There are so many Christmas gifts for girls that the choice might seem overwhelming. Take a look through our long list of unique gifts to discover things you would probably never have thought of before! From make-up to maps, plushes to pillows, and loads of geeky-girl gadgets. If it’s cool, fun and unique, you will find your ideal holiday present right here.
The fitness band for kids, Vivofit jr.2 is a swim-friendly wristband that has many of the features of the adult version, but is way cooler for girls. The screen is customizable, and with a 1+ year battery life this watch will go on tracking their activity levels, sleep, and even chores via the parent controlled app.
Pencil this into your notebook as a reminder of what to buy any artist on your gift list this Christmas. This set contains 72 crack and chip proof coloring pencils, making them perfect for the current predilection for adult coloring books, while the soft cores makes them ideal for shading.
Teach your child the basics of animation with this super duper construction set, featuring Goldie Blox, world’s first girl engineer character. Boys and girls aged 6 and up will be able to build their own zoetrope, download the free app, and make unlimited movies and animations.
Llamas are adorable, and that makes this zipper pouch adorable, too. Made in India, this cheerful aqua, yellow, and coral pouch is just the thing for carrying your change, phone, keys, or other small items with you without being weighed down by a purse. The ideal gift for girls who aren’t drama Llamas.
In a world where we expect everything yesterday, this Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 gives instant results every time. In a range of gorgeous colors, this nifty little camera will take perfect pictures by letting you know which setting to use, and then producing a photograph straightaway. It even comes with a selfie mirror!
Whether they admit it or not, every girl secretly believes that unicorns are real, because if you don’t believe in magic, you’ll never find it! Imagine how they’ll feel when they find Elwood the Unicorn gracing their cereal bowl on Christmas morning? Now that’s magic!
Nail gift giving for girls who love glamour with the Make Your Own Nail Polish Kit. A great idea for a sleepover, girls can blend the eight colors included to make their own perfect shades, using the blending tools and funnel supplied. This gift really doesn’t lacquer good taste.
The most empowering gift for young girls. Inspire the next generation of super women and give them a gift with a positive message you support and can stand behind.
X marks the Dot, with X being under the Christmas tree. The Echo Dot uses Alexa to do all manner of tasks, such as make calls, send/receive messages, check news and weather and play music along with a whole host of other things. It will even control other Smart Home Devices.
Crazy putty has always been fun, but now it’s even better! Each tin comes with a black light keychain which can be used to draw on the putty, and it reacts to light so changes color when you go outdoors. Oh, and as if that’s not enough, it glows in the dark, too!
The Darice 131-Piece Premium Art Set with Wood Box is a fabulous gift for girls who love art. With markers, pastels, pencils, and watercolors, along with many other accessories, this set is a must for kids who like to leave their mark, at Christmas and beyond.
When your little girl prefers jewelry over toys, it’s a sure ‘sign’ she’s growing up. So give her a piece with her own sign, in the form of a pendant depicting the constellation of her zodiac. This sterling silver pendant hangs beautifully from an adjustable 16-18” chain – stars for a star.
The Nintendo Switch is an obvious choice for gamers who want to play wherever they are. The console sits in a home-based dock for play through the TV, but when it’s time to go can be moved from the deck as a hand-held console. Non-stop action for gaming girls and boy.
Serve up a sweet treat this Christmas with this electric fondue set, perfect for dipping fruits, candies, and what the heck…fingers…into rich smooth melted chocolate. Ask any girl – everything is better with chocolate and you will find you become rather fond-ue of this gift.
How can any girl choose her favorite Pokémon? Well, now she won’t have to with a set of four cereal bowls, each with one of the most-loved characters from the set. So whether it’s Charmander on a Tuesday, or Squirtle on a Saturday, your Pokémon fan will be bowled over with this set.
Give your daughter some lasting memories in the form of this Mother and Daughter Letter Book Set this Christmas. With 40 cards to be written and then hidden within the pages of the beautifully bound book, this gift is a lasting memorial to the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters.
Do you know a girl who has itchy feet and wants to travel the world? This cork globe is a step above the traditional map where travellers, and those who want to be, stick push pins to mark their travels or dreams. Made from cork, this globe is an unusual gift for travellers and dreamers alike.
What would be the soundtrack to your life? This game expands on that question by presenting a scenario to which each player must stream a song to best illustrate that event. A vote is taken to decide the best choice. Sometimes funny, sometimes emotional, this is a game to end Christmas on a high note.
Star Wars: The Blueprints is an incredible book to give to any boy or girl who loves the movie franchise. Within the hard covers the reader can get lost in the intricate work undertaken by the talented designers, artists and engineers who all worked so hard to make the series what it is today.
