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Simple DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Hi friends! Are you ready for Christmas? Well…it’s approaching fast, so I want to share my simple DIY Christmas gift ideas to help you make everyone on your list smile! Isn’t a homemade gift so heart warming? Just to know someone spent time baking or creating a gift just for you…it’s what the Christmas spirit is all about!

I’m honored to be a part of the BHG Live Better Influencer Network! I love to represent a brand that has quality style at affordable prices. I’ll be compensated for my effort and time creating this blog post…however it’s no additional cost to you, if you choose to shop through the links provided. As always, my opinions are genuinely my own, and I hope you enjoy this post about DIY Christmas gifts!

I had so many homemade gift ideas in my head and couldn’t wait to start creating…so, I took a trip to WALMART to find Better Homes & Garden Products that would enhance my gift presentation. And…products that can be used in several different ways! I decided on apothecary jars, a pitcher and wooden trays, and a glass tree and hurricanes. I also got a rug, towels, pillow and throw blanket… a basket and fruit bowl, and a galvanized wall pocket. I’m always amazed at the beautiful quality and appreciate the affordable prices! Especially at Christmas time, when I need to purchase so many gifts.

I made homemade peanut butter kiss cookies, dried oranges, and peppermint popcorn. I strung together an orange garland and clipped lots of sprigs of rosemary. I gathered fresh pine and frasier fir branches. Then I began to assemble all the gifts.

I used the wooden tray for putting together a sweet charcuterie board…this would be a perfect gift for neighbors or a co-worker. It was so fun to create this! Piling cookies, fruit and candies all over!

This huge glass tree was one of my favorites! When I saw it, I thought how cool it would be full of twinkle lights or a candle…but I wanted to think out-of-the-box! So, I filled it with peppermint popcorn and sealed the bottom with plastic wrap. I believe a gift is all about the presentation! So, I used velvet red ribbon and a sprig of pine to top it off.

The possibilities are endless with this tree! For a gardener…fill it with daffodil bulbs. For a teacher…fill it with stickers. For an artist…fill it with markers. For a baker…fill it with cupcake liners. For a fashionista…fill it with colorful socks. For a busy mom…fill it with bath bombs. I could go on and on!!!


The same goes for this cute birch tree hurricane! A battery operated candle is so pretty inside! However, I wanted to add a special touch…so I added sprigs of rosemary all the way around and wrapped it with twine. Another idea is to make a garland with dried oranges, cranberries, and bay leaves…then place the garland inside the hurricane. It looks so festive! A friend or teacher would appreciate this gift made with love!



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Then I used this wooden kitchen bin to corral popcorn bowls, tea towels and microwave popcorn. This would be a thoughtful gift for a family movie night. And the tray can be used for so many things!


Next, I filled this Luster Vase with Hot Chocolate and a tea towel.  So easy! Just wrap with a ribbon, and it goes with any neutral decor!

When I saw this large white pitcher, I wanted to create a pretty Christmas bouquet. I bought a bundle of carnations and added fresh evergreens. This would be a beautiful gift for a secretary! Add a ribbon too! This pitcher can then be useful all year long!


Another idea is to create a tray full of useful kitchen items. I rolled up the Fringed Bath Mat, tea towels, and added dish soap with a dish brush.

The wire fruit bowl can be used for several options! For the baker, I added gingerbread cookie mix, a cookie cutter, tea towel, and an ornament. The red ribbon woven through adds a sweet pop of color! Or, add fresh bread, muffins, or buttermilk biscuits!

And how cute is the Apothecary Jar full of Stovetop Potpourri?? All the ingredients just piled inside makes the prettiest present. Orange peel, whole cloves, rosemary sprigs, cinnamon sticks, cranberries, and pine. To use, you just add water and a teaspoon of vanilla. This makes your home smell like Christmas! It’s absolutely delightful!



For the coziest gift ever, I found this great handled basket and filled it with a Knit Sweater Pillow, Velvet Plush Throw, Smoked Caramel Candle, and some twinkle lights.


