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You’ll love this collection of Cricut Christmas ideas for handmade and personalized gifts. Check out this huge list of the best Cricut Christmas gifts, including personalized mugs, custom ornaments, holiday decor, and more.
When the weather turns colder and the days grow shorter, I can’t help but daydream about the holidays. It’s that time of year when I start brainstorming ideas for handmade Christmas gifts.
And this year, I’m planning on using my Cricut cutting machine to craft all sorts of homemade gifts for the holidays. This list of easy gift ideas will inspire you to create gorgeous coffee mugs, water bottles, blankets, pajamas, gift boxes, keychains, and so much more.
I love using the Cricut to make gifts for everyone on my list – and I bet you will too! Creating personalized gifts with a Cricut or other cutting machines is such an easy way to make a present feel extra special.
So today, I’m sharing a collection of my favorite easy projects you can make using a Cricut Explore, Cricut Maker, or Cricut Joy. There are gift ideas for you family, friends and neighbors, teachers and coworkers, hostess gifts, Secret Santa, and more!
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Best Cricut Christmas Gift Ideas
A list of my favorite unique and personalized Christmas presents to make with your Cricut cutting machine. You'll find all sorts of wonderful handmade holiday gift ideas for the whole family.
Personalized Christmas Baking Set with Cricut
This holiday gift set is just the thing to make for the baker on your list. This sweet baking set includes three personalized iron-on projects: an oven mitt, a wooden baking spoon, and a hand towel with a family heirloom recipe. You can make them with heat transfer vinyl and a Cricut cutting machine.
Perfect for: You mom, your sister, or anyone who loves to bake.
Project Type: Iron-On Vinyl
How to Make an Infusible Ink Blanket
Did you know that you can use Cricut Infusible Ink on all sorts of items, as long as they are made from polyester? It's true!
This tutorial will teach you how to customize a cozy blanket with Infusible Ink for a luxurious and long-lasting personalized Christmas gift.
Perfect for: A couple's gift, your favorite co-worker, your secret Santa
Project Type: Infusible Ink
Personalized Leather Keychains with Cricut
Whether you have a Cricut Maker, Explore series, or Joy machine, you can make these modern color-blocked leather keychains.
Be sure to read this tutorial for lots of little tips and tricks for cutting leather with your Cricut.
Perfect for: College students, sisters, stocking stuffers
Project Type: Leather
Hot Cocoa Christmas Mug Gift
Here's a quick and easy Cricut holiday idea that's perfect for last-minute gifts! You can customize an inexpensive coffee mug and fill it with yummy hot cocoa mix, snowflake marshmallows, candy, and a peppermint cookie stick. Wrap it up with a pretty ribbon, and you have a cute little present that's perfect for anyone on your list.
Perfect for: Teachers, neighbors, and secret Santa gift exchanges
Project Type: Adhesive Vinyl
Personalized Book Lovers Gift Basket
This tutorial will teach you how to make a bunch of cute reading=themed gifts, including custom “I’m reading” socks, a personalized author quote T-Shirt, and more. This thoughtful gift basket is the perfect Christmas present for your favorite book-lover.
Perfect for: Parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles
Project type: adhesive vinyl, heat transfer vinyl
Quick DIY Decorative Serving Tray
With this easy project, you'll learn how to decorate a ready-made wooden serving tray with pretty floral designs. See how easy it easy to use vinyl and your Cricut to make your own pretty tray. You won't believe how fast you'll be able to create this project!
Perfect for: Hostess gifts, neighborhood parties, and cookie swaps.
Project Type: Adhesive Vinyl
DIY Leather Photo Keychain
Check out this tutorial for a personalized leather or faux leather keychain that you can make either by hand or with a cutting machine like the Cricut. If you love making little handmade gifts with an extra personal touch, you'll love this quick and easy project.
Perfect for: Grandparent's gifts, stocking stuffers.
Project Type: Real or faux leather
Festive DIY Christmas Wooden Spoons
When you need a last-minute handmade gift, be sure to remember this tutorial for customized wooden spoons. They’re quick and easy to make, which is perfect for the busy holiday season. All you need is some paint, a little bit of sparkly vinyl, and your Cricut cutting machine.
Perfect for: teacher gifts, hostess gifts, anyone who loves to bake
Project Type: adhesive vinyl
Personalized Stationery with Cricut Maker
One of the most thoughtful personalized gifts you can make is personalized stationery. It's a perfect present year-round, not just for the holiday season. Click through to this tutorial to learn how to make custom stationery with adhesive vinyl and your Cricut.
Perfect for: Teacher gifts, pen-pals, newlyweds
Project Type: adhesive vinyl
Easy Christmas Tea Towels with Cricut Explore Air
These cute Christmas tea towels are a quick and easy beginner project that make thoughtful holiday gifts. Use heat transfer vinyl for a strong and durable end result. You can even add a touch of sparkle with metallic fabric paint.
