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14 Cute Gift Ideas for Friends + 4 Gift Wrap Tutorials

By: Julia Litz, Editor of

14 Cute Gift Ideas for Friends + 4 Gift Wrap TutorialsYou can't go wrong when you make a gift for a friend. If you head to the mall or a boutique, you might not find an item that fits your friend's personality. Why go to the trouble of making the trip when there are so many crafts you can make at home?

Whether your friend is sporty, girly, or in the Christmas spirit all year long, there's a craft in this collection for her. You don't have to be an expert crafter, either. These homemade Christmas gift ideas can be sewn, crocheted, folded, knitted, or glued.

Show your friend how much you care with one of these handmade Christmas gift ideas. Whatever you make is sure to be appreciated. Skip the shopping mall and get creative this holiday season with these do it yourself Christmas gifts that you'll want to make over and over again.

14 Cute Gift Ideas for Friends

+ 4 Gift Wrap Tutorials

Table of Contents

  1. Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

  2. DIY Christmas Decorations

  3. Fashionable Craft Ideas for Christmas

  4. DIY Gift Bags, DIY Gift Wrap, and More


Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Cheap and Practical Homemade Christmas Gift IdeasNo one knows your friends better than you, which means you've got a good idea of which homemade Christmas gifts they'll be able to use. Complement your friend's style with DIY Christmas decorations or make her life a little bit easier with practical gifts like coasters and handmade soap. These Christmas presents will come in handy during and after the holidays.

Confetti Chunk Christmas Soap

Christmas Poinsettia Coasters

Weaved Ribbon Pillow

Holiday Throw Blanket

Molded Holiday Bath Bombs 



DIY Christmas Decorations

DIY Christmas DecorationsSometimes, the perfect DIY Christmas gifts are the ones that a friend can keep around the house. Commemorate a special occasion or give a present that will freshen up their Christmas home decor. From a Christmas card holder to a candy cane candle votive, these handmade Christmas decorations are affordable and unique.

Christmas Door Hanger

Christmas Wine Bottle Cover

Candy Cane Christmas Candle

Homemade Air Fresheners 





Fashionable Craft Ideas for Christmas

Christmas Fashion DIY Ideas for Handmade Christmas GiftsChristmas is the perfect time to start on a sewing project, crochet pattern, or knitting project. Take this opportunity to give your fabric scraps new life by creating DIY fashion wearables that your friends will want to wear all winter. Hats and scarves are lovely touches for a winter outfit, and you can give your friends a dose of glamor with some othrifty DIY fashion jewelry.

Ruffle Christmas Bag

DIY Cord Bracelet

Santa Scarf

DIY Hat Tutorial

Simple Cashmere Mittens



DIY Gift Bags, DIY Gift Wrap, and More

DIY Gift Bags, DIY Gift Wrap, and MoreNow that you've made the perfect gift for your friend, go the extra mile and make your own gift wrap. If you've worked especially hard on a present, you want to make sure that the package looks as good as what's inside it. These handmade gift bags and boxes are just the right size for some of the gifts in this collection. With fun DIY gift toppers and handmade gift tags, you can turn a regular wrapping job into something truly special.

4 Step Pillow Boxes

Easy Scrapbook Paper Gift Bags

Crepe Paper Flower Gift Topper

Cereal Box Gift Tags




Now that you have new ideas for all kinds of Christmas gift ideas for friends, check out these collections and get started on Christmas crafts for the rest of the family!

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