Last Updated on May 28, 2020
A homemade gift is always better than something you can buy at the store! Especially for someone who has everything or is hard to buy for. Even if it’s something as simple as personalizing a coffee mug, monogramming a casserole dish, or making a fun candy bouquet! Most of these DIY gift ideas are relatively easy and can be done last minute, while a few may take a little bit of planning, but they are all simple enough for just about anyone to do (no crocheting or sewing here).
Whether you’re looking for something special for mom, a boyfriend, your best friend, or your favorite teacher, I think you’ll find something you like!
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1. Monogrammed Sharpie Mug
This is something you could make for less than a dollar, assuming you have a few oil-based Sharpies on hand (regular Sharpies DO NOT work). You really could customize it however you’d like, but I’m digging the idea of using stickers and then using your pen around them. Once you pull them off, it looks really impressive! Check out the full instructions and details over at Good and Messy!
2. Fun Photo Bookmarks
These custom photo bookmarks would be perfect for the grandparents! And just think of how much fun the photo shoot would be? This tutorial also comes with instructions on how to make the colorful tassels.
3. DIY Bath Bombs
Had I known you can make these in a mini-muffin pan, I would have made them a long, long time ago! I take more baths than showers these days. If you like working in the kitchen, this might be the perfect gift idea for you. Once they’re finished, package them up in mason jars with a pretty ribbon. Go check out the full instructions.