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DIY Holiday Gift Giving
August 27, 2015 – 07:43 am
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Cover of the book Handmade GiftsI know. I know. You probably don’t want to be thinking of Christmas just yet. Neither do I. However as a crafter who makes many Christmas gifts for friends and family each year I have to start working on my list early. I should have started in June to be honest, but summer is a busy time for a librarian so I’m starting now.

Does anyone else get nervous about making gifts for others? We’ve all received those handmade items that didn’t quite tickle our fancy and I know I don’t want my nieces bemoaning all those weird things their Aunt Dana gave them for Christmas year after year when they just wanted a Barbie.

Here are a few tips for handmade gift-giving along with a list of books to get you started on your own handmade gift giving spree!

Just like regular gift giving, it’s the thought that counts. Think about the style of the person you’re planning a gift for. Have they mentioned an item you’ve made yourself that they love? What colors and textures do they like? For instance, you might not want to make a hat for someone who never wears hats.

Cover of the book Meals in a Jar If you’re making gifts for a big group of people consider making smaller gifts that can be done in an assembly line style. Maybe make everyone the same ornament personalizing them a bit for each person. You’ll get them done quickly and efficiently!

If you’re not an avid crafter don’t go crazy! If you just learned how to knit, don’t plan to make everyone you know a scarf.Cover of the book Project Teen: Handmade Gifts your Teen Will Love Stick with your comfort zone and maybe use some pre-made items that you can give a crafty touch. No one will be the wiser and you won’t end up hating the sight of knitting needles after a 12-hour knitting binge (not that I’ve done that or anything!).

Have fun! My favorite part of making handmade gifts is the joy I get from making them and seeing the delight on the faces of my friends and family when they open the gifts. It’s an extra bonus when I see them use the item later on.

If you aren’t quite ready to start thinking about Christmas gifts this list of books will work for your entire DIY gift giving needs throughout the year.

This is a great book for anyone who wants to get crafty without having to learn a new skill. This book contains more than 70 projects that run the gamut of crafts and also includes ideas for up-cycling.

Gifts for Kids to Make by Cheryl Owen

Want to get the kids involved? This book has simple crafts with easy to find supplies that kids will enjoy making and giving.

Cover of the book Sew Gifts Cover of the book Knits to Give: 30 Knitted Gifts Cover of the book Crochet the Perfect Gift Cover of the book Gifts for Kids to Make
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Popular Q&A
What are some great DIY ideas for Christmas gifts?

Some good do it yourself Christmas gifts are gift baskets with their favorite small items, home baked goods, vanilla extract, done from home, and board games for the entire family are good frugal do it yourself ideas.

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