10 examples of handmade gifts

The best gifts are handmade. This video and article includes some of the best DIY handmade gifts for everyone on your list. These ten free project plans include a wide range of woodworking projects. Most of these projects can be built by a beginning woodworker. You can find even more free woodworking project plans and ideas at our Handmade Gift Guide.

You're sure to find a woodworking project that is perfect for just about anyone on your list!

If you have a woodworker on your gift giving list, check out our Woodworking Tools Gift Guide to find the top gifts for woodworkers.

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Top 10 Handmade Gift Project Plans

Wireless Speaker

am/fm stereo wireless speakers
wireless speaker kits

Our new AM/FM Stereo Wireless Speaker Kit and popular Single Wireless Speaker Kit and Stereo Speaker Kit make it easy to turn any enclosure into a wireless speaker that will connect to any Bluetooth device.

Free Wireless Speaker Kit Plans

Wood and Acrylic Rings

wood and acrylic rings

Make a stunning one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry from one of our wood or acrylic ring blanks and ring making tools

Learn How to Turn a Ring - Ring Turning Tools, Materials and Maker Tips

Ring and Jewelry Boxes

ring box and jewelry box

Few woodworking projects are as classic as a keepsake or jewelry box. They are a great way to show off a highly figured piece of wood or interesting joinery.

Free Ring Box and Keepsake Box Project Plans

Turned Handles

turned handles

Turning a handle for one of the Rockler Turning kits is a quick and easy way to create a useful and unique gift.

Learn How to Turn Handles

Cribbage Boards

cribbage boards being built on a workbench

Cribbage is a fun card game and it's also easy to make a custom cribbage board. You can also choose your own piece of wood and drill the tracks with one of the Rockler Cribbage Board Drilling Templates . The acrylic cribbage templates let you drill hundreds of neat, precisely spaced holes in just minutes—making it easy to churn out cribbage boards for gifts or personal use. Just select the wood species of your choice and attach the templates. If you're new to woodworking, the Rockler Cribbage Board Maker Kit includes all the materials you need to make a beautiful walnut cribbage board.

Free Cribbage Board Plans

Serving and Cutting Boards

wood cutting boards

Beautiful wood cutting boards and serving boards will take food presentation to the next level. Choose your own Individual cutting board strips or a complete kit with preselected strips. Or, select an attractive board or small live-edge slab and shape and finish it as you like. You could also add decorative details, such as a handle, a decorative routed edge or add bow tie inlays.

Free Cutting Board Plans and Building Tips

Wood Totes

wood totes

A wood tote can be used to store or carry everything from tools to craft supplies or napkins and flatware.

Free Wood Tote Project Plan

Custom Signs

signmaking lead

Making custom signs is easy with the Rockler Interlock Signmaker’s Kits. We’ve also got these fun emoji templates to add expression to your sign.

Free Custom Sign Project Plans


DIY knife kits

Making custom knives is easy with one of our Knife Kits. Choose from our variety of knife hardware kits and scales. Or, get all the materials you need to make a beautiful walnut folding knife in the Build It With Rockler Figured Walnut Knife Maker Kit.

DIY Knife Kits

Picture Frames

picture frame projects

Create a beautiful frame for a favorite photo, print or even a masterpiece made by a grandchild. You'll find the best picture framing tools and materials to make the perfect frame.

Free Picture Frame Making Tips and Plans