The only thing better than getting a handmade gift from someone you love is giving a handmade gift to someone you love. While store bought gifts are still thoughtful, there’s something so great about being able to put time and hard work into a personalized gift for someone special. If you’re thinking of trying your hand at DIY gifts this holiday season, why not start out my giving your best friends one of these special items.
1. DIY Mint Sugar Scrub
Nothing says luxury like a holiday themed sugar scrub. Along with being amazing for the skin and a fantastic addition to a relaxing bath, sugar scrubs also make great DIY gifts. They are ridiculously easy to make and easy to personalize to your friends’ skin care needs. This minty scrub is full of peppermint extract and coconut oil, two ingredients that soothe and leave behind a trail of soft, supple skin.
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2. DIY Mini Notebooks
Give your besties a cute, handmade place to write their deepest thoughts, inspiring quotes, or grocery lists. This project does require access to a book binding tool, but they are original all the way down to their wire binding. These notebooks are cute, colorful, and the perfect small but thoughtful gifts.
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3. DIY Stamped Leather Passport Holder
If you and your friends live for traveling, these cute stamped leather passport holders make for great Christmas gifts. Using a bit of faux leather and a bit of hand-sewing knowledge, you can completely customize these holders to your friends’ unique personalities.
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4. DIY Ombre Kitchen Towels
You can never have too many decorative kitchen towels, especially when those towels are hand-dyed and as gorgeous as these ombre beauties. The project is relatively simple, and while it does require some pretty heavy duty rubber gloves and the possibility of a ruined t-shirt or two, these towels are incredibly fun to create and even better to gift.
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5. DIY Sequin Pillow
This pillow looks like something straight out of your local Anthropologie. It is gorgeous, well-made, and too cute to pass up. Luckily, this little throw pillow is a fraction of the price and filled with a little more love. The project is also super simple, using fabric glue, fabric, and gold sequin string, it requires no sewing and very little time.
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6. Pineapple Mini Soaps
These mini pineapple soaps are the perfect thing to help take away that winter-time blues. With their soothing coconut milk base and pineapple fragrance oil, they are the perfect soft touch to keep the skin soft and smelling delicious throughout the coldest months.
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7. DIY Travel Mugs
Give your besties a way to drink their morning coffee in style with these adorable travel mugs. If you’re not a natural artist, don’t worry, this project uses vinyl cut outs to transfer the designs. Making these mugs incredibly easy to create and totally one-of-a-kind.
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8. DIY Layered Scent Candle
You can never go wrong with a candle, especially not when the candle is made with all natural ingredients and contains three different smells. Using a bit of beeswax, some essential oils, and a few other ingredients, these candles have layered scents that bring joy every time they are lit.
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