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Homemade Present Ideas for Men & Women | DIY Craft Gift Tutorials

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Creative Gift How-Tos From Around The Web

If you bake, love crafts or are in any way practical, homemade gifts are a great option for birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's day and other festivities - not only because people will appreciate the extra effort you've made, but it's also fun to make the gifts and it can usually save you money too.

On this page I've compiled lists of the best and most unique how-tos and ideas for making your own gifts - from edible items to wall art, coasters and much more. The tutorials cover a range of prices and recipients from fathers to friends and co-workers.

I hope you find the ideas helpful!

These products were made and photographed by Aime Lee.

Christmas Chutney

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Photo and spiced chutney by Simon Cook - Click here for the recipe.

365 Easy Handmade Gifts

Simply Handmade: 365 Easy Gifts & Decorations You Can Make
Simply Handmade: 365 Easy Gifts & Decorations You Can Make

An excellent book to prevent you from ever being stuck for gift ideas again!

The DIY suggestions are all very budget-friendly and accessible for even absolute beginners to craft.

Filled with inspiring color photos too, the projects ranges from mosaics to glass etching so you'll be able to find something to suit everyone.

 

Why Make Your Own Presents?

Apart from the practicality of actually saving yourself some money (usually), the best thing about giving and receiving home made gifts is the thoughtfulness behind the idea and the obvious time and effort spent on it, plus the fact that it is unique and personal.

A lot of people seem to think of DIY gifts as cheap, naff, or things that only kids make like macaroni necklaces, but please take a look at the amazing things on this page and you will completely change your mind! You won't believe what you can make with basic materials.

If you are crafty or you can sew then the world is pretty much your oyster with regards to what you could make, and bakers or cooks have a huge array of treats and goodies to choose from too. If you're neither craft-minded nor a fan of cooking then don't despair; most ideas on this page come complete with step-by-step tutorials which guide even total beginners to victory! If you don't have time for making something from scratch, then embellishing or personalizing store-bought products is a great idea too, whether it's with personal photos in a photo album, a journal with added decoration by you, or even fun gift wrapping. OR perhaps you could buy multiple gifts with the same theme (e.g. golf, movie night, chocolate, puzzles, spa day etc.) and make up a surprise gift box!

Birthday Plant Basket

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Photo and gift basket by Bugs and Fishes - Click here for details.

Sharpie Embellished Mug

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Turn a plain mug into a thoughtful gift with porcelain pens.

Photo and mug by Craft Pond - Click here for details.

Top-Rated Gift Ideas

A Kindle is an extremely popular gift for a loved one, and the rest of the selection below is a choice of very affordable and fun ideas for friends, colleagues or family - I particularly recommend the 'One Line a Day' memory book which I own and is perfect for busy people who would like to keep a regular diary.

Print Your Own Tote Bags

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Buying a cheap plain tote bag and then personalizing it with fabric paint is a great idea for a gift!

To see a tutorial on how to make a monogrammed doily print bag (as shown above), click here.

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Sock Softies & Cuddly Toys

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Making a softie or toy for someone is a thoughtful and memorable gift for someone special, and it will be treasured.

Photo by Teresia.

Make Your Own Recipe Book Holder

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A recipe book holder is a great gift for any keen cook or baker, and this project is easily achievable even for woodworking newbies - although you will need a couple of basic tools.

What you will need:

* Wood in the dimensions shown in the diagram.

You can buy a natural wood, plywood, MDF...doesn't really matter. If you want a nice looking wood grain you'll want to use a natural wood like pine. MDF is a cheap board and is simple to use and you can always paint it at the end to make it look nicer!

* Wood saw; hand or electric (scroll/band).

* Sandpaper

* Wood glue

* 2 clamps

* 2 x 23" lengths of elastic tape (optional)

* Paint, stain or whatever you want to finish the wood with

* A recipe book to test the product with

* Nails (optional)

- First you will need to cut the wood pieces out as per the diagram; 1) one rectangle 16" x 11" (thickness of at least 1/4"), 2) and 3) two identical triangle shapes with one right angle between edge lengths of 9" and 5" (these will be supporting struts so can be as thick as you want but should be at least a thickness of 1/2"), 4) one rectangle 1.5" x 10" (thickness of approx. 3/8"), and 5) one rectangle 1" x 10" (thickness of approx. 1/4").

- First you will need to glue piece 4 to piece 1, as per the diagram. The edge of piece 4 should be glued to piece 1 so that it is centered and is about 1" from the bottom of 1.

- Clamp the pieces together to keep them in place until the glue dries. You could use nails instead (or as well as) if you wish by hammering nails from the back of 1 into piece 4.

- Piece 5 should then be attached with glue and clamps to the front of piece 4 so that the bottom edges line up with each other. This forms the 'lip' on the recipe book platform which will keep the recipe book held in place.

- You will then need to glue on the triangular pieces 2 and 3 as in the diagram so each one sits 3" from each side of wood piece 1 and lines up with the bottom of piece 1. This will create a slanted book holder.

If you have trouble clamping the triangular pieces because they are on a slant, a trick is to basically make 2 mini versions of the triangle shapes of 2 & 3 so that they are smaller but the angles are the same. Turn each of these mini triangles upside down and position on the edge of each of 2 and 3 in order to make a parallel surface for the clamps to push against

- Put a recipe book in position to test that it works.

- Use the sandpaper to smooth any rough surfaces or edges and remove the wood dust with a slightly damp cloth to leave it nice and clean.

- To finish it off (making sure the holder is completely dry), you can paint it (spray or brush), stencil it with a pattern, cover with a photo collage, decoupage it with fabric, stain it (if you used natural wood) ... or whatever you like - it's up to you!

- If you want to add elastic straps to the holder (to hold the pages open when necessary), then you can do this as the last step. With a recipe book in place on the holder, wrap the elastic tape piece around both the holder and the book so that the ends meet at the back (see diagram). Sew the elastic together in a join when you have judged how long you want the elastic strap to be, making sure that the elastic will be stretched enough around the book to exert pressure onto the pages.

Do this for each piece of elastic so you have two identical elastic loops. You can glue the elastic to the back of wood piece 1, making sure the elastic seam is positioned at the back.

- Finished!

Homemade Terrarium

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To see tutorials on making your own terrariums, click here or here.

Photo by Lindsay H.

Homemade Bath Products

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You can make your own bath salts and soap and put them together with loofah and sponge to create a lovely gift set.

These products were made and photographed by Aime Lee.

Woodburned Snowflake Ornament

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Tree slices + wood burning tool + ribbon = pretty ornaments which would be perfect for Christmas presents.

Photo and ornament by MomyzMunyMakerz.

Fun Craft Books For Making Handmade Gifts - Packed Full Of Creativity

If you want any more ideas, then these top-rated books are full of creative and unusual gifts:

Clay Critters

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Making your own little clay monsters and animals is a great idea for a unique gift.

Photo and creatures by Mike MacLeod.

Click Here for more information on how to use and shape polymer clay.

Betty Crocker Caramel Sauce

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Homemade jams and sauces make a lovely gift, and you can find the recipe for the caramel sauce shown in the photo by clicking here.

And if you'd like some more recipes for occasions including Valentine's day, click here.

Homemade Gift Videos

Domino Set

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Pebbles and paint...that's all you need!

Photo and dominoes by ChickenJulie.

Fabric Flower Bouquet

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Flowers that will last forever!

Photo and flowers by Happy Together- CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Handmade Birdies

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These are actually cake toppers, but they would be just as cute as decorations for a table, windowsill or mantelpiece. You just need to shape the body out of clay, paper mache, foam or whatever other material you can think of, and then decorate the shapes with fabric pieces and wire legs.

Photo by Jek In The Box.

Kindle Case

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This is a brilliant and simple idea for a Kindle owner, recycling an old book cover into something functional.

Cases for electronics are an ideal homemade gift - whether it's for a phone, Kindle, laptop or camera.

Photo and case by Wendi Dunlap - Click here for details.

iPad Stand

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Easy homemade gift for a gadget fan by simply making a slot in a block of wood.

Photo and stand by Jsupes.

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

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These dark chocolate truffles have been rolled in chopped toasted walnuts, cocoa, chocolate shavings or shredded coconut.

Photo and truffles by Jeannie.

Plush Alphabet Set

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A complete set of sewn softie letters with a handmade drawstring bag. This would make a wonderful baby shower gift!

Photo and alphabet by Erin Bluhm.

Painted Pebble Fridge Magnets

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Photo and magnets by Natasa Borenovic.

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Please Leave a Comment! 181 comments

Jerrad28 3 years ago

Cool ideas, thanks!


anonymous 3 years ago

awesome and useful ideas! thanks.

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purpleslug 3 years ago

So many ideas. Thanks!


TheBigSquid 3 years ago

Nice work, love the first pick :)

Check out my gift ideas for gift ideas for Christmas I also liked and shared yours so if you like mine please do the same :)


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ananimoss2 3 years ago

My kids and I love your lenses. They are awesome, and the girls cannot wait to try to make all of them, somehow...


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diaperbagdiva lm 3 years ago

Love your ideas! Thank you!


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LizRobertson 3 years ago

Fun ideas! I think I'll try the tote!


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yourselfempowered 3 years ago from Gloucester

Wow, so many great ideas! What a treasure trove! :)


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earthybirthymum 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Level 1 Commenter

Caramel sauce, what a great idea. I use yo make fruit fruit rumtopf, something I might do again this year in smaller batches.


prhammock 2 years ago

I am going to borrow the Homemade Terrarium. A great idea, thank you.


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HeatherTodd1 2 years ago

This is really great...Thanks for the post


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wcjohnston 2 years ago

great lens, good ideas


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nolinel lm 2 years ago

I really like these ideas. Thank you...


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Gayle Dowell 2 years ago from Kansas Level 2 Commenter

Great site full of great handmade gift ideas. It is going to keep me busy visiting all the links! Blessed by a squid angel!


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spritequeen lm 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing all the great ideas. Good job on the lens.


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Genjud 2 years ago

Nice lens, and great ideas.


anonymous 2 years ago

I love these DIY lenses, when you make a gift for someone I think that it is truly from the heart as you make sure that it always looks really nice


ErHawkns7100 2 years ago

Great gift ideas.


shwetasoni05 2 years ago

Wonderful and creative ideas. Keep going..


TheresaBesaw 2 years ago

Great ideas the winter season always brings out my crafty side. You gave me some really good inspiration. I'll be dragging out the crafts this weekend. Thanks


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MoonMaa 2 years ago

Very nice homemade gifts.


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viscri8 2 years ago

making handcrafted gift for somebody one is getting as much joy out of it as the person who will receive it. This lens is a great inspiration and useful resource. Blessed!


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sandi84 2 years ago from Belfast

thanks!


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kathysart 2 years ago

Great ideas.. now I just need to make em. Thanks!


seosmm 2 years ago

Great ideas. Very nice lens!


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iijuan12 2 years ago Level 2 Commenter

Neat ideas! Blessed and liked.


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wolfie10 2 years ago

very much enjoyed this lens


jimmyworldstar 2 years ago

Awesome lens. I like the portable art wall and hand painted mouse pad! If I wanted to move the art wall, all I have to do is detach and reassemble!


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Countryluthier 2 years ago

Aabsolutely! I mainly do it for family but I do. Some nice ideas in this lens. Keep up the good work!


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nigel7725 2 years ago

Great lens.


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curious0927 2 years ago

Great lens! A DIY treasure trove. Very comprehensive and complete selection of "classy" ideas...thanks for sharing. Have to love Squidoo,,,we can put so much in one place!


