DIY gift ideas if you're on a budget

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… inexpensive gifts such as baked goods and tea! If you love giving gifts but hate heavy spending, you're in luck. There are plenty of ways to show your loved ones how much you care without breaking the bank. Read on for gift ideas to help you save money - and still put a smile on your recipient's face. 

Photo Collage 

A picture is worth a thousand words, so what better way to show someone you care than with a photo collage? Gather your favourite pictures of you and your recipient together, print them out and get creative with how you arrange them. You can frame your collage or simply glue or tape it onto some cardstock. 

A Customised T-Shirt 

If you have friends or family members who always crack the best quips, get them a customised t-shirt with their favourite joke printed on it. You can design the shirt yourself or order it from a professional printing company. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit! 

Homemade Baked Goods 

If your significant other has a sweet tooth that you love to indulge, baked goods make for excellent (and delicious!) gifts - and don't cost much. Simply whip up a batch of their go-to cookies, cakes or other goodies and package them up nicely for your loved ones. 

A Handmade Candle 

Making your own candles is a relatively easy project that only requires a few supplies - and you can customise the candles to suit your loved one's tastes.  

For example, if they love the smell of lavender, you could add some lavender oil to the wax before pouring it into the mould. 

A Customised Mug 

Does your best friend love coffee almost as much as they love you? Show them how well you know them by gifting them a mug customised just for them. Purchase a plain white mug and paint it or order a custom mug online. Add a personal touch by filling it with some of their favourite teas or coffee beans before wrapping it up. 

If you need to make space at home to get going on all these DIY gifts, contact Len’s Self Storage. From storing gifts away from wandering eyes in one of our storage lockers to decluttering and making room for a crafty corner, visit our Personal Storage options to get *50% off your first eight weeks storing with us. 

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