Homemade gift ideas for girlfriends include tea wreaths, spa sets, vanity trays, personalized coffee mugs and personalized umbrellas. Bookmarks, dog leashes and art make great homemade gifts as well. Keep her tastes in mind to please her.
Consider her likes and her favorite things for inspiration for her homemade gift. For the girl who loves pampering, make a spa set. Include bath salts, scrubs and tub fizzies concocted in the kitchen. Make a mirrored vanity tray to store her favorite perfumes or cosmetics. If she's a foodie, make her a wreath decorated with packets of tea or present her with a jar of ready-to-mix cookie dough with instructions. Add a personalized coffee mug or tea cup covered with her name in different scripts or her favorite quotes.
If she's a reader, make a felt bookmark. For the girl who loves her dog, dye a new leash in the ombré style using her favorite color. Spice up her walls with art made from keyboard keys in a painted frame, or take the simple route and blow up and frame pictures of her friends, family or pets. Using a little paint, turn an umbrella into a striped masterpiece or a fun, splattered splash of color for a dreary day.