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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at TCNJ chapter.

The season of giving is upon us, collegiettes! As the fall semester winds down, we know it can be hard to focus on getting holiday gifts for all your friends and family, but before you know it, you’ll be gathered around the tree exchanging gifts with loved ones, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose.

If you, like most collegiettes, are experiencing a tight wallet this holiday season, it might be a good idea to consider some DIY gifts for your friends and family. Not only do handmade gifts hold a sentimental value, but doing a crafty project can be a great way to relieve some of that end of the semester stress.

One of my favorite things about handmade gifts is that you really get into the holiday spirit while making them. So go ahead collegiettes, turn on your favorite winter album (I can just hear Michael Buble’s velvety voice serenading me with merry melodies…) and start making one of these easy DIY holiday gifts!

These Anthropologie-inspired snow globes are super easy and undeniably charming. All the supplies can be found at your local craft store. Check out the tutorial here!

I can’t deny that spoon rings are adorable, but if you’re looking to give something a little more unique this holiday season, try these DIY button rings. This simple project will turn all those mismatched buttons you’ve acquired over the years into eclectic jewelry for almost nothing. Check out the tutorial here.

Giving an ornament for Christmas is not the most original gift, but an ornament made out of acorns? That’s a gift that will be remembered for many Christmases to come. Take a look at this tutorial to make one of these sparkling acorn ornaments.

This DIY gift captures the essence of the holiday season. Make your own peppermint lip gloss, and give your friends a homemade remedy for dry winter lips that will give them a taste of Christmas long after the holidays have passed.

If crafts and DIY projects really aren’t your thing, you can still add a handmade touch to you holiday gifts this year. Check out this tutorial, complete with a printable template, for handmade gift card holders to personalize any gift cards you might be giving out this year.

For more gift ideas and holiday cheer, follow us on Pinterest! Happy crafting and happy holidays collegiettes!