Unique DIY Gifts for Christmas, Birthdays and more!
All Unique, Handmade Gifts – Great ideas for presents you can make yourself for Christmas or Birthdays.
Hard to believe it’s October again and right around the corner are Thanksgiving and Christmas and then the whole calendar starts all over again.
It’s still close to 90 degrees here in Kentucky (meh) but I’ve started thinking about what Christmas Gifts I want to make for everyone.
Making personalized, handmade gifts for the people I love is so rewarding and definitely my favorite part of Christmas.
Here is a wonderful array of easy handmade gift ideas for Christmas or Birthday presents that you can make yourself.
There are several ideas (with tutorials) for the cooks and bakers in your life such as the Etched Pyrex Baking Dish, Tie Dyed Kitchen Towels and Rosemary Infused Olive Oil.
For your Moms, Girlfriends and Daughters, we have a few DIY Jewelry options as well as a DIY Leather Bracelet for the Men.
There are also Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub and Marbled Goat Milk Soap recipes. If you’re looking for more homemade Bath and Body recipes, see my DIY Beauty Recipes and Gift Ideas post.
Useful Supplies for making your own gifts:
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DIY Etched Glass Baking Dish
Personalized gifts are always much appreciated and lot more fun to give, right? I especially love this etched baking pan which is a perfect gift idea for any cook or baker. All you need is a glass dish and an etching kit.
Rit Tie Dyed Kitchen Towels
Personally, I am not one to hang a bunch of things on my walls so I prefer useful presents such as these hand dyed kitchen flour sack towels or tea towels. Another fun cook’s gift.
RumChata Hot Cocoa Mix
Who wouldn’t love to get yummy hot cocoa for Christmas? Simply put the pre-mixed, dry ingredients in a mason jar, attach a recipe and you have a nice present.
DIY Faux Metal Geometric Necklace
These necklaces would make a super cool homemade gift for women or teens. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Mom’s Birthday or Christmas.
DIY Leather Bracelet
And, how about a handsome, handmade leather bracelet for the men in your life? This leather craft kit will help you make some cool gifts.
Personalized Monogram Wall Decor
Monogrammed gifts are perfect for wedding or bridal shower gifts as well as housewarming presents for the new homeowner
Lemon Cake in a Mason Jar
In my opinion, food gifts are always a great idea and a cake mix in a jar would be greatly appreciated by anyone.
Sewing Kit Gift in a Jar
Another fun present using a mason jar. This would be a great gift idea for a quilter or sewer.
Add some basic sewing supplies and make a cute pin cushion for the top.
Envelope Clutch Bag Sewing Pattern
Personalize this bag with different fabrics to make a great gift for just about anybody
by Sew So Easy
Marbled Goat Milk Soap
My favorite gifts to give and get are consumables. (Nobody needs more dust collectors, right?)
How about these fun hand dyed goat milk soaps made easy with a melt and pour soap base, some soap dyes and essential oils for soap making.
Personalized Handmade Glass Magnets
These refrigerator magnets might be my favorite idea, yet. They are personal and can be easily made by just about anyone from kids to adults.
Mocktail Gift in a Mason Jar
This is a fun idea …. all of the ingredients for a mocktail in one bag including the recipe.
Quilted Tablet Cover with Zipper Pocket
A perfect gift idea for students or teachers. This cover could also be used as a Kindle cover for your favorite reader.
by Sew So Easy
Handmade Wool Dryer Balls
Everybody has to do laundry so dryer balls are always a great idea. They are super easy to make with some inexpensive wool yarn.
Handmade Heating Pad
Next to consumables, my other favorite gift ideas are useful gadgets like these DIY heating pads.
DIY Teacup Pin Cushion
Honestly, how cute is this? The perfect homemade gift for any Sewer or Quilter
DIY Necklace with Mixed Metal Jump Rings
This necklace looks complicated but is actually fairly simple to make using different colored jump rings.
Handmade Jewelry Dish
This little jewelry dish would look great on a bedside table. Easily made with polymer clay which comes in lots of different colors.
Nutty Homemade Granola
You can’t go wrong giving Granola as a homemade gift!
Apple Cinnamon Pancake Gift in a Jar
Another great food gift idea. Simply add all the dry pancake ingredients to the mason jar and include the full recipe.
Printed Pineapple Vinyl Tote Bag
This little tote bag can easily be personalized by changing the design.
Homemade Mulling Spice Sachets
Mulling spices make the whole house smell great and can easily be customized with different scents.
by The Worktop
Rosemary Infused Olive Oil
Infused oils are great homemade gifts for any cook or foodie
Homemade Vanilla Extract
I don’t know about you, but I am always happy to receive homemade extracts
Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub
Scrubs are great gift ideas for anybody that works with their hands such as gardeners and mechanics.
Etched Wine Glasses
Personalized glasses are not just for wine drinkers. This would be fun with a beer glass or juice glass, as well.
Shrinky Dink Pendant Necklace
This would be a fun DIY gift for kids to make, too
Fabric Covered Jewelry Box
Ceramic Tile Photo Coasters
A fun, personalized gift idea that would be perfect for the Grandparents. You can make a different coaster of each grandkid.
by Trish Sutton
Money Gift Christmas Ornament
Money gifts are truly a perfect Christmas present, aren’t they? And these super cute tree ornaments are a great gift idea for your Grandchildren
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
Here is a non-alcohol hot cocoa mix that would be appropriate for anyone on your gift list.
Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub
Homemade sugar scrubs are fun to personalize with a special scent or color.
DIY Makeup Remover Cloths
An eco friendly handmade gift that would be appreciated by any woman or teenage girl
DIY Etched Knife
The perfect gift for your favorite chef or foodie. This one was made with a Cricut but you can use a stencil or label as well.
String Art Wallhanging
String art is great because the kids can help you make it.
Personalized Mason Jar Tissue Dispenser
How cute are these painted mason jars? You could personalize this handmade gift even more by matching the paint color to the recipient’s home decor.
DIY Stuffed Cat Sewing Pattern
These little cat pillow might be my favorite DIY gift idea of the whole list. What cat person wouldn’t love them?
DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board
This wooden board game would be a treasured gift for anybody.
DIY Fleece Hand Warmers
Anybody that spends a lot of time outside in the cold would love to receive these fun buffalo fleece hand warmers! Great for your sports fans on game day
by Mooshu Jenne
Faux Suede Christmas Tree Earrings
These super cute Holiday earrings would be a perfect gift for anyone who loves Christmas!
I hope you got lots of creative inspiration for some handmade gifts. These DIY ideas are not just for Christmas presents, either.
You can make them for Birthday presents, Mother’s Day, Teacher’s Gifts or any other gift giving occasion.
And, if you have a favorite craft you like to give your friends and family, please let me know so I can add it to the list.