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75+ DIY Christmas Presents for Family (Gift Boxes and More!)

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Ezzly is artistic and has many creative ideas for celebrating the holidays with homemade gifts and decorations!

Find some festive DIY gift ideas to put under the tree for your family this year!

Find some festive DIY gift ideas to put under the tree for your family this year!

Handmade Christmas Gifts Your Family Will Love!

Surprise your family members this year by making them thoughtful, personalized gifts! You can create a DIY gift box themed around their favourite things, like baking, coffee or beauty products. Got a relative with a sweet tooth? Find some fun ways to present treats this year, like candy sleighs or reindeer cookies with pretzel antlers. Finally, you can never go wrong with some handcrafted Christmas décor, like homemade ornaments or snowmen figures.

Spark your creativity with the 75+ ideas shown below, and happy holidays to you and yours!

Handmade Christmas Gift Boxes for Mom

If you're like me and don't have a lot of money to spend, there is no need to leave the special people in your life without a special gift. Make them something instead of buying it! What could be more thoughtful than personally crafting a gift for a loved one—and who would appreciate a handmade gift more than Mom?

Put together an indulgent gift box to pamper your hard-working mother this year. You can fill it with treats, bath products, coffee, perfume, kitchen goods—whatever Mom likes best. There are plenty of ideas for you to try below!

1. Dolce Milk Gift Box

Dolce Milk Gift Box

Dolce Milk Gift Box

2. Face Mask Gift Box

Face Mask Gift Box

Face Mask Gift Box

3. Lavender-Themed Gift Box

Lavender-Themed Gift Box

Lavender-Themed Gift Box

4. Aquamarine Gift Box

Aquamarine Gift Box

Aquamarine Gift Box

5. Dolce Milk Gift Box With Ritter Sport

Dolce Milk Gift Box With Ritter Sport

Dolce Milk Gift Box With Ritter Sport

6. Coffee-Themed Gift Box

Coffee-Themed Gift Box

Coffee-Themed Gift Box

7. Hennessy and Perfume Gift Box

Hennessy and Perfume Gift Box

Hennessy and Perfume Gift Box

8. Luxury Bath-Themed Gift Box

Luxury Bath-Themed Gift Box

Luxury Bath-Themed Gift Box

9. Kitchen-Themed Gift Mug

Kitchen-Themed Gift Mug

Kitchen-Themed Gift Mug

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes for Him (Boyfriend, Husband, Etc.)

Learn how to make some awesome and budget-friendly gifts for that all-important man in your life! You can pick up many of the supplies you need at your local dollar store, and you can buy the food and beverage items at the grocery store. Most of the gift boxes only take about an hour to make. So what are you waiting for? Let's get gifting!

10. M&M Candy Bouquet

M&M Candy Bouquet

M&M Candy Bouquet

11. Shower Set With Jack Daniels and Nuts

Shower Set With Jack Daniels and Nuts

Shower Set With Jack Daniels and Nuts

12. Minis With Mixers and Chocolate

Minis With Mixers and Chocolate

Minis With Mixers and Chocolate

13. Nivea Shower Set With Mars Bars

Nivea Shower Set With Mars Bars

Nivea Shower Set With Mars Bars

14. Coffee-Themed Gift Box With Mars Bars

Coffee-Themed Gift Box With Mars Bars

Coffee-Themed Gift Box With Mars Bars

15. Green Gift Box With Sprite and Irish Spring

Green Gift Box With Sprite and Irish Spring

Green Gift Box With Sprite and Irish Spring

16. Candy Bouquets in Brown and Black Paper

Candy Bouquets in Brown and Black Paper

Candy Bouquets in Brown and Black Paper

17. Heineken and Pringles Gift Box

Heineken and Pringles Gift Box

Heineken and Pringles Gift Box

18. Candy and Coke Bouquet

Candy and Coke Bouquet

Candy and Coke Bouquet

19. "Open When" Envelopes

"Open When" Envelopes

"Open When" Envelopes

20. Sporty Gift Basket

Sporty Gift Basket

Sporty Gift Basket

21. Nutella and Wine Gift Box

Nutella and Wine Gift Box

Nutella and Wine Gift Box

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes for Teen Girls

Here are some of our favourite DIY Christmas gift packs for teen girls. Give the most perfect, gorgeous gift to that special someone whilst saving time and money. Check out the awesome video for a tutorial, scroll through the inspiration gallery below, and create a lovely present for the sweet teen in your life!

