Whether it’s a quick thank you for a neighbor or a “get well soon” present for a friend, getting creative with your sentiment is the best way to show you care. Check out these 50 creative, DIY gifts that you can use for any occasion – from birthdays to Christmastime.
1. Snow Globe Cookie Jar
Tag & Tibby starts us off with this fun little DIY that’s perfect for the holidays. Create a snow globe for your neighbor or best friend.
2. Coconut & Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
A Pretty Cool Life whipped up some sugar scrub and we’re loving the grapefruit and coconut combination. Whether it’s a party favor or a thank you gift, it’s a great option!
3. Gem Soap
These gem soaps are so cool! Perfect as bridal shower favors or special gifts for your best friends, learn how to make them over at YouTube.
4. OilCloth Coin Purse
You could always make your mom or sister an oilcloth change purse with a fun design! It’s a great little DIY and it’s something they can always keep with them and use!
5. Bottle Stoppers
2 Bees in a Pod made these pretty bottle stoppers. They’re a great option if you need a host or hostess gift and they’re super easy to make too!
6. Solid Perfume
Country Living gave us this great recipe for solid perfume. These bits are perfect for traveling and you can easily personalize the scents.
7. Baking Kit
The DIY Mommy created a Christmastime baking kit that you can springboard lots of ideas from. It can be holiday themed, birthday themed or made as a get well or thank you gift.
8. No-Sew Flannel Blanket Scarf
Blanket scarves are trendy and fun! And you can learn how to make one for your sister if you hop on over to Wholefully.
9. Mouse Slippers
Make it Love it made the most charming pair of slippers around. Who doesn’t love a cute little mouse in the house – on our feet, of course!
10. Chalkboard Serving Tray
Here’s a more intricate DIY gift that we’re loving. Over at Shanty 2 Chic, you can learn how to create this chalkboard serving tray that you can use for dinners, parties and holidays to come.
11. Fire Starter Kit
Craftberry Bush created small fire starter kits that would become the perfect stocking stuffers for the family or party favors throughout the fall and winter season. Grab the details after the jump!
12. Farmhouse Text Pillow
Over at Homedit, you can learn how to whip up a fun, farmhouse-styled pillow for your loved ones. If you’ve got someone revamping a space, this is the project to try your hand at.
13. iPhone Cases
Brit + Co gives us some fun ideas for iPhone cases. Grab some inspiration and make something as a nice thank you for the babysitter or your kiddo’s basketball coach.
14. Scented Candles
Living Well Spending Less gives us a classic DIY gift idea that we can use year round using different flavors. Grab the details and start whipping up some scented candles by the afternoon.
15. Friendship Necklaces
Studio DIY always has the absolutely most charming DIY inspiration around. And that holds true to these adorable “foodie” friendship necklaces.
16. Photo Coasters
Grab some of mom or dad’s favorite family photos and turn them into coasters! Juggling With Kids shows you how to get the job done and surprise them with something unique and fun!
17. Tiered Jewelry Tray
Here’s a fun DIY that even your mother-in-law could enjoy! Create a tiered jewelry tray for an extra pop of vintage style and organization in the bedroom.
18. Leather Keychain
The Every Girl showed off how to make some sleek leather keychains. Great for bridesmaids, teachers, best friends and more, it’s a gift that’s simple but thoughtful as well.
19. Lemon Shortbread Cookies
The Winsome Girl knows that an edible gift is just as good as any other. And this jar of lemon shortbread cookies will bring smiles to any who receive it.
20. Sharpie Mugs
Grab some sharpies, grab some mugs and get creative! Check out the easy tutorial for these over at PopSugar.
21. Ribbon Bookmark
5 Minutes For Mom started with a ribbon and turned it into a fancy new bookmark. Create something special and personalized for the readers in your life.
22. Lush Bath Bombs
YouTube gives us a fantastic video tutorial on how to create our own Lush-inspired bath bombs right at home! Whip up a batch for friends and family – for birthdays or the holidays!