Handmade Holiday: 20 Stylish DIY Gifts for the Whole Family


Giving handmade gifts can sometimes feel a little, well, cheap. Like we’re phoning it in, right? I am on a mission this year to make some amazing gifts that people will love and use! Here are my favorite tutorials from around the web that would make fantastic gifts you’ll feel proud giving!  They’re all super simple, so you still have plenty of time to make any of them for Christmas!

  • 20 HANDMADE GIFTS 1 of 21

    Click through to see 20 amazing handmade gifts to make for the whole family

  • Leather Pouches for Kids 2 of 21

    Cute leather pouches for the kiddos on your list!

    Check out the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess!

  • Wooden crystal necklace 3 of 21

    Love this hip alternative to a tradition crystal necklace!

    Check out the tutorial on The Merry Thought!

  • Peach wire ring 4 of 21

    Can you believe this is a DIY ring? So simple and so gorgeous.

    Check out the tutorial on Oh Everything Handmade!

  • Mini bloomers 5 of 21

    Classy little mini bloomers that would be perfect to gift to your bestie! 

    Check out the tutorial on Coletterie!

  • Baby moccasins 6 of 21

    There's nothing cuter than a baby in mini moccasins—make one pair or all three!

    Check out the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess!

  • Constellations scarf 7 of 21

    A super stylish DIY constellations scarf. Also, how cute would a mini version be?

    Check out the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess!

  • Felt flower clips 8 of 21

    A set of these easy felt flower clips would make the perfect stocking stuffers!

    Check out the tutorial on The Crafted Sparrow!

  • Leather laptop sleeve 9 of 21

    A gorgeous leather laptop sleeve that would definitely impress any recipient! Perfect for the dudes in your family that are hard to shop for!

    Check out the tutorial on Sweet Verbena!

  • Birds nest necklace 10 of 21

    The cutest little DIY birds nest necklace! This would be extra special for a mother of three, no?

    Check out the tutorial on Sincerely Kinsey!

  • Jersey infinity scarf 11 of 21

    A super easy DIY jersey infinity scarf—this one is definitely unisex too!

    Check out the tutorial here on Babble!

  • Dino hoodie 12 of 21

    I'm obsessed with this easy dinosaur hoodie DIY! My nephew would absolutely love this, as would most little boys! 

    Check out the tutorial on See Vanessa Craft!

  • Printed baby onesie 13 of 21

    A quick DIY printed onesie for the littlest ones on your list.

    Check out the tutorial here on Babble!

  • Stitched clutch 14 of 21

    This is technically a partial DIY but it's so cute I had to include it. Follow the tutorial for the X's or make up your own (chevron perhaps?)

    Check out the tutorial on iVillage!

  • Canvas tote 15 of 21

    You can whip up a few of these carry-all totes in just a couple hours! I've gifted quite a few of these and they are always a hit.

    Check out the tutorial here on Babble!

  • Easy knit cowl 16 of 21

    This DIY cowl only takes one night and one skein of yarn, even if you're a beginner knitter! And I guarantee your friends will be impressed!

    Check out the tutorial on Knit and Bake!

  • Clay geometric necklace 17 of 21

    Believe it or not, these gorgeous geometric necklaces are made out of polymer clay (which means the color combinations are endless!)

    Check out the tutorial on The Lovely Drawer!

  • Wooden bow tie 18 of 21

    The cutest wooden bow ties for the Mister! How cute would matching father and son ones be?

    Check out the tutorial on The Merry Thought!

  • Headscarf 19 of 21

    A super quick DIY headscarf for your fashionista friend. Make a couple in her favorite prints/color.

    Check out the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess!

  • Prism necklace 20 of 21

    This might be my favorite DIY in the roundup. A dainty prism necklace that could not be easier to make! 

    Check out the tutorial on The Merry Thought!

  • Super easy baby leggings 21 of 21

    Use a body-con skirt to make a quick pair of baby leggings in 5 minutes—that's our kind of DIY!

    Check out the tutorial on Small Fry Blog!

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