22. Lime-Themed Gift Basket for Shower and Bath

Lime-Themed Gift Basket for Shower and Bath

Lime-Themed Gift Basket for Shower and Bath

23. Yummy Nutella Gift Box

Yummy Nutella Gift Box

Yummy Nutella Gift Box

24. Pink-Themed Beauty Gift Box

Pink-Themed Beauty Gift Box

Pink-Themed Beauty Gift Box

25. Purple-Themed Beauty Gift Box

Purple-Themed Beauty Gift Box

Purple-Themed Beauty Gift Box

26. Kinder Egg Beauty Gift Box

Kinder Egg Beauty Gift Box

Kinder Egg Beauty Gift Box

27. Beauty Gift Box With Choco Pies

Beauty Gift Box With Choco Pies

Beauty Gift Box With Choco Pies

28. Pink-Themed Gift Box With Dolce Milk

Pink-Themed Gift Box With Dolce Milk

Pink-Themed Gift Box With Dolce Milk

29. Aquamarine and Gold Gift Box

Aquamarine and Gold Gift Box

Aquamarine and Gold Gift Box

30. Starbucks-Themed Gift Box

Starbucks-Themed Gift Box

Starbucks-Themed Gift Box

31. Santa Candy Sleighs

This is a very cute little gift for friends or nieces and nephews. You will need candy canes and bars of chocolate to recreate this little beauty. Watch the video to learn the technique, and browse the photos below for tons of tasty examples!

Santa Sleigh With Plaid Bag

Santa Sleigh With Plaid Bag

Stacked Santa Candy Sleighs

Stacked Santa Candy Sleighs

Candy Sleigh With Big Mesh Bag

Candy Sleigh With Big Mesh Bag

Rainbow Candy Cane Sleighs

Rainbow Candy Cane Sleighs

Candy Sleighs With Mini Chocolate Bars

Candy Sleighs With Mini Chocolate Bars

Candy Sleigh With Big Chocolate Santa

Candy Sleigh With Big Chocolate Santa

Red and Green Candy Cane Sleighs

Red and Green Candy Cane Sleighs

Candy Sleighs With Big Candy Cane Runners

Candy Sleighs With Big Candy Cane Runners

32. Mini Christmas Baskets

I absolutely love these! For the baskets shown below (my favourites), you'll need some little baskets, small candles and gift cards. Use hot glue to attach two candy canes together in the shape of a heart, then add that sweet decoration to the basket. Fill the remaining space with lots of Christmas treats!

You can see more examples of miniature baskets in the video and the other photos below.

Mini Baskets With Candy Cane Hearts

Mini Baskets With Candy Cane Hearts

Mini Mug Baskets

Mini Mug Baskets

Mini Starbucks Cup Baskets

Mini Starbucks Cup Baskets

Coke and Mini Alcohol Gift Set

Coke and Mini Alcohol Gift Set

Mini Bailey's Gift Jar

Mini Bailey's Gift Jar

33. Mini Mixed Drink Gift Sets

Grab a six-pack of Coke, then use some Christmas ribbon to tie mini vodka, rum, gin, etc. bottles to it! You can also create an alcoholic cocoa gift set by putting cocoa mix and marshmallows in a mason jar, then tying a mini bottle of Bailey's to it. Trust me—everyone (well, everyone of legal drinking age) will love these boozy gifts!

Blue Mug Gift Set

Blue Mug Gift Set

34. Mug Gift Set

Grab a really shiny, big mug and fill it with hot cocoa packets, chocolate goodies, candy canes, marshmallows and maybe a little rum. Give this cozy gift to your nearest and dearest!

Reindeer Chocolate Bars With Pretzels

Reindeer Chocolate Bars With Pretzels

Reindeer Cocoa Balls

Reindeer Cocoa Balls

Reindeer Brownies

Reindeer Brownies

35. Reindeer Brownies and Other Chocolates

This is a light-hearted holiday gift you can give to people of all ages. Just whip up some really gooey brownies, wrap them in plastic, and add some felt antlers and googly eyes! You can also turn cookie bars and mason jars into reindeer by adding pretzels and pipe cleaners for antlers, respectively.

Smiley Gingerbread Sticks

Smiley Gingerbread Sticks

Gingerbread Sticks in a Mug

Gingerbread Sticks in a Mug

36. Gingerbread Sticks in a Mug

These gingerbread sticks look so tasty! When you take them out, why not fill up your mug with Bailey's coffee and indulge yourself?

Pot Holder Gift Set

Pot Holder Gift Set

37. Pot Holder Gift Set

If you need to make a lot of gifts and are on a tight budget, why not buy a dozen pot holders and fill them with a Betty Crocker cake mix and spoon or spatula? This gift is so cheap but so cute, and everyone will love them!

