Do-It-Yourself Christmas Gifts for Your Family

Centric Federal Credit Union

By Melanie Moffett, Centric Federal Credit Union November 25, 2020

With Christmas just around the corner, shopping lists are getting longer and the time we have to shop is getting shorter! Gather the little ones for a night of crafting, and knock out a few names off your list this year. 

By working together with your family this Christmas, you’ll create memories for years to come, plus most likely save a little cash! Homemade gifts are always a favorite and can be a great start for any future entrepreneur! Here are a few ideas to get you started this holiday season:

• Shrinky Dink Key Chains or Charms – Handprints, artwork, monograms, hand-written notes… the sky's the limit. A favorite I have is tiny versions of my girls' handprints on a keychain that we made years ago!

• Photo Holders or Decorated Picture Frames – Pictures of you are grandma's favorite! Add a cute hand-painted frame or a photo holder that you’ve made with special trinkets and you’re all set. Your little ones will love adding their own special twist to each one!

• Bath Bombs, Soaps, and Body Scrubs – Chances are, the ladies in your life love bath products. Receiving something homemade makes them so much better! From specially crafted soaps to beautifully-scented bath bombs, these are always a hot item and are so easy to make yourself. Kids LOVE the science involved in these creations, too!

• Decorative Coasters and Mugs – Let their inner-Picasso run wild! The artistic possibilities are endless with ceramic goodies like coasters and mugs. Take their art to another level with a keepsake that will last a lifetime!

Ready to get started? Click here to visit MyCentric on Pinterest for step-by-step guides to these great projects and more.

Centric Federal Credit Union is based out of West Monroe, with five locations throughout the Twin Cities, as well as Ruston. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Ouachita or Lincoln Parishes. At Centric, you’ll not only live better, but you can ensure you’ll bank better, too. With Rewards-based checking and savings accounts, personal loans, credit cards, business services and so much more, Centric strives to provide the best, most consistent service and solutions to everyone who walks through our doors to help them live their best life. Learn more at or follow us on social media @MyCentric for Weekly Financial Tips and more!