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The Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide for the Holiday Season

I’m a huge fan of handmade gifts. In this society where time is money and it’s too easy to click “buy now” and have something sent without ever touching it, handmade gifts are the language of love.

Handmade gift guide with handmade candles, towels, ornaments, and salt scrub.

I also love not stressing out during the holiday season. Which means getting an early start on projects. (My mother-in-law, who finishes her Christmas shopping in August would argue that it’s already too late.) I’m a born procrastinator, but this year I’m trying to stress less and enjoy the holidays more, which means getting organized now.

To that end, I’ve put together 39 of my favorite handmade gift ideas to share with you. (Spoiler alert to my immediate friends and family: don’t read this next part or you might not be surprised when you open your gift this year.)

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to take care of your gift list and get a head start on the holidays!

Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide

Nothing says you care like a handmade gift. Here's the ultimate list of my favorite handmade gift ideas for this holiday season.

Angela Kraeske

Sunday 10th of November 2019

Hi Meredith! This is an amazing list of handmade gifts and there are several that I can't wait to make. Thanks for including my lavender candle tutorial in the group. Also, I'm so glad we got to meet face to face at the mediavine conference. You're as sweet and adorable in person as you are on your blog.


Monday 11th of November 2019

Thanks Angie, I felt the same way meeting you! I wish we could have hung out more - maybe next time! ;)


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