• 5 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas You Can Easily Do
  • Shopping for gifts for friends can be both exciting and stressful. Have you ever experienced stopping for a while to ask yourself if he or she would like a certain color or if whatever you'll buy will be used and maximized? While it can be easier to get standard items like a new notebook or a fresh set of pens, it would be more fun to give something that you actually worked on.

    Yes, it can be tough to squeeze in some DIY time but trust us, your friend would surely appreciate the extra effort and love! If you're more than ready to take on simple projects, consider these personalized gift ideas:

     

    Spa in a Jar

    DIY giftsPhoto from The Gunny Sack.

    A trip to the spa is a welcome reward after a tiring day. Let your friend relax and rejuvenate without leaving the house! For this idea, you can recycle old jars or buy new ones. Fill it with a sponge, bath salts, bath gels, scrubs, and even a small scented candle.

    You don't need to buy these essentials individually! Consider buying in bulk then transfer them into mini containers that can fit inside the jar.

     

    Utensil holder

    DIY giftsPhoto from Family Holiday.

    Do you have a friend who loves to cook? Craft a special utensil holder for him or her using an oven mitt. Spruce it up with a few ribbons for a merry vibe. If your budget allows, you can also add a few kitchen supplies inside. A bar of chocolate and a few sweets are also welcome alternatives.

     

    Personalized coaster

    DIY giftsPhoto from Gourmet Gab.

    The best way to save on cash while giving something useful and unique would be to repurpose and recycle items that you already have on hand. Still got that old Scrabble in your closet? Use it to create personalized coasters. Spell out words or names that are close to your friend's heart.

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    Summer in a Jar

    DIY giftsPhoto from Raising Up Rubies.

    Aside from Spa in a Jar, you can also give away Summer in a Jar! This cute present will surely come in handy for your friends who love the sunny season and the beach! Complete the gift by adding small bottles of sunscreen, a hand sanitizer, and a mini bottle of lotion, to name a few.

    Choose essentials in bold and vibrant colors like orange and yellow for a lively Summer vibe.

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    Special drinking mugs

    DIY giftsPhoto from A Beautiful Mess.

    There are stores who offer mugs and glasses in wholesale prices so you can buy them in bulk. This Christmas, craft special drinking buddies for your close friends! Liven up plain pieces with their favorite quotes or their own funny, memorable adage. Your friend will surely remember you each time he or she sips his or her favorite drink!

    Click here for the complete guide.

     

     

    This article originally appeared in RealLiving.com.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

     

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