106 Handmade Gift Ideas and DIYs for the Holidays (2022)
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What to do when you want to give a gift that no one else can give your special someone? Make it handmade of course! These 60 plus (and growing) handmade gift ideas are the perfect way to show someone that you care this holiday season. With all these handmade gift ideas and DIYs you’ll be able to make a little something for everyone on your list.
Do it yourself gift ideas? Yes I have over 60 of them ranging from dead simple to requiring a little more skill. Some are as easy as mixing a few ingredients together and printing up some free printables. Others require a higher skill level of sewing and crafting.
What are some of the best homemade gifts? As cheesy as it sounds the best homemade gifts come from the heart, and are made specifically for the person receiving it. Some of the best gifts are simple like a warm scarf or fleece blanket. But keep a budget in mind and stick to it, sometimes it’s easy to overspend on a handmade gift.
Good Cheap Gift Ideas for Friends: Homemade Bath and Beauty Gifts
Santa’s Spa Printables
Here are all the printables that are part of the Santa’s Spa pack.
Holiday Bath Bombs
These easy to make bath bombs are perfect for neighbor and office gifts (plus you can keep a few for yourself to de-stress from the holidays!) Get the tutorial here.
Lemon and Lavender Salt Body Scrub
This easy to make scrub features lavender buds and fresh lemon juice to add a fresh take ( and interesting textures) to the salt scrub recipe. Get the tutorial here.
More Homemade Bath Gifts you can make:
Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Adorable Felt Reindeer Ornament
This felt reindeer pattern comes with FREE pdf and SVG files. Easy to put together no sewing required. Get the pattern and files here.
Jolly Santa Ornament
This happy Santa is an easy no sew ornament. He comes with PDF and SVG files to make putting him together easy. Get the ornament DIY here,
Little No Sew Felt Stocking Ornament
This cute and easy to put together pattern comes with a free pdf and SVG files! perfect for hanging on your tree or putting gift cards in. Get the pattern with video tutorial here.
Felt Fox Ornament DIY
This fox is full of holiday cheer. This little vixen is a fun a quirky addition to your holiday tree. Get the free pdf pattern and tutorial here.
This adorable felt elf can be an ornament or a cute hair clip for the holidays! Get the free pattern and tutorial here.
Cute Farmhouse “Joy” Ornament
This lovely homemade ornament comes with a free cut file so you can easily make several! Get the diy and file here.
More DIY Christmas Ornaments:
- DIY Gnome Ornament (free template)
- Gingerbread House Ornament Template (free)
- Snowflake Ornament DIY (free pattern)
- Ice Skate Ornament DIY (free pattern)
- Merry Felt fox Ornament
- “Let It Snow” Hoop Ornament
- Felt Reindeer Ornament
- Noel Hoop Ornament
- Nutcracker Ornament DIY
- Mini Top Hat Ornament
- Crochet Angel Ornament
- Snow Man Ornament
- Cute Cloche Ornament (Shatterpoorf)
- Joy Wooden Christmas Ornament
- Little Gnome Ornament
- Felt Candy Ornaments DIY ( 3!)
- Nutcracker Suite Ballet Slipper Ornament
- Felt Lanterns
- You can see all of Handmade Ornament Tutorials on this page
DIY No Sew Homemade Gifts
Easy (inexpensive) Christmas Jewelry
This easy to make jewelry is fast, fun and the perfect handmade gift! Learn the secret to turning mini tree ornaments into jewelry! Get the DIY here.
Santa Hat Headband (Free Pattern and SVG)
This easy to make headband with a cut mini Santa hat on it makes great friend gifts or favors at an Ugly Christmas sweater party! This tutorial comes in 3 mini sizes and has a pdf and SVG files to make it even easier to make. Get the full tutorial here.
Satin Flower Hair Clip (with video)
These hair clips are perfect for hats, hair, scarves and more. They are the final touch to an outfit. They’re fun to make too! Get the Free Pattern and video tutorial here.
No Sew Tie Blanket
This handy tutorial makes it even easier to make a tie blanket with these handy templates! Get the templates and tutorial here.
No Sew Tie Fleece Patchwork Quilt
This tutorial not only uses a template but comes with a FREE SVG file for cutting out the squares. You can make the blanket or you can give the squares to a crafter so they can create a blanket! Get the tutorial and free files here.
No Sew Hobo (with video)
Yes it’s possible! You can make a cute purse without sewing a single stitch. Comes in sizes child and adult. Get the free pattern and video tutorial here.
More No Sew Projects:
Cozy Handmade Gift Ideas for Friends
Hooded Fleece Blanket
This warm blanket has a hood and hand warming pockets to keep you toasty. It also head outer pockets for a phone or remote – perfect for watching movies. Comes in size child and adult (and teens love hiding under the hood) this blanket is easy to sew and a crown pleaser. Get the free pattern and tutorial here.
MORE FLEECE BLANKET TUTORIALS:
- Duvet Cover
- Stitch ‘n flip quilt
- Rag quilt (Easy Beginner’s Guide)
- How to crochet the edge of a Fleece Blanket
- Fleece Blanket with a Satin Binding ( so luxurious)
- Self Binding Fleece Blanket
- Fleece Ribbon Throw (sew or no sew)
- You can see all of the blanket tutorials here
Little DIY Trinkets
This sweet notebook is fun to decorate and makes a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Get the DIY here.