Let battle commence between the babies and the monsters in this epic game of Bears vs Babies! Suitable for 10 years old and above, this game sees players building an army of gruesome monsters with which to defeat (and eat) the barbarous babies that threaten to take over. Prepare to battle, or dia-per.
Better be on your guard with this hilarious game, in which each player must try and say a phrase while wearing a cheek retractor which makes it almost impossible to talk! The 143 family-friendly phrases, such as ‘a bad case of marble mouth’ make this a game kids will be salivating over. Because…dribble.
If you know a girl whose dog is always under her feet (and she wouldn’t have it any other way) these socks are a must-have stocking gift this Christmas. With 17 breeds to choose from, her faithful furry friend can be with her, even when he’s not.
Like having your own fitness instructor wrapped around your wrist! The Garmin Vivofit encourages activity after one hour of being still, and every 15 minutes after that. Once the band has learned your activity levels it will set you a daily target, keeping you on the move and active, while also monitoring sleep and calories.
Even the most active girls need some calm time, and this set will give her just that. With everything required to make 18 felt succulent plants, this kit will result in a beautiful art piece that you can hang anywhere in the home as a pretty keepsake for years to come.
This is one gift that will leave the recipient with their tongue hanging out! These iPhone charger sticker faces add color and personality to all their favorite devices, while making sure there’s no getting theirs mixed up with someone else’s. Definitely a gift to stick under the tree this Christmas.
Every girl deserves a little pampering at Christmas, and this bath bomb set will do just that – it’s out of this world! Depicting the eight major planets and the sun, each bath bomb is infused with a different heady mix of essential oils, minerals, and even glitter to make each bath time Heavenly.
Whether you choose fabric or wood veneer, there’s no denying that the All New Echo makes a great gift for a girl who likes a helping hand. Working with Alexa, the Echo will play music, check the weather, make calls, and send or receive messages, all without lifting a finger.
Fans of Minecraft will love this USB wall charger which will power up two devices at the same time, while emitting the iconic eerie glow of the game’s Redstone torches, the source of endless power. With one 2.1A and one 1A USB port, any fan will be de-lighted to receive it.
Show your girls that you stand with them and their belief in women’s rights with this gorgeous rose gold-plated pendant and necklace. The ‘Pink Hat’ became the symbol of strength and unity on 21st January 2017 during the global march for equal rights, and carries a powerful message to girls everywhere.
Coding is big news now, and this Bit (Extra Bot) teaches both girls and boys how to code in a fun and interactive way. Kids can draw color codes on a tablet or paper and Bit will follow those commands, using optical sensors to respond. B-it’s a great gift for tomorrow’s kids, today.
It doesn’t matter how old a girl is, she will adore these Gummy Bear Lights! With just one squeeze of his super sweet belly, your Gummy Bear will light up with a colorful glow, casting a gentle luminosity on the walls. Available in five colors to suit every taste…yummy.
For an educational gift that science loving girls and boys will love, look no further than the AMSCOPE-KIDS M30-ABS-KT2-W Microscope Kit. With six magnifications up to 1200x, this kit comes with a 52 piece accessory set and a durable hard case. It’s definitely a gift they can focus on this Christmas.
The Cricut maker is a serious piece of kit for any girl who takes her crafts seriously. Users choose from hundreds of digital patterns and the Cricut maker will cut them out and mark them for her – all she has to do is sew, glue or stitch them together.
What girl doesn’t believe in fairies, even if it is secretly? Bring that magic to life with this whimsical fairy door, which can be personalized with the lucky owner’s name. Fairy doors allow those little winged wonders in to our world, because how else would they be able to collect that tooth under the pillow?
Ear is a beautiful gift for any girl who loves her jewelry! Each set comprises of four pairs of earrings, each with a gorgeous delicate flower sitting on top of the gold plated stud, to bring a touch of summer to any girl’s attire. For pierced ears only.
It’s crystal clear that this gift will really grow on whoever finds it under the tree! The Thames & Kosmos Crystal Growing kit teaches kids all about the structure and geometry of crystals, while also producing spectacular crystals that they can keep and admire. Educational and fun!
Elodie the Unicorn is the secret to being a morning person, and who doesn’t need a dose of magic first thing in the morning? Tea, coffee, or delicious cocoa tastes even sweeter when sipped from this shimmery, glimmery unicorn mug. Even the grumpiest of girls won’t be able to resist Elodie’s iridescent happiness.
Pika-boo! Encourage young savers with this delightful Pikachu money bank. Simply place a coin on the plate and that crafty little Pokémon will pop up and grab it as he chatters and laughs. With over 200 different sounds and phrases, this money box will be full in no time!
