I know you may not want to hear this yet…so feel free to cover your ears and sing a song like a school kid…but the holidays are quickly approaching. If you are like me, that means shipping gifts to family and friends. About this time of year, I try to look for what I want to make and get a bunch of gift ideas going. I'm not always successful at planning ahead, but I try. This year, I thought why not share my searching with you guys as well…maybe you need to plan ahead and ship gifts as well. If so, I've got over 20 fantastic gift ideas for you today that are shippable.
Now I realized that some of these gift ideas are glass and that some people are not comfortable calling those kinds of gifts shippable. Almost all of the glass gift ideas I've included are things I've made and shipped. So, I personally know they will ship and if packaged well, they will arrive just fine.
I tried to put together ideas that were for a wide range of people and budgets, from small ideas to bigger ideas. Hopefully, you can find something that will be the perfect gift for that special someone this year. So let's see what ideas I love…
I may secretly hope someone will make these for me…or I could just make them for myself. I think cuteness makes tasks easier, so cute wooden spoons sound so fun to me.
Easy Wooden Spoon Makeover from Crafts by Courtney via Mod Podge Rocks
I love candles…how about you? I think candles can be a great gift to both give and receive. These look so pretty and so easy.
10 Minute Gift Idea: Easy DIY Soy Candles + Printable Labels From Happiness is Homemade
These keychains are just so cute! Perfect simple gift that can be personalized.
Glossy Monogrammed Keychains from Home Made Ginger via Mod Podge Rocks
This is such a cute and simple gift idea and something we all use a ton of…am I right? A little glitter to the Chip Clip = happiness, right?
Glitter DIY Chip Clips from Simply Designing
I made these for all of our family a few years ago. I sent them with a brownie in a mason jar recipe as well. They were a little heavy to mail, but everyone loved them.
Homemade Christmas Gifts ~Etched Glass Pans from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
I absolutely love the idea of making a homemade vanilla extract. You do have to plan ahead a little bit on this one, but what a great gift.
Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract from Oh, The Things We'll Make!
Homemade Hot Fudge…Yum…Enough said. 🙂
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce from Butter with a Side of Bread
Dishes have to get done no matter where you live. You can customize a wine bottle for each recipient and send some nice dish soap.
Pretty and fun gift!
Pretty Dish Soap Dispenser Wine Bottle Craft from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
I think trays make a nice gift, especially if you can personalize them for the recipient or match their home decor. I originally made these as Mother's Day gifts, but they would make a great gift for the holiday's as well.
Mother's Day gift Idea ~ Make Personalized Trays from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
I love this tray and that fact that it is an upcycle. So cute and stylish.
Thrifty Print Turned Tiled Coastal Tray from Artsy Chicks Rule
If you want to go with a serving type of tray, here is an idea to personalize the tray. In this case, it was for my parent's 50th Anniversary, but you could do a monogram or lots of other ideas.
Personalized Anniversary Gifts from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
I may have a slight thing for Kate Spade…I may possibly be saving to buy one of her bags when I hit 300,000 pageviews in one month (I'm getting close to the pageviews…the saving not so much). I love this Kate Spade inspired frame. Frames pretty much always make a great gift and it is Kate Spade like…so greatness!
Kate Spade Inspired DIY Frame Makeover from Crafts by Courtney via Mod Podge Rocks
Another candle idea. I love all the fun colors of these candles.
DIY Dollar Store Layered Scent Candles from Say Not Sweet Anne
Wine and wine related items can make great gifts. I made this personalized wine glass for a good friend. Send this along with a bottle of wine and you have a great gift for just about anyone.
Personalized Gifts ~ Make Gorgeous Wine Glasses from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
Placemats would be a quick and easy sewing project and super light to You could pick fabrics that go with the recipient's personality or home decor.
How to Make Placemats from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
I love the bright colors of these coasters. Coasters seem to be like socks at my house. I'm not sure where they go, but the disappear. If this is normal, coasters would make a great gift. 🙂
Painted Cork Coasters from The Thinking Closet
One more set of coasters. This one uses pictures.
DIY Marble Photo Coasters from Oh, The Things We'll Make!
This is another gift I sent to family one year. A family movie night in a box. It was fun to put together and who doesn't love a family movie night?
Family Gift ideas ~ Movie Night from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
This is a cute printable pack that I created to go along with the family movie night. It just adds a little more fun to that gift.
Movie Night Family Fun from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
This is hands down the coolest gift idea for someone who loves great local food! Such a great gift idea and would mail really easily as well.
Local Food Roulette from Say not Sweet Anne
I may have a slight reusable bag problem and need some rehab to stop buying them, but I think these would make a fantastic gift. I keep one like this in my purse so I don't ever have to use plastic bags. ♥♥
DIY Roll-Up Tote from The Silly Pearl
How about some fun homemade things to take care of ourselves.
Holiday Brown Sugar Lip Scrub from Oh, The Things We'll Make!
Homemade Bath Salt from Everything Etsy
Lastly, how about some fantastic homemade soap? Sounds lovely! You may need to be careful about where you are sending this…maybe not the best gift for me to send to my family in AZ though it might work OK this time of year.
Homemade Citrus Soap from Everything Etsy
How did I do? See anything you like?
What gift ideas do you have for handmade greatness this year? Share in the comments below. I'd love to hear.
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