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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10 Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make for Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers
There's nothing more meaningful than a gift bearing the unmistakable touch of a creative child. Many of these projects double as easy ways to make multiple gifts using your kids' artwork, and all of them are bound to make any adult smile this holiday season.
41 of Our Best Handmade Gifts for Everyone on Your List
The ideal gift is one that's handmade and homemade. In that spirit, we've rounded up some of our editors' most elegant, easy-to-make heirloom ideas for everyone on your list, including knit accessories, personalized jewelry, artisanal soaps, and bath bombs.
20 of Our Best Handmade Gifts for Her
Finding the perfect gift for the woman who has it all is easier said than done. Our favorite solution? Make it! From elegant earrings to indulgent spa treatments, one of our favorite handmade gift ideas is bound to become her most treasured present of the season.
13 of Our Most Popular Homemade Holiday Gifts on Pinterest
As it turns out, everyone loves receiving a chunky knit blanket, a pair of slippers, or an apron printed with your family's recipes as a holiday gift. These are the most-pinned gift ideas, according to you—our readers—on Pinterest.
33 DIY Holiday Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Handmade gifts are the best kind, particularly when they're edible. They're so much more personal, and no one can resist a homemade jam or truffle, especially when these gourmet goodies are prettily packaged. The recipes and ideas here are all easy to make and are thoughtful, delicious gifts.
12 Handmade Gifts for Book Lovers
Thinking of giving a bibliophile friend a coveted new book for the holidays? Make your present even more special by pairing it with one of these customized crafts, including bookmarks, covers, and a tote to carry it all in.

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Handwritten Recipe on a Cutting Board
Preserve your family's favorite dish or dessert by having its recipe transferred on an artisanal cutting board.
Homemade Bath Salts
After a long, busy day, there's nothing better than a hot bath—except, of course, a hot bath enriched with fragrant bath salts. It's surprisingly easy to prepare your own blend at home.

Snake-Belly Braided Bracelet

Weave your own friendship-turned-grownup accessory with leather cording, magnetic brass clasps, and a braid style that's easy to master.