8 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Ideas – Free Printable Gift Tags Included!

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Need to put together a few inexpensive yet thoughtful DIY Christmas gift Ideas this year?

If you’re looking for cute holiday gifts that can be put together in a matter of minutes, check out these simple DIY Christmas gift ideas. They each incorporate items you can easily find at your local grocery store, Dollar Tree, or maybe even in your own stockpile at home!

affordable Christmas gifts with free printable tags

These DIY Christmas gift ideas will surely bring holiday cheer and smiles!

To make things even easier, I’ve created some festive AND free printable gift tags (links below) so you can quickly personalize these gifts. They’re perfect for teachers, friends, neighbors, and anyone you’d like to wish a Merry Christmas!

I love that these creative ideas prove you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make someone feel special and appreciated this holiday season!

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Here’s how to take ordinary items and transform them into small, thoughtful gifts with clever gift tags!

1. Brownie and Oven Mitt Gift

brownie mix easy christmas gift

Grab a box of decadent chocolate brownie mix along with an oven mitt and kitchen tools. Then, secure all of the items with a holiday bow and our free printable gift tag. You could also include the tag on any sweet treats you bring to holiday parties as well!

2. Reindeer Root Beer Gift

reindeer root beer gift tags

Decorate a 4-pack or 6-pack of root beer with brown pipe cleaners, craft eyes, and red craft poms (see more about this craft in the VIDEO HERE – from 2013!! 😱). Then print and attach our FREE cute and coordinating gift tag.

3. Gingerbread Cookie Supplies Gift

gingerbread cookie christmas gift

Grab a package of gingerbread cookie mix, white icing, and a gingerbread man cookie cutter and wrap all the items with a holiday bow and then pair with this cute printable gift tag.

4. Tea or Coffee Mug Gift

coffee mug and tea gift tag

For the tea lover, place some tea packets, a honey bear, and a fresh lemon inside a large mug. For the coffee lover, use K-cups and mini flavored syrups inside instead. For chocolate lovers, place hot chocolate, mini-marshmallows, and chocolate candy inside the mug. Then attach this coordinating FREE gift tag.

5. “We Wash You a Merry Christmas” Hand Soap Gift

hand soap christmas gifts

Using these free printable gift tags and Bath & Body Works hand soaps (or whichever hand soaps you like). Just add some ribbon and a personalized note for a super cute and frugal gift idea!

6. Candle, Soap, Potpourri, or Scented Pine Cone Gift

candles with gift tags

Simply attach a gift tag using holiday ribbon or twine to any small gift that smells like Christmas! Some examples could be a scented candle, hand soap, potpourri, or a bag of scented pinecones!

7. Fleece Throw or Blanket

blanket with gift tag

Gift a warm holiday fleece throw blanket using our cute tag! To achieve this presentation, I first rolled the throw blanket and then taped the ribbon and attached the gift tag.

8. Whisk Filled with Chocolate Kisses

Easy Holiday Gift Ideas with FREE Printable Gift Tags

In this example, I’ve stuffed a kitchen whisk with chocolate kisses and then wrapped it with transparent cellophane wrap and our gift tag. I then attached the whisk to a store-bought cookie mix so the recipient can make yummy cookies topped with kisses!

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Want more clever, “punny”, and FREE printable tags for Christmas gifts? Check out these additional ideas:  

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 23

  1. Likebeth

    So cute!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)


  2. madisongriffis

    Ah I love these! Out budget is tight this year but I still wanted to get my kids teachers something that showed I appreciated them. Snagged that moose munch you guys posted and ill be on the look out for brownie mix and hot cocoa and use your guys “sweet” christmas tag <3

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay!! And yes that popcorn was a great deal 👍❤️

  3. Shoppingfan

    These are too cute. Just added them to my stash. Thanks H2S team! U guys rock!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh hooray! I’m so glad you like ❤️

  4. MrsBK

    All of these are cute and creative. Thanks for the ideas.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by 🥰

  5. SueJo

    These are so thoughtful and creative!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay thanks!

  6. Sabrina Hydrick

    Omg….you just gave me the BEST gift ideas….thank you so much Lina!💕

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks – I’m so glad you can use them 🥰

  7. Kimberly E Johnson

    These helped me so much with my tight budget! Makes it possible to gift office mates🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I’m so glad you were able to create some fun gifts! Thanks for sharing ❤️

  8. Julia

    I am doing a version of this already but thank you for the printable tag ideas!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh you’re welcome!

  9. Sue

    Really cute ideas. Love the root beer one.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Sue! Merry Christmas!

  10. Janelle

    Love it! We are doing jiffy pop and a 2-liter with a “just popping by to say Merry Christmas” printout I made.

  11. Sallys

    Oh I really like this idea!. I celebrate holidays with my neighbor I would like to combine a hand soap ( with a tag we wash you a merry Christmas) and modify the root beer tag to a happy new beer with a bigger bottle of the beer she likes. What a great idea! This is awesome, thanks, Lina! oh what fun!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh sure! I love that idea- cute!

  12. Patty Mac

    @LINA–you are SO creative! 🙂 thanks so much for giving us those ideas & for allowing us to use your printable tags…that is so thoughtful & generous! @ COLLIN et al–THANK YOU for another year of frugal fun on H2S– i appreciate each one of you!! <3

  13. MisstionVista

    I love giving craft sodas, including root beer, to my son’s male teachers. Even a single is SO appreciated. Easy to drink or share, and male teachers often get overlooked.

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