14 Ideas for Personalized DIY Gifts For All Occasions

Personalized DIY gifts are always well appreciated and well received. These handmade gifts are truly unique for they are made entirely with the receiver in mind.

The Christmas season is fast approaching. It is about time you finish your Christmas list. What better way to make your loved ones feel special than by giving them handmade Christmas gifts?

There is nothing wrong with buying off-the-rack gifts. However, DIY gift ideas are more special and meaningful. For the perfect DIY gift, TeckWrap Craft is here to help you. You can easily make DIY gifts for your family by personalizing them with vinyl. If you are a  beginner, here are some handmade gift ideas.

Handmade Gifts For Special Occasions

DIY gift ideas are a hit because they are inexpensive and very personal. Not only are these DIY gifts inexpensive, they also look amazing because you make them. If you are having a hard time thinking of the perfect gift to give a family member, here are some DIY gift ideas that are perfect to give on any special occasion.

Wonderful Personalized Gift Ideas

  1. Personalized Mug

Glitter Brush Adhesive Vinyl on a mug

Glitter Brush Adhesive Vinyl

Any family member who loves coffee or hot chocolate would be thrilled to receive a personalized mug from you. This gift idea is a classic and is still very much appreciated by anyone who gets to receive it. TeckWrap Craft has a lot of interesting vinyl patterns that you can use.

If you are looking for a marble effect to decorate your mug, TeckWrap Craft has glitter brush adhesive vinyl. This vinyl is highly durable, waterproof, and weather resistant. Not only is this vinyl perfect for mugs, but it can also be used on bags, glasses, jars, tumblers, and bottles.

Glitter Brush Adhesive Vinyl in Fluid Art

Glitter Brush Adhesive Vinyl in Fluid Art

  1. DIY iPad Case

iPad Vinyl Decal

iPad Decal

A DIY gift that is a fun idea to give to someone who constantly uses their iPad is a DIY iPad case similar to the sample above. You can make it an extra sweet gift by adding the name of the iPad’s owner using vinyl. You can try TeckWrap Craft’s holographic starlight adhesive vinyl for this DIY gift.

Holographic Starlight Adhesive Craft Vinyl in Rose Gold

Holographic Starlight Adhesive Craft Vinyl in Rose Gold

  1. DIY Magnets

Another great gift idea to give to your loved ones and best friends is a DIY magnet. Magnets, especially refrigerator magnets are very useful and a perfect way to hold important notes for the family. Blank magnets are available for sale in most craft stores.

DIY Magnets glow in the dark vinyl

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Magnets Teckwrap's Instagram

Like the sample image above, you can make a decal with your friend’s name on it. To make it a fantastic gift idea, you can use TeckWrap Craft’s glow-in-the-dark vinyl. Your friend can easily spot the fridge once the magnet glows.


Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl in Yellow

Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl in Yellow

  1. Cutting Board

If you are searching for thoughtful gifts to give to your loved ones, you may want to give them a personalized cutting board. A cutting board is a must-have in any kitchen which makes this an excellent gift idea.


personalized cutting board
Vinyl Decal on Wood


You can place vinyl on a wooden surface. You may want to make a cutting board decal with a season's commermorative theme and the name of the person you are giving it to. It will look so good it can also be hung on a wall as a decor! You can purchase TeckWrap Craft’s adhesive vinyl starter pack to get all the amazing colors.

001 vinyl sheets

Teckwrap Craft's 001 Series Pastel Color Adhesive Vinyl

  1. Personalized Photo Pillow

Family is the most important thing to have in one’s life. Everyone keeps tokens of their families through photos. Thus, another excellent gift to give is a personalized photo pillow. A pillow is soft and huggable, a perfect material to print your family’s photo on.

TeckWrap Craft doesn’t only offer vinyl, it also offers quality sublimation paper for your sublimation printing needs. If you are interested in learning how to do sublimation printing, you may want to check this article.

Sublimation Paper


  1. Kitchen Apron and Gloves

You may want to give a kitchen apron to a friend who loves to cook. This is a creative and personalized gift that will surely be appreciated. You can make a vinyl decal similar to the image below. 


personalized apron
Masterchef logo credit: Wikimedia


You may want to add oven gloves to your gift. The sample image below shows a personalized kitchen glove with the caption ``I bake my goodies at 420”. You can also be creative and make your own caption such as Baking is H-O-T!

