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Handmade Gifts – 30 Creative and Best Ideas for All Occasions

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When you work with your hands, you create beauty. These handmade gifts are the best way to say you love someone. So try your hand at painting, sewing or just pasting things to create items of beauty. These can be gifted to loved ones, friends, husbands, wives or kids. Handmade items are lovely and they show how much you have taken trouble. Once you choose the gifts from this list below, take your time to create the best handmade gift for them.

Latest and Unique Handmade Gift Ideas for Loved Person:

Let we have to look at the top 30 simple handmade gifts.

1. Cute Gift for All:

Cute Gift for All - Handmade gifts

Handmade gifts are most precious as there is a lot of effort put into it. The gift is wrapped in towel and tied with a ribbon. You can make it cute by adding eyes and a red nose. Antlers can be added by using brown pipe cleaners. Try out this Christmas based gift idea or you could even do any theme for children.

2. Handmade Pencil Stands:

Try your hand at making handmade pencil stands in various themes. These can be made using paper and glue. Ribbons and eyes can be added for more character as well. These handmade gift ideas are not only for kids but also for adults. All you need to do is think of the theme and then cut out colorful paper.

3. Flower Decoration:

A blooming monogram decoration filled with flowers is just what you need to make for your mom or friends. This handmade birthday gift is very pretty as it is filled with flowers. All you need is metal cutouts that will be filled with foam. The flowers can then be arranged in the foam along with leaves. This completes a beautiful decoration.

4. Unique Picture Display:

Nothing says love like a handmade gift. This unique picture display is made of candy sticks. Each of the candy stick is painted in bright colors and then stuck together. You can add tiny trinkets that work as hooks for the pictures. Make each of these displays colorful and bright. The displays can be as handmade gifts for friends or for kids as well.

5. Valentine’s Gift:

Make a beautiful handcrafted gift for your valentine this year. This gift is made as a monogram of the initial of your valentine’s name. You can then stick pictures of your loved one and fill up the monogram. A separate candle holder can also be gifted with your picture in it that is decorated as well.

6. Little Notes for Him:

Use a mason jar and decorate it with ribbons. Then write several little love notes for your husband or boyfriend and tie them in little bundles. Put these bundles in the jar and this is your handmade gift for men. They will love the little notes in the jar that remind them of the times you have spent together. Each of the notes has to be remembrances of the times you have spent. This makes the gift very precious and sentimental.

7. Pop up Card:

Try to make a wonderful pop up card that is one of the best handmade gifts for anyone. The pop up card is filled with pictures and notes for your loved one. The card looks simple when it is closed. But when it is opened the card explodes in to several layers. Each layer houses a surprise item for your loved one. So you can stick pictures or secret messages for them. Little notes in envelopes also look cute.

8. Handmade Notepad:

A good gift to give to youngsters is a handmade journal or a notepad. This notepad can be decorated with left over jeans material that is cut. The pocket of the jeans can be used as pocket for pens and sketch pens. Add in little bits of flowers and ribbons to make it pretty as a handmade gift for her. The journal will be used for adding little notes.

9. Baby Gifts:

You can do creative handmade gift for babies that can be given as birth presents or baptism gifts. These are heart shaped cutouts that are decorated with baby trinkets. You can paint the shapes in pink or blue depending on the sex of the child. This little gift is perfect for parents to hang in the baby room.

10. Pebble Family Art:

Gift your family this little creative handmade gift that is made with little pebbles. The art work is made of a family sitting on a bench and a little dog. Each of these are made with three pebbles linked together to form the people. The pebble art is then decorated with watercolor to form the tree and actual grass is added for the bottom layer.

11. Handmade Necklace:

You can easily make these lovely necklaces for your friends with thread or wool yarn. These handmade gift items are useful and pretty stylish too. These can be made with single color yarn or multi-color yarn. All you need to do is loop the yarn around the chain and form delicate links. The necklace can also have a set of earrings to go with it.

12. Button Key Ring:

Just using buttons can create wonderful art work. Use different sizes of buttons with various colors to form this lovely people key ring. You can make the key ring with single color buttons as well but the effect of the multi-color is just astounding. This simple handmade gift is just right for kids and adults as well.

13. Pompom Garland:

Any celebration is not complete without wall decoration. This pompom garland is made of several colorful pompoms joined together with string. The result is a wonderful array of soft colors that will light up any room. This is a good handmade gift idea for her or him especially for Christmas and the holiday season.

14. Baby Bouquet:

When gifting someone on a baby-shower this is the best gift to give. This baby bouquet is made of baby clothes that are folded to look like flowers and buds. You can add in a soft toy as well. The whole gift is made of clothes even the flower pot. This colorful gift is perfect as handmade gift ideas for friends.

