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.
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.
Vanilla Extract for Gourmet Cooking Ingredients – tutorial by Untrained Housewife
Homemade Spice Rub Blends – by The Purposeful Mom
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
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
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?