31 Creative Handmade Gifts

31 Handmade Gifts – Great DIY Gift Ideas you can make yourself for Christmas or Birthday Presents.

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.


31 DIY Gift Ideas for Christmas or Birthdays


31 Creative Handmade Gifts


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1. DIY Etched Pyrex Baking Dish
by Simply Darrling
Great Gift for Cooks or Bakers
DIY Gift Etched Pyrex Baking Dish


2. Shibori Dyed Kitchen Tea Towels
by FiberArtsy
Also a great Gift for anybody who loves to cook
Shibori Dyed Kitchen Tea Towels Gift for Cooks


3. RumChata Hot Cocoa
by Krystal’s Kitsch
Rum Chata Hot Cocoa Mix Gift in a Jar


4. DIY Faux Metal Geometric Necklace
by Vikalpah
Great Gift Idea for Women
DIY Geometric Necklace Jewelry Gift Idea


5. DIY Leather Bracelet
by Vikalpah
Gift Idea for Men
How to Make a Leather Bracelet DIY Gift Idea for Men


6. Personalized Printed Burlap Wall Decor
by Simply Darrling
Wonderful DIY Housewarming Gift
Printed Burlap Personalized Wall Decor


7. Lemon Cake In A Mason Jar
by Freebie Finding Mom
Lemon Cake In a Mason Jar Gift


8. Sewing Kit Gift In A Jar
by Freebie Finding Mom
For Your Favorite Quilter
DIY Sewing Kit in a Mason Jar Gift Idea


9. Envelope Clutch Bag Sewing Pattern
by So Sew Easy
Perfect DIY Gift for Women
DIY Envelope Clutch Sewing Tutorial


10. Marbled Goat Milk Soap
by FiberArtsy
DIY Marbled Goat Milk Soap


11. Personalized Homemade Glass Magnets
by Mod Podge Rocks
Homemade Photo Magnets


12. Mocktail Gift In A Mason Jar
by The Country Chic Cottage
Mocktail Gift in a Mason Jar


13. Quilted Tablet Cover with Zipper Pocket
by So Sew Easy
Great DIY Gifts for Readers
DIY Tablet Cover with Zippered Pocket Sewing Tutorial Gifts for Readers


14. DIY Photo Tile Coasters
by Simple Saving Savvy
A Perfect Housewarming Gift
Photo Tile Coasters Tutorial


15. Homemade Heating Pad
by Simple Saving Savvy
How to make a Homemade Heating Pad Gift Idea


16. DIY Teacup Pin Cushion
by Creative Green Living
Gift for Sewers and Quilters
DIY Pincushion in a Teacup


17. DIY Mixed Metal Jump Rings Necklace
by Vikalpah
DIY Mixed Metal Jump Ring Necklace Jewelry Gift


18. Handmade Jewelry Dish
by Creative Green Living
Great Gift for Women
DIY Jewelry Dish Tutorial. Great DIY Gift for Women


19. Nutty Homemade Granola
by Lavende And Lemonade
Great Food Gift
Homemade Granola Mix Homemade Christmas Present


20. Apple Cinnamon Pancake Gift In A Jar
by Freebie Finding Mom
Another Homemade Food Gift Idea
Pancake Mix in a Mason Jar Gift Idea


21. Printed Pineapple Vinyl Transfer Tote Bag
by Hawthorne And Main
Pineapple Vinyl Transfer Printed Tote Bag


22. Homemade Mulling Spice Sachets
by The Work Top
Mulling Spices Recipe Food Gift Idea


23. Rosemary Infused Olive Oil
by Thrifty Northwest Mom
Any Cook would love this DIY Present.
Rosemary Infused Olive Oil Recipe. Gift for Cooks


24. DIY Vanilla Extract
by Thrifty Northwest Mom
Also a great idea for cooks or bakers
Homemade Vanilla Extract Gift Idea


25. Homemade Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe
by FiberArtsy
Homemade Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe


26. DIY Etched Wine Glass
by The Pinning Mama
Etched Wine Glass DIY Gift Idea


27. Shrinky Dink Pendant Necklace
by Mod Podge Rocks
Gift for Women or Teens
DIY Shrinky Dink Necklace Pendant


28. Fabric Covered Jewelry or Trinket Box
by Mod Podge Rocks
DIY Gift Idea for Teens
DIY Jewelry Box with Mod Podge Homemade Gift


29. Ceramic Tile Photo Coasters
by Trish Sutton
Great Personalized Gift
How to make Ceramic Tile Photo Coasters


30. Money Gift Christmas Ornament
by The Country Chic Cottage
This would be a great Gift Idea for Teens and Kids
Money Gift Christmas Ornament. Great Gift Idea for Teens and Kids


31. Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
by Dukes And Duchesses
Housewarming and New Neighbor Welcome Gift
Hot Cocoa Mix Mason Jar Christmas Gift. Also a Housewarming Gift or New Neighbor Gift Idea


32. Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub
by Thrifty T’s Treasures
Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub Homemade Recipe


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.

Since we’re talking about Christmas, you may like my Easy Christmas Ornaments Painted with Alcohol Inks and DIY Wool Christmas Wreath.


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