15 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Making Now

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Christmas always sneaks up fast, and for everyone who wants to make handmade gifts for your family and friends for Christmas, now’s the perfect time to start!  You have to plan in advance for these things because when it actually comes down to the holiday time, you’ll be way too busy with other things like decorating, baking, entertaining, etc, to worry about creating the perfect, thoughtful and handmade gift.

Here are 15 handmade Christmas gifts that you can start working on now!!

15 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Making Early

Do you feel inspired to start crafting now?  Check out these other two posts for even more ideas!

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Now

Handmade Christmas gift ideas

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Sewing Now

20 handmade christmas presents to start sewing now


  1. Very nice selection of DIY gifts for Christmas. Thanks for sharing them!

  2. I love the purse would make a great gift for My Heidi , but I couldn’t find the free pattern Any ideas ???
    Love your ideas for gifts.

  3. The “Make this pretty purse with this free pattern that any girl would be excited to carry.” is not a free pattern, but it is only around $7-$8 at http://www.noodle-head.com…..I know because I bought it just last week.

    Thanks for the ideas! I plan on making homemade gifts this year. I’ll be doing some lotions, soaps, rice heating pads, and such. Fun fun fun!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks for the heads up!

      1. And yet you still didn’t correct it…?

        1. Really JoAnn? Was that necessary? Sorry Heidi, haters gonna hate. I think the fact that another responder provided the necessary info is correction enough. Craft on! And thanks for sharing.

    2. Good morning was trying to found out more on the double baby doll bed

      1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

        Visit Ana-White.com for the plans!

  4. Good idea to start on them now 😉 I love giving handmade gifts for Christmas but my ideas are always a little too lofty based on the spare time I have during the holidays to make them. Great list!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Yes, get started now! Good luck!

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my monogram wreath! Love your blog and all these great DIY gift ideas!! Thanks again 🙂

  6. Great ideas! I love the felt food and the potato head book… going to have to get started on those for my son for Christmas. We did a DIY kitchenette for his birthday.

  7. Oh my, so many terrific ideas!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Does anyone know where I can get the round token looking things for the birthday hanger… In Australia??

  9. I like the idea with birthdays calendar a lot!
    I have a bad memory for numbers so it would be a great gift for myself 🙂

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    Do you have a phone number to call in an order. I have been hacked in the past and I ended up having to pay to get my computer cleaned up, change my bank account and open a new debit card. I no longer give my card number to the computer.

    I love your site and would like to place an order.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      You can order my patterns right there on the sidebar of the site, I don’t take orders over the phone.

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    Hi: Today is June 26,2016. Sunday. I found your page and I love the things I see. I love crafts.
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