31 handmade gifts for Christmas, birthday, and more! There's something for everyone in this list, including resources for even more DIY gift ideas inspiration. All the project links are listed below!
Welcome to AOC's series all about handmade gifts.
On this page you will be able to see all the tutorials I highlighted a few years ago for homemade gifts that ranged from foods, personal items, kids gifts, ideas for men & women, and 'family' gifts (one item you can give to a whole family). Some are from me, and some from some talented bloggers.
There is SO much inspiration in these great ideas! Some use simple sewing or knitting/crocheting skills, others paint, or simply putting things together in a basket/jar - but all show the time and care you took to create a meaningful gift.
Which is so much better than just pulling something off the store shelf, right?
Handmade gifts - both giving and receiving them - are near and dear to my heart and I have also created some great resources for ideas and inspiration if you're planning your holiday gifts.
Handmade Gift Roundups
- Handmade Gift Ideas for Men & Women
- Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids and Teens
- 23 Creative Handmade Gifts
- Complete Crafts & Handmade Gifts Gallery
Handmade Gifts Video
And we made a video where I share some of my favorite handmade gift ideas in just 6 minutes (bonus: there's a lot more new ideas here, too):
Find all the 31 days projects below.
And if you want to remember this, here's an image you can pin to your Pinterest boards so you can reference it and come back anytime:
31 Handmade Gifts for Christmas & More
Day 1: Introduction + Past Handmade Gift Ideas (you're here!)
Day 2: 2 Stash-Busting Knitted Hat Patterns @ AOC
Day 3: Stenciled Pillow Cover @ On Sutton Place
Day 4: Upcycled Glitter Vases @ This Girl's Life Blog
Day 5: Framed Recipes Kitchen Art @ Julie Blanner
Day 6: Car & Farm DIY Play Mats @ Shabby Creek Cottage
Day 7: Easy Envelope Pillows @ AOC
Day 9: Quick Food & Scent Holiday Gifts with Free Printables @ Design Dazzle
Day 10: Lime-Mint Sugar Scrub @ Setting for Four
Day 11: Reclaimed Wood Box Jar Holder with Ideas for Filling @ AOC
Day 12: DIY Wine Bags from Pant Legs @ My Soulful Home
Day 13: Homemade Spa Gift in a Jar @ Garden Therapy
Day 14: Cupcake Kit Jar Gift @ Cupcakes & Crinoline
Day 15: DIY Stone Birdhouses @ Empress of Dirt
Day 16: Easy Painted Bowls and Spoons @ AOC
Day 17: DIY Photo Coasters @ AKA Design
Day 18: Easy Homemade Candles @ Hearth & Vine
Day 19: Latitude & Longitude Personalized Sign @ Our Southern Home
Day 20: BBQ Spice Rub Set
Day 21: Photo Glass Bead Necklace @ Little House of Four
Day 22: Succulent Terrarium Planter @ Lovely Greens
Day 23: Upcycled DIY Chalkboards @ AOC
Day 24: Rustic DIY Wood Toolbox @ Flower Patch Farmhouse
Day 25: Bobby Pin Hair Jewels @ DIY Dreamer
Day 26: Modern Hypertufa Planters @ Garden Therapy
Day 27: Upcycled Bottles for Kitchen & Laundry @ Our Fairfield Home
Day 28: Paint-Dipped Spoon Sets @ Mom Advice
Day 29: Flavored Salt Sets @ Popsugar
Day 31: DIY Tote Bags @ Sew 4 Home