If you're like me, you probably have a few DIYers, crafters and/or artists on your Christmas list this year. You might also be running out of ideas for gifts to give these creative individuals, especially if they've been on your nice list for awhile. I mean, seriously, how many bar clamps does one person need? (More on this later.) In an… Continue Reading
Every year, I vow to make gifts for my friends for the holidays, but then life happens and I usually don't end up getting around to it. This year is going to be different though because I'm starting early. I put together a list of the gifts I want to make and am getting started this weekend. Wanna join me? Here are 15 do-it-yourself gifts to make this Christmas for your friends and family.
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The way I see it, there's a geek in all of us. Maybe you're crazy about robots (ahem), photography, coffee, or even your iPhone -- and chances are you know someone just as geeky, too. Celebrate their nerdy obsessions with a gift they'll truly love! … Continue Reading
Every year, the holidays seem to creep up faster and faster than the one before. Did you notice that? So, let's get a head start this year. Here are 15 handmade Etsy gifts that even your coolest and most-difficult friends to buy for will… Continue Reading
We've made a real effort this year to ramp up our original content and roundups for the holiday season. Believe it or not, we actually started planning this stuff out in August! As a result, I think we have a collection of gift guides, roundups, and original content that is really superb (I admit, even I was shocked by how many posts it turned out to be).
In case you've missed any of it, or just want an easy way to see it all laid out, I'm going to list it all below! Come… Continue Reading
If your DIY skills aren't quite up to snuff, but you're still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you're in luck! We've rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet.… Continue Reading
Somehow I managed to score this gift guide assignment again this year (see my post from 2010), even though Chris is clearly the more qualified person to do it (I mean, c'mon, he makes stuff all the time, like donuts and romesco sauce).
Nevertheless, I am nothing if not a shameless amateur, and I like to think of myself as food-literate. So, fueled by this decidedly non-gourmet turkey sandwich I whipped up for… Continue Reading
Something about mid-November stirs my holiday spirit and revs up my gift-list-making muscles. Stocking stuffers are my favorite gifts to buy; there's something magical about tiny, great things. As a child, waking up on Christmas morning was exciting because our house rules allowed for going through our stockings' contents without parents (I now realize this was a total ploy to buy my dear old parents another snoozy 45 minutes).
Everything… Continue Reading
As a robot collector, video game player, and graphic novel reader, I'm not afraid to let my geek flag fly! Chances are there's at least one grown up geek in your life, too. Here are a few of my favorite picks for celebrating them this holiday season. Happy gift giving!… Continue Reading
If Christmas gifts consisted only of stockings and the goodies therein, I'd be one very happy gal. While I absolutely adore the tradition of gift-giving, I find gathering the little things most exciting.
Below is my list of favorite "stocking stuffer" gifts (and yes, Julie Andrews' "My Favorite Things" ran through my head as I put it together). For a gift to make it on this list, it had to be wonderful, and it had to cost under $20.… Continue Reading
You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide! From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list. Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be… Continue Reading
Crafts. There are SO many to choose from, it would be virtually IMPOSSIBLE to put together a gift guide to cover them all. So, for the sake of space (and my sanity), we've pared 'crafts' down to the big three: Knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Now, gift cards for yarn shops, craft stores and fabric boutiques make great gifts for knitters, crocheters and seamsters, but for something a bit more personal, check out these ideas we've amassed for the fiber junkies on your Christmas… Continue Reading