Roundup of easy DIY gifts including homemade food gifts, natural beauty products and reusable items for the home. There’s something to please everyone here and it’s a bonus that these gifts are healthy, eco-friendly and affordable!
Do you struggle to think of gift ideas for certain people on your list?
Maybe you have no idea what they like but you want to give them a little token of your appreciation? Or perhaps you want to give something special but you need to watch your budget? Or maybe you just love DIY and are looking for unique homemade gift ideas!
Whether it’s for a teacher, your best friend or your mother-in-law, a homemade gift can be the perfect solution to your gift giving dilemmas!
36 Easy DIY Gifts
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To help you with your gift giving this year, I’ve put together a roundup of 36 of my favorite DIY gifts – including homemade food gifts, natural beauty products and some reusable, eco-friendly gifts for the home.
Don’t worry – these homemade gifts aren’t super complicated or endless time-consuming. Even people who don’t consider themselves super crafty can pull off these easy DIY wins!
You may already have the ingredients in your cupboard for some of these gifts like sugar scrubs or spiced nuts. Others require a few ingredients easily picked up at a natural food store or online.
We’re not talking weeks of preparation. Once you’ve got the supplies, we’re talking an hour or two at most (some much less), to make these DIY gifts.
Sometimes the most special gift of all is something that is homemade. You can do this!
Luxurious DIY Gifts – Homemade Beauty Products
What I love about the gift of homemade beauty products – like scrubs, balms and bath soaks – is that you are inviting the recipient to pamper themselves! Tell me who wouldn’t love that excuse?!!
Here are my favorite natural beauty gift ideas:
Customizable Facial Oil from Mindful Momma
Essential Oil Perfume Blend from Hello Glow
Botanical Soap Bars from Garden Therapy
Customizable Face Scrub from Mindful Momma
Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub from No Fuss Natural
DIY Cleansing Balm from Mindful Momma
Milk & Honey Bath Melts from Bren Did
Homemade Lip Balm from Mindful Momma
Sugar Scrub Bars from Hello Glow
Relaxation Bath Salts from Mommypotamus
Whipped Body Butter from Mindful Momma
Rosewater Toner from The Healthy Maven
Soap on a Rope by Hello Glow
Fizzy Bath Bombs from Mindful Momma
Pumpkin Spice Bath Tea from Life-N-Reflection
Unique DIY Gifts for the Home
Eco-friendly, reusable gifts are some of my favorite gifts to give. They are super practical and can be used over and over again, but they are still special because they are handmade.
These DIY’s may take a little more time than the food or beauty gifts – but are totally worth it for an extra special gift!
Here are my favorite handmade gifts for the home:
DIY Beeswax Wraps from Mindful Momma
Lemon Beeswax Candles from A Pumpkin and A Princess
Upcycled Map Coasters from Pop Sugar
Marbled Clay Ring Dish from A Beautiful Mess
Herbal Drawer Fresheners from Garden Therapy
Lavender Eye Pillow from Hello Glow
Etched Wooden Spoons from Mindful Momma
Stenciled Tea Towels from Number Two Pencil
Unpaper Towels by A Beautiful Mess
DIY Snack Bags from Mindful Momma
Easy DIY Homemade Food Gifts
Food gifts are the BEST because everyone eats! I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled to get a bag of homemade granola or spiced nuts, or a jar of specialty nut butter or a homemade spice blend.
Package up homemade food gifts in cellophane bags or glass jars with ribbon and a food gift tag or sticker. Consider including the recipe so they can make the item for themselves. Homemade food gifts look impressive and taste delicious – a double win!
Here are my favorite homemade food gift ideas:
Homemade Nutella from Hello Nest
Homemade Granola from Mindful Momma
Homemade Coffee Liquor from Wholefully
Moroccan Spiced Nuts from Girl vs. Dough
Chocolate Bark from The Life Harvest
Smoky Homemade Taco Seasoning from Mindful Momma
Lemon Rosemary Shortbread from Cookie + Kate
Homemade Soup Mix from Wholefully
Homemade Extracts from Kirbie Cravings
Chai Spiced Almond Butter from Mindful Momma
Hot Chocolate Mix from Live Simply
What are your favorite DIY gifts to give?
For more easy DIY gift ideas, see my list of Top DIY blogs!