MaartjeJepsen 2 years ago

Thank you! Now I have several gift ideas for these Xmas ;)


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LaraineRoses 2 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

Wonderful ideas here for gifts. You have just been chosen for a blessing from SquidQuest.

I hope that this lens gets LotD and/or Purple Star.


Edutopia 2 years ago

Almost everyone I know this year is on a tight presents budget so handmade/homemade is the new hot thing. This lens is really helpful for that, gave me a few ideas I hadn't considered yet.


baby-strollers 2 years ago

I'm too lazy to make something homemade for everyone, but I do it occassionally.


JimH 2 years ago

There's nothing quite like receiving a handmade gift, now I know how to make some of my own.


BestBuys4Baby 2 years ago

I really LOVE this lense, wish I had seen it sooner, just finished making my home made rocky road in a jar. Now I have seen your tea soaps! I am going to be busy. Also this is a perfect recession proof lense.


anonymous 2 years ago

Thanks, such a wonderful lens.


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CrossCreations 2 years ago from St. Louis, MO Level 1 Commenter

Holy guacamole, I could spend a week on this lens alone, what fabulous diy gift ideas! *blessed*


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JoyfulReviewer 2 years ago

So many neat ideas here ... especially like the monogrammed doily print bag. That technique could be used for so many projects. Thanks for hunting down all these wonderful DIY gift ideas and instructions. ~~Blessed~~


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biggking lm 2 years ago

Sweet


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kmyangel 2 years ago

Sock Softies Toy is my favorite, very sweet ! Thanks for sharing this great ideas !


dream1983 2 years ago

Great lens, well done! Squidlike


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SimplySara LM 2 years ago

So many crafty ideas, so little time! Thanks for the one stop idea shopping!


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squidoopets 2 years ago

Love these suggestions for hand made gifts - we're doing a vintage christmas this year


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Caromite 2 years ago

I love the portable wall art - such a great idea! The link is broken, but it isn't too hard to figure out how to make it.

Great lens!


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steph-naylor 2 years ago

great lens


teenbee 2 years ago

You put a lot of effort into this lens and it turned out great! Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas! :)


anonymous 2 years ago

There are so many great ideas here. I bookmarked it. Thanks


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CanvasArtPrint LM 2 years ago

Awesome idea!


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Ashly Rain 2 years ago

Some fantastic ideas.


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Ashly Rain 2 years ago

Some fantastic ideas.


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Deadicated LM 2 years ago

Cool Lens, I especially love the terrarium; I use to make bees wax candles for all my friends and family for Yule and Christmas.


Tahamtan 2 years ago

Cool Ideas. I am zero at crafting though :(


oakstreet 2 years ago

This is cool and a very useful len, Great job and I "like" it.


anonymous 2 years ago

I loved your ideas, keep up the good work!


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Hailemichael 2 years ago

I like it....


naomiyoung 2 years ago

Great ideas!


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efcruzarts 2 years ago

nice lens for creativeness


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montanatravel52 2 years ago

I'm always searching for a great gift idea, thanks for the exhaustive suggestions! I recently wrote an article on fishing as a gift for an outdoors father, and one idea was making a homemade "free fishing day pass" card, fits nicely with your lens...


MimayManalo 2 years ago

nice! like it so much... that was nifty job, keep posting! blessed!


anonymous 2 years ago

great assortment of ideas all in one place,,,bookmarked thanks!


prejithp 2 years ago

great lens


prejithp 2 years ago

great lens


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alexandradouglas 2 years ago from Florida

Neato! I love this lens!


SofiaMann 2 years ago

I love your lens. Thanks for the ideas.


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Onlinemum3 2 years ago

Great ideas, thanks for sharing!


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photoartomation 2 years ago

cool lens!! art gifts


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fathomblueEG 2 years ago Level 2 Commenter

Very cool lens! So many great ideas:-)


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Joh2xny 2 years ago

Cool man!


Prescriptiondrugrehab 2 years ago

A lot of ideas here. I bookmarked several of the links you have here=)


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moanaparker lm 2 years ago

Cool Ideas of handmade gifts


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Sparkler923 2 years ago

With the holidays coming up, I have a feeling I'll be testing out many of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.


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printingray lm 2 years ago

Such a captivating art. It usually done by the people at home or weekends.


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AcornOakForest 2 years ago from Western Wisconsin Level 4 Commenter

So many great ideas... I'm fb liking this AND bookmarking the page. Thanks!


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BillyPilgrim LM 2 years ago

Great ideas, thanks for sharing x


HopeLabel 2 years ago

I love the fabric flowers. Some really great ideas. Amazing lens!


anonymous 2 years ago

I plan to give homemade gifts along with store bought items this Christmas. Even though I am on a very tight budget in Michigan's economy I still want to give a little love this season.


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mrsclaus411 2 years ago

Superb idea! I used to buy cheap items and put some little design on it so it will look like unique. This lens give me a lot of idea that I can be used this coming season.


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CraftaholicVete 2 years ago

I love handmade things, to me, they are better than any store bought present because that means you really took the time to make it for them unless you hired someone that makes the things you want to give, but at least you still have a say in what you want. Cool lens.


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FancyThatUK 2 years ago

Everyone is getting cookie mix in a jar this year. Saw a pin for it on Pintrest and knew thats what was happening. My parents, sister and hubby get extra bought gifts too, but everyone else is handmade. Last year was a tin of homemade sweets and chocolates! They went down well, and it can actually save you some money!


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casquid 2 years ago

How nice of you to put this together. Thank You!!


anonymous 24 months ago

Very nice lens with some great ideas! Love it! Thanks.


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Totus Mundus 24 months ago

Nice crafty lens full of good ideas!


anonymous 24 months ago

Going to make it a goal to make every single Christmas gift this year after seeing this post. (:


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crstnblue 24 months ago

Very nice work. Thanks for sharing!

Blessed!


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Sara Dowling 24 months ago

there are some fantastic ideas here, thanks for sharing with the not so crafty ones


dellgirl 24 months ago

You have an interesting selection of Homemade Present Ideas for Men & Women and DIY Craft Gift Tutorials. I enjoyed this. Nice work.


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rattie lm 24 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous ideas. Thanks.


zacrew7 23 months ago

Great Lense, you should definintely check mine out and tell me what you think! http://www.squidoo.com/unheardofpresents


anonymous 23 months ago

These are Amazing ideas!!! Thanks so much!! I went from being clueless as to what to get my friends for Christmas, to not being able to decide!! Thanks again!!


anonymous 23 months ago

Thank you for putting this together!!!!


touristhaven 23 months ago

very interesting, keep up with good work!


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MonetteMiro 23 months ago from Dubai

That's a lot of art work


anonymous 23 months ago

great compilation of ideas


christianstores 23 months ago

never knew wall art is easy to do! thanks for this lens! great job


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CoolKarma 23 months ago

Wow, fantastic gift ideas. My favorites are the sock toys and the terrariums in a bottle.


pinoyrecipe 23 months ago

cool, i really love these present ideas...


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jimconrad2 23 months ago

Great ways to save a few bucks.


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jupiter justice 23 months ago

Beautiful lens and wonderful images here. I've been very inspired by my visit. Keep up the fantastic job! Thanks, Asher


DecoratingMom411 23 months ago

Great selection of gifts! Thanks for sharing those ideas!


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lbrummer 23 months ago from Hartington, Nebraska Level 2 Commenter

Great gift ideas.


johnburson 23 months ago

Reminds me I have to get off my butt and start fulfilling my gift list. Thanks fo the great gift ideas. www.sandiegorealtime.com


Ankushvchoudhary 23 months ago

thanks for share great information!!!


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Stickypony LM 23 months ago

I always give homemade gifts! Don't know if my girlfriend always likes that though :P


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ismeedee 23 months ago Level 1 Commenter

I think homemade is often the best, very personal and special. I just don't have the time and am not very skilled with making things, so find I only make things occasionally when I've planned way ahead to give myself enough time to complete and fix mistakes!! Lovely ideas here, though and I will save this page for reference!!


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HairBowHanna 23 months ago

Love, love, love! Great lens.


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lbrummer 23 months ago from Hartington, Nebraska Level 2 Commenter

Now that I have wings, I'm back to give an Angel Blessing!!


PinoyBroker 22 months ago

Nice to discover other homemade gifts lens.


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seashell2 22 months ago

Wonderful ideas for homemade gifts!


Benjamynn 22 months ago

Great suggestions


TravelEase 22 months ago

Very creative and innovation ideas. Some of these can be made into commercial products.


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dawnsnewbeginning 22 months ago

Lots of great ideas!


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rdcbizz 22 months ago

Great lens on DIY


kel305 22 months ago

Great ideas!!! Very, very creative lens.


rudhushudu 22 months ago

Its good to see you r soo creative!


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CrossCreations 22 months ago from St. Louis, MO Level 1 Commenter

I love home made gifts, great ideas and tutorials here, well done!


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oktoys 22 months ago

I like homemade gifts, I offten make my own gifts and give them to my friends.


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FancyThatUSA 22 months ago

Ive made cookie mix in a jar for everyone this year!


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knitstricken 22 months ago

This is an eclectic, well-rounded, *comprehensive* compendium of a lens! Hooray and thank you!


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AcornOakForest 22 months ago from Western Wisconsin Level 4 Commenter

This page gets my vote for favorite lens of 2012. Great job and have a Happy New Year!


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Elyn MacInnis 22 months ago from Shanghai, China Level 2 Commenter

This page is astounding. I love it! You have made a real contribution for all of us here. Squid blessings to you!


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squidoopets 22 months ago

Happy New Year and may 2013 be your best year yet on squidoo and in all that you do!! :D


bamajean 22 months ago

Happy New Year! This is a great site with lots of clever ideas. Enjoyed my trip through and I'll be back. Thanks for sharing such interesting info.


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thegrayrabbit 22 months ago

Great lens thanks for the inspiration.


belinhafernandes 18 months ago

Oh, the plush alphabet set is so cute! But there must be lots and lots of other cute ideas in your links! I must be back. It's too late and I must go to bed now! Awesome lens, a lot of work in it!


belinhafernandes 18 months ago

DIY Apothecary Bottle - a favorite!


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Klinetka 18 months ago

Great ideas. I alwazs prefer homemade ifts.


anonymous 17 months ago

Great site, so many ideas, thanks for sharing them with everybody.


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nicolekato 16 months ago

As a poor journalist, this will come in handy. Thanks for posting.


anonymous 16 months ago

GREAT ideas!!!


anonymous 16 months ago

@belinhafernandes: eh..... didn't find anything but great ideas!!!! :D


anonymous 16 months ago

@belinhafernandes: eh..... didn't find anything but great ideas!!!! :D


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Mary Stephenson 16 months ago from California

Love the stocking flowers. Many great ideas on this lens.


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ErikaV LM 15 months ago

WOW, genuinely amazed with some of the ideas here! I'll definitely try and make the plush alphabet set for my nephew! Thanks! :-)


mina009 15 months ago

Lots of wonderful ideas here!


OILDALE1 15 months ago

Nice lens..pinned!!


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winter aconite 15 months ago

What a great informative lens. I've only given homemade presents occasionally (jams and chutneys) but after having read this lens I will definitely do it more often!


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HughSmulders LM 15 months ago

I guess that self-made presents are always of great importance, as they show how important the person who receives the gift is for the person who presents it.


JHarbourn 14 months ago

Ooo, I'm definitely into the Christmas chutney and the Kindle case! Great finds!


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socialcx1 14 months ago

Those chocolate truffles are killing me just to looking at them.


JaspinderKaur 14 months ago

Nice lens. thanx for sharing.


