I’m so excited to share these Handmade gift ideas today.. these are all DIY/handmade projects AND are things people will love to receive!
Handmade Gift Ideas-
Did you know you can make your own gifts and it doesn’t have to be stressful? Growing up my mom was so good about giving us little crafts to make as gifts for family. I love that our family Christmas gift exchange is still (mostly) all handmade, which is so thoughtful and sweet. It doesn’t have to be extravagant and I’m going to give you some ideas today that will make handmade gift giving possible. Here’s a quick tip if you are making something – mass produce it so all your aunts get the same gift, Uncles get another, etc. That way, it’s still handmade, but you aren’t stressing yourself out by making a million different items. There are so many GREAT ideas out there. Are you ready to see? – YOU GOT THIS!
Cute Handmade Christmas Gifts-
Ok, first up… sometimes you just need to give a gift card or buy a gift but you still really want to make something handmade. I love thee fabric gift tags for this very purpose!! Add a handmade touch to any gift, even if you buy it!!
How cute are these Christmas tea towels? These are simple and would be so cute to have on hand for a Christmas party, or to give. You can’t have too many kitchen towels!
This Kitchen apron is perfect for the little you have in your life who loves to help you in the kitchen! Now they can be “just like mommy”.
Create beautiful boutique-style layered bows with this free template. Use them as hair bows, to decorate Christmas presents, tree ornaments or on Holiday cards. The possibilities are endless!
Whip up a pretty and personalized necklace! You can make these washer necklaces in all colors and sizes. So darn fun! Who doesn’t love handmade jewelry?
An easy tutorial for DIY farmhouse coasts using silhouette. This inexpensive DIY looks great and can be done in almost no time at all!
Kids love these simple wallets. Use this tutorial to sew some up in any color or fabric.
There are a few people on my holiday shopping list that I think would love these leather keychains and then, of course, I’ll be keeping some for myself too….That is the best part about making DIY Christmas gifts right?! Treating yourself to some extras!!
Any weighted blanket lovers out there? I hear they are pretty awesome for kids (or anyone) who struggle to get to sleep. I’ll probably me making a few of these!
A year of towels is the perfect gift for just about woman in your life, or even men who enjoy the kitchen and cooking! It would make a great gift for grandmas, sisters, moms, teachers, aunts, co-workers, new brides and the list goes on and on!
Christmas neighbor gift idea – stovetop potpourri . We all need those gifts that are handmade and thoughtful, but can be given to anyone that you don’t really know super well.
Make an ipad or tablet cover with this fun sewing tutorial. Quilted covers look great and protect as well.
These make a perfect teacher Christmas gift because everyone can use a gift card so they can get what they want!
These Peppermint Sugar Scrub Cubes are perfectly portioned for 1 shower. They cleanse skin and make it silky smooth!
These herb garden plans are so easy, you can whip up a counter top herb garden in just minutes. Transform a few inexpensive clay pots and a cedar fence picket into a mini garden. This simple wood project is so easy you will want to make countertop herb gardens for everyone you know.
Make a fun hammock swing.. this gift can be hung inside or out for year round fun!
Insulated cup cozy is great idea for those you know who are coffee drinkers! they are also great for using up the scraps you have laying around.
Did you know you can take plain hoop earring and give them a completely different look with just a few supplies? These DIY wool thread wrapped hoop earrings would make an awesome gift!
These animal scarves are the perfect scarf for anyone on the go. No fancy knot tying skills required!!! If your kids are like mine, they can’t tie a scarf, or keep one on that is supposed to wrap around them.
Floor pillows are a huge hit for kids because you use them when you’re reading, playing board games, or watching movies. Sometimes they become parts of a fort, a cave, or a mountain too!
If you need a pretty gift, I’ve gotcha covered with these felt flower bookmarks.
Zippered Pouches make the best gifts!! You can also fill them with something else and use the pouch as the wrapping!
It is easy to make a whole stack of hoop art in an afternoon! Gifts for ALLLLLLLLL your sewing and crafty friends! check out this sewing machine hoop art tutorial!
This might be one of my favorite ideas that I’ve seen! this doll in a box idea is brilliant and so cute!
You will be able to carry nearly anything and everything in this large messenger bag. A messenger bag is one of the most useful (and popular) handmade gifts ideas, and a very versatile item to sew.
This sweet George the Puppy makes a most excellent plush for kiddos and grownups alike. The perfect day project to cutesy up those pillows on the bed, or add to a plush collection,
This project could be a great gift, whether for the holidays or for anytime, because you can personalize and customize and make it perfect for your recipient. Change the skin, the hair, the clothes, to whatever works for you! Bet you’ve got some kiddos who will LOVE this doll pattern and tutorial!
This is a quick and easy project—waxed canvas gift pouches. They are just the right size to wrap gift cards or jewelry. I recommend making 2 or 3 at a time. If you already have everything out, you’ll save a lot of time making them in batches.
The kitties slip right inside a child’s pocket as a little friend, and are super quick to make. They are the perfect size for little toddler hands to hold and carry.
The Earbud Case that is good for earbuds and everything else in your life. Use your scraps, dress them up with embroidery or HTV, and make them for everyone on your list!
Check out this tutorial for re-purposing an old board book into a chalkboard book. In just a few steps you can have a brand new gift that any kid will love!
This Starbucks Candle would be perfect to give as a stand alone gift, or even as a pairing with a Starbucks gift card.
you have to look at the adorable easy Christmas bookmark ideas that kids can make as gifts!
A microwave potato bag will lock the moisture inside and keep those potatoes from loosing their shape and make them extra moist!
ball and chain crochet pattern necklaces. Even beginners can make these!
So there you have it friends, my list of handmade gift ideas! Which are your favorite? Let me know which ones you decided to make, I’d love to hear and see pictures of your finished products. Merry handmade gifting Christmas!