Holiday Crafting for Handmade Gifts

By Kat La Mantia | November 9 2023 | AllGiftBlogAdultsGeneral

There is no better way to show someone how much you love them during the holiday season than with a handmade gift. A personalized ornament, a knitted beanie, a custom quilt, an adorable crochet friend to cuddle–any gift you put your time and care into creating with your own hands is a gift they’ll treasure.

No matter your skill level or craft of choice, there’s something for every kind of maker on our list. Explore Sweet Pea Crochet and Nordic Baby Crochet for baby blanket patterns and cozy knits for little ones that new parents will adore. The fashion lover in your life will be wowed by modern, comfortable knitwear from the pages of Knitting for Olive or Close Knit. Or for Squishmallow fans, make them a cuddly friend all their own with Chonky Amigurumi, The Wonderful World of Rose Minuscule, or Animal Amigurumi Adventures!

This year, surprise them with something they could never think to add to an Amazon wish list. Explore our favorite picks for handmade gifting below, plus guides to holiday home décor you can make yourself for a custom winter wonderland!

Nordic Christmas Crochet
978-1-80092-113-9
Capture the spirit of a cosy Nordic Christmas with eleven crocheted decorations to create.
$19.95 US
Sep 26, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
128 Pages
Search Press

Knitted Socks from Finland
20 Nordic designs for all year round
978-1-78221-983-5
20 beautifully designed sock patterns for experienced knitters themed on the four seasons.
$23.95 US
Feb 22, 2022
8 x 10-1/4
Paperback
176 Pages
Search Press

Sew Gnomes
12 magical friends to stitch
978-1-80092-174-0
Gnomes for your home! Stitch a year-round collection of 12 friendly gnomes for your home using this fabulous new book by sewing superstar Debbie Shore.Gnomes aren't just for winter! Sewing superstar Debbie Shore presents a friendly, fashion-forward, all new collection of 12 gnomes for your home, based on her hugely popular Erik and Ola creations from Half Yard™ Winter.
$17.95 US
Oct 17, 2023
8 x 10-1/4
Paperback
80 Pages
Search Press

Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts
100 little projects to make for the festive season
978-1-80092-189-4
100 Christmas gifts and decorations that are quick and easy to make and perfect for crafters of all abilities.
$19.95 US
Nov 14, 2023
7-1/2 x 9-1/4
Paperback
240 Pages
Search Press

Macrame Christmas
24 festive projects using easy knotting techniques
978-1-80092-123-8
Create and decorate with style influencer Isabella Strambio, author of Macrame for the Modern Home! Make 24 statement festive pieces for your home using 100 per cent recycled materials.
$19.95 US
Aug 22, 2023
8 x 10-1/4
Paperback
128 Pages
Search Press

All-New Twenty to Make: Festive Felt Decorations
978-1-80092-098-9
Sew 20 stunning Christmas felt decorations to cherish year after year
$11.95 US
Oct 11, 2022
5-9/10 x 8-1/5
Hardcover
64 Pages
Search Press

Amigurumi Chocolate Cozies
20 crochet candy covers to gift & love
978-1-80092-020-0
Dress up your favorite chocolates with these 20 sweet amigurumi cozies. Perfect for gifts or table display, these cozies are quick projects to make and share!
$13.95 US
Aug 29, 2023
7 x 7
Hardcover
48 Pages
Search Press

Knitting for Olive
Twenty Modern Knitting Patterns from the Iconic Danish Brand
978-0-593-71582-6
Discover twenty stunning, timeless knitting patterns, from cult Scandinavian brand Knitting for Olive.
$32.00 US
Oct 17, 2023
7-5/8 x 10-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Krause Craft

That's A Wrap!
12 Gift Wrapping Sheets for Any Occasion
978-1-950968-84-8
12 sturdy 19'' x 26'' wrapping paper sheets and 20 gold foil-enhanced gift tags featuring elegant, hand-drawn illustrations—all conveniently bound together in a book.
$22.95 US
Oct 25, 2022
9-3/4 x 13
Other Formats
13 Pages
Paige Tate & Co

Chonky Amigurumi
How to Crochet Amazing Critters & Creatures with Chunky Yarn
978-0-7440-5920-5
Your new friends are cute, huggable—and chonky!
$19.99 US
Nov 15, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
160 Pages
DK

Animal Granny Squares
40 cute crochet blocks to make into decorations, homewares, blankets and more
978-1-80092-155-9
A gorgeous collection of 40 cute crochet blocks to make into decorations, homewares, blankets and more!From the author of Modern Granny Squares and Block by Block Crochet.
$19.95 US
Sep 12, 2023
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Paperback
128 Pages
Search Press

Sweet Pea Crochet
20 beautiful baby blankets & matching gifts
978-1-80092-022-4
New baby on the way? What better time than to crochet a beautiful matching gift set for the precious little one with these 6 gorgeous baby blankets and matching accessories.
$19.95 US
Mar 28, 2023
8 x 10-1/4
Paperback
112 Pages
Search Press

Animal Amigurumi Adventures Vol. 2
15 (More!) Crochet Patterns to Create Adorable Amigurumi Critters
978-1-950968-95-4
Discover easy-to-follow crochet patterns for 15 new amigurumi animals with this second volume in Lauren Espy's Animal Amigurumi Adventures series
$22.95 US
Aug 01, 2023
8 x 8
Hardcover
176 Pages
Blue Star Press

Wonderful World of Rose Minuscule, The
18 Whimsical animal friends to sew
978-1-80092-103-0
18 adorable animals to sew, each with a variety of outfits and accessories to sew, knit or crochet and mix and match!..."stuffed huggables anyone would adore." BOOKLIST
$23.95 US
Dec 06, 2022
8 x 10-1/4
Paperback
176 Pages
Search Press

Head-to-Toe Winter Knits
100 Quick and Easy Knitting Projects For The Winter Season
978-1-78221-608-7
100 quick and easy knitting patterns to keep both beginners and more advanced knitters busy all season long.Create gorgeous, stylish winter accessories for yourself or to give as gifts.
$15.95 US
Nov 06, 2018
9-1/4 x 7
Paperback
208 Pages
Search Press

Nordic Baby Crochet
Assembly-free models for the little ones
978-1-84994-806-7
Easy crochet patterns for beautiful clothes and accessories for babies and toddlers.
$25.00 US
Mar 07, 2023
8 x 10
Paperback
240 Pages
Batsford

Close Knit
15 Patterns and 45 Techniques from Beginner to Advanced from Europe's Coolest Knitter
978-3-7913-8886-1
Attention twenty-first century knitters! Put down your stitch markers, cable needles, and rulers, it's time to dive into your scrap yarn bag and throw caution to the wind.
$35.00 US
Nov 08, 2022
8 x 11
Hardcover
272 Pages
Prestel

Amigurumi Christmas
20 super-cute kawaii crochet projects for the festive season
978-1-78221-907-1
20 fabulously cute amigurumi, kawaii-style crocheted Christmas projects to make.
$16.95 US
Sep 29, 2020
7-1/2 x 9-1/4
Paperback
96 Pages
Search Press