Homemade Gifts for Teens

Great Gifts You Can Make for Teens

Need a homemade gift that's capable of wowing a teen? Give one of these a try:

A Gadget Case

Young woman applying lip protection at beach, elevated view
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Make a case for one of your teen's many gadgets:

Sweater Mittens

Sweater Mittens
Sweater Mittens. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Upcycle an old sweater into a sweet pair of mittens:

A Journal

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Cover a notebook with fabric, and give your teen a spot to work out all that angst:

Christmas Card Notepads

Christmas Card Notepads
Christmas Card Notepads. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Upcycle last year's Christmas cards into Christmas card notepads for all the teens on your gift list:

A Chalkboard Piggy Bank

Chalkboard Piggy Bank
Chalkboard Piggy Bank. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Teens are usually better at spending than they are at saving. Encourage your teen to develop the savings habit, buy giving him or her a chalkboard piggy bank.


Homemade Soap
Homemade Soap. © Flickr user kahvikisu

Surprise her with several bars of handmade soap in an irresistible scent:

Hair Accessories

Hair Band Ball
Hair Band Ball. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Dress up her "do" with a collection of handmade headbands and hair ties:


Handmade Envelopes
Handmade Envelopes. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Introduce her to the joys of snail mail with an assortment of hand-crafted greeting cards and envelopes:

A Yoga Bag

Thread the drawstring through the hem at the top of the bag.
Erin Huffstetler

Turn an old pair of jeans into a chic storage spot for her yoga mat:

Days-of-the-Week Socks and Underwear

Days-of-the-Week Underwear
Days-of-the-Week Underwear. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Use a free iron-on , to turn plain socks and undies into days-of-the-week socks and undies.

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