It can get pretty darn expensive buying gifts for all the special people in our lives. Presents for birthdays, Christmas and other holidays and events add up pretty quickly.
The thing is, people today have more stuff than ever. Instead of dropping a bunch of cash on some generic thing they may or may not use, a better idea (if you have the time) is to create a thoughtful DIY gift. You’ll save a ton of money, and the recipient will be touched that you took the time to make them something special.
Here are 11 cool DIY ideas you have to consider the next time another birthday or holiday rolls around for a beloved lady in your life, whether it’s your friend, sister, mom, co-worker or anyone else you care about.
1. Cord Organizer
Tutorial at Local Adventurer
We just can’t get enough of this cute, funny DIY idea. Keeping earbuds untangled and organized is a pain, so this particular gift will definitely come in handy – and make a lot of people laugh.
2. Memory Jar
Tutorial at YouTube/Aili Middleton
This gift costs next to nothing but is something the recipient will cherish for a very long time.
3. Color Block Frosted Tumbler
Tutorial at Vicky Barone
Everyone could use a new set of glasses, but plain ones can be so boring. Instead, add a pop of color (preferably one that match’s the recipient’s kitchen) for a personalized gift she’ll be sure to use.
4. S’more Friends Like You Gift
Tutorial at Lil’ Luna
This gift is sweet and simple. Lil’ Luna even has a tag template you can print off. It’s perfect for when you want to give someone a little something but not a full-blown gift.
5. Caramel Latte Teacup Candle
Tutorial at Simply Stacie
Believe it or not, creating a teacup candle is actually a lot easier than you’d think. It’s a unique, sweet gift she’ll surely love.
6. DIY Bath Salts
Tutorial at A Pumpkin & A Princess
Bath salts are one of those things that women rarely treat themselves to, so why not provide some much-needed pampering for her with this DIY gift.
7. Hanging Jewelry Organizer
Tutorial at Minted
This DIY hanging jewelry organizer is easy on the eyes and will definitely help a gal stay organized.
8. Canvas Wall Art
Tutorial at YouTube/What’s Up Mom
A customized, unique canvas print is also another gift that will mean a lot to her.
9. Marble Painted Votives
Tutorial at Lovely Indeed
Candles are always a solid gift, but they can also seem a little basic. Instead, add a gorgeous marble pattern in the color of her decor. It’s the perfect personalized gift.
10. DIY Sangria Gift
Tutorial at Fantabulosity
A bottle of wine as a gift can seem a little impersonal. Give it a tiny bit more thought and create a fun sangria kit!
11. Zipper Pouch
Tutorial at Melly Sews
Anyone can buy a purse from the store, but a handmade, customized pouch is a one-of-a-kind gift. And it’ll show her just how much you care.