Best DIY Books for Making Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts

It’s officially December and time to start thinking seriously about what exactly you will get all your family members, friends, neighbors…mailman…dog-walker- the list seems to never end! One thing we love to do is make our own gifts. They always feel just a little bit more special and are often fairly budget conscious.

We have so many DIY books, but here are a few that feel particularly suited for holiday gift giving. Now is the time to get started on that list!


Treats by April CarterTreats by April Carter

Food must be among the very favorite of gifts to give during the holiday season! And this book is full of delightful treats to share.

With over 50 Treats for both the experienced and beginner chef, this is the perfect place to start if you are looking to make delicious, shareable holiday gifts.



Made for You by Jenny Occleshaw Made for You by Jenny Occleshaw

Create wonderful gifts for your friends and family using your sewing, beading, knitting, crochet, felting and embroidery skills.

Occleshaw is so crafty and uses techniques such as upcycling – taking used items and creating something new – to make those extra unique items. This book is sure to help you create the favorite gifts this year.



Last  Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle HoversonLast-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

We know we aren’t alone when we realize it’s already December (it’s already December!) and we still have many gifts to make for the holidays. This book is a savior for handy procrastinators.

The owner of Purl, Manhattan’s hip knitting supply store, presents more than 30 fun, beautiful patterns for knitted gifts that can be made in less than ten hours. Includes instructions and easy tips on how to incorporate knitting and other yarn embellishments into the gift wrap.


Handmade Gifts with Love by Catherine WoramHomemade Gifts with Love by Catherine Woram

Be inspired by this gorgeous collection of homemade gifts. Everyone loves to give presents, but instead of an expensive, impersonal store-bought gift, why not make something by hand that the recipient will adore? 

We also love the special section on beautiful gift wrapping tips. Wrapping as a final touch is a great way to make a special gift stand out even more!