For this project, you may want to try TeckWrap Craft’s PU heat transfer vinyl. The PU heat transfer vinyl comes in 27 amazing colors, both standard colors and neon colors. This vinyl is waterproof and ideal to be used on fabrics.


Personalized Mittens


PU Heat Transfer Vinyl in Neon Rose Pink


  1. Wine Bag

Any occasion will not be special without good wine. Wine is also a great choice to give during birthdays, graduations, holidays, and other special occasions. What better way to make your wine bottle extra unique and special, than by placing it inside a personalized wine bag?

Like the sample image below, you can use TeckWrap Craft's holographic heat transfer vinyl. The holographic vinyl gives a sophisticated look to your wine bag. This vinyl is available in 20 fun colors that are ideal for fabrics.


Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl
  1. Laptop Bag

Another thoughtful gift to give is a laptop bag. Most laptop bags are simple and single-toned colors. A family member or a friend would definitely be in for a treat if you give them a personalized laptop bag. You can make the laptop bag extra special by adding vinyl to it.



Like the sample decal above, you can use TeckWrap Craft’s chameleon heat transfer vinyl, shown below. The laptop bag would certainly look stylish with the chameleon heat transfer vinyl. You can make a slogan decal similar to the sample above or you can make your own slogan like Magic Happens Here.


Chameleon Heat Transfer Vinyl in Gold Charm Purple


Chameleon Heat Transfer Vinyl in Gold Charm Purple

  1. DIY Tea Towels

Any type of gift that is useful is considered the best gift idea! A DIY tea towel is a gift worth giving for you can freely decorate it with heat transfer vinyl and not to mention, it is also easy to pack. Like the sample below, you can personalize the tea towel with the name of the person you are giving it to. Or, you may create holiday-themed decals.



DIY personalized tea towels

Screenshot Image by @mrscraftyaf from TeckWrap Craft Instagram Page 

It would look cute and interesting if you use TeckWrap Craft’s puff heat transfer vinyl. A puff HTV gives your towel a 3D look that is nice to touch. There are 10 fun colors you can choose from to beautify your tea towels.

Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl in Red

Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl in Red

Handmade Gift Ideas

If you want to make personal and handmade gifts, here are some handmade gift ideas:

  1. Jewelry Holder

Jewelry is precious and must be kept in proper storage or holders. A handmade and personalized jewelry holder gift is perfect to give to a friend or your parents. In making a jewelry holder, it is best to use glass. With a glass holder, the receiver can easily spot the jewelry they are looking for contrary to using a jewelry box.

You can customize the jewelry holder by applying vinyl. Yes, vinyl can be applied to glass! For your jewelry holder, you may want to use TeckWrap Craft’s glossy pearlescent metallic heat transfer vinyl. This type of vinyl looks very elegant, perfect for a jewelry holder decal. You may want to read about how you can maintain vinyl on glass and minimize the vinyl from peeling off glass.

Glossy Pearlescent Metallic Heat Transfer Vinyl in Cyan Blue


Glossy Pearlescent Metallic Heat Transfer Vinyl in Cyan Blue

  1. Bath Bombs

You can gift your friends or parents the best pampering gift they can ever receive, an extra special bath bomb! You too can enjoy bath bombs as well. Here are the ingredients and steps in making a bath bomb. This recipe is super easy and it can produce 3 medium-sized bath bombs or 8 small bath bombs.

The ingredients are:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup dry milk
  • A handful of dried flower petals (cut into small pieces)
  • 3 tablespoon Epsom salt
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3-4 teaspoons almond oil
  • 15-20 drops of rose oil


  1. Mix baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom salt, citric acid, milk powder, and flower petals.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix rose oil, water, and almond oil
  3. Mix both mixtures together
  4. You can test the mixture by getting a generous amount. Try forming it into a ball if the mixture stays in place. If the mixture crumbles down, it is too dry. If the mixture is dry, spray the mixture with water once or twice until it can hold its form.
  5. You may use a plastic or silicone mold. Make sure you press the mixture firmly on the mold to make the bath bomb compact.
  6. Leave the bath bombs in the mold overnight. Dry them on a towel for a couple of hours before you wrap them up.
  7. For more detailed information, you may check out this tutorial video on how to make bath bombs.

