This time of year should be about mince pies, tacky decorations and roast meat, not stressing out because you haven’t found the time to start your Christmas shopping.

Here at Glide, we strive to make life simple all year round. If you’re on a budget this Christmas or you’re struggling for gift ideas, check out the list below for some of the internet’s best homemade Christmas presents which won’t break the bank.

1.Personalised wooden clothes hangers

From that white tuxedo you bravely wore to a wedding three years ago, to the never-worn electric pink cocktail dress you inherited from your older sister, everyone has clothes which need hanging up. This simple but extremely effective idea by Driven By Décor takes an inexpensive pack of hangers and some simple rub on letters to create a personalised gift which should brighten up even the most colourful wardrobe.

Full instructions here: http://www.drivenbydecor.com/2012/11/diy-personalized-wood-hangers.html

Personalised wooden clothes hangers

2. Chilli-vodka

What could be simpler? Take a bottle of vodka, some chillies, give it 5 hours and you’ve got yourself a party-starting homemade Christmas gift. It really is that simple but for full instructions check out: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/69600/chilli-vodka


3. Homemade brown sugar body scrub

This recipe for homemade vanilla brown sugar body scrub from http://www.bystephanielynn.com is the perfect last-minute gift to rustle up for your mum, girlfriend or even the skinconscious man in your life.

Full recipe here: http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/05/my-favorite-vanilla-brown-sugar-body-scrub-for-mom.html

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

4. Do-it-yourself Kindle cover

If you fancy yourself a dab hand with a needle and thread check out these simple instructions from Happy in the in Between to create a beautiful hand-sewn gift for that special person in your life that might currently be walking around with an e-reader in need of clothing.

Instructions here: http://happyintheinbetween.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/diy-kindle-cover.html

Kindle Cover

5. Really easy-to-make coffee (or tea) cosy

And finally, this one doesn’t even require any knitting and everyone needs something cosy in their life. Designed by the clever folk at www.houseonhillroad.com this easy-to-make cup hugging cosy is the perfect gift for anyone that enjoys a hot beverage.

Full PDF instructions here: http://www.houseonhillroad.com/coffeecozy.pdf

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