These Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Don't Look DIY at All

When it comes to gift giving, sometimes the most thoughtful gifts are the ones we make ourselves. Putting forth effort into a homemade Christmas gift not only shows the recipient how much you value them, but it can also be pretty affordable, especially if you're faced with a lot of people to shop for and not a lot of money to do it with.

I know what you're thinking: painted pasta necklaces, makeshift scrapbooks and other Art Attack–inspired crafts gone wrong. To be completely honest, I've always thought of DIY gifts as a bit naff—but having trawled Pinterest recently, I've found that there's actually plenty of inspiration out there for gifts that are easy to re-create and that look rather chic, too. Some even verge on that store-bought aesthetic.

From incredible crystal soaps to soothing face mists, keep scrolling to see five of the best homemade Christmas gifts you'll actually want to make.