Ten DIY Holiday Gifts Under $25

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The very cool Rustic Pencil Holder from Strawberry Chic.

The very cool Rustic Pencil Holder from Strawberry Chic.

Finding the perfect holiday gift for every friend and family member on your list is one of the wonderful – and sometimes maddening – things about the month of December. One the hand, we all like to take the opportunity to show our loved one how much we care. But on the other, shopping with huge crowds and spending gobs of money we haven’t budgeted for can be stressful. It’s no wonder so many people have a difficult time getting in the holiday spirit!

The good news, though, is that there are a lot of easy and festive ways to make wintertime the season of do-it-yourself, and the even better news is that homemade presents don’t have to be difficult or costly. Thanks to the Internet, there are zillions of frugal and uncomplicated DIY gift ideas floating around out there, just waiting to be created!

To make the task of finding the perfect (and inexpensive) handmade holiday treat to make for every loved one in your life, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best DIY gifts from around the web – and they’ll all cost $25 or less to make! Ready to get crafty? Take a look at the ideas below:

Peppermint Sugar Scrub – For the lady on your list who likes to pamper herself; this bath product is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you’ve been buying it from a store all these years!

Teacup Candles – This would be a perfect gift for favorite aunt; buy the teacups from a thrift store for a dollar or so each, and you’re ready to whip up this cool craft.

Rustic Pencil Holder – For the artist or writer in your life; the great thing about this cool pencil holder is that it’s practically free to create if you have the right household tools (which you probably do).

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats – For the animal lover on your list; these treats are extremely easy to make and will be appreciated by man and man’s best friend alike!

Homemade Grill Rubs – If your husband or dad loves to grill, this is the gift for him; these spicy rubs are another nearly-free project that the grill master in your life will enjoy for months.

Personalized Tote Bag – For your eco-friendly sister; this reusable grocery tote is a chic and stylish way to carry groceries and flowers.

Felt Animal Toys – These miniature stuffed animals are perfect for the unconventional child on your list; if you have basic sewing skills, you’ll be able to put these together in no time.

Tile Coasters – For the homebody on your list; these coasters will keep her coffee table free of unsightly rings and will remind her of you every time she puts her drink down.

Funky Hair Accessories – These are perfect for the fashionista in your life; very pretty and easy-to-make, these hair accessories are sure to turn heads.

Bath Crayons – For your artsy nieces and nephews; these bath crayons will make getting cleaned up at the end of the day so much more fun.

Making your own DIY holiday gifts doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive with the ten ideas above, so get started this weekend – the new year is only a few short weeks away!