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Easy DIY Gifts for everyone on your list

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Any of these easy DIY gifts would be a great way to show your loved ones you care and appreciate them.

We all have so much “stuff’ these days. This year you can skip the store-bought item in a plastic wrapped cardboard box with extra padding and make something instead.

Celebrate all the special people in your life with something thoughtful, created specifically with them in mind.

All of the ideas included here are unique, 100% handmade, and will add real value to the recipient’s life!

With options for women, men, teenagers and young children you can tick everyone off your list.

I know I would love more handmade candles around my house and my daughter would squeal with excitement over a reading pillow. She is diving in, nose first, to any and all books she can get her hands on!

Anyone who travels often can benefit from a comfortable neck pillow and we all can enjoy a nice smelling skin scrub.

Gather your materials and get busy!

39 Easy DIY Gifts – Something for everyone!

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FOR HER

Rosemary Lime Tallow Soap Recipe
This recipe yields about one pound of soap and is 5% superfat. You could substitute any type of essential oil here if you want a different scent. Another favorite combination of mine is Lavender and Black Pepper essential oil.
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Homemade Tallow Candles
Homemade tallow candles are 100% natural and organic without a trace of potentially toxic materials. They are an easy to make, non-toxic and affordable alternative to store bought candles.
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Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Make Homemade Wrinkle Cream in 3 easy steps. Tallow based cream is highly recommended for sensitive skin, it will nourish the area from the outside in.
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Take a bath and relax with these Christmas cookie bath bombs! They’re so perfect for gift giving!

If you’re not exfoliating your lips, now is the time to start! This Vanilla & Honey DIY Lip Scrub is an easy way to keep your lips healthy and hydrated!

Check out this recipe for spray DIY dry shampoo that’s perfect for blonde, brunettes, and dark hair. This natural recipe made with starches and clay couldn’t be easier to make or use.

An easy homemade sugar scrub recipe you can make in minutes with simple ingredients like cane sugar, grapeseed oil, chai tea, vanilla extract, honey, and essential oils. Apply this warm & cozy scrub to your body after a long day and you’ll feel pampered in no time.

You can make a shampoo with fewer ingredients and in a fun shampoo bar shape! Check it out and your hair will thank you.

This DIY rose scented bath bombs enhanced with roses and essential oil will moisturize your body, make you relaxed and will enable you to enjoy yourself fully again.

This heavenly-smelling cotton blossom homemade sugar scrub leaves your skin baby soft, and costs a fraction of the price of store-bought beauty products!

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FOR HIM

Simple Tallow Balm | DIY Lotion
Make a Simple Tallow Balm in 3 easy steps. The whipped spread is a luxurious all-purpose DIY lotion for legs, arms, and face.
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DIY Beard Oil Recipe
This homemade beard oil is the perfect gift for the bearded man in your life. Great smelling and nourishing this will keep him looking his best.

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DIY Post-Workout Massage Blend
Need a gift for someone that loves hitting up the gym or pounding the pavement? Try this DIY post-workout massage blend. Made with almond oil and several different essential oils, this blend may help ease muscle soreness after a tough sweat sesh
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A homemade beard balm recipe made with beeswax, jojoba oil, shea butter, argan oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Apply after a shower or before you go out to moisturize and tame your beard.

This homemade magnesium cream is a thoughtful m homemade gift and a great way to relax during the busy holiday season.

This Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub is perfect for homemade gifting. It exfoliates and moisturizes dry winter skin while offering a pleasant and invigorating aroma to a tired body in the morning.

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FOR HIM + HER

How to Make Cold Processed Soap
Making soap is a fun, creative and healthy way to do something nice for yourself (and others). A Cold Process Soap Recipe for Beginners is the perfect place to start and gain soap making confidence before diving into the next level!
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DIY Remedy for Severly Dry Skin
Dry, cracked, and flaky skin is no fun. Soothe chapped areas with a DIY Remedy for Severely Dry Skin that will renew and regenerate healthy skin cells with all natural, organic ingredients.
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Homemade Citrus Body Wash
Ditch the toxins in most store-bought products and make this super easy Homemade Citrus Body Wash instead. It comes together super fast, smells luxurious, and makes a great gift too!
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This handmade neck wrap is perfect for anybody on your list, and can easily be made with basic sewing skills. Heat it up for a little bit of relaxation each day.

