Homemade Gifts

Do It Yourselfers

Hand-made gifts really do have a personal touch. Master one skill (like knitting) and you’ve got hundreds of ideas to choose from. Or, try a new skill with one of our suggestions below.


Almond Roca – Satisfy their sweet tooth with this decadent treat.

Double Dark-Chocolate and Ginger Biscotti – Another sweet treat. Pair this with some fair-trade coffee for a flavorful gift.

All-Purpose Spice Rub – Leave it to Martha to give us this all-purpose spice rub. Give it in an (reused) glass jar with a handmade label, and the recipient will think of you each time they use it.


Recycled Paper Ornaments – You don’t have to be in grade school to give a homemade ornament as a gift. I love that these are colorful and one-of-a-kind.

Paper Beads – Beads made from recycled paper are certainly in style, so why not make your own?

Repurposed Notebooks – Another way to re-use paper. If I could make one that looks even remotely as good as the ones in the photo, I would consider this project a huge success.

Homemade Beach Soaps – When it comes to the art of reusing, Danny Seo is pure genius.


Organic Cotton Man Scarf – This simple and eco-friendly scarf is great for guys and gals.

Messenger Bag – Rather than the typical tote, this messenger bag (made from plastic bags) looks too nice to use for groceries.

Textured String Bracelets – Don’t forget you can make something with all that leftover string!

Need more ideas? Check out our list from last year.

Posted in Holiday Gift Guide by Rhaya on December 9, 2008 | Permalink | No Comments

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