A DIY gift makes a change from giving a pair of socks or a bottle of shower gel to your loved ones. If you want to make a little extra effort this year, then check out these 17 homemade gift ideas - they're truly superb and I wouldn't mind receiving any one of them.
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1. DIY Handwarmers
These adorable handwarmers are the perfect present for kids and adults alike. As amazing as they look, they aren't actually too difficult to create, you just need to have the right kit. Check out RaeAnnKelly.com for all the details.
2. Paint dipped kitchen utensils
If you know someone that loves to cook, then how about making these beautiful paint dipped wooden kitchen utensils? You can choose which colours to use and the design. Get creative and follow the instructions at CleverlySimple.com.
3. Sharpie Mug
Personalise a boring plain mug with your own design, all you need are Sharpie pens and an oven! It's really easy to do and your friends and family will appreciate the effort you've made. PopSugar.com can tell you exactly now to do it.
4. Terrarium Kit
You may have seen these wonderful inside-gardens on your Pinterest travels, but did you know you can easily make your own? Ikea.com have provided an extremely helpful guide which will show you exactly how to do it. I can't wait to try this out!
5. Homemade Natural Honey Coconut Lip Moisturiser
OurHomemadeLife.com have a brilliant recipe for a wonderful lip moisturiser which can you make up for your pals this Christmas. Winter is the time to pay extra-special attention to your lips, check out 17 terrific tips for you to get luscious lips to find out how to.
6. Instagram Coasters
Are you a big Instragram fan? These homeamde coasters in a cute wooden box would make a brilliant personalised present for your friends and family. Head to TatertotsAndJello.com to find out how to do it. If you don't have Instagram you can use any pictures you want.
7. Homemade Candle
Using the mighty tealight, you make yourself all kinds of candles with ease and many would make fantastic gifts.. For inspiration, get yourself over to 19 delightful ways to use the humble tealight.
8. Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree
It's party season! Wow your hosts with an extra-special gift for everyone to enjoy, a Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Tree! Atromic Troy has created a video to show you exactly how to make your own - what a beauty.
Did you know you can make your own Playdough? No, I didn't either! Instructables.com have created an easy 4-step guide on how to make your own non-toxic toy for the children in your life.
10. Tea Towel
This tea towel almost looks too stylish to dry dishes up with. Create your own DIY Stencilled Tea Towels with LovelyIndeed.com. Grab a little craft paint, paintbrushes, stencils, towel and more you can make this wonderful homemade gift for someone special.
11. Green Tea Body Scrub
Once you try your hand at making your own body scrub, you won't want to give it away as a present! Follow Anushka's guide to making this gorgeous Green Tea Body Scrub.
12. DIY Fish Knot Bracelet
Who says jewellery has to come from a shop? Make your own! CanalCraft has created a tutorial, so see if you fancy making your own then here's how.
13. Chalkboard Mug
If you've got a big family of tea drinkers / doodlers then then this gift would be perfect! The owner will be able to request exactly what type of tea they want by writing it down. Don't forget to include chalk in your gift. Find out how to do it at WitAndWhistle.com.
14. DIY Soap
HomeDit.com has 11 fantastic easy DIY Homemade Soap recipes for you to try out, but my favourite are these splendid snowflake soaps which are great for Christmas and winter. Try it for yourself at home.
15. Shark Hoodie Towel
Another present for the kids, the Shark Hoodie Towel looks amazing! JustFCraftyEnough.com has everything you need to create your own. Now, am I allowed one as a fully grown adult?
16. Mulled Wine Kit
Great for grown ups, this Mulled Wine Kit includes everything you need to make... Mulled Wine. It's an easy kit to put together and will make the perfect Christmas gift. Wander on over to BBCGoodFood.com and look at their guide on how to make one.
17. Lump of Coal
Make this edible cheeky gift from Eighteen25.com, the lump of Christmas Coal is made from rice krispies and marshmallows. If you know someone that's been a bit naughty this year, then this is the perfect gift for them!
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