10 DIY Christmas gifts you actually want


The hipster

DIY for brightly coloured animal bookends

Photo credit: Natalme

What to get the hipster of the family? They may be too cool for school, but there is simply no resisting this gorgeous idea — a DIY for brightly-coloured animal bookends from Natalme.

All you need to do is find your hipster’s favourite animal in a large-ish size, glue it to a block of wood and colour it brightly for an instant gift that’s totes unique.


The hubby

DIY skinny tie

Photo credit: Design Mom

Guys are hard to buy for, but if yours is one who would appreciate a little neatening up, then you can’t go past this DIY skinny tie from Design Mom.

You can pick up some great-looking retro ties just dying for a makeover from your local thrift store, or customise a new one that you know your man will love. Pop it in a box with a bottle of his favourite aftershave or aperitif and you’re all sorted for another year.


The grandfolks

Instagram coaster

Photo credit: Foam magazine

Chances are you have a thousand photos on your smartphone that your grandparents would love to see. Quite possibly, you also have some they won’t want to see. Either way, photos are a great gift for the oldies who like to keep up-to-date with their offspring’s offspring.

Pick a few nice ones — landscapes, cute ones of your kids or you looking nice (and sober) — and make your very own set of Instagram coasters with this handy DIY from Foam magazine.


The baker

Painted wooden spoons

Photo credit: Little Bit Funky

There’s one in every family — the sneaky baker of delicious treats who turns up with a picture-perfect cake that they “just whipped up” any time there’s a social gathering.

Painted wooden spoons are all the rage these days and rightly so — who can resist their cheery-coloured bottoms? Here’s a gorgeous tutorial from Little Bit Funky. Pair them with a new cookbook, some patterned tea towels or an oven mitt tied with ribbon for a sweet, kitchen-y gift.


The rememberer

DIY vintage postcard calendar journal

Photo credit: Design*Sponge

Do you know someone who remembers the date for everything? Here’s their secret — they write stuff down. Help them out and create a memory box for their whole family with this gorgeous DIY vintage postcard calendar journal from Design*Sponge.

The best thing is that it lasts years and gives everyone a sneak peek into the past every single day. Fun!

Tell us:

What will you be making this Christmas? Share in the comments below!

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