DIY Christmas gifts are one of the latest holiday shopping trends everyone’s talking about. It’s more fun to get people fun kits or collections they can get involved with, from food and wine-making to building and crafting. With all the choices out there, it’s frustrating when you’re not sure what DIY gift is the best to choose.
This awesome list of great DIY Christmas gift ideas will be sure to bring joy to the friends and family you cherish most.
75 Best DIY Christmas Gift Ideas
Bring all things merry to your favorite people this season with top DIY Christmas gifts below.
DIY Beer-Making Kit
This cool DIY beer-making kit is a fun way to share the art of beer-making this Christmas. The fast DIY kit will allow the novice beermaker to whip up a batch of homebrew in 30 minutes.
In three to four weeks, the beer will be ready to drink. They’ll have everything they need to make delicious homemade beer for friends and family to try.
My Christmas Crate Subscription
Why give DIY Christmas gifts to your favorite foodie friend once when you can give this Christmas crate subscription that delivers holiday fun monthly? The crate is packed with delicious treats and accessories with tons of Christmas flavor. They can get going with DIY projects and meals using the unique selection and then wait for the next package to arrive.
Whiskey Infusion Kit
This whiskey infusion kit is an easy way for friends to enjoy homemade whiskey for the holidays. It’s an entertaining way to bring homemade Christmas gifts to those you love without making them yourself. The oak, herbs, and spices can help any pre-existing whiskey transform into something special for Christmas.
Miniature Dollhouse DIY Kit
Those you care about most can be crafty this Christmas with this intricate miniature dollhouse DIY kit. They can get into the building process of assembling the kit that looks like a Paris cafe. The cute details ensure they have an adorable keepsake for a long time to come.
DIY Christmas Craft Kit
Make Christmas a great time for those you love with this inexpensive DIY Christmas craft kit. The set comes with 37 slices of wood and allows the holiday art creator to craft customized pieces. Whether they make ornaments, holiday accessories, or other keepsakes from the smooth wooden sleeves, your friends can make long-lasting memories of Christmas.
DIY Scrapbooking Set
DIY lovers will adore this scrapbooking set that explodes when opened. The arrangement of photo frames unfolds like a flower and includes festive decorating accessories. The set is the ultimate in DIY Christmas gift ideas for those who want an active part in the presents they receive and have fun while doing it.
DIY Hot Sauce Kit
Place the exciting flavors of hot sauce under the Christmas tree this year with this cool DIY hot sauce kit. For those who like it hot, this kit has everything they’ll need to get it done. Various hot peppers, accessories, and even labels for their custom sauce will keep the process fun and simple.
Personalized Diamond Painting Kit
You could get friends a DIY painting kit or a personalized keepsake, but with this kit, they can have both at once. The diamond painting kit is created from a personal photo and provides a quick, easy way for people to get into the art of diamond painting. The clear instructions and tools will allow them to become the creator of their favorite keepsake.
Personalized Recipe Notebook
You can have a hand in helping people cherish their family recipes forever with this personalized recipe notebook. The handsome wooden cookbook binder is the perfect way to record the best recipes. The templates make it super easy to write down ingredients, methods, and even add photos where needed.
DIY Crossbow Kit
There aren’t many DIY kits including things to make as unique as this crossbow-making kit. The handmade set has 46 parts, including all the accessories needed. There are even rockets and targets that the maker can have a ball with once the process is finished. The set is a fun and entertaining way to build and make items they’ll love.
DIY Bubble Waffle Kit
If waffles make the holidays better, this DIY bubble waffle kit might make it the best Christmas ever. The kit has a waffle maker that can help create the trendy street food bubble waffles famous in Hong Kong. The set comes with two flavor mixes and other accessories to make the process even more simple and fun.
DIY Jesse Tree Ornament Kit
This spiritually sound DIY Jesse tree kit can help families cherish the true meaning of Christmas and have crafty fun at the same time. The kit has 25 wood discs and 50 stickers to decorate the front and back with. There’s also an Advent picture book to celebrate each Biblical quote and milestone along the way.
