Easy homemade Christmas gifts on a budget

Have you ever made your Christmas gifts? As you can imagine, I have in the past. Most years it's been something really nice and festive to do but I do remember with a real lack of fondness, the year I was far, far too ambitious! I even roped Nick in and the poor boy spent an entire day cutting the pages I had designed for my tear notepads. Then the frosted glass spray paint didn't work for the personalised bottles I'd dreamt up, peeling off as it dried and I had to come up with a different idea on the fly to rectify this disaster. See, even DIY bloggers have fails sometimes and needless to say the whole day wasn't the most enjoyable.


I've come to the conclusion that it's best to keep things simple...don't get over ambitious and instead just concentrate on doing a few easy projects really well. I've pulled together some ideas that won't over complicate matters and yet they're all still gifts that I'm sure your family and friends would love to receive. There's something extra special about receiving a handmade gift, that is unless it's a weird knitted scarf from your Nan. Happy making folks...not long now!


half & half tube necklaces | marbled pinch bowls


felt word cushion | Speckled Clay Pottery

20-gifts-to-make-yourself-this-christmas-diy-gift-ideas-3concrete effect coffee bean candles | printable grid notebooks


sleepy bath salts | gem ring pull box


gold patterned clutch | gold patterned candle votive

20-gifts-to-make-yourself-this-christmas-diy-gift-ideas-6 2 ingredient lip balm | scented room sprays


balsa wood mudcloth planters | balsa wood ring holders


scandi trivet trays | round felt ball pillow


graphic tee | woven colour block planter


personalised leather key chain | natural scented lip balms

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Holiday gift guide: Themed gifts

For The Cookie Lover

If you've never tried these, just drop everything and gift yourself right now. We mean it, right now. 

If you're feeling non-committal, there are also boxes of 4 and boxes of 8.

Assortment - Gift Box of 12 Cookies, Levain Bakery, $71

For The Makeup Lover

The makeup alone is a win, but that bag. Gimme gimme.

Le Parisian Holiday Case, Lancome, $59.50

For The Jetsetter

For the friend who is never in one place for longer than a week.

Women's Organizing Travel 4-pack, Uncommon Goods, $48

For The Jewelry Lover

Stunning earrings galore (plus an adorable gift bag that comes with it!).

Flora Crystal Stud Set of 4, BaubleBar, $112

For The Brunch Lover

Brunch in a basket (A.K.A. not leaving the house)? Totally fine by us. 

Brunch Gift Basket, Harry & David, $69.99

For The Tea Lover

A collection of 12 of the most popular DAVIDsTEA teas for the friend who prefers tea to coffee.

the best of 2016, DAVIDsTEA, $26

For The Dolly Parton Fan

They're from Reese Witherspoon's line!

What Would Dolly Do Cocktail Napkins, Draper James, $58

For the music lover and chef extraordinaire.

Music Note Measuring Spoon Set, Uncommon Goods, $55


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