best handmade gifts for christmas

If you’re looking for handmade gift ideas, this post has one hundred of them! Making gifts for your friends and family is sure to create priceless memories. Handmade gifts are always my favorite when it comes to the holidays. I like to give them, and I LOVE to receive them! If you’re looking for DIY handmade gift ideas this is definitely the place to be!

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best handmade gifts for christmas

100 Handmade Gift Tutorials

1. Bird’s Nest Necklace from Slap Dash Mom
2. Tile Coasters for $0.52 a Set from Slap Dash Mom
3. Snowflake Coasters from Just a Girl Blog
4. Pet ID Tags from Martha Stewart
5. Calendar Blocks from Lark & Lola
6. Book Purse from Country Living
7. Teacup Candles from Design Sponge
8. Braided Bead Necklace from ECab
9. Desktop Zen Garden from Curbly
10. Sea Shell Wind Chime from Hobbies on a Budget
11. Photo Album in a Pocket Watch from The Mother Huddle
12. Map Coasters from Martha Stewart
13. Magnet Bow Holder from The Mother Huddle
14. Geode Cocktail Ring from Dismount Creative
15. Lavender Hot/Cold Eye Mask from Always Expect Moore
16. Tie Dye Tights from Rookie Mag
17. Washer Statement Necklace from Dollar Store Crafts
18. DIY Hair Accessories from Slap Dash Mom
19. Hand-Stamped Key Chains from Girl in Air
20. Book Cover Head Band from Kibbles N Knits
21. Peppermint Foot Scrub and Other DIYs from Oopsey Daisy
22. Electronic Book Plates from Design Sponge
23. Drawstring Backpack from Always Expect Moore
24. Dinosaur Play Mat from Craft Zine
25. Moby Wrap from Schamelot Parenting
26. Geek Out! Comic Book Coasters from Mod Podge Rocks
27. Baby/Toddler Kimono from Habitual
28. Mohawk Beanies from This Mama Makes Stuff
29. Monogram Mugs from Design Mom
30. Customized Clock from Rosy Red Buttons
31. Bath Salts in a Jar from Smart Spending Spot
32. Felted Soap from Rhythm of the Home
33. Hand-Stamped Gift Ideas from Girl in Air
34. Customized iPhone Case from Radical Possibility
35. Formal Necklace from Bow-Dabra Blog
36. Personalized Fabric Seatbelt Cover from Abernathy Crafts
37. Personalized Photo Dolls from Angry Chicken
38. Secret Hollow Book from How 2 Do Stuff
39. Freezer Paper Stencil Shirts from This Mama Makes Stuff
40. Pleated Apron With Built-In Hot Pads from The Mother Huddle
41. Recipe Booklet from Martha Stewart
42. Fabric Alphabet Magnets from Modern Quilt Love
43. Mini Chef Hat and Apron from Making It Fun
44. Cloth Book for Babies from Wild Olive
45. Vintage Suitcase Table from Slap Dash Mom {Me!}
46. Glass Jar Photo Frames from Rikki Hibbert
47. No-Sew Blanket from Life As Leels
48. Rice Bag Foot Warmer from Vanessa Christenson
49. Fabric Envelope Wallet from Maya Made
50. Fabric Tray from Noodlehead
51. Utensil Key Rack from Design Sponge
52. Custom Lift-the-Flap Book for Toddlers from Instructables
53. T-Shirt Pillow from Ruffles and Stuff
54. Tuxedo Hairbows from Abernathy Crafts
55. Oil Bottle {From Wine Bottle} from Instructables
56. Brown Sugar Scrub from Tailor Made Momma via Slap Dash Mom
57. Baby’s First Ornament from Hobbies on a Budget
58. Upcycled Egg Holder from What I Made
59. T-Shirt Bag from Martha Stewart
60. Van Gogh Wine Bottle from Crafty Nest
61. Rustic Pencil Holder from Strawberry Chic
62. Seed Bombs from Every Nothing Wonderful
63. Upcycled Handlebar Bag from Givers Log
64. Rockin’ Baby Gown Tutorial from This Mama Makes Stuff
65. Nail Polish Necklace from Radical Possibility
66. Compact Coloring Case from Abernathy Crafts
67. Bath Bombs from Instructables
68. Mini Art Easel for Teachers from Skip to My Lou
69. Embroidery Floss Beads/Necklace from Lines Across
70. Time for Tea Soap from Cucumbersome
71. Seed Tape from Givers Log
72. Anthropologie Inspired Confetti Tumblers from Radical Possibility
73. Funky Apothecary Jar from Dream a Little Bigger
74. Fabric Scrap Dog Toy from Sew It Love It
75. Hooked Toothbrushes from Dollar Store Crafts