DIY 3D Wooden Puzzle
This detailed 3D wooden puzzle kit is a DIY dream gift for movie lovers. The 183-piece laser-cut puzzle comes together in a challenging way to create a retro movie projector figurine. The projector is so genuine that it actually moves and will project the film via a rotating crank. Christmas will be tons of fun with this project to look forward to.
DIY BBQ Sauce Kit
There’s no question that where DIY BBQ sauce-making happens to be, fun is sure to follow. This relatively cheap BBQ sauce kit has everything needed to create three different BBQ sauce recipes. The ingredients will make mustard, tomato, and mop-style sauce to delight everyone in the family this Christmas.
DIY Wood-Carving Kit
Christmas is the ideal time to give this heartfelt DIY wood-carving kit to the ones you love. The whittling kit is for beginners who want to make a “comfort bird,” which is known to bring calm to whoever holds it. The wooden blocks, tutorials, and accessories will make it easy to get whittling and make a thing of beauty worth remembering.
DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit
Enjoying Mochi ice cream seems like one of those family-friendly activities that make the holidays interesting. Making Mochi ice cream with this entertaining DIY kit can jettison Christmas into the best one ever. The set includes molds, cocoa powders, and more to work together to create delicious mochi everyone can enjoy.
DIY Root Beer Chemistry Kit
Kids and adults alike will enjoy exploring the science of root beer with this DIY chemistry kit. The process of home brewing root beer can teach participants all about the elusive beverage by making it themselves. The root beer extract, yeast, and accessories make it easy to make a unique blend of root beer no one will forget.
DIY Bonsai Tree Kit
Share the peace of Christmas with those you love most by giving them this DIY Bonsai tree-making kit. The set can provide hours of fun and relaxation as they plant and take care of three different Bonsai trees. Everything needed is in the kit to grow Silver Birch, Red Maple, and Mountain Pine bonsai trees.
DIY Baby Print Ornament Kit
Treat the parents of a new baby with a Christmas to remember by giving them this DIY baby print ornament kit. The set has the materials to fashion two clay ornaments that can be customized with a baby’s hand or footprint. The years may go on, but these holiday keepsakes can remain a part of the Christmas tradition.
Cocktail Smoker Kit
This cocktail smoker kit can make popular smoky cocktails a part of the Christmas celebration for those you love. The set has a smoker gun, a white oak smoking board, and three kinds of smoker chips. The cherry, apple, and pecan wood flavors can make any holiday drink into something very special with ease.
DIY Wood-Burning Kit
Christmas is the perfect time to treat those you care about with a DIY wood-burning kit. The art of pyrography will allow them to practice wood-burning for making ornaments, personal objects, and more. They can enjoy using the wood-burning pen and various tips to get creative with wood and perfect keepsakes all their own.
DIY Birthday Tracker Wall Hanging
Use the holiday season to set your favorite people up for the year with a DIY birthday tracker. The wooden wall hanging allows them to create a tree of family and friends’ names and birthdays they can organize by the month. The set comes with 50 decorative wooden tags and additional accessories, so the process of remembering birthdays becomes fun for all.
DIY Bluetooth Speaker Kit
This DIY Bluetooth speaker kit allows tech lovers a chance to construct their own Bluetooth speaker amplifier from the ground up. The best part of this kit is learning several new skills and having a working Bluetooth speaker once they’re done. It’s one of the most unique Xmas gifts an amateur builder will love.
DIY Soap-Making Kit
Wish your favorite person a Merry Christmas with this cool DIY soap-making kit. The kit is loaded with all the ingredients needed to create eight melt-and-pour soaps that have amazing texture and color. A collection of intoxicating essential oils can add the final touch with scents like jasmine, tea tree, and ylang ylang.
