Once again the holidays are rapidly approaching. Of course, we all know what this means... PRESENTS!

Sure, we all love receiving gifts. There is something that makes you all warm and squishy inside unwrapping a parcel given to you by a loved one. The only thing better than opening a gift is giving one. This is especially true if you personally hand-crafted this gift for your friend, family member, or loved one. It's extra-awesome when someone's thrilled to receive the gift you made for them.

Now, I know you are not exactly a bunch who need to be told that you need to make presents for the holidays. I'm pretty certain most of you reading this are already one step ahead of me on this. So, show us that perfect gift you made and how you made it!

(Official Rules)

The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Gifts is closed.

7 Prizes

First Prize<br />(3 winners)

Dremel MultiPro 7.2-Volt 20,000 RPM Two-Speed Rotary Tool with 50 Accessories and an Instructables T-shirt, patch, and sticker.

Grand Prize

The top three winning answers will receive an autographed copy of the Best of Instructables Book: Volume 1 signed by the entire Instructables team, and a Burning Questions prize pack consisting of an Instructables robot t-shirt, a Burning Questions bumper sticker and a robot patch.
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 1, 2008 and Jan 4, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


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