I adore this Galvanized Wall Pocket! How cute would this be on a front door? It would even be a great organizer for mail in a mudroom! I wanted to fill it with an evergreen arrangement as a gift for Christmas…and the possibilities are endless!

And lastly, for teacher gifts, these small Popcorn Bowls are perfect! I filled each with peppermint popcorn. I wrapped each with a pretty bow and a peppermint stick. Such a fun gift!

These gifts were so much fun to create! I hope that you’ll take time this season to make something homemade. Your friends and neighbors will be thrilled to receive a special gift you’ve created. You can click on any of the small photos above to take you to the link. You’ll find these Better Homes & Garden Products perfect for gift giving!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I hope this post makes your gift shopping easier! Please take a moment to leave a comment…what was your favorite gift? Which one would you love to receive?

Becky C


54 Responsesso far.

  1. Christine says:

    So many great ideas!! I may be using a few of these!!

  2. You know your way to my heart!
    What a sweet fun post, I got a lot of great ideas for my picky family. 😂 I love the popcorn in the glass tree Super cool! Happy Holidays to you and your family Becky! 💗

  3. Carp says:

    Love the white pitcher—I need one 😎

  4. Tabitha says:

    I love all these wonderful ideas for gifts, my favorite is that Christmas tree filled with peppermint popcorn! So yummy and a great gift to decorate with later!

  5. Amy says:

    Cute ideas! Love the popcorn bowls!

  6. Elizabeth Allen says:

    Oh my goodness Becky all the ideas you have created here are so beautiful and show how much heart you put in, I hope I can use one of these ideas this Christmas lovely 🎄🎅❤

  7. Rebecca Walowen says:

    These are such creative gift ideas. I love Walmart’s line, and also love how these are neutral and would make great gifts for anyone. Thank you for sharing your gifting ideas. Merry Christmas!

  8. Cindie Mcelwee says:

    These DIY gifts are all so beautiful and thoughtful. You inspire kindness.

  9. Jess says:

    I absolutely love all of these! Very creative and all things that someone would enjoy As a gift. Thank you so much for the fabulous ideas.

  10. Laurie M says:

    Love the ideas and the execution. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  11. Linda Meehan says:

    You have so many great ideas! I love them all. I love the tray ideas. I love the carnations and greenery in the white pitcher., too.

  12. Lacie says:

    Love this! Such thoughtful, sweet ideas ❤️

  13. Danielle Hobson says:

    I loved all of your DIY ideas especially the Christmas tree filled with peppermint popcorn. I’ll be using a few of these ideas for my own Christmas treats this year. Thanks. 🎄

  14. Beth brewer says:

    Love watching your stories…you have wonderful diy ideas.
    Thank you! Merry christmas!

  15. Kelly says:

    I think I need to do get some of these glass trees and fill them….love them! Great gift idea

  16. Linda Evans says:

    Homemade gifts are the best

  17. Blenda Coble says:

    So many great gift ideas. I see a few items from Grove Collaborative in there

  18. Teri Foshee says:

    Well of course Becky, you make it toohard to choose!!! I haven’t seen a few of these items -so I need to go check out my bh&g section!! I love the white pitcher and birch candle holder!! Once again, thank you for all the inspiration!

  19. Karen says:

    Oh Becky you always have such great ideas. Love following you on IG, such a wonderful inspiration to us!

  20. Monica says:

    I love all of your great ideas❤️Thank you!

  21. Monica says:

    Great ideas I love ❤️ them all!

  22. Lauren says:

    Love these gift ideas!! I can’t wait to try the peppermint white chocolate popcorn as a gift (and maybe even as a treat for my family!)

  23. Kristi says:

    So many great ideas…thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Margaret Ardoin says:

    I love all your ideals. I have lots of rosemary. So I will be putting together the rosemary around the candle. The rustic candle holder is to cute!

