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41 Thoughtful Handmade Gifts for Women: Let’s Get Crafty

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Relax and untwine with these meaningful DIY gifts for her next birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or another special occasion!

Sometimes you just have to take things into your own hands and sew for it! If you want to get down and DIY for your wife, sister, girlfriend, mom, or grandmother’s next gift, we’ve got a ton of easy handmade gift ideas for her.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a crafty person, we’ve found plenty of DIY kits and easy ideas to get you started. More experienced crafters can dive into fun, new dreamy DIY ideas to expand their skills and impress their loved ones.

If you don’t have the time or patience to try to create homemade gifts for women, we’ve found some gorgeous jewelry, home goods, and other unique finds from talented crafters and artists online!


41 Thoughtful Handmade Gift Ideas for Women

Let’s macra-make some thoughtful and impressive gifts for the wonderful women in your life to show them how great you think they are!

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Custom Painting Diamond Kits for Adults

  • Make It Sparkle Baby

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Entertainment & Activities

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so a custom painting made from diamonds must be a girl’s best friend for life (BFFL, in case you didn’t know). You can pick a meaningful image, maybe a picture of the two of you, the recipient and her kids, her favorite pet, or anything else you think they’d like and have it turned into a custom diamond painting kit. Then, you can get to work bedazzling a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, impressive gift for a woman you love!

User Experience

I'm quite captivated by the individuality and craftmanship that comes with this diamond painting kit. My personal experience entailed transforming a cherished photograph into a sparkling, diamond-studded masterpiece, making it a unique and heartfelt gift that resonates with a loved one's interests and affections.

Embroidery Kit for Beginners with Pattern Canvas Tote Bag

  • A Tote-ally Cute Gift!

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Entertainment & Activities

Tote bags are back and better than ever, especially when they’re beautifully embroidered with care and love! One of our crafty friends started embroidering delicate little flowers on one of her old totes, and we hadn’t seen anything that cute until we stumbled across this kit!

This kit is perfect for beginners who want to make something unique and personal but need a bit of guidance getting started.

Personal Perspective

I'm quite pleased with this kit, as it was straightforward to use and had more than enough floss for the entire project. The vibrant colors and charming floral design added to the fun of putting it together, though the colors were a bit darker than I initially expected. However, I was a little disappointed to find only two needles in the kit and the thread felt a bit cheap, but overall this didn't take away from the enjoyment of the project.

Handmade Heart-Shaped Balm with Dish

  • We Heart Cleanliness

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Grooming & Self-care

Sure, this is a list of handmade gifts… but no one ever said they have to be handmade by you. This heart-shaped balm and dish is a wonderful choice if you want to get a beautiful handmade gift, but you don’t have any particular craft skills or time to create something yourself.

These are available in five soothing scents, like lavender, fresh linen, and lemongrass, with color-coordinated dishes for a thoughtful gift.

Community Feedback

I recently got my hands on this heart-shaped balm and dish, and I must say, it's a treat for the senses. The scents, especially the lemongrass, are calming and refreshing. The craftsmanship of these balms and dishes is evident, adding a touch of elegance to my self-care routine. Despite not being a DIY person, this handmade gift gave me a unique sense of personal touch.

Candle Making Kit

  • Light Up Their Life

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Entertainment & Activities

We tried our hand at candle-making a few years ago after watching half a youtube video, and all we can say is that we wish we had one of these easy-to-use kits. These handcrafted candles in beautiful containers are a warm and inviting gift for a housewarming gift, thank you present, or birthday surprise for any woman.

Once you get the hang of the process with the help of this kit, you’ll be able to make many more for a fraction of the price. We often hit up local thrift stores for old candles and cool containers to melt down and re-pour with our favorite essential oil scents thrown in!

First-Hand Impression

From my own adventures in DIY, this candle-making kit is a true gem. I started a few years back, and the easy-to-follow process this kit offers has not only saved me money but also allows for creativity, like re-purposing old candles from thrift stores into refreshing, personalized gifts. With this kit, you'll find yourself crafting beautiful, scented candles that are perfect for any occasion.

DIY Sugar & Salt Exfoliating Scrub Making Kit

  • Scrub The Worries Away!

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities, Grooming & Self-care

Spa day, anyone? We just figured out the perfect, romantic gift for the leading lady in your life for her birthday, your anniversary, or Valentine’s day. You can create a DIY spa gift basket or even plan a romantic spa day at home for your love to let her know she deserves to be pampered.

This quick kit has the ingredients and supplies you’ll need to make three luxurious and all-natural scrubs to help exfoliate all your lady’s worries away!

