03 December 2014

Top DIY Gifts for Everyone On Your LIst

I love making homemade Christmas gifts.  It makes the gift a little more personal knowing you put time and effort into something that you know they will love and enjoy.  Also, as an added bonus, sometimes you even save some money!  I decided to compile a list of some of my favorite DIY gifts and a link to show you how to make them.  Most of these I have made before and I think they would all make great gifts for someone on your list! 

Your co-workers

Cinnamon Pecans - I never want to spend a lot of money on my coworkers, but I do want to give them a little something special. Every year I make a batch of these cinnamon pecans, and they are amazing.  Everyone loves them!  They also make your house smell extra Christmas-y while you are making them! 

Your Dad

BBQ Rub - If your Dad is like mine, he is a BBQ master!  He will love this BBQ rub for summer barbeques.  Best part: it lasts forever!

BBQ Sauce -  This tutorial shows you how to make 3 kinds of sauces, make one or all 3!  Accompany them with the BBQ Rub! 
Your BFF

Infinity Blanket Scarf - Everyone loves a good blanked scarf.  Your BFF is sure to love your homemade version.  This one looks so easy to make and I definitely plan on making several for my friends and maybe even one for myself!

Statement Necklace - Your BFF will love this necklace.  What I love most about this project is you can change up the beads and colors to match her style! 

Your Mom

Patterned coasters - I made these for my mom a couple of years ago and they were so cheap and so easy to make.  All you need are basic square tiles, fun scrapbook paper, modge podge and some felt!

Sugar Scrub - One of my own DIY projects!  I made a bunch of these for Christmas gifts a couple years back and again: super cheap and easy!  Moms love this stuff!
The Newleyweds

Mr. & Mrs. mugs These are perfect for the newlyweds in your life.  Something small to say you still appreciate them

Your prego friends

Body Butter - With shea butter as the main ingredient in this moisturizing body butter, you can help your pregnant friends prevent stretch marks!
Your Boyfriend

Beer basket - Almost all men love beer.  He will love you for putting all his favorite beers in one spot. 


  1. I love this post so much! I am soo bad at DIY gifts, so having someone else think of ideas for me really helps! Love those newlywed mugs, too cute!


  2. That BBQ rub is genous! Great gift for a bf that grills, too!


  3. These are such thoughtful gifts!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  4. These are such cute DIY ideas! I really love these.
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  5. DIY blanket scarf?! Nuh-uh. Such great gift ideas! (:


  6. Love that scarf!! :) Great picks!


  7. GREAT choices!! Love those sweet coasters for Mom! :)
    xo Erin