15. Handmade Flower Frames:

You can make these flower cut-outs that can then be put in vases. Each of the flowers can be stuck with pictures of the family members. This birthday handmade gift is good for grandparents where you can fill the pictures of the family in the vase. Any grandparent will be very happy to have this lovely gift especially if it’s made from their grandkids.

16. Coffee Cup Covers:

These are easy knitted coffee cup covers that you can knit quickly and gift as handmade gifts for sister. The gift can be used with coffee cups and keeps the coffee warm for much longer. The colors you choose will depend on what are the favorite colors of the person. These can be made based on themes like Christmas, birthday, etc.

17. Heart Wall Art:

Give a surprise to anyone by doing a wall art for them. This wall art is made of paper hearts that are 3D and red in color. The white wall looks stunning with these different size hearts stuck in random order. The complete picture is breath taking. The heart shapes are cut from red paper and then slit in the center. This slit enables you to fold the paper in a 3D form.

18. Lace Monogram:

Cool vintage looking gifts are another wonderful style that is good for gifting. This monogram is painted in muted colors and then stuck with wonderful little pieces of lace. You can add in flowers that are made of ribbons. Lovely beads and pearls add to the beauty of this piece. This is normally a gift for a female.

19. Handmade Notebooks:

This colorful art style books are great for college students and for your colleagues. The books are wrapped in block printed material and tied as a bundle with ribbon. The books are small and can be kept in a bag or pocket. Each of the notebooks is made with Eco friendly paper.

20. Christmas Decor:

These little beauties are great as gifts since they can be hung anywhere around the house. The Christmas decorations can be kept in a set or a single piece itself. The items are easy to make with simple pieces of cloth used to fill up the Christmas pictures. The frame used is common needle work frame in small sizes.

21. Handmade Bags:

Gift your loved ones these amazing gifts that are great for travelling and for shopping. These Eco friendly bags can be made out of simple printed cloth and then contrasting bag handles. The bags are a standard size and you can use them for all purposes. The bright colors used in the prints are best as gifts.

22. DIY Sleep Masks:

These DIY sleep masks make quirky gifts for anyone in your family as well as friends. The sleep masks are made from thick cotton material that can then be decorated with color pens or fabric paints. You can even embroider the masks in bright colors.

23. Manicure Set:

Gift your girlfriend this lovely Mason jar filled with all the goodies for a manicure. The jar can be labeled in bright pink paper. You can fill the jar with nail polishes in various colors. Add in a buffer, cotton balls, nail polish remover, etc. Make the jar look attractive with colorful paper scrunched up and put at the bottom.

24. Button Clock:

Try to make a handmade clock for your loved one. This little beauty is a clock made from a needle work loop. The loop has cloth put in and buttons stuck in place of the numbers of the clock. The mechanism of the clock is set in the middle. The clock looks stunning on any wall.

25. Chocolate and Wine:

A unique way to decorate a simple wine bottle is to add chocolates to it. This pineapple shape bottle decoration is a great idea. All you do is wrap the wine bottle in paper and then stick chocolates on the paper all over. Try gold paper wrapped chocolates for a better effect. The top of the bottle can then wrapped with green paper to give the effect of leaves.

26. Cutlery Set:

This is a lovely gift to give to your mom or wife. The cutlery set is wrapped up in a bundle with twine. Each of the cutlery items is wrapped in colorful paper on the handles. You can even hand paint these items with bright colors that have to be water proof. The cutlery set can be used on a daily basis. You can even set to have them as decor pieces.

27. Handmade Bookmarks:

These bookmarks are wonderful to gift to book lovers. Each of the bookmarks can be made uniquely with bright colors. You can do prints based on whom you are gifting the items to. For kids you can print cartoon themes. For adults you can do abstract prints or floral designs.

28. Bracelets of Color:

Here are pretty bracelets that you can make for anyone as a gift. The bracelets are painted with bright colors and they can form a pattern too. Choose polka dots or color block as the theme. The bracelets that you make can be broad or thin depending on the style.

29. Colorful Coasters:

These are cute colorful coasters that you can make and gift as a set to friends and family. You can even use scraps of yarn lying around the house to make these little coasters. The colors in this case can be varied. Otherwise you can try a theme and get some lovely colors to make the coasters.

30. Nail Polish Mugs:

These colorful mugs are easy to create at home with just water and nail polish. All you need is a tub of water. You will need to drop some amount of the nail polish in the water. Then just dip your plain white mugs half way in the water. The nail polish will get stuck on the mugs and the color will fasten.

These wonderful handmade gifts can be easily done at home at a fraction of the cost of ready items. The handmade gifts show much more love than store bought ones.