Whether you’re looking for a last minute gift idea and all the stores are closed, or you’re like me and the Holidays simply equal DIY season, this list has got you covered.
For those of you who don’t like to DIY all of your presents, I’ve also included a few online options to shop from some of my favorite brands! I love these so much I applied for their affiliate program (if they have one) and I do receive a small comission when you buy via the link on my website. If you buy something from them you’d also be giving me a small Christmas present! 🙂
Around this time last year, as part of my blogging New year’s resolutions, I pledged that I would publish a new blog post every week in the new year. I’m proud to say (and a little surprised, I have to admit) that I’ve published a new post every single week this last year.
That’s also how I ended up with quite an archive full of DIY tutorials. And there’s no time like the present to dig in and look for inspiration for the best gift ideas for the Holiday season!
Quick & easy
1. Geode Bath Salt Melts
This tutorial is a lot easier than you might expect. All you really need to make these Geode Bath Salt Melts is 2 simple ingredients: coconut oil and Epsom salt. An impressive gift with little effort required.
2. Cinnamon Roll lotion Bars
3. Handmade lip scrub
These lip scrub recipes are easy and cheap to make. Perfect to treat those cold winter chapped lips!
4. Vegan Lip Gloss
5. Agate Bath Salt Melts
The tutorial for my Agate Bath Salt Melts was inspired by my Geode bath salt melts. It uses very similar ingredients too, but the way you use them makes all the difference!
Warm winter gifts
6. Vanilla latte lotion bars
7. Hot Cocoa bath bombs with frosting
You’ll be surprised when you find out what the secret ingredient for my Bath Bombs with frosting is!
8. Glitter Face Mask Powder
9. Gingerbread house bath bombs
10. Chai latte lotion bars
Bath Bomb fun
If you’ve visited The Makeup Dummy before, you know this list had to come with some bath fizzy tutorials and bath salt ideas included.
11. Bath Bombs with Espom salt
My Bath Bombs with Epsom salt are one of the most popular posts on my blog and a great DIY gift idea. They are so easy to make and look amazing. The ideal beginner’s recipe!
12. Geode bath bombs
When I created my Geode bath salt melts I knew I wanted to turn this recipe into bath bombs as well. That’s how I came up with this recipe for Geode bath bombs.
13. Bath Bomb Kit in a Jar
14. Hidden color bath bombs
Hide a smaller bath bomb inside these hidden color bath bombs to reveal a pop of color when you drop it into your bath.
15. Unicorn Poop Bath Bombs
16. Unicorn Macaroon Bath Bombs
17. Ornament Bath Bombs
Or should I say Bath Bomb Ornaments … ?
Making your own gifts can be an afternoon activity. These are some easy DIY tutorials that you can make with your kids. All craft projects should be made with supervision of course.
18. Bath bombs with lemon juice
The science is simple: Combine baking soda, citric acid and water and you get a wonderful fizzing reaction in your bath tub. You’d be surprised that you not only have baking soda in your kitchen, but citric acid as well. Lemon juice is a natural source. They won’t fizz as much as when you use concentrated citric acid, but it’s still a very fun activity!
19. Homemade clay recipe + Pencil topper idea
Even the clay is homemade in this recipe. Mix together baking soda and cornstarch to make your own clay dough and create something truly unique.
20. Slime made with Bubble Bath
21. Perler beads coasters
With different colors of perler beads and a peg board you can make homemade coasters in whatever shape you like!
22. Stenciled fabric Gift wrapping
Have your gift ideas sorted out, but still looking for a creative way to wrap them? All you need are some stencils, fabric paint and a piece of cloth to make your own original custom made fabric gift wrapping.
Making these is not only a fun activity. They are environmental friendly too and make a great gift on their own!
23. Homemade lip balm
This tinted lip butter recipe can be made in any color of your liking.
24. Gemstone Lotion Bars
25. Pocket Mirror Makeover
26. Homemade lip balm with sprinkles
Rainbow sprinkles (aka multicolored cake sprinkles) add a festive touch to this homemade lip balm.