DIY Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for Handmade DIY Christmas Gift Ideas? Here's 25 easy ideas with free plans and tutorials included! DIY your Christmas gifts this year with something on this list for everyone on yours ;)

There is just something special about a handmade Christmas gift.  Even if the store bought one was cheaper…and even the handmade one isn’t not perfectly square…or the finish isn’t JUST right.  It’s the “handmade” part that makes it so valuable.


It’s the fact that someone who loves you spent their time making that just for YOU.  It’s knowing that the whole time they spent making it, they were thinking about you and your reaction when you open that gift on Christmas day.

I’m not normally a sentimental person, but those are the best gifts you can get 🙂 Amiright??


So this Christmas, if you are looking to give something special, heartfelt, personal and handmade, I’ve compiled a list of great ideas for you to check out below.


DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

DIY Rocking Horse

How to build a DIY rocking horse for toddler or small child--dog shaped rocking horse with template to make your own

DIY Toy Chests

Toy Chest 1:

Free building plans to make your own DIY Storage chest

Toy Chest 2:

Super simple DIY storage trunk made from a single sheet of plywood!

DIY Four Sided Bookshelf

Get the free building plans for this DIY Four Sided Spinning Kid's Bookshelf

DIY Kids Table and Chairs

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas to Personalize

DIY Wooden Clock

DIY Wooden wall clock with personalization--make your own with this free tutorial

DIY Personalized Lasy Susan

How to make a Personalized DIY Lazy Susan

DIY Keepsake Box

How to build a DIY wooden keepsake box with splines and picture frame top

DIY Christmas Gifts of Unique Furniture

DIY Clock Table

DIY Faux Drawer Dresser

How to build a DIY Fake Drawer Apothecary Cabinet

DIY Changing Table

DIY Twisty Table

DIY Bar CartHow to Build a DIY Bar Cart from One Board

DIY Wardrobe Cabinet

Other Unique Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

DIY Wooden Lantern

How to build a GORGEOUS wood lantern!

DIY Modern Wooden Wall Clock

DIY Wooden Stove Top Cover

DIY Bluetooth Speaker Box

DIY Wireless Bluetooth Wooden Speaker Box--Looks like a retro mid century credenza and it's even got a hidden compartment for cord storage!

DIY Business Card Holder

Scrap wood business card holder shaped like a house! Perfect for realtor, interior designer, contractor, etc. How cute are these?

DIY Wooden Spoon

How to carve a wooden pineapple spoon

DIY Floating Shelves

How to build a floating shelf without seams--take your DIY floating shelves up a notch!

DIY Contemporary Wall Shelf

How to Build a Modern, Minimalist Wooden Shelf

DIY Boot Tray

DIY Scrap Wood Bookends

DIY Guitar Bookends--And Easy and Quick Scrap Wood Project

DIY Planter BoxDIY Louvered Wood Planters

WOW, that’s a lot to choose from!  You can find lots more on the projects page as well.


I may have gotten a little carried away with the list, but there are so many unique options from small scrap wood projects to full blown furniture pieces.  So I hope this list is helpful if you are looking to gift someone with a handmade Christmas gift this year.

.Looking for Handmade DIY Christmas Gift Ideas? Here's 25 easy ideas with free plans and tutorials included! DIY your Christmas gifts this year with something on this list for everyone on yours ;)

I hope that in the midst of all the sawdust and glue, that you find time to enjoy the holiday and spend time with those you love…and eat lots of Christmas candy in the process 😉


Stay tuned for SO MANY new DIY projects coming out soon.  Writing tutorials and editing video is time consuming, and I’ve had a few things going on lately, so I haven’t been able to get as many out as I’d hoped.  But, keep your eyes out for a TON of new projects at the beginning of the new year!


As always, thank you so much for your support and for following along.  To you and your family, have a very Merry Christmas 🙂


Until next time, happy handmade Christmas gift building 🙂

You Might Also Like

Previous Story
Next Story