This creative collection of homemade gift ideas will help you give fun personalized DIY gifts to the people you love! They’re all cheap and easy to make and are perfect for Christmas, birthdays and more.
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It’s no secret that homemade gifts are often not only cheaper but also typically more special because of the personalized touch that goes along with them.
Here are 20 frugal homemade gift ideas that I rounded up from some amazing blogs. These practical DIY gifts are also simple and relatively easy for anyone to make- because I’m sure there are plenty of you that are like me and aren’t real great at doing crafty sorts of things!
20 Inexpensive Homemade Gift Ideas
1. Body Scrub
This Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub is super easy to mix together and would be the perfect thing for anyone who loves a little pampering! And isn’t the idea of using a vintage spoon as a scoop so clever? I think these pretty glass jars would work perfectly.
2. Personalized Wooden Hangers
These personalized hangers are the perfect idea for those hard to buy for people on your list. And if you don’t have an Ikea nearby, Amazon has some wooden hangers for a decent price too!
3. Rice Bag Warmers
Know someone who hates being cold? These rice bag warmers are the perfect thing. They’d also be great for someone that deals with a lot of muscle pain.
5. Kindle | iPad Cover
Here’s a great DIY gift for the Kindle or iPad lovers in your life! You can go with this classic looking cover or make a more feminine looking version that shuts with a bow. Or if you don’t want to sew, check out this no-sew cover made with duct tape!
6. Beautiful Pillows
If you like to sew, pillows are a great homemade gift idea! I love the easy pillow covers shown above- so cute and simple. You could also go with this beautiful flower pillow. Or if you have some old sweaters, what about giving them a new life with an adorable, cozy sweater pillow?
7. Lap Desk
Isn’t this lap desk lovely? Honestly, I was amazed at how easy it is to make- you don’t even have to know how to sew!
8. Cup Cozy
Give that coffee or tea lover a cup cozy to keep their beverages warm longer. The one shown above is made out of an old sweater. If you’d rather you can also make one out of the fabric of your choice.
These coasters are such a cute, easy and practical homemade gift. And really, who can’t use coasters?
11. Ruffle Scarf
Isn’t this ruffle scarf pretty? And all you need is a big t-shirt, paper plate and scissors. Perfectly simple!
12. Framed Monogram Wall Art
I’d love to have one of these framed monogram wall art pieces to display! In fact, my sister and her husband made something similar to this and gave it to me two years ago. I get so many compliments on it!
13. Everything in a Jar
I absolutely love how practical this Everything In A Jar gift is! I have no doubt that this gift would be appreciated by almost anyone.
15. Monogram Tea Towels
These monogram tea towels would make perfect hostess gifts and I’m thinking these Multi Striped Vintage Dish Towels would work beautifully! If monograms aren’t your thing, then just do a shape such as a bird or piece of fruit.
Oh and if you don’t have a Cricut machine you might appreciate this tutorial from Paging Supermom.
16. Personalized Coupon Book
This can be such a simple gift but is bound to be received with enthusiasm. Create a personalized coupon book and either give the gift of time or the gift of experiences. The possibilities really are endless. Some ideas: a 20 minute back rub, 1 prepared meal, an evening of babysitting, an afternoon of doing whatever you want, a trip to your favorite coffee shop, a night off from doing dishes, an offer to mow their lawn.
17. Smartphone Cover
Have a technology loving friend? These smartphone covers are cute and simple too! Not crazy about the Eiffel Tower design? There are also some other designs shown in the blog post that I linked to above.
18. Personalized Vintage T-Shirts
Create a unique homemade gift by making a personalized vintage t-shirt. Get the t-shirt on sale (or even Goodwill!) and your expense should be very minimal.
19. Homemade Bath Salts
Why not help your loved ones de-stress with homemade bath salts? A truly inexpensive, simple DIY gift!
20. Doily Canvas Bag
These doily canvas bags are so creative and could be used for all sorts of things. You could even save yourself the job of having to wrap your gifts and put them in this bag instead! And this Large Heavy Duty Washable Canvas Tote from Amazon would work well for the job.
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