There are countless choices of gift ideas. In a year, there are several occasions that require people to give gifts, such as birthday and the one that we are counting down right now, Christmas. With giving gifts every year, people have run out of ideas.
It’s really hard to find the perfect gift for your loved one. There must have happened something like they don’t like the color, they don’t like that kind of things, it won’t be useful for them, and a whole lot other problems. So, for this Christmas, if you are looking for unique gifts, why don’t you start making them yourself?
If you are a woodworker, this is the right article for you. You could explore more about the project that you are about to make. Although it would take more time, more effort, and it could be more expensive, but it could be cheaper too. Here is the list of the things that you could try.
- Photo frames
This could be a gift for everyone and the most common. This is also a project that a beginner woodworker could do because it’s not difficult or complicated and not really expensive.
For a beginner woodworker, you could start with simple toys for kids, like a letter block. When you are more advanced in woodworking, maybe you could try to make a miniature. It could be anything and it could be for anyone.
- Cheese board set
Not a lot of people know that there is even a board specifically made for cheese, so this would be a great idea to give as a gift especially for cheese lovers. Besides a board only for cheese, you could also make other board or chopping board.
- Dinnerware and flatware
This gift idea is suitable for those who just moved to their new house, or probably for your mom. Dinnerware consists of a plate, bowl, and mug. Plate and bowl might consider as an easy project, but with a mug, it could be quite difficult. Flatware consists of things like spoon and fork. Wooden flatware is so hype right now and it could be done by a beginner woodworker.
- Herbs and spices crate
A perfect addition to a new house or could be for those who loves to cook, a place to put all your herbs and spices.
You could make a box that could be used to put anything you want. This gift would be ideal to the person based on what you could put in that box.
- Egg cup
Basically just a thing where you put eggs. Not a lot of people know about this thing so this would be a great gift.
A holder is a great thing to make your place more organized and it could use to hold a lot of things.
- Keychain or luggage tag
You could give them to anyone and suit the design based on who you want to give it to. Besides a keychain, you could also make a luggage tag, it will be very unique and your luggage would be easily spotted on.
- Board games
The hard part of making this is all of the board game’s rules. A board games have strict rules until it could be played. But you could try.
- Beer/wine stash
A stash would be an extraordinary decoration as a place to put your wine/beer so it would be a great gift.
- Magnet decoration
It’s a magnet decoration that you put up on your fridge. A unique one should be an attention and people love them.
- Room sign
A great gift for your kids and would be a great decoration for a house. You could also make an alphabet block as a home decoration.
There are some unique calendar designs that are not complicated, and would be very suitable as it’s almost New Year.
- Garden trug
A trug looks like a basket that you could carry flowers after you picked them from your garden perhaps. This would be quite a big gift.
- Arrow light
This is almost similar with a room sign. But, this is just a shape on an arrow and you could add some light to make it more noticeable. This would be best to put in the garden.
Of course, this would be a big present. There are a lot of easy furniture that you could make.
Yes, you could make them by cutting the board itself and apply the chalkboard paint on it. This will be great for kids or put in your house.
Not a common thing to use a bookmark made from woods. You could be the first on to use them with your very personal design. Obviously suitable to be given to those who love to read a book.
Although it’s not really a woodworking project, but still related to a wood. Might not be a common idea, to give your own homemade book but you could try.
There are endless ideas to be made as a gift. By making your own gifts, it’s a way to express how much you love the receiver of the gift. DIY things that you made yourself, then you give them as a gift, would be very unique. Because it’s your own creation that no one would have the same thing. You have spent your time and effort in making it, so the gift would have more value.