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 a gift for your sister, daughter, mother, or friend—especially when the recipient already seems to have it all—can be a daunting task. In our minds, the perfect gift is one that simultaneously shows her just how much you care while also speaking to one of her unique interests. If checking both of those boxes is important to you, a handmade gift is the way to go. Not only is it infinitely more fun to give someone something you've made yourself, but handmade gifts can be made in big batches and are simple to personalize—so your recipient will know she was truly being thought of. From DIY jewelry to homemade spa treatments, there are plenty of handmade gifts perfect for any lady in your life on our list.
Our Best Valentine's Day Card DIY Ideas
For Valentine's Days past, you once dutifully crafted hundreds of handmade cards as a student in school. And while you may not have classmates to impress anymore, it's still a cherished tradition. When it comes time to show how much you love and appreciate your significant other, friend, or family member, a card says it beautifully, especially when it's personalized to the recipient. We're making it even easier for you by providing the templates, clip-art, and heart-shaped inspiration you need for a Valentine's Day card. No matter what kind of love note you want to create (we're partial to this pleated iteration, with a love note penned on the back), the list of supplies doesn't vary much. You'll need card stock, scrapbook paper, and envelopes, as well as pens and pencils, scissors, a ruler, craft knife, cutting mat, tape, hole punch, and bone folder. With these items on hand, you'll be well on your way to making a Valentine's Day card that will truly melt your beloved's heart. 
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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38 of Our Best Handmade Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Friends and family always appreciate a gift that comes straight from the heart—especially during the holidays, when all of your loved ones have gathered under one roof to celebrate. You can certainly find personalized and unique gift options when shopping locally at specialty retailers or hunting down artisan works from online marketplaces, but a handmade gift lets your family and friends know that it's truly a labor of love; you've spent extra time thinking about what they'd like to receive this year and carved out time in your schedule to craft it.  While it may sound like a challenge to make a gift for everyone on your list, these ideas and how-tos are surprisingly simple, while being delightfully fun for your intended to receive. Designed to please anyone on your list—from in-laws and siblings to friends and kids—these handmade gifts are also made to last.
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.