12 DIY Christmas Gifts That Will Actually Get Used

Looking for thoughtful Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank, but will actually be appreciated and used? These homemade gifts are perfect for hostess gifts, neighbor gifts, teacher gifts, or coworker gifts. Just the right amount of personal and practical, these DIY Christmas gifts will actually get used.

Treasure ornaments are a one-of-a-kind tree decoration made by filling empty glass ornaments with bottle-brush trees, jingle bells, sprigs of pine branches, colorful feathers, or any other pretty fillers you have on hand,clear treasure ornaments filled with colorful feathers

Homemade Extracts are a practical and pretty gift, months in the making. Learn more about how I made DIY Vanilla extract, and learn how to DIY other fun extracts here.homemade vanilla, lemon, mint and other xtracts

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Homemade lotion bars are pretty and fun to make. A great holiday or hostess gift for the holidays.Square homemade lotion bars with brown snowflake on top

This homemade lavender water is refreshing, relaxing genuine condensed water made from fresh or dried lavender.

These cute Christmas reed diffusers use fillable Christmas baubles as diffuser bottles and Christmassy essential oils for fragrance. Perfect for hostess gifts and stocking fillers. diffuser with holly in glass ornament

Homemade Italian liqueurs are traditions that carry within the families for generations. Started as a way to store medicinal herbs, it became a pleasant after-dinner drink to share with friends and a unique edible gift. colorful flavored Italian Liqueurs

Embroidered Handkerchiefs make a beautiful, personalized gift. Embroider cheeky sayings on plain cotton squares, or just go with their monogram. hand stitched handkerchiefs
Who says an ornament has to have been around a long time before it can be considered an heirloom? These ornaments, crafted from vintage family photos, are an immediate classic. sewn and stuffed personalized photo ornaments
Not big on sewing? These photo hoop ornaments pack the same impact with minimal embroidery needed.hoop photo ornaments

This lavender simple syrup is amazing in cocktails, coffee, and on baked goods! It’s an east DIY gift for the holidays. Lavender syrup in a jar tied with a bow and a sprig of lavender on top

Be ready for emergencies big and small with these eight great meal in a jar recipes! All you need to do to get a great meal on the table is add water and cook! Or give them away as gifts!! 8 stacked pre-made meal jars

These hot chocolate stirrers are such an easy, inexpensive, and delicious gift! 

hot chocolate stirrers with marshmallows on top

This one is more of a time investment, but license plate art would be such a fun and custom gift. How great would this be in a family game room or a boy’s room?colorful license plates

Which of these DIY Christmas Gift ideas to you love best? What would you add to the list? Tell me in the comments below?

Looking for more DIY gift ideas? Check out these amazing DIY Hostess Gifts.

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