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Giftable Goodies to Make and Give

Handmade gifts leave a lasting impression—even if they are gobbled up in minutes. Creating something special for someone on your gift list is a chance to think about the people you love while you enjoy the process of creating.  

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Check out these titles for inspiration. Whether you’re looking for a classic cookie recipe or a keepsake sewing project, we have something for you. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Browse our catalogue to find books on everything from crochet to woodworking to paper crafts and beyond. 

The Art of Gifting Naturally by Angela Maynard

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Tap into your connection to nature to create simple, eco-inspired gifts for family and friends. This modern, seasonal book features projects like soaps, jams, and fragrances. The projects within have a minimalist aesthetic and appeal to givers and receivers looking for a simpler way to celebrate the holidays.

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Delicious Gifts - Edible Creations to Make and Give by Jess McCloskey

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Cookies are a Christmas gifting staple, and this book offers some lovely recipes. But it also goes well beyond with a delectable selection of pickles, pretzels, jellies, and candies. If you’re tired of the same old platter of shortbread and sugar cookies, pick up this title and get inspired to gift something unusually delicious.

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Omiyage - Handmade Gifts From Fabric in the Japanese Tradition by Komiko Sudo

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Colour and pattern are abundant in this book that features traditional Japanese techniques in gifts that are both beautiful and useful. Many of the projects would make great options for waste-free wrapping—try your hand at crafting a fabric gift box or dainty pouch.

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Gourmet Gifts: 100 Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion to Make Yourself and Wrap with Style by Dinah Corley

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This book of confections marries mouthwatering recipes with unique packaging ideas. Each project includes instructions for both preparing and wrapping the item, and it offers suggestions for every budget—from frugal foodies to elaborate spenders. Some of the unique recipes include avocado butter and liquid elixirs.

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Animal Friends to Sew: Simple Handmade Decor, Toys, and Gifts for Kids by Sanae Ishida

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Get stitching for the young ones on your list with this book of patterns and instructions for huggable friends. It includes wearables, functional items, and lovely toys to cuddle and play with. Each project includes variations to customize your creation, so it is treasured as a one-of-a-kind gift for years to come.

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Need More Inspiration?

This book list includes several more titles on handmade gifting.