18 Best Gifts to Make for Women {present ideas}


The best gifts to make for women as homemade presents this year for Christmas.  Here are the best gifts to make for your daughter, best friend, Mom, girlfriend, or significant other.  These home made gifts are perfect for women and include pictured tutorials for jewelry, a cosmetic bag, spa items, lip balm, apron, flat iron cozy and slippers. Tip Junkie has Homemade Gifts for Women including over 1000 Homemade Christmas Gifts all with pictured tutorials to learn or how to make. You can always search there if you’re looking for more Simple Gifts with step-by-step instructions. {wink}


Fun Things to Make

Fun Things to Make

1. Candy Cane Soap ~ Don’t these candy cane soap bars look good enough to eat?  Ha.  I wouldn’t try it if I were you.  The color is fabulous with the tiny pieces of candy cane.  I can only imagine how wonderful they must smell.   A perfect gift for any female!

DIY Scub

2.  Polishing Skin Scrub ~ Whip up a batch of this sugar based skin scrub/polish for yourself or for a gift! Results include soft knees, elbows, heels and anywhere else!  There’s only two ingredients so it’s super simple to make!

3.  Homemade Lip Balm ~ Leave your lips feeling smooth and hydrated with this fabulous homemade chap stick tutorial.  Some of the moisturizing ingredients include beeswax, olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter.

Gifts for Women

4.  Homemade Hand Warmers ~ Baby it’s gonna get cold outside.  These darling felt hand warmers are sure to keep you warm for the rapidly approaching cold season.  And, perfect to give as gifts!  Download the free templates which include a heart, a football, a ball (basketball, softball, soccer), a smaller circle, and a top hat.  Something for everyone.  The cute instruction tags are also available to download for free.

Homemade Gifts for Women

5.  Homemade Heating Packs with Lavender ~ This simple sewing project makes a useful get well gift, and you can customize it with your choice of aromatherapy for a little extra indulgence.  My preference is lavender, but you can also add mint, eucalyptus, or cloves.

Homemade Gifts for Women

6.  Slouchy Slippers {how-to} ~ Just because you don’t want cold toes doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense.  Every girl needs fabulous shoes, even with her pajamas.

Home Made Present Ideas

Homemade Earrings

7.  DIY Tassel Earrings ~ Tassels aren’t just for curtain tie backs or lamp shades.  I think they are perfect for earrings too!  Simply use your choice of chain whether it’s gold, silver or bronze and tie it off with matching wire.  If you desire a punch of pizzazz you can add some colored thread! Homemade Jewelry

8. Kate Spade Inspired Color Block EarringsThese Kate Spade inspired stud earrings are right on trend with their color block detail. Easy and inexpensive to make and best of all can be created to match any outfit in your closet! A perfect, stylish DIY project! Homemade Jewelry

9. DIY Anthropologie Stormy Seas Necklace ~  This Stormy Seas Necklace is one hot number.  It has been sold out in stores and on-line.  Not to fear.  Follow the step by step tutorial to make your own and save around $125.

Homemade Gifts for Women

10.  Silver & Suede Bracelet ~ This bracelet is both dainty and substantial. With the combination of suede and silver, you could wear it casual or dressy. There are great pictured instructions for attaching clasps to the leather strips too.

Christmas Gifts for Women

11.  Charming Bookmarks ~ Create these beautiful bookmarks from junk jewelry or mismatched jewelry and ribbon.  You could even use some family heirloom jewelry to attach to the ribbon.  Pair it with a book and you have a fabulous gifts. Homemade Gifts for Women

12.  Mini Cosmetic Bag Tutorial I love this mini version of a DIY makeup bag.  You could use these as party favors (filled with treats), bridesmaids gifts (filled with necessities for the big day), Christmas gifts filled with homemade spa products, or a birthday gift for a gal who travels a lot (filled with the usual toiletries).

Bow Clutch DIY

13.  Bow Clutch DIY {Handbags & Purses} ~ This bow clutch is a perfect grab and go stylish accessory to add to your wardrobe! Thanks to this tutorial you can easily make one too! Choose your fabric and grab your sewing machine!

Flat Iron Case

14.  Flat or Curling Iron Cozy ~ An easy pictured tutorial on how to sew this flat iron or curling iron cozy to use when you travel.   I have a trip coming up really soon, and decided I needed one of these before I left. Of coarse it had to be cute, don’t you just love this fabric?! Shawl Pattern

15.  Sidewalk Shawl {free pattern} ~ This shawl is absolutely gorgeous!  And, look at how amazing it looks paired with jeans.  Make one for a friend and one for yourself while you’re at it {wink}.  Or stash it for a great Christmas present.

Homemade Gifts for Women

16.  Lace DIY Scarf ~ Here is a lovely scarf you can make yourself with the help of this fabulous post! Using a large strip of lace fabric you can create a perfect accessory to add to your fall/winter wardrobe! Easy to make and super stylish to wear!  It would also make a fantastic Christmas. Homemade Gifts for Her

17.  Cable Knit Gloves ~ This is a great blog for free knitting patterns! This post in particular is a pattern to make a pair of cable knitted gloves! As lovely as they will be warm! DIY Christmas Apron

18.  Applique Christmas Apron {how-to} ~  Sew a festive Christmas apron for your female friends, neighbors, mother’s, co-workers or even teachers.  They can keep their clothes clean of splatters and still look fashionable.

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  1. Wow. These are so pretty and can be fantastic presents for birthdays and mothers day especially. Cant wait to make some!

  2. Click on the red highlighted title and it will take you directly to the post with the tutorial. 🙂

  3. The handwarmers are a lovely idea- a present which is actually useful as well as cute, and easy to make to boot.

    How about something for the home? I’m a real scrabble lover myself, which is why I made this scrabble art tutorial. You can personalise it which would make it an extra thoughtful gift –

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