As the holiday season approaches, it can be hard to think of gift ideas for everyone you know. All of your family and friends are expecting something special this year, but not all of us have enough time (or money) to go out and find the best present in town. Luckily, there are some amazing solutions. If you are into crafting and DIY projects, here are six awesome gift ideas that you can create in no time:

A Handmade Journal

Everyone needs a journal for jotting down notes or sketching out dreamy drawings. This is another project that requires some basic crafting skills, but it’s well worth the effort that goes into making your customized journals from scratch. Use your imagination when decorating the outside of the journal, and make sure to include a personalized note inside so that whoever receives this gift knows how much time and dedication went into creating something special just for them.

You can find all sorts of tutorials online that show you how to make your journals. If you want to get creative you can even draw cool images using some of the best drawing pens seen at and turn the cover into a unique masterpiece. Just don’t forget to also include a nice pen or pencil and some colorful stickers to complete this gift. You can be sure that whoever receives this journal will use it for years to come and think of you every time they pick up a pen and start writing.

A Faux Fur Pom-Pom Blanket

DIY Network shares how to make a faux fur pom-pom blanket. This project only takes an hour or two from start to finish, which is perfect if you need a quick last-minute gift idea. This project requires a sewing machine and basic craft supplies like thread and scissors. Make sure that you get faux fur that is large enough, and note that even if you don’t have a sewing machine, this is a project that can be completed by hand.

All you have to do is cut one side of the pom-poms and then tie them together. It’s simple enough that even children can help out. This blanket will be perfect for someone who spends a lot of time indoors during the winter months but also looks great as a decoration piece in any home or room. You can buy extra faux fur to use as an accent pillow or rug, so if you have the budget you can make several different items with this same idea. 

Knitted Scarf And Hat Sets

A great gift idea is a knitted scarf and hat set. If you have the time, knit several of these sets to give as gifts this holiday season. These will also be perfect for family members who are always cold during the winter months. This project does require some knitting skills, so if you are an absolute beginner this might not be the best option for you.

However, it’s completely possible to learn how to knit by watching videos online or buying instructional books at your local craft store. A scarf is probably the easiest thing to knit making it perfect for beginners, even if you want to go for some cute patterns. The hats may pose a challenge, but if you set your mind to it and practice often enough the results will be amazing. Just make sure that you use the proper knitting needles and yarn to ensure that your project turns out well.

A Handmade Bath Bomb

If you are looking for a gift that is both practical and unique, then this is definitely an option that you need to consider. Not only will the person receiving this gift feel appreciated and adored, but they will also get to enjoy a luxurious bath bomb on a regular basis. There are many tutorials online that show how to create various shapes for your homemade bath bombs.

You can even find great deals on items like molds so that you can make all sorts of interesting shapes. Use whatever colors or scents suit your fancy, but keep in mind that it may be difficult to find some of these ingredients at your local craft store so you might have to look around or purchase them online. Bath salts aren’t just for spas, they can also help relax stressed muscles after a long day at work or give a soothing sensation to sore feet after a long walk or jog.

In conclusion, whether you are looking for a way to save money this holiday season or are just looking for some great DIY gift ideas, any one of the above options will be perfect. You don’t have to spend a fortune on store-bought gifts that everyone has seen before. Use your imagination and you’ll find that creating unique presents is not only easy but also fun.


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