The Easiest DIY Beauty Gifts


When you need a gift for the product hoarder in your life, a homemade beauty treat can be the perfect thing. They're fun (and often simple) to whip up, but what we really love is how personal it is to give something handmade, by you! We dug into our archives to round up three of our favorite DIY recipes that make great presents. You can customize each, make a big batch, add some festive packaging, and cross multiple people off your list. Don’t forget to make extra for yourself!

DIY Body Oils

Winter means extra dry, flaky skin. That means practically anyone would appreciate a natural homemade oil to help stay hydrated during the warmer months. Try one of these three recipes (coconut, rose, lavender), pour the mixture into a cute bottle, and tie on a fancy ribbon. 

Indie Lee’s DIY Vanilla Body Cream

Our own Indie Lee shares her recipe for the most luxurious body cream. Bonus: it's made from just four ingredients. In the tutorial, we used a simple lidded jar from Weck—highly recommended for gifting, especially with a custom holiday label.

DIY Crayon Lipsticks

After some experimenting, we perfected this concoction for DIY crayon lipstick. Try one of our seven must-have custom shades, or play around and make your own. Our favorite presentation idea? Scoop up some empty metal pans and a small Z•Palette and make a super-cute four-pack.

Are you making any beauty gifts this season?

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