DIY Gifts For Giving the Homemade and Personal Touch

27 amazing DIY Gifts for home, health and garden

Whether you are trying to save money, or just want to give something artisan and personal, homemade gifts are popular again. They don’t have to be cheap looking either! Some of these DIYs are worth far more than cookie-cutter-same-ole widgets you can pick up at big box stores.

Six Kitchen and Foodie DIY Gifts

DIY Gifts for Foodies

If you have a foodie in your life you might not want to make them a cake or batch of cookies, but you could make them something that would make their time in the kitchen more meaningful, easier, or special. Plus they will know that you noticed their love of the culinary arts. Here are some DIY Ideas for the Kitchen you won’t want to miss.

Spinning Spice Rack with Mason Jar Spice Holders – two tutorials by Untrained Housewife

Bent VintageĀ Fork Recipe Card Holder – by Mrs. Yellow Hat

Vanilla Extract for Gourmet Cooking Ingredients – tutorial by Untrained Housewife

Homemade Popcorn Seasoning Blends – by Real Food Real Deals

Homemade Spice Rub Blends – by The Purposeful Mom

Seven DIY Gifts for Health and Relaxation

DIY Relaxation and Health at Home

Whether you want to encourage de-stressing in your loved one, or want to support healthy habits, these DIYs and homemade gifts will encourage total wellness and overall healthy habits.

Nourishing Bath Blends for Winter – by Untrained Housewife

Homemade Chai Tea Mix – by Better Hens and Gardens

Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions – by Untrained Housewife

Make Your Own Perfume – by Common Sense Homesteading

Homemade Lip Balm – by Untrained Housewife

Bar Lotion Recipe – by Common Sense Homesteading

DIY Bath Salts Recipe – by Untrained Housewife

Five DIY gifts for gardeners and homesteaders

DIY Gifts for Gardeners and Homesteaders

These are perfect for outdoor projects, gardeners, or livestock owners. Often these types of people appreciate a practical gift that gets the job done in a simple and elegant way.

Gorgeous Tiled Planter for Eye-Catching Containers – by Untrained Housewife

Gravity Fed Watering System – J & J Acres (video)

A Kitchen Colander Planter Indoor Garden – by Untrained Housewife

A Windowsill Table for Planting Space – by Homestead Chronicles

Vertical Garden TeePees – by Untrained Housewife

Nine DIY Gifts for Home and Family

DIY Gifts for Home and Family

What better way to bring in a personalized touch than to give something that will be used – whether by a crafter or as part of their home decor, etc. These memorable, personal touches can add a lot to the gift-giving occasions.

DIY Felted Mittens (Upcycled!) – by Joybilee Farm

DIY No-Sew Pillow Covers – by Untrained Housewife

No-Sew Fleece Scarves – by Mom Prepares

Upcycled Blue Jeans into a Quilt – by Untrained Housewife

DIY Knitting Needles – by Green Eggs and Goats

Homemade Play Dough Crafting Recipe – by Untrained Housewife

Wooden Domino Set – by Schneider Peeps

DIY Patio Table (perfect for large gatherings) – by Untrained Housewife

Homemade Ornament Wreath (Consider making one for each season!) – by Eat, Pray, Read, Love.

Have you ever received a homemade gift for birthday or Christmas that really touched your heart and became a favorite?

About Angela England

Angela England has written 499 posts in this blog.

Founder of Untrained Housewife, Editor-in-Chief of Blissfully Domestic (, mother of five, wife of one, and God-seeker always.



  1. says

    These are all wonderful gift ideas, Angela! I really love how you seem to just bring it all together for us! And I love the idea of homemade and handmade gifts … to me, that the best kind of gift! I rather have one of those than anything else in the world. They really do mean so much more.

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