Handmade Gift Guide

17 November 2022

We believe the best kind of gift is handmade. With a Cricut machine, you can personalise so much to cater to the recipient. Whether they are a foodie, love playing sports, have a passion for makeup, or the many other things that a person might love, making something special to them is possible with Cricut.

The below guide shares our ideas for some of the types of recipients that we love to make for! Each idea has a project link that will take you straight to the project in Design Space so that you can save it for later, or get making right away.

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Home & Garden

Pet Parents



Stocking Fillers

The Foodie

We all have that one family member or friend who loves to cook (and you get excited when they are cooking for you!). Personalising an apron, a utensil pot, cake tin or spice jars are great options for a special food-related handmade gift.

Spice Jars

Handmade Labels for Spice Jars

Add some flavour to your gifts by gifting some labelled spice jars by Rebecca Marie Creative. Got a particular recipe in mind? Gift them the ingredients needed and provide them with a recipe card such as a cookie in a-jar mix!

Find the labelled spice jar project on Design Space here.

Personalised Apron

Every baker and chef loves an apron, especially one with their name on it! You could make themed ones (Christmas images would work great for the head chef on Christmas Day), or simply keep it personal.

Find the personalised apron project on Design Space here.

Personalised Apron Cricut Gift Idea

Recipe Cutting Board

If your recipient is king or queen of recipe making, why not share their recipe in a special way so that they can have it on display, pride of place in their kitchen. Add a recipe to a wooden board with permanent vinyl or put their name on it to create an instant, special gift.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Vinyl Personalised Recipe Board Handmade

Wellness Gifts

Everyone loves a bit of ‘me’ time and for many, wellness is the best way of having it. Create your own personalised wellness gifts. We think they will love the ideas we have shared with you below.

Personalised Slippers and Sleep Mask

Slippers and sleep masks are great presents to gift but what makes them better? Personalisng them of course! You could put initials, an image of something they love, or their name on the slippers using iron-on material. The Cricut EasyPress Mini™ is the best tool for working on 3D and rounded items like slippers.

Save or make our personalised slippers project in Design Space here.

Personalised slippers and sleep mask made with Cricut

Bath Bottle Labels

For those who love to organise, and those who need a bit of relaxation time in the tub, personalised bath bottles will be a useful and lovely gift to have. Adding the lotion inside the bottles would also be a great bonus for wellness lovers. Don’t forget, permanent vinyl will be needed on these bottles as they may get wet!

Save or make bath bottle labels in Design Space here.

Cricut Vinyl Labels for Bath Bottles

Makeup Bag

There are so many different ways you could personalise a cosmetic bag. You could put the recipient’s name on, or use images that you think they will love. You will use iron-on or with Cricut cosmetic blanks, you could use both Infusible Ink or Iron-on material (and even both together!).

Save or make this personalised makeup bag project in Design Space here.

Project by Emma Jewell Crafts

Iron-on cosmetic bag Cricut

Home and Garden

Personalisation in the home is what many makers like to create with their Cricut machines… Why not share your home decor ideas and give them as a gift instead? Beautiful wall art, personalised cushions, and custom house signs are just a few ideas that make perfect gifts. But for those who have a green thumb, personalising plant pots, watering cans, or creating a storage box for gardening also make great gifts.

Personalised Door Mat

First impressions count and creating a unique and custom welcome mat is a perfect way to wow anyone who shows up at your door. Don’t make one just for you… make one as a handmade gift too! This doormat was by our very own Cricut UK Marketing Manager, Kathy.

Save or make this personalised door mat project on Design Space here.

Personalised Welcome Door Mat - Cricut

Daisy Mug

It’s all about flower power with this simple mug design by Rebecca Marie Creative. It’s easy to create and looks beautiful. You could even add a name or initial for the ultimate personalised gift. Mugs should always use permanent vinyl as this is water-resistant for up to three years.

You could also use an Infusible Ink Mug and Infusible Ink sheets or pens to create a bright, durable, and colourful gift.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Vinyl Daisy Mug Cricut Idea

Fox Pillow

Take a normal pillowcase… and turn it into a fox like Cricut maker Duygu! This is a cost-effective way to bring personality and some very cute decorations to the home. Whatever your recipient loves, get creative with your pillow recreation. We turned our pillow case inside out and then drew the shape of a fox face. We then used a sewing machine to sew around it. We cut the excess parts away and turned it right way round again. Then we found a fox face on Design Space and applied it to the pillow using iron-on.

Save or make the fox pillow project on Design Space here.

Cricut Nursery Ideas - Fox pillow

Personalised Gardening Box

Plant lovers will be super impressed at receiving a gardening toolbox unique to them. Em used vinyl to decorate the gardening box and added a name as well as a few nature-inspired images.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Garden Gift Idea - personalised tool box

House Sign

Create a bespoke house sign for your recipient. Homeowners new and old would love this special and personalised sign for the front door of their home. We used permanent vinyl as this is water-resistant for up to three years.

Save or make this house sign in Design Space here.

Personalised house sign

Monogram Watering Can

Those who opt for a jungalow or have an affinity for keeping plants alive might enjoy a personalised watering can. Decorate it to the person’s taste and create something truly unique for the recipient.