User Experience

My experience with this spa gift basket has been nothing short of fantastic, as it allowed me to create luxurious, all-natural scrubs that truly helped alleviate stress. The kit was comprehensive, providing all the necessary ingredients and supplies for three different scrubs, making the process of creating a personal spa day at home not only feasible but also highly enjoyable.

Custom Pet Nose Print Necklaces

  • For Your Female Friends With Furry Friends

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor

Let’s be very honest here ⁠— for many millennials, the standard benchmarks of adulthood, such as buying a house and having kids, aren’t particularly achievable. So, instead, we are all ridiculously obsessed with our pets.

These necklaces are wonderful, unique gifts for women who refer to themselves as “pet parents” and post daily updates of their dog or cat on social media. They’re available in three sizes depending on how big of a snoot they want to boop.

Personal Perspective

I'm a millennial who finds immense joy in my pets, just like many others in my generation. This necklace caught my eye for its uniqueness and the personal touch it brings to us self-proclaimed "pet parents". My experience with this necklace has been delightful, from the three size options available to how it subtly conveys my love for my furry friend. Each day I wear it, I'm reminded not only of my pet but also of the special bond we share. This necklace is an excellent and thoughtful gift for anyone who cherishes their pets as much as I do.

Tie Dye Kit of 26 Colors

  • It’s To Dye For

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities

We refuse to let the tie-dye trend dye out, so we’re going to continue to promote it for as long as our coordinating tie-dye two-piece loungewear sets fit.

Speaking of, soft pastel loungewear sets are still pretty trendy and could make a very cool homemade gift for women. All you need to do is pick up some white sweats or other comfy clothes and this easy tie-dye kit, and you could create a gift so trendy people will start asking you for custom orders!

Community Feedback

I recently tried out this tie-dye kit on some white loungewear sets and the result was a stylish, soft pastel ensemble that was both comfortable and trendy. The process was simple and fun, and the end product looked so professional that I've been receiving requests for custom orders.

DIY Handbag Kit

  • We’ve Got To Hand It To You

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Entertainment & Activities

Did you ever make friendship bracelets when you were younger? Are you confident that you can tie a knot or two? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then we’re confident that you could make this cute purse for your friend!

You can choose from one of six soft hues for the cord, then follow along with the tutorial video to create your masterpiece. We think this purse would be perfect for someone with a beachy, bohemian aesthetic or just an appreciation for handcrafted goods.

First-Hand Impression

This DIY purse kit is a delightful throwback to the days of crafting friendship bracelets, but with a twist of sophistication and personalization. With six soothing color options and an easy-to-follow tutorial, it's an engaging activity that results in a bohemian-style accessory that's perfect for beach lovers or fans of handcrafted items.

Handmade Solid Lotion Bars- Gift Set of 4

  • Lotion Without Leakage

  • $$$$$
  • Grooming & Self-care

These lotion bars might just revolutionize our dry skin, and we have to share them with the world. Unlike traditional lotion, these solid bars warm up with the heat from the user’s hands, so they’re a safe on-the-go alternative for people who have experienced leaking lotion bottles one too many times.


4 Pack Embroidery Kit with Patterns and Instructions

  • Cross Stitch Your Way To Their Heart

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities, Homegoods & Decor

Do you want to make something cool and unique for all your gal pals? Your fierce female friends will flip for these beautiful, handstitched embroidery hoops. We love the woman and flowers motif, but there are multiple other pattern kits to choose from, including holiday themes and animals.

Each kit comes with four hoops, patterns, instructions, and supplies so you can create multiple gifts out of one kit (or keep a few for practice).

Personal Perspective

From my personal experience, this embroidery kit enabled me to create stunning handstitched hoops that my friends adored, especially the women and flowers motif. Although there are various other patterns to select from, like holiday themes and animals, the kit conveniently provides four hoops, patterns, instructions, and supplies to craft numerous gifts or even keep some for honing my stitching skills.
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Large Wooden Flower Pressing Kit

  • For Dainty Floral Moments

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities

If you’ve ever toyed around with the idea of pressing flowers, we’re here to give you the push you need to finally buy a flower pressing kit! Flower pressing is a wonderful craft for those individuals who don’t think they’re particularly crafty because the beautiful flowers speak for themselves!

Are you unsure of what to even make with a flower pressing kit? You could create beautiful keepsakes from a bridal bouquet, a bookmark with the recipient’s birth month flower, lovely Christmas ornaments for your friends, and much more (just check out Pinterest for more gorgeous ideas)!

