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16 amazing homemade gift ideas – and the easy DIY kits you'll need to make them!

Homemade gift kits are an easy way to create a personal present

If you're looking for easy and original ways to show your appreciation to the loved ones on your gift lists, one unique way to do it is with a homemade do-it-yourself gift!

And guess what? You don't even have to be crafty or spend a lot of time to make creative DIY gifts yourself. There are a host of easy homemade gift kits that make it simple to create a personal a homemade gift made from the heart, if not entirely from scratch.

With our edit of DIY homemade gifts from beauty to foodie, you’ll find something fun and simple to make for everyone on your gift list, whether your mum and dad or your partner, your child, BFF, neighbour or co-worker.

And if you don’t dare attempt to create something yourself to give to someone else, these kits also make fantastic presents on their own for DIY fans!

What are some good homemade gift ideas?

Even the least crafty person can create some pretty creative DIY gifts, thanks to the easy homemade kits that are out there.


 The Ultimate Gin Makers Kit, £14.70 (WAS £29.99), Amazon


Homemade food gifts are very popular – and usually fast and easy – and with a quick kit you can make everything from cupcakes and bread to cheese, condiments like hot sauce and boozy gifts like flavoured gin.

Design your own fragrance kit, £49, NotOnTheHighStreet


For the beauty fanatic, you can make organic soaps or beeswax lip balm. There are also fragrance kits to help you create a bespoke perfume for that special someone.

House of Crafts Glass Candle Holder Painting Kit, £16, Prezzybox


For home there are gifts like homemade candles – no doubt a present anyone would love to receive – and you can take DIY homeware a step further with a personalised touch. There are printers that can etch your custom designs on glassware, for example, or painting kits so you can unleash your inner artist on everything from candle holders to mugs.

And no matter what your skill level, remember it's the thought that counts!

Keep scrolling for more of our favourite DIY gift kits...

Best DIY gift kits

To make it even easier for you to create a gift yourself, we've put together this handy edit of the best homemade DIY gifts and kits you can make them with.

Homemade DIY food gift kits

Whip up a fun and tasty gift with an easy to use kit...

DIY Cake Kit

BakedIn Unicorn Cake Kit, £13.50, Amazon


Everybody loves cake - and who wouldn't love to receive this sweet confection? Bakedin's easy kits, from rainbow cake to dinosaur cake, makes baking so easy. The kit it contains all dry ingredients you need, already weighed and measured, plus baking tins and baking paper.


The gift of beer: Home Brewing kits

Brooklyn Brew Shop IPA Beer Making Kit, £45, Amazon


You can brew up your very own beer with an easy beer making kit, like the Everyday IPA beer making kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop. This kit includes the ingredients for the beer, plus reusable equipment so you can make as many batches as you need. Bottles aren't included but you can buy some empty ones like Amazon's bestselling swing top beer bottles and some labels for your homemade beer, too.


DIY gourmet hot sauce

Gourmet Chilli Sauce Making Kit, £29.99, Amazon


For those who like a little spice in their lives, this gourmet chilli sauce making kit contains two funnels, recipe book, glove, seasoning and spices for sauces like chipotle, sweet heat, Cajun lover's and Caribbean. And last but not least, four very cool mini skull mason jars to put your hot sauce into.

DIY cheese making kit

Artisan Cheese Making Kit, £27.99 (WAS £31.99), Amazon


If you REALLY want to impress your favourite foodie, this artisan cheese making kit has all the tools and ingredients to help you make 30 different cheeses from mozzarella to goat cheese, cottage cheese to Cheshire.


DIY bread making kit

CRUMB Sourdough Bread Making Kit, £64.95, NotOnTheHighStreet


This 13-piece sourdough bread kit has 13 items that you'll need to get to baking your own sourdough bread straight away, from tools to wicker baskets and sourdough starter.

Homemade DIY beauty gifts: From bath bombs to perfume

One of the most simple and easiest gifts to make from scratch are DIY scents, whether soaps, fragrance or lip balms.

DIY Bath Bomb Kit

DIY Organic Bath Bomb Kit, £29, Uncommon Goods


This DIY kit is the bomb – literally. Create homemade organic bath bombs with this kit that includes two tin moulds, essential oils like safflower and eucalyptus, and dried lavender, rose petals and chamomile to make 16 all-natural mini bath bombs. For gifting, it also includes Furoshiki wrapping cloth, and wildflower seed packing paper to plant after opening to pay it forward to the environment.

DIY Lip Balm Kit


Filberts Bees Make Your Own Lip Balm kit, £10.45, &Keep


If you're a fan of Burts Bees style beauty products, you can make lip balm with this kit from West Dorset-based Filberts Bees. In the US, you can shop beeswax lip balm kits on Amazon.

DIY Soap Kit

Mystic Moments soap making kit, £27.95, Amazon


The packaging on this DIY soap making kit might be pretty minimal, but the homemade kit has earned a five-star rating on Amazon. Inside you’ll find all that you’ll need to make about 10 bars of soothing Mother Nature oatmeal and shea butter soap in the shape of a dragonfly, including Oatmeal & Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap, a Mother Nature fragrance pack, vanilla stabiliser, a four cavity dragonfly mould and how-to instructions.


DIY gifts for the art and decor fan: candles and more

Although these gifts are often on the more complex side to make, there are so many ways to create something sophisticated and memorable for the home.

DIY Lamp Kit

Filament lamp kit, £65, Sculpd


For those who don't mind getting their hands dirty, a spot of pottery could be the perfect afternoon activity. WIth Sculpd kits, the air-dry clay allows you to make plant pots, vases, trinket dishes and so much more. Plus, they have a make-your-own lamp set which would be perfect for new homeowners! 

DIY Personalised Mugs

Cricut Mug Press, £179.99, Currys


How amazing is this? The Cricut Mug Press which lets you design and print your own mugs in minutes!

DIY candle making kit

Scented Candle Making Kit, £27.99, Amazon


Apt for beginners, this kit contains everything you need to make six scented beeswax candles to gift: a melting pot, thermometer, 800g soy wax, 4 fragrances oils, 4 candle tins, 10 cotton wicks and stickers and handy illustrated instructions.

Homemade DIY gift packaging ideas: empty hampers and gift boxes

If you want to create your own bespoke gift hamper, filled with chocolate, alcohol or pretty much any present, homemade or otherwise, you can also shop a kit with everything you need to make the perfect package.

Wrap kit (basket not included), £7.99, Amazon


Shop an empty basket and kits that come with cellophane, shredded paper, a gift tag and ribbons ready to fill with your DIY gift.

Woodluv Empty DIY gift hamper, £14.99, Amazon


To create a truly bespoke gift hamper, fill it with your homemade gifts to put the finishing touch on your present.


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