Gifts for the New Year

How to make a gift to a girlfriend for the New Year with your own hands?

New Year is a time of mir­a­cles, the ful­fill­ment of cher­ished desires and end­less cre­ativ­i­ty. I want to please and sur­prise rel­a­tives and friends with cre­ative gifts cre­at­ed by my own hands. And what a gift you can make for a friend for the New Year, read in this arti­cle.

Pros and cons of homemade gifts

You love to cre­ate, invent, are fond of cre­ativ­i­ty — then you are quite capa­ble of cre­at­ing a fan­tas­tic gift for a close friend that no one else will have. But if you are not fond of needle­work, and the idea of ​​u200bu200bmaking a gift your­self first came to your mind, you should igh the pros and cons before start­ing work.


  1. to make a unique thing, you have to spend much more time work­ing than shop­ping in a gift shop;
  2. you need to give up some plea­sures — watch­ing TV, walk­ing, hik­ing in pre-hol­i­day sales, gath­er­ings in cafes with friends;
  3. hand­made mate­ri­als cost a lot, espe­cial­ly if you want to make a qual­i­ty thing that will last its own­er for a long time;
  4. prod­ucts made of paper, fab­ric, nat­ur­al mate­ri­als, unfor­tu­nate­ly, are short-lived, they fade in the sun and col­lect dust.

You will need:

  • make a draw­ing, sketch or pat­tern for work;
  • make a list of mate­ri­als and equip­ment;
  • buy every­thing you need;
  • spend time mak­ing the thing itself.

But all this out­ighs a large num­ber of advan­tages of such pre­sen­ta­tions.

  1. A hand­made gift is an amaz­ing and unique thing. Even if you have already made a sim­i­lar prod­uct, it is sim­ply unre­al­is­tic to cre­ate an absolute­ly exact copy of the pre­vi­ous copy. This is the unique­ness of hand­made things.
  2. For peo­ple who love cre­ativ­i­ty, work is nev­er a bur­den. This is a joy that is beyond praise, awards and oth­er very inter­est­ing activ­i­ties.
  3. Any hand­made gift keeps the warmth of the kind hands of the mas­ter who cre­at­ed it. It is impos­si­ble to cre­ate with black and evil thoughts, which means that the thing will have pos­i­tive ener­gy, which it will trans­fer to its own­er.
  4. You can make a gift, tak­ing into account the wish­es of the future own­er: a cer­tain col­or, pat­tern, mate­r­i­al, size. Buy­ing a prod­uct in a store for a spe­cif­ic order is much more dif­fi­cult than mak­ing it your­self.
  5. A gift made by the hands of a beloved friend will be care­ful­ly kept and remind you of your won­der­ful rela­tion­ship.

How to make a souvenir?

New Year’s sou­venirs give joy and cheer up. Your girl­friend will also be pleased to receive a cute lit­tle thing as a gift.

There are quite a few options for sou­venirs that you can make your­self:

  • cro­cheted bells, angels and snowflakes;
  • cute fig­urines of deer, cubs, owls sewn from felt or fur;
  • cre­ative fun­ny bead­ed snow­men;
  • all kinds of can­dle­sticks, com­po­si­tions, wreaths on tables and doors made of cones, dried flors and nuts;
  • hand­made soap in the form of mit­tens, hats or skates;
  • New Year’s carved can­dles;
  • sou­venir fig­urines of sym­bols of the year made of plas­tic or ceram­ics;
  • Christ­mas toys made of cot­ton wool;
  • paint­ed plates and cups.
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The eas­i­est way to make a gift your­self is to cre­ate a New Year’s card from paper and impro­vised mate­ri­als, even if you do not know how to use effec­tive paper tech­niques such as quilling and scrap­book­ing.

To make a bright beau­ti­ful post­card with a volu­mi­nous green Christ­mas tree inside, need:

  • thick red dou­ble-sided sheet of A4 card­board;
  • a sheet of green dou­ble-sided paper;
  • sheet of white paper;
  • glue stick;
  • col­ored pens or mark­ers;
  • scis­sors.

We make out the front part of the post­card:

  • care­ful­ly bend a sheet of card­board in half;
  • cut out a small rec­tan­gle of arbi­trary size from green paper;
  • so that the green rec­tan­gle looks har­mo­nious on the red post­card, will make a frame for it: just cut out the white rec­tan­gle a lit­tle larg­er than the green one;
  • glue the green rec­tan­gle on the white one.

