Packaging can make all of the difference – it is all about appearance. The same things is true with holiday gifts…. it’s all in the presentation!

We all have a holiday gift list that goes on and on and on. Sometimes it can get overwhelming and very expensive! So I have compiled a bunch of great DIY holiday gifts which are both inexpensive and adorable – remember, it is all about presentation!!!

Quick and easy DIY holiday gifts!
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DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Scrub in a white bowl with a wooden spoon

This Peppermint Sugar Scrub is so easy to make and the perfect DIY gift to give to friends and family. Only 3 ingredients needed and about 10 minutes to make!

Chalkboard Mug

This is SO cute! All you need is a dollar store mug (or you can splurge and go for a little nicer one), some painters tape and chalboard paint – and you can make this adorable chalkboard mug. Check out for detailed instructions.

DIY Chalkboard Mug


Hot Chocolate in a Jar

All gifts look better in a jar!

DIY Hot Chocolate in a Jar


DIY Hand Dotted Tumblers

This is something that I could even do! I see these tumblers at Home Goods all the time. This would be a great girlfriend gift!

hand dotted tumblers


Box Full of Joy Cookies

Use alphabet cookie cutters to create creative word cookies (Joy, Happy, Love… you get the idea). Just arrange them in a box with some pretty tissue paper and you’re done! Delicious and adorable!

Joy Cookies

Cake Stand

This is great! I always see these super cute plastic plates and bowls at Target or Home Goods, but never would have thought of doing this! They are glued together and then accessorized! So smart and costs less than $10 to make! This would be a great teachers gift!

DIY Dollar Store Cake Stand


Mistle Toes

This is so great for your girlfriends – young or old, who doesn’t like a little pampering?

Mistle Toe Nail Polish Gift


Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cone

These are adorable and easy to make! Check out for an easy how-to!

Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones


Candy Cane Suckers

Great and inexpensive gift even for a big group of friends – pass them around the office – they will surely not disappoint! (great for Valentine’s Day too!!)

Candy Cane Suckers


So, I am super excited to try these DIY gifts out – I would love to hear about some other DIY holiday gift success stories. Share!!!

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  1. Our church children made the Milk Jug Snowmen last year and still have them to sit out again this year! They loved making these!

    1. I am wondering what kind of lights & where you got them, for the Milk Jug Snowmen? Thank you for your help, I appreciate your answer.

      1. You can use battery operated fairy lights or twinkle lights. They are everywhere right now with the christmas decorations!

  2. I made the candy cane hearts for a small gift to give to friends this weekend….I used mint chocolate canes and used milk & dark chocolate….everyone loved them (also experimented with baby candy canes, worked great!). Thank you for great idea!

    1. Patti – I am SO glad they worked out so well! What I love about them is that they are super easy and make a great impression!

      1. i want to do this but it will be hard for my class can u help me do it if so white me on face book love christina