Community Feedback

When I started using this flower pressing kit, I discovered an artistic side I never knew I had. The process of preserving the natural beauty of flowers into keepsakes, like a bookmark or festive ornaments, was not only easy but also incredibly fulfilling. This kit, with its potential to transform simple blooms into aesthetically pleasing mementos, is a treasure for anyone seeking a relaxing and creative pastime.

Handmade Chip and Dip Serving Bowl

  • When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining

Unless you’re already a pro with ceramics, it might be challenging to craft and fire pottery yourself. Don’t start googling second-hand kilns just yet; we found an easy solution instead. This handmade chip and dip serving bowl is a wonderful gift for your favorite snacker and saves you the trouble of learning how to use a pottery wheel!


DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Kits

  • I Wish I May, I Macra-might

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities, Homegoods & Decor

Were you interested in that macrame purse kit but wanted to try your hand at something a bit simpler first? These macrame wall hangings are just as impressive, but you could probably finish it one evening while sitting on your couch watching Law & Order SVU reruns.

The kit includes enough supplies to make three unique wall hangings to add some cool texture to your friend’s decor!

User Experience

My experience with this macrame kit was largely positive. The material provided was high-quality, though I was initially taken aback by the smaller size of the rods and the final product. As a novice to macrame, I found the instructions straightforward and the learning process enjoyable, even though there were a few hiccups such as the YouTube links not functioning and some ambiguity about the tightness of knots. The kit was slightly short on cord, which made completing the third pattern challenging.

DIY Kit for Homemade Whisky Flavor

  • Not A Whiskey Choice

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities

Homemade gifts aren’t limited to just crafts; you can create incredible handcrafted gifts that will appeal to anyone’s taste. In this case, we mean their taste in whisky! This kit makes it easy to create unique and refined whiskies infused with a variety of botanicals and woodchips.

Do you want to kick your gift up a notch? You could create a custom label for the bottle, personalized with the recipient’s name or monogram, with some clipart on Canva and sticker paper from the craft store.

Personal Perspective

Got this whiskey kit as a gift and it added a fun and unique twist to my whiskey tasting experience. The infusion of different botanicals and woodchips made each sip enjoyable and the personalized label gave it a special touch, making it a standout in my liquor collection.

Repurposed Sari Produce Shopping Bags - Set of 3

  • It’s Never Too Late To Say Sari

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

Help your friends ditch the plastic bags at the grocery store with these reusable shopping bags that are so beautiful they’ll never forget them at home! This set of three drawstring bags is handmade in India from recycled sari fabric for a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly gift. They come in multiple sizes to fit everything from fingerling limes to squash.


Paint by Numbers for Adults - Three Beautiful Flowers

  • For Your Favorite Flower

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities, Homegoods & Decor

Do you want to dip your brush into the world of painting but need a little help to make a masterpiece worthy of gifting to your friend or loved one? This paint by numbers kit is a sophisticated introduction to the world of art!

You can stick to the lines for a picture-perfect piece or color outside them for an impressionistic touch. Either way, these beautiful flowers will add a cheerful pop to the recipient’s home decor.

First-Hand Impression

When I first delved into the world of painting, this paint by numbers kit provided a refined initiation. My personal experience allowed for guided precision, while also encouraging a dash of creative flair outside the predetermined lines. The kit culminated in a vibrant floral piece, adding a lively touch to my home decor. It's an engaging activity that not only fosters artistic skills, but also crafts a gift-worthy masterpiece.

Chocolate Truffle Making Kit

  • Do They Truffle Shuffle Together

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Entertainment & Activities

You could pick up a box of chocolates for your wife or girlfriend to show her you love her, or you could make delectable, gourmet truffles by hand with this easy-to-follow kit! This kit is all-ages friendly, so you and your kids could make a delicious homemade gift for mother’s day or your wife’s birthday. The kit includes six recipes and enough supplies to make 18 decadent truffles.

User Experience

This truffle-making kit is both fun and delectable, even though mine was missing the vanilla flavor. Despite the potential for a bit of a mess during the shaping process, these truffles were delightful and easy to create. I had a blast making them with my family, and they were a hit with everyone who tasted them. Just remember, if you live somewhere hot, it's best to store them in your fridge!

Handmade Warming Trivet

  • Trivet, Not Trivial

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor

This handmade warming trivet could be a wonderful gift for your daughter who is just starting to cook meals beyond cereal or for any woman who enjoys entertaining dinner guests.

Anyone who puts their heart and soul into their cooking probably also hates when their delicious dish goes cold before they even get a chance to serve it! This warming trivet can keep their meal oven hot and protect their table from any unfortunate heat marks.


