The Handmade Gift Guide for your Bestie: the one who can still recite your childhood landline and bakes you the world’s best brownies when you’re feeling blue

Published on November 12, 2021 3 min read

Ah, your best friend. The one who gets your weirdness, can make you laugh two minutes after you've been sobbing into your pinot grigio, and knows the true value of sausage dog memes. Choosing DIY gifts for friends is hard enough, but when we’re talking besties, that’s a whole other challenge. We’ve curated our top 19 DIY gift ideas, including some super easy DIY gifts for those friends who deserve some handmade love too. 

DIY gifts for your fashionista friends

For those fashion forward pals who are always ahead of the curve, gift them a one-of-kind make, made by yours truly! Craft fun and quirky additions for their closet or something more timeless like a simple knitted sweater or cardigan that will never go out of fashion.

The Bubble Stitch cardigan

Taking over the world of TikTok, this bubble stitch cardigan is a real crowd pleaser. For those extra special besties, they will be sure to appreciate this one wrapped up and sealed with a bow! Knitted in Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky, this is a challenging knit but worth the reaction you'll witness when your friend unwraps this treat.

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Knitted sweater vest - Vicky's Vest

The Vicky Vest

Sweater vests are all the rage this year, so why not treat your bestie to The Vicky Vest? Knitted in super chunky yarn and using simple stitches, this is a fast-finish project you'll have stitched in no time!

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For the outdoorsy best friend

For the pals who are always without phone reception while off on a hike, and love the outdoors as much as they love you. Kit them out head to toe with all the essential winter wear they need.

Seafarer's Cap by Two of Wands

There's nothing that shows you care more than keeping your friends wrapped up warm for the winter. And, this chunky knit rib beanie is the ideal outdoor addition to any friend's closet!

Seafarer's Cap
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Seafarer's Cap

By Two of Wands

Perfect DIY gifts for your eco-conscious friend

Tote-ally awesome tote bags, simple scrubbies stitched in cotton or bamboo yarns and beeswax food wraps - these are fabulous choices that make fun and easy gifts your sustainable bestie will adore. Help them make those sustainable choices with more wonderful makes!

Vera Market Bag Pattern by Holly Woodward Designs

This sweet little market bag is the ideal present for your besties! Inject some color into your gift with Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK Crochet the granny squares in your choice of colors and stitch them together for this market bag they'll use time and time again.

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Last-minute makes they will love

Quick! Whip up a last-minute make with the yarn and supplies you already have in your stash. From brilliants beanies you can knit in two hours to simple, stylish scrunchies you can sew in a flash, it's never too late to make a last-minute gift for your bestie.

Gifts for the cuddlers of furry best friends

Who can forget the furry friends in our life? Whether it's your pals' pooch's birthday, or they just deserve some extra love, treat them to their very own handmade coat. Debbie Bliss shares her love for dogs with her collection of dog coats. Which coat suits your pooch's personality the most?

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