Make the lady in your life feel special by making her gift. Pick one off this great list of 20 Handmade Gifts For Women. There are options to buy the gifts as well.
For more ideas, check out all of our gift guides.
I love homemade gifts, especially when they don’t look like you made them. They’re sweet, sentimental, and (generally) less expensive than store bought gifts. So, if you’re looking for something for mom for Mother’s Day this year, pick one off our list of 20 Handmade Gifts For Women.
These gifts would work for any lady in your life. So if you’re celebrating your mom, wife, stepmom, grandma, or whoever, you’re bound to find something to make.
If you need more ideas, check out all of our shipping guides in our long Holiday Gift Guide. Lists are broken down by category, gender, and age, making it easy to find the perfect gift.
20 Handmade Gifts For Women
To make your life easier, we’ve listed the projects below. After each, it says, “make it,” and you can click that link to go to the project’s tutorial or “buy it,” and you can go to a link to purchase similar products (just in case you like the idea but don’t have time for crafting).
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DIY But First Coffee Mug
Women needs all the coffee to do all the things. That’s how it works. After coffee, women can pretty much do anything.
But first, coffee.
So this “But first, coffee mug” is absolutely perfect for the lady in your life.
DIY Wooden Serving Tray
This homemade wooden serving tray is made from scrap wood, if you can believe that. It takes a little time because the glue has to dry overnight, but overall it’s a really simple process for a really great reward.
The lady in your life can use it as a cutting board and you can just reseal it for her every so often.
Mint Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrub is amazing. It rejuvenates your skin in a way that regular soap or lotion doesn’t. And since we all know the lady in your life is probably washing her hands a gazillion times a day, her skin needs a little bit of love.
This sugar scrub, infused with peppermint essential oil, is the way to do it.
DIY Paint Pour Coasters
To say I’m obsessed with these paint pour coasters would be an understatement.
They take a bit of time to make because of the drying involved, but the overall process is really simple. You can come up with a beautiful gift for your beautiful woman … even on your first attempt at paint pouring.
DIY Crocheted Headband
One of the best things I’ve ever made myself is a crocheted headband. I have one that I purchased forever ago in one of my winter jackets, and I made this one for my other jacket.
It’s perfect for the long-haired lady in your life. She can cover her ears and keep them warm without ruining her ponytail.
Homemade Bubble Bath
Self-care is so important. If the woman in your life can find the time for self-care, a bubble bath is a great way to relax.
But the woman in your life can’t take a bubble bath without bubble bath. So making some is a really great gift idea.
Homemade Photo Coasters
Take your lady’s favorite photos from the year and turn them into homemade photo coasters.
These are made on square tiles, so Instagram photos work best. If your lady doesn’t have an Instagram account, you can follow the steps in the post to crop full-sized photos into a square.
Glitter Wine Glasses
If your woman likes a little bit of bubbly, or even just wants to feel fancy drinking some water, these Glitter Wine Glasses are perfect.
You can customize them to your woman’s favorite color, which is a really great way to personalize them.
Homemade Canvas Prints
Canvas prints are so popular. And you can make your own.
Just take your lady’s favorite photos, pick up some wood at the hardware store, and follow these instructions to make really cute personalized canvas prints.
DIY Lawn Dice
If the lady in your life loves being outdoors, she’ll love these homemade lawn dice.
They’re oversized for indoors, but the perfect size for Yardzee. You can roll them around by hand or in a 5-gallon bucket. Either way is bound to be a lot of fun.
DIY “On A Scale Of 1 To 10 … Urinate” Funny Bathroom Sign
If the woman in your life has a sense of humor, she’ll love this funny bathroom sign.
You could just paint it, hang it in the bathroom, and then tell her that her gift is in there. Which would actually be really funny if she does, in fact, have a sense of humor.
DIY Tea Light Candle Holders
Save your glass yogurt containers and make the lady in your life these super cute tea light candle holders.
These were made using bunny stickers, but you could use any shape that your lady likes (hearts, flowers, skulls … whatever).
DIY Comic Book Coasters
If the woman you’re crafting for loves comic books, she’ll love these comic book coasters. Just be sure to not cut up her favorite comic book for the sake of this gift. Look for a graphic novel or a comic book from a thrift store instead.
DIY Chemical Formula Salt And Pepper Shaker Set
If your lady likes a little science with her supper, this salt and pepper shaker set is perfect.
You do need steady hands to paint the chemical formulas. If you don’t have them, you can just use stickers instead. It’s the thought that counts.
X-Shaped DIY Wooden Magazine Holder
I promise you this DIY Wooden Magazine Holder is so much easier than it looks. It’s two pieces of wood and only a couple cuts.
You’re sure to wow mom with this one.
DIY LEGO Head Marker Holder
If your lady loves LEGO blocks, she’ll love this LEGO head marker holder (which she can use for pens, makeup brushes, kitchen utensils, whatever).
This tutorial has a basic LEGO face, but you could model it after one of the many LEGO faces. Or make a whole series of them.
DIY Terra Cotta Lighthouse
This lighthouse is one that you’ll have to make yourself because you can’t actually buy it anywhere (that I can find, anyway).
But that’s fine. Making it means you can personalize it in a way that your woman will really appreciate.
Kisses For You Jar Craft
This is another craft that you have to make, not buy assembled, but honestly, it’s so easy. Just put a bag of Kisses in a jar and you’re basically done.
And even with minimal effort, you’ll impress your lady because (almost) every lady likes chocolate.
Stuffed Oven Mitt Gift
You’re going to have to make this one too, but the fun part is you can really customize this to fit the lady in your life.
Figure out the kitchen tools she needs, then fill this oven mitt with whatever she’s lacking in the kitchen (except skills; don’t say skills).
DIY I Love You Because Dry Erase Frame
The woman in your life will love this frame if you make it … and even more if you love it. It’ll be such a nice part of your home, so if you don’t make anything else on this list, make this.
Purchase Gifts For Women Online:
If you liked the items on this list, but you just don’t feel like making anything, you can still purchase gifts for women online at the following stores:
Don’t forget to check a store’s minimum cart total to qualify for free shipping. Also, consider instore or curbside pickup to avoid shipping charges.
Which of these 20 Handmade Gifts For Women are you planning to make first?
Monday 3rd of February 2020
These are really good ideas! I am not into chocolates and flowers, so I would much rather get some of these. I love glitter, so the glitter wine glasses would be perfect. And the wine dispenser is so creative. I've never seen anything like it!
Sunday 19th of January 2020
Omg this list is full of amazing ideas! I can’t believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day already!
Saturday 18th of January 2020
These are great gift ideas. So many to pick from and so creative as well. Thank for all of the amazing ideas.
Friday 17th of January 2020
I will have the oreo pops please! These are great ideas for couples on a budget!
Friday 17th of January 2020
Oh my gosh these are such fun ideas! I'm unfortunately having dental surgery on valentine's day but hopefully I can still do something nice for my hubby (before the surgery, afterwards he better be nice to me).