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12/05/2015 07:00 am ET Updated Nov 08, 2017

8 DIY Holiday Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Want

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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. 

  • 1 For The Accessories Junkie
    What better way to surprise a friend who's jewelry box is constantly overflowing than a couple of handmade ring dishes? Easy
    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 DIY is definitely something worth trying. 
  • 2 For The Lovely Lounger
    Get the avid Netflix and chiller the gift of even better relaxation. These&nbsp;eye slippers by <a href="http://www.almostmak
    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
    These handmade&nbsp;candles are super&nbsp;simple ways to show you care. Head on over to <a href="http://francoisetmoi.com/di
    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
    Because everyone needs a roadie around the holiday. Enough said. Visit <a href="http://www.almostmakesperfect.com/2015/06/09/
    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
    Any avid crafter would appreciate&nbsp;one of these cute and&nbsp;clever&nbsp;pillows by <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.c
    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.
  • 6 For The Chef
    When in doubt, go with a gift basket. They're nearly fool-proof and are sure to please. This idea by <a href="http://www.almo
    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. 
  • 7 For The Fabulous Fashionista
    Delicate, customized jewelry is just so in right now. Make your own for that special someone using the easy-peasy how-to by&n
    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
  • 8 For The Outdoorsy, Plant-Loving Pal
    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
    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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