Give the perfect gift this holiday season by creating something truly one-of-a-kind with our ultimate DIY gift guide. From memory boxes and personalized mugs to DIY journals and upcycled jewelry, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know in order to create something totally unique and special for the person in your life.
1. Memory Books
Creating a memory book is a great way to document a special event, trip, or season of life. To make a memory book, gather photos, ticket stubs, pressed flowers, quotes, and other mementos, and put them in a binder.
Label it and give it as a gift to your loved one. This will truly be a one-of-a-kind present that they won’t soon forget.
2. Memory Boxes
Memory boxes are a great way to give someone the gift of nostalgia.
Fill a box with items that remind them of the wonderful memories you’ve shared, whether it’s tickets to a show you saw, a photo of a special moment, or a pinch of beach sand from your favorite vacation.
3. Photo Collage
For a special and unique way to share memories, create a photo collage. Select photos that represent your relationship with the person, print them out and arrange them on board or canvas and secure them with glue or decoupage.
Display the photo collage in your or their home.
4. Personalized Mugs
For a fun and thoughtful gift, pick out some blank mugs and use Sharpies to personalize them with favorite sayings, quotes, or images. These make great gifts for teachers, parents, or close friends.
5. Custom Printed T-Shirts
If you know someone who loves a good t-shirt, there is nothing better than giving a custom-printed shirt.
You can purchase blank t-shirts pretty much anywhere and have them printed with a funny image or saying.
6. Personalized Candles
Candles are a popular gift, but you can make them even more special by personalizing them. Use some white or colored candles and a few Sharpies to transform them into works of art.
7. Baked Goods
Homemade baked goods are always sure to please. Whether it’s cookies, brownies, or cupcakes, pick your favorite recipe and whip up some treats for your special someone.
For an extra special touch, package them in decorative boxes or bags.
8. DIY Journal
For the creative person in your life, create a custom journal. Find a blank journal and decorate it with paper, fabric, buttons, or whatever else you can find. Personalize it with a quote or message to make it truly unique.
9. Upcycled Jewelry
If you’re into crafting, turn old jewelry into something new and beautiful. For example, if you have old earrings with missing or broken pieces, use the stones or beads to create a ring.
Or if you have old necklaces, try making a pair of earrings with the beads.
Finding the perfect gift isn’t easy, but there is something to be said for gifts that come from the heart. The gifts on this list require time, effort and thought, as well as a little bit of luck, but the end result will be sure to be appreciated. Of course, don’t forget the memory book for extra special occasions! With a little time and effort, you’re sure to come up with a one-of-a-kind DIY gift this holiday season.