Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
UPDATE: This post was originally published on December 4, 2013.
Is it just us, or has the whole gift-giving thing gotten out of control? Not only have there been commercials encouraging us to shop since September, it seems as though the list of people to buy for is starting to rival Santa's (cha-ching!). While going into debt is no way to start the New Year, you don't have to turn into a complete Scrooge either.
So, to help you out, Kelly Ryan O'Brien and Jill Badlotto of Chicago Blogger Network introduced us to eight crafty bloggers who graciously shared their favorite DIY gift ideas. Presents made with love and a glue gun? Talk about holiday fun!