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9 Easy DIY Gifts for Girlfriend She Will Absolutely Love

Does your girlfriend deserve more than just another store-bought gift? Of course she does! She deserves something made with care, something crafted by you to show how you really feel. DIY gifts for girlfriend lets you get creative and pour your heart into a special present unlike anything on the shelves.

I’ve got some ideas for cute things to make for your girlfriend that will make her light up when she unwraps them. Things you can throw together yourself with just a few supplies. Best of all, the effort you put in will mean so much more to her than any price tag ever could.

Cute and Thoughtful Ideas for DIY Gifts for Girlfriend

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and make some handmade gifts for girlfriend. Don’t worry if you’re no artist or your talents stop at stick figures. I’ve got the perfect projects to help you channel your creative side for your girl.

Whether you dazzle with your decorating skills or DIY from the heart, these DIY gifts for girlfriend are sure to score you major beau points.

1. DIY Love Notes Jar

A DIY love notes jar makes for one of the sweetest romantic homemade gifts for girlfriend. All it takes is a nice jar, some slips of paper, and your heartfelt messages of love and appreciation. 

I like to use a classic glass Mason jar for this project. It’s easy to find and looks beautiful once filled. Stock it with little folded notes containing inside jokes, compliments, special memories you share, or words of affirmation. Get creative with what you write. My girlfriend loves it when I describe little things she does that make me smile. 

Another nice option is this cute glass bottle available on Amazon. It comes with 30 little transparent capsules stored inside. Each capsule contains a small blank note where you can write secret messages. 

KBFUSHI Capsule Letters Message in a Bottle - Love Letter for Valentine's Day, Birthday

It’s such a creative take on the typical jar idea. Instead of loose slips of paper, your notes are cleverly disguised inside tiny “pills.” Your girlfriend will have fun popping open each one to discover your loving words.

2. Combo Gift Box

It’s probably one of the easiest DIY gifts for girlfriend. Basically, you take a large cardboard box and decorate it to look really festive. Then, you fill it up with all sorts of little things you know she’ll love.

It takes some time but really shows you put in the effort. You can paint the outside of the box and add glitter and some of your couple photos. 

Filling it up would be quite fun. Pack up her favorite chocolates and snacks. Does she love crafting? If yes, some craft supplies can go into that box. Some scented lotions and bath bombs will be a nice addition. You can put a pair of movie tickets too if that’s what you both like. 

The final part is wrapping the box with a nice wrapping paper. Give the finishing touch by adding a cute bow.

3. Make Homemade Body Scrub

One of the best things to make for your girlfriend is a homemade body scrub. Not only will it feel luxurious on her skin, but the effort you put into making it will show how much you care. 

You can make her a coconut and brown sugar scrub, which is quite simple to prepare if you have all the ingredients ready. 

Soften some coconut oil (1 cup) in the microwave. Only 15 to 30 seconds of heating is enough. Then, mix a half cup of brown sugar in the oil with a few drops of lavender essential oil. You can also add one teaspoon of vitamin E oil but that’s totally optional. 

Pour the blend into a mason jar and tie it with a ribbon. Now every time she uses it, it will remind her of your thoughtfulness. 

4. DIY Choco-Mint Lip Balm

A homemade choco-mint lip balm is surely one of the most impressive handmade gifts for girlfriend.  All you need is a few basic kitchen ingredients to whip up this soothing treat.

Start by melting two teaspoons of beeswax pellets in a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted, stir in one teaspoon of cocoa powder. This will give the balm a hint of chocolate flavor. Then, add 2-4 drops of peppermint oil. Careful not to overdo it. Just a few drops will make it tingle delightfully on the lips.

Once the mixture is uniform, remove it from the heat and let it begin to cool and thicken. As it cools, it’ll transform into a rich, spreadable balm. Pour it into a clean lip balm tube or small tin. Seal it up and let it harden fully in the fridge before gifting.

With this DIY project, you can give your girl a special handmade gift she’ll love using every day. 