DIY Watch-Making Kit
Watch lovers will flip when you put this DIY watch-making kit under their Christmas tree. The set is a thoughtful, challenging way to learn the art of horology (watch-making) with a hands-on kit. The high-quality watch they’ll make can be the one they’re most proud of wearing, making them the true watchmaker of the holidays.
DIY Candle-Making Kit
The exciting activity of making candles at home is made easy with this fun DIY candle-making kit. The 81-piece kit has all the ingredients and tools needed to make quality candles with scents like lemon, eucalyptus, and mint. The whole kit is neatly kept in a storage box that will prevent the candlemaking from exploding all over their home.
DIY Pinhole Camera Kit
You don’t have to be a camera enthusiast to enjoy this DIY pinhole camera kit. The wooden camera model is made with laser-cut pieces and ends up as a working camera. All the pieces interconnect in a simple way, so the process doesn’t have to drive people crazy. The art of photography can quickly become their next project.
Flower Bouquet Building Kit
Combine the activity of flowers and building with this flower bouquet kit. These colorful, detailed flower pieces come together to form unique replicas of everything from daisies to sunflowers. They are completely adjustable and can brighten up a home or office with their long-lasting DIY beauty.
DIY Mosaic Art Kit
Mosaic art is a craft not typically out there, which makes this creative DIY mosaic art kit more interesting. The wooden base is the ideal start to making unforgettable mosaics like this cute dolphin design. Mosaic-making will teach them patience, focus, and creativity as they become artists on their own terms.
DIY Dumpling Experience
This DIY dumpling-making experience is so much more than other typical handmade Christmas gift ideas. The 90-minute class via video is a super entertaining way with the help of an experienced instructor and step-by-step instructions. The dumplings they make in time for New Year will taste amazing with the knowledge they received while learning to make them.
DIY Perfume-Making Kit
Christmas is a wonderful time to get started in the hobby of perfume-making with this DIY kit. The set allows the perfume maker to use random raw materials, like flowers, fruits, and spices, to make customized perfume blends with the addition of a few ingredients. The kit is something between a chemistry set and a perfume shop all in one.
DIY Guitar Kit
This DIY kit allows your favorite music lover to build their own guitar from scratch. The Okourne wood parts are carefully crafted, so they fit together perfectly and create an electric guitar. Whether they’re a pro or just starting out, the person you love will love this fun project that ends up being a rockin’ good time.
STEM Robotic Project Kit
This STEM robotic project kit isn’t a Christmas gift for the faint of heart. It’s a very challenging way for science nerds to get deep into the world of robotics. The array of spectacular items in the kit varies from a remote kit, a joystick, and a motion sensor. Their genius, skill, and imagination can do the rest.
Herb Garden Starter Kit
This herb garden starter kit is one of the easiest ways to break into the world of herbs without even leaving home. Those you give this gardening set to at Christmas will appreciate the clear instructions and complete accessories included here. The four seeds include thyme, parsley, basil, and cilantro, which can become staples in their future dishes.
DIY Bath Bomb Kit
There’s no reason to stop giving bath bombs for Christmas to those you care about when you can help them make their own with this invigorating DIY kit. The collection of bath bomb ingredients like baking soda and Epsom salt will make it simple to fashion DIY bath bombs. They’ll smell like lemon, eucalyptus, lavender, and grapefruit for the best-scented bath around.
Solar Photography Kit
When Christmastime comes, you can treat your favorite hobbyist with this unique solar photography kit. Solar photography uses the power of the sun to create prints from anything, like old negatives or flowers. The included fabric and book of solar-powered photography might even spark a brand new obsession.
DIY Family Scrapbook Kit
This scrapbook is a jovial way to start off Christmas Day with family memories galore. The handmade book is ready-made for DIY, with space for a vintage-style display of family photos, notes, memories, and mementos alike. By next Christmas, they will have a fully embodied scrapbook to cherish for good.
