Gifts are fun to give and receive, but homemade gifts add an extra special touch of thoughtfulness. Even if you’re not crafty or creative, there are tons of easy-to-make DIY gifts that will impress any recipient! This comprehensive list of 50+ handmade gifts has a little something for everyone, from your food-loving co-worker to your beauty-obsessed aunt, and everyone in between. Happy making and happy gifting!
DIY gifts for foodies
Food is an obvious choice — after all, who doesn’t love a batch of baked-from-scratch cookies or a tin full of homemade holiday truffles? Here are our favorites:
Homemade beauty gifts
For the hostess who could use a little “me” time in the tub, or the co-worker who can’t resist a skin scrub — how about a homemade beauty gift? Many of these easy DIY gifts can be made in larger batches, if you’re gifting to a group:
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DIY gifts for home
Give the gift of holiday scents, with homemade potpourri, candles, air mist, incense and more — or help your recipient tidy up after the holiday frenzy with homemade cleaning and laundry products. These DIY home gifts are perfect for anyone on your list:
DIY gifts for him
What do you get for the guy who has everything? Make him something yourself — like cologne or grooming products with natural, skin-soothing ingredients!
DIY gifts for pets & kids
Don’t forget the kiddos and furry friends! We’ve gathered some easy homemade recipes for outdoor fun (slime, anyone?), as well as DIY toys and treats for your pets!
How to wrap homemade gifts
Once you’re done crafting and creating, check out these eco-friendly gift wrap ideas, for impressively adorned presents with minimal impact to the planet!