Save or make this mongram watering can project in Design Space here.

Monogram watering can DIY idea

Pet Parents

Let’s face it, pets are ruling the world. And we love to love our pets. Personalised pet gifts are perfect for pet parents to cherish forever.

Pet baubles for Christmas trees, wall art with their name on, and personalised t-shirts are a few ways you are guaranteed to get a chorus of ‘aww’ when they see your gift.

Best Cat Dad Mug

Proud pet parents deserve themed mugs. You can even edit the project and change it to whatever name or pet you like. To do this, select the link below and then choose ‘customize’. You can then edit the project to your liking. This particular project is made with the Cricut Mug Press, Infusible Ink compatible mug and Infusible Ink.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Best Dad Cat Mug Idea

Personalised Dog T-Shirt

There are so many dog breed images in Design Space ready to be turned into a beautiful project like this t-shirt. Customise this project with the link below and change the dog breed and name to cater to the recipient of this adorable t-shirt.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Personalised Dog t-shirt gift idea

Pet’s 1st Christmas Tree Bauble

We love to have reminders of the good things in our lives and we often like to incorporate those memories into baubles for the Christmas tree. This gift is thoughtful and something the recipient will cherish forever. Select the link below and the ‘customize’ button to amend the name and pet image.

Save or make the project in Design Space here.

Pet's 1st Christmas Handmade bauble Gift idea

Baby Gift Ideas

A new baby in the home is a big life moment. Why not celebrate the occasion with a thoughtful, personalised gift made by you? From personalised clothing to baby milestone cards, to cute nursery decor, there is so much that can be personalised as a sentimental gift for parents.

Baby Milestone Cards

Any excuse to take another adorable photo! Baby milestones are a great gift for many occasions. You could theme them or keep it simple with the numbered months. This project was made by Emma Jewell Crafts and saved on Design Space.

Save or make the project in Design Space here.

DIY Baby Milestone Cards

Animal Head Hooks

Made with a Cricut Maker™ or Cricut Maker™ 3, and Knife Blade, we cut basswood and applied the animal details with vinyl. Stacey from the Cricut UK Team, then adhered these to wall hooks to make the most adorable nursery animal gift-able decor.

Save or make the project here.

Cricut Nursery Project Animal Wall Hanging Idea

Personalised Baby Clothing

How much clothing does a baby get through in a day? New parents know it can be a lot. Why not give them some baby clothing but make it that much more personal by adding a name. You could even make a matching bib and blanket for the full wow factor.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Personalised Baby Clothing Cricut project

The traveler

Cricut is perfect for combining personalisation and a hobby. Those with wanderlust always have a destination that they are dreaming about. You could give the gift of a personalised travel journal, personalised luggage tag, cosmetic bag, ticket holder, or wanderlust-themed wall art.

Travel Survival Kit

Have you ever gone on holiday and realised you have forgotten one of the absolute essentials that you need? We’ve totally been there and that’s why a travel survival kit is a perfect gift for those jetting off to new places. Fill the pouch with products that you think are a necessity to finish it off. This project was created by Jess.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Travel Survival Kit Handmade Gift Idea

Personalised Luggage Tag

Create a beautiful luggage tag as a gift. You could personalise with a name, initials, or images they would love to make it special to the recipient.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Personalised luggage tag

Destination Themed Mugs

Does a combination of mugs and the recipient’s favourite places they have traveled sound like a great gift idea? We think so! This beautiful stackable mug design shares images of some popular European countries. If you are looking for a specific country or city, you can also check the images area in Design Space to change it to.

Save or make the project in Design Space here.

European cities travel mugs gift idea

Stocking Fillers

They may be small, but they can have a huge impact. Stocking fillers are fun and perfectly personalised with a Cricut machine. These also would make great secret santa gifts or when you are buying for someone you may not know a lot about. These still hit in a personal and memorable way.

Engraved Keyring

Engraving with the Cricut Maker and Cricut Maker 3 is a lot of fun. Grab yourself an acrylic keyring blank and create a design perfect for the recipient. It could be their initials, their name, a favourite quote, or themed on something they love. Cat who created this project, also added ink in the engraved grooves to make the text stand out.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Engraved keyring Cricut Maker Idea

Bullet Journal Sticker Sheets

Stickers make a great stocking filler. With Print then Cut, you can create your own stickers with your Cricut machine. Using images and text, find the perfect themes and quotes for your recipient. To learn about how to get started with print then cut you’ll need this Cricut Learn module.

You can also make stickers with sticker paper and the draw function on any of the machines to add detail to each sticker. This is how we made these bullet journal stickers. These stickers are great for weekly trackers, reminders, and schedules so great for anyone in school, university and work too.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Bullet Journal Print Then Cut stickers

Personalised Glass Tumblers

These beautiful designs could be placed onto mugs, wine glasses, cups, and travel mugs. Make sure to use permanent vinyl for this project as this is water-resistant for up to three years.

Save or make this project in Design Space here.

Personalised wine glass tumbler gift idea

Share your gift idea with us!

We cannot wait to see what you create! Make sure to share with us on social media by tagging @cricut_uk on Instagram and TikTok.

Share with our community on Design Space by publishing your project live. Find out how to publish and share projects in Design Space here.