15 Easy DIY Gifts to Make When You Have No Idea What Else To Give Someone

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You could go the store-bought route when it comes to buying presents for everyone this year, but I think DIY holiday gifts are the way to go. Allow me to explain. Exchanging gifts during the holidays seems like a great idea when it’s the beginning of November and you’re imagining all of the presents you’ll get to open while sitting around a fire drinking hot chocolate. But fast forward a few weeks to the craziness of December, when the stores are crowded 24/7, your wallet is suspiciously empty, and your mind is suddenly blank on what this person might want to receive, and it no longer seems so great. In fact, it just seems downright inconvenient.

Whether you’re trying to find the perfect gift for a close friend, a family member, a co-worker, or even just a random Secret Santa grab bag, you’ve probably had that moment where you think, “WTF am I supposed to buy this person?” No matter how many stores you go into, every option seems so ridiculous or expensive that you’re left seriously contemplating whether you should just give in and get an impersonal American Express gift card.

But wait! There’s hope, and it comes in the form of DIY gifts. If you’re the kind of person who likes to make presents a little bit more thoughtful, DIY is your best bet. And even if you have no clue what this person might want, these next few options will work. They’re general enough to be something anyone could use, while still being personal enough to make it look like you put a ton of thought into them — and they’re all pretty simple. Check out these 15 DIY gifts for when you have no idea what to give someone.

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