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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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A Cassette Tape Wallet

Cassette Tape Wallet
Photo &copy Rain Blanken

Whip up a wallet with old-school flair:


Knit Socks
Photo &copy Flickr user ryln4579

Treat your teen's feet to a toasty pair of socks:

Sweater Mittens

Sweater Mittens
Photo &copy Erin Huffstetler

Upcycle an old sweater into a sweet pair of mittens:

A Knit Hat

Scarf Hat
Photo &copy Sarah E. White

Pull out your knitting needles, and make your teen a warm and snuggly hat. Earn extra points for making one that's a bit funky.

Free Hat Patterns:

A Journal

Photo &copy Sherri Osborn

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

Christmas Card Notepads

Christmas Card Notepads
Photo &copy 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
Photo &copy 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.

Just for Girls


Homemade Lotion
Photo &copy Flickr user WePhotographer

Spoil her with a batch of lotion made especially for her:

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