It can be difficult to get just the right gift for the special people in your life. Sometimes the only things you find aren’t quite right. Instead of getting something that’s just “good enough,” avoid indecision and make something yourself for the Homemade Gifts Contest!

Have fun making and showing off your homemade gifts; tell us about why you made it and who it’s for. It is always exciting to hear the story behind the project. The prizes up for grabs include an Echo Show, Fire HD 10 Tablet, and Echo Dot. Remember, homemade gifs will always trump something you buy. It’s those personal touches that really make the difference.

The Homemade Gifts Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

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 Nov 27, 2017 and Jan 22, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Homemade Gifts Contest 2017. 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.