How can you detach Christmas and the spirit of giving from the crass commercialism that has taken over the holiest of holidays? Surely there must be some way to get around the impulse to buy plasma screen TVs and GameBoy 3000Xs or whatever!
Well, if you have the right mindset and the right loved ones, you can always try to make the gifts yourself! Sure, there will be some buying involved - you can't just up-cycle the stuff you found at your house, not unless you're some sort of an artist! But buying material to make gifts is still better than just grabbing whatever is discounted and hoping for the best. So here are some good DIY ideas for gift giving!
Stuffed Christmas... kitchen glove
Glove is also called "the stocking of the hand" and if you stuff it with new and useful kitchen utensils, you'll have the best gift for someone who likes cooking!
DIY kitchen towels
Christmas Tea Towels
Might as well go the whole way and make some pretty tea towels!
Superhero Jar Banks
Superman saves the day, meanwhile, the little one can be saving pennies for that videogame he wants.
If you have fabrics that are unusable or left over, you can make these cute quilts!
Make bed time fun with these animal pillows!
This is the gift for the entire room!
Not everyone can say that they made a turtle with their own hands!
Immortalize toys past their prime and give your garden some variety!
A jar of alcohol
Make your own infuse spirits and surprise your friends!More!
Jar Mini bar
Enjoy alcohol responsibly and in bite-sized portions!
Yes, you can make your own creamy chocolate drink!
All you need for a cup of hot coco (minus the cup and liquids) in one festive package!
Hot Cocoa Mix
Well, if you're allergic to cones...
Jar of Brownie Mix
A gift of cookie baking (and eating) experience!
Homemade sugar scrub will help your friends be prettier!
Good enough for Cleopatra, good enough for you!
The only explosive that is safe to make at home!
Everyone is stressed these days. Help them find some relief.
Cute, naughty Christmas cards
Come on, we know you have some zingers ready!More!
The gift that will keep on giving!
Never a bad time to classy up the men in your house... or the ladies, too.
Give grandma her sweaters back by making them into pillows
Easy watercolor portrait
Make a reading implement for the reader on the go!