Unique Handmade Gift Ideas








Are you looking for a unique gift idea for:

parents who already have everything?

children with too many toys?

bachelors with money to burn?


show your love with a homemade gift!


These ideas are divided into categories to help you search through them quickly. Many of the ideas could be adapted for anyone so if you don’t find the perfect idea in one category, try another!

Handmade Gift Ideas by Category

gifts for
teens & kids

handmade fingerless glovesDo you knit? Fingerless gloves are in style with teen girls! Embellish with some fun buttons!




Gifts for Men

vinyl record album clockFind their favorite record album at the thrift shop or garage sale, add a clockwork kit and you've made a unique room accent for music lovers!






Gifts For women

Photo thanks to Martin Pettitt and flickr.comMake fun new house numbers using paint, glass mosaic, woodcarving...whatever YOUR specialty skill is!




Food Gift Ideas

food gift basketPrepare a gift basket full of the fruits of your labor! Jams, cookies, spice mixes...




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Great Homemade Gift Ideas From Other Visitors

Enjoy these visitor-submitted ideas for homemade gifts!

Beaded Watch Band 
My sister in law had a beaded watch band made with safety pins with a matching colored watch face. I decided with the beads I had and some new ones, I …

Gardening Gift Ideas 
I keep my eyes open for neat gardening gift ideas since we live in a rural area and most of my neighbors, friends and family garden. Here are two gardening …

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix 
I do up a big batch of spiced hot chocolate mix every year - it's very easy, and my recipe makes enough to fill a 1 gallon ice cream bucket, plus enough …

Painted Rain Boots & Rack 
I painted rain boots for each of my children as a fun and useful Christmas gift. I just found inexpensive pairs of rain boots at WalMart and then painted …

Boredom Cure Capsule 
To make a Boredom Cure Capsule, all you need is a large see thru bottle and some colored paper! Directions: Cut the paper into 3-4 inch squares. …

Unique Fabric Gifts 
Do you have fabric scraps laying around? Here are 5 unique fabric gifts you can make in no time! --------------------- Super easy gift idea for girlfriends!!! …

Handmade Books 
These are my favorite handmade books to give as gifts. I have always loved making homemade books since I was a kid, but I have turned it into a full fledged …

Chain & Silk Necklace 
Now this might surprise you, but to make the first chain and silk necklace all you need is... a chain necklace and a silk scarf Actually you don't …

Earrings! 
I make earrings and give them to people of all ages, and then sell them to make money to buy gifts for that special someone }:) anywho, They are so simple …

Recipes from Mom 
I have 6 daughters. I am making them a recipe book from mom. Passing down recipes from my mother and grandmother who are gone to Heaven. I want my daughters …

Great hand-made Wedding or Anniversary gift! 
I saw this on a home makeover show and intend to make one for myself and family members. A simple wooden wall plaque with a frame or molding around it, …

Give a Gift Which Will Change Your Child's Life for the Better 
For my son's 13th birthday, I gave him a gift unlike any other I've heard of to this point. For the next 52 weeks, he would meet once per week with a …

Ping Pong Gifts 
Two ping pong gifts: If your guy plays ping pong like mine, make homemade ping pong string lights for his game room (man cave.) Take multi-colored christmas …

pillows made from mens shirts 
Making sure the shirt is buttoned, Cut a 15 inch square on the front of the shirt where the pocket and buttons are having the buttons in the middle of …

Gift for Guitar Player 
I wanted to make a gift for a guitar player friend of mine. He plays outdoors sometimes and so I thought of a pair of fingerless gloves to keep his hands …

Personalised Collage 
It was the year 2008 when on my birthday, my boyfriend himself made a collage on Photoshop consisting of both our photo and lyrics of a poem composed by …

A Memory Quilt 
When my son was young I worked at a company in southern Missouri that made hats. This was the era of the sixties and everyone had a crazy hat of some sort. …

Homemade Marshmallows 
For Christmas last year, I gave a bunch of my friends little "Hot Chocolate Kits." First, I discovered that making marshmallows wasn't all that difficult. …

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