One of the best things about Christmas is spending time with your family, the delicious treats and of course, the gifts. Sure it’s fun receiving gifts from your closed ones, but it’s a whole other ball game picking up gifts for others. Gifting s an art and today we’ll help you perfect it.
Since its Christmas, your gift needs to be something thoughtful and something practical at the same time. But fret not; today we have for you, the ultimate helping guide to pick out gifts for your friend and family. While some of these are homemade and some are not, but one thing all these gifts have in common
Best Christmas Gifts – 2017
This is an easy gift idea which would be perfect to gift your mom or even neighbors for that matter. All you need is an old cutting board, some wooden boxes and a leather band to hold it in place.
Another fun DIY gift is this adorable tea cup candle. Revamp some old china tea cups that you might already have or buy some cheap ones. Now pour in some wax and turn them into these useful candles.
These cute little soaps will make a great gift for you girlfriends. You will need shea butter, coconut oil for the base and for the flavors, grapefruit and lavenders. These smell heavenly.
If your dad loves wine, then these cozy sweater totes for his favorite wine bottle would be just perfect. Just cut out the sleeve of an old sweater and sew at the base. Now tie it with a beautiful ribbon and you’re done.
These sugar scrubs work just as great as they look. It’s a very practical gift which only requires a couple ingredients such as sugar, coconut oil, peppermint extract and green food color.
If you have a friend who appreciates nature, then this will be a very unique gift for them. You can get these glass frames online and then press any plant or flower of your choice.
If you have some antique brooches just lying around at your house, then revamp them into these beautiful refrigerator magnets. Just take out the pins from the brooches and stick on a strong magnet using some hot glue.
If you’ve procrastinated picking out gifts till the last moment for your mum, then this will really help you out. All you need to do is get a cozy pair of bath slippers and fill them up with some bath essentials.
For someone who works on the computer quite a lot, this gift will always remind them of you. All you need is a cheap pad and a beautiful floral fabric. Now just stick the fabric onto the pad and you’re finished.
Another great idea for a customized soap is this marigold flavored honey and oatmeal soap. The marigold helps keep your skin hydrated while the oatmeal will gently scrub your skin, making this an adorable gift for your mother.
Buy a cheap and simple jewelry box and create a mosaic using old CDs that you must have lying somewhere around the house. The end result is a stunning jewelry box that looks like you spent a lot on.
If you need to gift someone who has people over very often, then this one will be just right. This chalkboard serving tray would be very practical and amusing too.
These are so easy to make and look so cozy. It will literally take you 2 minutes. All you need is a beautiful pillow and some satin ribbons. Wrap up the pillow and you’re done.
This customized gift wrapping station will make an adorable gift for your friends or neighbors. Take a small bucket and fill it up like so with different wrapping papers, washi tapes, ribbons, name tags etc.
These easy to make phone covers will make a very fun gift for your friends. All you need is some transfer sheets,some stones and plain phone covers. You can customize the phone cover for your friend.
Who knew clothespin would make such an elegant trivet? These would make a very thoughtful yet adorable gift for your grandparents. Just dissemble some clothespin and drill a hole through all of them. Tie them together using a metal wire and you’re done.
These customized coasters would be an excellent gift for just about anyone. Print out some of your best photos together and stick them on a ceramic tile using mod podge. Now apply it all over the photo as well. Finish it off with a sealant.
If anyone you know loves to cook using recipes, this would be the perfect gift for them. Take a cutting board, use wood glue to stick on a tile holder on the front and a wooden doorstop at the back. Spray paint it and that’s it.
Revamp plain boring cups and other dish wares and turn them into these awesome Christmas gifts. Buy cheap ceramic dish wares and use acrylic paints to customize them using some stencils.
Another great gift idea for your parents or grandparents; these pillows are cozy and cute. Take a basic pillow and use an old sweater to sew a pillow case and decorate it with a bow.
You can easily find these wooden leave bowls at very cheap prices. Give them a paint makeover and they’ll make awesome gifts for your neighbors. Be creative and paint them anyway you like.
If your dad is a morning coffee person, then he will really appreciate this build-on brick coffee mug. It looks like a really fun and creative gift for him.
These multi-purpose tote bags would be a very unique gift for your friends or your mom. Print out anything that you wish to have on the bag, Use the stencil to cut out from different type of fabrics. Now use fabric glue or iron-on adhesive sheets to stick the fabric on to the bag.
Take photo frames to the next level with this stunning glass jar picture. To make it look more festive, throw in some pinecones, garlands etc. along with your best picture together.
Another fun DIY gift for your friend, these easy necklaces look very unique and crafty. All you need is a black rayon thread, a few jump rings, a clasp and satin cords of different colors. This necklace will also make a very interesting project for you.
If you’ve been a lazy bum and do not have a lot of time to make a gift then this one will work great for you. It looks very thoughtful and very put together as well. Just make sure to add products that you know she uses and likes.
These cute gloves would make a very fun gift for your cousin or your friends. Just buy a pair of knitted gloves and mark out the knuckles on them. Then take an embroidery thread and sew on a phrase of your liking.
For this one, just buy a couple of plain mugs and some sharpie markers in golden and silver. Now just get drawing. Be creative and start with something easy. These mugs will make a great gift for your friends and neighbors.
For someone who loves to cook, be it your mother, grandmother or your neighbor, this would be a very practical gift for them. Pick out a fun apron, some wooden utensils and an empty recipe book, so they can jot down their own recipes.
If you want to gift something to remember you by, then these customized pillows are just the way to do it. Take some beautiful pictures and print them according to the size of the pillow. Now use iron-on adhesive to adhere the picture on to the pillow.
So out of these ginormous list of Christmas gift ideas, we really hope you find something that you like. Happy Holidays everyone.