Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

I know many of us to have grandiose ideas about getting our act together and making everyone on our holiday lists beautiful handmade Christmas gifts, but then the reality of life sets in and you need to accept that you just might have to compromise a little. You can still give great handmade gifts! And you can support real people with small businesses who are trying to make it as artisans. It’s one of the main reasons I love Etsy. It’s a great place to find unique, handmade gifts made ethically (and sometimes even locally!). Check out some of my handmade holiday gift picks.

*Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click on them and buy something, you don’t pay any extra, but I may get a small commission.*

First of all, you know I’ve pointed you in the direction of many great handmade hat patterns you can knit or crochet. But if you don’t have time to make one, you can get an Arrow Beanie made to order from Nina Bella Co. Super cute, eh? (Also, if you’re more of the crafty type and have some time to knit, you can grab the pattern here.)

As always, while we’re shopping for others, we find some great things for ourselves. This winter sweatshirt is adorable and casual for the festive season. You can get one for your sister, or for yourself.

While I’m not really a pet person, I love pet people. And pet people love their pets. Doesn’t this Felted Wool Cat Cave Pebble look so cozy for your kitty? Super sweet and would look stylish in any living space!

Got a baby on your list? This simple and sweet crib sized heart baby blanket makes a lovely gift for a new baby. If you still have some time to knit, check out one of these patterns to make a special gift for the little one in your life.

It’s often hard to find a nice handmade gift for the man in your life. I always think that I might like to make Mr Evangelist a hand-knit sweater, but I never leave myself enough time. I would absolutely consider one like this men’s winter-themed knitted sweater. Christmas-y but not an ugly Christmas sweater. You need to get your order in quickly to give this crafter some time because I think it’s made to order, but it’s so lovely!

Handmade stockings are such a nice family gift. If you don’t have time to crochet some yourself (I love this pattern), you can get these hand-crocheted Christmas stockings made for you by Creative Thread Yarn.

While dishcloths can be a great handmade gift for colleagues and mother-in-laws, if your first try at crocheting isn’t going so well, you can pick up a couple of these handmade textured dishcloths for your MIL and pass them off as yours (we won’t tell). 

Ok, this isn’t something I could make, but somebody makes them and they’re gorgeous! If you have a baker on your list (maybe me!?), I sure would I’m sure they would love one of these embossed rolling pins to make gorgeous holiday cookies! Or maybe you’re a baker and you could get yourself one of these lovelies to make some homemade cookies as gifts! Options!

Handmade toys make such special gifts! Give this crocheted amigurumi deer stuffed animal to a special child in your life. Or if you have a little bit of time to crochet your own, check out one of these other reindeer amigurumi patterns here.

I hope you’ve got a good start on your list, so you can get everyone taken care of and enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season ahead. You don’t have to do it all yourself, there are plenty of artisans who would be happy to help you get some special gifts for your loved ones. If you like these ideas, please share them on Pinterest!

Check out these beautiful handmade gifts you can pick up from an independent artisan. No time to make your own gifts? You can still give handmade! Check out this curated list of handmade gifts by #craftevangelist #handmade #giftideas

Ever wonder what I use to create these collages? It’s PicMonkey! Get a free trial with this link!

Gorgeous knit hat would make a perfect handmade gift for the holidays! You can get the pattern to make it or have it made to order! #knit #hats #beanie #toque #handmade #giftideas #etsy #craftevangelist
Cute casual holiday sweater, perfect for lounging during the winter break! Love this cozy looking sweatshirt! Perfect sister gift idea! #madetoorder #custom #sweatshirt #style #fashion #women #craftevangelist
What a fun little gift for the kitty-lover in your life... or for your own kitty of course! #wool #felted #handmade #cats #catgifts #cozy #pethouse #pets #kitty #kittylove #craftevangelist
Gorgeous hand-knit baby blanket, made to order, perfect special gift for expectant parents for the new baby! So sweet and neutral! Love this! #blanket #baby #babygifts #giftideas #handmadegifts #handmade #craftevangelist
Christmas sweater for the handsome man in your life. Love this handmade winter sweater with the deer fair isle knitting pattern Made to order so order yours soon! #knit #handknit #men #sweater #giftsforment #giftideas #christmas #holiday #sweater #craftevangelist
Love these simple crocheted stockings. Made to order. Makes a great family gift! #crocheted #stockings #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #family #stockings #christmas #holidays #craftevangelist
Lovely hand-crocheted dishcloths! Perfect gift for a colleague! Love the yellow! #dishcloths #handmadegifts #crocheted #crafts #giftideas #cowrokergifts #coworker #colleague #etsy #craftevangelist
Such a great gift idea for the baker! I love these embossed rolling pins! Make beautiful cookies with ease! #baking #rollingpin #custom #embossed #handmade #giftideas #craftevangelist
Super-cute little deer stuffy, perfect crocheted amigurumi toy for a child's special Christmas gift! Love this! Or find some patterns to make your own! #crochet #handmadegifts #handmade #yarn #amigurumi #stuffy #toy #childgiftideas #giftideas #craftevangelist

