DIY Christmas gifts on a kid's budget

Here are a few ideas of how you can stretch your budget so that you can give all your friends and family something special this festive season:

Things such as bracelets and necklaces make fantastic, cheap, easy Christmas gifts that your friends and family will love. There are many different styles to try out and it is more sentimental if you make it yourself. Click here for examples. 

Framed photo
Photo frames are relatively cheap and you can buy one that you can decorate yourself. Just put your favourite photo of you and your friend or family member in the frame and whala! A great gift to show someone how much they mean to you.

Tasty treats
Make your friend or family member their favourite tasty delight and show them how much you actually know and care about them. They will appreciate all the effort and thought you put into it.

Photo album
Make a photo album or scrap book with all the memories you shared together.

Something cosy
If you can knit then why not make them a nice scarf or beanie? They will really appreciate it especially when winter arrives. They will think of you every time they wear it! Click here for some clever arm knitting projects. 

If you are arty then a drawing or painting of something they love will make a perfect Christmas gift that will surely impress them.

Soaps and candles
These are easy to make and can be a lot of fun. Experiment with different scents and colours and make someone special a great Christmas gift. Click here for soaps and here for candle recipes.

Dream catcher
Try something different by making your own dream catcher. This is a great funky gift to give someone and will ensure they have sweet dreams this Christmas.

Personalised key rings, bookmarks or mugs

Photo printing shops often have affordable personalised items that you can print for a loved one. 

Christmas ornaments
Click here for some ideas on how to make unique and special Christmas ornaments. 
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you enjoy making the Christmas gifts as much as your family and friends will enjoy receiving them.

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