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Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts For Indie Girls

Last year, many of you told me that you were making or buying handmade gifts. Many of you also took the handmade pledge. So, if you're in the market for a one-of-a-kind gift for a special someone in your circle of friends, I thought I'd round up some of the best handmade gifts I've come across, using, of course, my favorite purveyor of everything DIY and handmade, Etsy.
These gifts are great choices for all of your independent-minded, design-savvy friends and family members who are looking for something as unique as they are this holiday season.

To see my handmade finds,


There are a lot more where these came from, so visit Etsy or your local arts and craft fair for more great holiday gift ideas. And make sure to check out HolidaySugar for all of our holiday coverage.


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GissiJ GissiJ 8 years
Im making bracelets and purses for all my girlfriends :) for my family i bought things they actually needed :(
lostinsomniac lostinsomniac 8 years
This is my third year of making mostly homemade gifts. It's so fun to give something from the heart. This year I'm making necklaces using old scrabble tiles. I also give a lot of baked goods. Last year, a family I'm really close to had their youngest daughter go to college, so for Christmas I made them the empty nester kit with a whole bunch of goodies, nice wine, I hand painted some wineglass, and a certificate to rent a movie. They loved it.
OhFish OhFish 8 years
I'm thinking of making a cassette tape wallet for a friend this year. Paired with some music-inspired accessories (ipod cover, ear buds), I think it'll be a pretty cute gift.
hottpink hottpink 8 years
Any ideas for neat homemade gifts? I thought about making homemade bath salts but no on takes baths anymore :(
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
love etsy, keep your finds coming....I am expanding my huge fav list!!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
i love handmade stuff, it seems more special! I can't wait to give everyone the stuff I've made this year!
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