Make Your Own Potted Felt Succulents

  • For A Black Thumb

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Entertainment & Activities

Has your friend managed to kill every plant you’ve ever given them? That doesn’t mean they can’t have any cute greenery in their home! You just might have to get a little creative with the materials those plants are made from, like these DIY felt succulents! The kit includes pre-cut leaves, so it’s a relatively easy and quick craft that is as unique as it is trendy.

Community Feedback

For a delightful hands-on experience, this craft kit certainly hit the mark with my family. Despite a minor hiccup with missing sticky inserts, we managed to improvise with some hot glue and cardboard, turning a potential disappointment into a fun problem-solving exercise. Whether it was my 4th-grade daughter working independently, my patients at the nursing home improving their fine motor skills, or a spontaneous family craft night, this kit consistently brought smiles all around and even fooled a few into believing the felt flowers were real!

Bath Bomb Kit

  • This Gift Is The Bomb

  • $$$$$
  • Grooming & Self-care, Entertainment & Activities

Does anyone else think bath bombs spurred the entire self-care craze we’ve experienced the past few years? Whether or not you enjoy a relaxing bath with fun fizzing globes of relaxation, it’s impossible to deny their popularity. However, many people might not realize just how easy bath bombs are to make!

This kit helps take the guesswork out of the creative process and includes enough supplies to create about 12 bath bombs. The kit is also very child friendly, so your kids can get involved in the gift-making as well!

First-Hand Impression

I've enjoyed using this bath bomb kit for both self-care and entertainment. Not only does it simplify the process of making my own fizzy globes of relaxation, but it also provides enough supplies to create about a dozen bath bombs. The kit is surprisingly kid-friendly, so even the younger family members can join in on the fun. I've discovered that the ease of making these bath bombs is quite appealing. This kit has turned an otherwise ordinary bath time into a much more exciting and relaxing experience.
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Handmade Birthstone Ring Holder Bud Vase

  • Blow Them Away With Handblown Glass

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Accessories

Glass blowing is a bit of an extreme artistic adventure. It requires a fair bit of skill, some unique supplies, and a strong ability to withstand the heat. You could definitely try your hand at it, or you could leave it to the creative professionals and just sit back and appreciate their skills.

This multi-functional glass piece is available in 12 birthstone colors, provides a safe place for storing rings, and can house some bright blooms too!

User Experience

My experience with this handblown glass piece has been nothing short of artistic delight. The craftsmanship is evident, requiring a level of skill that can only be attributed to expert glass blowers. I love the multi-functionality of this product, as it doubles up as a ring holder and a vase for my vibrant flowers. The option of choosing from 12 birthstone colors adds a personal touch, making it not just a functional piece, but a conversation starter too.

Complete Starter Jewelry Making Resin Kit for Beginners

  • We Hope This Resin-ates With You

  • $$$$$
  • Jewelry, Accessories, Entertainment & Activities

Cool resin jewelry isn’t just popping up all over our social media feeds; we’re also seeing gorgeous pieces on our friends whenever we see them! If you want to get in on this trend and make unique jewelry for your loved ones, we solidly recommend this starter kit. It has all the supplies you need to get started making meaningful necklaces, charms, and more!

Personal Perspective

I found this kit to be a fantastic entry point for beginners in the realm of resin art. Although the resin itself is excellent, very clear, and cures within 24 hours, the pendant molds and jewelry components could be of higher quality. I also noticed a lack of gloves and sufficient mixing cups, which are essential for a mess-free creation process, so be prepared to provide these yourself. The mold variety is commendable, and the inclusion of colorful add-ins and glitters adds a creative touch. The projects are engaging and allow room for personal creativity, making this kit an enjoyable experience overall.

Artisan DIY BBQ Sauce Making Kit

  • Get Lost In The Sauce

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Entertainment & Activities

It’s time to impress all of your barbeque-loving friends with some delicious sauce they won’t believe you made yourself! We know men often take all the credit for being grill masters, but we think it’s finally time to drop the stereotypes and admit that women also love barbeque.

This kit comes with three recipes to create multiple bottles of unique barbeque sauce they’ll want to put on everything!

Community Feedback

I'm delighted with this BBQ sauce kit, although it did feel a bit on the cheaper side. Despite the smaller-than-expected packaging, the kit was complete with ingredients for three unique recipes. Although I wished for more information to customize the flavors, it was a fun activity to research and tweak the recipes to our liking. I found the concept of making my own BBQ sauce intriguing and enjoyed the hands-on craft. Just a small suggestion, including molasses in the kit would be a great addition.