Sweet Handmade Holiday Stuffies

November has arrived and what feels like the first snowstorm of real winter has also hit today. There’s no better combination to inspire you to turn on some Christmas tunes and get to work on making some Christmas gifts for the lovelies in your life. My kids are almost out the stuffy-loving years, but just about anyone has a soft spot for a soft handmade toy. Check out these adorable patterns I’ve found for you today!

*Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click on them and buy something, you don’t pay any extra, but I may get a small commission.*

There’s this sweet Lamb crochet pattern by Little Owlet Shop. I know a couple people who love little sheep, so this would suit them just great! I love the textured bobble stitch on the body!

I’ve loved this Deer Family Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Sleepy Sheep Patterns since I first saw it last year. I have yet to make it, but can you say SO ADORABLE!?!?

This sad little Froozy the Snowman Pattern from Blue Coala would feel so much better if you’d pick up his pattern and make him happy by giving him to a loved on in your life!

Doesn’t this Santa Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Jasmine Toys look just like the Santa from the classic claymation Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer? That’s one of my favourite Christmas specials! This crochet pattern will definitely stir up some nostalgia in a wide range of loved ones!

UPDATE: This shop is on a short break right now, but here’s another cute Santa Amigurumi Pattern that is super close to this one.

If elves are more your thing, Merry the Christmas Elf crochet pattern by Tremendu would also make a lovely little holiday stuffed toy to crochet up! There’s just something magical about elves! And this pattern is just adorable!

If you’re looking for a girl-elf with more of an attitude Elf Doll Crochet Pattern from Venelopa TOYS is the perfect sassy-looking elf for the teen in your life

Amigurumi patterns also make fantastic Christmas decorations for the adults in your life! Check out this Crochet Pattern for Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes in 3 sizes from RoKiKi! Anyone would be pleased to receive a set of these to display!

RoKiKi has also designed this Christmas Angel Amigurumi Crochet Pattern or if you like a deal, you can get this pattern as well as the Scandinavian Gnomes in a Christmas Pack of 8 holiday amigurumi patterns, including an adorable reindeer and snowman patterns.

I hope you found an adorable pattern to get working on for your gift giving crocheting! You still have time! Get to work and you’ll get it all done in time!

Grab some supplies!

If you need to find it later, here’s a pin for you to add to your Pinterest board. You can also check out my Pinterest Amigurumi Board and my Knit & Crochet Holidays Pinterest board.

Adorable crochet patterns for Christmas holiday amigurumi crochet patterns. Stuffed toys are a great handmade gift idea! Get started today! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Great Amigurumi Christmas Pack of Patterns by RoKiKi! I love all these patterns! How can I pick one? And great bundled price! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
What a sweet angel amigurumi crochet pattern! Perfect little handmade gift for baby's first Christmas! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Oh! I love these Scandinavian Gnomes! What a perfect pattern to make for colleagues for an awesome handmade Christmas gift! Can't wait to make these! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
This Santa amigurumi crochet pattern looks just like the Santa from the claymation Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer! What a great looking pattern! Nostalgia! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi Christmas elf crochet pattern! Lovely little stuffy to make for the kids! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Make this sad little snowman happy again by picking up his pattern and making him for a friend! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous little gentle lamb crochet amigurumi pattern. Love these sweet little patterns from Little Owlet Shop! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Love this sassy Christmas Elf Doll for a handmade teen Christmas gift! Perfect little doll crochet amigurumi pattern! #crochet #patterns #amigurumi #holiday #christmas #stuffies #toys #handmade #gift #ideas #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Sweet little deer family crochet amigurumi pattern bundle! Love these adorable little deer! They would make great handmade holiday decor! Lovely gift idea! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #christmas #holiday #crafts #yarn #handmade #giftidea #craftevangelist

Crocheted Christmas Gifts

Christmas is coming! And especially for crafters: if you’re going to make something for your loved ones’ gifts, you need to get going! I often start too late and end up either crocheting long hours and late night or having to go with a store-bought back up plan (or–and you’re welcome to use this idea– giving handmade gift cards for a handmade item… which then gives me the Christmas break to keep working!)

