Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

You know the holidays are upon us. Especially if you are going to make any of your gifts this year. Time to get crackin’!

Are you making any this year? Some years I make almost all of mine, other years not so much. Usually it is somewhere in between. To me a gift just means more though if I make it.

So, to encourage you in your handmade gifting, might I suggest some options of things to make?

Christmas gift ideas to make yourself

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas For Baby:

My personal favorite in the baby department are the hooded towels. They’re just so cute, they’re easy to make, and they cost only about $10 a piece. And really, there are so many options of which to make. Good for boys or girls and they last well beyond babyhood ages: (there’s more ideas here too)

Frog Hooded Towel Owl Hooded Baby Towels Dragon Towel Ladybug Hooded Towel


For little girls how about a cute dress and maybe matching shoes:

Free Mary Jane Baby Shoes Pattern

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas For Kids:

Here’s a few my boys would love (or have loved in the past). Ninjago pillowcase:

Make a Ninjago Pillowcase

Angry Birds Hooded Towels: (BIG hit!)

Make angry birds hooded towels for kids

Or how about a superhero mask and matching cape?

Free kids cape pattern

This one could be for boys or girls-a travel tote for crayons and coloring books:

Crayon Holder

For little girls? How about a cute little reversible messenger bag?

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas For Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Friend:

A tote bag that’s her style-take your pick. We’ve got messenger style:

Free Pattern for a messenger bag

Or this sling tote:

Amy Butler Knockoff Pattern

These Key Fobs are so easy and inexpensive you could make them for all of your friends!

How to make an easy key fob

You could cover a journal:

Make an easy journal

Or do a Washi Tape Journal and Pen Set:

OK, I’ve given you something to go on haven’t I? What are you going to make?

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  1. Samantha says

    Loving the hooded towels…. so far I’ve made 3, couple more and I’ll be set for xmas gifts for all the new babies being added to our family! Thank you so much for these!

  2. Tracey says

    I am a total newbie at all of this. I have just bought myself my first ever sewing machine and have followed your lessons in sewing :)
    Your ideas are inspirational and the hooded towels and bags are going to make great birthday pressies this year.
    Thank you so much for sharing. Wish me luck…

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