Skint This Christmas? Here’s Eight DIY Gift Ideas

Are you skint AF this festive season? Don’t waste your hard-earned cash on gifts nobody appreciates. Save your moolah by getting crafty at home and do-it-yourself with these eight DIY Christmas presents. We’ve got one for everyone on your list… including Dave from accounts.

For Your Parents: Arm Knitted Blanket

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Yes, Christmas is in the middle of summer. Yes, there’ll be days when you’ll want to walk around naked because you’re dripping with sweat. But don’t let that deter you from making one mighty fine arm knitted blanket. These babies are all the rage, and are the perfect gift for your parents. You made it, so you look like a brilliant child, and you can call first dibs on it on those chilly winter nights when you pop over. Winning.

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For Your Grandparents: DIY Infused Olive Oil

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If your grandparents are anything like ours, they love spending time in the kitchen. Give them the gift of flavour with these DIY infused olive oils. Quick, easy and a little messy if you’re clumsy… But a great way to add an extra kick to your meal next time you go for dinner.

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For Your Siblings: Rock Photo Holders

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Can’t be bothered deciding what to give your little brother or sister but want to show them how much they mean to you? Here’s the solution: rock photo holders. Simply pick up a rock from your backyard, paint it as you wish, wrap some wire around it and stick a photo of the two of you in it. Sentimental, yes. Cheap AF, also yes.

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For the Kids: DIY Unicorn Slime

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Apparently slime is a thing right now, but instead of forking out for some branded stuff from the shops, make the kids their own. It’s easy to make (apparently), with just five ingredients, and you can personalise it with their favourite colours just by using different glitter.

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For Your Pupper: DIY Dog Treats

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Give a tasty treat to man’s best friend this Christmas with these delicious (we assume) doggy biscuits that are fancier than most human cookies we’ve ever made. With just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes cooking time, you’ll have Fido sitting by your feet begging for one more in no time.

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For Your Best Friend: DIY Sugar Scrubs

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Is there anything greater than the smells of Christmas? Probably. But we’re particular fans of the minty scent of a candy cane, and this DIY peppermint sugar scrub is the perfect gift to capture it. It’ll leave your bestie smelling sugary sweet after they rub it all over their jiggly bits.

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For Your Co-worker: DIY Candles

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We don’t want to point fingers, but there’s always someone in the office who ‘forgets’ to do their washing. Send them a subtle hint by making a scented candle for their desk. And if that still doesn’t work, burn one for yourself so at least you can escape the smell.   

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For Someone You Actually Like: DIY Mini Plaster Planters

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If you’ve got a bit of time on your hand and want to impress someone special, these mini planters are adorable and perfect for any home, office or outdoor space. Pick a few succulents or cacti from the neighbour’s garden to go in them and you’ve got one beautiful gift.

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Have you got a brilliant DIY gift idea we should know about? Let us know in the comments, below.

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