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! But we don’t go in for macaroni necklaces and god’s eyes
here at Yes and Yes
. No, sir. Here are some DIY gifts that don’t suck.
For the ladies in your life
. Because we all want scented underwear, right?
These felted nesting bowls
are so cute I’m almost inclined to learn how to knit. Or devotedly hope that my knitting BFF makes them for me. cough cough
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.
For your lover
For a sexy gift, make your own honey dust
and apply with a fluffy feather
For animal nerds
You don’t like preservatives and processed ingredients, neither do pets. Dog
and cat treat
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.
Hardcore backpackers swear by stuff sacks, little nylon bags used to divide backpack contents. Lucky for you, they’re super easy to make.
For anybody cool enough to be getting a gift from you
A car travel kit
, you’re entertained and there might be fewer arguments about directions.
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!
Super easy, cheap and fun to make, suitable for anybody: marble magnets
What are your favorite DIY gifts? Leave links to awesome projects in the comments!