25 Creative and Fun Vintage Gift Ideas {Gift Guide}

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It’s no secret that my family and I love vintage things. Many times when people visit, certain items in our home spark conversations, one of the many things I personally love about antiques. Vintage items have a story to tell, and they lead to so many interesting conversations. Couple my love for all things old school with the holidays, and you’ve got yourself a holiday gift guide like no other, full of vintage gift ideas.Upcycle vintage items into meaningful and creative gifts with a gift guide that includes 25 vintage gift ideas that won't break the bank. Vintage, old school, antique items have a story to tell. Finding unique vintage gifts you can upcycle and make into DIY gifts makes for very meaningful Christmas presents.

Finding unique vintage gifts is definitely something I love to do. There’s nothing like a set of unique vintage records for an elephant gift exchange. One year my family and I bought nothing but vintage gifts for each other, and our kids loved it. Finding old items, sometimes familiar items from childhood, is like an adventure in and of itself.

Not only are the following vintage gift ideas for the old soul… They’re also for the DIY soul. That’s right, I’m talking vintage DIY. It’s the best of both worlds, friends. You’re sure to find a gift you can’t wait to make and give. Let’s go exploring, shall we?

25 DIY Vintage Gift Ideas

1. Vintage suitcases are all the rage right now. Add photos and you’ve got the makings of a very meaningful gift with this Vintage Photo DIY Suitcase from Mod Podge Rocks.

2. Turn a vintage image into beautiful Floating Frameless Vintage Patent Art with The Gathered Home.

3. Take a vintage book and transform it into the most unique and memorable DIY Gift Box with this tutorial from Make & Do Crew.

4. Use Mod Podge to make a set of Vintage French Map Coasters with Hello Little Home.

5. Dawn Nicole Designs shares a gift idea for the music lover in your life, a Hand Lettered Vintage Sheet Music Quote.

6. Take vintage tags and turn them into beautiful Vintage Wall Art with Today’s Creative Life.

7. For the gardener in your life, create a Vintage Tractor Seat Bucket with this super simple tutorial from Adventures of Mel.

8. Maps make beautiful home decor, and what better gift than this DIY Vintage Map Hanger from Chic California? Love it!

9. Got old jars and bottles? Mod Podge Rocks has the craftiest idea for Bottles with Vintage Labels.

10. PinkWhen shares how to sew up a Floral Vintage Style Apron. So pretty!

11. Transform a Vintage Project Cart into a Craft Cart with this painting tutorial from Average But Inspired.

12. Upcycle Cake Tins into Light Fixtures with another DIY project from Adventures of Mel.

13. Jessica from Mad in Crafts turned her great-grandmother’s knitting needles into a one-of-a-kind project, a Vintage Knitting Needle Starburst Clock.

14. Cherished Bliss shares how to make the most precious Vintage Inspired Baby Headband.

15. House of Hawthornes shares how to make a Vintage Snack Set Bird Feeder. Thrift store, here I come!

16. Learn How to Turn Vintage Windows into Picture Frames with Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.

17. Turn a Vintage Camera into a Lamp with Lovely Etc.

18. Learn how to Transfer a Vintage Image onto a Pillow with Mod Podge Rocks.

19. Vintage Pictures in Mason Jars make beautiful, meaningful gifts, thanks to Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.

20. Grillo Designs shares how to make amazing Suitcase Shelves.

21. Make Vintage Inspired Covered Matchboxes with Live Laugh Rowe.

22. Vintage rolling pins make the most authentic DIY Bookends, perfect for a section of cookbooks, per Mod Podge Rocks.

23. Kenarry turned a garage sale find into an Easy Upcycled Driftwood Serving Tray.

24. Know a young person who’s recently moved out on their own? Create a very special Sewing Kit Gift Box with this idea from Homework.

25. Know someone who’s really into gardening? Satori Design for Living shares how to turn vintage tool boxes into gorgeous planters!

And there you have it. 25 gift ideas that won’t break the bank, are creative and vintage, and they’re meaningful, as well.

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Happy gift giving, friends!

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