The best gifts come from the heart and are made by hand.  Show your love with some awesome handmade gifts and share your process in a new Instructable for your chance to win a new Kindle 3G or Leatherman Juice! 

So start documenting all the presents your making this year and submit it as a new Instructable to join the fun.  We can't wait to see what you make!

Multiple entries are permitted but only one prize will be awarded per contestant. This contest is open to international entries!

The Holiday Gifts Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive the all-new 3G Kindle with Wi-Fi so you can bring your library with you everywhere you go!

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack with a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

First Prize (3 winners)

Three First Prize Winners will receive a Leatherman Juice S2 with your message laser-etched onto it.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and more!

2010 Runner-Up Prize (5 winners) Holiday Gifts Contest

An Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and more!
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 5, 2010 and Jan 2, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Holiday Gifts Contest. 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.