I couldn't end this list without having at least one sock monkey tutorial. These dolls are just fun. I've included links to several different tutorials here, but they all use the same basic materials: one pair of socks, needle and thread, and poly fill stuffing. All you have to do is choose the pattern and get crafting!
Fruit butters, like apple, pear, & pumpkin, are sweet, seasonal treats that are simple to make (especially if you have a slow cooker). Slow cook the fruits with a little sugar and spice and they'll break down in their own juices.
Here's a fun (and practical) gift for cooks, bakers, new home owners (or apartment dwellers). These cute tea towels are designed using Sharpie markers! You can use the templates provided here or create your own designs.
Homemade vanilla extract may take a little advanced planning to make, but what a cool gift! Most vanilla recipes call for vodka or alcohol as the base. A lot of people don't know that you can also use food-grade vegetable glycerin as a base. Here are a couple of recipe versions to make your own vanilla extract...
We all need a little zen time now and again. For that reason, I've put together a set of mandala coloring pages in the form of a free printable coloring book. Simply download, print on 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper and follow the instructions for my pamphlet bound book tutorial [PDF download].
Here's a gift for anyone who loves, well, butter. (And honestly, who doesn't?) These flavored butters add a little pep to both savory and sweet foods. (or, you know, you can just slather them on a hunk of bread and go to town.)
People's creativity never ceases to amaze me. This little gems are super easy and fun to make and can add a little light to someone's day. All you need are some smooth stones, some paint and some uplifting quotes.
I know felted soap may sound a bit odd, but it's the perfect soap & scrubby delivery method. With 10 minutes, some wool roving (from the craft store), a bar of soap, and hot water you can transform a plain ol' bar of soap into something gift-worthy.