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DIY Christmas Gifts for Family

Updated on March 2, 2016

Craft Special Gifts and Save $$$

According to an economy report by Gallup, they are expecting Americans to spend $781, on average, up from $704 last November. But if you are like me and don't have a lot of money to spend,there is no need to leave the special people in your life without a special gift. Besides what could be more thoughtful than personally crafting a thoughtful gift for a loved one? From upcycling dollar store wine glasses into snow globes to turning sweets into fun sleighs there are plenty of ideas for you. So get the yarns and glue sticks out and get ready for some craft time!

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Wine Glass Snow Globe

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1) Wine Glass Snow Globe

Purchase wine glasses at the dollar store or even from your local charity shop. Add any ornament you wish To create the snow scene, from miniature trees to small deers. As an extra measure you could add a tea light candle on top of the glass.

Spa in a Jar

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2) Spa in a Jar

This is an ideal gift for girlfriends or sisters. If they like doing their nails, put small samples of nail stuff or soap or a wash towel and create a cute spa in a jar. Why not pick up a book or magazine to plus up the pamper factor.

Wrapped in Dollars

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3) Wrapped in Dollars

A little something for recipients that prefer money. This is ideal for teenagers. Grab some of their favorite bars and wrap some cash around for their preferred gift.

DIY Teacup Candle

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4) DIY Teacup Candle

How many of us have old teacups lying around the house ? Now you can upcycle them into adorable candles !

Yarn Wrapped Letter

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5) Yarn Wrapped Letter

Perfect for a little girl. Purchase letters and yarn from your local craft store and wrap her favorite colors around the letter of her first name. Glue on craft flowers or bling when finished to really show it off.

Sweet Sleigh

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6) Sweet Sleigh

This is a very cute little gift for little friends or nieces and nephews. You will need candy canes and bars of chocolate to recreate this little beauty.

Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

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7) Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint candies are full of Christmas cheer. What's more they are wallet friendly and simple to make. Pop them in a special box to give to grandma from the kids.

52 Things I Love about You

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8) 52 Things I Love about You

This is a really sweet gift for your other half. Simply get a deck of cards and some old magazines and enjoy making collages on each card that something special about them.

A Hidden Gift

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9) A Hidden Gift

Who doesn't love a present containing a secret treasure?Hide an empty toilet paper roll inside a mason jar surrounded by sweets! Fill with a surprise

Merry Kissmas

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10) Merry Kissmas

Pop some Hersheys candy cane kisses in a mason jar for a really sweet gift for that special someone.

DIY Sharpie Snowman Mug

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11) DIY Sharpie Snowman Mug

Snowman sharpie mugs are the sweetest gifts to give to anybody. Pop a cute little cuddly bear or some hot chocolate supplies inside for added wow factor.

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Something out of the Blue

Something out of the Blue | DIY Christmas Gifts for Boyfriends
Something out of the Blue | DIY Christmas Gifts for Boyfriends

12) Something out of the Blue

Get a cardboard box and fill it with blue things such as sweets and crisps. Get blue letters or cut them out from blue card with the message "something out of the blue"

DIY Miss You Mugs

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DIY Miss You Mugs | DIY Christmas Gifts for Boyfriends

13) DIY Miss You Mugs

Perfect for long distance relationships - you will need some sharpies and card . Draw the different states or countries you are in and trace this onto a mug with your sharpie marker.

Baseball Craft Photo

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Baseball Craft Photo | DIY Christmas Gifts for Boyfriends

14) Baseball Craft Photo

For the baseball fan in your life - make a collage of everything baseball and place in a beautiful frame.

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    • savvydating profile image

      savvydating 2 years ago

      What adorable gift ideas. There's something in here for everybody. You've made it so easy--all we have to do is pick one or two and there you go. The teacup is perfect for grandma. I loved that idea especially because it's hard to know what to get someone who has practically everything they need. You've written a delightful & useful hub. Yay!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Aw thanks so much savvy dating , have to say I love crafting things for people !!!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I particularly like the ways to present money for teens or others. Very useful and creative!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks Flourish, I'm totally going to do that for my teen nephew all he wants is money :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hidden gift and Wrapped in cash were two of my favorites! Never would have thought of them. The rest of the ideas are just as good. Thanks for sharing!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting the wrapped in cash is a clever one! Hope you've a Merry Christmas

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      Deborah-Diane 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are wonderful ideas! I know that people really love homemade gifts and wrapping them in cash is brilliant!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Deborah-Diane, yes and which one of us would refuse a gift wrapped in cash ? ;)

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Besides being great projects, these ideas can be used as a springboard for coming up with new ideas!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      That's a great point ! Thanks for the input Rtalloni :)

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      Deborah-Diane 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      What wonderful Christmas gift ideas! Voted Up and shared!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Deborah Diane :)

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      Barb Johnson 22 months ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

      Thanks for the fun and easy Christmas gift ideas. They made me smile!

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      ezzly 22 months ago

      Thanks for commenting Babbyii :)

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      Amy 8 months ago from East Coast

      Love the spa in a jar. I am going to try it! Thank you for the helpful information!

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      Elva 8 months ago

      I'm trying to find the printable gift tags

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      Naomi 7 months ago from Boston

      I used to craft so much before I came to college. Now that finals is over I can finally have time to come up with something nice to gift people for christmas and save a lot of money! Lol, This page sparked that lights in me again!

      #8 "52 things I love about you" Is my fav!

      Thank you :)

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      Kristen Howe 7 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub, EZZLY. Real clever and innovative too. I love that spa jar idea. If only I had those glasses and jars around my apartment....

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      Nancy Stoner 7 months ago

      I made the sleighs made out of candy canes and mini candy and they were big hits with everyone I gave them too. Easy to make and lots of fun. These little sleighs are just something to give and don't cost a lot of money.

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      Sara 3 weeks ago

      What clips were used for the 52 card gift and where would you get them from or if ebay what do I search.

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