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30 Cute Gift Ideas for Friends + 8 Gift Wrap Tutorials

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Updated June 30, 2016
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Crochet Candy Cane Leg WarmersYou can't go wrong with DIY Christmas gifts for your friends. If you head to the mall or to a boutique, you might not find an item that fits your friend's personality. Why go to the trouble of making the trip when there are so many wonderful Christmas gifts you can make at home? Whether your friend is sporty, girly, or in the holiday spirit all year long, we have a DIY Christmas gift she'll love in this collection of 30 Cute Gift Ideas for Friends + 8 Gift Wrap Tutorials.

You don't have to be an expert crafter, either. These inexpensive gift ideas can be sewn, crocheted, folded, knitted, or glued. Show your friend how much you care with one of these DIY Christmas gifts. Whatever you make is sure to be appreciated.

Skip the shopping mall, save money, and get creative this holiday season with any of these homemade Christmas gift ideas that are sure to please.

 

30 Cute Gift Ideas for Friends + 8 Gift Wrap Tutorials
 

30 Cute Gift Ideas for Friends + 8 Gift Wrap Tutorials

Table of Contents

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Decorations

DIY Fashion Ideas

How to Make a Gift Bag & DIY Gift Tags

BONUS! Free Craft Video: How to Make a Refashioned Gift Card Bracelet

 

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: 17 Insanely Cute Crafts
Ornaments make great DIY Christmas gifts, so be sure to make a few before the holiday season. While the recipient may not be able to hang your design on the tree this year, they can certainly save it for next year (and years to come). Check out Homemade Christmas Ornaments: 17 Insanely Cute Crafts for inspiration.
 

 

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

Coffee Love DIY Cup Cozy

No one knows your friends better than you, which means you've got a good idea of which DIY Christmas gifts you should make for them. Complement your friend's style with inexpensive Christmas gifts that she will actually enjoy. Make her life a little bit easier with good Christmas gifts like coasters and handmade soap. These inexpensive Christmas gifts will come in handy during and after the holidays.     

  1. Cocoa Cozy

  2. Gift Card Wallets

  3. Christmas Crochet Tote Bag

  4. Confetti Chunk Christmas Soap - so fun to make!

  5. Christmas Poinsettia Coasters

  6. Weaved Ribbon Pillow

  7. Holiday Throw Blanket

  8. Molded Holiday Bath Bombs 

  9. DIY Christmas Mason Jar Candle

  10. Fun Movie Night Stocking Stuffer Ideas

 

 

DIY Christmas Decorations

Cheerful Fabric Stag Head

Commemorate a special occasion or give homemade Christmas decorations that will add holiday cheer to a friend's home. From a Christmas card holder to a candy cane candle votive, these homemade Christmas decorations are affordable and unique.

  1. PERSONALIZED! Festive Photo Garland
  2. Crochet Snowflake Garland

  3. Christmas Door Hanger

  4. Candy Cane Christmas Candle

  5. Christmas Wine Bottle Cover - great hostess gift!

  6. Homemade Air Fresheners

  7. Cozy Christmas Tree Pillow 

  8. Marvelous Money Tree - $$$

 

34 Cheap Creative Christmas Gifts
If you're looking for more DIY Christmas gifts to make for anyone on your list, take a look at our list of 34 Cheap Creative Christmas Gifts. The supplies needed for these projects are easy to find and inexpensive, so you'll say goodbye to stress and hello to creativity.


 

DIY Fashion Ideas

Cute Smiling Christmas Tree Pin

Christmas is the perfect time to start a sewing project, crochet pattern, or knitting project. Take this opportunity to put your fabric scraps to use with any one of these DIY fashion ideas. Hats and scarves are lovely touches for a winter outfit, and you can give your friends a dose of glamor with some thrifty DIY fashion jewelry. Your friends will want to wear these DIY Christmas gifts all winter.

  1. Anthropologie Inspired Vintage Bracelet

  2. Cute Smiling Christmas Tree Pin - pictured!

  3. Wintry Crochet Snowflake Scarf

  4. Easy Layered Fleece Hat

  5. Snowflake Hostess Apron Pattern

  6. Ruffle Christmas Bag - so useful!

  7. DIY Cord Bracelet

  8. Santa Scarf

  9. Simple Cashmere Mittens

  10. Stunning Lace DIY Necklace

  11. AWW! Crochet Candy Cane Leg Warmers

  12. Smoky Swirls Sashay Scarf

 

 

How to Make a Gift Bag & DIY Gift Tags

Cheery Christmas Gift Tags

Now that you've made DIY Christmas gifts for your friends, go the extra mile and make your own gift wrap. If you've worked especially hard on a present, you want to make sure that the package looks as good as what's inside. These DIY gift tags and boxes are just the right sizes for some of the gifts in this collection. With fun DIY gift toppers and a tutorial on how to make a gift bag, you can turn a regular wrapping job into something truly special.

  1. Ho Ho Ho Gift Bag

  2. Cheery Christmas Gift Tags

  3. 4 Step Pillow Boxes - for any holiday!

  4. Crepe Paper Flower Gift Topper

  5. Easy Scrapbook Paper Gift Bags

  6. 12 Days of Christmas Printable Tags

  7. GO GREEN! Cereal Box Gift Tags

  8. Craft Paper and Yarn DIY Gift Bag


 

BONUS! Free Craft Video: How to Make a Refashioned Gift Card Bracelet


 

What do YOU want for Christmas?

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There are some fantastic last-minute options in this list, like the movie night stocking. So fun!

Whoa! These too are clever ideas. Thank you very much. I've learned a lot. Happy Christmas everyone!

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