Christmas is fast approaching and so if you haven’t already, now is the time to wrap those final presents for friends and roommates. What’s that now? You’ve got someone on your list you don’t know what to get? Or maybe you have money and time constraints to consider? In either scenario, the following is a quick list of some great DIY Christmas and holiday gifts that are great for those last-minute and last-person on your gift-giving list. As a bonus, you’ll have fun making them!
DIY Gifts to Fill Your Christmas Lists
- Photo transfer art. In our digital world, most of our photos are available only on screens and often in temporary format via apps like Instagram and SnapChat. Yet, there will always be something special about holding a beloved photograph of friends. It’s like holding a memory. This Mod Podge tutorial makes it easy to take a favorite photograph of a friend or roommate and give it to them in a cool physical format.
- Tabletop Zen garden. Do you have a friend that constantly stresses out about exams and papers? Take a cue from the Eastern arts and offer them up this cool and classic method of destressing. Creating a tabletop Zen garden doesn’t take a lot and you can easily personalize it base on the gift recipient’s favorite colors and plants.
- Homemade Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups. Note, these are dangerously addictive homemade peanut butter cups. But if you have someone on your list that has a sweet tooth, then they will absolutely love these (and probably come back to you looking for more). It is a bit of a detailed recipe and so best for someone handy in the baking department. OR, if your gift recipient is a baker, check out this gorgeous DIY recipe book idea.
- Incognito stash box. This is a fun gift to make and a fun one to receive. Plus, it’s pretty practical as what student doesn’t have something they’d like to keep hidden from prying roommates and RAs? Any hardcover book will make do for this secret box project but we recommend using an old textbook or something similarly inconspicuous.
Have Your Own Favorite DIY Gift Ideas? Share in the Comments!
This is by no means an exhaustive list of fun and easy DIY projects that make for great Christmas gifts (or even self-gifts). If you have your own favorite gift-giving ideas, be sure to leave ’em in the comments!