Develop the power of super sound with these Wonder Woman over-ear headphones from ThinkGeek. They’re both padded and adjustable (because Super Hero Girls don’t come in a one-size-fits-all), and include an in-line microphone for hands-free calls. Officially licensed, these headphones are the real deal, so no need to wonder, woman.
Don’t let gift choosing dragon and on, this little cutie will make a great stocking stuffer for both boys and girls. Each kit contains all the pieces needed to build your very own fiery friend, and is made from recycled cardboard and other eco-friendly materials for a magnificent monster who won’t cost the earth.
Poke-mon Snorlax and see just how soft he really is. This huge, cuddly Pokémon will wait quietly in your girl’s bedroom until she returns and needs a soft place to relax. At 4 feet high and 2 feet across, Snorlax is the perfect companion to reading, gaming, or just chilling.
Have faith that your little girl will love this glittery t-shirt from the Little Blessing Co. This cotton tee comes emblazoned with the words “She is Clothed with Dignity and Strength” – Proverbs 31. Available in sizes from 6 months to 14/16 years. A beautiful shirt with a beautiful message.
Spontuneous is a board game which crosses generations and engages girls of all ages. Each player must sing or shout a 5-word segment of a song which includes a word given by another player. As players advance across the board, they will have to complete further challenges, or risk going back the way they came.
There’s nothing abominable about this game. Yeti in my Spaghetti is a game of nerves as players take turns removing the noodles from the bowl one at a time, without making the Yeti fall. It’s so much fun, it might be their best game yeti.
According to ancient beliefs, the body contains seven Chakras, or energy centers. This bracelet represents each Chakra with a different colored gemstone, which are set among brass beads made by women in Kenya. A gorgeous gift for the spiritual soul in your family, it can be worn alone or with other bracelets.
Nerds are exacting. Precise. Perfectionists. If you’re looking for great geek girl christmas gifts, what could be more perfect than the Star Wars R2-D2 measuring set? Designed for fun as well as exact measurements, this set is precisely the droid you’re looking for to enhance the science of cooking for any Star Wars fan!
Was Luke Skywalker walkin’ in a wampa wonderland, and then decided to just hang out in the wampa cave? One of the most iconic scenes from the Star Wars franchise was actually more serious than that, but snow globes are too much fun for seriousness!
Shopping is as easy as “Pi” when you choose the perfect gift to warm the nerdiest of nerds! This delightful blanket features the first 413 digits of Pi! The generous size is perfect for cuddling in on a couch potato day, or anytime you feel like looking “smart.”
Dry cracked lips are no joke, but what girl wants medicated gloop on hers? Girls want flavors that taste as good as they feel, which is why this kit is such a boon at Christmas. Using fair trade and organic ingredients, this set makes enough lip balm for 5 tins of delicious mint-cocoa softness.
Keep your action girl hydrated with the Hydro Flask. This double walled bottle will keep hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24, and as it’s available in a huge range of colors you are sure to find one to suit.
For the book worm on your shopping list, this cute pair of socks will keep her toes toasty when she snuggles up with a good book. Fashioned to look like an empty library card, this is definitely a stocking stuffer you should ‘check out’ this Christmas.
Keep those munchies safe and tucked away in this Munchlax lunch bag from ThinkGeek. Nobody will dare to steal your child’s food with this mellow monster standing guard. With the concealed handle and cute colors, this Pokémon is definitely a gift for ladies (or lads) who lunch.
Pokémon fans will really shine at Christmas with this game for the Nintendo 3DS. Pokémon Ultra Sun will turn your child into a Pokémon trainer, taking her on adventures while she tries to unravel the mystery between both forms, and venturing into Ultra Wormholes in search of answers.
This purrfect gift will have everyone pawsing to admire it on Christmas morning. The stationary set contains cat themed desk delights such as kitty paperclips in a jar, push pins, binder clips, pen, and a 48 paged journal which features a cute kitty doing what cats do best – sleeping. Meows that for a great gift?
Phones are good for more than social media, and with this DYMO label maker, girls can have as many labels as they like! Connecting to iOS or Android via Bluetooth, this label maker can produce professional, customized labels in a variety of colors and fonts. Well that’s Christmas organized.
Whether or not you have seen the show ‘Firefly’, there is no dino-ing that this pair of prehistoric predators are a lot of fun. ‘Scale’ the heights of imaginative play as you pit these magnificent beasts against one another, and squeeze their torsos to hear them roar. A great gift for all ages.
Roll these cubes and tell a story using the images which land facing upwards. The nine cubes can be used to spark the imagination of a single player, as a group activity or even as a game of fast-draw story telling. A great game for Christmas and beyond.
The Fire TV Stick uses Alexa for playing shows, movies, music and videos – just tell her what genre you want to watch and she will come up with a list of titles to choose from, or ask her for a specific show and it’s there. Oh, and she can order pizza while she’s at it.
Give the gift of music to a girl or boy who enjoys something different. This emerald thumb piano stems from ancient African musical traditions, and is a unique way to learn and play music. Each numbered key corresponds to a note on the diatonic scale, so provides a great basis for musical learning.
Headbanz is a fast-paced game for all the family, in which players must guess their identity by asking a series of quick-fire questions of their opponents within one minute. The first player to give away all their chips (by guessing correctly) wins the game. Lots of fun whether they are 1 or 100 years old!
Googly Eyes is a game where you can really make a spectacle of yourself! Roll the dice, put in the appropriate lenses, and pick a card. Your teammates need to guess what you’ve drawn before the time’s up, but the lenses are distorted so who knows what you’ll end up with!
The long and the short of it is, girls like to take selfies, but sometimes an arm just isn’t long enough. Enter the Mpow Selfie Stick, an extendable selfie stick with Bluetooth remote control for those picture perfect snaps every time. Extends to 31.5 inches for great family Christmas photos.
This is screen time you’ll be happy for your kids to have. The Kindle Paperwhite allows great readability, even in bright sunlight thanks to its non-reflective screen, and is light enough for one hand reading, in bed, on the bus, or at the beach, with up to six weeks’ use in one single charge.
If the pen is mightier than the sword, then these pens must be REALLY mighty! These dragons will help any author to produce some fiery work, and as she pauses to contemplate her muse, their shimmery scales will provide something gorgeous to look at. Definitely a magical gift for wordsmiths everywhere.
Is there a musically gifted girl in your house that would love this unusual Mechanical Music Box Set? Based on the old classics of bygone years, this set works by playing the holes on the paper strips which are fed through the hand-cranked box. Comes with a hole punch and blank paper for musical maestros.
No girl will say ‘ouchie’ when she cuddles this Meowchi! This adorably odd-looking plush is a cat/unicorn hybrid – a caticorn? A unicat? – anyway, she is soft and cuddly and big enough to really grab hold of when nothing but a magical cat cuddle will do. A must have gift for girls who love their plushes.
They say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but we say a bird on the wrist is worth a whole lot more. This silver plated swallow sits gracefully on a sterling chain and makes a beautiful and charming gift for any girl, be it sister, daughter, or BFF.
This journal is the most magical one you will ever see, and a must-have gift for fans of Harry Potter or other wizarding heroes or heroines. The ‘Book of Spells’ has a Celtic Cross on the cover, and a wand pen which magically fits into the spine, just ‘rite’ for spelling out all those secret thoughts.
This set puts a new slant on photography. Using Sunography paper, objects can be ‘photographed’ using only sunlight, special paper, and water, transforming into unusual and captivating blueprints. Once the image is produced, the blueprints can be colored or stitched to really add a personal touch.
Doggies do what doggies doo, and now your child can be in on that too! For 2-4 players, this grossly fun game sees players feed the dog, pump the leash and listen as the food makes its way noisily through his system until…uh oh…he’s pooped! The first player to pick up poop 3 times, wins.
Girls and boys alike will love this game, as they compete with their friends to see who’s going to get splatted next! Players slip their heads into the cut-out and turn the wheel, hoping that the armful of whipped cream or the wet sponge isn’t going to splat them in the face. Who’s going to be next?
Combining softness with science, these organ plushies make great gifts for ghoulish girls who love to know the ins and outs of everything. Available in a variety of body parts, she is sure to ‘heart’ them, we kid-ney you not. But seriously, you won’t see a more unusual plush as long as you live-r.
Family photos have so much scope for fun, and this game really does play on that. Players must match a caption to one of the awkward ‘family’ photos shown, and whoever produces the funniest, wins. Contains 160 photos and a plethora of movie quote captions. Hilarious family fun for Christmas night.
“Personal Transporter” sounds like something super cool and futuristic, but it’s actually available right now. The Segway miniLITE is robust enough for a hearty lad and dainty enough for your young miss. This is not a bulky machine, so it’s just right for recreational use or jetting between buildings on campus or simply hanging out.
In our efforts toward raising responsible and conscientious kids, we need to set good examples. OmieBox is the perfect reusable Bento box for carrying nutritious, delicious lunches. Designed for versatility, you can pack hot meals or healthy snacks for your school kids and teach them a great way to avoid single-use bags and pre-packaged foods.
What zigs and zags like a mad whirlwind? If you guessed Ollie by Sphero, the app-controlled robot, then you’re correct. Built for fast-paced, hardcore tricks and racing action, Ollie literally leaves all the other toys in the dust. Download the free app for iOS and Android, then sync via Bluetooth and let the adventure begin.
