My goal for the next two weeks is to help you out a bit with your Holiday gift giving! I’ll be posting ideas for gifts that you can sew, make, OR buy. Some will be quick, and others will be well worth the extra time involved. Today I have for you a round-up of 25+ DIY gift ideas for friends.
Okay, let’s chat about Christmas. When do you start your Holiday gift buying or making? I’m NOTORIOUS for waiting until after Thanksgiving and always start out with a list of things to make that is a MILE long.
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I usually end up giving up on most of it a few weeks before Christmas. Since I live in Kentucky, and most of my family lives in Utah, if I want to make gifts AND send them in time I really only have until about mid-December. Why after 20 years of living far away from family I haven’t figured this out I do not know!
This year I am attempting to start my gift planning/making earlier (although I’m guessing many of you may already be done) as I’ve been making lists of things to make, and buy, for the people I love in my life, I thought that I’d share with you some of the things that I’ve found.
Every year I update this list to add new sewing patterns that I’ve created during the year and new gifts I think your friends will love.
24 DIY Gifts to Make for Friends in 2021
Before we get going, this list is made up of DIY gifts for Girlfriends, like your “best friend that’s a girl”, not necessarily a romantic partner girlfriend. If you’re looking for ideas for that, I suggest jewelry. If you’re totally stumped try an Initial Necklace. You can get them at all price points and styles.
Travel Inspired Gifts
While we might not be traveling much now, we can still "prepare" for the day we are all ready to get out of town!
Quick Sew Gifts
Each of these gifts is FAST to sew. You can easily make them in bulk.
Holiday Themed Gifts
I love to give Holiday themed gifts to my girlfriends. Here are a few items that I've gifted in the past.
Gifts for the Home
Create a little something for them to use in their home with one of these simple tutorials.