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The 2023 holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your gifts for your loved ones. Instead of buying something generic from a store, why not put a personal touch on your presents this year? DIY gifts are a great way to show your loved ones that you’ve put time and effort into creating something special just for them. Here are four fun DIY holiday gifts that you can make yourself.
There’s something magical about the warm glow of candles during the cold holiday season, and handmade candles are even more special. Making your own candles is a fun and creative project that allows you to customize scents, colors, and even shapes.
Whether you choose to make traditional pillar candles or experiment with unique containers like mason jars or tea cups, your handmade candles will add a cozy ambiance to your home or the home of whomever you gift them to.
Personalized Photo Calendars
A personalized photo calendar is a great practical gift that your loved ones can enjoy throughout the year. Collect your favorite pictures of shared memories and create a custom calendar using online design tools or even a simple template in a word processing program.
Add special dates like birthdays and anniversaries to make the calendar unique to whoever you gift it to. This DIY gift is a fantastic option if you need multiple presents for friends and family, as you can include pictures and dates that are special to the whole group and have multiple copies printed.
Homemade Bath Bombs
What do you get for someone who seems to have everything? The key is to find gift ideas that are appreciated but temporary, like flowers or chocolate. This means you won’t have to worry about cluttering your loved one’s space with things they don’t need; they’ll have something they can use for a time and then it’ll be gone.
Homemade bath bombs are a perfect temporary gift that will add some luxury to the recipient’s at-home spa days, and they’re surprisingly easy to make. You’ll probably have most of the ingredients at home already, and you can customize them by scenting and coloring them with your favorite essential oil and some food coloring. Bath bombs are also a great addition to a holiday gift basket if you’d like to include more parts in your gift.
Jewelry is always a popular gift choice, but why not take it a step further by making your own handcrafted pieces? There are a variety of great tutorials online that’ll show you how to create your own earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, so you’re sure to find something that you and the recipient will like.
Experiment with different materials like beads, pendants, or charms to match your loved one’s tastes and styles. They’ll appreciate the effort and the unique touch you put into their piece of jewelry. If you’d like, you can even make a matching piece for yourself.