I have gathered together directions for hundreds of homemade gifts. Don't worry about being overwhelmed though, I have broken down the gift ideas down into categories. Take some time to browse through my homemade gifts; you will find gift ideas for parents, boyfriends and girlfriends, teachers, kids, crafters, and everyone else on your holiday gift list. You can even make fun gifts for your favorite pets.
If you have experience giving or receiving homemade gifts, please take a moment to share your homemade gift stories. Share the best homemade gift you have ever given or received and also share stories about the worst homemade gifts you have ever given or received. Compare your stories to other people's stories!
After you browse through all of my gift ideas check out all of these other homemade gifts from other About.com sites:
- My Homemade Gifts - you can make fun and unique homemade gifts for everyone on your list this year.
- Gift Projects to Sew - a massive collection of handmade gift ideas for everyone on your gift list including quick-to-make projects as well as wonderful heirloom gifts.
- Crochet Patterns for the Holidays - projects and patterns for a wide range of crochet gifts for family and friends.
- Quick Knits for the Holidays - lots of knitting ideas for things that are quick to make.
- Handmade Jewelry Gifts- festive themed projects which are also great gift ideas.
- Paint Christmas Cards - handmade Christmas and holidays cards also make lovely keepsakes, browse these ideas for inspiration.
- Christmas Soap Projects - make soap gifts for family and friends this year.
- Folded Fabric Star - this folded fabric star makes a great gift as well as being an attractive ornament.
- Printable Gift Tags - use these attractive printable gift tags to add to your festive gifts.
- Miniature Christmas Boxes - these tiny printable gift boxes are perfect for presenting a small gift, they also make great keepsakes.
- Handmade Gift Ideas - quick to make gifts using rubber stamps.
- Best and Worst Homemade Gift Stories
- Books About Making Gifts
- Christmas Crafts and Activities
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