Creative Christmas gift ideas that you can make, buy or semi-DIY.
It’s the end of October. November 1st is on Sunday. YES! The holiday season is here.
I have a question for you… What if you could start the month of December with all your holiday gifts made or bought, wrapped and ready. Shopping done and the only thing left on your “holiday prep to-do list” was to enjoy the season.
This year, I am going to make this happen….
Doing so will allow for the holiday season to be calm and filled with more meaning and joy and this year… all while staying cozy at home. More time to sit and watch my favorite Christmas movies, bake goodies and relax by the fire while listening to Christmas music.
To make this happen, I already started making, ordering and wrapping gifts for my family and friends.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned in a post that I had read that the holiday season this year will most likely be unlike any other year. The article I read noted that the time to buy gifts is now as the closer it gets to the holidays, items you may be thinking about buying are going to be sold out.
I thought I would share a few creative DIY gift ideas as well as a few ideas on where to buy unique handmade gifts for the people on your Christmas gift-giving list.
Do you remember when you were a kid doing paint by numbers art?
There is a company called, Winnie’s Picks that makes a paint-by-number canvas from a photo you send them.
They then send you the canvas printed with the paint-by-number outline for you to paint. It comes complete with all the paints and brushes that you need.
I started painting one using a photo I took of one of the large Roman numeral clocks at the Musée d’Orsay when we were in Paris last year.
I taped it to a piece of dollar store foam board so I can work on it when watching TV or sitting outside.
I am making it a gift from me to me. :-) I will share the finished art in a future post along with where I plan to hang it.
For more information about how to get a paint-by-numbers canvas to give as a gift – Check out Winnie’s Picks
Create Your Own Products
If you like to draw or have a copyright free image, you can have it printed on a wide range of products on the Society 6 website.
- Some of the items you can customize are art prints, yoga mats, phone cases, clothing, throws, pillows and more.
- Not an artist? No problem. Head over to Creative Market where you can purchase high resolution copyright-free art to use as you want. The prices range around $10 – $30 depending on how elaborate the art is.
Unique Gifts to Buy
If you like to give handmade gifts to your friends and family, but would rather buy than make them, don’t forget to check out Etsy where you can find one of a kind unique handmade items.
Or a wide selection of colorful salt & pepper shaker tassels made to coordinate and add a unique detail to any room.
Or something for a book lover who loves libraries.
DIY Gifts You Can Make
Check your Pinterest boards for DIY ideas you pinned from blogs and websites to make someday. Why not make one or more to give as special gifts this year?
- This DIY Song Lyric plate is easy to make. You could also use a favorite quote or saying to make the gift truly special.
- Know someone who loves flowers? If you have some basic woodworking skills, making a Monogram Planter would be a wonderful gift.
- How about this Pom Pom Pillow for a decor loving friend. Not hard to make, but oh so cute.
DIY Projects to Give As Gifts
Here are a few small projects I have created for myself and given as gifts over the years.
- Wine Crate Recipe Box
- Wood Block Frames
- Quote Pillow
- Recipe Photo Frame
- Shoe Bracelet
- Pottery Barn Paper Towel Holder
Need Gift-Wrapping Ideas? You can find many here:
Here are a few free gift tags you can print out on card stock to attach to a variety your gifts: