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25 Homemade Gifts for Girls

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Christmas is a beautiful time. We can get caught up as moms in trying to get our daughters and other young girls in our lives great gifts, but you might also want to consider making homemade gifts for the girls in your life. Your daughter or your niece might love one of the following 25 homemade gift ideas.

(Random thought…My daughter asked me to crochet her some hand-warmers as I have been trying to pick up this hobby recently. Maybe I will make her some for Christmas.)

  1. Fabric toy sack for all her little toys or art supplies
  2. Ribbon embellished notebooks
  3. Pom Pon bookmarks
  4. Personalized pens (maybe give this as a gift with the notebook above)
  5. Hand-warmers (use her favorite colors to add that special touch)
  6. Personalized bracelets with charms. There are so many ideas for homemade bracelets.
  7. Scented homemade lip balm
  8. Mason jar gift (Use a number of affordable items and put them in a mason jar and place a ribbon around the jar and you have a beautiful, personalized gift.)
  9. Homemade playdough (throw in some cookie cutters for extra fun)
  10. Homemade headbands
  11. Travel art tote
  12. Hair clips
  13. Handmade Purse
  14. Homemade lava lamp
  15. Moon sand
  16. Lavendar heat pack
  17. Spa kit (include an eye mask, nail polish, lotion, and any other item you think your girl will love)
  18. Pet rock painting kit (include a few rocks, paints, paintbrushes, googly eyes (optional), and put them all in a cute basket or container)
  19. Homemade cookies (give your special girl her very own batch of delicious homemade cookies)
  20. Origami kit (You can print out easy origami tutorials and provide some paper. You can also make a set of origami items such as trees and various animals that your girl can play with. My daughter loved when I gave her some origami items the other day. She kept wanting me to make more.)
  21. Hot cocoa kit (You can include a mug, a cocoa packet, marshallows, and a spoon)
  22. Hat and gloves set (preferably that you make by crochet or knitting)
  23. Homemade picture frame with the both of you in it
  24. Homemade ornament
  25. A scrapbook that includes memories and future plans for you and her

Another idea is to give her a gift that is a match to something you have, such as matching socks, matching robes, matching necklaces, matching hot cocoa mugs, or matching stationary kits.

25 Homemade Gifts for Girls

Heather Gilmore

My name is Heather Gilmore. I am so happy to be able to have a space to share helpful insights and resources to other moms out there. Being a parent is hard work and I hope to be able to give you tips and strategies to make it at least a little bit easier and more enjoyable. We love our kids but any mom knows that they can also be exhausting and overwhelming at times, as well. I have a master's degree in social work. I work as a children's therapist. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, I am a freelance writer specializing in topics related to children and families. I have my own company called Hope Family Resources which provides resources in person and online to help families find greater hope, health, and happiness. See my site and learn more about me at: or email me at [email protected] I have also published books on Amazon. Search for "Discpline and Parenting Strategies for Kids with ADHD," "Have Peace: How to Have Peace in Your Busy, Chaotic Life," and "Sibling Rivalry: How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry so You Won't Have to Anymore,"

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Gilmore, H. (2016). 25 Homemade Gifts for Girls. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 21, 2020, from


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