Perfect for: Cooks and bakers, your sister, hostess gifts.
Project Type: heat transfer vinyl
Christmas Treat Boxes made with Cricut
Wrap up a box full of homemade treats with these super cute cookies boxes made with cardstock and your Cricut. Make your next cookie swap extra special with these gorgeous treat boxes.
Perfect for: Neighbors, teachers, hostess gifts.
Project Type: cardstock kraft board, felt,
DIY Holiday Doormat Tutorial
You'll love this tutorial for a Christmas-themed DIY painted doormat tutorial. Personalized doormats look fabulous and festive on your front porch or stoop, and they make amazing DIY Christmas gifts, too!
Perfect for: New homeowners
Project Type: adhesive vinyl (for the stencil)
DIY Leather Cord Organizer
With just a few materials, you can make your own DIY leather cord organizers for organizing headphones and chargers. They're easy to personalized too, so they make great small gifts and stocking stuffers.
Perfect for: Teens and tech lovers
Project Type: real or faux leather, vinyl
Easy Glass & Vinyl Christmas Ornaments
Isn't it fun to add a new ornament or two to your tree each holiday season? If so, you'll love this project. These glass and vinyl Christmas ornaments are so quick and easy to make, plus they look gorgeous. Plus, they are a great homemade gift idea for friends, family, teachers, and more!
Perfect for: Can be customized for anyone on your list
Project Type: adhesive vinyl
Elf & Santa Claus Gift Boxes with the Cricut Maker
If you love to bake batches of holiday cookies to share with your friends and neighbors, you'll love this easy project for custom treat boxes made with the Cricut cutting machine. These Elf & Santa Claus Gift Boxes with Gift Tags are big enough to hold all sorts of holiday goodies. Plus, this project is so easy that the kids can help assemble it.
Perfect for: Teachers, neighbors, coworkers, and more
Project Type: cardstock
Personalized Christmas Pajamas
If your family has a tradition of wearing matching Christmas pajamas, you'll love this next project. Click through to learn how to personalize a set of matching holiday PJ's with your Cricut.
Perfect for: The whole family
Project type: Heat transfer vinyl
DIY Personalized Etched Glass Water Bottles
DIY personalized etched glass water bottles make a thoughtful gift idea for anyone on your list! Custom water bottles are quick and easy to make when you have a Cricut machine to cut the stencils!
Make some for your friends and family, but don't forget to make one for yourself, too!
Perfect for: Family friends, co-workers, teachers, and more
Project Type: Stencil vinyl, glass etching cream
Personalized Christmas Eve Box
Do you have a tradition of opening presents on Christmas Eve? If so, check out this tutorial for a personalized Christmas Eve Box with custom pajamas and slippers, all made with a Cricut! You can even add more personalized gifts, like a mug or sweet treats.
Perfect for: Kids and the whole family
Project type: Heat transfer vinyl
Black & White Modern Christmas Coasters
Here's a sweet personalized item you can include in a larger holiday gift basket: custom coasters! With Cricut Infusible Ink, it's so easy to make personalized coasters that look so good, you'll swear they were professionally made.
Perfect for: Friends, hostess gift, wine and beer loversse
Project type: Infusible Ink
Easy Personalized "Night In" Gift Basket Idea
This gorgeous gift crate has everything you need for a cozy night at home. It has labeled jars full of hot cocoa and marshmallows, a personalized cozy blanket, a fun puzzle, and a custom ornament (that doubles as a name tag for the gift!) You can make all of these gift items with your Cricut!
Perfect for: A gift for the whole family
Project type: Adhesive vinyl
DIY Distressed Vinyl Cookie Jar
Dress up a batch of Christmas cookies in this cute distressed vinyl cookie jar. It's the perfect thing to bring to your neighbors or to the office.
This tutorial will show you the simple trick to giving the vinyl label a subtle distressed look, perfect for trendy farmhouse-inspired decor.
Perfect for: hostess gifts, aunts and uncles, co-workers
Project type: adhesive vinyl
Personalized Fridge Magnets with a Cricut
Use your Cricut cutting machine to make these amazing personalized fridge magnets. Depending on the material you choose, you can make sophisticated magnets for adults or squishy felt magnets for kids to play with on the fridge.
Perfect for: Families with little kids
Project type: felt, heat transfer vinyl
DIY Engraved Christmas Gift Tags
When it's time to wrap your Christmas presents, pull out your Cricut, and make some of these DIY engraved gift tags. Use the Cricut Maker and the Engraving tool to create a set of colorful and fun acrylic gift tags that can be used year after year.
DIY Oversized Santa Gift Bags
What do you do when you have a present that's too large or odd-shaped to wrap? Dress it up in one of these oversized personalized Santa Bags!
You kids will love opening their very own present from Santa on Christmas morning!
Paper Cut Holiday Gift Tags
Decorate your wrapped gifts with these quick and easy gift toppers. They're simple to make with the help of your Cricut or another cutting machine.
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