When a gift is handmade, it brings so many special meaning. It shows you took the time and effort to make something truly extraordinary. It’s no secret that homemade gifts are often not only less expensive but also typically more special.

Here are 17 Inexpensive Homemade Gift Ideas that I rounded up from some amazing blogs.  These DIY gifts below are also simple and relatively easy for anyone to make because. I’m sure there are plenty of you that are like me and aren’t really great at doing crafty sorts of things!

1. The Kiss Print

Got some lipsticks? Then you can get this super sweet and cheesy gift done like right away.

Check out our full tutorial here

2. Homemade Sugar Scrub

Did you know sugar contains natural alpha-hydraulic acids that exfoliate & soften your skin? This simple, yet super effective homemade sugar scrub uses only 3 ingredients, takes just minutes to make, costs just a fraction of expensive store-bought scrubs, and smells absolutely amazing! This is a gift everyone is sure to interest in!

3.  Sharpie Mugs

Sharpie mugs are all over google, but do they really work?  This tutorial not only shows you how to make them but proves exactly which color won’t fade! Such a fun & easy project and an awesome DIY gift idea for you to try!

4. Fabric Covered Candle

Everyone loves candles, and you’ll love this super cute DIY candle project that uses fabric and inexpensive candles. These are so nice & so simple to make!  Watch for sales & use coupons to score a great deal on candles, then change up the fabric to match any decor or season.

5. Pepermint Marshmallows

I promise you haven’t lived until you’ve tried homemade marshmallows! These peppermint beauties are fun & easy to make and so so yummy! If marshmallows aren’t your imagination, check out this tutorial for homemade peppermint marshmallows.

6.  Handmade Necklace

Did you know you can make a state necklace?! It’s easier than you think!

7.  Gorgeous DIY Button Rings

The tutorial for these rings are great and super easy to follow.

I love the fact that you can make a bunch of them with mixed and matched buttons. Do you take the buttons off from old ruined clothes before you throw them away? My mom always did!

tutorial by Lana Red

8.  DIY Ribbon Bracelet

I made this bracelet in less than 10 minutes.

And I sure every time you wear it you will get a ton of compliments.

Check out this tutorial by The 36th AVENUE

9.  Cross Stitch Paper Cup

The cutest cross stitch ever!

Make this tiny cup and fill it up with candy.

So sweet! tutorial by Estéfi Machado

10. Hand Painted Pasta Charms

This has to be one of my favorites.

You can use the bows to make charms for necklaces, hair clips, or decorate bookmarks.


Tutorial by Made With Love

11. DIY Decorated Pebbles

I am in love with this DIY… so pretty.

tutorial by Helena from Craft & Creativity

12. Stamped Air Dry Clay Pendant

You can make a bunch of these pendants in just minutes.

I love that you can stamp anything you like on them to make them more special.

tutorial by The 36th AVENUE

13. Jewelry Holder

Any old frame will do!

Paint it, add some chicken wire and you have the perfect gift for the fashionistas!

tutorial by The 36th AVENUE

14. Knit Bracelet

I just love upcycled projects and these jersey knit bracelets are very cute and hip!  Perfect for some younger people on your gift list (although I am not exactly young and would love them too!)

15. Wooden Bead Necklace

I am just loving all these cute DIY jewelry options – like this painted wooden bead necklace.

16. Dish Towel Aprons

These dish towel aprons are adorable!  And so customizable because you can find such cute dish towels out there.  I don’t know that I could complete one in 10 minutes or less but definitely in 20-30 minutes.

17. Pencil Roll

Give a personal touch to a new set of art supplies.