Here are some perfect simple sentimental gifts to DIY this Christmas (or anytime!) for everyone – from your spouse to your grandma!
DIY Sentimental Gifts For Christmas or Birthdays
With gift-giving, it’s often the thought that counts — and everyone loves receiving a sentimental gift, personalized to their experiences or your relationship. If that gift can be affordable and handmade as well, even better! Here are 21+ of our favorite sentimental gift ideas for Christmas, birthday, or just because.
Easy Printable Personalized Gifts
The instant download files in the Remodelaholic Shop make it so easy to print your way to an easy sentimental gift — even at the last minute 😉 Just download, type, print, and frame!
Personalized Carved Birch Tree Printable Art Bundle | Remodelaholic Shop
Custom Important Date Art Print | Remodelaholic Shop
Sentimental DIY Travel Gifts
Create something special for every person on your gift list. These first 4 sentimental gift ideas are the perfect way to commemorate travel or a special occasion.
Travel Keepsake Kits // Martha Stewart
Personalized Photo Map // Cut, Craft, Create
Map Artwork // Martha Stewart
“Words of Affirmation” Sentimental Gifts
Nothing says “I love you” like your very own words. Try out the next 6 sentimental gifts to share feelings straight from your heart.
Jar of Encourage-mints // bugaboo, mini, mr. and me
Jar of Dreams // DIY Projects
(Instead of writing out your own big dreams, create a jar of the dreams you have together with someone else!)
Message in a Bottle Keychain // Shrimp Salad Circus
52 Reasons I love You Cards // Visual Heart
What I Love About You A – Z // The Thinking Closet
Life Lessons Notebook // Gimme Some Oven
Sentimental Photo Gift Ideas
A photo is worth a thousand words…..and makes a great sentimental gift! Share or display special photos with these 6 ideas:
Simple Photo Pendants // Saving With Sarah
Wire and Wood Photo Display // Shanty 2 Chic
Photo Candles // A Beautiful Mess
Wood Slice Photo Transfer // Parental Perspective
Vintage Door Photo “Story” // Photog Mommie
Pull-Out Photo Album // Country Living
More Sentimental DIY Gift Ideas
100% personalized! These sentimental gifts are not the kind you can find at the store. Craft any of these 5 one-of-a-kind ideas for someone you love.
Embroidered Portraits // Country Living
“Miss You” Mugs // Stylish and Scatterbrained (blog no longer available, but you get the adorable idea!)
Favorite Family Recipe Cutting Board // Sarah Essex, Yahoo Makers
Birthday Board // Sugar Bee Crafts
Jar of Pre-Planned Dates // The Frugal Girls
Thanks for joining with us today and happy crafting!
More Christmas Ideas:
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- 30 Christmas Gifts to Make for your Teen
- 11 Easy DIY Christmas Cards
Originally published 12.16.2016 // Updated 10.13.2020
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Instagram.