Christmas will soon be here, but you really want to make this year special. The problem is, making your gift special seems difficult to do without breaking the bank. The good news is, there are many ways to show you care without spending a ton of money. All it takes is a little time and love and you can really show someone just how much you care about them. Try doing things a little different this year and create DIY Christmas gifts your loved ones will never forget.

1. Christmas Gift In A Jar

We rounded up some of our all time favorite types of Christmas presents, Gifts in a Jar! I swear anything is made better simply by putting it into a cute little mason jar! This post just makes my heart go pitter patter and I hope it does yours as well.

We rounded up all types of different Mason jar gift ideas. There really is something for everyone on your list! Enjoy!

Blue Christmas Without You Gifts in a Jar from The Gunny Sack.


2. Homemade Bath Bombs Gift Idea

The homemade bath bomb recipe is a pretty simple one. All you need is baking soda, citric acid, scented oil of choice (I used water in a spray bottle. Citric acid was the only ingredient I didn’t have readily at home. I ordered mine on Amazon, but you can usually find it at your local health food store as well. I bought the value sized baking soda so that we could make lots of different batches. An optional ingredient is food coloring of choice to make tinted bath bombs.

Homemade Bath Bombs in a Jar from Chica Circle

3. Sweater Mittens

Winter is a time for snuggling and getting cozy. Help your friend achieve their ultimate cuddle goal

Found From Feathering my Nest

4. Snowglobes

Snowglobes are adorable and will make your tree amazing! Image source: No Biggie

Snowglobes are one of my favorite decor pieces from Christmas time, so of course, I had to start off this list with one of these! You can find the instructions at No Biggie and they’re actually pretty simple, you’ll have lots of fun doing these.

5. Thread Star

Stars are one of the Christmas symbols, you must have at least one on your tree!

Image source: Live Craft Eat

These stars can follow the Christmas pattern of colors (as shown on the photo), or you can get creative with them.

For example:

Make one for each favorite color of your family member! Wouldn’t that be lovely? Check out the step-by-step!

6. Popsicle Stick Sleds

Image source: Clean & Scentsible

How else would Santa get to your home if not on a sled?

It wouldn’t be a complete DIY Christmas ornaments list if we hadn’t at least one sled option! These even have the advantage of being super easy to make, the main item you need are popsicle sticks – have fun doing these!

7. Confetti Filled Ornaments

Adorable and easy to make, these ornaments are essential!

Image source: Good Housekeeping

If you’re looking for a more neutral, classic decor style, these confetti-filled ornaments are the choice for you! You’ll find the whole directions on how to make your own Christmas ornaments here.

8. Coffee Cup Cornaments

Coffee lovers are going to love this as well, it can even be made as a gift!

Image source: One Artsy Mama

Among the Christmas decorations to make yourself at home, we’ve found this cute cup of joe ornament and we loved it!

Here’s the best part:

They’re so easy to make! One Artsy Mama shares the how-to part and you can DIY it in one afternoon!

9. Tree Ornaments

Miniature trees to decor the house!

Image source: Crafts Unleashed

What about some tree ornaments to hang on your tree itself? Inception much? All jokes aside, these do look adorable! You don’t necessarily need to hang them on your tree, of course, be creative with your decor and make it as unique as possible!

10. Cookie Ornaments

Gingerbread cookies are part of the Christmas magic!

Image source: Where Your Treasure Is

These delightful homemade Christmas ornaments dough shaped like gingerman cookies are a must for the holiday decor! Made from salt dough and cinnamon, they’ll look really cute in your home.

 11. Marbled Clay Ring Dish

From A Beautiful Mess

12. Easy Air Dry Clay Feather Earrings

Make sure she has some lovely jewelry to put in her jewelry dishes with these cute, lightweight DIY earrings.

From Little Red Window

 13. Painted Camera Strap

Give the photographer in your life a unique and stylish camera strap with this surprisingly easy tutorial.

From Design Love Fest

14. No-Sew Sequin Camera Strap

If you hate sewing as much as I do (especially hand stitching), check out this super simple, no sew camera strap any glam girl would love!

From Sugar + Cloth