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DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

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10 Budget-Friendly DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

If your budget is tight this holiday season, you can still give meaningful gifts to everyone on your list. Homemade gifts are often what make a holiday gathering extra special. Here are some ideas to get your creative gift-giving juices flowing.

1. Give Cookies in a Jar or Gift SackDo you have a cookie recipe everyone is always raving about? Put the dry ingredients for a batch in a mason jar or gift sack and tie the recipe to the lid or around the bag. If you want to add a special touch, include some mixing spoons or measuring cups. Your loved one will be sure to think of you when they whip up a batch of your famous treats.

2. Wine Cork Stoppers. Turn fun decorative knobs into wine stoppers. You can select unique knobs for various occasions throughout the year.

3. Frame a Map of a Favorite DestinationCommemorate your favorite girls’ trip or your honeymoon by surprising your loved one with a framed map.

4. Sew a Pillow from an Old Shirt.
 Does your loved one have an old shirt that no longer fits, but they just can’t bear to part with it? Sneak it out of their closet and turn it into a pillow. You can also find an old shirt with a cool pattern at a thrift store.

5. We WHISK You a Merry KISS. If you have someone who loves to bake or cook on your gift list, give them a set of whisks or cookie mixes. Fill the wire whisks with Hersey kisses and place in a clear bag.  Add a colorful ribbon.

6. Sew Rice Bag Warmers.
Do you know someone who is always cold?  Warm your loved one’s heart, hands, toes and aching muscles with colorful rice bag warmers. 

7. Give a Binder of Family Recipes.
 Is there someone in your family who loves to cook? Call your relatives and put together all those old favorite family recipes into a binder. It makes a meaningful gift that could be passed down for generations.

8. Cork board World Map. Give that world traveler in your life a cork board map.  You can pin all the places they have visited.


9. Design some Coasters. Everyone needs coasters so why not give a unique gift to a friend or family member.  You’ll have fun designing colorful and festive coasters.

10. Make a Photo Calendar.
 Anyone would enjoy a personalized calendar.  Fill the pages with old photos, favorite photos or funny ones and let them reminisce throughout the year about your thoughtful gift.

Do you have more ideas for DIY gifts? Share them here!


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