It may not be the holiday shopping season {yet}, but many people are already getting a head start on their projects and shopping so that they can budget their money better over the course of several months instead of just one. And although gift giving isn’t really about gifts, it is fun to participate in gift-giving – even when you’re on a budget! These DIY gift ideas will have you off to a running start when it comes to gift exchanges. They’re not your every day “cookies in a jar” gifts – they’re gifts that people really want to receive, and will be so excited to open on that special day!

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1. Mini Cupcake Stands {For the baker in your life!}

2. Stenciled Leather Coasters

3. Wooden Crate Lemonade Stand {Great for imaginitive play! Could make it into anything!}

4. Coffee Body Scrub

5. Lavender Bath Bombs

6. Bird’s Nest Necklace

7. Filigree Earrings

8. Flower Cinch Belt {For the fashionista in your life!}

9. Chalkboard Serving Tray

10. Felt iPad Case

11. Recipe Ring Cook Book

12. Grandma Blocks

13. Felt Crayon Roll-Up Holder

14. Neon Wood Painted Earrings

15. Spoon Hook Rack

16. Easy DIY Tablet Holder {I love love love this!}

17. Wooden Photo Frame

18. Photo Clock

19. Etched Glasses Set

20. Yardstick Tray

21. Cabinet Door Serving Tray

22. Recipe Holder {This is ridiculously simple and adorable!}

23. Photo Puzzle Block

24. Glitter State Art

25. Etched Oil Bottles {Great for anyone that loves cooking!}

Looking for even more DIY inspiration? Check out 100 Handmade Gift Tutorials from my friend over at Slap Dash Mom!

Which one is your favorite DIY project?  Is there one you plan to try right away?