10 Online Courses to Gift This Holiday Season

From launching a podcast to upping your basketball game with tips from an NBA champ...we've rounded up 10 fabulous craft, gardening, cooking and memory-keeping online courses you can gift to your friends and family for the holidays this year.

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December 18, 2018

DIY Paper Flowers

Learn how to create gorgeous tissue paper and crepe flowers in this easy, breezy 60-minute class. These flowers look *almost* as good as the real thing. You can use your newly handmade flowers for party décor, wedding décor or even for just a fun a dinner party.

Buy It: Brit+Co, $9.00

Cookie Decorating Season by Season

Cookie designer Ann York drops ALL of her cookie knowledge on you in this fun 6-part course. There are lessons broken down by season and holiday, to share different cookie-making techniques and ideas for different times of the year. Of course, all recipes for the cookies are also included.

Buy It: Craftsy, $40

How to Launch a Podcast

Do you have someone in your life who's addicted to podcasts? If so, they might love this online course on how to launch their own podcast from John & Sherry Petersik, the couple behind one of the original design blogs: Young, House, Love. In addition to learning all the ins and outs of how to launch your own podcast, there's a special private Q&A board for students to ask questions and interact with John and Sherry.

Buy It: A Beautiful Mess, $65.00

Stephen Curry Teaches Shooting, Ball Handling and Scoring

This in-depth class is for any hardcore basketball devotees on your holiday list: Stephen Curry teaches shooting, ball handling and scoring. As a 3-time champion and someone known as one of the best shooters in the NBA, Curry offers up invaluable advice on how to improve your game, footwork and even some practice drills.

Buy It: Master Class, $90.00

Crochet Basics & Beyond

This crafty online class will help you get started learning how to crochet. You get step-by-step, up-close video lessons that teach you how to work your needle, choose yarns and make a fun project along the way. By the time you're all done, you'll have your own chic granny square-crocheted blanket.

Buy It: Craftsy, $19.99

Overgramming: Use your Instagram Obsession to Document Your Life

You're already spending hours and hours on Insta... which probably means that all your family and friend photos stay stuck on your phone. This course is designed to help all the Insta addicts out there figure out how to easily and painlessly get their photos off their phones and into fun albums they can use to document all those unforgettable moments in life.

Buy It: A Beautiful Mess, $40.00

Succulent Gardening

For those of us who have embraced small-space living, planting a large garden might not be an option, but that's where succulent gardening can come in! This class will teach you how to create your own beautiful indoor succulent garden, what containers to use and which succulents are easiest to care for (spoiler alert: pretty much all of them!)

Buy It: Brit+Co, $9.00

Gordon Ramsey Teaches Cooking

Calling all wannabe chefs! This master class from the world-famous Gordon Ramsey would make an unforgettable holiday gift. There are 20 total lessons in this comprehensive course, and we're not just talking about easy-to-find recipes, either. Ramsey will teach you how to set up your kitchen, knife skills and even how to break down a whole chicken.

Buy It: Master Class, $90.00

Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting

If you have a friend who's always had the acting bug, why not gift them a class from the best of the best? Actor Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in over 100 films, including Pulp Fiction, The Avengers and Die Hard With a Vengeance. This master class offers up a deep dive into everything you wanted to know about acting, building a career and how to create believable characters.

Buy It: Master Class, $90.00

Soap Making

If there's a DIYer or creative person on your list, a class to learn how to make all-natural, handmade soaps would be an ideal gift. The class takes you through the step-by-step process, providing info on what equipment and ingredients you will need, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen!

Buy It: Udemy, $11.99 (originally $124.99)