Christmas is a time of giving, but with the length of your gifting list, things can get a bit pricey and overwhelming. And when you add a Secret Santa exchange or two to the mix, things get even pricer and more overwhelming. Though there's no real way to cut down on the stress, you can cut down on the cost but creating DIY secret Santa gifts.
This option will not only save money but add a few doses of personality to your gift. As an avid DIY-er myself, I've been making my own Christmas gifts for several years and I can say from experience that the appreciation for a handmade gift is tangible. Though Secret Santa exchanges are often stressful and not as much fun as they're meant to be, making your own gifts will ensure that the recipient will feel the love behind your gift and you'll feel pretty darn accomplished after it's all said and done.
If you're looking for some do-it-yourself gifting inspiration, look no further. This gift guide has nine different gift ideas from craft bloggers from all around the internet. There is something for Secret Santas of all ages and tastes with instructions that are easy to follow and are sure to be a hit.
1Mini Spa Kit
Molly from Almost Makes Perfect has a great DIY for the Secret Santa who loves to relax. This easy spa kit includes a white and brown sugar scrub and a bath soak with the essential oil of your choice.
2No Sew Flannel Blanket Scarf
This blanket scarf from Back to Her Roots is the perfect gift for the trendy Secret Santa- it's quick, easy and budget friendly too.
3DIY Geometric Coasters
Have a friend who likes a drink or two? Or maybe they need a set of coasters to dress up their bar cart. These geometric coasters from Sugar and Cloth are the perfect easy DIY that will definitely get some use.
4Speckled Dipped Coffee Mugs
We've all heard of using sharpies to decorate mugs, but what about paint? It won't come off in the dishwasher and there are limitless options. This speckled mug DIY from The Merry Thought is a great starting place to get some inspiration.
5Succulent Dish Garden
Another DIY that's easily customizable, this succulent garden from Vitamini Handmade would make a great gift for any Secret Santa.
6DIY Bow Tie
A great gift for the guy (or girl who likes bow ties) on your list. These bow ties from A Beautiful Mess are no-sew, and oh so easy to make.
7Leather Diaper Clutch
Is your Secret Santa a mother or mom-to-be? Make her a gift that's both practical and stylish with this tutorial for a leather diaper clutch from Delia Creates.
8Mason Jar Candles
Hello Natural has an easy to follow, step by step guide to making your own candles. These would make an awesome gift that your Secret Santa could enjoy again and again.
9Pecan Rooibos And Orange Soap
Soap is a classic gift to DIY that really isn't all that hard to make. Offbeat and Inspired has a tutorial for pecan rooibos and orange soap that would make a great gift for anyone.
Images: Courtesy of Back To Her Roots; Almost Makes Perfect; Back To Her Roots; Sugar and Cloth; The Merry Thought; Vitamini Handmade; A Beautiful Mess; Delia Creates; Hello Natural; Offbeat and Inspired