Handmade Gift Ideas

A gift that's handmade is from the heart. Browse our best gift ideas for everyone on your list, for any occasion. We offer hundreds of easy how-tos including sewn felt slippers, scented candles, photography mementos, personalized jewelry, bath fizzies, and more.

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Learn How to Make the Very Same Valentine's Day Gifts Martha Is Giving Her Friends and Family
For Valentine's Day, Martha is putting a fun spin on the classic gift. To follow her sweet recipe, start with the chicest of handmade boxes (behold that beautiful paper bow!), fill each one with personalized presents you know the recipient will adore, and send the love.
How to Make Charming Heart-Shaped Pot Holders
Patchwork heart-shaped kitchen helpers have homespun appeal. The pot holders are pieced together from quilting fabric and trimmed with bias tape; pockets keep the hands protected from hot pots and pans.
20 of Our Best Handmade Gifts for Her
Finding the perfect gift for the woman who has it all is easier said than done. From elegant earrings to indulgent spa treatments, one of our favorite ideas is bound to become her most treasured present of the season.
Our Best Valentine's Day Cards with Clip-Art and Templates
Play secret admirer with our handmade Valentine's Day cards. Use templates and clip-art for pop-up hearts, punny sayings, and romantic illustrations. 
Valentine's Day Crafts That Are Fun and Easy for Kids to Make
Encourage kids to show sweet sentiments with tokens of affection that go beyond the store-bought card. Most of the projects require only a bit of cutting and a little gluing; all can be decorated to their heart's desire.
12 Handmade Gifts for Book Lovers
Thinking of gifting a bibliophile a coveted new book? Make the gesture even more special by pairing it with one of these personalized crafts, including bookmarks, covers, and a tote to carry it all in.
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Mother's Day Newspaper
Honor Mom by publishing your own Mother's Day newspaper.
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Our modern-day idea comes with an eco-friendly twist.
These Homemade Chocolate Treats Are Guaranteed to Make Your Valentine Swoon

From easy marshmallow fudge and peanut butter cups to elegant Earl Grey truffles and chocolate-dipped cherries, these are the most gorgeous—and delicious—chocolates to make for your sweetheart this February 14th.