Looking for unique and useful DIY Christmas gifts for your family and friends this year? We've got you covered with our top 10 affordable ideas! We rounded up our favorite easy projects that won't eat up too much of your time or break the bank. Just package them in cute little containers, stick a bow on top and voila! You're crossing names off your to-do list like crazy.
10 DIY Christmas Gifts Anyone Can Make
These are our favorite simple gifts with universal appeal. Most of them consist of 4 ingredients or less which not only limits the time it takes to complete, but also the money you spend on each one. And let's face it, there's nothing better than a thoughtful handmade gift for Christmas!
And for the foodies on your list, we've included our 5 favorite edible gifts. Fantastically unique and super easy, we dare you to find someone who doesn't love you more after you give them one!
1. Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts
We've come to rely on our homemade eucalyptus oatmeal bath salts because it offers the perfect solution for winding down after a tough day, while boosting the immune system. It's the perfect wintertime gift with soothing Epsom salt and healing eucalyptus essential oil. This recipe is one of The Soft Landing‘s very own.
2. Solid Perfume with Essential Oils
Essential oil-based perfume is subtle and enjoyable with just the right amount of scent. With just a few ingredients, you can make incredible gifts for your loved ones. We use these beeswax pellets and a variety of these certified organic essential oils for projects like this. And it's not just for women! Mix up a masculine scent for the men on your list with the blends we use for our DIY Natural Beard Oil. This solid perfume recipe courtesy of Kristin at Live Simply.
3. Loofah Soap
Natural loofah and store-bought soap base combine to create these lovely, exfoliating soaps. Make a batch for gifts and thrill your neighbors, teachers, family and friends! Our favorite melt-and-pour soap base is simple without questionable ingredients, and we love silicone molds when we're making soap because they're so easy to use. You can also check out our recipe for Detoxifying Activated Charcoal Soap Bars for the crunchiest on your list. This crafty loofah soap project is by Martha Stewart.
4. Brown Sugar Body Scrub
We love this amazingly simple 3-ingredient brown sugar body scrub made with items we all have at home that gently treats and prevents skin problems including wrinkles, acne, psoriasis and seborrheic eczemas. Score! This recipe can be found on The Soft Landing website.
5. Slow-simmered Ghee
The perfect gift for that dairy-free person in your life. Ghee is easy and affordable to make, and let me tell you, the recipient will love you forever because that stuff is expensive at the store. Just grab a pound of your favorite unsalted butter (we love Kerrygold grassfed butter) and an airtight glass jar, and you're on your way! This recipe provided by Lorraine at Evermine Occasions.
6. Paint-dipped Kitchen Utensils
Dress up a new pair of bamboo kitchen utensils for a functional, personalized and great looking gift without breaking your budget. Check out these super affordable naked bamboo kitchen utensils! We also love Lullaby Paints‘ safe and non-toxic formulas. This DIY idea brought to you by Lynette at Cleverly Simple.
7. Crockpot Apple Butter
Just whip it up in the slow cooker and go about your day without another thought until it’s time to jar it up! When evening rolls around, the entire house is infused with the smell of apples and spice. And you won't find any refined sugar in this apple butter recipe — only raw honey. YUM! This recipe brought to you by The Soft Landing.
8. Citrus Salt
These easy citrus salts are simple to make at home using the zest of fresh citrus and coarse kosher salt. They can be used to season all sorts of amazing dishes! We recommend Himalayan pink salt and organic fruit if possible. This recipe courtesy of Erin at Platings and Pairings.
9. Homemade Kahlua
Did someone say Kahlua? YES please! It just happens to be the favorite adult dessert drink around here. Easy to make with coffee and vodka, lots of fun possibilities await! We love this medium roast coffee, but any organic light, medium or dark roast would work well here. This recipe is by Stef at Cupcake Project.
10. Herb-infused Olive Oil
Infused olive oil is simple to make, delicious, and incredibly versatile, and can be used for salads, sandwiches or any other kind of cooking. A certified organic olive oil in a dark container will be the ultimate star on top of this Christmas tree! This recipe provided by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen.
Looking for More DIY Christmas Gift Ideas?
Evermine Occasions has a ton more amazing DIY edible Christmas gifts including brownie mix in a jar, hot buttered rum mix, peppermint bark and homemade almond milk with dairy-free sugar cookies. YUMMM!