There's nothing more exciting than the anticipation of an unopened gift. Make your gift giving this year even more special by giving something handmade!

Share your holiday gift Instructables for a chance to win some sweet presents from us.

We want to see what you're building, glueing, sewing, soldering, cooking, and crafting for your loved ones. Skip the mall all together and give a gift from the heart. We can't wait to see what you make!

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 28, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Holiday Gifts Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a 17 inch Macbook Pro with a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB memory, 750GB flash storage, Intel HD Graphics 3000, plus an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive an Apple iPad /A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) and an Instructables Prize Pack.

Second Prize (5)

Five Second prize winners will receive a Sony Cyber-shot 18.2 MP, 10x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD in choice of color: black, blue, red, or silver, plus 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 3, 2012 and Jan 28, 2013 (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.