I actually think I prefer DIY gifts to shop brought ones. They’re usually super cheap to make, they’re really personal, and they’re normally quite good fun to make – so what’s stopping you?!
DIY Stocking Fillers
Personalised Polka Dot Mug
I swear every household had a cupboard jam-packed with mugs. I’ve got mugs with Peter Rabbit on, Edward Cullen (I’m judging me too – don’t worry) and your bog standard Sports Direct mugs, but I don’t actually own a personalised one. Get your artistic juices flowing, and create one for the whole family.
Mini Bar In A Jar
There’s something really appealing about miniature bottles of alcohol, and they’re usually actually quite affordable, depending on what alcohol you get.
Mason Jar Bar
Similar to the one above, but this one may be best suited for someone who only drinks a certain drink, or you could create a larger version, with a bottle of beer and a packet of crisps (aka the best combination in life).
Chocolate Santa Sleigh
I can imagine these sitting on top of the fire place on Christmas day. Just please don’t light the fire. As cute as they are, I don’t think they’d look so cute melted.
Sewn Paper Candy Pouch
Even though these are a really basic idea, I think they’re actually really effective. You could even turn them into your own advent calendar, or sew on some ribbon and hang them from your tree.
Rainbow Heart Crayon
I remember how many tiny bits of crayons I had, and I wish I knew about this then! Perfect for making if you don’t have a lot of space for lots of crayons, or for all those broken pieces!
Spa In A Jar
Now this is what I’m talking about. For an even cheaper alternative, you could just collect samples from magazines, and the little bottles that they leave in hotels.
52 Things I Love About You
This is something I’ve seen a lot over Twitter and Tumblr. Such a clever little idea, but so personal at the same time.
What will you be making this Christmas?