Make Your Christmas Unique With Our 7 DIY Gift Ideas
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But when it comes to your bank account, it can also be the most stressful. With family, friends and coworkers on your list, not to mention the hostess gifts for your holiday soirees, the gifting bill can quickly add up. But you don’t have to spend all your hard-earned paycheques this holiday season. There’s a way to give gorgeous gifts at a super affordable price point.
In an effort to save you a few bucks this year, we’ve rounded up 7 DIY gifts to make instead of buying this holiday season.
Rosewater Face Mist
Jillian Harris’ rosewater face mist is refreshing and ideal for any skin care lover on your list. Rose water has so many anti-inflammatory properties for the skin, and while face mists come at a hefty price tag at most retailers, this is an affordable way to gift your family or friends a top quality product. Plus, they make the prettiest looking DIY gifts!
The girls from A Beautiful Mess created these DIY alcohol ink ornaments and they’re pretty as can be. They make a perfect gift for anyone who loves decorating for the holidays, and they’ll think of you whenever they look at their tree! You can make them various colours or stick to the giftee’s favourite shade.
Brown Sugar and Coconut Body Scrub
Who doesn’t love a good body scrub? With simple ingredients you can find in your cupboard, you can easily create this brown sugar and coconut oil body scrub by Perry’s Plate. They’re so simple to make, and look so nice packaged in jars and tied with some festive string.
Porcelain Painted Bowls
Porcelain painted bowls can be used as anything from jewelry holders to bookshelf décor to dip bowls. And the fact that they’ll have your personal touch will make them that more special to whoever you gift them to. Follow the DIY painted bowl instructions from The Lovely Drawer for a unique DIY gift idea.
Tea Cup Candle
Candles are an awesome gift, especially come winter time. Get a little crafty by creating a caramel latte tea cup candle like this one by Simply Stacie. It’s perfect for any coffee/tea lover. It will make their home even cozier with the most delicious scent, plus it will sit pretty on their coffee table or mantle.
These stove top potpourri recipes by Delia Creates are pretty much the holidays packaged in pretty jars. With three festive concoctions, they’re perfect (and inexpensive) to give to anyone from your friends to your coworkers to a holiday party hostess. All they have to do is place everything in a pan, cover with water and simmer on low. And ta da, they’ll have holiday potpourri at their fingertips.
Give the gift of relaxation with Inspired by Charm’s DIY bath bombs infused with essential oils. They’re simple to make and easy to customize for anyone on your list. You can add as much or as little colour pigment as you like, and use a variation of relaxing essential oils so every bath bomb is a little different.
If you know any other great DIY gift ideas, make sure to share with us in the comments!
Featured image: Delia creates
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.