DIY birthday gifts for adults are a beautiful way to make a birthday extra special. Here are over 30 of my favorite ideas that are sure to inspire you to craft your next gift.
Celebrating an adult friend or family member’s birthday is always fun, and I’m a firm believer in the magic of do-it-yourself (DIY) birthday gifts. That is why I’ve selected my favorite unique and heartfelt DIY gift ideas for adults.
These are inspired by the creativity of crafting and make for unforgettable presents that can bring smiles and treasured memories.
Before we dive into the ideas, here’s a bit of interesting trivia for you to keep in mind when deciding on a gift: A recent study revealed that in America, the top three unwanted gifts are plants, beauty products, and liquor.
Whereas, electronics/tech and household items seemed to be the best bet when purchasing a gift since they were lowest on the list of least favorite gifts.
I believe the best gift is a thoughtful one, and that’s precisely what DIY birthday gifts represent. Whether your recipient is a sports lover, foodie, fashionista, or home decor enthusiast, the ideas I’ve collected include a range of tastes and interests.
So, let’s get inspired to craft the perfect birthday gift for the special adults in your life! Scroll down and check out my list…
DIY Birthday Gifts for Adults
DIY birthday gifts for adults can make a birthday extra special. Here are my favorite ideas to inspire you to craft your next gift.
Use Mod Podge, paint, and vintage map scrapbook paper to make this unique decoupage letter for home decor. It's easy to create your own! You could personalize the map, and choose a monogram letter for the gift receiver.
Everyone loves terrazzo these days! It's such a trendy pattern. Rebecca shows you how to use white clay as well as some additional colors to cover a small glass votive holder. You could DIY this as part of a gift basket along with other DIY candle holders.
This cookie mix in a jar gift idea is a step up from the usual chocolate chip ones you may have seen—it has lavender and chocolate chunks! There are printable recipe cards on this site to attach to your gift.
Need a birthday gift for someone who is active on Instagram? Find out how easy it is to make a DIY photo transfer pillow with Mod Podge photo transfer medium! I made this DIY photo pillow with my Instagrams.