The holiday season is upon us which, for many of us, means it’s time to start gift shopping. If you have a tight budget this year, don’t worry, here are 7 affordable DIY gifts that people will actually love.
Cake Pop Bouquet
Everyone loves cake pops. Making a batch and putting them in a mason jar to create a bouquet is a creative gift idea that won’t blow your budget. They’re the perfect gift for party and dinner hosts, and you can personalize it by adding a small card to make it even more special.
While this idea looks classy and expensive, it’s actually really affordable to make! There are a ton of antique/pawn shops/markets in and around town where you can find antique teacups. This idea also works with mugs, too. A couple more supplies and minutes later, you’ll have these perfect little gifts all ready.
Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar
While this recipe is for gingerbread cookies, you can use pretty much any cookie recipe. Luckily, the main ingredients of most cookies are relatively inexpensive if you buy in bulk, and the leftovers can be used for your other baking adventures. This idea is perfect for those who need to gift several people in a pinch.
While we already mentioned a candle idea, this one has a personalized flair that will make the recipient feel even more special! Heads up, though: this project will require access to a colour printer, so if you don’t have one, ask a friend to use theirs!
A hurricane lantern is the perfect gift if you’re visiting someone’s house for the holidays. You can use it anywhere for anything, and luckily it’s easy and affordable to make! A trip to a dollar store will get you everything you need to make this great gift!
Custom Travel Mug
If you’re artistically gifted, this travel mug allows you to show off your talent while making a great personalized gift for the loved one in your life. You’ll only need a few supplies and it will be a quick project for those in a pinch.
Peppermint Bath Bombs
If you have a bath-lover in your life, you don’t need to spend a fortune at Lush to make them happy. This peppermint bath bomb tutorial shows you how easy and affordable they are to make and customize. Feel free to treat yourself and make your own, too!
Celine is planning to save money and make meaningful gifts this year!