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8 DIY Holiday Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Want

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12/05/2015 08:00am ET | Updated November 8, 2017

Have you ever opened a gift and had to fake a smile despite your severe disappointment? This tragic situation is the ultimate *womp, womp* and we've all sadly been there.

This year, be a real pal and don't put your friends through such misery. Great gifts are those that are thoughtful, so why not make it your mission to DIY goodies for your friends that actually mean something?

For everyone on your list, think of who they are and what they need. To help get you started, check out a few handmade projects from our favorite bloggers below.

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For The Accessories Junkie
I Spy DIY
What better way to surprise a friend who's jewelry box is constantly overflowing than a couple of handmade ring dishes? Easy to make and totally customizable, this project by I Spy DIYis definitely something worth trying.
2
For The Lovely Lounger
Almost Makes Perfect
Get the avid Netflix and chiller the gift of even better relaxation. These eye slippers by Almost Makes Perfect are the perfect thing for your friend to put on when they're venturing from the couch to the kitchen for snack refills between shows.
3
For The New Home Owner
Francois et Moi
These handmade candles are super simple ways to show you care. Head on over to Francois et Moi to learn how you can DIY your own.
4
For The Daper Drinker
Almost Makes Perfect
Because everyone needs a roadie around the holiday. Enough said. Visit Almost Makes Perfect for the hook up.
5
For Your Crafty Friend
A Beautiful Mess
Any avid crafter would appreciate one of these cute and clever pillows by A Beautiful Mess. If you like the pillow but would rather not make a subtle T Swift reference, you can easily alter the tutorial and make one with your own message.
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For The Chef
Almost Makes Perfect
When in doubt, go with a gift basket. They're nearly fool-proof and are sure to please. This idea by Almost Makes Perfect is fantastic for the cook in your life, but can easily be replicated using a different theme.
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For The Fabulous Fashionista
A Beautiful Mess
Delicate, customized jewelry is just so in right now. Make your own for that special someone using the easy-peasy how-to by A Beautiful Mess.
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For The Outdoorsy, Plant-Loving Pal
Vintage Revivals
Got a friend who needs a companion that's cute like a cat, but doesn't require as much attention? Get them a plant. When you do, make these fun leather-wrapped planters by Vintage Revivals to add a thoughtful personal touch.

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