DIY beauty gifts are fun, easy and personal to gift. But there's always one problem: How can you turn your DIY solution into DIY fabulous with the packaging? We've got you covered with 30 ideas to wrap those creative gifts this season!


Washi tape box

Photo credit: Ma petite valisette

The blogger that designed this DIY box used it to store colored pencils, but it will work just as well for lip balms or eyeliners. Cover a jewelry box or other small cardboard box from the craft store with pretty washi tape and do the same with your beauty gift.


Ceramic dish

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Have a few DIY bathroom products to gift? Turn three gifts into four by wrapping up the beauty products in pretty paper and give to your recipient in a ceramic dish that they can use in their home.


Pastry wrapping

Photo credit: Stipje

Have a friend that loves pastries? Wrap their gift of beauty in none other than a simple pastry bag. Seal with a clothespin and pretty paper and you've got yourself the perfect gift bag.


Book pages

Photo credit: Helen Philipps

Upcycle an old book by using the pages to wrap up your beauty gift. Sew or glue your pages together to send a special message in sweet wrapping. Tie with twine and glue some fancy patches for a pretty and unique look.


Mini bunting

Photo credit: Annixen

Great for not only a package, mini bunting will turn a DIY beauty product from boring to fabulous. Tape onto boxes, Mason jars or even spray bottles for a fun and trendy look.


Message in a bottle

Photo credit: Seven gypsies

For those of you who love to brew up bath oils and salts, turn your gift into a full package by boxing up a towel and tying your bottles to the front.


Altoids re-do

Photo credit: Creating Keepsakes Blog

Turn an Altoids box into something fabulous by adding Mod Podge and glitter. Attach paper for a special message or as a label.


Soap is served

Photo credit: Duh Be

Wrapped in sewn muslin and served on a tea tray, these soaps are presentable and beautiful!


Free and clear

Image source: Duh Be

Upcycle an old jewelry box with a clear lid to let your beauty product speak for itself. We love the heart-shaped soap that makes this gift something to love.


Pretty in paper

Photo credit: Whole Living

Turn your lip balm products into perfect packaging by adding adhesive and pretty paper to the outside of your tubes. Bundle up and tie with twine or ribbon when gifting.

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Sushi mats

Photo credit: Very Irie

Need a fun way to gift makeup brushes? Use a sushi mat to roll up and tie with ribbon!



Photo credit: Natural Beauty Workshop

Everyone loves a cupcake so give them some scrub in a cupcake tin. Put in a box or cupcake holder and pair with coffee beans or sprinkles for a delicious gift!


Milk bath frappuccino

Photo credit: Starlight Stamper

A great idea for gifting milk bath and an even better idea for those that love Starbucks' frappuccinos. Wrap with paper and stamp or write a simple message for your recipient.


Martini Mama

Photo credit: The Pretty Blog

A simple and inexpensive idea, gift your DIY beauty gifts in a martini glass and wrap in plastic. A see-through way to glam!


Emotion labeling

Photo credit: Ideas Mag

Kilner jars are hot in DIY beauty. But to gift them, you have to get a bit creative. We like these clear labels telling your recipient exactly what emotion that product will give them.


Shabby chic beauty

Photo credit: Stephanie's Cottage

Bust out your hot glue gun and get to crafting! Glue on pretty flowers, lace and a beautiful gem for the top of your liquid beauty item gifts.


Wax paper me pretty

Photo credit: Stampington

Staple wax paper together and attach a pretty label using a paint sample for small items like lip balms.


Spa basket

Photo credit: Soap Deli News

You can buy a pre-boxed basket yourself or you can make all of the beauty products yourself and put in a picnic basket. We choose the latter because it's more fun and cute!



Photo credit: Ivy in the Bay

The inside of this beauty bag doesn't have DIY products in it, but it can! Print your free label for an adorable holiday gift idea!


Fun with soap

Photo credit: Crap I've Made

Liquid soap makers will love this play on words for gifting their favorite homemade soap!

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Candy cane scrub

Photo credit: Jacolyn Murphy

Although this beauty gift is specific to candy cane scrub, you can steal this idea for any scrub. Attach a chocolate for chocolate, a lemon stick for lemon, etc.


Christmas in a jar

Photo credit: Dandee Designs

Bust out your pine, peppermint, cinnamon and even pumpkin scents to create a Christmas in a Jar for your DIY beauty products. If gifting for any other season, recreate the label but use the same idea as the blogger: Place items in a glass jar, place coffee filter on top and tie with twine for a pretty and simple presentation.


Bread basket

Photo credit: Jenny Steffens

Perfect for DIY cocoa butter, include baked bread and coffee beans in a basket for a fun and cute pun.


Soap box

Photo credit: Inspiring Pretty

Find a wooden box at the craft store and line up homemade soaps for a recipient to gift and store for later use.


Spa in a jar

Photo credit: The Gunny Sack

Gift your DIY beauty products in mini form by creating a Spa in a Jar. Add clippers, a nail file, razor and a few chocolates for a true spa feel.


Pedicure in a jar

Photo credit: The Gunny Sack

Another fun idea for a jar, add scrub, lotion and oils for a pedicure. Don't forget the nail file, polish and of course, a washi tape lid so your gift is a cute one!


Oval jars and cute notes

Photo credit: Maybe Matilda

A simple yet fun idea for scrubs, these jars are from JoAnn's but crafted to cuteness with the use of Mod Podge and paper.


Sugar and spice and everything nice

Photo credit: Rita May Days

If creating a spicy concoction, don't forget to upcycle an old spice jar for your gifting needs.


Shake your salt shaker

Photo credit: Banana Pudding

Thick and coarse scrubs will shake out awesomely in a salt shaker!


Baby food containers

Photo credit: I Heart Naptime

Another great idea for mamas, the use of baby food containers is a great way to gift scrubs. Attach a cute label and put in a basket for a cute presentation.

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