      We make decor:

      • write New Year’s wish­es and con­grat­u­la­tions on a green rec­tan­gle with felt-tip pens or a pen;
      • if you wish, you can cut out beau­ti­ful let­ters from mag­a­zines and fly­ers, or find cool words and phras­es that suit your idea, then stick them here;
      • We cut white paper into very thin strips, cut them across, glue the strip on the strip to make a snowflake.
      • glue the inscrip­tion and snowflakes on the front side of the post­card as you like.

We make a Christ­mas tree:

  • We fold a sheet of green paper with an accor­dion.
  • divide the result­ing accor­dion into 3 parts, fold each of them in half and glue it togeth­er — get 3 small fans;
  • one fan is reduced in length — cut off a small piece from above;
  • the sec­ond fan is reduced by half;
  • from the cut off residue from the sec­ond fan make the fourth fan — fold the ends of the accor­dion and glue it togeth­er;
  • it turns out 4 fans — large, medi­um, small and tiny.

Dec­o­rate inside:

  • open a post­card
  • at the very bot­tom glue the largest fan — the base of the Christ­mas tree, coat the out­er, wide sides ll and press them tight­ly to the paper, open­ing the fan;
  • do the same with the remain­ing har­mon­i­cas;
  • the Christ­mas tree is ready — if you open the card, it will unfold beau­ti­ful­ly;
  • around the Christ­mas tree, also stick white snowflakes;
  • a won­der­ful New Year’s sou­venir is ready.

You can make chic New Year’s cards using bright beads and shiny rhine­stones, all kinds of shreds, threads, laces, rib­bons, ropes of var­i­ous thick­ness­es and tex­tures. Use­ful but­tons that are very sim­i­lar to mul­ti-col­ored Christ­mas balls.

You can stick them on a card with a paper Christ­mas tree, or cre­ate a col­or­ful, cheer­ful Christ­mas wreath from them.

Set gifts

It is impos­si­ble to imag­ine New Year’s hol­i­days with­out sets. Prob­a­bly, there is no such girl who would not allow her­self a lit­tle set whim in this mag­i­cal time.

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Pam­per­ing a friend with a set sur­prise is a great option for a New Year’s gift.

We offer sev­er­al options for set gifts.

Christmas cookies

Cook­ies with gin­ger, cin­na­mon and lemon zest in the form of stars, hous­es, Christ­mas trees, var­i­ous ani­mals are a tra­di­tion­al New Year’s treat. When bak­ing cook­ies, make a small hole in each, and when it cools, paint with mul­ti-col­ored icing and thread a thread or a thin col­ored rib­bon through the cook­ies.

Bright and orig­i­nal New Year’s toys are ready, pack them in a beau­ti­ful box and present them as set New Year’s toys.

Arkhangelsk roes

These famous gin­ger­bread cook­ies, so loved by every­one, are a sym­bol of the New Year and Christ­mas in Rus­sia. Bright, hon­ey, paint­ed gin­ger­bread cook­ies will cheer up your girl­friend and cre­ate a won­der­ful atmos­phere rem­i­nis­cent of a hap­py child­hood.

New Year’s wreath

You can make a whole New Year’s wreath by attach­ing not only cook­ies, but also small apples, nuts and sets. It will be not only a treat, but also an excel­lent inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion.

sugar decorations

If you are a mas­ter of this amaz­ing art, make a bou­quet of sug­ar flors for your friend. It’s amaz­ing­ly beau­ti­ful and deli­cious.

If you wish, you can not pre­pare the sug­ar mass your­self, but buy ready-made con­fec­tionery mas­tic and make a beau­ti­ful bou­quet or fun­ny lit­tle ani­mals out of it.

new year cake

If you know how to bake per­fect­ly, then you sim­ply have to please your girl­friend with a New Year’s cake. Bake a proven, favorite option in your fam­i­ly, dec­o­rate the prod­uct in the New Year’s style — draw Christ­mas balls, a Christ­mas wreath, a snow­man.

You can exper­i­ment with the shape, for exam­ple, make a cake in the shape of a Christ­mas tree.

Basket with sets and fruits

Col­lect your favorite New Year’s fruits: red apples, tan­ger­ines, oranges and all kinds of sets in beau­ti­ful box­es or wrapped in cling film. Beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rate the bas­ket with spruce twigs, rib­bons, balls and effec­tive­ly place treats there.

