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Handmade Gift – 20 Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Handmade gifts are seriously the best. They’re great for gift givers on a budget. All of the gift ideas below are under $30, but most are under $15. Handmade gifts are also awesome because the gift recipient will value the time, sweat, and hot glue gun burns you put into their gift.

20 handmade gift ideas!

DIY gold striped vases are the perfect gift for the home decor lover in your life. Add some pretty flowers and the gift is complete!


Similar to the gold striped vase, this gold dipped vase is an easy DIY.


Now, this braided chain bracelet is perfect for special occasions. I made this specific bracelet to wear to a friend’s wedding and I received tons of compliments on it.


Don’t love to sew? That’s quite alright because this is a no sew infinity scarf.


Next, we have this glitter state art, which anyone would love to receive. It’s quite inexpensive to make as well!


Did you know you can make a state necklace?! It’s easier than you think!


Got a book lover on your gift list? Or maybe a home decor fanatic who needs to dresser up some bookshelves? These fabric covered books are perfect! I show you step-by-step how to take inexpensive thrift store books and cover them with fabric. They make a great gift set!


so fresh, so clean print

bathroom print

DIY lucite tray


wine cork candle holders


wedding invitation ornament

ruffled burlap table runner


thrifty hurricanes

jute wrapped monogram wreath

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fabric wrapped, faux nailhead trimmed cork board

moss covered monograms


mossy wreath


mossy ampersand



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tomato cage christmas tree

I hope you enjoyed these handmade gift ideas!

Want more Christmas gift goodness in your life? Check out my other holiday projects here!

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  1. Love these! I’ve been trying to think of something I could put in my planters after thanksgiving. I can’t wait to make that tomato cage Christmas tree!

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  3. You have some fabulous ideas! I really love the gold vases and the glitter state art. How cute would that be in any home. I’m all about homemade and keeping the cost down for gifts. Thanks for the ideas Chelsea!

    1. Thanks, Tiffany! And the gold vases and glitter state art all cost $0 to no more than $5. One of the best things I love about DIY/handmade gifts! 🙂

  4. Some of these are truly amazing! I especially love the two gold vase tutorials because I have a bunch of vases in those styles sitting around my house left over from the last wedding I planned (the bride didn’t want to keep any of them). I will definitely keep coming back to this roundup!

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  22. These are great ideas. I know my girls would like some of these as gifts.

  23. Beautiful list of ideas! I made a wedding invitation ornament years ago and I treasure it so much!

  24. These are all really great ideas ! I’m going to share with my girls, because I’m always incouraging them to make homemade gifts for their friends. Thanks for gathering them together.

  25. Aisha Begum says:

    Nice gift ideas! This could be a great addition to my Candeberg LED candles gift for my mom.

  26. Wow!!!! very nice handmade gift ideas. They all are elegant and not very difficult to replicate. Thank you for posting these ideas with picture illustrations. I specifically liked the candle holders. Keep posting 🙂 🙂

  27. I really like the DIY/handmade gifts. I love ideas for gifts is always hard to pick something. Wedding invitation ornament is a great idea.

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  29. Wow!!!! very nice handmade gift ideas. They all are elegant and not very difficult to replicate. Thank you for posting these ideas with picture illustrations. I specifically liked the candle holders. Keep posting ? ?

  30. This has just taken up all my morning off! Now that I’ve spent so long reading, I’m dying to get to work on a few of these! Thanks for putting so many great ideas in one spot! 🙂

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  32. Can you tell me what the green pea looking beads are in the hurricanes with the candles. I love those.

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