17 Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas

Are you in need of a last minute gift for someone?  If so, check out these amazing last minute DIY gift ideas.  

Are you in need of a last minute gift for someone?  If so, check out these amazing last minute DIY gift ideas.

We’ve all been there.  It’s two days before Christmas, and you have been shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking, caroling, movie watching, and partying like no one’s business.  The finish line is finally in sight.  To your horror, though, through the fog of holiday exhaustion, you realize you have forgotten to get a gift for someone on your list.

You know that shipping may not be fast enough for online orders.  And the thought of hitting the stores a mere day or two before Christmas makes your hair stand on end.  Whatever do you do?!

If this is you, never fear!  I have a fantastic list of last minute DIY gift ideas that you can whip up quickly and easily for just about anyone on your list.

DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs 

These DIY marbled nail polish mugs are a fantastic homemade gift! This tutorial shows how they can be done in just a few minutes!


How to Make a Chunky Knit Blanket 

I absolutely love these chunky knit blankets!  And this post will show you not only how to make a chunky knit blanket, but also where to buy chunky wool, and other chunky knit ideas!


Easy DIY Salt Scrub for Soft Hands

With only a few ingredients, this salt scrub is the perfect gift.  Make some for your friends and family, and keep some for yourself!  


DIY Vintage Jewelry Magnets

These DIY vintage jewelry magnets are simply gorgeous, and oh so easy to make.  Check out my own tutorial on how to easily upcycle those old pieces of jewelry you may have laying around.  Give some to your friends, or keep them for yourself.  😉

Do you have a bunch of old brooches laying around taking up space? Follow this simple tutorial to turn them into vintage jewelry magnets.


Peppermint bath salts

Here’s another take on homemade bath salts.  These peppermint bath salts are perfect for Christmas!  Inexpensive and easy to make, these bath salts are a great last minute gift!


FREE Happy Jar Full of Positivity

Looking for a gift to cheer someone up? A jar full of happiness is an uplifting gift that is completely free. Use the free printables to make the perfect last minute gift.


Silky DIY Body Lotion

While many types of homemade lotion are thick and greasy, this all natural body lotion is light and quick-absorbing. It leaves no greasy after feel and is great for all skin types.


Map Seashell Gift

This is a lovely personalised gift for any coastal lover or as a momento of a lovely vacation. Print a map of somewhere special onto a seashell and frame it.


Homemade Soaps with Dried Chrysanthemum Flowers 

Soaps are essential for keeping us clean and healthy. However, a lot of soaps found on the market contain bad chemicals such as Dioxane, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, parabens, and more. Instead of using all these harmful chemicals, you can use homemade soaps with Chrysanthemum flowers and violet fragrance.


Homemade Mulling Spices

Create your own mulling spices blend to make a delicious mulled wine, spiced apple cider, tea, coffee, syrup or even stovetop potpourri. This simple mulling spices recipe is a fragrant blend of cinnamon sticks, allspice, whole cloves, and orange zest.


Easy Wood Bead Ornaments

These easy wood bead ornaments are so simple and fun to put together.  With just two items, you can create and customize some of these beautiful ornaments to keep for yourself, or give to friends.

These easy wood bead ornaments were so simple and fun to put together.


Cute DIY Christmas Slippers Gift Basket Ideas

These slipper gift baskets are such a clever take on a traditional gift basket.  What could be more perfect than a new pair of fuzzy slippers stuffed with some of your favorite things on Christmas?!  This is an adorably easy last minute gift for anyone on your list.


DIY Wall Art: Beach Stone Home Decor

This cheap and easy DIY wall decor project was quick and fun to make and makes a great gift idea!


Cranberry-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Need an easy, last-minute, but thoughtful gift? Look no further, because these Cranberry-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar are fun, festive, thoughtful and are so simple to make.


5 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes for Skin

Pumpkin skincare products that anyone would love to receive!


DIY Natural Bath Bomb Recipe with Epsom Salt

These fizzy bombs are infused with orange and vanilla essential oils and epsom salt to melt away the day. They are the perfect Christmas gift that you can make yourself!


3 Ingredient Hot Cocoa Mix

Make your own dark hot chocolate with this delicious 5 minute hot cocoa mix, then keep it yourself or turn it into the easiest holiday gift. It makes the most delicious chocolatey, creamy, warming hot chocolate.


And there you have it.  Plenty of easy, last minute DIY gift ideas for just about anyone on your list.  

Hopefully, these ideas will help you wrap up your gift giving just in time this year.  


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Are you in need of a last minute gift for someone?  If so, check out these amazing last minute DIY gift ideas.


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    1. You’re welcome! I love the idea of the map shell. It’s so unique, and they came out beautifully. 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you shared your idea! The slipper gift baskets are genius! Happy New Year to you, as well!

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