DIY Christmas gifts: 2022, for family, coworkers, kids

DIY Christmas gifts: 2022, for family, coworkers, kids

If you can't do your holiday shopping as usual and want to avoid the crowd, you can go for DIY Christmas gifts! Here are some easy ideas!

If you are on a budget or just want to save some money, we've got your back! In addition, the gifts from our list are equally suitable for family members, coworkers, and kids, so don't hesitate to have a look at all the sections!

What are some DIY gifts for family members?

Gift Jar

Mason Jars have become quite popular, they're practical and environmentally friendly, have different uses, and can fit pretty much everywhere around the house. Make a simple gesture by creating a gift in a jar. You can start by choosing a jar of your preferred size, you can even order a large quantity to create a small gift for more than one person. You can find Mason Jars directly on the Jar Store. Once you have your jar, play around with the decorations and how you want to present it. You can use some Christmas decorations, paper gift wrapping, or colorful cords. Fill the jar with the favorite candies, cookies, or snacks of your choice, and perhaps add a little loving message inside the jar. Remember that there are no rules for DIY presents, and it's always fun to be creative.

Family Christmas cookbook

Most places around the world have their own Christmas cooking traditions, and in western countries, we share ancient recipes like the traditional stuffed turkey, cranberry sauce, lamb, or apple pie. Every family has their own recipes as well, so as the tradition continues with old grandmothers recipes, so why not put them all together? You can collect the recipes and apply them to a nice Christmas design and have them printed for the whole family. It's a nice and thoughtful gesture that can bring the family together also to gather around and remember the stories behind those dishes. Don't worry about any design skills, you kind find nice templates in Shutterstock.

Christmas scrap photo album

Although it sounds like an obvious alternative, creating a Christmas album can be more sophisticated and thoughtful, and it can signify a great gesture for those receiving it. Looking at old memories can help us cope with adversity as well as embrace joy in our daily lives. If you're looking into ideas on how to do your own scrapbook, you can start by gathering pictures you wish to share with your loved ones, try to build a storyline or a theme addressing your scrapbook, perhaps of all the Christmas spent together, significant moments or funny holiday memories. You can play around with a scrapbook by decorating it using your imagination and hundreds of different accessories. This DIY gift can be really special and something that will last a lifetime, you can look for some Christmas inspiration and a good holiday discount on Scrapbook.

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Knitting

For the cold Christmas time (unless you're in the southern hemisphere), knitting accessories are always a good idea. Nowadays you can design pretty much anything out of wool, from clothing garments to wall decorations in Macramé. If you don't want to waste a lot of time doing something complicated, you can try something simple like a dreamcatcher or a pair of socks. If you're a pro knitter you can always create a piece using the favorite colors of the person you're giving the gift to, or apply a funny phrase to keep up the spirits. There's a lot of options for brands and knitting wool supplies, we recommend you Purl Soho, where you can find all kinds of accessories and guides for beginners to pros!

What are some DIY gifts for coworkers?

Candles

Candles are always an excellent go-to when looking for a gift that can suit everyone. You can give one to your friends, coworkers or family. Candles are often used as a nice symbolic way to illuminate life in times of darkness, it has a deep and soothing effect and can bring some joy and light for those who receive them. They're simple to make and take around one day to be ready. You'll simply need beeswax, candle wicks, essential oils, and fragrances, choose where to place your candle, it can vary from a jar or Christmas molds depending on the shape you want to give them. You can find all kinds of material for candle making available on Etsy.

Gift jars

Depending on how close you are to your colleagues, gift jars are another great idea! Scroll up to see how to do them!

What are some DIY gifts for kids?

Gift jars

This is a great way to personalize a gift for the youngest members of the family! Another advantage of doing these jars for kids is that the more you unleash your creativity and imagination, the better it is!

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Knitting

We've already discussed in detail this idea in the family section (look above), however, you should keep in mind that knitting for kids allows you to get very original because you can also knit toys, cartoon characters, cute hats, and scarves, to quote just a few!

What are some DIY gifts for boyfriend/girlfriend?

Personalized wine bottles

If you and your partner are above 18/21 years old (legal age varies according to countries and states), then celebrating the holidays with a bottle of wine can be great! So how about a personalized wine bottle? You can get the bottles in advance and create a label sticker from scratch to replace the one in the bottle, you can write a loving or fun message or perhaps an invitation? You can find easy-to-use templates in Sticker You, this site allows you to design anything you want in their user-friendly system so you can have a lot of fun creating your DIY Wine Bottle Sticker.

Candles

A classic but personalized gift! Check above to see how to create your own DIY candles!

Gift jars

Gift jars are another way to show you are personally involved and that you know your partner! Refer to the first section of the present article to get all the information you need about creating DIY gift jars!

What are some DIY gifts for mom/dad?

Personalized wine bottles

Now, we all agree that being a parent can be hard and that they deserve a little treat! If you want to surprise your parents with a personalized wine bottle, check the first section of this article.

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Knitting

This is a great way of telling your parents that you care about them - especially if you are away during the holidays season. Knitting a sweat, a scarf, or even socks, is like a warm hug! We've already discussed all the knitting details earlier in this article, so scroll up!

Handmade photo album

Creating a photo album for your parents with your own hands is very symbolic of your involvement and appreciation. Refer to the first section to get all the information you need! 

What are some DIY gifts for friends?

Personalized wine bottles

Well, this doesn't need any explanation, does it? Just make sure everyone has the legal age to drink. If not, you can go for another alcohol-free option!

Christmas scrap photo album

Although these kinds of gifts are typically associated with family members, creating a photo album for your friends can be a great way to celebrate your special bond. Also, close friends are just like family, so this is a win-win. You'll find all the details about it at the beginning of the article.

What are some DIY gifts for grandparents?

Knitting

No explanation is needed, just imagine the face of your grandparents when they receive a gift you've knitted for them! Hats, sweats, scarves, socks, you can't go wrong with knitting!

Christmas scrap photo album

If finding the time to spend more time is difficult because of your busy schedule, they'll most likely love getting a personalized photo album from you!

Family Christmas cookbook

Another DIY gift with which you can't go wrong! Go to the top of the article to find more inspiration for creating a family cookbook!

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