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20 DIY Gifts: The Perfect Way To Express Your Love

When it comes to love, a personal, thought gift counts more than expensive gifts. Many websites highlight how you can make the most out of things found around your home or only spend about a dollar to give the most heartwarming gift of all time.

Here is the compilation of top 20 such DIY gift ideas to consider this holiday season.

1. Arrow bookmark

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If your partner loves to read, try making an arrow bookmark. The arrow is made from an ice-cream stick and an elastic band. You can point the arrow on the line you were last reading and the elastic band will help you resume your place.

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2. Family recipe etched on a cutting board

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If you know a person who loves to cook, what is better than inscribing and etching their family recipe or a recipe of their favorite dish on a cutting board? It makes a great showpiece and reference so you don’t have to turn to Google anymore.

3. Embellished Oreos

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If you and your loved one would do anything for an Oreo, this is a great idea to make the ‘twist, lick, dunk’ process even more interesting. You can dip your favorite Oreos in your favorite sprinkles or just rice candy balls. The edges will be colorful and can be presented in a fancy gift box for fun gift giving.

4. Lip balm locket

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Gifting this to any woman is going to earn you a lot of kisses. Women consume and apply a lot of lip balm, and having to continuously search for it is a pain. Therefore, a locket that has a lip balm right under their lips will be loved.

5. Gingerbread house kit

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With Christmas being right around the corner, gingerbread production and consumption is peaking. Rather than standing in line at a grocery store to get the ingredients, imagine if someone skipped the pain for you and gifted it to you in a fancy kit instead!

6. Dip mix

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If you are a Dips lover, this gift is going to blow your mind. A ready-to-mix dip kit that allows you to prepare any kind of dip on the go is the perfect gift this season.

7. Jar candles

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Candle gifting will never go out of fashion. Make one right from the comfort of your own home by using a jar. Add a hint of color and fragrance, and you are good to go.

8. Home essence

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People spend a lot of money to make their homes or offices smell better. Gift one to someone who loves essence or perfume in general. This essence can be made with simple food ingredients, vodka, and a glass bottle.

9. Custom coasters

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Coasters are needed for many purposes such as wine, tea, or coffee. Therefore, making one with a sweet message for a loved one is a beautiful thought. Make words with scrabble keys and stick them on to a board. The funnier the message, the more satisfying their morning coffee will be!

10. Secret stash book

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If you know someone who has a lot of secrets, this is the best gift for them. Pick an old book and cut a square directly in the middle. Stick the rest of the pages together with glue. You can fill the middle part with something suggestive and secretive to surprise your friend!

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11. Bouquet of suckers

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This gift takes innovation to another level. Simply get a cardboard box, stuff it with lollipops, and place a board on a stick with a fun yet quirky message.

12. Munchie jars

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Nowadays, everything is available in a jar. Jars are pretty and are an efficient way to store a lot of things. For a munchies jar, fill it with some dried berries and nuts. You can also fill it with some chocolates. And there you go, you have your midnight or midday munchies ready to be gifted.

13. Wallet with gift cards

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This is the simplest trick in the book. All you need to do is invest in a smart wallet and get some local gift cards. Stash the wallet with them and ta-da! Your gift is ready. From a broader perspective, this gift will not only be restricted to a wallet but also help in creating memories at all the gift card outlets.

14. Homemade bubble bath

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Stop spending money on expensive, fancy looking glass bottles of bubble bath. Instead, make one at home with basic ingredients such as shampoo and glycerin. Mix it and attach a nice message to the glass bottle.

15. Personalized mugs

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These mugs are cute, heartwarming, and also easy to make. All you need is a couple of stickers or pictures with a lot of glue. Stick them on the mugs or glass and fill it with warm coffee to get the desired effect.

16. Birthday cake with edible photos

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It’s beautiful to see happy pictures on cakes and then criminally chop them in to pieces. These old photos can be finally put to use by transforming them in to edible stickers available at any local store. Also, this saves a lot of money on buying fancy cakes.

17. Accessories with photographs

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With an everyday acetone, cotton, and printing cloth, you can now transform your photographic memories into various ornaments. Make funky charms, pendants, and earrings within minutes.

18. Tear off calendar

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Do you sometimes wonder what to do with so many pictures and memories? Well, you can transform them into a daily calendar. Print pictures, add dates, and go ahead and tear it off.

19. House lanterns

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A mini lantern that adds an element of class to your décor is a great gift for anyone to receive. Print black and white images of houses from across the globe and crop them with scissors. Roll them in a lantern like shape. Place them around a candle and switch off the lights to enjoy the beautiful glow from this lamp.

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20. Homemade bath salt

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If you like a specific fruit, you can transform it into a bath salt. Gift a mixture of salts, fruit, and honey in a glass jar. This not only looks classy, but also works brilliantly for someone who is beauty conscious. The natural ingredients act as a great scrubbing mixture for smoother and shinier skin.

With these DIY gift ideas, you can create a special moment and gift for your loved ones while on a budget without compromising on the warmth and love of the season.

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Kanika Chadha

Kanika Chadha

An ex-banker turned digital entrepreneur. As a banker, she enjoyed writing on financial topics for her employer bank's newsletters. She then continued to write as a freelancer during her various entrepreneurial stints as it gave her a platform to learn, express and hence grow as a being. Her MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies with marketing specialization, along with her power packed marketing experience in the corporate environment, helps her appreciate the power of content in the business world.