25 Cheap And Easy Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts

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Inside: Scrambling for a last-minute gift that won’t break the bank doesn’t have you in a tizzy. Here are 25 cheap and easy last-minute DIY Christmas gifts that you can whip up in no time at all in the comfort of your home.

It never fails. Every year I make a list, and I check it twice to make sure I have everyone on my shopping list.

But here it is the eleventh hour, and I forgot someone off the list. But I have already allocated for every penny and present with our tight budget.

When it comes to the holidays, showing how much you care doesn’t have to mean purchasing expensive, high-end gifts that will break the bank. DIY Christmas gifts can be much more personal (and cheaper) than store-bought gifts.

Here are some fantastic last-minute DIY Christmas gifts that you can create and give to your loved ones.

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The Perfect Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts

Looking for the perfect last-minute DIY Christmas gifts you can quickly pull off? I’ve rounded up these easy homemade gift ideas for friends and family. I know you will be proud to make and give away any of these homemade gifts this gift-giving holiday!

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Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts For Food Lovers

Gluten-free Gift In A Jar: Monster Cookies In A Jar – These scrumptious monster cookies in a mason jar are the perfect gluten-free gift! Not only are they delicious, but they are naturally gluten-free.

Christmas cookie mix in a mason jar
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Candy Sleighs – A fun idea that’s really quick and easy to make and includes their favorite candy. These would also be great for teacher gifts!

DIY Fabric Covered Wooden Spoons – A simple craft that turns regular boring wooden spoons into a fun fabric covered spoons with handles.

Decorated Oven Mitts – With just a few fabrics, supplies, and a sewing machine, you can create some fun and festive oven mitts to give to your favorite cook. 

DIY Herb Salt Recipe – This DIY Herb Salt is the perfect homemade seasoning mix to “spice” up your dishes, and it makes the ideal gift for friends and family!

Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts For Sentimentals

DIY Photo Gift: An Instagram Picture Frame– This simple photo gift can be made with materials you probably already have in your garage. This inexpensive gift is perfect for that special someone who is sentimental.

DIY Photo Picture Frame Gift
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DIY Memory Jars – You can give an antique look to a photograph inside a glass jar with just some oil and dried flowers. The oil keeps the picture from fading, so the memories will always be cherished. This is an excellent gift for anyone in your life.

Personalized Photo Keychains – These are so cute! These personalized keychains can be as creative as you want, and you can add special photos to create an even more personalized gift.

Picture Clock – Create a custom and beautifully looking clock for someone special in your life. You can use personal photos or any other designs you’d like. These would make great gifts for couples or grandparents!

Pop Up Photo Box – This DIY gift will have everyone amazed. It’s straightforward to do and takes just a few craft supplies to create this beautiful pop-up photo box gift. 

DIY Christmas Gifts For Self-Care and Relaxation

Peppermint Latte Lip Balm – Fun for both kids and adults, you can create DIY lip balm to give to friends and family.

DIY Peppermint Latte Lip Balm
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Coconut Oil Lotion Bars – Coconut is excellent for skin care and is an excellent moisturizer. These DIY lotion bars can be given to anyone and is easy to make. 

Gingerbread Body Butter – An easy DIY tutorial on how to make body butter with the aroma of gingerbread. These are great for including in your homemade gift baskets, or they make the perfect stocking stuffers.

Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub – An easy DIY tutorial on how to make a pink lemonade sugar scrub that’s all-natural and smells fantastic. Just place the sugar scrub in festive containers, and they’ll make the perfect gift! 

Tub Tea – Tub Tea is similar to bath soaks but contains loose herbs and tea, so they are usually put in a small bag. The ingredients are activated when they touch the warm water to help with pain and healing.

Salted Caramel Coffee Body Scrub – This salted caramel coffee body scrub is perfect for fall or any time of the year. With so many benefits like exfoliation, moisturization, and cell stimulation, it is an ideal gift! Plus, it smells incredible and makes you feel luxurious, too!   

DIY salted caramel coffee body scrub in a jar
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Peppermint Bark Soap–  This peppermint bark soap is perfect for the holidays and smells terrific! It is the ideal all-natural DIY gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

DIY Christmas Gifts For The Home

DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs – These easy DIY marbled mugs make the perfect last-minute gift. They are simple to make yet look they took hours to complete! 

DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
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Homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri – Simmering stovetop potpourri has always been a traditional way of bringing aroma into the home. You can create your own dry potpourri in mason jars to give as gifts.

Mason Jar Succulent Planter – Buy a few succulents and add them to a custom-crafted mason jar to give as gifts.

Dip Mix Ornaments – A unique and fun way to give dip mixes. This tutorial shows you how to put these mixes together. Additionally, it shows you how to place the mix inside the ornaments to make a creative gift. 

Comic Book Coasters – Perfect for the comic book or superhero fan in your life, these DIY comic book coasters are unique, and comic fans will love them. 

Tied Fleece Blanket – Covers and blankets never go out of style, and these fun fleece blankets are super easy to make. You can get creative and use any patterns or colors you’d like. 

Christmas Wreath – You can make a beautiful and inexpensive wreath from your local discount store. These can also be fun gift ideas for other holidays!

Diy Lavender Sachets – These elegant DIY Lavender Sachets are so easy to make. Make several, tie them with a pretty ribbon, and you have the perfect homemade gift.

last-minute diy Christmas Gifts lavendar-sachets with a ribbon for gift giving
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Your Turn

Do you have the perfect last-minute DIY Christmas gifts that should be added to the list? Comment below with your gift idea, and I will add it to the list.

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