But you still have time to crochet before the gift giving season is upon us, so pick a pattern and get crocheting! Here are some of my crocheted Christmas gifts picks.

*Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click on them and buy something, you don’t pay any extra, but I may get a small commission.*

In our house, the gift giving starts with opening up a stocking. How about giving a stocking? I love this Brighton Christmas Stocking pattern by Cyprianne Nolan from Pretty Darn Adorable. It calls for a bulky yarn or two strands of worsted held together, so it would crochet up quickly and has lots of pictures to help guide you.

Is there a new baby you’re making for? Check out these adorable Mini Mukluk Booties! Designed with a beginner in mind, any crocheter will be able to make up these lovely slippers in three different sizes: 0-3 month, 3-6 months & 6-12 months. Such a fun little pattern!

Or, for an even more Christmassy pair of baby booties, you could choose these Christmas Baby Booties also at A Frayed Knot Boutique. I love the fuzzy yarn used at the top. Super sweet for a little girl to complete her Christmas outfit! 

Ok, babies are only babies for so long and then they grow up and you still want to make them handmade gifts. Winter hats are a fantastic option, especially with all the amazing options out there. Check out this amazing geometric patterned Evie Crochet Beanie Pattern from rubywebbs‘ Etsy shop. (There are lots of other great patterns in that shop, which you should also check out.)

I was almost just going to leave you at that suggestion to go check out the Ruby Webbs Etsy shop for some more great patterns, but I just love The Stevie Crochet Beanie Pattern so much that I had to share it with you. It’s another great gift giving option and comes in 7 different sizes, so you’re sure to be able to make one for anyone on your list!

If you don’t know the hat size of your recipient, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous cowl! The fringe and buttons add a great finish to this lovely June Berry Cowl from Wild Sapling.

There are many other crocheted gifts you can make besides wearable items, including this fun Vintage Camera Bag Crochet Pattern from The Artisan’s Nook. Sometimes teens can be so hard to buy for and even more difficult to make for, but I think this little camera purse pattern is perfect for a teen gift!

I also find that boys are sometimes hard to make for as well, but I think any little boy would be delighted to receive this Star Wars Yoda and R2D2 set. This is not the only Star Wars inspired amigurumi patterns that Los Sospechosos carries in their shop. There’s a pattern for just about every character in the original series, plus a couple others.

Maybe your recipient is ready to learn to crochet or would like to learn amigurumi. This little pug dog amigurumi kit is a perfect first amigurumi project and contains everything you need to make this adorable little stuffed animal! Or… buy it for yourself to make your first amigurumi and then give the little stuffy away!

If you’re making a gift for your coworkers or your boss, you should consider making them each one of these potted cactus plants from Planet June. You can get a set of eight realistic cactus plant patterns for under $20! June is an amigurumi master! She has so many great patterns: definitely worth checking out her shop!

Well that should get you started on making some lovely gifts for Christmas! Go get yourself a pattern and get started. You have no more time than you have right now! Go go go! And pin this so others can get kickstarted too!

Crocheted Christmas Gifts  - 10 amazing crochet patterns to make as handmade gifts! I love the camera purse! Perfect for the teen who is too cool for everything! #crochet #yarn #pattern #christmas #crafts #diy #crochetpattern #stockings #hats #cowl #booties #baby #craftevangelist
I love this adorable pompom hat! The Stevie Hat is CROCHETED! and would make a perfect gift for Christmas! Get crocheting! #crochet #crochetpattern #pattern #crafts #yarn #beanie #hat #toque #winterhat #pompom #handmade #handmadegifts #giftideas #christmas #craftevangelist
The Brighton Stocking pdf crochet pattern. What a versatile looking pattern! I love the pompoms and making it with 3 different coloured yarns looks like a great idea! Fantastic find by #craftevangelist #crochet #pattern #yarn #crochetpattern #crafts #christmas #stocking #handmade #handmadegifts #giftidea
Gorgeous crochet pattern for these lovely mini mukluk booties! Check them out! Amazing gift idea for a new baby! #crochet #pattern #booties #slippers #baby #crochetpattern #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #handmade #crafts #yarn #babygifts #christmasgifts
Cute Christmas baby booties! Perfect to complete baby's Christmas outfit! Adorable fuzzy top! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #booties #slippers #baby #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #handmade #crafts #yarn #babygifts
Super cute geometric pattern on this Evie Crochet Beanie pattern! Perfect to make for Christmas gifts! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #crochethat #hat #beanie #toque #handmadegifts #handmadegiftideas #giftideas #crafts #yarn #pompom
Complete kit for this adorable little pug dog amigurumi crocheted stuffy! Perfect to make a gift or to give as a gift to a new crocheter! #crochet #pattern #patternkit #yarn #crafts #gifts #handmadegifts #etsy #crochetyourown #craftevangelist
8 different crocheted cactus planters! You can't kill these! they would make great gifts to make for coworkers or friends! Perfect for the office! #crochet #pattern #crochetpattern #cacti #cactus #patternset #patterndeals #crafts #yarn #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Great pdf amigurumi crochet patterns inspired by Star Wars! I love the R2D2! These would make perfect handmade gifts for the Star Wars lover! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #toys #handmadestuffedtoys #stuffedtoys #crochetedtoys #yarn #crafts #handmadegifts #giftideas
What a fun little retro camera purse crochet pattern! This looks like a great handmade gift to make for a teen! #crochet #pattern #camera #amigurumi #purse #handbag #bag #handmadegift #giftidea #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this gorgeous June Berry Cowl! I love the boho fringe on this lovely crocheted scarf pattern and the buttons are a great embellishment! #crochet #pattern #cowl #handmade #gift #giftidea #handmadegift #scarf #yarn #crafts #crochetpattern #craftevangelist

