20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Buying a gift for someone not so special is easy. There are collections of funny and soulless things you can find at every corner, from cups to pens, from calendars to jewelry, from books to chocolate – and I could go on forever. But what about those who occupy a special place in your heart? What can you buy to your significant other, your mother or your father, or that best friend who stood beside you when the times were harsh?

20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

How can you make sure your present will be appreciated, and that whenever he (or she) looks at it he (or she) will think of you, and no one else? Well, the best gift idea for these special ones in our lives is to do it yourself. This way you can make it special, unique and memorable, just like the person you intend to give them to.

Below you can find a collection of gift ideas for your loved ones, all of which you can do yourself at home – making them special both for you and the one you present it with. As we all know, it’s better to give than to receive, so let’s get started.

1. Quick bread in a bottle

Quick bread in a bottle - 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

This “quick bread” is what I like to call a multi-functional gift. For one, it looks great on a shelf – all those layers of ingredients upon each other make it very decorative. Besides, the contents of the bottle can be used to quickly make and bake a tasty dessert if the need arises. A nice looking and witty gift for any occasion. (Read more)

2. Do-it-yourself soap

Handmade soap recipes - 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Making their own soap was usual for the women of the olden days, but today it’s much easier to just go to the shop and buy it. Actually it’s quite easy to make your own soap at home, with the fragrances you like the most. And these home made bars of soap make a great gift for friends and family. (Read more)

3. Home made infused syrups

Home made infused syrups - 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Making a syrup is simple – all you need is sugar, water and heat. Infusing it with some fragrant ingredients is even simpler. Put it in a decorative bottle and add a unique label to turn it into the perfect gift for those special people in your life. (Read more)

4. DIY bees wax candles

DIY bees wax candles - 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

If you think that making your own candles is hard, you are mistaken. Actually it’s very easy – you can do it in just a few simple steps. Add some colored ribbon and you have the perfect gift for your friends. (Read more)

5. Roasted cinnamon almonds

Roasted cinnamon almonds - 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

A super easy recipe for a spectacular snack. Put them in a nice box, add some ribbon to decorate and turn it into a perfect gift for when you visit your friends and family. (Read more)

6. Brownies in a jar

Brownies in a jar - 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Similar to the quick bread above, the brownies in a jar is a great looking and easy to create gift idea. Just layer the ingredients in a jar, label and offer it as a gift. (Read more)

7. Ear bud holder

Ear bud holder- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

We all have our experiences with the cables getting all tangled up in our pockets or bags. This easy to make accessory will make this problem disappear – and makes a great little gift to our loved ones. (Read more)

8. DIY Phone cover case

DIY Phone cover case- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

The phone covers you can buy today are too “high tech” and they lack personality. Instead of buying one, why don’t you make your own? Makes a perfect gift, as it’s both useful and personal. (Read more)

9. Personalized bookmarks

Personalized bookmarks- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

It’s sad that people read less and less printed books nowadays. Those who still do will surely appreciate a bookmark like this – sure never to fall out of the book. (Read more)

10. Flavored salts

Flavored salts- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Another great looking addition to anyone’s kitchen, and a tasty one as well. Besides these flavored salts are really easy to make – so why not make some for yourself as well? (Read more)

And now let’s take a look at some more complex gift ideas. These will also be greatly appreciated by your loved ones.

11. Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

A great combination of fragrant and healthy oils with crispy white sugar that leave your skin refreshed and feeling great. (Read more)

12. Lemon Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Similar to the one above, with a refreshing smell and the same great effects. Give it a try. (Read more)

13. Fabric Covered Books

Fabric Covered Books- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

With some talent and creativity you can turn even the best selling hardcover into a personal, unique gift for your book-loving friends. (Read more)

14. Fabric Key Chain

Fabric Key Chain- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

A few years back I gave every member of my family a hand made leather key chain. These fabric key chains are even more beautiful, and even easier to make. (Read more)

15. DIY Milk bath

DIY Milk bath- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Does it sound like alchemy? Well, it’s not – although there is some chemistry involved. The result is a moisturizing milk bath that will leave your skin soft and moist. (Read more)

16. Lime and Mint Foot Soak

Lime and Mint Foot Soak- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

After a day of running errands and dealing with the world, it’s great to soak your tired feet in an aromatic, refreshing foot soak. Here is how you can make it yourself – and offer it as a gift to your loved ones. (Read more)

17. Hand-made photo holder

Hand-made photo holder- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Handy, easy to make if you have some tools around the house. With the right photos and the right color it makes a perfect gift for anyone. (Read more)

18. DIY Oven mitt

DIY Oven mitt- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

For those who like to spend their time in the kitchen this simple accessory is a must have. Actually it’s easy to make, and makes a perfect little gift to those friends always fumbling in the kitchen. (Read more)

19. Fruit flavored iced tea

Fruit flavored iced tea- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

Iced tea as a gift? Well, it depends on how you pack it up. You can try different flavors and colors. (Read more)

20. DIY Wild Orange Cocoa Body Butter

DIY Wild Orange Cocoa Body Butter- 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

The wonderful aroma of wild oranges and the soothing effect of the cocoa butter will make this a perfect choice to give your body some relaxing time. Besides, it makes a great gift for your friends and loved ones. (Read more)

Well, these are the 20 nicest gift ideas for today, but there are plenty more to explore. Be sure to check back often – you won’t regret it.

Anna Mitchell

She is the editor in chief of the Club Femina. She usually writes about the latest buzz. She loves fashion and shopping as she is an Information Technology student.

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