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Explore Our Gift Guide for the Perfect Maker Presents

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Explore Our Gift Guide for the Perfect Maker Presents

If you can believe it, Halloween has come and gone — the holiday season is nigh! It’s time to break out the string lights, whip up some eggnog, spend some quality time with friends and family, and start on your gift lists.

While we can’t help you untangle those string lights, we thought we could help out with that gift list. So today, we launched the Make: Gift Guide. Whether you’re looking for tools to help you make your own gifts, you’re shopping for the makers in your life, or you want to support other makers selling their wares, we’ve got tons of goodies lined up for you. Dive in and discover awesome tools, books, kits, gadgets, toys, and more!

Each pick comes personally recommended by Make: staff, celebs like Laura Kampf, and makers like you. Yes, makers like you! Do you use something all the time that you love and that other makers need to know about? You can write to us at for a chance to have your recommendation featured in our Gift Guide.

Also, be sure to check back on the Gift Guide as we add new recommendations and feature daily picks everyday throughout the holiday season.

Happy Holidays!


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Sophia is the managing editor of the Make: blog. When she’s not greasing editorial gears, she likes to run, ride, climb, and lift things, and make lo-tech goods like zines, desserts, and altered clothing. @sophiuhcamille

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