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
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
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!
23. Candy Bouquet
When it’s time to give a gift, a candy bouquet will always be a great choice. No one will turn down a delicious bout of candy.
24. Photo Magnets
You can also turn some favorite photos into magnets for the fridge or home office! Just hop on over to The 36th Avenue to learn how!
25. Painted Wine Glasses
26. Wine & Chocolate Gift Basket
Julie Blanner knows how to compose a gift basket. And when one has both wine and chocolate inside, it’s a winner.
27. S’mores Kit
Here’s another edible gift ideas that we’re loving. Who doesn’t love to make s’mores? Check out how to whip up the right kind of kit over at HGTV.
28. Mini Succulents
Mini succulents could be a great favor or thank you gift as well. Grab some pots and some plants and have at it!
29. Kitchen Tablet Holder
Have anyone that loves to cook and grab recipes right from their tablet? Check out Messy Nessy Chic and learn how to make a tablet holder that fits the kitchen!
30. Bow Totes
Flamingo Toes made some bow totes that we’re absolutely swooning over. Pick fun fabrics and lace while creating something special and personalized for a loved.
31. Dip Dye Gloves
HGTV dip dyed some gloves for an extra special touch. Perfect for a wintertime birthday or as a holiday gift, take a peek after the jump.
32. Recipe Box
Recipe boxes can be a fun gift as well. Just make sure you personalize it by adding some cards inside and maybe one of your own recipes or two to get it started.
33. Teacup Candles
Here’s another fun way to gift a candle to a special someone. Put them inside a tea cup for a bout of extra personality and style!
34. Sweater Totes
2 Bees in a Pod created sweater jackets or “totes” for wine bottles. How adorable and charming would these be as a means to gift a brand new bottle of bubbles or chardonnay?
35. Gemstone Magnets
Old bits of jewelry or beads you may have cluttering some drawers, you can turn them into a fun gift for your BFF! Live Love DIY has all the know-how.
36. Personalized Cutting Board
If you want to get really crafty, you can make a personalized cutting board as well! For an anniversary or a wedding gift, it’s a great project to try your hand at.
37. Hand Stamped Tea Towels
Think Make Share made some hand painted tea towels that we think mom or grandma would adore! Get creative and crafty with this fun DIY!
38. Polka Dot Mousepad
nousDecor lets us in on how to make a mousepad that’s worthy of your home office – or your best friend’s. Check out how to create one after the jump.
39. Tea Gift Basket
If there’s a tea lover in your life, create a gift around their taste buds. Just check out the details for it over at DIY Network.
40. Leather Sunglass Case
Bit + Co used some leather to whip up a snazzy sunglasses case. How cool and outside-the-box would this be as a DIY gift?
41. No-Sew Fleece Scarf
It’s Always Autumn made a scarf that serves as a nice gift as well. You just have to grab some fleece to get started!
42. Animal Bookends
HGTV created bookends that could be a great gift idea as well. With some paint, you too can make some of these cuties.
Homedit knew that potholders were always a great choice when it came to DIY gifts. And these funky bits will become mom’s new favorite when she finds out that you made them yourself.
44. Skinny Ties
Pinterest provided us with some great inspiration for dad or even the boyfriend! Make some funky skinny ties to jazz up the man in your life’s closet.
45. Ribbon Tablet Case
Lil Luna shows us how to make a tablet cover that’s both stylish and functional. Snatch up the details after the jump to the tutorial.
46. Salt & Pepper Shakers
You can even make some new – shabby chic and trendy – salt and pepper shakers. Gift them right, and your loved one will be using your creation for a long time to come.
47. Wood Trivets
A Beautiful Mess is where we found these geo wood trivets. Full of trendy style and functionality, we love gifts that hit more than one checkmark.
48. Dipped Utensils
A new batch of utensils is always a nice idea for a gift. But a new batch that’s been dipped in fun colors is even better.
49. Pocket Handwarmers
iHeart Naptime made some pocket hand warmers from scratch! These are great stocking stuffers, don’t you think?
50. Cereal Box Gift Tags
Make those gifts look even more charming and personalized with some of these cereal box gift tags from Offbeat + Inspired. Grab the details after the jump!