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!
Custom Painting Diamond Kits for Adults
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!
Embroidery Kit for Beginners with Pattern Canvas Tote Bag
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.
Handmade Heart-Shaped Balm with Dish
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.
Candle Making Kit
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!
DIY Sugar & Salt Exfoliating Scrub Making Kit
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!
Custom Pet Nose Print Necklaces
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.
Tie Dye Kit of 26 Colors
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!
DIY Handbag Kit
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.
Handmade Solid Lotion Bars- Gift Set of 4
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
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).
Large Wooden Flower Pressing Kit
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)!
Handmade Chip and Dip Serving Bowl
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
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!
DIY Kit for Homemade Whisky Flavor
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.
Repurposed Sari Produce Shopping Bags - Set of 3
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
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.
Chocolate Truffle Making Kit
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.
Handmade Warming Trivet
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
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.
Bath Bomb Kit
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!
Handmade Birthstone Ring Holder Bud Vase
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!
Complete Starter Jewelry Making Resin Kit for Beginners
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!
Artisan DIY BBQ Sauce Making Kit
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!
Custom Name Ring
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
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.
Luxury Beeswax Candle Making Kit
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.
Hand Painted Mexican Tortilla Warmer
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
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!
Latch Hook Rug Kit
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!
Birth Stone Color Floral Bracelet
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.
DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit
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.
DIY Pineapple String Art Kit
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.
Personalized Picnic Table Wine Carrier
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
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!
Sandalwood Ring Craft Kit
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.
Ocean Sunset Tapestry
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!
Wood Slices Kit
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!
Macramé Moon Dreamcatcher DIY Craft Kit
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!
Nesting Flower Bowls - Set of 2
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.
Soap Making Kit for Adults
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!
DIY Terrarium Kit
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.
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.
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!