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Easy DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends

Updated on September 6, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas is a such special time of year, but it can also be difficult trying to think of Christmas gifts to give - especially if you're lacking funds.. Whether you’re hoping to craft something special, or just trying to stretch your dollars, DIY Christmas gifts definitely the way to go! Here are some easy, affordable ideas for you to check out.

Some Friends Crayon Canvas

This is a super cute and inexpensive idea that can be given to friends and colleagues alike. Simply purchase a canvas and crayons at your local dollar store. Write your heartfelt message, hot glue crayons on and use a hairdryer to melt them . Once the melted look you desire is achieved, stick some cute photographs on top.

For Your Mitstletoes

This is such a cute and cozy gift to give to friends and family. If you are short on cash this is the prefect way to share the love. Pick up some socks at the store - multipacks work best and cheapest if you have to give to a few people. Make the label from cardstock and sharpies.

French Fry Boxes

Why not treat your friend to some of their favorite candy displayed in a cute Christmas French Fry Box? Or better yet, you could invite them over for lunch and use these to present their fries in.

Personalized Decorations

Got some felt lying around the house from your last crafting project? Put it to good use by making some personalized decorations for your friends tree - or if you are feeling more adventurous , why not make a little stocking complete with their initials.

Harry Potter Coasters

These can be adapted to any theme that your friend likes for example Batman. If you have tiles lying around that you don't use, you can simply paint them with paints from your local craft store - crests are a great idea and can be easily replicated by looking at pictures on the internet.

Cozy socks

Cozy socks

Cozy socks to give to keep your mistle"toes" warm. Perfect for a coworker gift, friends and neighbors.

Rudolph Soda

Rudolph Soda
Rudolph Soda

Rudolph Soda

Super cute and super easy to make without spending a ton of money. Perfect if you have a group of friends to get for and ideal as a secret santa gift too. To make this you'll need a 6 pack of bottled drinks, brown pipe cleaners, medium sized googly eyes and red pom poms.

Goodies Gift Pack

goodies gift pack
goodies gift pack

Goodies Gift Pack

Purchase a six pack of your friend’s favorite soda, a gift certificate or some money, and a handful of snacks. Then take two bottles from the six pack. Place all thegoodies into the two empty holders. Finish with a bow and some ribbon.

Snowman soup hot chocolate

Snowman soup hot chocolate
Snowman soup hot chocolate

Snowman soup hot chocolate

This snowman soup hot chocolate is also great for Christmas classroom gifts. Purchase a cute snowman cup or make one from styrofoam and googly eyes to drink out of. The snowman soup consists of a hot chocolate packet, mini marshmallows and a candy cane.

For your Mistle Toes

For your Mistle Toes

For this cheap and easy Christmas gift you'll need two different color nail polishes and you could also add a cute pair of socks. Wrap in a clear bag and add a tag that says "For your Mistle Toes".

m&m's Ornament

m&m's Ornament
m&m's Ornament

m&m's Ornament

This is a great little Christmas gift for friends with a sweet tooth, you could switch it for other candy too such as Skittles for example. Purchase cheap plastic Christmas bulbs some m&m's and name tags. Make sure the candy will fit inside the opening and they can freely get out. You could use gold paint pens and wrote each friend's name on the tags.


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