Handmade Holiday Gifts: Ideas From Our Facebook Friends

From homemade soaps to flannel heat packs, finding the perfect handmade holiday gifts to make for loved ones just takes a little inspiration.

| December 12, 2012

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Creating handmade holiday gifts can be a fun way to show friends and family that you care for them.

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We love everything about giving handmade holiday gifts, but sometimes just finding the inspiration for what to make is a task unto itself. We turned to our Facebook community for some fresh takes on the thoughtful yet thrifty gift-giver’s art, just in time for the holiday season. For our Facebook question of the week, we asked you “What handmade gifts do you give for birthdays, holidays or other special occasions?” and here’s what you told us.

Tom 'Tommaso' Valeriano I make end-grain cutting boards.

Helen Brown My stepmother always did rum balls and Russian fudge with walnuts...never heard any complaints, they were too busy munching.

Heather Smith I have made homemade soaps, knit handbags, jams, pickles, knit dishcloths, knit socks, cookie baskets, and breads.

Lexan Koenig I make food — chocolate truffles, raw truffles, granola, cookies, cakes — and hand crafted organic soaps.

Laura Aubill I knit scarves and blankets and make jewelry.

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