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.
Bread in a Bottle
This idea is great for those who aren’t actually the best baker’s themselves. All you do is add the ingredients and your friend will have a stress free baking experience. Plus, it’s a very aesthetically pleasing present to give!
Take your candle making game up to the next level by putting your candles into interesting containers. This latte cup candle looks super classy and the caramel scent is just to die for during the holiday season. Once your present is opened, your friend is bound to liven up the party by giving it a light.
Personalized Snowman Mugs
Make your friend feel special by adding their name to a coffee mug. Add interest by including a cute little winter themed graphic. Don’t be surprised if they end up using this mug all year long!
Cookies in a Jar
The best thing about jar gift recipes is that there are so many ways to tune it to your friend’s personal taste. Check out Crazy Little Projects for a ton of different recipes. Your bound to find something you or your friend will really enjoy.
Infused Olive Oils
Even if your friend doesn’t love to cook, they might learn to! These olive oil flavors are so aromatic and appetizing. Add labels to give it that nice homemade feel.
Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap
Soaps are really cheap to make but have such a huge pay off compared to other items. They can be used for a long time and produce the best smells ever. Add a bow for an extra cute touch.
Sugar Cookies Sack
Sometimes, packing and presentation is everything. Add some wooden spoons and fun textures to really round of this gift and give it that perfect aesthetic. Use neutral colors so when you add a little vibrant color, it really pops.
Winter is a time for snuggling and getting cozy. Help your friend achieve their ultimate cuddle goal
Can’t find a scent you quite like? Make your own! Not only will you get a better quality product, you will save a ton of money.
Give your friend the gift of a spa day in their very own home. If you need ideas on what to stuff your slippers with, be sure to check out Pretty Providence for some great inspiration.
Out of all the scrubs I have tried, coffee scrubs are the best for sure, especially with some sugar added. It smells absolutely amazing and gets you up and ready for the coming day.
These are so cute your friend might feel too guilty to light them so make sure to make a ton!
Hot Cocoa Ornament
I am a huge fan of hanging gifts on the tree so these ornaments are PERFECTION!
Mug cakes are really easy to make and require little effort from your friend to enjoy.
Letter of Intent
Can’t afford anything just yet? Give a letter of promise to your friend of all the things you two will do together this coming year. Just be sure to do it though!
There are tons of ways to make the holidays work at any budget and these ideas are seriously amazing. What are you favorite DIY Christmas presents to make? Let us all know in the comments!