Christmas is only a week away!!!! Can you believe it?! Then it will be the new year and you will be setting new and outstanding goals for yourself - which I'm especially excited for! For now though, if you haven't had the chance to get Christmas presents for your family yet and are looking to make it a bit more personal at an affordable price, let me help you out! If you're an artist like me and creating something only you can make is more your style - here are few simple ideas to jog your imagination when it comes to special gifts for your family this Christmas season:
Of course, you want to give something so darn special to your mumma because you love her so much - and if you're like me, a gift that will make her tear up a little bit. This woman is so important to you, it's hard to think of anything that you could make her that could match her excellence and what she means to you. By creating something though, whether it's to pamper her, celebrate your family, or anything that will make her smile, she will love it no matter what:
Jar Cap Picture Magnets:
I found these little gems from the Unoriginal Mom, and they are a perfect way to take your mom through her most favorite memories every day. Here's how to make them:
Coffee Mug Holder:
Any busy mom bows down to coffee as if it's their religion, meaning they probably have a mug dedicated to each day of the week. Therefore, they'll need this fine and dandy little coffee mug holder so when they're running late on Monday, they don't have to open those pesky cabinets - you mum can just grab n' go! Go over to HomeDesign Inspired and get to work on a gift your mom will love!! :
Laundry Bin Full of Pampering Goodies:
So, we know mom's do laundry (they taught us everything) so why not go down to the dollar tree, buy some roped whicker, and go to town on making some DIY Soaps, body butters, Scrubs, a Candle, essential oils, etc. to really pamper your mom for all she does! Find out how here:
Chalkboard Serving Tray:
You know those infinite amounts of hot chocolate that you'll be drinking over Christmas time? Well, you're going to want to have somewhere to put them and a way of knowing who's cup is who's! Now your momma has a chalkboard serving tray to write everyone's name on to make them feel as special as she is to you! Learn how to make them here:
Favorite Recipe Book:
I know, you might think mom might not want to do any more cooking, but if you put some fun new healthy recipes of all different meal types in there that you think she'd like - she maybe will find her new favorite food! Who knows?! Go get yourself a binder and some fun patterns to type your pages on, and you'll have the perfect present!
For your papa-bear, it's the same thing - you want to get him something special that he will remember forever and really pull on those heart strings. Also, I'm sure he won't be too upset if he gets beer, as sick painting of his favorite NFL team to put in his man cave, or maybe even a soup bowl you made! Whatever it is, if you make it or it comes from you, he will love it.
Car Travel Kit:
You can never be too careful, especially when it comes to your dad! Make sure he's ready to go when it comes to car travel! Especially if he drives a lot!
NFL Team Crayon Canvas:
Whether you buy a canvas from Michaels and tape over the team's logo, and melt the crayons of the team's colors onto the canvas, or go ahead and paint something regarding his favorite team, there's nothing your dad would love more than your artwork up in his man cave.
Picture Frame of You and Dad:
There's something so sentimental about a photo of you and your dad that when he sees it, he tears up just a little bit with that half-smile while trying not to cry. I know this picture says Father's Day...but really, it shares the same love and care you have for one another and your relationship.
Vintage Book Travel Tech Kit:
With all of the gadgets and gismos a plenty nowadays, along with how much your dad has on his mind, there's no question he needs something to organize them all- and what's better than with an original hardcover version of his favorite book.
See how to here:
Bean Bag Toss Game Boards:
Next Memorial Day or Fourth of July, your dad is going to get so many compliments because of the bean bag toss game boards you made him! ( I absolutely refuse to refer to this as corn hole...it sounds gross). Either way - find how to make them here:
For The Broseph
This guy probably gets on your nerves more often than not, but hey, that doesn't mean you don't love him! Christmas is the time of year where you're able to show him the gratitude you have for him - so let it be known! Lord knows he will always appreciate it and show you how much he loves you too. Here are few ways to ignite the holiday cheer with those you fear:
With his bear-like beard-ness, it can never go unappreciated when your brother receives homemade shaving cream and aftershave! Throw in a razor or two in there, and you'll be loved forever! Find out how to make on Tag & Tibby!:
Homemade Beer Kit!:
You know, if your brother is anything like one of mine, he loves his beer (especially if he's from Wisconsin), so why not give him all of the ingredients to make his own! Find out what you need here at Misfit Gardening:
I mean, nothing could look more official and elegant for your brother to put all of his bits and pieces in for when he travels on the road, or just in general! Make him a pouch out of ties you find at Goodwill! It will be fun! Especially if you fill it with a few of his favorite things! Find out how to make it here:
Bacon Salt and BBQ Rub!:
Assuming your brother isn't a vegetarian, how couldn't he love some yummy accents to his meat-making adventures?! Give it a go! Find the recipes below!:
Leather Cup-Jacket Set!:
I mean, for all of those Rum and Coke's he drinks, might as well make him something that he can put multiple in at a time! Plus, with this stylish and sassy leather cup-jacket, he'll be drinking in elegance and his hand won't get cold! Find out how to make them on the Design Sponge:
For the Sistah
Oh, the sisters...also a relationship that's often a rollercoaster throughout the year - but, I know you know what she likes and what makes her smile, and she of all people will appreciate you taking the time to make something for her instead of only buying her that Amazon Gift Card you were planning on. Take a gander at the ol' peace-maker's gifts listed below:
A Ruffled Clutch:
Nothing makes a girl smile more than a cute little clutch to put her change, lipstick, credit cards, or magic in! With this pattern and DIY help from Cailamade, you'll create the perfect gift that your sister will love!
Jewelry Box Made From Old Cigar Box:
Chances are you dearest sister has probably accumulated a lot of jewelry from her loved ones over the years, so why not make her a spiffy jewelry box out of an old cigar box just to show you how much you love her and want her to be organized. Who knows, maybe you could throw another piece of jewelry in there as another gift, along with a sweet note and gift card! Also, why not try for a framed jewelry holder? Either/or are beautiful and effective. Here's how to make the box from Annabode!:
Bird House Key Holder:
I mean seriously, how cute is this?? You want to know what else is cute? Your sister not losing her keys. So why not go ahead and make her this sensational gift that she can hang by her door when she gets home? Lord knows she won't miss it when coming in from a long night. Here's how to make it from Torie Jayne:
Fun Modge Podge Fabric Spoons:
If your sister loves to cook, these fun spoons will be the perfect gift to put some pazazz into her already amazing cooking! Learn how to make them from Alice and Lois below:
Fabric Sunglass Case:
Your sis is just a ray of sunshine, you know she needs to protect herself from her own brightness every now and then, so why not make her a snazzy little sunglass case with a new pair possibly inside?! Can't go wrong, that's for sure! See how to make this fun little gift from Positively Splendid below:
Before you leave, of course you can interchange these gifts and put your own spin on them - as you should - you know your loved ones most!!! Have fun with your gift-giving this holiday season and pack as much love as you can into each and every one of them! Merry Christmas, and cherish each moment with your loved ones!! <3
If you have any more suggestions, please comment below!!