Its that time of year again! As the holiday season approaches its time to plan out gifts for friends and family. Show your love this year with some awesome handmade gifts!

Share your original Photo, Step-by-Step, or Video Instructables detailing how you make your handmade gifts for your chance to win a Macbook Pro!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 16, 2012.

The Holiday Gifts Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

13" Macbook Pro with 500GB along with an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (3 winners)

Three first place winner will receive a 16GB iPad 2 and an Instructables prize pack

Second Place (5)

Five Second Place prize winners will receive a Nikon Coolpix camera along with an Instructables prize pack.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 12, 2011 and Jan 16, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Holiday Gifts Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.