Orange clove pomanders are natural, beautiful home decor and aromatherapy. They give off a delicate orange and spice scent and will not mold or decay.

This pumpkin spice coffee scrub is easy to make with ingredients you already have at home and smells like walking into your favorite coffee shop!

Homemade magnesium lotion is the easiest and most pleasant way to naturally increase your magnesium levels. This magnesium body butter feels luxurious and also increases your health with regular application.

Your friends will love this Mason Jar simmer pot gift. It is made with homemade Christmas Potpourri like dried oranges, apples and cranberries along with a free printable give tag.

This homemade coffee scrub provides a clean and natural exfoliation with an energizing scent that’s sure to perk you up just like your favorite cup of coffee!

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FOR TEENS

DIY Memory Photo Book
Send a gift card to a creative teen in your life who loves taking pictures and organizing memories scrapbook style! Mixbook allows you to easily custom design your own printable photo books.
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DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub
This sugar scrub is made with coconut oil and a bit of peppermint essential oil. It’s quick and easy to make, and makes an invigorating fantastic shower or foot scrub.
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Honey Cinnamon Lip Balm
This DIY Honey & Cinnamon Lip Balm makes an easy, healthy alternative to store-bought lip balms. With only a few, non-toxic, ingredients, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to whip up.
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Learn how to make a simple and inexpensive essential oil diffuser necklace using air dry terra cotta clay and your favorite cord material. Decorate it with a rubber stamp and beads to make it look extra special while you enjoy wonderful aromatherapy benefits.

Lotion bars are the perfect gift. These are absolutely amazing with the sweet orange and honey.

The perfect gift for the young lady in your life – a kit so she can make her own lip balm. Promise to do it with her and the gift becomes even more precious.

Carry your favorite scents everywhere with these gorgeous braided leather essential oil diffuser bracelets!

This homemade lavender loofah soap offers a gentle and natural exfoliation while leaving a light and soothing scent on your skin.

FOR CHILDREN

Non-toxic Baby Lotion Recipe
This 2 ingredient non-toxic baby lotion recipe is easy to make and gently on baby’s sensitive skin. Tallow based balms can be used for baby massage, diaper rash, and bug bites.
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Homemade Ice Cream Soap for Kids
Make bath time a treat with this colorful homemade ice cream soap for kids!
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Chocolate Cinnamon Homemade Natural Lip Balm
How to make your own moisturizing homemade natural lip balm that smells heavenly! This cinnamon chocolate chap stick DIY is made with all natural lip soothing ingredients!
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If your child loves reading they will love this diy gift. It’s a reading pillow, that combines a cute pillow with a pocket to hold the latest book your reading.

These cute soap cupcakes are easy to make with melt and pour soap and scented with natural mocha mint fragrance. They moisturize the skin, smell great and make a perfect gift for friends and family.

Make bath time a blast with wiggly, jiggly homemade LEGO jelly soap that looks just like LEGO bricks!

I hope you’re inspired to get creative and make something fun, original, and memorable for your family and friends!

They are sure to enjoy any of these easy DIY gifts and think of you fondly every time they use them.

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9 Responses

  1. Julie Smith
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    Love diy gifts!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      They are so much fun to make!

  2. Tracy Blanton
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    I love the idea to make magnesium cream and lotion. I already make a magnesium oil, but I hadn’t thought to make anything like that for gifts. I think people would really like it! Brilliant idea!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      It’s a nice practical gift. I think I’ll make some for a friend too 🙂

  3. Deanna
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    What a great list! I will be trying a few of these out next week! Thanks!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      Happy holidays! I love the look of brown paper wrapping with a pretty ribbon – it would be great to wrap these goodies in.

  4. Lorena | www.lorenaylennox.com
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    I cannot wait to check out some of the DIY gifts!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Erin
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    I love these ideas! Pinning to save for later!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      Many of these ideas are great for all year round!

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