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Handmade Gift Ideas #2

Updated on November 5, 2018

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More Handmade Gifts

As I was reading through my first Hub on handmade gifts, I thought about some more. I like to give handmade gifts whenever possible, as it shows effort and thought going into a gift. Don't get me wrong...I'm not saying purchased gifts are meaningless. I understand some things on wishlists cannot be made, and many people do not have the time nor the desire to make a gift. And, not everyone is a crafter.

  1. Home Baked Goodies - who doesn't like to get some home baked cookies or squares? Or fudge? Or biscotti for the coffee lover on your list?
  2. Cookies in a Jar - not baked cookies, but rather the mix layered in a jar, tied with a ribbon. This can also be done for soup mixes...just be sure to attach the recipe as well.
  3. If you are a gardener, or are giving a gift to a gardener, you could put some nice plants with similar water and light requirements in a decorative container. Along with the plants, toss in a package or two of seeds you've saved from your own garden.
  4. For the sewer or quilter on your list, why not make a tote bag full of pockets? There are many great commercial patterns available...just visit your local quilt or fabric store.
  5. An herb garden in a container - a mix of different herbs that will fit on a windowsill. This is a gift that will keep giving for many years to come. An extra package of seeds for each type of herb planted tied with a ribbon will make it even more enjoyable. Plus, the recipient can plant them in an outdoor herb garden.
  6. Wooden Bench - if you're a woodworker, or can at least use basic tools, you can make a wooden bench or picnic table for someone. These items will be used for years, possibly even decades. Some simple patterns can be found online, or in woodworking magazines.
  7. Garden Trellis - these can be made any size, and out of several different materials. I have seen some very neat patterns made out of flexible copper tubing. Also, this is a great way to recycle something like an old rickety ladder.
  8. Stepping Stones - a simple form made out of wood and filled with ready-mix concrete can be a great gift for the gardener. Another neat idea is to pour the concrete onto a large rhubarb leaf. The veins will be visible in the stone, and no two will be exactly alike.

These are just a few more ideas...many more will be added as time goes on.

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