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Holiday Gift Ideas 2015: Handmade Gifts That You Can Hire Someone On Etsy to Make

Our DIY holiday gifts start with a frenzied afternoon on Pinterest, a trip to the crafts-supply store, and the best intentions. And they usually end with those crafts supplies in a heap in the corner and a last-minute dash through the mall for anything we can shove into a gift bag.
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By Kim Fusaro Glamour

Our DIY holiday gifts start with a frenzied afternoon on Pinterest, a trip to the crafts-supply store, and the best intentions. And they usually end with those crafts supplies in a heap in the corner and a last-minute dash through the mall for anything {anything!} we can shove into a gift bag.

So this year we're giving gorgeous handmade gifts with a little help on the DIY front from Etsy. There's one-of-a-kind prettiness for everyone on our list--and we can spend the weekend before Christmas wrapping gifts over mimosas instead of dusting off the glue gun.

A gorgeous place for grandma to display an air plant--or her trinkets, if plants aren't her thing.
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Handmade Geometric Glass Terrarium from Etsy seller Waen, $95.

Vintage-y looking necklaces for your squad--six friends covered with the click of a button.
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Initial Lockets from Etsy seller Soradesigns, $165 for six.

A good reminder for your cousin with the Miranda Priestly boss.
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Have Courage & Be Kind Pencils from Etsy seller DesignGem, $9 for 5.

A sleek clutch made from cork, for your friend who's always ahead in the fashion game.
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Monogrammed Dip-Dyed Cork Clutch Purse from Etsy seller HavokDesigns, $140.

Pretty wooden dishes for your kid sister's first post-college apartment.
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Wooden Salad Bowl Set from Etsy seller WindandWillowHome, $215.

A modern take on the Nativity for your mom's mantel.
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Rustic Wooden Nativity Set from Etsy seller CleverNestShop, $45.

Microscopic knit hats for soft-boiled eggs, because you have no idea what else to get your Secret Santa coworker.
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Egg Cozies from Etsy seller theYarnKitchen, $16 for two.

A cheeseboard for the neighbor who loves anything aviary-themed. #putabirdonit
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Cheeseboard from Etsy seller Raedunn, $135.

A T. rex menorah for your college roommate who mostly celebrates Hanukkah for the latkes.
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T-Rex Menorah from Etsy seller JAMinART, $130.

Minty handmade soap to stock your bathroom with before your New Year's Eve party.
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Handmade Vegan Wintermint Soap from Etsy seller Realsoaps, $8.

Itty-bitty hand-painted vases for your boyfriend's mom.
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Set of Wooden Vases from Etsy seller ShadeonShape, $45.

A custom illustration of you and your BFF doing the weekend brunch thing.
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New York City Grind Illustration from Etsy seller AWPIllustrations, price upon request.

A dainty bracelet for yourself, because you deserve a little something, too.
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Silver or Bronze Textured Bracelet from Etsy seller Failjewelry, from $58.

A porcelain cup for your cubicle-mate, because those work-supplied paper cups are kind of depressing.
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Crumpled Cup from Etsy seller RouDesigns, $25.

A minimalist clutch for your future sister-in-law, whose life could use some streamlining.
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Simple Clutch from Etsy seller IndependentReign, $39.

Sturdy wooden spoons for your dad, who couldn't make his famous Bolognese without one.
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Nimbus Collection Dipped Rubber Matte Beech Spoons from Etsy seller Storiebrooke, $24.60 for four.

Photos: Courtesy of Etsy.

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