DIY String Art Kit
Break the mold on DIY projects with this distinctive string art kit for those you care about this Christmas. The wood board is the starting point for making art by stringing embroidery floss that’s included across nails in a pattern. The final art piece displays a beautiful sunflower design that can be mounted on a wall for all to admire.
Make-Your-Own Churros Kit
Christmas is a fun time to discover new treats like making scrumptious churros using this DIY churro-making kit. The set comes with churro mix, cinnamon sugar, chocolate, and any tools needed to get it done right. You can provide your favorite home baker with a way to share these tasty churros to celebrate the holidays.
Personalized DIY Snow Globe
This personalized DIY snow globe will give those you love a cool craft project that can make Christmas last forever. The kit has the basics needed to make a working snow globe with different photos placed inside. When the holidays come around again, this homemade beauty will be there to celebrate the season with love.
DIY Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit
There’s no reason the holidays have to be dull foodwise, when you can give family and friends this DIY pretzel and beer cheese kit. They’ll have a ball making a dozen soft, doughy pretzels and delicious beer cheese in which to dip it. Once they’re done, they can serve these snacks to any and all who want to chow down for the holidays.
Craft Crush Paper Bowls Kit
Not only will these bowls look amazing after the person you love gets down crafting them, but they’ll provide a practical way of keeping organized. The colorful paper decor and paint are included, but the creative urge to make these bowls look awesome belongs to the person you give this thoughtful crafting kit to.
DIY Vintage Scrapbook Set
The only thing more fun than scrapbooking is DIY vintage scrapbooking, which this set was made for. The DIY kit comes with 75 pieces, including a craft notebook and various stickers, accents, and tools to make each photo shine. Little by little, this scrapbook will come together to be a favorite tradition to revisit every Christmas.
DIY Epoxy Resin Kit
This crafty DIY epoxy-resin kit is fully loaded and ready for its owner to spend the post-holiday season learning new skills. The set comes with five molds they can fill with layers of resin. The eye-catching layers and unique colors and textures will produce stunning keepsakes the whole family will be sure to love.
National Geographic Rock Tumbler Kit
Budding geologists will dive right into this rock tumbler kit by National Geographic. The durable tumbler will easily make the set of rough rocks into smooth gemstones. The collection includes Dalmatian Jasper, Agate, and Tiger’s Eye. The incredible journey from rough to smooth will keep the good times going strong this holiday season.
DIY Sushi-Making Kit
Don’t waste your time with gift certificates to sushi restaurants when you can help people learn the art of making sushi with this cool DIY sushi kit. The set has all the unique elements required to make sushi rolls, from a bamboo roller to a sushi press. You may be invited over soon after the holidays for the most delicious sushi ever made.
Felt Succulent Craft Kit
Succulents are popular today, so make sure the ones you get your favorite person are the ones found in this felt succulent craft kit. The set has the ingredients to craft six felt succulents of varying colors and types. The fabric miniature plants can pep up any space with their enduring cuteness and beauty.
DIY Mosaic Tile Kit
This DIY mosaic tile kit is a more creative alternative to giving coasters this Christmas. The set of two wooden coaster bases comes with an array of multicolored tiles, glue, and all the additional materials needed to make these coasters gorgeous. Every time they set a drink down on their handmade coasters, they can beam with pride for a job well done.
DIY Fortune Cookie Kit
Food kits are everywhere, but few are as special as this DIY fortune cookie kit that’s ready to make the day of those you love. The easy-to-use kit has all the ingredients needed to make fresh and tasty fortune cookies (four dozen of them). The fortunes can be personalized with the fill-in-the-blank and handwritten fortunes included in the kit.
DIY Kombucha Kit
Treat those you care about right with the incredible gift of making their own Kombucha with this awesome DIY kit. This set breaks through all the mystery about Kombucha and makes it super simple to create Kombucha at home. The kit has a Kombucha starter culture, a glass jar, a temperature strip, and more. They’ll likely be sharing their new creation with you any day now.
