DIY always seems like a great idea until, you know, it’s not.  These pretty easy DIY gift ideas will make the perfect Christmas gifts that’ll still have that “homemade” look and feel.

Easy Homemade DIY Christmas Gifts 2023 - Cheap Do It Yourself Gift Ideas For Xmas Holiday 2023

It’s always a total head-scratcher when you’re trying to figure out what to get that special someone on your list, especially when they already have everything.  Nothing says “I put thought into this” then gifting them something that’s homemade from you!  The only problem is that most of us aren’t really a Martha Stewart of sorts.

There are so many different DIY gift ideas out there, but if you’re short on time, not an expert, and don’t want to have to run to 15 different stores to get all your supplies, you’re still in luck.  Whether you’re going to DIY this gift yourself or you just want to gift someone else a DIY gift, we’ve got your back.  All these ideas come as one complete kit so most will arrive with everything you need to make your own gift.  These make the perfect presents for Christmas, their birthday, or “just because.”

Shop our picks for some of the best homemade DIY gifts in 2023.

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The Best DIY Gift of 2023

The Make Your Own Candles Kit – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Best Candle Making Kit 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

Now you can make your very own candles!  This entire kit comes with everything you need to make three different lavender scented soy candles.  The candles will burn for 32 hours and they’ll love knowing it was totally homemade!  Learn more here.


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The Trendy Pick

The Homemade Sparkling Wine Making Kit – Buy It Here

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Price Point:  $$$$$

“Rosé all day” has a whole new meaning when you’re making it yourself!  This really unique kit comes with everything you need to make up to 5 bottles of sparkling rosé wine.  If this one if for yourself, you can drink it right out of the jug that it comes with.  If you’re going to gift it to someone else, grab your very own wine bottles here.  This is such a great idea for your best wine drinking friends or those who just want to make it at home without having to go to the liquor store.  Learn more here.


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The Chocoholic Pick

The Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Maker – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Homemade Christmas Chocolate Truffles 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

You don’t have to be a contestant on The Great British Baking Show to make your own yummy chocolate truffles.  This amazingly delicious kit comes with all the ingredients, instructions, and even the must-have thermometer to make 36 chocolatey truffles.  If you’re going to gift these, get some really cool candy boxes here.  We recommend either giving only half away and keeping the other half for yourself or just get two kits!  Learn more here.


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The Cross-Stitch Pick

The Wunderlust Cross-Stitch Map – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Cross Stitch Map Wall Art Gift 2023

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This really cool embroidery wall art is a map of the world and you’ll cross-stitch the entire thing to life! You can even mark your favorite locations you’ve visited or they visited.  It even comes with a wooden frame so it can be hung on the wall and proudly displayed.  Learn more here.


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The Hot Pick

The DIY Hot Sauce Kit – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Homemade Hot Sauce Christmas 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

You can never go wrong with hot sauce, especially when it’s homemade.  If you’re not sure where to begin, this is your best bet!  This kit has all that’s needed to make some really delicious and different hot sauces.  You’ll be able to make up to 6 of your own “brands” and it even comes with 6 glass bottles and 6 labels.  We love this idea!  Learn more here.


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The Beauty Pick

The Make Your Own Lip Balm – Buy It Here

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This one is great for the beauty gals out there (no matter what age).  This really easy-to-follow homemade lip balm kit comes with everything you need to make really pretty lip balms in different flavors/scents. Learn more here.


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The Musical Pick

The Build Your Own Ukulele – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Ukulele Kit 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

Ukulele’s are all the rage this year and have totally made a comeback.  This DIY kit makes the perfect present for the special kids in your life or even the adult who likes a cool project to take part in.  Don’t worry, this one is not as hard to build as you’d think.  The most difficult part (where the strings are attached) is already done for you, so you’ll just work on the rest.  Learn more here.


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The Vegan Christmas Pick

The Tiny Gingerbread Village Kit – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Christmas Gingerbread House Village 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

How cute are these little gingerbread houses!  It’s all natural, all vegan, and actually pretty easy to follow along.  Even the candy canes are organic!  It not only makes a great Christmas gift for someone else, but it’s actually pretty cool to make for your own home too.  Learn more here.


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The Dessert Pick

The DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Mochi Ice Cream Kit 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

Mochi is everywhere these days and you’ve probably seen them in that portable freezer just randomly placed in your supermarket.  Well now you can make your own homemade Mochi!  These are the ice cream desserts that are chewy on the outside and cold and creamy on the inside.  So delicious! It’ll come with everything you need, including the mochi mold.  You’ll be able to make up to 32 of these.  Learn more here.


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The Cute AF Pick

The Hedgehog Needle Felting Kit – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Hedgehog Needle Felting Kit 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

These little felt hedgehogs are absolutely adorable and now you can make them on your own!  This is perfect for beginner-level needle knitters (including kids).  It’s pretty easy to create and you’ll end up with anywhere between 2 and 3 lovable little hedgehogs to play with.  Learn more here.


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The Cupcake Pick

The Yummy Unicorn Cupcake Kit – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Unicorn Cupcakes 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

Yes, unicorns are still ruling everything this year, so these cute homemade cupcake kit is just what you need to impress!  You’ll be able to make 12 unicorn cupcakes. It comes with everything you need (minus the butter, milk, and eggs) to make these including the fondant, colorful cupcake cups, the recipe card and more!  Learn more here.


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The Beer Lovers Pick

The DIY IPA Beer Brewing Kit – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: IPA Bee Making Kit Christmas 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

If they like beer, well, you’re in luck!  Now you can make your very own West Coast inspired IPA.  You’ll be able to make either one gallon or divide it up into 12 different bottles just like you’d buy at the liquor store.  If you’re going to gift this, you can grab some cool beer bottles here.  If you’re making this for yourself, get ready to turn your kitchen into your very own craft beer brewery!  Learn more here.


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The Cheap Craft Pick

The 3D Unicorn Model Kit – Buy It Here

Easy DIY Gifts 2023: Mini 3D Unicorn 2023

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Price Point:  $$$$$

Get ready to make a super cute 3D model unicorn!  This is a great option for kids that you’ll either gift to or for them to make themselves and gift to their friends or family.  It’ll come with everything you need to make this one and the cardboard is even recycled. You’ll be able to make this one in about 15-20 minutes.   Learn more here.


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The Decor Pick

The Mini Terrarium Kit – Buy It Here

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Price Point:  $$$$$

Seriously how cute are these little terrariums?!  This kit comes with just about everything you need to design and create your own.  Perfect for them to place on their nightstand, desk, mantle, or wherever!  Learn more here.


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