14 DIY Christmas Presents Literally Everyone Will Love

diy christmas present wrapped next to pine leaves with red bow

It’s almost Christmas! With the crazy year we’ve had, I am so excited to have some time off and celebrate the Savior. However, this year has brought a lot of extra financial stress to many of us. Therefore, I’ve decided to try out some DIY Christmas presents for my loved ones! It’s cheap and way more fun. Plus, don’t you just love it when you receive a gift that you know has a little extra love put into it?

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  • If you need a gift for someone younger, they might enjoy these adorable nativity finger puppets!
  • Page 31 of the December 2009 Friend magazine has a cute idea for a “memory box.” The things inside can help you remember the real reason for the season!
  • Your kids will love helping you out painting these rocks for a unique nativity scene.

Family History

woman opening christmas present with candy cane

  • I had no idea how easy it could be to make a family photo heirloom ornament. Plus, they look really professional!
  • This wooden DIY could be anything you want. Transfer a family tree, a family picture, or a motto for future generations.

Lighting the World

  • Help #LightTheWorld and warm some hearts with the Christmas candle jar DIY found in the December 2010 Friend!
  • Or, take it one step further and make the whole candle from scratch. I love the smell of fresh pine!
  • If you don’t love pine, try out this peppermint scent! These candles are adorable.

Bring Comfort

  • I’m obsessed with this chunky, hand-knit blanket craft. I’ve already made one as a gift and will be doing another one this week!
  • What’s Christmas without the most cheerful comfort food of all? Hot chocolate!
  • Speaking of hot chocolate, have you seen these hot cocoa bombs? Incredible. I’ll be trying these this month, for sure!
  • This blanket DIY isn’t as chunky as the one earlier, but still super comfortable. Did I mention it’s extremely easy to do?


christmas gifts wrapped and stacked on each other

  • Another craft the kids will love to help out with are these salt dough ornaments. You can make whatever shapes you want!
  • I’ve always wanted to learn how to cross-stitch. Maybe this is the month to do it! These easy, free patterns are gorgeous.
  • Letter boards are really trendy right now (but also way expensive). Check out this felt DIY project!

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What other DIY Christmas presents are you going to be making this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Brooklyn Gittins is an enthusiastic member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has written for food and lifestyle blogs but is currently sharpening her skills as a writing intern for Third Hour. She enjoys spending time with her husband, petting dogs, and eating buttered noodles.