11 Actually Doable DIY Holiday Gifts
Giving, now with a sense of accomplishment
You’ve checked three people off your list and all of a sudden your wallet is hurting a little more than expected. Enter the DIY gift. Here are 11 that are useful, filled with love and can even be crafted by folks without a PhD in Pinterest.
Sugar, spice and everything nice blend together in this luxurious body scrub you can gift to everyone from your mom to your babysitter.
Felt Coffee Sleeves
The caffeine fiend in your life will thank you for this ridiculously adorable koozie.
Striped Corkboard Coasters
Wherever there’s a surface, there’s the need for a coaster. Give your extra clean, extra stylish friends these oh-so-easy-to-make ones. (And offer to whip up cocktails while you’re at it.)
How gorgeous are these? Perfect for the mother, sister or friend whose eyes light up at a perfectly brewed cuppa tea.
Cranberry Orange Soap
These take ten minutes to make. Seriously.
Mason Jar Succulents
Hooray for a plant that’s all but impossible to kill. Even better when it’s situated inside a rustic mason jar.
Stovetop Potpourri Mix
All you need is an orange, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg and fresh cranberries to make this stovetop mix that's like Christmas in a mason jar.
Any aspiring chef will appreciate these homemade extracts. Easy to make and so much better than store-bought, these guys take everything from soufflés to pound cakes to the next level.
Hello, DIY snowglobe. Gift this one to your nieces, nephews and anyone who enjoys a little mesmerizing glimmer. (Bonus: It’s easy for your own kids to make them, f too.)
Chalkboard Serving Tray
Your favorite hostess could always use an extra platter or two when entertaining. Just make sure she knows how to spell “Camembert” right.
Lip Balm Locket
Lip balm that doubles as stylish jewelry? We’re all the way in. All you need is a knife, a hair dryer, a little balm and a locket (duh).