The best Christmas gifts come straight from the heart, not straight from the shops. Things that you have spent time thinking about, creating and personalising can carry your love and attention within them. These are the gifts on which you have spent time and thought rather than just spent money. These are the gifts that mean the most.
“One of the greatest gifts you can give is your undivided attention.”
The trouble is many of us run a mile when we see the words DIY or craft. In our 25 DIY Christmas gifts we show you just how easy it is to lovingly create presents without needing artistic skills, a fetish for fabrics or the patience of a saint.
We show you how new technologies can completely remove the need for needles from personalised gift creations. What could be simpler than a USB stick preloaded with meaningful moments captured on film? Or a family Christmas video rather than a meandering missive? Yet both of these will give immense pleasure to those who receive them.
It’s not all high tech homemade gifts, though: a personally written poem, a jar containing shared moments remembered on slips of paper, a recipe book lovingly curated: all these presents contain the evidence of love and care that money simply cannot buy.
“The quality of gifts depends on the sincerity of the giver.”
In our inspirational list you’ll find upcycled presents, homemade beauty treatments, DIY decorations and plenty if ways to make presents truly personal once more. Go on, express yourself this Christmas.
25 DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make [Infographic] by the team at Heiton Buckley