The act of giving and receiving at Christmas time is even more precious when it is a gift made from the heart. Here are 10 simple DIY Christmas gift ideas for inspiration.

Whether you have a tight budget this Christmas or just love a bit of DIY Christmas cheer, homemade Christmas gifts are great for both reasons. You may not be the craftiest person but fear not, there is a DIY Christmas project for everyone!


Bath bombs

Bath bombs make a great Christmas gift idea for anyone who loves their time in the tub. And to be honest - who doesn’t right? This is a simple and fun DIY Christmas project that the kids can help with. You can customise the colour and scent to suit each recipient, making it a truly personalised gift.



To get started, check out this homemade bath bomb tutorial and video online at Kidspot.


Homemade body scrub

We all know that summer can be tough on our skin so offer the gift of glow with a homemade body scrub. All you need is 50 grams of coconut oil (at a creamy consistency), 60 grams of Himalayan salt or brown sugar, and 15 to 20 drops of your favourite essential oil (we like peppermint or lavender).

Mix all the ingredients together to form your DIY Christmas body scrub. Present it beautifully in a mason jar decorated with some ribbon or as part of a hamper. This is a quick and easy Christmas gift idea made with little effort and a lot of thought.


Decorated herb planters

We don’t all have the space for a garden brimming with herbs but there’s always space for a herb pot or two, especially in a personally decorated pot. This DIY Christmas gift idea is perfect for the cocktail enthusiast or the chef extraordinaire ensuring they always have their favourite fresh herbs on hand. Plant some mint for a summer mojito or some chives or parsley for garnishes.

These Christmas gifts are mastered with a few basics from the craft shop and some nail polish. Check out this DIY tutorial we found online at Woman’s Day.




Homemade chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles that are easy to make – this is too good to be true. But, it is real! Check out the recipe for these Peppermint Kiss Oreo Balls. Featuring candy cane garnish these are the perfect DIY Christmas treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. Perfect presented in a jar or gift box as a gift on their own or as part of a hamper.






Bliss balls

If your friends and family are a little more on the health conscience side, whip up a batch of guilt-free DIY Christmas bliss balls instead. These Choc Coconut Bliss Balls from The Organised Housewife are made using dates, almonds, hazelnuts, cacao and coconut and only take 15 minutes to make.


Mini hot chocolate hamper

Our Christmas mugs are the perfect partner for a hot chocolate hamper. Just fill the mug with marshmallows and wrap it in cello. Add a mason jar filled with hot chocolate powder for all that a hot chocolate lover needs.


Christmas candy

Sweet treats go to Christmas like brandy goes to Christmas pudding. With so many choices available our old time favourite has to be Christmas fudge. From butter pecan, peppermint, black cherry swirl, and even Kahlua fudge – check out these tasty DIY Christmas fudge recipes at Taste of Home.


Jewellery board organiser

A DIY Christmas gift for the ladies, this jewellery cork board organiser is super easy and fun to do. Using a framed corkboard, some paint and recycled door knobs, you can help someone get organised while gifting them this Christmas. Check out this handy tutorial video from WhatsUpMoms.

Source: WhatsUpMoms - YouTube





Knitted gifts

Savvy on the knitting needle? Turn your skills into DIY Christmas gifts! A TV blanket, beanie or knitted headband make great Christmas gift ideas. And if you are more advanced than you like to brag about, why not knit up a Christmas plush toy for the kids?


Candle holder

Christmas is all about pretty lights and sparkle. Encourage some extra sparkle with a Christmas candle holder. A budget-friendly Christmas gift idea, transform some Op shop vases or used mason jars into a gift of new. For some inspiration check out these ideas we sourced on The Spruce Crafts.


No time to DIY this Christmas? Shop online at The Christmas Cart instead. We have a full swag of Christmas gifts available for all ages. Shop conveniently online here.