There are a ton of holidays throughout the year when a little gift is nice to give. But all the little stuff tends to add up when you’re just buying cheap items from the store… and at the end of the year it’s probably going to get tossed.
Why give something that’s just going to get thrown away? Give gifts that matter, that are personal, and will be cherished for years to come.
Small Handmade Gifts for All Occasions
Here are a few homemade gift ideas for when you value the things that you give away (or bring into your own home) and don’t want to give junk!
This sweet little gift is SO easy it’s just begging to be a necklace or a charm on a bracelet. And it doesn’t have to be silver, you can make it any color you want.
But if you DO want it to be silver, you can buy precious metal clay here, and when you bake it, it’s actually STERLING SILVER!
For the Pirate OR Princess in your life, this leather pouch is a must. It works on either a chain, or on a belt!
Ok, WHAT? This is the most adorable thing! I wish I had seen this when I was teaching kindergarten; those kids would have LOVED this!
Talk about easy, cheap, and super fun. These rocks and infinitely customizable with just a few paint pens, and the bag too (which doubles as the board). Seriously, if you’re reading this and you know me in real life… your kid is getting one of these!
I don’t know about you, but there are a ton of people I know who would adore these cute little markers.
Customize them with a set of letter stamps and they are sure to be cherished by all the gardeners in your life!
Help your little ones get in some fun practice with these chalkboard disks!
Felt. Piggy. Bank. Do I really need to say more?
Grab your favorite color felt and whip out a few of these right now! You could make any shape or animal to personalize them to your loved ones.
Easy peasy, these slingshots are the bees knees! Grab some left over leather from your pouch project and make a few of these bad boys!
You can even buy the little felt balls pre-made and ready to go for practically pennies if you don’t want rocks to be launched.
Give a little mystery and magic with this easy to do leather bracelet! Great for boys and girls alike, this fun craft will keep them guessing.
For the avid reader in your life… you know you have at least one! Make this pillow in their favorite colors and add a new book to the pocket.
Here’s a great list of current young adult best sellers.
While this gifts is a little bigger than the other ones on this list, it was too good not to share.
Again, a little bigger than the others, but come on! Permission (and all the supplies) to make an indoor fort??
Best. Gift. Ever.