24. Sharpie Dot Flower Pot
This one is for the aspiring gardener in your life who is always planting new stuff. Or just for your kids to give to their friends or teachers. They can personalize it by spelling the recipient’s names.
Then, to top it off, you could place a nice house plant inside of the newly decorated pot. It would be something they could enjoy and show off.Create this Christmas gift
25. Gifts in a Jar
Jars are flexible and can store almost anything in them. This works well in case you want to give your loved one a few items but not too sure where to put them.
If you love the idea of giving unique gifts in a jar then you have to check out this article. They give lots of different ideas for items you can give in a jar.Create this Christmas gift
26. DIY Sharpie Mugs
Thinking of getting someone a mug for a gift but feel like it is boring and dull? Well, why not try this idea.
Instead of buying them a mug, pick up a dollar mug and make it your own masterpiece with a sharpie marker.Create this Christmas gift
27. Personalized Serving Dish
A personalized dish is a perfect way to add a sweet little touch to any dish and it would make a great Christmas gift.
So if you would love it, why wouldn’t your friend or neighbor? These dishes can be purchased very inexpensively. Then you just follow the tutorial to personalize it.Create this Christmas gift
28. Tin Gifts
Personalized gifts are special. They make gift-giving fun and creative, not to mention how well it shows that you know that person.
If you’d like to personalize the gift that you give to your loved ones, this would be a great option.Create this Christmas gift
29. A Personalized Cutting Board
Whether it’s your partner, friend, or family, etc., it’s not always easy to find a special and meaningful gift for them.
If you have a friend or family member that loves to cook, then consider this DIY Christmas gift for them. It would add a great personal touch to any kitchen.Create this Christmas gift
30. Personalized Coloring Book
This one requires you to have adobe photoshop elements. If you don’t though, that is okay too. Check out PicMonkey and see if they have something similar. Either way, what child wouldn’t love to color a picture of themselves or someone they love?
An added benefit is if maybe you live further away from family members, and want your child to remember a special time with the people they don’t get to see as often.Create this Christmas gift
31. Hooded Towel
To Simple Bliss: my almost teenage daughter is asking for this for Christmas now.
I guess it would be easy to say that this one would be liked by kids of any age – even adults that we all know are truly kids.
I like the tutorial, it is pretty simple. It only takes 2 towels and some ribbon that matches. I was going to say cute ribbon but the towel could be made for a boy that doesn’t want “cute”.Create this Christmas gift
32. Tic-Tac-Toe to Go
Megan over at Balancing Home created this cute little bag because her children are into rocks. I added this because I am definitely considering making this for my 11-year-old sister and my 2 girls because they spend so much time traveling.
Having the tic-tac-toe rocks already available to where they are, all they have to do is pour them out and the board is right there, almost makes it easier than card games that could easily go flying everywhere!
She didn’t color the rocks but if you have a child that prefers a certain color, this is an additional creative touch that will give the little ones something extra to enjoy.Create this Christmas gift
33. Art Travel Kit
Jo-Ann over at Whimsicle decided to make this tutorial and I cannot be more excited about it. My oldest daughter can be caught drawing on anything, no matter how many art teachers tell her not to. I, personally, don’t see it as a problem but if I can give her a pretty notepad without lines to draw on, I feel like the art gods look down on me and smile.
Or at least the art teacher at my school would. Maybe you have a child who loves art. Giving them a place to store their pencils and pad is a perfect Christmas present.Create this Christmas gift
34. Candy Christmas Tree
Who can resist beautiful Christmas decorations? How about giving your loved ones a special 2-in-1 gift?
They can use this Candy Christmas Tree as part of the Christmas decorations and then eat the candy later. It looks amazing and I can bet it tastes good too.Create this Christmas gift
35. Kid-Friendly Garden
Katie, one of the sisters behind A Beautiful Mess, came up with this idea and I just had to share it with you. I am a big fan of gardening and I know what a bummer it is for the whole family when the winter months creep along and we are no longer able to pull goodness from the ground.
She took a box and decorated it to look like wood and then made pillows to fit the box. You would need to make as many as you would need to put your vegetables and fruit in. She gives the full explanation over at the blog, I am the messenger. The messenger who might be making this for her 2-year-old nieces!Create this Christmas gift
36. Making a Tent
David and Caroline Parker made this tent using a blueprint from Ana White, some material they already had, and about $20 worth of material. If you are big into DIY and you have little ones, I highly recommend Ana White’s blueprints. They are free and help you to make things for way less than you would purchase them for.
For example, the Chelsea bed that is made by Pottery Barn costs $1700 and can be made using an Ana White blueprint for about $300. That’s a considerable amount of change.
Anyway, this tent is sure to be loved by little ones as they do anything from Indian events to tea parties. You should join in on the fun!Create this Christmas gift
37. Make them the Super Hero
Piera Jolly or the Jolly Mom came up with this idea for her son’s birthday party. She pointed out that it is a no-sew tutorial and it only costs a little to make.