Custom Name Ring

  • It Has A Nice Ring To It

  • $$$$$
  • Jewelry, Accessories

Are you looking for a meaningful, heartfelt, one-of-a-kind gift that is handcrafted by… someone else? We’ve got you covered. These unique rings feature up to five names or sets of initials creatively organized into gorgeous mandala designs.

You could customize it with your children’s names for your wife, your siblings’ names for your sentimental sister, or even your daughter’s pets’ names.


DIY Gift Kits Hot Sauce Making Kit

  • Can She Handle The Heat?

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Entertainment & Activities

Do you have a friend who loves spicy challenges? Does she do shots of Tabasco hot sauce as a palette cleanser after meals? In that case, you should make her a hot sauce that will knock her socks off!

Who knows, you might have so much fun making your own hot sauce that you end up going into business. In that case, can we get a small percentage of the profits? Or maybe just a free bottle of your saucy concoction.

User Experience

Bought this hot sauce kit and I must say, the process of making your own sauce is quite enjoyable and it's a fantastic bonding experience with family or friends. Be prepared though, it can be a bit messy and the potent smell tends to permeate the house - an issue easily solved with some open windows. The kit itself is comprehensive, including a variety of ingredients that allow for multiple batches and a wide range of flavor combinations, though the spiciest option with the ghost pepper wasn't as fiery as expected.

Luxury Beeswax Candle Making Kit

  • Rolling In Gold

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Entertainment & Activities

If we knew candle-making could be this easy, our kitchen counter would probably have significantly fewer stuck on wax drops. This luxury beeswax candle-making kit is a seriously cool and quick craft that would make an awesome handmade gift for women with sophisticated taste in home decor. All you have to do is roll up the pre-formed beeswax sheets to create incredibly elegant-looking candles.

Personal Perspective

In my experience, this candle making kit provided a delightful pastime for my children and their friends. We loved the high-quality beeswax and the clear, easy-to-follow instructions. However, we had an issue with a moldy decorative orange slice included in the kit, a disappointment that was offset by the fun we had crafting together. With this kit, my kids and their friends, ranging from 3 to 8 years old, were able to create 18 small candles, with plenty of materials left for more crafting sessions. While I was initially puzzled by the absence of decorative items mentioned in other reviews, I found the simplicity of just beeswax and wick more suitable for children's crafting. Despite some minor drawbacks, this kit was certainly a hit, making it one of our top five craft kits.

Hand Painted Mexican Tortilla Warmer

  • Every Night Is Taco Night

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining

We don’t blame you if you don’t have the time or energy to go to a pottery painting place. We especially can’t blame you when local artisans have already gone through all the trouble to create this stunning, hand-painted tortilla warmer. This piece of functional art would be a wonderful, meaningful gift for anyone who enjoys a freshly made (or freshly heated) tortilla.


DIY Macrame Keychain Kit Starter

  • This Gift Is Key

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Entertainment & Activities

Are you searching for cute, small gifts to give to your gal pals this Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or a fun little friendship gift? These cute macrame keychains are one of our go-to last-minute homemade gifts for women because they’re so cute but very easy and quick to make.

Bring back middle school summer camp vibes with these adorable keychains that let your friends know you’re thinking of them!

First-Hand Impression

After receiving this macrame kit, I was immediately struck by the vibrancy and high quality of the provided cotton cords. The heart-shaped lobster keychain clasps add a touch of charm to the overall package, enhancing its appeal as a gift for friends or relatives. As a beginner, I found the accompanying guide easy to follow, making the whole crafting process enjoyable and stress-free. However, it's worth noting that a few customers reported missing instruction cards, which could be a potential issue for first-timers. Additionally, some found the directions hard to read and lacking in detail. Despite these minor drawbacks, this macrame kit offers a fun and creative experience for anyone interested in arts and crafts.

Latch Hook Rug Kit

  • Post Malone’s Favorite Rug

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Entertainment & Activities

Creating a great homemade gift for women shouldn’t be stressful! In fact, crafting can be therapeutic and calming. Latch hook crafting, for example, can be relatively mindless and allow busy brains to take a break.

This kit comes with a pre-printed canvas, making it easy to know what color yarn goes where. Even if you don’t consider yourself a crafty person, this DIY rug could be a manageable undertaking that looks incredibly impressive!

User Experience

Bought this latch hook rug kit as a therapeutic treat for myself. The pre-printed canvas made it simple to match the yarn colors, even for a non-crafty person like me. I've found the process calming, a nice break for my busy brain, and the end result is quite impressive.

