6 DIY Gifts People Actually Want

All I want for Christmas is...anything but another tube of hand sanitizer.
by Frances Beltran   |  Dec 14, 2015
ART Trixie Ison PHOTO Majoy Siason
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Unless the people you love are all hoarders, nobody really wants candles, ballpens, or hand sanitizers. It's impersonal and uncreative, and those are the last things any Candy Girl should be this Christmas season. So grab those art supplies, because tonight, you're turning your bedroom into Manila's very own Santa's workshop.

 1  For your techie friend

If you hear the clicking of keys on her laptop more than you hear her voice, it may seem a tad bit difficult to decipher what this tanning-via-computer-light friend has on her wishlist, but worry not, because nothing says "I love you despite your anti-socialness" than a good old gadget pouch to store her portable life source in when she's moving around from one free WiFi hotspot to another.

 2  For your artsy friend

Paint the picture of the perfect gift giver and make your friend some simpler-than-it-looks canvas art. You may not be Van Gogh, but you'll definitely be lighting up her face like a starry night once you hand her this heartfelt and homemade masterpiece.

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 3  For the heavy sleeper

In a world full of busy schedules and endless study hours, sometimes all anyone ever really wants is 5 seconds of peace and quiet where they can crash without worrying about the consequences. This Christmas break, let them take their much-awaited naps to a whole new level with these cute and totally customizable pillows.

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 4  For the fashionista

Who doesn't love receiving clothes for Christmas? With these chic DIY tank tops, you combine both style and sensiblity without skimping on the fashion or functionability.

 5  For the fitness buff

You can't go wrong with a personalized cap. You just can't.

 6  For the busy friend

The morning rush is a battle that every busy bee finds him or herself standing against. Get them the armor they need to handle all their weapons of mass creation to withstand the concrete jungle chaos.  

Which gift will you be making? Share your thoughts and comments with us below or tweet us at @candymagdotcom.

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Frances Beltran
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Frances is a 15-year-old student from Saint Pedro College. If she's not writing stories, DIY-ing crafts and accessories, styling both herself and friends, binge watching TV shows, acting or singing on a stage, then you'll probably find her obsessing over her meticulously assembled Instagram captions or attempting to achieve the perfect flat lay.
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