You are done making your bath bombs. So, how can you package it as a gift to friends? You may purchase carton boxes from a nearby craft store. You can stick a name decal on the front of the box along with a cute ribbon.

personalized DIY gift packaging

Screenshot Image by @scslettering from TeckWrap Craft Instagram Page

The mirror chrome adhesive vinyl is an excellent choice to use for name decals. TeckWrap Craft offers you 10 different colors of mirror chrome vinyl that you can choose from to personalize your super cute gift.

Mirror Chrome Adhesive Vinyl in Rose Gold

Mirror Chrome Adhesive Vinyl in Rose Gold

Creative Gift Ideas

Here are some creative ideas to give for special occasions.

  1. Family Recipes

Cookies are a great gift to give to a family whether it is someone’s graduation, birthday, holidays, or any other special occasion. Everyone loves a good treat to snack on so cookies are simply perfect. Making cookies is also a fun experience that you can do with little kids.

You may store your freshly baked cookies in a cookie jar which you can decorate with vinyl. Christmas-themed vinyl sheets are available at the TeckWrap Craft website. You can have unlimited decal designs to play around with. Your cookie jar looks special if you add a Happy Holidays vinyl decal.

Christmas Sheets Pack


Christmas Sheets Pack

  1. Mason Jar

If your mom has a list of favorite gifts, a mason jar would be on it. There are several ways you can utilize a mason jar. A mason jar is so versatile that it can be used as a drinking container, a vase, or a snow globe. Whatever way you use a mason jar, it definitely is an amazing Christmas gift to give to mom.


personalized mason jar DIY

Screenshot Image from TeckWrap Craft Instagram Page

If you don’t like using animal prints on your drinking mason jar like the sample above, you may want to try TeckWrap Craft’s glitter polka dots vinyl instead. This vinyl has a textured finish and looks very attractive. You can make a name decal similar to the sample above. You can use your mother’s name or just say “Mom”.

Glitter Polka Dots Vinyl in Champagne Gold

Glitter Polka Dots Vinyl in Champagne Gold

If a loved one loves having fresh flowers in their home, a mason jar as a vase is another amazing Christmas gift to give. Like the sample below, you can decorate the vase with adhesive vinyl. You can create floral decals or mixed Christmas ornaments decals. This crafts project looks awesome when you use TeckWrap Craft’s pastel color adhesive vinyl.

Vinyl Decal
Screenshot Image by @vinyldecalschool from TeckWrap Craft Instagram Page


Pastel Color Adhesive Vinyl 001 Series Sheets Pack


You can transform mason jars into the best holiday gift by making them snow globes. You may buy small Christmas ornaments that can fit inside the mason jar. Glue the ornament on the inside of the mason jar’s lid. You can also purchase crumbs of styrofoam or glitter that you can shake inside the mason jar.

Adding a vinyl decal can make the mason jar snow globe extra special. You can make a Merry Christmas decal using TeckWrap Craft’s textured metallic adhesive vinyl. This vinyl looks so professional that kids who may receive this kind of gift would treasure it!

Textured Metallic Adhesive Vinyl in Gold

Textured Metallic Adhesive Vinyl in Gold

  1. Customized Handbag

Another excellent gift idea you can give your friends is a customized handbag. The sample below uses TeckWrap Craft’s burst shimmer adhesive vinyl. You can make a bag decal with your friend's name which is certainly a great idea.


Bag Decal Using Burst Shimmer Vinyl



Burst Shimmer Adhesive Vinyl in Christmas Green

Burst Shimmer Adhesive Vinyl in Christmas Green

The Best Gift Ideas Are Personalized

Whatever the occasion may be - birthdays or holidays, the best gifts are the ones that are personally made. When it's the gift-giving season, you may have the tendency to go overboard with your budget. Thus, the great thing with personalized and handmade DIY gifts, you can make quality gifts at a lesser cost.

For more vinyl project inspirations and tons of great ideas, you can check out TeckWrap Craft’s Instagram account. If you have suggesting ideas for great gifts to give on several occasions, post your ideas and projects on TeckWrap Craft’s Facebook Page.

Happy crafting and happy gifting!


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