Birth Stone Color Floral Bracelet

  • Stop And Smell The Floral Bracelets

  • $$$$$
  • Jewelry, Accessories

If your pressed flower skills aren’t quite where you want them yet, but you still want to get your wife, mother, daughter, or friend a beautiful floral gift, we have just the ticket. This floral bracelet could be a meaningful birthday gift for a woman you love.

The artist, Kate Koel, uses hand-mixed pigments to make the background of the center charm match each month’s birthstone and incorporates delicate Queen’s Lace flowers for an ethereal quality any woman is sure to love.

Personal Perspective

This floral bracelet immediately caught my eye with its intricate design and ethereal quality. The artist has cleverly used hand-mixed pigments to create a background that matches each month's birthstone, adding a personal touch. The delicate Queen's Lace flowers incorporated into the charm are a beautiful touch that elevates this piece from a simple accessory to a meaningful gift. It's clear that a lot of thought and craftsmanship has gone into creating this product. While my pressed flower skills are still a work in progress, this bracelet allowed me to give a floral gift that was both gorgeous and unique.
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DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit

  • Don’t Mind If We Mochi

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Activities & Entertainment

Homemade baked goods are always a well-received present; however, if you want to get a little experimental, this DIY kit could have you serving up some impressive handmade gifts! All you need to do is pick up a pint of the recipient’s favorite ice cream in order to create delicious and cool treats that are perfect for a birthday surprise or small thank you gift.

Community Feedback

Got this mochi ice cream kit as a novel gift for my foodie husband and it was a hit! While the kit doesn't include everything needed, the main ingredients were there and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. We had a blast making these tasty treats together, though be warned - the ice cream needs to be frozen overnight for best results. While I agree with others that the price is a bit steep for what you get, the fun experience and delicious outcome make it worth it.

DIY Pineapple String Art Kit

  • Don’t String Them Along

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Activities & Entertainment

We don’t want to string you along; we just want to introduce you to the wonders of string art! These kits come in many different designs to suit any holiday or occasion. For example, you could choose Christmas mittens for your Santa-obsessed grandmother, a whale for your marine biologist mom who just had her research published, or a rainbow for your daughter who recently came out as queer.

The kits are super easy to follow and very challenging to mess up, making them an excellent choice for individuals who aren’t particularly crafty.

First-Hand Impression

This string art kit is a delightful blend of creativity and simplicity. With numerous designs to choose from, it's a charming gift that can be tailored to any occasion or individual's interests. From festive Christmas mittens to whimsical rainbows, the diversity is impressive. I found these kits to be user-friendly, even for those of us who might not classify ourselves as 'crafty.' Despite their simplicity, they still offer a rewarding challenge, making for a thoroughly enjoyable crafting experience.

Personalized Picnic Table Wine Carrier

  • What A Cute Pic-nic

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining

We just came up with an awesome anniversary date and gift combination; no need to thank us. All you need is one of these handcrafted, personalized wine carriers that transforms into a convenient picnic table, a blanket, a bottle of something bubbly, and all the fixings for a delicious cheeseboard. Then, grab your wife, girlfriend, or partner and take them somewhere beautiful for a romantic picnic to celebrate!


Scented Candle Making Kit

  • The Sweet Smell Of Successful Crafts

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Activities & Entertainment

Candles are such a popular gift that you can’t blame us for throwing another candle-making kit onto this list, can you? We picked this one specifically because the containers are perfect for unleashing a little creativity.

We’re picturing cute designs done with acrylic paint pens or even custom-made labels on sticker paper. If you don’t have those crafty skills under your belt, the kit also comes with plenty of gorgeous stickers you can use instead!

Personal Perspective

This candle-making kit provides an avenue for both seasoned crafters and beginners to express their creativity. The containers that come with the kit are an ideal canvas for creative endeavors, from acrylic paint pen designs to personalized labels. Even if you're not particularly crafty, the kit includes a selection of beautiful stickers to add a unique touch. I found this aspect particularly satisfying, as it allowed for the creation of truly individual and aesthetically pleasing candles. This kit truly makes for a rewarding and enjoyable crafting experience.

Sandalwood Ring Craft Kit

  • We Wish Someone Wood Make Us A Ring

  • $$$$$
  • Jewelry, Accessories, Activities & Entertainment

According to the wise words of Beyonce, “if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” However, we think you should put a handcrafted ring on it if you love it!

This kit makes that impossible-sounding task easy with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use tools. You’ll be able to create six gorgeous rings for your wife, friends, sister, daughter, or any other woman in your life.

