20 DIY Secret Santa Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love
Picking out a Secret Santa gift is super stressful. There’s all this pressure because you’re the one person this friend, co-worker, or family member is getting something from in this merry exchange. You can try to pick out a gag gift to please the crowd (and make your uncle laugh so hard he snorts eggnog through his nose), or fudge the price cap a little to buy an item your recipient might actually want, but why not just make the perfect present yourself?
I know, DIY gifts can be a pain to make (and if you haven't had a total Pinterest failure before, kudos to you!), but homemade presents make people feel pretty great. You know what holiday spirit is? Taking the time to create something one-of-a-kind rather than buy your friend yet another scarf to add to their collection. So make like Buddy the Elf, and start crafting one of these 20 DIY secret Santa gifts.
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Cookie Cutter Candles
Not only is alcohol always a welcome gift, but these tasty vodkas are perfect for lazy DIY-ers. Seriously, all you have to do is buy the ingredients, put them in a mason jar with some vodka, and let it sit for a few days. My Baking Addiction shares the recipes for these three.
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Washi Tape Notebooks
Granola Nut Clusters
Homemade Spice Blends
Hot Cocoa and Homemade Stirrers
Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? Pair a pack of mix with one of these sweet, chocolate and marshmallow-dipped stirrers, and you won’t disappoint.
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These classy bowls look expensive, but they’re actually really easy and inexpensive to make. At her next get-together, your friend won’t be able to wait to put these out on the table.
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