Bouquet of sets

Set design is a beau­ti­ful and fas­ci­nat­ing art. Bou­quets and com­po­si­tions of sets are a very styl­ish inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion and a great find for a gift for a set tooth.

If you have nev­er made such bou­quets, it does not mat­ter. It’s nev­er too late to start. An inter­est­ing and very sim­ple gift option using the suite design tech­nique is a Christ­mas tree made from a bot­tle of cham­pagne.

To make a set Christ­mas tree, you will need:

  • a bot­tle of your friend’s favorite cham­pagne;
  • green tin­sel;
  • glue gun and rods for it;
  • cor­ru­gat­ed paper;
  • can­dies.

Prepar­ing the bot­tle:

  • wrap the cham­pagne with a piece of cor­ru­gat­ed paper so that it fits snug­ly around the bot­tle — if nec­es­sary, the dec­o­ra­tion can be removed;
  • cut a piece of paper of the desired length and width;
  • wrap the bot­tle again and glue the paper along the seam.
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We cre­ate a Christ­mas tree:

  • take tin­sel and care­ful­ly paste it, wrap­ping rings around the bot­tle;
  • stick sets on a fluffy gar­land;
  • it is best to use sets with tails — sets can be eas­i­ly unwrapped and eat­en;
  • at the top you can tie a gold bow for gift wrap­ping or a suit­able satin rib­bon;
  • a won­der­ful New Year’s sou­venir is ready.

We create useful things with our own hands

It is dou­bly pleas­ant to give use­ful gifts made by one­self. They not only give joy, but also ben­e­fit our friends and rel­a­tives.

Use­ful gifts can be made in a vari­ety of ways.


  • good fab­ric bed linen — find a pat­terned fab­ric that your girl­friend will love and you will charm her very much;
  • a fes­tive New Year’s table­cloth and nap­kins for it — this gift will serve in the house of any girl for many years and will be used on spe­cial occa­sions;
  • pil­lows — they will dec­o­rate your girl­friend’s room, it is enough to choose a col­or that is in har­mo­ny with the inte­ri­or of the room;
  • kitchen acces­sories — apron, pot hold­ers, tols, hot pads;
  • cur­tains — a set of new cur­tains will always come in handy for any host­ess;
  • orig­i­nal slip­pers made of fur in the form of ani­mals;
  • com­fort­able paja­mas or a set of clothes for the house;
  • beau­ti­ful sum­mer dress;
  • a handy bag
  • orga­niz­er for var­i­ous lit­tle things in the bath­room;
  • blan­kets or seat cov­ers in the car.

To tie:

  • fluffy and warm win­ter set of hat and scarf;
  • cute mit­tens, gloves, socks;
  • fem­i­nine sater;
  • purse and hand­bag;
  • orig­i­nal tip­pet;
  • cozy blan­ket;
  • nap­kins for mugs.

Felt­ing wool:

  • clutch;
  • a hat and a brooch to it;
  • chic vest;
  • cov­er for a chair or chair.

Embroi­der or paint in batik tech­nique:

  • hand­ker­chief;
  • stole;
  • cov­er.

Make paper using scrap­book­ing tech­nique:

  • pho­to album;
  • diary;
  • note­book.

Make from impro­vised mate­ri­als:

  • capa­cious beau­ti­ful box for things;
  • styl­ish orga­niz­er on the table;
  • sofa orga­niz­er;
  • inter­est­ing hang­er-hook on the door;
  • glass jars, bright­ly col­ored, for cere­als and spices;
  • jel­ry box;
  • hair acces­sories — unusu­al hair­pins, head­bands, elas­tic bands.

You can buy a use­ful thing and make it unusu­al, dec­o­rate it, tak­ing into account the taste and style of your girl­friend:

  • turn ordi­nary white ceram­ic cups into bright and cheer­ful ones by paint­ing them with paints or tying cute cas­es for them;
  • turn an ordi­nary T‑shirt into a styl­ish acces­so­ry by mak­ing an orig­i­nal draw­ing or embroi­dery on it;
  • turn a sim­ple pho­to frame into a design­er mas­ter­piece by dec­o­rat­ing it with peb­bles, shells, twigs or fab­ric in a vin­tage style.
  • What­ev­er gift you decide to make for your girl­friend, remem­ber: the main thing is that it be made with love.

For infor­ma­tion on what gifts you can give your girl­friend for the New Year, see the next video.