Community Feedback

For those who are inclined towards DIY projects and have a taste for jewelry making, this ring crafting set is a worthy addition to your toolbox. My spouse and I decided to transform our typical date nights into a creative endeavor, crafting our own wooden rings from this kit, and we found it to be a surprisingly relaxing activity. All the essential components are included, and the different files worked excellently on various wood types. However, it's worth noting that patience is key, as crafting a ring can take over an hour, and some of the wooden blanks, like the Bodhi seed, might be too small for larger hands. Despite a few hiccups like a minor issue with the wax soak and a vice that could be sturdier, the kit provided an enjoyable and unique experience.

Ocean Sunset Tapestry

  • For Your Sunshine

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor

Wow, we wish we were talented enough to create a gorgeous tapestry like this, and if you’re thinking the same thing, then you’re in luck. Unfortunately, we don’t have an easy DIY kit to help you make something like this.

Still, you could buy this exact tapestry and support Mariya Oster, the incredibly talented textile artist who created them! This magnificent handcrafted piece would add beautiful, calming oceanic vibes to any home, no matter how far away from the beach!

First-Hand Impression

My recent purchase of this tapestry has transformed my living space, adding an element of calming oceanic vibes that I never knew I needed. This handcrafted piece is truly a work of art, crafted by the incredibly talented textile artist, Mariya Oster. It's clear that a lot of skill and passion went into this creation, and it's something that I personally admire every time I look at it. Even though my home is far from the beach, this tapestry brings a bit of seaside serenity into my everyday life.

Wood Slices Kit

  • Deck The Halls With Handmade Ornaments

  • $$$$$
  • Activities & Entertainment, Homegoods & Decor

Wood slices are a crafters goldmine! We think this kit could be perfect for making unique Christmas ornaments for your friends, daughter, wife, sister, mom, or all of the above! Do you need a little inspiration to help get you started? We always suggest heading to Pinterest for ideas, and once again, we were not disappointed by all the awesome suggestions on there!

User Experience

My experience with this craft set was overall positive, as it provided an enjoyable activity for my family, and we were able to create meaningful ornaments that everyone adored. I was particularly impressed with the versatility of the kit; beyond the provided pieces, you can incorporate additional materials to customize your crafts. On the downside, I was slightly disappointed to find fewer wooden pieces than advertised, which threw off our project plans. Nonetheless, the paints and markers included worked flawlessly on the wood, opening up a world of creative possibilities.

Macramé Moon Dreamcatcher DIY Craft Kit

  • Dream A Little Dream Of Macra-mé

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor, Activities & Entertainment

You could wish your loved one the sweetest dreams with this handcrafted macrame dreamcatcher craft that looks like it hopped right out of your daughter’s “Room Goals” Pinterest board. As we’ve mentioned with the other macrame crafts on this list, if you can tie a couple of knots, you’ll be able to get the hang of this pretty quickly!

Personal Perspective

Bought this craft kit and found it to be a fun little project, but it did come with some challenges. While the set includes almost everything you need, I discovered that scissors and glue were necessary and thankfully had some on hand. The written instructions were generally simple to follow, but a couple of steps were confusing due to mis-numbered cords. My main issue was with the beaded section - there were no written instructions, only a video link, and the video was hard to follow. On the plus side, the kit provides more string than needed, which can be a bonus, but make sure to cut it before starting to avoid tangles.

Nesting Flower Bowls - Set of 2

  • Serving Up More Than Just Food

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining

What do you get for a woman with exquisite taste? Even if you don’t think your crafting skills are up to snuff, you can still find impressive handmade gifts for her with a little outsourcing.

These gorgeous, floral-inspired bowls are handcrafted with clay from the mountains near artist Hannah Martin’s home in Virginia. She uses a pottery wheel to form the organic shapes and adds a mesmerizing combination of glazes for a stunning set of bowls. Choose from the vibrant blue and coral combination or the earthy brown and cream combo.

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As a lover of unique and artisanal items, I found these handmade, floral-inspired bowls to be a cut above the rest. The artist's use of clay from her local Virginia mountains gives this kitchenware a special touch, and the organic shapes formed on a pottery wheel are captivating. Each bowl's glaze is a mesmerizing mix, whether you opt for the vibrant blue and coral or the earthy brown and cream. These bowls are not just functional, but they also serve as beautiful pieces of art in my kitchen.

Soap Making Kit for Adults

  • Keep Them Clean

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities, Grooming & Self-care

Homemade soap is a wonderfully thoughtful gift that would undoubtedly impress your mom, sister, grandmother, or any other woman on your list. This kit includes enough supplies to create about seven bars of soap, so you could even make one for each of those women!

