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DIY Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriends

Go the DIY route for your holiday gifts this year for your girlfriends. From photo candles to nail polish mistletoe, we've found the perfect homemade gift ideas that you can make.

Deciding what to give your closest girlfriends for the holidays can prove to be a surprisingly difficult task, especially when you have a lot of them! Of course you want your gifts to be thoughtful and of value, but you also don't want to break the bank.


Well, good news! With the DIY holiday gift ideas we've compiled here, you will not have to sacrifice value for cost. All of these low-cost gift options will allow you to add your own personal touch, and will leave your friends feeling the holiday spirit.


Photo Candles

When it comes to gift-giving, it doesn't get much more personal than photographs. But plain framed pictures can hardly be considered creative! Try this awesome craft from Inspired Ideas instead, and make a special and distinct candle for each one of your friends featuring pictures of your best memories.


Image via Inspired Ideas


Nail Polish for Your "Mistletoes"

If you're like us, you love collecting nail polish. The varying shades and hilariously creative names associated with each color can make any trip to the nail salon a true shopping experience. Take advantage of nail polish brands' hundreds of fun colors and names by turning them into cute little holiday presents for your friends. Pick one out that suits each of your girls, and then simply attach a card like the ones featured here by Supreme Courtney.


Image via Supreme Courtney


Bedazzled Bottles of Champagne

A nice bottle of champagne on its own is a great gift. But is it thoughtful? Well, depends on your definition. However, by bedazzling it with decorations such as glitter and writing, you can make it very personal for your best friends.


Image via Style Me Pretty


Red Velvet Cake in a Jar

Giving away sweet and delicious desserts for the holidays is a fantastic way to show you care, but it can also be a messy task. Take the mess out of the tradition by giving your friends homemade desserts-- like the mouth-watering red velvet cake pictured here-- in a mason jar! Mason jars are trendy and practical, and even as the cake is eaten, they will always be a reminder of the yummy present.


Image via Cakies


Cookie Ingredients in a Jar

Baking can be hard work, and not everyone has time to do it in the rush of preparing our holiday gifts. So, if you loved the idea of desserts in a mason jar, but don't necessarily have the time to follow through, we have the perfect solution for you! This jar filled with cookie ingredients is an adorable idea for a gift. Make several for each of your girlfriends, you can even include different ingredients for various recipes in each one!


Image via Mom It Forward


Tea Cup Candles

Candles as a Christmas present? No, not the most novel idea. But candles inside teacups as a Christimas present? Now that is incredibly cute and creative. Give just one to each of your friends and you will each have a part of the set in your own home!


Image via Martha Stewart

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