Hosting a party is loads of fun but also a lot of work. As guests, we simply attend as the host does most the planning, preparation and entertaining. This holiday, show the host of a holiday party you attend along with other friends and family how much you appreciate them by creating a homemade gift from the heart!
The best party about DIY gifts is that they are as budget friendly as you want them to be, fun to create, and fully customizable for the recipient. Creating them even makes for a fun family activity or DIY date with friends.
Our 5 DIY holiday gift ideas will make for the perfect gifts. Now, let’s get crafty!
GIFT OPTION 1
Cheese Curds Mug
Think a bit more out of the box with this cheese curds mug. You can purchase cheese curds from local retailers or even online. Nothing better than supporting local while gifting your loved ones!
Step 2: Add the bag of cheese curds into the mug.
Step 3: Wrap the mug in clear gift wrap and tie a bow around the top!
GIFT OPTION 2
Cheese And Wine Basket
One can never go wrong when gifting cheese and wine. The options on how to present it are endless. You can keep it simple by pairing an easy to find cheese like brie, cheddar or Parmesan with a bottle of red wine and putting it in a reusable gift bag, or you can get a bit more fancy by creating a homemade cheese and wine basket.
Step 1: Purchase a reusable basket that will fit your items. Baskets are great in lieu of gift bags as the recipient can repurpose it in a variety of ways.
Step 2: Include a bottle of red wine and white wine in the basket. Put the bottles in reusable wine bags to upgrade the look.
Step 3: Add in a package of aged cheddar and a wedge of Parmesan cheese. For a more extravagant basket, include a package of crackers, nuts, olives, dried fruits, chocolates or jams.
Step 4: Insert your card or note in the basket and wrap it with cellophane. Finish it off by adding a bow!
GIFT OPTION 3
Homemade Cheesy Popcorn
We are all familiar with large tins of cheesy popcorn around the holidays. They make a great gift, but a homemade version is even better! The best part is that you don’t need advanced cooking skills to make it. All you need are popcorn kernels, cheese, butter, fresh herbs like rosemary, and salt and pepper! Our personal favorite homemade popcorn recipe is, Rosemary, Butter and Gouda Popcorn. Now, let’s get cooking!
Step 1: Make the Rosemary, Butter and Gouda Popcorn
Step 2: Once the popcorn has cooled, add it into reusable containers.
Step 3: Use ribbon to wrap bows around the containers.
GIFT OPTION 4
Hot Chocolate Gift Set
Who doesn’t love hot cocoa around the holidays? It’s the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day, or unwind. You can help the recipient create milk moments this season by creating a hot chocolate gift set.
Step 1: Fill a small glass milk bottle with hot cocoa mix halfway, and the other half with mini marshmallows. Add sugar if desired based on the type of cocoa mix you use.
Step 3: Purchase a one-liter carton of milk.
Step 4: Purchase insulated mugs or tumblers.
Step 5: Purchase a packet of holiday cookies and a few candy canes.
Step 6: Add all the items into a basket lined with a new dish towel. You can put the milk in a small cooler bag for transport so it stays cold. If desired, you can even purchase a medium sized cooler bag and put all the items in that in lieu of the basket. This way you can gift a cooler bag which always comes in handy, filled with a hot chocolate gift set inside!
GIFT OPTION 5
Edible Charcuterie Board Set
Take a cheese board a step further for this gift by creating a charcuterie board with all the fixings.
Step 1: Purchase a cheese board of any size along with cheese knives.
Step 2: For your gift set, include a variety of cheeses such as provolone, cheddar, brie and parmesan. Be sure to also add packets of fresh or dried fruits, olives, crackers, nuts, chocolates and jams for the set.
Step 3: Using ribbon, tie a bow around each of the edible items. Put all the items including the board in a reusable basket or bag before gifting.