Buzz·Posted on Nov 23, 2020The Ultimate Survival Guide For Early Holiday Shoppers In 2020Early starts = extra time for creativity.by Anne LouiseBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink The holidays are upon us soon(ish?), which means it's your time to shine, early preppers. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Ringer / giphy.com Now, are you ready for some sweet gift ideas that'll feel like a warm hug? 1. Curate an experience, like everything a couple would need for a homemade pasta date night. Eleonora Galli / Getty Images Create a gift basket filled with tools for fun pasta shapes, a cookbook, and dry ingredients like semolina flour. 2. Find a simple pattern and create a custom stuffed animal... Iswan Nawi / Getty Images, Stephen Lux / Getty Images Don't be self-conscious if it's lopsided; it's cuter that way! 3. ...or get a kid everything they need to build a special fort. Peopleimages / Getty Images Think: fairy lights, comfy cushions, and even a star machine that'll bring the night sky into their living room. 4. Know that DIY is your best friend. Jin Chu Ferrer / Getty Images, Eyewolf / Getty Images Essential oil room sprays, succulent planters, ring dishes... Get crazy. You can't go wrong. They'll love it because you made it! 5. Gather everything they need to try out a new hobby. Valentinrussanov / Getty Images, Momo Productions / Getty Images Remember that one time your friend mentioned they've always wanted to try sculpting? Build them a starter pack that'll make them feel seen. 6. Teach yourself how to knit a hat that'll keep them warm all winter long... ZenShui/Michee / Getty Images Round ring looms make it super simple, even if you've never knitted before! 7. ...or buy a plain sweater and add some ugly holiday flare. Zoltan Tarlacz / Getty Images Go to a local craft store to find a bounty of googly eyes, bells, reindeer, and a trusty glue gun. 8. Make a scrapbook filled with mementos and photos. Grant Faint / Getty Images, Westend61 / Getty Images Fill it with pics, ticket stubs, and reminders of memories that'll make them let out a belly laugh. 9. Shop from small independent makers. Mediaphotos / Getty Images, Lucy Lambriex / Getty Images Small businesses' shipping time tends to take a bit longer but, hey, planning early means your gifts will get there on time. Plus, who doesn't love something handmade with a story behind it? 10. And spend some time on creative wrapping. Westend61 / Getty Images, Jennifer A Smith / Getty Images Add a cinnamon stick to your bow or snip some greenery off your tree. No matter what, you've got time to make this year the best one yet!