So we’ve established that we loving giving non-stuff gifts, right? But sometimes, the holidays call for something a bit more stuff-ish than non-stuff. And I don’t know about you, but I would rather gouge my eye out with a grapefruit spoon than deal with the mall this time of year.
So DIY it is! DIY gifts can get a bad name, so I rounded up 25 beautiful, interesting, I-actually-really-want-that gifts ideas for you!
For the ladies in your life
Adorable throw pillow made from a vintage silk scarf.
This mobile proves that nurseries don’t have to be a mess of teddy bears and ruffles.
I have fond memories of making these scribble cookies as a child. And fighting the urge not to eat them.
You know how you give a kid a million dollar toy and they spend the next hour playing with the bubble wrap? These simple and cute toys fill that same need.
Stuffed animals made from your old sweaters.
For your lover
For a sexy gift, make your own honey dust and apply with a fluffy feather
For the design nerd/animal owner in your life, the world’s hippest pet bed.
For your traveler
Help your traveler find their luggage faster with these cute luggage tags.
Being abroad during the holidays can be hard. Make an mp3 of you and your friends rehashing funny stories. Your traveler can listen when they’re feeling homesick.
For just about anybody
A car travel kit, you’re entertained and there might be fewer arguments about directions.
How sweet are you? Making cool, modern silhouette portraits your friend and their loved ones?
Ooooh, a hollowed out book where you can stash all your secrets?! So awesome.
Put those old Milli Vanilli tapes to good use by turning them into cute wallets.
Did your wool sweater go through the wash? Make mittens out of it!