23 Thoughtful #DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Sewing and Knitting & Other Fabric Ideas



EASY DIY Microwaveable Beanbag


How To Sew An Infinity Scarf 30 Minute Project


Noro Spiral Hat Pattern


Easy Lacy Blanket


Knitted Slouch Hat


Customized canvas bag


DIY No-Sew Fleece Throw

Food


Homemade Christmas Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge


Chocolate Macaroons


Gourmet Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar


Candy Cane Crush Hot Chocolate Mix


Homemade Granola with Pecans


Easy Awesome Sweet, Salty and Spicy Brittle


Homemade Vanilla Extract

Hostess Gift Idea


Easy Family Gift Basket


DIY Glitter Candle Holders

Gifts the Kids Can Make


Santa Candle Holders the Kids Can Make

Gifts FOR Kids


Vintage Fabric Doll Dress

Gifts for HER


Peppermint Foot Soak


DIY Lavendar Bath Salts


5-minute Super Fizzy Coconut Oil Sparkle Bath Bombs


DIY Washer Pendant Necklace

Gifts for Family and Good Friends


DIY Brag Book


Thanks to all of the wonderfully creative people who gave me permission to share their amazing ideas!

I encourage you to leave links in the comments below to other amazing homemade gift ideas!

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  • Great round-up. Pinned it.

  • Danielle T

    I bought the materials to do this last year and they are still sitting around because I was nervous about screwing it up. After reading this it seems so much easier then I thought. I might give it a try this afternoon.

  • elizamatt

    I love the idea of support groups for new moms. It is a daunting experience to begin with and these groups help no end.

  • elizamatt

    I shop quite often at Shoppers Drug Mart as it’s just up the road from me. I love earning Shoppers Optimum Rewards and try to take advantage of some of the offers to earn extra Rewards.

  • elizamatt

    Some wonderful ideas here. I especially like the Homemade Christmas Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge – I have a sweet tooth so this is just right for me 🙂 I might share if the others are very lucky 😉

  • Jo-Anne Pfoh

    finally got around to making these and they were such a hit and so handy on the go thanks for the recipe

  • YAY! So glad you tried them and that they were a hit – thank you SO much for your feedback 🙂

  • Let me know if you give it a try!

  • Linda T

    I think it’s a great program. I wish something like this was available for me when I had my young ones so many years ago.

  • Linda T

    I shop at Shoppers often. I like their gift packs. I like also that they have a reward program.

  • ElaineB2

    What a great idea!

  • ElaineB2

    I love the weekend sales at Shoppers…it’s a great time to use coupons.

  • Rene

    I also finally got around to these – figured I was up at 4:30 with the baby anyways. 😉 I doctored the heck out of it though, adding peanut butter and applesauce, reducing oil and sugar, adding coconut, etc. Too bad I didn’t add in some syrup as they are not very sweet. My hubby would say I ruin things by trying to make them more healthy. Oops, mea culpa!

  • Oh my hubby says the SAME THING!!! The kids love them though and that is what mattered! Less oil, wow! Were yours dry?

  • Rene

    I think the applesauce balanced it out. I still used 1/2 c oil though! And peanut butter…

  • Mmmm….peanut butter! I would do that too, but I send these to school with my kiddies!

  • breanna reilly

    This is a heartwarming story… and good for you Lorena for being such a great mom as well as being a great blogger! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  • breanna reilly

    Great ideas for gifts! I think I might just give in and use some of my saved up optimum points this year!! Thanks 🙂

  • I have to say, I love the Quo line of cosmetics. I always buy something every Christmas. Their boxing day sales are always so good. thanks for featuring the brushes… tres beaux

  • I love this post. Round ups are the greatest way to see other blogs. You always have such good suggestions.

  • Tina

    I love Shoppers I buy most of my make up there

  • Lynda Noack- Cook

    I just signed up to get my card, so now I can start shopping at Shoppers and collect points

  • Jo-Anne Pfoh

    I have been a shoppers girl for years thanks

  • Darlene

    Shopper’s has EVERYTHING! I always find neat unique gifts there… no matter what time of year!

  • kathy downey

    i love shoppers and collect points weekly

  • kathy downey

    shoppers is one of my favorite stores i shop there weekly and do most of my christmas/birthday shopping there

  • Leigh-Ann Murphy

    love Shoppers so much. I’m a loyalty card junkie, so I love getting those Optimum points =)

  • Jennifer Alger Morse

    I. Love. Shoppers. It’s like the Home Depot for women! I can spend hours in there!!! These are some awesome gift ideas too!!

  • Mom 4 Two

    This sounds great! The kids would have fun helping me make them too,

  • Cheryl

    I really want to try these! @loucheryl

  • Richard Hicks

    Would like to try these out. Fairly easy to make and like that they freeze well!

  • They are so yummy!

  • Yes, they would!

  • Awww…thanks Lisa! LOVE your profile pic, btw 🙂

  • Victoria Ess

    I love giving and receiving mason jar gifts! Definitely bookmarking this page for Christmastime!

  • kathy downey

    I cant wait to give this a try How To Sew An Infinity Scarf 30 Minute Project