10 Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts Only The Coolest Friends Will Give

Why would you step foot in a crowded shopping mall when you could make your own gifts this holiday? Cost effective, stress-free and even fun, DIY goodies are a great way to impress your loved ones without totally losing your mind during the busiest time of the year. 

To help get the creative juices flowing, check out some of our favorite DIYs below. From tech accessories to baked goods, your sure to find something for everyone on your list. Try one of the projects this weekend and let us know how it goes! 

  • 1
    Double-Sided Spiked Earrings
    I Spy DIY
    For the glam girl in your life, head over to I Spy DIY to learn how to DIY these darling double-sided earrings. 
  • 2
    His And Hers Coffee Gift Basket
    A Beautiful Mess
    This gift basket is sure to please any coffee-loving couple. Check out  A Beautiful Mess for tips on how to build your own.
  • 3
    Recycled Fabric Notebooks
    Almost Makes Perfect
    Please your favorite wordsmith with these homemade recycled fabric notebooks. Almost Makes Perfect‘s tutorial shows you how to turn old T-shirts into incredibly thoughtful gifts.
  • 4
    Monogram Clay Keychains
    Homey Oh My
    Great for both girls and guys, these monogram clay keychains are simple, yet personal. Homey Oh My also proves they’re also super fun to make. 
  • 5
    Hommade Edible Goodies
    Delia Creates
    Need something for your neighbor? Look no further than Delia Creates‘ holiday recipes that are both cute and tasty. 
  • 6
    Quick Dried Flower Art
    I Spy DIY
    This wall art project by I Spy DIY makes a great gift for a new home owner. Swing by the flower shop this weekend and channel your inner artist. 
  • 7
    Speckled Nesting Bowls
    Almost Makes Perfect
    These nesting bowls are great for holding spare change, jewelry, keys and any other miscellaneous items you need to throw somewhere. Visit  Almost Makes Perfect to learn how to DIY this gift thats as chic as it is functional.
  • 8
    Homemade Solid Perfume
    A Beautiful Mess
    Try your hand at solid perfume for the perfect beauty lover gift. Head over to A Beautiful Mess for the how-to. 
  • 9
    Hexagonal Desktop Organizer
    Francois et Moi
    Got a college student on your list? This DIY desktop organizer is cute, simple and oh-so-handy. Find the tutorial on Francois et Moi
  • 10
    Almost Makes Perfect
    Stylish tech accessories make great gifts. DIY this leather case by Almost Makes Perfect for any laptop-carrying techie. 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/11/20/handmade-holiday-gifts_n_8617906.html

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