I like that you can take the one tutorial and turn it into many different creations – a girl’s Wonder Woman or a boy’s Batman. Maybe they are an Iron Man fan. Well… I don’t know what to tell you there.Create this Christmas gift
38. Travel and Jewelry Case
This was the first one that I saw and immediately knew I had to add this to the adult post. My mother travels quite frequently coming to see us from Tennessee to Texas. She also is a bit girlier than I am, making sure to have her makeup and jewelry with her.
This group of fabric and the polka dot ribbon really say country chic. If this describes a teen or adult in your life, then be sure to check out the blog post.Create this Christmas gift
39. Cord Holder
Let’s be honest, we live in a world where it is important to have chargers on us. When I am headed to work there are days when I carry my personal computer, an iPad, and my phone with me. Although I am good about making sure my cords are put away nicely, they are still in a messier state than I would like.
Having a cord holder is a smart thing for teenagers, young adults in college, and adults. Heck, these days It might even be a great gift for a child. The only difference is they are less likely to appreciate it. Brit + Co did a great job with this tutorial and have me thinking I might need to make it… for myself.Create this Christmas gift
40. Pillowcase for Teen
Melissa over at Polkadot Chair came up with this idea when her daughter was carrying multiple items, traveling from her bedroom to the living room. Poor daughter dropped everything halfway on her journey. Then the light bulb came on.
This sends you to a blog post that tells you to purchase her book, Project Teen. I love the different ideas enough that I plan to purchase the book very soon for my sewing class I might one day have (I’m a home economics teacher after all, and I plan for everything).
If purchasing the book is not for you but you know how to sew, this shouldn’t be a difficult craft to make. Another thing to consider is seeing if your library or one nearby might have it in stock!Create this Christmas gift
41. For the Coffee Lover
I am a big coffee fan and the best part about it is in my family I am not alone. I could make one for every member of my father’s side of the family. No joke- I have seen them have 2 or 3 cups and go to bed.
They are all getting coffee cozies this year. It’s easy to make and you can do different designs and decide if you make your cozie for a male or female.
This could be a great gift for teachers, family members, or a secret Santa at work. Special shout out to Simply Notable for the great tutorial.Create this Christmas gift
42. Bombs Away with Relaxing Bath Bombs
The people over at Swanson allowed a guest blogger to work their magic and create DIY Bath Bombs and I couldn’t be more excited.
The best part of this post is that you should have all these ingredients at home. You can add scents if you’d like as well. The only thing stopping me from making this craft right now is that I haven’t bought the mold… yet. I plan to soon because the price is perfect.
If you have all the ingredients on hand, and you spend a few dollars for the mold, then you can make several gifts and are only out a few dollars.Create this Christmas gift
43. Photo Clipboard
This is a great tutorial for any new grandparent or, well, any grandparent. You could also take this idea and really run with it, changing it up to fit the person. If you have a teenager you could do “Friends: The Spice of life” or for the newlyweds “Insert new Last Name: established 20xx”
My Simple Obsession had a great idea when she came up with this. It is whimsical and cute with a rustic touch as well. I know that a gift like this would be sure to make the new owner smile.Create this Christmas gift
44. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
My daughter asked that I add this one to the list. The girl swears by salted caramel anything. The only thing that might make her question whether or not to get a salted caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks, is when it is Christmas and they have the Peppermint Mocha.
Anyways, this recipe is fairly simple to make and delicious enough that she had people wishing they would have remembered it. I love that Nikki uses real ingredients and highly recommend you follow her recipe over at Seeded at the Table.Create this Christmas gift
45. Tied Fleece Blanket
Randi came up with this fabric tutorial that is perfect for someone who is not as experienced with the sewing machine. Blankets are always a good thing to have around, even in the summertime. It could be used as a picnic blanket or used inside when the air conditioning is set too cold or there’s a fan going.
This one has the added benefit of it being easy enough that a child would be able to help you. Check it out over at A Fresh Squeezed Life.Create this Christmas gift
46. Picture Candle
My daughter decided that this is what she is going to make my mother for Christmas because she loves candles and memories. I have to smile as I think, “I wonder if she is going to put any pictures from our trip to Dollywood or Pigeon Forge?”
This is a great way to celebrate all the fun that you have had with a special person throughout the year. It’s as if you light the candle for them and the memories. I love this.
Dramer over at Love This Pic created this idea that requires a few simple ingredients in order for you to be able to remind the ones you love just how much you love them.Create this Christmas gift
They say that time is money so when you are handmaking a gift, you are putting your time and therefore, your money into making something special. That says “I care enough about you to make this“.
I used to cringe at the idea of giving someone something just because I made or sold it but as I have gotten older I understand that if you cater it to the person, then the gift is very special. I am grateful for the apron that my sister made me on the sewing machine of our grandmother and likewise, my little sister loves the hopscotch that I made her.
It’s all in the eyes of the beholder. Happy Crafting!