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10 DIY Gift Ideas
November 22, 2023
Gift giving can be a wonderful way to show your appreciation and love to friends and family. However, finding the perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge. That’s where DIY gifts come in! Creating something adds a personal touch that can’t be bought in a store. In this blog post, we’ve gathered 10 DIY gift ideas from previous posts to inspire your next gift-giving occasion. Perfect for host gifts, gift exchanges or just a simple “thinking of you” gesture, these DIY gifts are sure to bring joy to your loved ones.
DIY Cleaning Products
Show your loved ones that you care about their well-being and the environment by whipping up some homemade cleaning products. Check out Clean Mama’s recipe for a DIY All-Purpose Cleaner or Fabric Refresh Spray. Package them in reusable glass bottles and pair with the DIY Cleaning Recipes Pocket Notebook.
DIY Recipe Binder
Compile your favorite family recipes or just put together a Recipe Binder for them. Add handwritten notes and a couple family favorite recipes to make it even more special. The Dinner Rotation and Menu Planning Kit includes a DIY Recipe Binder – perfect for gift giving!
DIY Nightly Sink Scrub
I love this for a quick host/hostess gift – pair with a dish soap and/or dish towels and you’ve got the perfect evening ritual all packaged up. See the Nightly Sink Scrub instructions here or the holiday add-ins version here.
DIY Mason Jar Potpourri
I’m always looking for ways to make things smell better NATURALLY. This is a simple and fun project that takes a couple minutes to pull together and about a month to dry out – but check out the full DIY for oven drying instructions to speed up the process. Once it’s dehydrated or dried out, it has all sorts of uses for natural freshening.You can pour it in a small bowl to freshen a room, put in a sachet for drawers and closets, add to baking soda for a sink scrub or add to water and simmer on the stove. Add a label and ribbon for a gift!
DIY Infused Vinegar
It’s so easy to make DIY infused vinegar for cleaning. This is a fun gift especially for a fellow cleaning friend. A couple steps and a little patience and you’ll be cleaning with lemon-y goodness. If you’re like me and don’t like the smell of white vinegar, this is an easy way to naturally give your white vinegar a subtle scent while cutting that sharp pickle-y smell. Better yet, it’s simple, natural, and inexpensive!
Personalized Cleaning Caddy
Help your friends and family keep their cleaning supplies organized with a personalized cleaning caddy. Clean Mama’s Cleaning Caddy DIY provides a step-by-step guide to create a stylish and functional caddy. Customize it with their name or favorite colors.
Homemade Vanilla Extract
For the bakers in your life, homemade vanilla extract is a thoughtful and practical gift. Follow Clean Mama’s recipe to make this delightful and versatile kitchen staple. Package it up in a cute bottle with a label and ribbon for your baking friends.
DIY Stovetop Simmer
Put the ingredients for a stovetop simmer in a cute jar or even a cute glass pot like this one, and put instructions to use it on a cute tag. This post has five different combination ideas and the full how-to.
DIY Hot Cocoa
I make a couple jars of this hot cocoa every winter. This recipe for homemade hot cocoa is great for gifting or just for keeping in your cupboard for cold days. And it’s just delicious! It will store for a few months in a covered container.
Homemade Bath Bombs
Treat your friends and family to a relaxing spa day at home with homemade bath bombs. Follow Clean Mama’s Lavender & Lemon Bath Bomb recipe to make these fizzy and fragrant bath treats. You can customize the scents and colors to suit each recipient’s preferences.
Do you make DIY gifts? What are you making this holiday season? Tell us in the comments!