17 Ideas for DIY Christmas Presents

It’s the most wonderful time of the year until the stress of gift giving comes in. Take out the stress and add in fun and love with these ideas for DIY Christmas Presents!


Now that Thanksgiving has passed the next magical holiday is on my mind and I bet it’s on yours too! One of my favorite things about Christmas is giving gifts. I’ve always been a gift giver and not just a “Oh, this will work!” and grab something off a store shelf gift-giver. Nope. I pride myself in trying to pick the perfect gift for the perfect person.

One of my favorite things to gift, though, is DIY gifts. They are fun to make, can really be personalized, and mean so much to the recipient because of the time and love you put into the gift. It’s also a perk that they usually work out to be more affordable than even cheap gifts you find on store shelves.

So this year, I want to inspire YOU to get crafty and heartfelt when you’re gifting to your family and friends with these ideas for DIY Christmas presents! There’s quite a variety of ideas so there’s definitely something for everyone on  your list.

Peppermint Brownie Mix for Jar Gift

Package peppermint brownie mix in a mason jar, for a simple and chic edible gift! Each element in the dry mix is layered. There is a free printable included that has the directions on how to make them! Get the full instructions on I Heart Naptime.

Peppermint Mocha Truffles

Food is one of my favorite things to give because… well, everyone loves it! I also just love baking around the Holidays so these Peppermint Mocha Truffles are one of my favorites to gift. I made these for my girls’ teachers last year [so it comes with a free Teacher gift printable] but they’d also make the perfect idea for neighbors, mail carriers, and anyone on your list!

Bite of Peppermint Mocha Truffles

DIY Bath Bombs from Inspired by Charm

For a spa night, these fizzy bubbles and essential oils are a relaxing treat for anyone. They’re also easy to customize in terms of colors and essential oil scents. Get the full

Nail Polish Swirl Coffee Mugs from The Whoot

Get a watercolor swirl on coffee mugs for a simple DIY gift.

DIY Jamberry Gift Ideas

Speaking of nail polish – how many of you love Jamberry Nail Wraps? Although I don’t sell them anymore, I’m still a Jamberry girl at heart and I still love to gift them to friends. I’ve got a few different fun ways to do that around Christmas with these DIY Jamberry Gift Ideas including an adorable “Mistletoes” ornament.


Cookie Cutter Set and Free Printable thanks to Yellow Bliss Road

Fill a large mason jar with this cookie cutter set, and add the cute free printable! This gift can work for all age ranges, from kids to newlyweds. Image credit: Yellow Bliss Road

DIY Christmas Gift Idea: Candy Cane Bath Salts and Oatmeal Cookie Bath Soak from Love Peace and Tiny Feet

Grab jelly canning jars for this candy cane bath salt mix. The ingredients are simple and made with dry ingredients. There is a free printable set of directions.

Gift Wrap Caddy thanks to Eighteen 25

For a low budget gift, create this caddy that would be great for an office or teacher. It includes things like a mini notepad, pens, tape and more.

DIY Christmas Gift Card Envelopes – A Pumpkin and a Princess

Gift cards are great because they allow a person to buy what they want. Personalize a gift card with these cute DIY gift card envelopes, that can work for any time of the year!

Slippers Gift Idea from Pretty Providence

Give a relaxing gift of a variety of pampering gifts in a pair of slippers. Ideas include chapstick, chocolate, nail polish, and more!

Christmas Cookie Cans – Fun Squared

Fill a Pringles jar with cookies in this simple DIY gift!

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe from The Idea Room

Peppermint is great for winter. This layered sugar scrub is relaxing and moisturizing. It’s made with only a handful of ingredients and peppermint essential oil.

Reindeer Nose Mason Jar from The Hankful House

In this kid-friendly gift, paint a reindeer on a mason jar filled with sweet treats.

Extra Special Teacher Mug

I love a good play on words and this fun DIY Teacher Gifts idea comes off the idea of being an “Extra” special teacher. It even comes with a free printable for a quick, adorable idea for your children’s teachers.

Extra Gum Extra Special Teacher Gifts #shop

Gifts In A Jar – One Good Thing by Jillee

For anyone on your list, make gifts in a jar! From an “orange theme” to a “guy theme” and “sweet tooth” theme, these gifts can be easily customized according to your budget and the person!

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea from Cherished Bliss

Throw this house-friendly gift together for a last minute, right before Christmas type of gift.

Christmas Cookies

There’s nothing better than a delicious tray of Christmas cookies. Along with peppermint truffles, peppermint mocha brownies, and Rocky Road Fudge… I love to add in a variety of Christmas cookies for DIY Christmas presents for special people on my list.


Hopefully a few things on this list will stand out to you for someone on your list! I hope you find the excitement and love in creating something special when you choose to DIY Christmas presents for your loved ones this year!





  1. I love the Slipper gift idea. It's something I'd love to receive myself! I also love the cookies in a Pringle can - awesome way to recycle!

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