Perfect Plaid Patterns!

Are you still in love with plaid? It was super hot last year, but I’m still totally into it! And a bunch of great pattern designers have come up with super inventive and gorgeous plaid crochet patterns for us to make! Check out these great pattern finds!

*Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click on them and buy something, you don’t pay any extra, but I may get a small commission.*

This Plaid About You beanie featuring a sweet plaid heart is a great handmade gift idea for anyone you love, though, I think it might be better suited to the ladies. (I don’t know what it is with dudes having a problem with wearing hearts.) I love it though. Super adorable.

I guess a more manly option would be this cool Oso Plaid Beanie in the same Etsy shop: Evelyn & Peter. The plaid bear pattern is so cool. And can you believe these are crocheted? They look so good. I love this style of plaid! And the designs in the midst of them? Genius!

While we’re still talking about this designer, we can’t forget one of my favorite designs: The Flannel Forrest Beanie. I’m still just blown away that these hats are crocheted! Have you made one of these gorgeous hats? If you do, let me know! They’re on my list to make. Again with the lovely fur pompoms… so super trendy and adorable. I had to buy myself a bunch last winter. You can get them here if you’re looking for some. Make sure you get the remove-able ones (mine have snaps!) so you can wash your toque (that’s Canadian for winter hat).

You certainly can’t go wrong with checking out the plaid patterns by Whistle & Ivy. They’re super affordable and super adorable, all at the same time! I made this pattern last year and I must say, her instructions are great and the hat looks fantastic, just like these pictures!

And, while I think plaid can definitely be worn year round, but especially in the fall and winter. there’s something about buffalo plaid that’s just a little bit Christmas-y. So, you have plenty of time to crochet up a couple of these adorable Chalet Rustic Pillow Covers to throw on your couch for the upcoming winter season! The deer pattern is just impeccable! What a fun and festive idea!

Grab some supplies!

Pick up one of these great patterns and get crocheting today or pin it for later!

Sweet plaid patterns that are CROCHETED!!! I love these! Perfect for fall and winter! I need to make me one of these hats!!! #crochet #patterns #plaid #buffaloplaid #hat #toque #beanie #etsy #craftevangelist
Super cute slouchy crochet plaid beanie pattern! What a fun pattern and excellent instructions to work this plaid pattern in crochet!
This crochet pattern for a buffalo plaid pillow cover with a deer silhouette is so great! What a fun throw pillow to make for the festive winter season! Great Christmas holiday decor! #crochet #plaid #pattern #yarn #diy #crafts #decor #craftevangelist
Wow! Look at this beautiful bear pattern in plaid on this crocheted hat! So impressive! I love the furry pompom and the gorgeous plaid! So great for fall and winter!
Gorgeous plaid CROCHET pattern for this lovely Flannel Forrest Beanie from the Evelyn and Peter Etsy shop! What a fun plaid hat design! Perfect for fall! #plaid #crochet #pattern #flannel #yarn #crafts #diy
So cute! Adorable heart plaid crocheted beanie pattern! Love this with the furry pompom!  #crochet #pattern #plaid #beanie #toque #yarn #buffaloplaid
error: Content is protected !!