What's your favorite handmade gift idea?

I've made a lot of handmade gifts through the years. Some of my more recent favorites are:
  • sugar scrubs (very popular with my family and friends)
  • vanilla extract
  • pineapple pear preserves
  • crocheted dish cloths (a new favorite)
  • hot cocoa mix in jars
  • banana nut bread
But, I'm looking for new ideas and inspiration. What's your "go to" handmade gift?

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  10 answers
  • Mike Kilbourn Mike Kilbourn on Mar 07, 2017
    I get a lot of request for my Pineapple Upside Down Cake so I make it for gifts, it's better than anything store bought.

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 07, 2017
    a hand made card and a gift card to a well known on line retailer. most of my family is further than 175 miles away. home made fudge for coworkers.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 08, 2017
    I like making mosaic picture frames with a meaningful picture included for friends. I'll use an old broken dish and some colored grout. It's always a hit!

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Mar 08, 2017
    I love making image transfers as gifts- it always looks so beautiful, is really not difficult to make and is very well received.

  • Lydia Barclay Lydia Barclay on Mar 08, 2017

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    • Lydia Barclay Lydia Barclay on Mar 12, 2017
      add 3Tbls baking soda to 2 C. bath salts and mix than add what ever scent of oil you want to make it about 10 drops per 2 C. of bath salts place in pretty jar and away you go. Mind you it is very powerful so i pour it into bath than i walk out of room til bath is filled .

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Mar 10, 2017
    Everyone loves my hot pads so I make some every year for the Holidays. They are two sided and glued/sewn together. Because they are polyester yarn then should never be used for pot holders, but for hot pads they are ideal.

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    • Pam @ The Birch Cottage Pam @ The Birch Cottage on Mar 13, 2017
      Thanks, Sandra!

  • Mikki Mikki on Mar 13, 2017
    One year I found a bunch of old funky albums at a yard sale (gypsy melodies, old operas etc.) and melted them in my oven (over a stoneware bowl) to turn into bowls.

  • Mikki Mikki on Mar 14, 2017
    I set the oven on 250 and started checking it at 3 minutes. Once the record was soft , I took it out and shaped it with my hands. Two things though- wear oven mitts!!! and keep your room ventilated (Ijust opened my kitchen windows and back door). It is hot and the record gives off fumes.

  • Back in the day, I made hundreds of the fabric covered photo albums and guest books. Now I make mini gardens with succulents and give those away. ☺

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    • You are in OH, I am in the "devil's inferno" (100° plus for months on end), with dessert like conditions. If I watered once a week everything would be dead. Sometimes I have to water twice a day. Anything in a pot dries out far more quickly than in ground. Even in the shade. I go by appearance of any given plant. Since I live here, and used to the climate, it is easy for me to guage. I bet if I were in OH I would water a lot less! You are lucky! ☘

  • John John on Mar 23, 2017
    I get a lot of orders for my dog leash holders and my dogie feeding tray that are all hand made by me