Homemade Gifts for Teens

Great Gifts You Can Make for the Young Adult in Your Life

Teenage Girl Opening Gift Box Against White Background
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Need a homemade gift that's capable of wowing a teen? Give one of these a try:

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    Sweater Mittens

    Female with brightly coloured gloves holding a snowball
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    Give new life to a beloved old pullover and upcycle an old sweater into a sweet pair of mittens.

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    A Chalkboard Piggy Bank

    Chalkboard Piggy Bank
    Chalkboard Piggy Bank. Photo © 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.

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    Hair Accessories

    Hair Band Ball
    Hair Band Ball. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

    Dress up her "do" with a collection of handmade headbands and hair ties:

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    Handmade Envelopes
    Handmade Envelopes. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

    Introduce her to the joys of snail mail with an assortment of hand-crafted greeting cards and envelopes:

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    A Yoga Bag

    Thread the drawstring through the hem at the top of the bag.
    Erin Huffstetler

    Turn an old pair of jeans into a chic storage spot for her yoga mat: