More handmade gift ideas


Is the change of season into late autumn as pronounced for you as it is here? We have frosty mornings, blustery weather systems, and chilled fingers.

We’re making our handmade gift lists and checking them twice. Here are a few more ideas for gifts. I’ll be adding these to the main list, too, but here they are in their own spotlight.

Pocket Creatures (either as written to warm the hands or stuffed and sewn shut as toys)
felted Mancala game(a good guys gift)

A Month of Gifts to Sew – a fabulous, rich collection of ideas.

A fabric scarf holder. Such a great idea, particularly if you know a knitter.

For the kid/crafter/scrapbooker/mail artist in your life: handcarve an eraser stamp set – super easy. I do mine with just erasers and an exacto knife.

Or, on a similar note, foam stamps.

A sweet organizer for necklaces and bracelets.

lip balm and many more recipes for lotions, scrubs, etc

Contact people in your family and ask for a holiday recipe and a holiday memory. Make a booklet.

Also caught my eye:

Corporate Free Christmas

A list of ideas at Down to Earth.

An interesting blog post on some of the quandaries faced by those giving handmade items.

A Flickr group or two and a Ravelry group on the topic.

I hope your planning sessions are feeling as sweet as a cinnamon cookie!


7 thoughts on “More handmade gift ideas

  1. Wanda says:

    I am feeling a lot of love for you right now. This week that the kids are making their lists, and your handmade ideas will give them lots to chose from.

  2. JoVE says:

    Will have to come back and investigate those.

    BTW, if you have ever thought about trying Lino printing, we are ripping up some old linoleum (the real stuff by the look of it) from our basement. I could mail you a few tiles if you want them.

  3. Patricia says:

    Wow–so many great ideas! Thank you. I especially love the two Knitty projects–I haven’t spent the time to go through past Knitty issues, so I’d never seen those.

    I’m planning to link your main list to my own blog soon. Thanks for doing so much research for the rest of us. Such dazzling inspiration. 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    I am filled with a warm, giddy glee at having read this list. I’m particularly excited about the mandala set and the urbania post.

    How do you manage to be so incredibly inspiring EVERY time I visit your blog?

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for including my scarf holder on your list of handmade gift ideas. I am vowing to make this a Handmade Holiday myself, so I can’t wait to browse around your blog more.
    Happy Fall!

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