Check out the full Hunker Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas and inspo. Whether you're shopping for midcentury modern lovers, ceramic fiends, self-proclaimed foodies, or budding astrologers, we can help.
Sure, holiday gifts are fun to shop for ... in theory. But the reality is, it's really stressing us all out — emotionally and financially. This year, DIY your gifts and see how downright economical it can be to make an entire batch of seemingly bougie offerings — from boho decor to natural products. Here are 14 holiday gifts you can easily DIY.
1. Earthy Clay Bells
2. Minimal Leather Vase
3. Bespoke Brass Mobile
4. DIY Bath Salts
DO THE DIY: For this tutorial, we show you how to make stress-relieving rose and relaxing lavender bath salts packaged in glass jars for simple homemade gifts that are perfect for the holidays (or anytime of year, really).
5. Mint and Ginger Body Scrub
DO THE DIY: The best part about DIYing your way through the holiday season — all you have to do is double up this body scrub recipe and you've got a thoughtful gift for family and friends plus a little something for yourself, too.
6. Textured Wall Art
DO THE DIY: For the friend who loves minimalism with a bohemian edge, this DIY wall hanging is a perfect choice with its study of contrasts between a luxe fabric like (faux) leather and a natural fiber like burlap.
7. Graphic Art Prints
DO THE DIY: These do-it-yourself prints are the quickest way to create (and impress your mom with) minimalist art on a budget — no painting, printing, or skill required, you'll just need to find a good frame.
8. DIY Goat's Milk Soap
DO THE DIY: Let your soap-making fears subside — this tutorial will show how easy it is to make goat's milk soap at home for a creamy, hydrating lather gentle enough for your favorite work friends to use on the face, body, and even hair.
9. Boho Door Tassels
DO THE DIY: Give the gift of door swag to your closest confidant and ensure her it is most definitely a thing — hung from a doorknob, a drawer pull, or the back of a chair, this handsome tassel offers both style and a symbol of hospitality wherever it goes.
10. Wood Bead Decor
DO THE DIY: Use any wooden beads leftover from your last project on some simple holiday gifts; these DIY wall hangings could easily come together as custom Scandi-inspired ornaments on a minimalistic Christmas tree.
11. Toy Trolley for Kids
DO THE DIY: What to do with all of those extra toys that magically arrive around the holidays ... gift your favorite kiddo their very own toy trolley to cart around everything from Santa's haul (and keep it organized).
12. IKEA Hack: DIY Match Striker
DO THE DIY: Say hello to our best gift idea yet — believe it or not, these trendy match strikers were once plain IKEA spice jars cleverly designed to sit upright or on their sides. With a bit of textured paint we transformed them into artisanal home accessories.