115 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Over 100 brilliant DIY Christmas gift ideas related to homemade toys, home decor, fashion, beauty, food, and crafts.

One of my absolute FAVORITE memories as a kid was making DIY Christmas gifts with my mom and little brother whenever my dad was working out of town.

We sat around the kitchen table and crafted Christmas ornaments for friends one year. The next year, we baked zucchini bread for neighbors. And then somehow it became a tradition to spend a few hours with my mom making gifts for loved ones every holiday season.

Over 100 DIY Christmas Gifts for Everyone on Your List | Over 100 brilliant DIY Christmas gifts related to homemade toys, home decor, fashion, beauty, food, and crafts.

Looking back, I realize now as an adult, it was a way for our family to save money. But what it gave me was a lifetime of memories spending time around the kitchen table making special things for special people as our holiday gifting.

That’s more precious than ANYTHING money can buy. Plus, it’s just a good feeling to receive something homemade that someone put their loving heart and valuable time into.

So I thought it would be fun to put together a huge resource list of homemade Christmas gift ideas you can make yourself, if the budget is a bit tight for Christmas this year or if you just feel like getting creative!

What To Do Before Making Any DIY Christmas Gifts

Before you start your homemade gift project, check your craft stash or kitchen supplies to see what you might already have that you can use up.

Do you have lots of scrap wood? Maybe you can make cutting boards or serving trays as hostess gifts.

Got some ribbon and miniature picture frames? Maybe some DIY Christmas ornaments would be a sweet present for neighbors.

Does your pantry have a couple of extra bags of sugar? Whip up a batch of cookies or homemade sugar scrub as decadent treats for friends.

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Ask yourself what YOU are good at. Ask yourself: What gifts can I make that are already in my skill set or expertise?

Whatever materials and talents you might already possess, use them to your advantage and tailor them to the specific people in your life to make the perfect gift that fits their personalities.

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 115 Homemade Gift Ideas for Anyone on Your List