LED 3D Puzzle Kit
This LED 3D puzzle kit will allow someone you cherish to put together a famous pirate’s ship with their own hands. The foam board ship puzzle helps create the unforgettable Queen Anne’s Revenge ship with over 300 puzzle pieces. The LED lights help make this craft project one that they’ll be happy to gaze upon time and time again.
DIY Hand-Casting Kit
Family and friends will treasure this loving DIY hand-casting kit you give them for Christmas. The craft kit has everything they’ll need to quickly use a hand-casting mold to create a family keepsake for the ages. The plaster hand art can be displayed on a wooden base and remembered not only every Christmas but every day.
DIY Tarot Card Kit
Christmas is about ritual and tradition, which is why this DIY tarot card kit can inspire great things during the holidays for the quirky person on your list. The kit will help the budding esoteric fan happy with creative ways to make their own personal tarot set. There’s a good chance the happy recipient of this unique kit will be ready to read your cards very shortly.
Pad Thai Cooking Kit
Making Pad Thai might not seem easy, but it can be with this fun Pad Thai cooking kit for foodies. By adding their favorite protein, they can use the pre-packaged flavors and dry ingredients to whip up a delicious meal in no time… and just in time for the holiday season!
DIY Succulent Terrarium Kit
This DIY succulent terrarium kit will keep your favorite gardener busy long after Christmas. The kit has soil, moss, and even mini dinosaurs to help easily fill their terrarium world. The relaxing process of terrarium-making is a wonderful way to say “Merry Christmas” to them and give them a meditative way to enter the new year.
DIY Mushroom Kit
This gourmet-ready DIY mushroom growing kit can bring the wild woods into the life of the person you adore. With this kit, they can simply give the mushroom light and water to end up with culinary-ready mushrooms for their favorite recipe. Mushrooms might be the key to making Christmas shine with deep, earthy flavors.
DIY BBQ Smoker Kit
The Christmas season may not seem like the optimal grilling season, but this DIY BBQ smoker kit can plant the seeds for the summer to come. The eight-piece kit has all that’s needed to smoke meats in the best way possible. The smoker comes with apple, cherry, and hickory wood chips that will impart unforgettable flavor to the meaty recipes they’ll have in store.
DIY Guitar Pick Punch Pack
Get all nearby guitars going strong when you give this DIY guitar-pick punch to your favorite music lover this Christmas. The funky contraption safely punches perfectly formed guitar picks and comes with colorful starter strips and a pick holder keychain. Their rock n’ roll creations can come along wherever they go.
DIY Sewing Kit
Sewing might not seem trendy, but it can make an amazing comeback with this DIY sewing kit to prepare those you know for life’s tiny tears. The compact kit is loaded with all the sewing essentials, emergency items, and special accessories needed to nurture talents in the art of sewing.
Build-A-Bee House DIY Kit
Certain DIY kits have the ability to touch your hearts the most, like this meaningful build-a-bee house set. The wooden STEM set is ideal for both kids and adults who want to learn more about woodworking, while celebrating the honey bee. The set even comes with nesting tubes, so the bees will have an instant home away from home.
Ginger Beer-Making Kit
This inventive DIY kit makes the process of brewing ginger beer more festive and fun during the holidays. The set has organic ingredients that come together to form delicious ginger beer within a week. It’s also got a pair of copper cups crafted for making Moscow Mules with the homemade ginger beer they create.
DIY Jewelry-Making Kit
Jewelry-making stays popular from Christmas to summertime, so make sure to give your favorite crafty type the means to make all the jewelry with this DIY kit. The set is packed with tons of charms, beads, and decor, along with the tools needed to bring them together. The 15 videos provide a hands-on course to help make this hobby more than just a passing thing.
