Let’s be honest, buying gifts for the important people in our lives is much more of a challenge when we have a limited budget..especially during our broke college days. The idea of spending $50 on a cute bracelet for our roomie’s birthday or on a new shirt for our boyfriend seems quite unrealistic when all we have is that 20 dollar bill our parents gave us to last through the week (and toilet paper and food come before any form of gift giving.) So if you are one of many with a consistently empty wallet, DIY gifts can be your best friend around the holidays or important birthdays. Let’s see how crafty you can really get…here are 15 cute DIY gifts for the special someone (when you’re working with a tiny budget!)
1. A Chocolate Chip Cookie Gift in A Jar
Chocolate Chip cookies are the key to everybody’s heart. However, nothing is better when the ingredients are all in one jar and ready for you to bake! Ingredients in a jar allows for easy baking and quicker preparation time! Perfect for a last minute snack!
2. A Dream Catcher
Whether decorating your new dorm room or new apartment, dream catchers add a nice touch to whatever room you are decorating. This is such a cute and easy DIY gift that you can gift to any friend or roomie and the steps are super simple!
3. A DIY Calendar
Help your person remember what day it is by creating a cute and artsy calendar! By creating it yourself you can add cute quotes to each day or even personalize it!
4. Chocolate Dipped Spoons To Make Hot Chocolate
Who doesn’t love a nice cup of hot coco? With the chocolate dipped spoons, all you have to do is place it in hot milk and stir! Yummy!!!!
5. A Collage Letter For Their Wall
A perfect gift for a friend, s/o, or roomie is one that has meaning! Put memories on a letter or symbol of almost any type of material. Makes for a great sentimental gift that could last a lifetime. Just find a wooden or Styrofoam letter at your local craft store and start gluing away! Once finished, you can cut off any of the excess on the sides with scissors.
6. A Monogram Mug
Having trouble finding that perfect gift for someone? The Monogram mug is an easy and simple gift that you can literally give to anyone! Just follow the super simple steps below! All you need is a plain mug, stickers and a permanent marker!
7. “Always together never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart” Poster
Have a long distance friendship? This cute canvas is a perfect gift for that friend far away from home. All you need is plain canvas from a craft store, some stickers, markers or paint and you’re good to go!
8. A DIY Sangria
Perfect for a girl’s night in with your best friends! An easy and simple gift to put together for anyone who is a sangria fan.
9. This Simple Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub
This scrub is a fun, cute and an easy gift to give to anyone in need of a little relaxation!
10. Glitter Mason Jars
Perfect to store things in and decorate a room with! An easy and custom gift that a friend can use for almost anything.
11. A Personalized Candle
Who doesn’t love a nice decorative candle? Especially one that is personalized! This is an easy gift to give to anyone of importance! You can get photo transfer gel here to apply the photo to the candle!
12. Lavender Lemon Sugar Scrub
This scrub is a fun, cute and an easy gift to give for any occasion. Everyone adores the smell of lavender so why not give it as a gift in a nice relaxing scrub.
13. A DIY Bath Bomb
Who doesn’t love coming home to a nice relaxing bath? DIY bath bombs make every bath even more fun! (And totally instagrammable.) These are such pretty DIY gifts to give!
14. Bath Jellies
Similar to bath bombs, these bath jellies will make each bath more bubbly! Give someone the easy gift of a bath jelly!
15. Calming Glitter Jars
These glitter mason jars are super easy to create and are known to ease people’s anxiety!
Do you know of any other cute DIY gifts that should be on this list? Share in the comments below!
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