In case you didn’t notice, the holiday season is upon us. Clutch your wallet and your budget because holiday cheer and guilt are coming for it. Or not.

I spend the entire year pinning budget friendly DIY’s and I realized that some of these are pretty awesome gift-ideas. I also polled my dynamic Instagram family and received wonderful feedback regarding the best inexpensive gift they ever received.

My goal is to get you thinking about alternative and cost saving fit ideas, so that at the end of the holiday season you will feel accomplished and ready for

This list has a wide range of gift ideas that range from the novice DIY’er to a professional. So without further adieu, let’s get those creative wheels churning.

Instagram Ideas

@hisbeautifullovestory One year I made coupons for everyone in my family. For things like babysitting, cleaning house, and cooking. The best ones were movie dates and simple date to jazz on the green.

@wrappedwithpurpose Quality time .. The presence of a person can be a priceless gift@

@charriserenee Someone printed out my favorite coloring pages and gave me a 96 count box of crayons. Very simple but so thoughtful

@oohcrystalclear A home made journal.

@blkbridalbliss Spending quality time with my nieces!


@ronalddraper_art Donuts! ! (It’s this simple y’all!)

@veggie_cakes A tea kettle! I love tea and I didn’t have one…awesome!

@tve_msvixin Socks, sheets and pjs (funny how we value these necessities when we get older. Don’t pull this on a child lol)

@brklyn_belleA home made mixed CD….I love music

And Pinterest Suggestions

Fragranced Satchet Bags

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Body Butter Bars

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Glitter Mug


The Personal Turn Up


Sharpie Art


Carving Board


If you decide to use any of these ideas, make sure you tag me in it. And if you have any ideas that aren’t mentioned on the above list please share them in the comments below!




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