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rattie lm 14 months ago

Terrific - now all I need is time...


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tonyaalves3 14 months ago

This year I will be making some homemade present due to lack of funds. Thanks for sharing your helpful lens idea


mathew31 14 months ago

Excellent ideas, with a wide variety of different possibilities!


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ireneporter 14 months ago

I'm not as crafty as you are so mine probably won't look as good, but I might as well give it a shot.


jura 14 months ago

This lens have a great ideas for gifts ,TX .


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Marcel W 14 months ago

You are a talented person and one of your talents is to make things look easy to do. I'm considering trying some of your suggestions. Thanks!


anonymous 14 months ago

@Jerrad28: Wow, so many great ideas! What a treasure trove

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anonymous 14 months ago

wonderful ideas. men are especially difficult to make gifts that they will USE.


Blessed Liez 13 months ago

Great lens! So many lovely ideas for a gift. :)


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Sojournstar Media 13 months ago

great lens, added it to bookmarks


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mariacarbonara 13 months ago

@Sojournstar Media: Agreed. I especially love the Ipad stand, its so simple but effective!


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tiff9321 13 months ago

Great ideas!!


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somebudiesangel2 13 months ago

cool lense, love the birdies and the truffles!


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hgb282 13 months ago

Lots of variety in gift ideas. I had to google "Christmas chutney". Fun video, nice festive background music.


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WendyArts 13 months ago

Great, great lens. Thanks for putting together a wonderful resource. I will be back for ideas before the holidays this year. Years ago, I used to make almost all the gifts I gave...that's before family, when I was single.


richardrose 12 months ago

Fantastic information here. Great to actually make a gift for someone as it really gives the personal touch.


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mel-kav 12 months ago Level 1 Commenter

I love - love - love this lens. Brilliant. I am bookmarking. Thanks for all the great ideas.


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pitlock 12 months ago

great informative lens. I love getting new ideas to homemade gifts. I think it's the best way to give.


anonymous 12 months ago

LOVE the lens!


Roscoe333 11 months ago

Love in your lense. B E A utifull


tahirmahmood 11 months ago

LOVE the lens!


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Merrci 11 months ago from Oregon's Southern Coast Level 7 Commenter

Beautiful informative lens! thanks for sharing it.


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Jackowacko LM 11 months ago

I simply love the idea with domino stones!. Great idea.


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chrisilouwho 11 months ago Level 1 Commenter

these are some really great ideas, thank you!


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marygriff 11 months ago

well written and organized. thanks for sharing


tonyleather 11 months ago

I was really taken with some of these ideas. Thanks!


leila22 11 months ago

i love it... i can use some for my friends presents .... it's pretty nice


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Baddew Fibes 11 months ago

Absolutely amazing collection of ideas - thanks!


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OliviaQ 10 months ago

I love this gift idea, that very funny look and nice


KobayashiFiction 10 months ago

The handmade birdies are ADORABLE!!! I want to make them RIGHT NOW!


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ikeephouse 10 months ago

I totally need to make a stone domino set. So Cute!!!


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SheGetsCreative 10 months ago from Seattle, WA Level 5 Commenter

I love being crafty and there's about 10 things here I can't wait to try. Thanks for all the new ideas!


johnsonbrown 9 months ago

Great Lens! Thanks :)


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John Huf 9 months ago

i love getting handmade gifts. It's so much nicer to get something handmade than just simply bought,


Mascheta 8 months ago

Got to save this sight Excellent info!


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Rock Artist 8 months ago Level 1 Commenter

Nice informative and useful lens, thank you for sharing it with us! My passion is rock painting and I love to give them as gifts.


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teelover 8 months ago Level 1 Commenter

There are few ideas we will definitely use!


mjalex 4 months ago

Love this cannot wait to try them. I have been looking for something like this forever. Thanks!


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SuperBusyMama 3 months ago

Wow!!! What an amazing lens. I love all these ideas and can't wait to try some! Thank you!


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