Cheese Snowman Sticks With Blue Scarves

Cheese Snowman Sticks With Blue Scarves

Cheese Snowman Sticks With Green Scarves

Cheese Snowman Sticks With Green Scarves

Cheese Snowman Sticks in Snowman Cup

Cheese Snowman Sticks in Snowman Cup

Cheese Snowman Sticks With Ribbons

Cheese Snowman Sticks With Ribbons

Cheese Snowman Sticks on a Plate

Cheese Snowman Sticks on a Plate

38. Cheese Snowman Sticks

This is so simple: Dress up some mozzarella string cheese sticks like snowmen using paper, tape, ribbons and Sharpie markers. Trim the sides of the wrapper to make it easier to tie on their ribbon "scarves."

Gift-Filled Striped Socks

Gift-Filled Striped Socks

Sock Gnome Filled With Gifts

Sock Gnome Filled With Gifts

Fuzzy Sock Gift Sets

Fuzzy Sock Gift Sets

39. Socks Filled With Goodies

Grab some fluffy, fuzzy socks and fill them with appropriate gifts—for example, you might do nail polish, mascara and tea tree oil to make a beauty-themed gift set, or just pack them full of candy! These make such cute little gifts, and they're also useful. Who doesn't need socks?!

Wine Glass Nail Polish Gift Set

Wine Glass Nail Polish Gift Set

Ankle Sock Nail Polish Gift Sets

Ankle Sock Nail Polish Gift Sets

Cute Sock Gifts With Nail Polish

Cute Sock Gifts With Nail Polish

Foot-Themed Gift Set

Foot-Themed Gift Set

Nail Polish and Cotton Balls in a Cute Jar

Nail Polish and Cotton Balls in a Cute Jar

40. Nail Polish Gift Sets

Nail polish is a fun gift, especially when you buy some wild colours! For a cute presentation, tuck the bottles into some patterned ankle socks. Another fun idea is to place the bottles in a wine glass or mason jar, along with some cotton balls and other pedicure accessories.

Snowman, Santa and Reindeer Candy Bars

Snowman, Santa and Reindeer Candy Bars

Snowman Candy Bars

Snowman Candy Bars

41. Santa, Reindeer and Snowman Candy Bars

Your friends, family, teachers and neighbours will love these super cute, easy and adorable decorated candy bars. They are so simple—wrap the candy bar in the appropriate colour of paper (white for Santa or a snowman; brown for a reindeer), then decorate the outside with markers, stickers, ribbons or whatever you like. Grab all your supplies and get crafting, and why not get your kids involved, too?

Presents Decorated Like a Snowman

Presents Decorated Like a Snowman

Stacked Gift Box Snowman

Stacked Gift Box Snowman

Snowman Present Sets

Snowman Present Sets

Snowman and Santa Gift Boxes

Snowman and Santa Gift Boxes

42. Creative Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Skip the boring bow on top this year—instead, decorate your packages like snowmen, Santas and other Christmas characters! Just wrap the boxes in matching paper (like three white boxes for a snowman) and stack them up. Add details like faces and buttons with a Sharpie marker. The basic supplies you need for a snowman include white paper, felt fabric and black and orange Sharpies; add red paper to the list, and you're ready to make Santa, too.

Wooden Fencepost Snowmen

Wooden Fencepost Snowmen

Wooden Pole Snowman With Gloves

Wooden Pole Snowman With Gloves

Wooden Fencepost Snowmen With Bows

Wooden Fencepost Snowmen With Bows

Wooden Christmas Characters

Wooden Christmas Characters

43. Christmas Wooden Snowmen

If your favourite festive friend happens to have a corncob pipe, a carrot nose and two eyes made out of coal, you probably have at least one snowman standing guard in your front yard already. But now you can bring Frosty inside—without getting melted snow all over the house—by learning how to make these awesome wooden snowmen. They'll also make amazing gifts for your friends and family!

Kitchen Gift Set With Cookies

Kitchen Gift Set With Cookies

Pretty Teal Kitchen Gift Set

Pretty Teal Kitchen Gift Set

Kitchen Gift Set With Oven Mitts

Kitchen Gift Set With Oven Mitts

Kitchen Gift Set in Glass Bowl

Kitchen Gift Set in Glass Bowl

Kitchen Gift Set With Cookie-Cutters

Kitchen Gift Set With Cookie-Cutters

44. Kitchen Gift Sets

For those of you who have a special cook in your life, why not fill a basket with spoons, whisks, spatulas, cookie-cutters and other kitchen gear? Add in a few ribbons, a couple of tea towels, some cake mixes and maybe a special treat, like a fancy chocolate. Then you're good to go!

