Homemade Gifts: Ideas & Resources

Watching a loved one open a gift is exciting, and even more so when you have created the gift yourself. Homemade gifts can be personalized for each recipient, and not only showcase your creativity, but can oftentimes be less expensive than store-bought items.

Homemade gifts can vary in the amount of time they take, the tools required, and the skills needed to complete the project. Depending on your interests and abilities, making the perfect handmade gifts can be easy and fun with just a little planning and preparation. From baking to woodworking, there is a wide array of craft projects that you can make and give as gifts this holiday season.

If you are trying to find ideas to create beautiful homemade gifts for the people you love this year, you can find resources here at the library on a variety of projects, including:

  • needle crafts such as knitting and crochet
  • jewelry making and beading
  • woodworking and metalworking
  • baked goods
  • glass and jar projects
  • home and garden decor
  • paper crafts
  • soap making, and so much more!

The library has a vast offering of books, ebooks, videos and online articles that can help you put your creative mark on gift giving this year. A selection of resources available at the library can be found in the list below. Hopefully some of the items will inspire you in your homemade gift making this year, and help you find a lot of happiness while crafting some amazing gifts. Enjoy!

Homemade Gifts: Ideas for All Ages






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