The 2020 Handmade Gift Guide: Big Humans

Handmade Gift Guide: Big Humans

Last week we shared some handmade gift ideas for the little humans in your life so that means this week we're moving on to the big humans - a.k.a. partners, parents, siblings, and friends - on your holiday gift list. Whether your loved ones are crafty folk or total tech heads, the outdoorsy type or complete homebodies, the home chef or the hostess, we've got lots of great gift ideas for all of them!

1. For the Home Cook

Since we're all cooking at home a little more than usual these days why not make sure the master chef in your life is properly kitted out. Whether you prefer a traditional utilitarian style, a crossback, or something in between, a good apron is a must for any cook. If you're loved one has recently hopped on the bread train (or you have) these tea towel bread bags will make it easy to gift those delicious loaves to friends and family. Lastly, for your farmer's market loving friends, get them excited for next summer with a great market tote!

Handmade Gifts for the Home CookClockwise from Top Left: Workaday Apron from Merchant & Mills // Dust Apron from Camimade // The Victor Apron from Merchant & Mills // Tea Towel Bread Pouch from Martha Stewart // Market Bag from Noodlehead

 2. For the Homebody

To ensure maximum coziness this holiday season your homebody buddies will need some super comfy loungewear! I personally love the slouchy jumpsuit from Workshop for hanging around the house all day. And if you're looking to make a whole set of lounging essentials Workshop has an entire e-book full of cozy loungewear to choose from. Another cozy must-have this holiday season is good blanket for curling up under. This DIY weighted blanket from Martha Stewart is both soft and therapeutic. And of course, just because we're staying home these days doesn't mean we can't keep things chic with some beautiful quilted velvet pillows.

Handmade gifts for loungingClockwise from left: DIY Lounge Robe from Spoonflower // Slouchy Jumpsuit from Workshop // Thread Theory Eastwood Pyjamas // Named Clothing Lahja Dressing Gown // DIY Weighted Blanket from Martha Stewart // Quilted Velvet Pillows from a Beautiful Mess

3. For the Outdoor Enthusiast or Anyone Who Just Wants to Stay Warm this Winter

Staying inside and keeping warm and cozy is great and all, but getting outside as much as possible during the winter months is pretty important for our health and sanity. Whether your loved ones love the cold or hate it, these winter accessories will keep them toasty warm on all their outdoor adventures. 

Handmade Gifts for the outdoorsy typeClockwise from top left: Cozy Sewn Cowl from Purl Soho // Quilted Keyhole Scarf from Purl Soho // Felted Wool Mittens from Purl Soho // Willa Vest From Laela Jeyne // William Vest from Laela Jeyne // Delia Beanie from Named Clothing

4. For the Hobbyist

Whether they've been practising their craft for a long time or just picked up a new hobby this year, these DIY gifts will be much appreciated. A tool roll can be used for any number of hobbies and is perfect for storing drawing pencils, sewing supplies, and even woodworking tools. Storage bins, pouches, and project bags are similarly useful for keeping your crafty pals organized. And if you're looking for quick and easy (and cute) stocking stuffer for a fellow sewist you can't go wrong with a cute cactus pin cushion.

Handmade gifts for the hobyistClockwise from top left: Tool Roll from Making // Fabric Basket from Melly Sews // Petal Pouch from Making // Cactus Pin Cushion from Delia Creates // Tool Bag Pattern from Indigo Bird Design // Tool Bag Pattern from Indigo Bird Design

5. For the Host/Hostess

It might seem hard to imagine right now, but one day we will entertain friends and family again! For the natural born host/hostess in your life you can't go wrong with some beautifully sewn table wear. Pieced napkins, a hand stitched table runner, or sashiko place mats all make simple, yet thoughtful gifts. For those that like to take the party outside a wine tote, a picnic blanket, and some cutlery rolls will ensure your friends and family are picnic ready. 

Handmade Gifts for the HostessClockwise from left: Pieced Napkins from Purl Soho // Simple Quilted Table Runner from Suzy Quilts // Wine Tote from the Sewing Party // Utensil Roll Kit from Making // Sashiko Placemats from Purl Soho

6. For the Tech Obsessed

Whether you're sewing for your super tech savvy nephew or just your tablet loving great aunt, the internet is full of patterns and DIY tutorials for great tech accessories - from simple felt laptop sleeves to camera bags with enough storage for even the biggest gear head. Below are a just a few of our favourites!

Handmade Gifts for the Tech ObsessedClockwise from top left: Camera Strap Pattern from Sew Mag // DIY Pendleton Laptop Sleeve from Design Sponge // Felt Tablet Cover from Lia Griffith // DIY Pendleton Laptop Sleeve from Design Sponge // Camera Bag from Sew Fearless 

Stay tuned for our 2020 Handmade Gift Guide for Non-Humans