I. DIY Christmas Gifts For the Home

1. Preserved and Framed Handwritten Recipes and Letters

framed recipe

2. Homemade Cutting Boards

cutting boards

3. Homemade Stovetop Potpouri


Boxwood Avenue

4. Handmade Candles with Vintage Dishes and Jars


5. Marble Coasters Craft


The Whimsical Wife

6. iPad Holder

ipad holder

My Repurposed Life

7. Oversized Art Using a Shower Curtain

shower curtain art

8. Device Charging Station

charging station


9. House Portrait Made Using an App

house portrait

10. Hand Built Serving Tray


Crafted by the Hunts

11. DIY Hobnail Vase (deliver it with flowers of course)


12. Arm Knitted Blanket


Raising Nobles

13. Ring Holder

ring holders


14. Macrame Plant Holder

plant holder

Elo Creations

15. Personalized Platter

DIY personalized handwritten platter

Martha Stewart

16. Wine Rack

wine rack

Place of My Taste

17. Map Art


Designer Trapped

18. Handprint Art

handprint art

Shrimp Salad Circus

19. Handmade Acrylic Calendar


Jen Woodhouse

20. Coffee Mug Rack

coffee mug rack

Jen Woodhouse

21. Macrame Wall Hanging

macrame wall hanging

Place of My Taste

22. Homemade Cake Stand

cake stand

Vintage Porch

23. Molded Trinket Dish

trinket dish

Shannon Valente

24. Stamped Tea Towel

tea towel

Craftify My Love

25. Homemade Throw Pillow from Rugs, Napkins, and Dish Towels


26. Handmade Family Tree

family tree

Martha Stewart

27. Hand Built Clock


Woodshop Diaries

28. DIY Picture Frame

canvas frame

Jenna Sue Design

29. Handmade Wreath


Sand & Sisal

30. Desk Organizer

desk organizer


31. Mail Sorter

mail sorter

Jaime Costiglio

32. Artwork Display

artwork display

The Sunny Sideup Blog

33. Recipe Box

recipe box

The  Wood Grain Cottage

34. Fire Starter

fire starter

Hearth and Vine

35. Fleece Blanket


Maison de Pax

36. Sun Catcher

sun catcher

Raising Up Wild Things

37. Blanket Ladder

blanket ladder

Love Create Celebrate

38. Mirror


So Much Better With Age

39. Memo Board

memo board

She Holds Dearly

40. Terrarium


Ella Claire Inspired

41. Book Safe

book safe


II. DIY Christmas Gifts For Kids

42. Homemade Dollhouse


43. Repurposed Wardrobe Reading Nook

reading nook

44. Repurposed Play Kitchen

play kitchen

Lovely Etc.