DIY Knitting Kit
This DIY knitting kit is the ideal way to offer some instruction and practice to the person you love most at Christmas. The set comes with Merino wool, additional yarn, knitting needles, and more to help them create a pair of adorable slippers. Once their skills are superior, they’ll have these cozy keepsakes to have to themselves (or give away) as a reward.
DIY Focaccia Art Kit
Focaccia might seem like a tasty treat to enjoy on the holidays, but it makes a better DIY Christmas gift for bread lovers. This kit has a flour mix, seasoning, and even tweezers to place the garden-heavy accents onto the focaccia. The carb-loaded artwork may not last long, but its deliciousness won’t take away from its individuality.
DIY Cheese-Making Kit
Cheese-making is an in-depth and very entertaining process, which recipients can master with this DIY cheese-making kit. The collection comes with all the tools and accessories needed to craft 10 delicious cheeses. The cheeses, including Labneh, Paneer, and Scottish Crowdie, will deliver on the kit’s promise of gourmet flavors in no time.
DIY Birdhouse Kit
This nature-loving DIY birdhouse kit is a super fun gift for both kids and adults who need a new project to focus on this holiday season. The pre-cut cedar wood pieces easily form a complete wooden birdhouse with the other parts, accessories, and a little elbow grease. The birds in their garden will adore this brand-new, personally constructed place for them to find shelter.
DIY French Tart Baking Kit
Bring a touch of French baking to your favorite person’s life on Christmas by giving them this exciting DIY kit for making French tarts. The set comes with six tart tins, baking weights, a piping bag with unique-shaped tips, and tons of helpful instructions. This kit will have your home baker become the king or queen of tarts quickly and deliciously.
DIY Knife-Making Kit
This DIY knife-making kit can take a daunting skill and make it totally accessible for the person you care for. Every small item and tool necessary for knife-building is here, along with a leather sheath for the finished product. The process will likely be a delightful challenge they’ll take to heart, only to come out a winner.
DIY Edible Flower Kit
Amaze one and all with this DIY garden kit, including edible flowers. The garden can be started up with ease and comes with seeds for growing marigolds, cornflowers, and other edible buds. The edible flowers taste great on everything from cakes to salads.
Cake Pop Maker Kit
This easy-to-use DIY cake pop-making set can help make other holidays, birthdays, or special days even sweeter. The starter kit will have them covered from molds and pop sticks to the cake pop stand where they can safely display these colorful confections.
DIY Hard Cider Kit
When you leave this DIY hard cider kit under the Christmas tree for the one you care for, they will likely get started making hard cider as soon as possible. The set has enough ingredients to whip up three batches of fermented cider, along with video instructions to ensure it goes right. Cheers to Christmas and all the deliciousness that follows with the help of hard cider.
Breakfast In Bed Kit
Christmas is the ideal time to have breakfast in bed, which makes this DIY kit a super-fun way to give that gift to someone you love. The gift set has a selection of tasty flavored coffees, like caramel pecan pie and blueberry cobbler, along with pancake mix. There’s even maple syrup to top this self-made breakfast off.
Tea Leaf Reading Set
This astoundingly unique tea leaf reading set will charm your favorite seer this Christmas. The cool set comes with a playfully decorated teacup, a packet of loose tea, and all the instructions needed to learn the art of reading tea leaves. They’ll not only love the practice, but might become so adept that they start their own tea-leaf reading side hustle, thanks to you.
Molecular Gastronomy Kit
There are few food-focused DIY kits as awesome as this molecular gastronomy kit. It features a book boasting a wealth of information on combining food with art and science to impress any eater. From melted chocolate pasta to honey cubes, this set has everything they’ll need to deconstruct their favorite dishes for the love of all things culinary.
DIY Embroidery Kit
Embroidery lovers will revel at the chance to create their own designs with this DIY embroidery kit. Crafting can be easy and fun by following the outline of the pre-existing pattern on the bag with the embroidery tools and materials. They’ll end up with a beautiful example of their work and a useful accessory for errands, groceries, and much more.