Christmas is a very special time of year, but it can also be stressful trying to think of ideas for roommate christmas gifts. Whether you’re looking to add a more personal touch, or just simply trying to save a few bucks, DIY Christmas gifts are always a great option! Here are 15 easy, adorable suggestions if you’re trying to shop for your roommate this year.
1. Best Friend Mug
This adorable mug is pretty easy to make and a super universal gift, considering roommates often come from different states. Just grab a Sharpie and draw the state of you and your roommate on one side of the mug and then write the quote on the other side. Then bake the mug in the oven so the Sharpie can become permanent.
2. Knit Blanket
This blanket is so easy and fun to make! I tried it once and it didn’t take long at all. It will turn out super cozy and warm, which your roommate will love. Pick a yarn that is thick and soft to get the loose stitch look.
3. Candy Spoons
Candy spoons look super cute and aren’t too hard too make. Who doesn’t love peppermint, chocolate, caramel, or a mix of all three? They can be used to stir and sit in hot chocolate, which makes it extra tasty! Or you and your roommate can snack on the spoons alone, together. These make delicious diy roommate gifts (especially if she let’s you share!)
4. FRIENDS Frame
This is a super cute idea for a major FRIENDS fan. All you have to do is get a frame then write the logo on it and add your favorite pictures with your roommate! Piece of cake and it turns out so great!
5. Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets aren’t too hard to make. There are plenty of tutorials online that show you the process step by step depending on what exactly you’re looking for! They’re a very personal gift because it’s handmade by you, for a special friend in mind.
6. Hot Cocoa Snowman
This hot chocolate idea is so fun! You use little containers and fill them with marshmallows, cocoa, and peppermint candies. Then you glue little buttons on the middle jar and add some fabric for a scarf. This works for one roommate or multiple and you can all enjoy it together on a cold, wintery day.
7. Ice Cream Sundae In A Box
This is such a good idea for your roommate and you can use it together! All you need to buy is ice cream after and it’s a great gift! You just use a shoebox and fill little containers with sprinkles, caramel sauce, hot fudge, m&ms, gummy bears, and some more of their favorite toppings! Add some ice cream cones, bowls and a few spoons, and you have one of the yummiest DIY Christmas gifts.
8. Mint Scrub
This is one of the best DIY Christmas gifts on the list for the girl who loves beauty products! It isn’t too hard to make and it will smell minty all through the holiday season.
9. Spa Jar
For your roommates “mistle toes,” fill a jar with nail polish, lotion, fuzzy socks, a nail file and anything else you can think of!
10. Star Sign
This DIY sign is so cool! There is no tutorial, but what I would do is paint a canvas black and write the quote on it and then poke some holes in it then tape a set of twinkle lights to the back and plug it in.
11. Stuffed Slippers
This is such a great present for your roommate! She can enjoy the cozy slippers after she paints her toenails and puts on the lotion that you also gave her in this super cute, super cheap idea.
12. Photo Coasters
These super cute coasters are a great gift if you’re looking for something a little more sentimental. Your roommate can use them for their morning coffee, afternoon tea, or midnight coffee (again) for those unfortunate all-nighters.
13. Color-Themed Gift Basket
This one is pink, but you can do any color – preferably your roommate’s favorite! You can incorporate anything you want, from snacks to beauty products, as long as they’re all color-coordinated.
14. Scrabble Sign
This super cute and fun sign is made with Scrabble pieces! You can make it say anything like “best friend,” “best roommate,” or maybe a special nickname you have for your roommate. You can even put a nice quote in there, too.
15. Open When… Letters
These take time, but they’re super sentimental and your roommate will love them. Make sure you cover all kinds of occasions – bad days, happy days, sleepy days – so your roommate always has an excuse to open one.