8 DIY Gifts For Giving This Season

14 November 2013


Its that time of year again. Gift giving season. For some people this creates loads of anxiety because the budget just doesn't allow for gift giving. For others, the commercialization of the season makes them shudder. Either way, there is a simpler way. Giving a gift you made shows you actually really put the time and effort into making the recipient feel special. I found a number of inexpensive and easy gifts most of you can make. You still have over a month to do it too!


Bake some cookies, pick up some cheap glass cookie jars and make these conversation cookie jars very easily. They are a cute addition to any kitchen - plus the best part - cookies! Get the instructions at Mom Advice.


They DIY chocolate spoons are the cutest, yummiest gift idea I've seen. They are completely inexpensive and would pair well with coffee, hot chocolate or some other libation. ExPress-o has the very simple instructions.


You don't need to rush out and spend a fortune on expensive bath products as a gift. I love the idea of making your own bath products, like this lime and mint soak, which is seriously incredibly easy to make and very inexpensive. The best part is that the products will be fresh and natural, unlike what you might get in the store. Tidy Mom even has a free printable you can use.


As always, Shanty 2 Chic has amazing ideas, including this really cool and purposeful mason jar key hook. I think I could even make this and it would totally go along with my rustic decor.


Trivets aren't just something your grandmother used. They can be stylish and unique and very modern. I absolutely lot what Design Sponge has created and if someone wanted to give this to me as a gift, I would definitely be using it tonight!


Being the foodie I am, homemade food gifts are always welcome. But, this isn't any ordinary cookie or baked good gift. Make your own vanilla extract, which is shockingly easy and inexpensive, plus I bet it tastes amaze-balls. Honey and Birch have the recipe.


These photo coasters make the ultimate Grandma gift. Now she can look lovingly at her grandchildren while also protecting her table and putting her drink on them. Tatertots & Jello show you how easy this is too.


This gift is great for the young and old. Make a family version of the popular game Guess Who. I'm sure you can find a cheap version of the game, or maybe you have one collecting dust in your basement. This would make a hilarious and fun activity on Christmas Day too. Thanks to obSEUSSed.

Photo Credit: Asenat29

Bargainmoosers, what DIY gifts have you given or received that merit mention?

TOPICS:   Crafts


  • Shawn M.
    What if I don't have enough friends to fill all the Guess Who slots?
    • Eva W.
      Get some pretend family. Rob Ford would be a fun addition to any family.
  • skeetersden
    I love those spoons what a great idea!
  • Maya
    The link to the bath soak goes to the chocolate spoon recipe. Can you add the correct page? I'd love to try this! Thanks!
    • Eva W.
      Sorry Maya, I've fixed it! Hope you enjoy.
  • Emily
    The link for the Tatertots and Jello goes to the vanilla extract... has someone been tasting the vanilla extract while posting links? ;)
    • Eva W.
      Seems like it! I've fixed it. Thanks for pointing it out Emily!

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