First-Hand Impression

I'm thrilled with this soap-making kit, despite its instructions not being the clearest. The kit is certainly comprehensive, containing all the essentials plus nice extras like bags and shrink wrap, though I did notice it was short one rose silicone mold. Despite some of the soaps not lathering as much as I'd like, I appreciate the opportunity it presents for me to make homemade gifts, just in time for Mother's Day.
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DIY Terrarium Kit

  • A Ter-rare-ium Gift

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment & Activities, Homegoods & Decor

The urban jungle aesthetic is still super popular, which means more and more people are becoming interested in bringing greenery inside their homes! This DIY terrarium kit is a wonderful way for you to spend a relaxing afternoon, and the terrarium makes a gorgeous gift for a friend! It comes with a live succulent and other small plants that the recipient will love to tend to and arrange.

User Experience

My experience with this terrarium was overall positive, although it had its quirks. The plants it came with were a delightful touch, although they looked a bit cramped in the glass container. While it was smaller than I expected, it brought a sense of peace to my workspace, brightening up my day. The included gardening tools felt unnecessary, with a simple spoon working better, but the colored mosses and stones were a nice addition.

Handmade Gifts for Women FAQs

Do Women Actually Like Handmade Gifts?

Handmade gifts often require time, effort, consideration, and a fair bit of thought to create— all traits that tend to impress most women. After all, would you rather have someone hand you a gift and say they ordered it last minute or have someone hand you a gift and say they spent hours making you something beautiful and thinking of you?

Now that we can all agree the latter feels better, we can also agree that women enjoy handmade gifts! Of course, you still have to take individual tastes into account. If you can create homemade crafts that match the recipient’s style and taste, then they are sure to love it!

What Is a Good Handmade Birthday Gift for a Woman?

You could create handmade birthday gifts as unique as the birthday girl or woman herself! There are plenty of kinds of gifts to make, ranging from home decor to cool accessories that anyone will love.

You could make some fantastic scented candles, a gorgeous macrame handbag, or even customized resin jewelry. Additionally, we think this embroidered tote bag, some yummy mochi, or a cute tie-dye outfit would all make wonderful birthday gifts for your sister, wife, friend, or another loved one.

If you don’t have time to make a homemade gift but still want to find something handmade, there are plenty of options for you too! Just check out this stunning birthstone color ring holder, this heart-shaped moisturizing balm and dish, and these recycled sari shopping bags.

What Are Some Unique Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Women?

Let’s spread some Christmas cheer with handmade gifts that will have the women in your life smiling from ear to ear! If you’re looking for some handmade gift ideas for her, we’re here to help you brainstorm.

You could create gorgeous Christmas ornaments out of these rustic wood slices, make a set of elegant candlesticks, or a custom piece of bedazzled art.

If you want to spread some adult Christmas spirit, you could also make a unique infused whiskey blend and create a cute green and red label for the bottle. You could also add some greenery to their winter blues with felt succulents or a low-maintenance terrarium.

What Are Some Good Handmade Valentine’s Gifts for Women?

Do you want to show your wife, girlfriend, or partner you love them with a romantic, handmade Valentine’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered with heartfelt gifts that range from homemade by you to handcrafted by someone else.

Suppose you want to leave the crafting to the experts. In that case, you could get this customized wine carrier and picnic table, a personalized ring that turns important names into intricate designs, or a beautiful bracelet with real preserved flowers.

If you’re ready to try your hand at making handmade gifts for her, we’ve found some kits to make it easy as pie. You could make a homemade collection of self-care goodies, like bath bombs or exfoliating scrubs, and treat your lovely lady to an at-home spa day of relaxation.

You could stick to the Valentine’s Day classics (with a twist) by creating your own delicious homemade truffles or turning a bouquet into some beautiful pressed flower art. Whatever path you choose, we’re sure your partner will love it!

How We Choose Handmade Gifts For Women

At Gift Rabbit, we understand the importance of gifting something unique and personal. Our team works diligently to evaluate a vast array of handmade gifts for women, applying a specific set of criteria to ensure quality and authenticity. We review and score each item based on customer feedback, style, and price, to help you find the perfect gift. Our extensive research and experience in the field allow us to consult and compare various products, providing you with a diverse selection of gifts that cater to different tastes and budgets. Trust us to make your gift-giving experience effortless and memorable.

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About the Author

Carly Schwarz

Carly Schwarz is a part-time conservation biologist, part-time creator of funky crafts, and full-time goofball writer for Gift Rabbit. She earned a degree in Environmental Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans and has worked on conservation projects worldwide since. Before she entered the world of online writing, Carly was the Research Coordinator of an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand.