Homemade gifts have long been thought of as the most special gifts you can give to someone. Homemade gifts are thoughtful and the time you spend making them speaks volumes to the recipient. This isn’t to say that store bought gifts are necessarily a bad thing, but homemade gifts are just a little more special; to the recipient and the giver. The holidays are a big time for diy gifts. If diy is something you are a fan of, then we have some wonderful ideas for you this season.
A DIY Spa Day Basket
A DIY spa day basket is a gift that many people will enjoy! They can actually be made with household items and a few dollars. While they may be inexpensive to make, the recipient will definitely feel like a million dollars! To start this DIY gift project you will need one basket and a few small containers to hold your items. If you have a basket on hand that is great. If you don’t you can purchase one at Walmart or even Dollar Tree along with the containers you will use for only a few dollars.
You can use everyday household items like brown sugar, cinnamon, and coconut or olive oil to make the spa treatments. Since a little goes along way, it doesn’t require a whole lot of ingredients. For example, you can make a bath scrub out of brown sugar, coconut-olive-or almond oil, and some cinnamon. You can even add some essential oil of your choice to make it smell good. To make a hair treatment you simple need to mix coconut and olive oil together with an essential oil of your choosing and some raw honey. The possibilities are endless with these mixtures.
Once you decide what you want to make and get them mixed together, simply put them in a small container and add them to the basket. Decorate the basket with some ribbon and you have your DIY spa day basket made and ready to be delivered.
Making DIY jewelry is always a big hit. Both the young and old at heart love items like this. You can purchase a jewelry making kit for about $10 and make multiple items with it. From necklaces and chokers to bracelets. The world is your jewelry oyster and the ideas are endless. If you prefer not to buy a premade kit, you can go to a craft store and by an assortment of beads, claps, wiring, and earrings to use to make your jewelry.
DIY Coffee Mug
Are you planning on giving a gift to someone who drinks coffee regularly? Maybe you know someone who collects coffee mugs? If so, making a DIY coffee mug is the perfect gift for you to choose. All you will need is a plain colored coffee mug and some colored sharpies. For a few dollars more you can even grab some stencils. Simply decide on the design you want, decorate in the color of your choice, and let it dry. It is really that simple. All that is left after it dries is packaging it up the way you want to.
This holiday season is the perfect time to spice up the DIY gifts you give. All of these ideas are great for anyone on your list. Friends, coworkers, or even strangers are sure to love these ideas. The fact they are made from the heart will just make them more special.