45. Hand Built Checker Board


Funky Junk Interiors

46. Photo Puzzle

photo puzzle

Kristen Duke Photography

47. Tic Tac Toe Board

tic tac toe

Life by Leanna

48. No-Sew Play Tent


Home Stories A to Z

49. Homemade Play-Do


Living Well Mom

50. Play Snow

DIY Christmas Gifts fake snow

Make Life Lovely

51. Slime Kit

DIY Christmas Gifts slime kit

Mom Envy

III. DIY Christmas Gifts for the Outdoors

52. Herb Garden Markers

DIY Christmas Gifts garden markers

53. DIY Planter

DIY Christmas Gifts planter

Vintage Revivals

54. Corn Hole Boards

DIY Christmas Gifts cornhole

The Tale of an Ugly House

55. Giant Jenga

DIY Christmas Gifts jenga

Garrison Street Design Studio

56. Bird Feeder

DIY Christmas Gifts bird feeder

Elizabeth Joan Designs

57. Yard Yahtzee

DIY Christmas Gifts yardzee

DIY Montreal

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58. Connect Four

DIY Christmas Gifts connect four

Build Basic

59. Giant Dominos

DIY Christmas Gifts dominoes

Dream a Little Bigger

60. Plant Stand

DIY Christmas Gifts plant stands

Ugly Duckling House

IV. DIY Gifts for Beauty

61. Honey Cinnamon Face Mask

DIY Christmas Gifts face mask

Simply Quinoa

62. Homemade Hand & Body Scrub

DIY Christmas Gifts sugar scrubs

Country Hill Cottage

63. Homemade Soap

DIY Christmas Gifts soaps

Six Dollar Family

64. Bath Salts

DIY Christmas Gifts bath salts

My Tiny Laguna Kitchen

65. Lip Balm

DIY Christmas Gifts lip balm

Country Hill Cottage

66. Shaving Cream

shaving cream

Pronounce Skincare

67. Beard Oil

DIY Christmas Gifts beard oil

Ascension Kitchen

68. Essential Oil Perfume

DIY Christmas Gifts perfume

Garden Therapy

V. DIY Christmas Gifts in Fashion

69. Silhouette Necklace

DIY Christmas Gifts silhouette necklace

The Nester

70. Molded Earrings

DIY Christmas Gifts earrings

Paper n Stitch Blog

71. Morse Code Bracelet

DIY Christmas Gifts bracelet

Love and Marriage Blog

72. No Sew Scarf

DIY Christmas Gifts blanket scarf

Sweet Red Poppy

73. Tote Bag

DIY Christmas Gifts tote bag


74. Macrame Camera Strap

DIY Christmas Gifts Camera Strap

A Beautiful Mess

75. Easy Sew Apron

DIY Christmas Gifts pinafore aprons

Rocky Hedge Farm

76. Scrunchies


Sustain My Craft Habit

77. Headband

DIY Christmas Gifts knotted headbands

Martha Stewart

VI. DIY Christmas Drink and Food Gifts

78. Hot Buttered Rum Drink Mix

hot buttered rum mix

In My Own Style

79. Homemade Extract

homemade extract


80. Soup in a Jar Mix

soup starter

Whipper Berry

81. Limoncello


Love and Olive Oil

82. Sangria Kit

DIY Christmas Gifts Sangria Kit


83. Cookies in a Jar Mix

DIY Christmas Gifts Cookie Mix

The Kiwi Country Girl

84. Hot Chocolate Mix in a Mason Jar

DIY Christmas Gifts Hot Cocoa Mix

Love Grows Wild

85. Peppermint Bark

DIY Christmas Gifts Peppermint Bark

Pear Tree Kitchen

86. Marshmallows

homemade marshmallows

Sugar and Charm

87. Kitchen Sink Cookies

kitchen sink cookies

Julie Blanner

88. Truffles

DIY Christmas Gifts cookie dough truffles

Liv for Cake

89. Vanilla Chai Mix

DIY Christmas Gifts Vanilla Chai Mix

Real House Moms

90. Candied Pecans

candied pecans

Live Well Bake Often

91. Sugared Cranberries

sugared cranberries

Saving Dessert

92. Spiced Eggnog Scones

DIY Christmas Gifts Spiced Eggnog Scones

Home Cooking Memories

93. Sweet Potato Gingerbread Pancake Mix

DIY Christmas Gift Mix in a Jar

A Southern Fairy Tale

94. Spiced Pear Chutney

spiced pear chutney

Boxwood Avenue

95. Cheese Straws

cheese straws

Jehan Can Cook

96. Mulling Spices for Cider

DIY Christmas Gift Mulling Spices

Sweet Steep

97. Zucchini Bread

zucchini bread

The View from Great Island

VI. Crafts

98. Embroidery Hoop

floral embroidery

Flamingo Toes

99. Jewelry Holder

wooden jewelry holder

DIY Huntress

100. Pom Pom Car Diffuser Keychains

car diffuser keychains

A Bubbly Life

101. Marbled Coffee Cup Made with Nail Polish

marble mug

A Crafted Passion

102. Mercury Glass Christmas Ornament

mercury glass ornaments

One-Thousand Oaks

103. Baby Keepsake Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

Practically Functional

104. Charm and Ribbon Bookmark

DIY Christmas Gift Bookmarks

Flamingo Toes

105. DIY Teapot Sewing Kit

DIY Sewing Kit Tea Pot

Sadie Seasongoods

106. Wine Cork Succulent Magnets

DIY Cork Magnets

Our Crafty Mom

107. Cell Phone Case

DIY Phone Case

A Beautiful Mess

108. Photo Album / Scrapbook

DIY Christmas Gift Recipe Binder

Just a Girl and Her Blog

109. DIY Cord Roll

DIY cord roll made of leather

Make It & Love It

110. Cutting Board

DIY cutting boards made from scrap wood

111. DIY Picture Frames with Bobbin Trim

DIY picture frames with bobbin trim made from beads

Alice Grace Interiors

112. DIY Plant Stand

DIY plant stand made of wood

The Merry Thought

113. Patchwork Quilt

homemade simple patchwork quilt

Polka Dot Chair

114. Fabric Dolls

homemade fabric dolls

Make It & Love It

115. Wine Stoppers

DIY wine stoppers made from cabinet pulls and corks

Nourish and Nestle

Do you have any easy DIY Christmas gift ideas you’d add to the list? Are you going to be giving any homemade gifts to friends and family this year?

More Helpful Christmas Gift Ideas

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some practical gifts for Christmas?

Nicer versions of everyday items most people use is always a good gift.
Try gifting a gourmet bag of coffee, artisanal olive oil & balsamic vinegar, a great smelling linen spray, etc.
Give experiences instead of material items like concert tickets or a restaurant gift card for a date night.
Gift a subscription like to MasterClass, Birchbox, Headspace, or annual passes to local spots around town: aquariums, zoos, theme parks, and national parks.

What can kids make as Christmas gifts?

Let them make their own holiday cards, decorative picture frames, DIY ornaments, tile coasters, or hand scrub. All of these are simple to make that they can do with very little help.

What is the most underrated Christmas gift?

Believe it or not, socks, streaming services, and new bedsheets are among the most underrated yet most appreciated Christmas gifts, according to several surveys. How often do people use those? All the time!

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