Homemade gift ideas don’t have to be corny. Make your friends thoughtful homemade gifts this season with a few easy suggestions from our PopSugar editors! From a yoga bag made out of an old pair of jeans, to a wine and cheese basket they’ll be drooling over, check out our video for great do-it-yourself gift ideas to give this season. Plus, more gifts for the ladies and gents in your life.
Homemade and DIY Gift Ideas: PopSugar’s Holiday Gift Guide Annie Tomlin: This is L'Occitane’s Ma Creme Nature. And if you remember your high school French, it means my nature cream. It’s a super DIY gift for someone who is eco conscious. Give her the kit and then it has all natural all organic ingredients and she can actually make her own moisturizing cream that keeps in the fridge, super easy, super fast, and a great holiday gift. Susi May: Here’s a great DIY gift to turn an old pair of jeans into a yoga mat bag. All you need is a pair of jeans, a belt and a draw string. First, you cut off the pant leg and cut out a circle to sew at the bottom. Make hem for the draw string and then attach an old belt for the strap. Put your yoga mat in and you're good to go. Katie Sweeney: Gift baskets are very popular around the holidays and this year I recommend doing it yourself. Here's how I make a wonderful cheese and wine gift basket. You start with a basket, I recommend cheeses by Cypress Grove it’s a local cheese. So then we’re going to throw in some salami by Columbus, some olives for a little saltiness, some artisan crackers to go along with the cheese. So for these cheeses I recommend Robert Mondavi’s Fume Blanc. But since it’s the holidays remember that there are people who don’t drink and just spend something for the kids so I recommend a lovely sparkly pomegranate juice. Then to finish it off you tie it with ribbon and there you have your DIY gift basket. I hope somebody would bring you one of this. Elka Karl: So I love doing DIY gifts for the holidays but I feel like I'm always a little too ambitious. Crafting a meaningful home by Meg Mateo Ilasco can serve two purposes on your gift giving list if you have the time, make one of your projects from the book and if not pick the book itself. It has a beautiful photo with it and the projects are incredible.