DIY Luggage Tags
These luggage tags are cute and with their own flair are easy to spot on the luggage carousel. Get the free template and tutorial here.
More Easy DIY Gift Ideas:
- Handmade Leather Journal
- Wine Bottle Gift Bag
- Ribbon Book Mark
- Mason Jar Cover
- Sharpie Mug Hack
- Heart Hand Warmers
- Heating Bag
Handmade Gift Ideas for Guys
Men’s Shaving Kit Bag
This handsome bag is perfect for the guy that is on the go. Get the tutorial.
This tablet cover is easy to make and great for your techie fella. Get the tutorial here.
This faux leather trimmed satchel is perfect for the man who needs to carry his stuff for quick trips. Get the tutorial here.
Handmade Gift Ideas for Gals
Bow Tie Headband for Girls
This adorable bow headband is perfect for topping off a holiday outfit. Grab the free pattern and step by step tutorial here.
Bow Ear Warmer
This adorable (and fast to make) Bow Ear Warmer requires basic sewing skills and looks great on! Get the Tutorial here.
More Easy Sew Ear Warmer DIYs:
- Braided Ear Warmer Tutorial
- Wide Ear Warmer Tutorial
- No Sew Ear Warmer Pattern
- Slim Ear Warmer Tutorial
Homemade Gift Ideas for Bakers
These cute placemats are a wonderful classic that will be fun to pull out year after year. Get the DIY here.
Vintage Christmas Apron
Probably on of my favorite creations. This vintage apron sings style and a “Get the job done” mentality. Perfect handmade gift for the foodie in your life. Get the tutorial and free pattern here.
Other Free Apron Patterns to Enjoy:
Homemade Gift Ideas for 18″ Doll Lovers
Doll Soft Shell Coat Pattern
This is perfect for dolly in winter. Plus the simple instructions and free pattern will help you make this adorable coat. Get them here.
Cuffed Leggings for Doll
These cute leggings are great under tops and skirts. Get the free pattern here.
Doll Robe Pattern
This robe is adorable – and there is one in a girl size too! Get the free pattern and tutorial here.
More FREE American Girl Doll Patterns:
- Doll Mermaid Costume
- Doll Fur Vest
- Doll Knit Joggers
- Cute Chambray Party Dress
- Pocket Tee for Dolly
- Fleece Ribbon Hat
- Leather Fringe Purse
- Button Front Skirt for Dolly
- 18″ Doll Sleeping Bag Tutorial
- Long Coat for 18″ Doll Pattern
- Doll Cardigan
- Tiered Ruffle Skirt
- Doll Sleeping Bag Pack
- Doll Basic Fleece Pants
- Doll Boutique Pants
- You can see all of the Free American Girl Doll Patterns here
Tents, Tee Pees and Fun
This play castle fits on a card table and folds up into a little bag. Get the free tutorial here.
This wonderful Tee Pee is inexpensive to make and will fit several kids! Get the Free Pattern and tutorial here.
Puppet/ Kid Theater
This fun theater works for puppets and can also serve as a stage for your little star! Get the step by step instructions here
Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids: Softie Toys
This adorable felt crown is perfect for playtime and makes a great handmade stocking stuffer! Get the free pattern and tutorial here.
Easy Lady Bug Softie
This cute little bug is easy to put together and perfect for your little one. Get the free pattern and tutorial here.
Monster Mash Up
Design your own monster softie with these mix and match elements to make this creature your own. Get the free pattern and video tutorial here.
More Softie Toys Tutorials:
- Tiara softie crown
- Reindeer Softie
- Felt Guitar Softie
- My Little Stick Pony
- Monster Finger Puppets
- Toddler Bean Bags
- Toddler Matching Game
- Sloth Buddy
Homemade Gift Ideas for Sewists
Sewing Machine Hoop Art
“Let Us Sew” Free SVG File
Make it for a tee shirt or make it for a reverse canvas – this versatile SVG file makes for cute holiday decorating in the sewing room! Get the free file here.
More Ideas for the Sewing Room:
- Wrist Pin Cushion
- Origami Fabric Box
- Zipper Binder Pouch
- Sewing Machine Mat
- Craft Room Organizer
- How to Make Giant Buttons
- How to Make a Cute Craft Trash Bucket
- Felt Flower Reverse Canvas Art
Cheap Gift Ideas: Printables for Fast DIY Gifts
Handmade Gifts Planner
Making Handmade gifts is hard – but this planner can help make it easier. With pages for projects, lists for material and much more you’ll be set to make your handmade items for the holidays! Get the free printable here.
More Free Christmas Printables to enjoy:
- Fun trio of frame ready printable Christmas Art
- Joy to the World Printable ( Easy to frame)
- Christmas Hot Chocolate Bag Topper
- Christmas Hot Chocolate Mason Jar Decor
- Handmade Especially for you Large Tag
- Handmade Especially for you Small Tags
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