We all need a little “me” time, but that doesn’t mean we want to be bored. For those solo moments when quiet entertainment is appropriate, Cat Crimes Logic Game is the purrrr-fect solution for any little singleton, aged 8 and up. Forty challenges of increasing difficulty give your stealthy detective plenty of opportunities for “paws”.
Learning geography can be a party. An actual party. Your favorite explorer can invite her friends (or siblings) to a geo bash and color this amazing world map tablecloth. Every country shares information about the flora, fauna, or industry, and the best part is that the cloth is washable so the expedition can color it again.
Brrrrr… chilly wintry weather is upon us, and gifts that are designed to keep us warm are popular. This pair of handknit long arm warmers in lovely pastel shades is just the thing to chase the chill and make the outdoors welcoming without any added bulk, while leaving fingers free for important things like texting.
Here’s a gift that keeps giving from Back to the Roots. First, your lucky recipient will have a great tank and a betta fish for a pet, then, in a few days, she can harvest microgreens for salads or smoothies from the water garden. It’s a fabulous lesson in aquaponics she can enjoy all year.
Craft projects are always fun to do, and help youngsters develop an eye for color, composition, and perspective. Working with their hands to create an object of art is satisfying, too. This kit from Seedling has all the components, including beads and feathers, for a young craftsman to weave and decorate their very own dreamcatcher.
Sometimes all that one needs to become inspired are the right tools with which to create. This beautiful set of watercolor markers from Kingart plucks 36 shades from the spectrum to inspire the aspiring artist with an easy-to-use brush and no mess. Perfect if she wants to doodle, or if she’s the next Georgia O’Keeffe.
Seedling presents the Glue Me Kokeshi doll kit for the young lady with an artistic bent. Everything is included to transform the wooden figure into an adorable, personalized, and unique doll modeled after traditional Japanese toys. If your girl is into video games, then she will recognize the Kokeshi, which inspired the Nintendo Miis avatars.
Sometimes the gift we give is a token of the gift we wish to share. This pendant is a lovely piece inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt’s words, designed to give your favorite girl the courage to attempt anything she desires, and the confidence to stand up in the face of fear. Handcrafted especially for her.
Today’s girls can do anything they want. Which doesn’t mean advanced learning and subsequent opportunities have to be boring. Kano is a leader in innovation, so it’s no surprise they have the Harry Potter Coding Kit; kids can build a wand, and program the app to perform “magic” without getting bogged down in tedium.
Everyone needs time for self-care, and giving a gift that promotes this lets our girls know that it’s not simply an indulgence but an important part of being the best you can be. These Inspirational Geode Bath Bombs are beautiful, thoughtful gifts that make a nice tub soak an exhilarating and a soothing experience.
How cool is this? The 3Doodler Start Essentials 3D printing pen that’s safe for kids ages 8 and up, and is actually a functioning 3D printing pen. From little decorations to impressive structures, your youngster can explore their creativity with hands-on learning that includes spatial relativity, design components, and engineering principles. Filament strands included.
Let’s face it – teens and tweenagers are going to test the boundaries and see how much they can get away with. This game, aptly titled “Not Parent Approved” gives them a fun and safe way to explore the verboten. Outrageous fill-in-the-blank cards pair with ridiculous matches for eye-to-eye hilarious off-screen fun for four to ten players.
35 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Girls
Succulents don’t need that much looking after, so are great for people who aren’t so green fingered. Why not transform a plain planter into something much more attractive, using chalk paint and gold leaf? Either give the planter as it is, or fill it with plants for a complete gift set.
Rose Gold has got to be one of the prettiest and most loved colors around, and this ever so simple tutorial will show you how to make a gorgeous mouse mat that really does shine. Using only corkboard, leather, and spray adhesive you can produce a treasure of a mouse mat for you or someone special.
Polyform clay is perfect for making home-made jewelry, and this guide will show you how to make an earring and necklace set that will really stand out. Since it comes in so many gorgeous colors, there is no need for messy paints – just mold, bake, and add fittings for bespoke items that will last.
Whether you are buying jewelry to give or making it yourself, these leather pouches are a great way to wrap your gift, and super simple to make. And best of all, there’s no sewing involved. Using soft leather, a hole punch, and some pretty ribbon, you can produce these pouches in next to no time.
Tote bags are a girl’s best friend, for their casual look and versatility. But you know what would be even better? A triple tote! This tutorial shows you how you can make a tote with three separate compartments and as it’s home-made it can be made in any fabric you like.
