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37 Heartfelt Handmade Gift Ideas for Friends

Make one of these precious DIY gifts for your friends on any occasion or just to show you care!

By: Elizabeth Jedrasek, Editor, AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com
Lavender DIY Bath Soak

Where would we be without those special people in our lives we call friends? Friends are there for you in the worst and best of times, which makes them especially worthy of our praise. Show your besties how grateful you are to have them by your side with these 37 Heartfelt Handmade Gift Ideas for Friends. No matter the occasion, these DIY gifts are perfect sentimental presents that will show how appreciative you are of your friends, and they'll actually be able to use them. Use these gifts for those "just because" moments or for special events like birthdays and housewarming parties!

It seems cliche but handmade presents really are the best way to show your friends how important they are to you because you can be assured they won't find these items anywhere else. Plus, DIY gifts may be inexpensive, but their quality doesn't have to be sacrificed. You'll find everything you need to make your best friend the perfect gift that she'll absolutely adore from picture frames to edible crafts and DIY bath and body products. Don't let your friend wait any longer, and make one of these 37 DIY gifts today!

DIY Bath and Body Gifts

English Rose Bath Bomb Recipe

There's nothing like a DIY bath and body gift you can use when you're relaxing at the end of a long day or just because you want to pamper yourself. Give your friends the gift of relaxation with this selection of handmade bath and beauty products. They're easy - not to mention adorable - crafts that smell amazing and will instantly upgrade your friend's nighttime or morning routine. You'll find anything from a homemade face mask to a sugar scrub for all of your beauty needs. Why pay more for a handmade bath product from the store when you can make them yourself!

Functional Kitchen Crafts to Make Friends

Handmade Cutting Board

Kitchens are often the center of a family's home, where everyone goes to not only eat, but to be with their loved ones at the end of the day. These handmade kitchen crafts are great DIY gifts for friends that they will be able to use in their kitchen and during meals. Make a beautiful handmade cutting board for meal preparation or pretty place mats for a bright addition to dinnertime. These kitchen crafts will show your friends how important they have become to you and your own family!

DIY Home Decor Gifts

DIY Floral Wall Art

Just like our kitchens, homes and what we put inside them are very special to us. Give your friends a decorative craft for their home that will double as a keepsake for your friendship. From these DIY home décor crafts, you'll be able to find something for each one of your friend's unique personalities and styles. Personalize these gifts for an extra special token of your appreciation that will last for years to come and serve as a reminder of the extraordinary bond you both have forged over the years!

Sentimental DIY Picture Frames

Time Capsule DIY Picture Frame

No doubt you have endless amounts of photos with your best friends from over the years, so why not give them something to display their favorite memories with. These DIY photo frame ideas are easy and they make for some pretty sentimental gifts that almost anyone would appreciate. After all, who doesn't like using photo memories for decorating their personal space? Make these picture frames for an intimate gift that your friends will cherish!

Scented DIY Gifts for Friends

DIY Reed Diffuser

There's a reason scented gifts are always a go-to present for any occasion. Candles are simple, but they can fill your home with beautiful aromas that are long-lasting. Make your friends a DIY candle instead of going to the store for a fun craft to make and give away. Candles are timeless and their soft lighting is always appreciated as a gift. Make your friends several candles as a part of a set or just one for a simple gift that will go a long way.  

Gorgeous Wearable Handmade Gift Ideas

Charming Wrapped Silk Ribbon Bracelet

Make these beautiful handmade gifts that your friends will want to wear! Wearing these pretty crafts will remind them of your friendship, and they'll look great too. Make a chic ribbon charm bracelet that can be personalized to fit your best friend's personality, or make a lovely floral infinity scarf to jazz up any outfit. You'll adore these crafts because they're heartfelt and stylish too. What more could you ask for? Make one of these for your fashion-obsessed friend for a gift she won't be able to buy anywhere else.

Yummy Edible Crafts to Give

Gourmet DIY Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

In this collection you'll find cute edible crafts for all your foodie friends to enjoy! Your friends will love receiving these delectable treats as a gift from their favorite friend, and it won't cost you much to put these together! Having a bad day? Cure the Monday blues with a sundae gift basket because ice-cream is the greatest remedy for any bad day. Or, have a movie night with your best friends, and give them a tasty popcorn treat they'll love. These edible crafts make super sweet gifts for friends just to show how grateful you are to know them!

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