albums
Since Christmas is at the end of the year, why not give the gift of the past year’s memories? Printing photos used to be our main way of looking back, and now it’s as simple as pulling up your photos on your phone. The nostalgia of having photo albums is gone, and we thought gifting actual printed photos would be extremely memorable. You can customize the photo album to your liking, and if you’re doing a memory box, you can add mementos such as concert tickets, candy from a place you visited, and sentimental trinkets, all for the gift recipient.
These DIY gift ideas are easy and fun to make; which one would you give a try?