Top 20 Quick & Easy Handmade Gifts She’d Actually Want [Updated 2021]

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In this post, you will get 20 fun ideas for easy handmade gifts. Whether you’re looking for birthday or Christmas gifts, these ideas are all easy inexpensive gifts to make.

Every one of the pictures below is from the original source website & all the links go to the tutorials. They’re all easy gifts to make at home.

Which of the following 20 homemade gift ideas do you think you would want to make?

1. DIY chalkboard

2. Leather Cuff

17 handmade gifts you'd actually want: The Leather Cuff
Leather cuff – this one could actually be for him or for her!

3. Instagram Tile Coasters

17 handmade gifts you'd actually want: instagram coaster
Instagram coasters – these are so fun for DIY Christmas gifts! These coasters are thoughtful gifts made easy. You just need some tiles, family pictures & modge podge.

4. Paper Tile Coasters

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: tile coasters
Paper tile coasters are cute homemade gifts if putting your coffee mug on pictures of your family isn’t your thing… You can find a free printable pattern on pinterest facebook.

5. Felt Tablet Case

17 handmade gifts you'd actually want: felt ipad case
Felt tablet case
(You could do manlier buttons if you were making this for a dude. or do it with leather and line the inside with felt.)

6. Button Bookmarks

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: button boookmarks & paper clips
Button bookmarks are the perfect gift for teachers or the avid reader. They’d be an easy gift to put together last minute.

7. Zipper Clutch

 8. Cute hand warmers

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: hand warmers
hand warmers
The hand warmers would be cute stocking stuffers and this same idea with bigger pieces of fabric would work for microwavable heating pads. Perfect for achy muscles, or just being pampered with one around your neck or under your feet. (ahem: good pregnant lady gift idea)

9. Monogrammed Door Hanger

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: monogramed wreath
Monogramed door hanger – fun diy gift or even just a diy project! This type of home decor can be used on the door or as a wall hanging. It can be customized to lots of decor styles too.

10. Cutting Board Tablet Holder

 11. Cookbook Holder

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: handmade wooden cookbook holder
Here’s a similar cookbook holder from HGTV. I love this one!! If you don’t have all the power tools they have, you can get the wood cut at whatever store you buy it at, and hand sand it before putting it all together.

12. Keychains

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: keychains
Cute Keychains – these would be unique homemade Christmas gifts that could be customized for anyone.

13. Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: rainbow painted wooden spoons
Painted wooden spoons
I think these are so cute! They’d be one of those crafts your kids could help with too. You can find an inexpensive set of wooden utensils at Walmart, Target, Kohls, whatever. Or you might have luck at the dollar store. And any color scheme would be fun. Just think about what colors your gift recipient has in his or her kitchen 🙂 You could also do a theme of food gifts and add some homemade snacks to a gift basket with the utensils.

14. Tic Tac Toe Game

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: handmade tic tac toe game
Tic Tac Toe – my Mom has a fun Tic Tac Toe set on her coffee table and the grandkids play all the time! You could gift it in a cute storage gift box too.

15. Bath Fizzies/ Bombs

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want:
I’m not usually one to give fancy lotions and soaps. BUT, one of the best gifts I ever got was after my first baby. A friend gave me a fancy bath bomb thing from Lush. It was so relaxing and smelled amazing. So I’m kind of tempted to try these handmade lavender bath fizzies as a good (and cheaper) alternative. All you’d need is a set of cheap mason jars & a few natural ingredients.

16. Monogrammed Tray

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: monogrammed tray
These painted and monogrammed trays are cute, and would be super budget friendly if you scored a tray at goodwill & had some old paint lying around.

17. Homemade Lip Balm

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: moisturizing glossy lip balm
This homemade lip balm is one of those things that would be super cheap if you already had coconut oil around, or if you were making it for several people. I think it’d be a great stocking stuffer or gift for teachers.

18. Bird’s Nest Necklaces

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: bird's nest necklace
These bird’s nest necklaces would be a super easy homemade gift and they’re so cute. You don’t need any special jewelry making tools or anything either!

19. Stamped Washer Necklaces

17 DIY handmade Gifts You'd actually want: stamped washer necklaces
For these stamped washer necklaces, you do need a set of steel stamps. They run about $15 for the whole kit on Amazon. I’m guessing you could find a set at hobby Lobby or Michael’s with a coupon too. But, again, if you’re making them for several people, $15 for several gifts isn’t bad 😉

20. Homemade Bubble Bath

This article has tons of ideas for homemade bubble bath! Bubble Bath is such an easy diy gift. You can gift it by itself or include it in themed gift baskets with bath bombs or bath salts.


Okay, so what was your favorite of all these fun handmade gifts?!

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