17 Best DIY Gifts

It’s that time of the year where we want to show others we love or appreciate them. Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors might make the list. Whether you have a creative bone in your body or not, we have some easy and simple DIY gifts to shower on people.

Pip and Ebby has a fantastic list of affordable and fun gift ideas you could create today! Check out this talented group of bloggers and let them do the heavy lifting and teach you how to check off gifts for your loved ones today.

Sprinkled Chocolate Party Spoons

These party spoons are super easy, and can be for the hot chocolate or coffee lovers in your life. This is an awesome, inexpensive gift that takes very little time. Rose at Sweetapolita will show you how to make this must have DIY gift for co-workers, in-laws, nieces or your neighbors on your to-do list. They can be made a variety of ways and looks so you can be creative as you want to be!

Homemade DIY Extracts

Tthese extracts make a great gift! Perfect for shakes and food, these will be well received. Head on over to Kirbie Cravings to learn how to make these simple gifts that are perfect for a teacher, neighbor or friend!

Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats

Know someone who has a fur baby dear to their heart? This is a great gift for them! This gift will help you create a tasty, useful gift that a fur baby owner will appreciate for both the healthiness factor and thoughtfulness. Three Little Ferns is going to make it easy for you to create this DIY gift.

Beer Coasters

This idea popped up for Father’s Day but I think this makes a great gift for the co-worker or uncle (or aunt!) in your life that enjoys a cold brew anytime of the year. Hip 2 Save guides you through how to make this coaster set which I think is a perfect practical gift. Don’t limit yourself to beer, the options are endless!

Dip-Dyed Frosted Tumblers

These are just the cutest tumblers! Whether they are filled with wine, vodka or just some water, they will make anyone glad to receive them. I love how easy they are to make and picking up a couple of plane tumblers is worth it when they turn out so cute frosted! Vicky Barone has a step-by-step guide to make this easy for even the least of the crafty people. Have fun!

DIY Heating Pad

These are a wonderful gift that are useful for so many reasons! They are affordable and easy to make. This gift is both practical and they are good for kids, adults and anyone between. Aches and pains will be helped out by this wonderful heating pad that Satsoma shows you how to make.

DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray

Most people love to have unique, creative platters when inviting guests to their house with. It’s fun to have a center piece to talk about and share a meal with others from. This might be the perfect gift for someone you know, or maybe you need to make 2 and keep one for yourself! Head on over to Shanty 2 Chic for the instructions on how to make this inexpensive gift.

52 Things I Love About You Cards

Growing up, these were great gift ideas for our parents - cards that offered a chore done without whining or saying something nice about the recipient. So I just love how Visual Heart makes this simple idea into a really cute gift that’s more than a few scribbles on a page, like back in the day. Go ahead and make this perfect gift for a friend or loved one!

Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter

There’s something really kind about a food gift. It’s useful and thoughtful even if it’s a simple recipe or an easy item to make. Caramel is delicious, add some apples like it’s fall and you’ve got a wonderful gift with the personal touch. It’s Always Autumn makes it the process easy to do and even provides the cute little tags to print.

How To Make a Key Pouch Coin Purse

Everyone needs one of these but to have one that’s spiffed up and homemade is more fun. Apple Green Cottage lays out the instructions in an easy format so you can make this for a friend, niece or neighbor. There’s lots of options on fabric and colors so don’t let this one trick you, you don’t have to be a seamstress to make it!

How To Make a Glitter and Sharpie Mug

I love these mugs I see on display at the store or in coffee shops that have a little sarcastic comment or a cute design. But I’m usually aghast at the price tag associated and am willing to put up with my dollar store mug. But did you know you can transform that dollar store mug into one of those cute fancy mugs with the sayings? Nest of Posies wants to show you how its done and has a few cute ideas to get you going. Then you’ll have a new to you mug or a great gift to give someone!

Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments

Teachers, Bus Drivers, Post Office workers, Pastors, Bosses, Co-workers…the list goes on and on about who you could make these for! You can tailor the flavors and make a few to give each person. They look adorable and are a thoughtful gift. Sprinkle Some Fun walks you through how to assemble these to make someone a really great gift.

Mood Boosting Room Sprays

I would use this. It’s something I like to have on hand. In your bathroom, living room or bedroom, this can be used in a number of ways depending on the scent you choose. This is helpful in giving someone aromatherapy, allowing them to relax or cheer up with just a simple spritz of this spray to alleviate any stress or worries. Hello Glow will help you make a powerful, uplifting spray without all the chemicals and a personal touch on the tag.

Tic Tac Toe Rocks Gift

This is such a cute little personalized gift for a child or friend! It’s a fun little game you can play with someone whether you’re at home or on the go! Balancing Home shows you the steps to make this great little gift and personalize it for your someone wonderful.

Favour Boxes

While this is the wrapping on the gift and not the gift itself, I still love this DIY project. Romanium Mum helps you get creative and individualize each favour box with the help of littles or all by yourself and sneak a little something inside to make sure that the person on the receiving end feels special.

Upcycled Mason Jar Lid Magnets

These are a great way to share a memory and send love to someone. Or if you don’t want to use actual pictures, quotes, cute artwork, there are so many options of what you could use in these adorable and practical gift magnets! The Unoriginal Mom shows you how its done and you will get a thankful friend who loves the addition to their fridge. These are on my list of what to make!

Unicorn Fizzy Bath Salts

These look so pretty! Throw a little of this into your bath to produce both aromatic smells but give your skin a pick-me-up that makes you smooth and moisturized. Lydi Out Loud puts together an easy tutorial on how to make these cute useful gifts in the jars that are useful after you use up the bath salts. I can think of so many people who would like one - how about you?