76. Chocolate Buck-Eyes from Sugar Bean Bakers
77. Cupcakes in a Jar from My Cakies
78. Chocolate Truffles from Big Fat Blog
79. Quick Bread in a Jar from Sunset
80. Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce from Martha Stewart
81. Sweet Hot Spiced Pecans from My Recipes
82. Cowgirl Cookie Gift Set from Bakerella
83. Holiday Cookie Mailing Tubes from Martha Stewart
84. Snowflake Crunch Popcorn from Sugar Bean Bakers
85. Ice Cream Gift Set from Nichole Heady
86. Rosemary Limoncello from My Recipes
87. Spice Rubs from Kojo Designs
88. Peppermint Bark from the Joy of Baking
89. Classic Cocoa in a Jar from My Recipes

90. Rum Balls from The Handicapped Kitchen
91. Jolly Rancher Lollipops from Art Can’t Hurt
92. Gingerbread Caramel Cones from Martha Stewart
93. Salted Caramels from The Kitchn
94. Easy Oreo Truffles from Kraft
95. Homemade Chocolates {including ganache} from Etsy
96. Cookie Dough Bites from Sugar Bean Bakers
97. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with Mint Sugar from The Kitchn
98. S’Mores in a Jar {and more} from Squawk Fox
99. Gourmet Vinegars from EHow
100. Peppermint Patties from The Kitchn

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Need more inspiration? Try these:

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials from Everything Etsy
137 Inexpensive Handmade Holiday Gifts from Crafty Nest
30 Handmade Holiday Gifts from Sew Mama Sew
100 DIY Gifts from Online Classes
16 Gifts in a Jar from Tidy Mom

Handmade Gift Tutorials


  1. Thanks for linking to my blog and my ideas! Love the list!!!
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  2. Thank you so much for featuring us at #35! You rock and we just gave you a shout out on our Facebook page! Feel free to stop in and list this in our Crafty Showcase.

    Susie at Bowdabra
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  3. annamaul93 at Reply

    The E-Book template is *SQUEE!* a great idea. I’ll be making a few of these items and passing some of these along to friends too :)

  4. Thanks so much for this! I pinned it to my Pinterest tonight!
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  5. Pitra Hallman at Reply

    I’m sorry, those atrocious ‘book-purses’ made me shudder. Why disfigure a book like that???

    • SlapDashMom at Reply

      I pick up books from the goodwill that have pages missing, are torn, etc and use those. :)

      • Patsy Behrendt at Reply

        Personally, I love the book purse. As for disfiguring a book, some of the junk that is published these days should be disfigured and a purse would be the only good thing that ever came out of the book!! I intend to make one as soon as I can get a set of handles. I love it!!! Thanks so much for posting this!

  6. Thank you so much for the feature! Much appreciated. What a great list!
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  7. great list!!!
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  8. Cindi Decker at Reply

    I pinned this today. Love the book purse – I better get busy!

  9. rubyswan at Reply


  10. This is so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing these! Can’t wait to get started making things!!!

  11. Wow! Thank you for sharing all of these handmade crafts. I will have to bookmark it and come back for more.
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  12. Stephanie at Reply

    I love this list! I’m going to make the personalized pet tags for my furry babies!

  13. Thanks for linking Olive and Love as your #2! You Rock!

  14. Michelle Bowers at Reply

    Love this! I prefer to give handmade gifts.. It makes the gift more personal!

  15. Brandy at Reply

    I have read this post several times. I love it!!

  16. I love to do homemade gifts for people so these are really great ideas

  17. Top 100s are always awesome Sadie :) Really liked the post.

    Good luck :)
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  18. Best gift ideas i found for my Christmas. Really liked the collection
    Thank you
    Merry Christmas
    Amar Ilindra recently posted..Homemade Christmas gift ideas for loved onesMy Profile

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