Staying home has been an adjustment for all of us.

Here are a few ideas to make staying in just as fun going out.

‘Tis the season of giving! This year is finally coming to a close and now is the perfect time to show your friends and family that you have been thinking of them. There is no better gift than one you make yourself. Instead of buying a gift, make your loved ones something special by giving a gift that came from your hands! These DIY gifts are portable and easy to mail so you can keep yourself and your family safe during the holidays.

DIY Gifts for the Holidays

Hot Chocolate Bombs

This DIY project has taken the internet by storm, it is the Hot Chocolate Bomb. The Hot Chocolate Bomb is a fun new way to make hot cocoa. It is a chocolate ball that contains hot chocolate powder and marshmallows inside. Once it has been assembled, all you need is to pour hot water or milk on top of the sphere and your hot cocoa is ready to enjoy! This is a great gift to send to friends and family, it is portable and fun! They are fairly simple to make and are just as fun to put together as they are to drink.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

If you don’t know what gift to give to a friend or family member, a sugar scrub or any other “self-care” item is usually a safe bet. There is no better feeling than pampering yourself and having your body feel taken care of and refreshed. This Peppermint Sugar Scrub DIY from Mom 4 Real will leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished and also give you that holiday feeling with the smell of peppermint.

Homemade Natural Candle

It is time to ditch the ready to buy candles and time to try to make your own. Why, do you ask? Aside from this being a fun project that you can personalize to your own liking, it also makes a great gift. These candles are made from natural ingredients so you don’t have to feel guilty about giving them to your loved ones. You can give these candles as a gift or keep them for yourself. Whatever you decide you will definitely want to try this DIY.

Photo Ornaments

If you are looking for a sentimental gift to give to a loved one, this DIY is perfect for you! In this great DIY from Simple As That, your photo can be turned into an ornament! Photos are great ways to capture beloved memories, they capture important moments that you don’t want to forget. Photo ornaments are a great way to remind your loved one of your favorite memories with them. Your photo ornament will be special to unwrap and will be a special reminder every holiday season of your memories.

Ugly Holiday Sweater

Nothing screams the holiday season like ugly sweaters, because they are everywhere! This DIY is the perfect gift to give your funniest friend, who wouldn’t get a good laugh unwrapping an ugly sweater?! Use your creativity to make this DIY! You can use glitter, print images onto fabric, use paints, add bells and buttons. This truly the gift that keeps on giving and the possibilities for this DIY are endless. Give this as a gag gift, your friends will definitely get a laugh out of it!


Simple As That- Photo Ornaments

100 Days of Real Food- Homemade Natural Candles

Mom 4 Real – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

OwlBBaking – Hot Chocolate Bombs

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