Every girl loves jewelry, right? But it can get all tangled up without a special place to keep it. That’s why this tutorial is so good – it shows you how to make an elegant jewelry box to complement your surroundings, and keep those precious pieces in one place and tangle free.
Ironing can be such a chore, so make it fun by making these gold foil pillow cases, either as a gift for someone special, or for yourself. You don’t even have to be a good artist (or even a mediocre one) to make these look stunning – just some gold leaf, adhesive, and an iron.
Glasses look lovely frosted, and with this simple tutorial you can make a set of matching glasses as a gift for anyone this Christmas. Frost glass paint makes for a great result, and as you can use any color you like you can match these glasses to décor or favorite hues.
It’s always nice to know what we’re putting on our skin, and natural is always best when it comes to cosmetics and bathtime treats. This cherry sugar scrub looks stunning with its vibrant red color, and it smells divine, and best of all you know exactly what goes into it.
We’re all guilty of just chucking our rings and things on the kitchen or bathroom window sill, and inevitably some of them get lost. Solve that problem with a leather jewelry dish, which requires no sewing or gluing, but looks stunning. Make as a gift, and make one for yourself while you’re at it.
This is one of the simplest DIY projects you will ever see, and one of the most useful, especially for girls who use flat irons. By getting creative you can turn a fabric pot holder into a pouch to hold flat irons, and by sewing one horizontally you can rustle up a matching sunglasses holder, too.
When it’s cold outside it can be hard to text – you’re left with 2 choices, ignore the text or get your hands cold. These instructions can show you how to text with warm hands, by decorating a pair of inexpensive gloves with puffy paint. Super simple and effective.
Make a pillow that is, quite literally, a piece of cake! This ever-so-sweet tutorial will show you how to make a wedge shaped pillow that looks good enough to eat, which would look especially good in a girl’s bedroom or den. It’s a fun gift that any girl will love.
Grab some Polymer clay in a color of your choice, and with a few snips and a bit of baking you will have made yourself a pretty giant bow necklace. Bows have a slightly retro vibe, and by making these in a pastel color you will have vintage chic, DIY style.
We need to taco bout tangled cords. Especially those on earbuds. You take them off, wrap them around your hand and put them down. But they get tangled and grubby that way. Make these delicious looking taco organizers, complete with colorful salad, for anyone and everyone you know who needs a little organizing.
Oh, this is a genius idea any girl who uses make-up will love. Instead of putting cosmetics into a drawer, why not display them proudly, where you can see exactly what you’ve got and it’s all to hand? With metal, fabric, and a bunch of magnets, this might be the best DIY you could every make.
Coconut oil has become a staple in our daily lives, and with good reason – the health benefits are endless. This coconut and lime sugar scrub smells like summer in a jar, and will leave the skin feeling soft, smooth, and glowing while the lime oil will stimulate the senses to reinvigorate.
Leather isn’t normally something you would associate with jewelry, but this DIY proves otherwise. The leather necklace looks stunning, and can be made in any color leather you choose, so you can mix and match your jewelry with your outfits. Add to your own collection of statement pieces or make for a friend.
Learn how to turn an ordinary moleskin notebook into a gorgeous personalized journal which will be treasured, using embossing. Once you have all the tools you need you will be hooked, and making everyone on your gift list a beautiful hand-embossed item that looks great!
Everyone needs a trinkets bowl, but most people simply throw their little bits and pieces on the dressing table or window sill. Save someone’s jewelry from becoming lost down the back of the furniture with these expensive looking trinket bowls, hand painted and baked for a unique, long lasting look.
Get that grunge look at home by making these DIY vintage bleach t-shirts, perfect for boys and girls, young and old. Choose your ‘motif’, iron it on, and spray around it with bleach before washing it thoroughly to give a new tee an old worn look.
Books as ornaments – why has no-one thought of it before? By wrapping old books (make sure they’re not first editions!) in colorful fabric, you can have a set of gorgeous decorations to place in the bathroom, bedroom, or anywhere else that needs a splash of color.
Pompoms are adorable on girls whatever age they are, and this DIY will show you how to make simple but super pompom barrettes using only a hair slide, felt, and various sized pompoms. Stick to one color, monochrome, or wear a rainbow in your hair – anything goes with pompoms.
Scarves and Christmas go hand in hand, so why not use that to your advantage when making DIY gifts for family and friends? Infinity scarves are great, especially when it’s windy because there are no ends to flap about, and this tutorial will show you how to make one in just a few easy steps.
If you’re a dab hand with a crochet needle, how about whipping up a few of these home-made chevron zipper pouches to give to friends this Christmas? Choose two colors of yarn and in to time at all you will have the cutest little purse for when there isn’t much to carry.