  25. Debbie says:

    Thank you for all of the great ideas 🙂

  26. Tanya says:

    What cozy gifts of Home love love ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  27. Christine DuBois says:

    Becky I love your gift ideas and I personally am going to buy some of these items to put my homemade gift items in for the people I love.

  28. libby hall says:

    love this style!

  29. Angela says:

    I love it all!!! Such great pieces!

  30. Kailie says:

    So many beautiful ideas! I can’t wait to use a few of them for my family! The popcorn tree is such a cool idea!

  31. Donna Harrell says:

    Beautiful Becky!! So warm and cozy things. I Love the gray tray. You have decorated your home so beautifully.

  32. Kim (TheHoneythief) says:

    Beautiful post Becky!! We are totally making that white chocolate peppermint popcorn this weekend! And I need all of those sweater knit pillows!! 😉 xoxox

  33. Taylor says:

    Love these ideas! I grew up with my mom making treats and cookies as gifts. This gives a new cute twist on homemade gifting!

  34. Janey says:

    Wow!!’ So much good stuff! Would love to win your giveaway AND have you then come style if all for me!!! I’m just a few minutes away!!!!!

  35. Pam shankle says:

    Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing! ❤️

  36. Thank you for sharing your DIY, DIY gifts to me are so heartfelt and you’ve sparked my creativity so im working to create and share…thanks again!!!

  37. Debby taves says:

    You are a blessed fountain of great ideas Becky!! This post should be inside the pages of better homes and gardens magazine! Most magazine diy articles don’t have half of the great ideas you have shared here and I’m always a little let down by them. But your diy gifts are of such great quality and so creative and will surely spread joy. I’ve already made your stovetop pot poured, all packaged and ready to give. I made your dried orange garlands with my 4 and 7 yr old granddaughters and they came out gorgeous ( I tagged you in my insta post) I’ve made the peppermint popcorn gift idea, and I made your galvanized hanger with the fur branches and dried oranges. Girl I have gotten so many wonderful ideas from you and you have made a big difference to me in how I decorate. May you and your family be well and keep spreading that joy around. Thanks soooo much!!! Debby(bambiemeadows)

  38. Leah Venturo says:

    So inspiring! Thank you for sharing all these cute ideas!

  39. Heidi Hoffman says:

    You are amazing with all your ideas. I love watching your stories to see what you are going to come up with next. Wether it’s you dancing with your daughter or talking about jovi(who is absolutely adorable). Merry Christmas!!

  40. Chris fenoglio says:

    LOVE these ideas and tips! Thank you and love your creativity

  41. Sadie Ayers says:

    What beautiful ideas! I have clicked on the smaller pictures to shop the links but they don’t seem to work? they just open another page with the same picture. any suggestions? Thanks so much!

  42. Mikki Garman says:

    Becky, These DIY gift ideas are awesome! Thank you for taking the time to show so many beautiful ways to use the items you showed. You are amazing!

  43. Wendy says:

    You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Lynn says:

    So many great gift ideas! Love them all ❤️

  45. Caroline says:

    Love the white pitcher—-I need one! Love the photography.

  46. Shannon says:

    every single idea was just stunning and so doable! Gosh I just want to go buy all the things and make every one of these! Simply gorgeous. You are so thoughtful and talented in how you put this all together. 😍😍😍😍😍

  47. Kayla easlon says:

    There are so many good gift ideas on here! 👍🏻 Even just good ideas for decor inspiration! Problem is I’m looking for a gift for someone else and just end up getting something for me 😬😂

  48. Krystal says:

    So many lovely ideas!!!

  49. Margaret Ardoin says:

    You have the cutest ideals. Thank you for the sharing.

  50. Deniese says:

    Love these ideas ❤️

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  52. What a amazing post great job!!

  53. neha manali says:

    very very nice article great job!

  54. Debby wile-taves says:

    Just re read this post and am reminded how talented you are Becky. This really deserves to be published in a magazine or book! The ideas are all clever, simple and unique. You’ve turned giving into a fine art!

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