Powdered Donut Snowmen

Powdered Donut Snowmen

Glass Vials Filled With Goodies

Glass Vials Filled With Goodies

Marshmallow Snowmen Pops

Marshmallow Snowmen Pops

Ornaments Filled With M&Ms

Ornaments Filled With M&Ms

45. Christmas Treats for Kids

Check out the photos above for a variety of delicious Christmas treats! Kids will love these gifts. For the candy-filled ornaments, simply buy some clear ornaments and fill them with your little one's favourite treats. Hang the ornaments on the tree, and let the kids open them on Christmas Day (if they last that long...)!

Oven Mitts With Pot Holders and Cake Mixes

Oven Mitts With Pot Holders and Cake Mixes

Oven Mitts With Spoons and Baking Ingredients

Oven Mitts With Spoons and Baking Ingredients

46. Oven Mitts Filled With Goodies

Oven mitts are always a winner with cooks. Grab a few sets of red and green mitts, and fill them with boxed cake mixes. Add pot holders, wooden spoons and pretty plaid ribbons for an extra touch. This is so easy to do!

Gift Basket Full of Goodies

Gift Basket Full of Goodies

47. Gift Basket Full of Goodies

Find a nice wicker basket and fill it with wine, banana bread, mini Baileys bottles, sweets, fancy jams, cookies and more, then give it to a very special someone this Christmas! While the basket shown in the photo was created for an adult, you can modify this idea to make a fun basket for kids filled with candy and little toys (no alcohol, obviously!).

Twizzlers in a Jar

Twizzlers in a Jar

48. Twizzlers in a Jar

Okay, this is exactly as straightforward as it sounds—put Twizzlers in a jar—and it's oh-so-yummy! To add a little more detail, buy a tall, skinny glass jar, and label it with a festive note like "Twizz the Season!" I like buying chalkboard-style labels and using paint markers to write on them. Fill the jar with Twizzlers, and you're practically done! You can glue on a red bow and some faux greenery if you want a little more decoration.

Whisk Filled With Sweets

Whisk Filled With Sweets

49. Whisk Filled With Sweets

This is another easy gift that you can craft for multiple people, especially anyone who likes cooking. Who ever thought of using a whisk as a candy container? It's so creative! Don't forget to include a cute note with a pun, like "We whisk you a merry Christmas!" These tasty and useful gifts make great stocking stuffers, too.

Cash in a Stocking

Cash in a Stocking

50. Cash in a Stocking

Well, everybody likes cash. This is a pretty cool and festive way to give someone money—especially college students, who always seem to be broke! Add a little note to make the recipient laugh, like "Ho ho ho... here's some holiday dough!" or "Enjoy some red and GREEN this Christmas!"

"Family" Sign With Bottle Caps

"Family" Sign With Bottle Caps

51. "Family" Sign With Bottle Caps

This is a really great idea for a kitchen! You can buy the letters at Michaels (or another craft store) and either purchase or find a piece of wood to glue them to. If you're lucky enough to live by a beach, driftwood makes an attractive rustic background for the sign!

To keep things really simple, you could just make the sign. If you want to do a slightly more advanced project, use decorated bottle caps to add the months along the edge of the sign. Then, dangle more bottle caps from each month to show off important dates for your family, like birthdays and anniversaries. If you don't have any bottle caps, you could also use round pieces of wood or circles cut from sturdy construction paper to create the calendar.

Crockpot Gift Basket

Crockpot Gift Basket

52. Crockpot Gift Basket

Grab some kitchen utensils, spices and recipe books, and pack them into a crockpot for that special cook in your life! This is much more fun than just giving someone a crockpot in a box.

Treats in a Mug

Treats in a Mug

53. Treats in a Mug

Fill some mugs with hot chocolate goodies (cocoa mix, dipping cookies, mini marshmallows, etc.) and use them as a really delish stocking filler! Choose monogrammed mugs to add an extra personal touch.

Christmas Date Night Envelopes

Christmas Date Night Envelopes

54. Christmas Date Night Envelopes for Your Partner

Buy some colourful envelopes and fill them with ideas for date nights with your partner! Do a mix of nights out (like "Go see a movie") and nights in (like "Rent a movie and make popcorn") and open each envelope on the first of the month. This gift keeps on giving all year long!

Pink Gift Basket

Pink Gift Basket

55. Pink Gift Basket

A goodie-packed pink basket would be a tween girl's dream gift for the holidays! Here are some ideas for what to put in it:

  • Candy (Lifesavers, Sour Patch Kids, Pixy Stix, lollipops, etc.)
  • Christmas cookies
  • Colourful pens and pencils
  • Hair accessories
  • Nail accessories
  • Cute socks
  • Bath bombs and other bath products
  • A pink scrubbie for the shower
  • Mini perfumes
  • A small diary
Mittens With Goodies