Charging stations are great for phones and other gadgets, but most of them are in plain plastic and look pretty bland. Make a much more attractive one for yourself or a friend out of colorful fabric, and with a little sewing know-how you will produce a pretty but practical pouch for all your charging needs.
Friendship bracelets just got blingy! These bracelets are deceptively easy to make, and look gorgeous, too. The combination of boho chic and diva diamante make these wristbands suitable for dressing up or dressing down. Great stocking stuffers for all your friends, family, or as a secret Santa gift.
Leather and lace is a great combination – and with this DIY tutorial you can learn how to make a perfect phone case with the protective properties of leather and the pretty properties of lace. Choose natural leather for a regular look, or colored leather for something more customized.
This adorable set of twin phone cases is the perfect DIY for BFFs, sisters, mother-and-daughters or any other twosome that springs to mind. Just take two inexpensive cases and get decorating, using glitter, gemstones, and crystals for mirror image designs you will both love.
Gift cards always go down well for birthdays and Christmas, but sometimes it would be nice to glam it up a bit, don’t you think? These embroidery hoop gift card holders make a great alternative to the generic greetings card, and can be hung on the wall afterwards as a gorgeous piece of art.
These beauty quote mirrors are so easy that you’ll be making them for every girl big and small. Take a plain wooden hand mirror, paint it a color of your choice, and then customize it with an empowering quote to suit the recipient. Beauty will definitely be in the eye of the mirror holder.
Plain tote bags can be turned into something really funky with a few pompoms and some yarn. Make cherries from the pompoms and stitch in the stems for fresh looking totes that will definitely be a one-off. Experiment with other fruits and vegetables for the same effect.
Break out those crochet needles and get stitching, for this impressive DIY project. This pattern is for a chevron patterned iPad Mini case, but it can be adapted to suit smaller phones or larger tablets. Finish it off with a statement button for a great gift at any time of the year.
If you thought knitting was for Grannies, think again. This guide will show you how to make a knitted infinity scarf using your arms instead of needles! How cool is that? Using your arms gives big chunky stitches, just perfect for this never ending scarf for those never ending winters.
This thoughtful tutorial provides you with a template and a list of everything you will need to make these hexagonal vanity trays, which look great on the bedside table. Using cardboard and leatherette in complementing colors, these trays make useful and pretty gifts for any girl at Christmas.
Arm knitting is really taking off, and it’s easy to see why. Unlike needles, arms make big, chunky, warm stitches, which are just perfect when coupled with chunky yarn for knitting this gorgeous cozy blanket – just what you need for those cold winter nights on the couch with a good book.
Rock the boho look with this gypsy chain headband, which makes great use of those old, tangled and broken pieces of costume jewelry you’ve been meaning to throw away. With just a few jewelry making supplies, you can make a striking headband which will look great at a festival or just at the beach.
Sharpies are so much fun, and with so many uses they really do make DIY gifts easy. Take these painted mugs, for example. This tutorial uses initials, but any shape could be used, and by using oil based sharpies your design will last and last.
Make up bags are always a lovely gift to give to girls, and this little bag is easy to make and very pretty. Choose fabric to suit whoever you’re making it for, add a zipper and tassel, and there you have a professional looking make up bag that’s been made with love.
This is a timely DIY gift idea that can be adapted for anyone, male or female, young or old. Using plywood and watercolors you can make a clock which is as subtle or as colorful as you like, in whatever shape takes your fancy. Just add the clock mechanism to finish.
Make a special Christmas gift for your girl this year! Step-by-step instructions for this amazing DIY abacus cuff crafted in stacked wood veneer make it easy to do! The hard part is not keeping it for yourself! This is sure to be a conversation starter and admired by all!
When your girl is totes about GoT, you HAVE to find the best Christmas gift ever! DIY dragon eggs a la Game of Thrones is to die for! Yes, they’re geeky, yes, it’s fun! With your loving hands, you can easily transform art supplies into a treasure that will be cherished for all time!
Crafty hands are important tools when you’re bound to make the perfect gift for your favorite literary nerd. The hardest part is choosing which fantastic story to represent in this thoughtful and amazing DIY project. They’ll be proud to display a map from their favorite book that you made especially for them!
Everyone likes to receive jewelry for Christmas. How about these absolutely rad “critical hit” earrings? Yes, YOU can make awesome earrings from tiny 20-sided dice! All of your role-playing friends will want them! Not only can you “do-it-yourself” with your own hands, but they’re also über cool.
O.M.G.! These comic bangles are adorable and easy to make! A super DIY project that’s eco-friendly! Upcycle plastic bottles for one-of-a-kind bracelets! Use any image that suits your fancy: it doesn’t have to be a superhero! You make it unique, so it’s personalized for your unique girl.
