The 12 Best DIY Holiday Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Your friends and family would agree: The best Christmas gifts come straight from the heart. While it's easy to find personalized presents from Amazon nothing tops sticking a DIY Christmas gift under the tree. Explore homemade gift ideas to find something for your family on your holiday shopping list: parents, mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, grandma, grandparents and anyone else who has a place in your heart.

  1. Christmas Tree Drink Picks

Don't show up to the party empty-handed: Give your hostess an assortment of colorful drink skewers to spruce up their party spread. To make, cut drink skewers down until they're about 3" long, then attach a mini bottle brush tree to the top with hot glue. Via Good Housekeeping

  1. Winter Wonderland Shakers

Fill empty salt and pepper shakers with salt (a.k.a. snow), mini bottle brush trees, and reindeer figurines for an adorable winter wonderland display, perfect for the kitchen countertop. Via Good Housekeeping

  1. Filled Glass Ornament

Make a one-of-a-kind tree decoration by filling empty glass ornaments with bottle-brush trees, jingle bells, sprigs of pine branches, colorful feathers, or any other pretty fillers you have on hand. Via Good Housekeeping

  1. Coffee Mug Mixers

Stir instant flavor into coffee or cocoa. Pour melted chocolate into vintage spoons into coffee or cocoa and top with extras for adorable treats. For aesthetics’ sake, try sprinkling chopped espresso beans, peanut butter chips, or crushed candy canes on the chocolate of your choice. Wrap in cellophane, and you're good to gift. Via Good Housekeeping

  1. Year Round Decor for the Busy Hostess

The perfect home accessory for celebrating year-round and a great gift for that holiday friend or family member who loves to make any day special. A fun, festive DIY centerpiece for a table, kitchen island or anywhere else.  One can simply change the banner on the Celebration Stand and celebrate again.

In under 2 minutes, you can set-up the Celebration Stand and clip on a banner. After you’ve enjoyed the holiday or occasion, simply fold it up and store in the box with the stand.  Easy peasy! Shop now

This bundle contains:

  • 1 Celebration Stand
  • 1 Sprinkles birthday banner
  • 1 Valentine’s Day banner
  • 1 Easter
  • 1 Mother’s Day banner
  • 1 Father’s Day banner
  • 1 Thanksgiving banner
  • 1 Christmas banner
  • 1 bow tie
  1. Mini Gingerbread House Mug Topper

Inspire them to dress up a basic mug of hot cocoa with an adorable gingerbread house. While these tiny houses may look complicated to make, they follow the same recipe as bigger versions — just mix, bake, and decorate! Via Noshtastic

  1. Chalk Paint Ornaments

Tailor your gift to the recipient by customizing ornaments with a white paint pen. The options are endless: You can doodle a holiday design, or personalize them with names and important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, and so on). Via Good Housekeeping

  1. Peppermint Mason Jar Candle

By gifting them these soy candles, you can fill their home with an energizing and totally holiday-appropriate peppermint aroma. Via A Pumpkin and A Princess

  1. "For Your Mistletoes" Mason Jar

Fill a mason jar with everything she needs for a salon-worthy manicure or pedicure in the comfort of her home. Match the gift tag to the nail polish for a more uniform, picture-ready look. Via A Night Owl

  1. Citrus Sugar Scrub

For a gift that'll nourish her body all winter long, make this three-ingredient scrub out of coconut oil, sugar, and fresh orange zest. Via Alice and Lois

  1. Flavored Vodkas

Don't let guests leave empty-handed. Little flasks of infused booze will go down as the best party favor this holiday season. Via Good Housekeeping

  1. Snowball Bath Bombs

Mold peppermint-infused bath bombs in clear plastic ornaments to give this classic winter staple the Christmas treatment. These easy to make Snowball Bath Bombs will make you the hit of the neighborhood, school or office! With just a few simple ingredients, a free printable and a little time… You’ll have the perfect holiday gift. The best part, there’s no sugar involved! Via The Inspiration Board

  1. Mulling Spices Mason Jar

Christmas jar Mulling Spice gifts instantly transport the recipient to a place they loved or had the best memories.  It’s all about stirring the senses to relive those moments again. Pair this jar of spices and herbs with a bottle of cheap (yes, cheap) red wine, so they can start brewing mulled wine, stat. Via Nest of Posies


These homemade presents are as fun to make as they are to give, and they're guaranteed to be a total hit. Plus, you'll save some serious money in the process and that’s always a good thing too. Remember that no holiday celebration is complete without a centerpiece banner. We designed our reusable party kits to be used again and again. Your happy wishes accumulate, plus, less waste in landfills from disposable party goods.

Best DIY Holiday Gift Ideas For the Whole Family