If you bake, love
crafts or are in any way practical, homemade gifts are a great option
for birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's day and other festivities—not only
because people will appreciate the extra effort you've made, but
because it's fun to make the gifts and it can usually save you money
On this page I've compiled lists of the best and most unusual how-tos
and ideas for making your own gifts, from edible items to wall art,
coasters and much more. The tutorials cover a range of prices and
recipients, from fathers to friends and co-workers.
I hope you find the ideas helpful!
Why Make Your Own Presents?
from the practicality of actually saving yourself some money (usually),
the best thing about giving and receiving home made gifts is the
thoughtfulness behind the idea and the obvious time and effort spent on
it, plus the fact that it is unique and personal.
A lot of people seem to think of DIY gifts as cheap, naff, or things
that only kids make, like macaroni necklaces, but please take a look at
the amazing things on this page and you will completely change your
mind! You won't believe what you can make with basic materials.
If you are crafty or you can sew, then the world is pretty much your
oyster with regards to what you could make, and bakers or cooks have a
huge array of treats and goodies to choose from too. If you're neither
craft-minded nor a fan of cooking, then don't despair; most ideas on
this page come complete with step-by-step tutorials which guide even
total beginners to victory! If you don't have time for making something
from scratch, then embellishing or personalizing store-bought products
is a great idea too, whether it's with personal photos in a photo album,
a journal with added decoration by you, or even fun gift wrapping. OR
perhaps you could buy multiple gifts with the same theme (e.g. golf,
movie night, chocolate, puzzles, spa day) and make up a surprise gift
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