5. Bake for Her

Baking her favorite treats could be one of the most thoughtful DIY gifts for girlfriend. If she loves sweets, cupcakes are a sure way into her heart. And they’re not too hard for a beginner baker to make. 

If you’re a complete noob, get a pack of readymade cupcake mix. Get creative with decorations using sprinkles or candies. Present them nicely in a decorated box. Write her a little note to let her know you were thinking of her. I’m sure she’ll be touched by the time and care you put into making something home-baked just for her. 

6. DIY Scrapbook

A scrapbook is one of the most personal DIY gifts for girlfriend. Put together a book filled with photos from your time together over the past year. 

Hiwhy Scrapbook 7x7 Inch DIY Scrapbook Album

Include little memories tucked into the pages too, like ticket stubs from a movie you saw or dried flowers from a bouquet you gave her. As she flips through, she’ll reminisce on all the happy moments you’ve shared. 

Write small captions under each photo to remind her of special details. Add other embellishments like colored paper, stickers, or cheap rubber stamp patterns. The scrapbooking supplies are inexpensive to find at any craft store. She’ll love how much care you put into preserving your relationship memories.

7. DIY Lights in Wine Bottle 

Looking for creative DIY gift ideas for girlfriend? Well, you can make a cute lamp out of a simple wine bottle. All you need is a bottle, string lights, and a bit of decoration.

Clean an empty wine bottle and dry it so there’s no residue. Get creative with paints or stickers to decorate the bottle however you like. Paint a name, add a fun pattern, or draw hearts, let your girlfriend’s personality inspire your designs.

Once the bottle is dry, it’s time to add the lighting. Small battery-powered string lights are perfect for inside the bottle. Adjust their length so they fit nicely without overlapping too much.

Bottle Lights 12 Pack 20 LEDs Cork Lights for Wine Bottles Battery

To finish it off, add a bow or ribbon around the neck if you want. The magical bottle lamp will look good on her windowsill or nightstand. 

Better yet, you could make matching bottles together as a fun craft date. Decorating them would be even more special if you collaborate on the designs. 

8. DIY Jewelry Holder

A jewelry holder is probably one of the simplest DIY gift ideas for girlfriend. You can repurpose an old picture frame into a classy way for her to show off her favorite accessories.

Trace the shape of a photo frame onto some chicken wire mesh. Use scissors to cut out the mesh shape, making sure it’s the same size as the frame opening. Then apply glue or staples to attach the mesh securely to the back of the frame, flush along the edges.

If you’d like, spruce it up further by painting the frame or adding decorative accents. Keeping it simple lets her jewelry be the real focus. She can easily loop the earring hooks through the holes to keep pairs together.

For a finishing touch, add small screws or hooks along the bottom edge of the frame. This provides places to hang her delicate chains and bracelets. 

9. DIY Cat Glass Mosaic Tiles Kit

Thinking of some cute gift ideas for girlfriend? Give her this glass mosaic tiles kit cat. She’ll love doing this fun crafting project.

Mosaaro Glass Mosaic Tiles Kit Cat – Exclusive Art DIY GlassCraft for Adults and Teens

The DIY kit comes with everything you need: a wooden form, assorted glass tiles, paints, and easy instructions. It’s all about coloring the glass tiles and putting them on the wooden block to bring the cat to life. 

At over 8 inches tall, the art piece will make a lovely addition to her bookshelf or desk. Each time she looks at the cat mosaic statue, she’ll think of you and the fun memories of making that cat. 

Megan Barber
Megan Barber
Megan Barber is the founder of The Gift World. Her writing has also been published in Curbed, Travel + Leisure, Ski Magazine. She is now living with her husband and two kids in Denver, CO. She loves giving gifts to the people in her life. Her gift guides will definitely make your present buying experience as easy and as pleasurable as possible with plenty of great gift ideas for all occasions. When not writing, you can find her enjoying biking the Mile High City or camping across the country in a 4x4 Sportsmobile Sprinter.


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