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3 DIY heartfelt gifts that you’d want for yourself this Christmas

By Elizabeth Nicole C. Regudo

There are only a few days left until the most magical day of the year! Everyone is already experiencing the rush of the busiest shopping season. Holiday shoppers are busting mall doors and the worst traffic is creeping in. If you’re one of those people who are already far ahead of their holiday gift planning, don’t worry. We’ve gathered the BEST do-it-yourself Christmas gift set ideas for you because nothing is more heartfelt than a one-of-a-kind handmade gift.

There’s something special about giving someone you care about a gift that you made yourself. It carries a thoughtful meaning that you took the time and effort to make an extraordinary gift just for them. And this season is the perfect time to show the people closest to you that you love them, with a unique gift from the heart!  From knitting to baking, there are plenty of creative ways to personalize a gift for everyone whether they’re for your friends, family, or strangers.

Knitted Bottle Sleeve, Coaster, and Potholder

Do you want an elegant-looking gift that’s going to be useful? We’ve got the answer for you—a knitted bottle sleeve, coaster and potholder. These pieces are hard to let go so you better make one for yourself as well.

A ball of yarn only costs around P10 to P15 so a knitted piece won’t even cost you P50. If you’re in doubt because you don’t know how to knit, you’re in luck. The web offers tons of video tutorials on knitting. There are several patterns you can use for each piece. You just have to choose which one to follow. You can personalize the color of the yarns by matching it to the preferences of those special people on your list. 

Once you successfully finished all three pieces, bundle them and you’ll have the perfect gift for your co-worker, friend, and family member. A coaster for your co-worker who drinks too much coffee, a bottle sleeve for your friend who carries her water bottle everywhere, and a potholder for your Mom who loves to cook. This set is an ideal project for anyone who wants to learn knitting and give a personal and practical Christmas gift. 

Baked Cupcakes and Sugar Cookies

What could possibly make the holiday season even sweeter? A batch of Christmas-themed cupcakes and sugar cookies!

Whether your guests prefer vanilla- or chocolate-flavored cupcakes better, they will definitely enjoy them with fresh berries, whipped cream and syrup as toppings. If that’s not enough, sugar cookies make a delicious addition to any dessert platter. It’s a staple around the holidays and they come in so many different designs. They’re popular as brightly colored cookies that are dusted with red and green sprinkles. There are hundreds of recipes available online.

These sugar cookies are easy to bake and are fun to frost using vanilla buttercream. You can decorate them as a candy cane Christmas tree, ginger man, penguin, Santa Claus, snowman or whatever joyful image reminds you of Christmas that will surely set the holiday mood. A festive and classic holiday treats that’s perfect for Christmas parties and gift giving! 

Potted Plants

Go green this holiday season! I bet you or your family have cascading plants lying around your house that needs to be divided. Pot them in decorative containers and give them as gifts. You can even design the pots on your own if you don’t have an extra on hand.

Look around your house if you can recycle anything. There’s no need to spend money! You can also include a care instruction with your personal touch so the recipients would know how they can maintain the beauty of the plants.

A potted plant is an ideal gift for your co-workers and friends. They can put them on their window ledges, bookshelves, or office desks. The plants will brighten and uplift their mood for a year or even more.

Topics: Cupcakes , Potted plants , knitted bottle sleeve , coaster , potholder
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