Making gifts for women: Christmas crafting part 3

Are you planning on making Christmas gifts for women? Here are a bunch of ideas!


This is part 3 of the handmade christmas (or homemade christmas.. which do you prefer?) series I am doing. I already took a look at gifts for men.

Now lets take a look at gifts for the women on my list..


– Mitts: I am knitting a lot of handwarmers/fingerless mittens and mittens for gifts. Mittens are relatively fast to knit and you can make them from small amounts of yarn and in a luxury yarn that suits the recipient. I have written about how I make one-skein-mitts HERE. But there are also my popular – and free – Mobile Mittens Knitting Pattern. You can easily adjust this and add a design to the back of the hand.


mittens gift idea

Mobile Mittens. Great for all sexes and ages.


– Project bags. I am making quite a few project (knitting) bags this year – I taught both my mom and my sister to knit socks, so they need proper way to store their knitting. I included stitchmarkers and measuring tape in the pouch. I also wrote a kind of basic pattern for the kind of toe-up-socks I do, and am adding this to the package. The project bags are either box bags or square-bottom-bags (without handles).


Knitting bag or wash bag - you decide!

Knitting bag or wash bag – you decide!


Make-up bags or wash bags. Made as the project bags – for the non-knitters. I am actually only doing on of those this year. But in earlier years I have done bags and included homemade lipbalm or homemade lotions and soaps. You could also knit a wash-cloth to go with the fabric of the bag, and then maybe include a nice soap (homemade or not).


– Kitchen-stuff: All of the kitchen stuff mentioned in the gifts-for-men post could be great gifts for some women. If you personalize the theme and the fabric to the person in mind. But you need to be carefull. I have given apron + potholders sets (to my mom, for instance, but she had asked me to make a set) but I know some women would be offended to get gifts that ties them to the kitchen.


– Slippers and fleece socks. The fleece socks would also be a good present for women with a cold house, but what I really love, are the French Press Felted Slippers (ravelry link) that I had planned on making as a gift this year – but I haven’t started them yet, so I don’t know if I’ll get to it in time…

This is my gift list. If you need more ideas – take a look at The Ultimate Handmade Gift Guide at SewMamaSew.

How are you doing on the gifts? I am almost there, but I am happy that I still have 13 days (remember – we celebrate on the 24th) to complete all the things I need to finish!


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  1. […] last minute gift giving: Here is a list of handmade gift ideas for the picky men in your life and here is the post with ideas for everyone! Maria also talk about hemming pieces of cotton voile with a rolled hem and making scarfs as gifts. […]

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