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Easy DIY Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love


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I love DIY gifts because they are more personal than store-bought gifts. They’re often more affordable too.

a collage of nine different gifts you can make yourself with title text reading 60+ DIY Gifts That Aren't Lame

I used to think you had to be a master crafter to create meaningful homemade gifts. But that’s not true!

There are dozens of easy, DIY gifts that almost anyone can make. In fact, I’ve found over 60 of them!

DIY Gifts

I’ve collected over five dozen DIY gift ideas that your friends and family would actually want to receive. I’ve organized them below into different categories to make it easier to find the type of DIY gift you’re looking for.

DIY Food Gifts

      1. Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar (The Country Chic Cottage)
      2. Brownie Mix in a Jar (The Happier Homemaker)
      3. Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar (Honey & Lime)
      4. DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons (Princess Pinky Girl)
      5. DIY Rib Rub (Schooling a Monkey)
      6. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (Snappy Gourmet)
      7. Homemade Peppermint Extract (The Happier Homemaker)
      8. Homemade Vanilla Extract (The Happier Homemaker)
      9. Honey Lollipops (The Monday Box)
      10. Snowmen Popcorn Bags and Hershey Bars (The Savvy Age)
      11. Spicy Black Bean Soup in a Jar (Wholefully)

      DIY Bath & Beauty Gifts

        1. DIY Bath Bombs (Homemade for Elle)
        2. DIY Kool-Aid Lip Balm (I Don’t Have Time for That)
        3. DIY Moisturizing Hand Lotion (Mama Instincts)
        4. DIY Organic Body Butter (Mama Instincts)
        5. DIY Peppermint Lip Balm (I Don’t Have Time for That)
        6. DIY Gardener Soap (Juggling Act Mama)
        7. Homemade Body Butter (Montana Homesteader)
        8. Homemade Cuticle Cream (Homemade for Elle)
        9. Homemade Dandelion Salve (Montana Homesteader)
        10. Homemade Lotion Bars (Homemade for Elle)
        11. Homemade Soap (Happy Deal Happy Day)
        12. Homemade Sugar Body Scrubs (The Baking Fairy)

      DIY Gifts for the Home

      1. Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri in a Jar (Honey & Lime)
      2. DIY Candle in a Teacup (Dagmar’s Home)
      3. DIY Designer Drink Coasters (PinkWhen)
      4. DIY Etched Wine Glasses (The Pinning Mama)
      5. DIY Fabric Bowl (Mosswood Connections)
      6. DIY Fleece Wreath (Wondermom Wannabe)
      7. DIY Lighted Potpourri Jar (PinkWhen)
      8. DIY Ombre Kitchen Utensils (Lydi Out Loud)
      9. DIY Peppermint Candy Bowls (Princess Pinky Girl)
      10. Sharpie Dot Mug (Organized 31)
      11. Stenciled Cork Coasters (My Suburban Kitchen)
      12. Stenciled Serving Tray (Creative Ramblings)
      13. Stenciled Tea Towels (My Suburban Kitchen)

      DIY Clothing Accessories & Jewelry Gifts

      1. DIY Arm-Knit Chunky Cowl Scarf (PinkWhen)
      2. DIY Birthstone Bracelet (Creative Green Living)
      3. DIY Decorated Notebook (Smiling Colors)
      4. DIY Infinity Scarf (Creative Green Living)
      5. DIY No Sew Flannel Blanket Scarf (Wholefully)

      Great DIY Gifts for Kids

      1. DIY Lego Table (Busy Mommy Media)
      2. DIY Money Notepad (What Mommy Wants)
      3. DIY Travel Tic Tac Toe Game (Suburbia Unwrapped)
      4. Drawstring Backpack (PinkWhen)
      5. Homemade Bath Crayons (Parenting Chaos)
      6. No-Sew Fabric Book (Powerful Mothering)
      7. No Sew Pouch (Red Ted Art)
      8. Play Dough Bubble Bath (Steam Powered Family)
      9. Rock Candy (Steam Powered Family)

      More DIY Gifts

        1. DIY Gift Basket (Mama Instincts)
        2. DIY Leather iPad Sleeve (Wholefully)
        3. DIY Rice Heat Packs (Organized 31)
        4. DIY Shaving Kit (Creative Ramblings)
        5. DIY Tea Bag Sachets (The Rising Spoon)
        6. Monogrammed Tote Bag (Creative Ramblings)
        7. No-Sew Fleece Blanket (True Couponing)

        I hope you found a few DIY gift ideas above that you can make for your friends or family. If you have additional ideas, please share them with me in the comments!

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