Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 10 DIY Gifts to Show Them You Don’t Care

It’s that time of year when holiday gift guides abound. And the internet is brimming with ideas for thoughtful gifts that fit every budget. But those gift guides all assume that you LIKE the person you’re shopping for. But what if you’re feeling a little… iffy? Let’s say you’re shopping for your spouse and maybe, just maybe, your marriage is on the rocks. What then? Well, for starters, you’re definitely going to want to go the DIY route. Homemade gifts are the best way to tell someone that you’re not really sure how you feel about them. So, we bring you the EGD Holiday Gift Guide 2012. Here are 10 DIY gifts that show how much you don’t really care. (These are real things we really found on the internet, btw.)


1. Recycled T-Shirt Pom Poms

Can you believe that these don’t even require you to sew? And think of all the uses!



2. DIY Mug

Do you have a sharpie? Do you also have a mug? Perfect.


3. Homemade Gift Basket

Here are some noodles and some store brand Italian seasoning. I’ll be gone soon, but I don’t want you to starve. Hopefully you can figure out how to cook pasta and put Ragu on it.


4. Duct Tape Roses

Okay, this is really more of a Valentine’s gift, but it can still work. The important thing is that they’re roses and that they’re made of duct tape.

5. Fringe Scarf

You might not like the scarf, but at least I ruined a t-shirt to make it. I even cut out the pit stains. For you.


6. Pencil Holder

Those  pencils aren’t going to hold themselves! Also, don’t forget the final step (add the pencils to the container) or it might look like you’re just giving them a stupid empty jar!


7. Soda Can Coasters

I have turned actual trash into something you’ll never use. Merry Christmas.


8. Exfoliating Foot Soap

NOTHING says ‘loveless marriage’ like homemade foot soap.


9. Wine Cork Pen

I jammed a pen through some corks. Happy? P.S. You’re the reason I drink.


10. The Gift of a Blog

A truly horrible gift for someone you hate.


Happy Holidays!


You know it’s true because Sharpie markers are PERMANENT.

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