Now you can make Tetris-shaped magnets! A few craft supplies and you’re ready to DIY. Choose traditional colors or personalize them for Christmas gifts. Fun as a novelty or make enough to play tabletop Tetris!
A lamp, you think, what a bright idea! But the lamps in the shops are boring, ugly, and way over budget. However, you’re brilliant and find this great tutorial to transform a thrift store ho-hum into a holly jolly illumination!
Doctor Who fans will love this adorable plush Adipose.
Mario and mushrooms go hand-in-hand. Got to have the mushrooms to help Mario advance, right? If you know a gamer who would love these little stuffed mushrooms (not the kind you eat) get your crochet hooks warmed up and see how fast they multiply! They’re delightful geek gifts for mario fans.
LEGOs are amazing creative toys for kids of all ages (read: grown-ups like them, too)! This fun DIY pencil holder is a great way to put a little LEGO on every desk and workbench! Just because your nerd friends have jobs and stuff doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate your whimsical throwback to youth!
Gardening has never been so easy! Piranha plants are blooming at the tips of your crafty fingers! They’re so cute, and the perfect gift for girls that like cute and creepy things.
Anyone can have a phone charger station, but NOT everyone can have a TARDIS to charge their devices! This Christmas, take your DIY skills to the next level and make an iconic blue phone box. This one really isn’t bigger on the inside, but it certainly is powerful!
Perler beads are the most fun you can have creating amazing gifts. This cube features the iconic Super Mario Brothers 8-bit walls, fashioned together as a clever coin bank. Geeky girls and gamers will love having this super bank to display, plus the added benefit of encouraging their fiscal responsibility.
Everyone loves to color and a personalized coloring book takes that pleasure up a notch! Follow these simple suggestions to create a masterpiece featuring the people and places that mean the most to a youngster’s heart! Make one for every kid on your list and start a tradition they’ll gleefully anticipate.
Have you ever met a girl who didn’t love to play pretend? How many towels and pillowcases were sacrificed to make superheroes out of ordinary youngsters? With simple sewing skills, you can create this super cape for your super kids! Choose a logo, or create one! They’ll be SUPER excited!
Star Wars and LEGO combine forces for these easy-to-create printable tags! You can personalize them on your computer, print, laminate, and watch young Jedis proudly display them on their book bags, which will make them easy to spot. Or use them as bookmarks, place cards, party favors, etc.
This fun craft takes a giant letter, finished to match your decor, then features your girls first name on it! A personalized monogram and nameplate in one. Because you choose the colors and designs, it will be the one and only of its kind. Customized holiday gifts are always appreciated.
Every Tom, Dick, and Mary can always find cool trinkets sporting their names in souvenir and gift shops. Girls with less traditional names can’t. The solution is DIY! Shrink plastic is the coolest medium. It’s ideal for crafting personalized tags, and so easy to do you’ll want to make several!
Having your name in lights might be cool, but having it on customized wooden plaques is adorable! Choose plaque shapes, wooden letter styles, complementary textiles, and you’re ready for DIY. Create a single monogram or arrange several to spell out a name for a personalized touch to any decor.
An ID bracelet is always fun to wear, or to share! Shrink plastic is so much fun to work with, you’ll forget you’re doing it for someone else! Create awesome name tags to sew onto a leather band for a stylish accessory.
Whether your girl is old enough for cosmetics or prefers a natural look, all-natural lip balm is something she’ll appreciate. This DIY tutorial gives you the recipe and step-by-step instructions, as well as printables for labeling and a super idea to use muslin bags for the tiny jars to go in. It’s a brilliant idea.
Did you know you can make erasers? This clever crafter has created confections in Clayzee and shared the DIY information so you, too, can make some little sweet treats to share. They’re so cute, you’ll want to keep some for yourself, and whether or not they’ll ever get used as an eraser is still debatable.
These adorable glitter globes are fun to make and fun to give. Follow the DIY instructions to create a tiny piece of peacefulness and tranquility in a jar. With a few craft ingredients and precious little figures, you can bring delightful scenes to glittery life and share with all the girls on your gift list.
Download the pattern and follow the tutorial for a sweet DIY fleece bear that’s quick and easy to make. Perfect little gifts for babies to teens or just to use in place of a gift bow. These would be great for party favors, too. Make some white Christmassy polar bears, or get creative with color.
Cables are the bane of the modern world and this handy DIY keychain cable organizer makes a thoughtful and handy gift for your plugged in teens. No more twisted, broken or lost charger cords. You can customize and personalize these to fit everyone’s taste, to complement their phone, or even to coordinate with an outfit.
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