25+ Brilliant Homemade Birthday Gifts

Awesome homemade birthday gifts for you to make, including fabulous gift ideas for milestone birthdays.



Why Homemade Birthday Gifts?

Homemade gifts are a fantastic way to show someone how much you care about them... and they're a great way to save money too!

On this page you'll find a list of homemade birthday gifts that you can make at home for your mom, dad, brother, sister, friends, or colleagues.

Further down the page we have lots of birthday cards and birthday messages too!

1. Occasion Birthdays and Personalized Posters

Our personalized posters are a fantastic and unique way to celebrate milestone birthdays for friends and family.

The birthday posters are filled with highlights from the year of birth that you can personalize further. The online poster app makes formatting easy, and then you just download, print, and frame at home.

2. Make a Notebook

Cheap to make, and super cute, these little homemade notebooks are really handy too!


3. DIY Pin Tutorial

Make a set of cute brooch pins for your Mom or girl friends.


4. Homemade Body Scrub

Pamper them with a divine homemade body scrub!


5. Personalized Kitchen Poster

Is the birthday girl or guy the best cook ever? Make them blush with a personalized poster celebrating their culinary skills!


6. Chunky Paracord Survival Bracelet

Super cool and very practical too, these paracord survival bracelets are a great gift for guys and girls who like a bit of adventure.


7. Paracord Lanyard Tutorial

Another really practical gift, a homemade paracord lanyard is a great gift for anyone who likes to be prepared for all situations!


8. Friendship Bracelets

These friendship bracelets are bright, colorful, and fun. A great homemade birthday gift for kids and teens.


9. DIY Tile Coasters

Make a set of tile coasters for your friend's apartment or college room. Such a versatile design, you can use photos or your own drawings to customize.


10. Money Origami

The best "last-minute" homemade birthday gift - folded cash! You'll find lots of different money origami designs to suit lots of occasions on our money origami tutorials page.


11. Japanese Bookbinding

Make a gorgeous book using Japanese bookbinding techniques.


12. Cozy Hot Water Bottle Cover

Upcycle an old jumper or scarf into a cozy hot water bottle cover.


13. Fabric Memo Board

Recycle cardboard into a really useful fabric memo board, perfect for college rooms.


14. Fizzy Bath Bombs

Make some fizzy bath bombs for a friend who needs some pampering!


15. DIY Pearl Earrings

String your own pearl earrings following these simple knot instructions.


16. Felt Journal

Design your own cute felt journal cover.


17. Map Art

Make your own framed personalized map art to celebrate a key moment you've shared. You'll find this and other romantic boyfriend gifts on this page.


18. Lavender Heart

Sew a sweet-smelling lavender heart.


19. Lavender Hand Soap

Lavender soap is a lovely homemade birthday gift. Our free printable labels make it really simple to present nicely too!


20. Oatmeal Bath Tub Tea

Gorgeous oatmeal bathtub tea for friends who like to relax with a soak in the bath.


21. Grass Heads

A funny homemade birthday gift for friends or family who like a laugh. These silly grass heads can be personalized to look like family members, and are great birthday gifts to make with kids.


22. Milestone Birthday Gag Gifts

A collection of funny gag gift ideas for those milestone birthdays we'd rather not think about...


You can find our complete homemade gag gifts collection here.

23. Homemade Birthday Gag Gifts

Over 20 silly birthday gag gift ideas for any birthday. Because you can't stop getting older, but at least you can laugh about it!


24. Vanilla Extract

A bottle of homemade vanilla extract is a great gift for bakers.


25. Love Coupons

Shower him or her with promises with these love coupons. Because who doesn't want to be romanced on their birthday!


26. Felt Flowers

Gorgeous felt flowers for friends who like pretty little things.



Homemade Birthday Card Ideas

And don't forget to make a birthday card to go along with your homemade birthday gift!

Printable Birthday Cards

Download one of our free printable Happy Birthday cards in high-quality PDF format - perfect for when you need a card in a hurry! Choose from 10 cute designs, including sweet birds, vintage, cupcakes, and more!

Printable Happy Birthday Cards

And here are 10 new designs on our free printable Birthday cards page!

Free Printable Birthday Cards

Book Print Dress Card Template

Use our free template to make gorgeous dress cards from the pages of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and compliment your homemade birthday gifts with a beautiful card. Click here for your dress card template .


Origami Dress Card

Any easy-to-make homemade card with an origami evening dress. The perfect birthday card for a party girl! Click here for origami card instructions .


Origami Dahlia Card

If you're looking for easy homemade card ideas then I'm sure you'll like this origami flower card design! Just download the free printable template and follow my step by step instructions.


Birthday Card Wishes and Message

Do you need some inspiration for what to write in the birthday card?

101 of the Best Happy Birthday Wishes

And here are some more birthday wishes specific for occasion birthdays:

30th Birthday Wishes, Messages, and Quotes for Cards
40th Birthday Sayings, Messages, and Quotes for Cards
50th Birthday Wishes and Messages for Cards
50th Birthday Quotes and Sayings for Cards
50th Birthday Poems for Cards
60th Birthday Wishes, Quotes, and Messages for Cards

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