It’s that time of the year again! With a little over two weeks to go, the pressure (for some) is on to find the perfect last-minute holiday gifts for the people in your lives.
Whichever holiday you celebrate, you want to make sure you get a thoughtful gift for your friend, partner or even for your kids. The DIYs below are either quick to make, easy to assemble, gentle on the wallet and/or stunningly unique.
Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of the best 25 last-minute DIY gift ideas perfect for kids, friends, men, women and family members.
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1. Slipper Stuffers
NO ONE likes getting cold feet. This DIY is like an upgraded stocking stuffer that’s easily customizable to the giftee. Stuff with things like treats, accessories, hand sanitizer and more.
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2. Delicious Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Holidays are like birthdays for the ones with a sweet tooth.
3. DIY Flower Frame
Surprise someone in your life with this beautiful flower frame. All you need is a frame, the person’s favourite flower, a book (or something heavy to press flowers) and some glue! Check out the tutorial here.
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4. DIY Marble Jewelry Holders
This is a useful DIY for jewelry-lovers and people who have keys or collect tiny knickknacks. Just choose your clay colours, pick a bowl size and bake!
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5. DIY Teacup Candles
Re-purpose your old candle wax or purchase and melt down dollar-store candles for this neat gift. Then, pick a unique teacup or mug to pour (I recommend purchasing from thrift stores or even Facebook Marketplace for inexpensive options.)
Not a fan of teacups or want to up your candle game? Use this tutorial for two ways to DIY a candle from The Sorry Girls.
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6. Custom Phone Case
Using this guide, a clear phone case and some nail polish, design a phone case for your friend or loved one. I recommend sealing the design by adding one or two layers of clear nail polish coats after the Mod Podge has dried.
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7. Decongestant Shower Tablets
It’s winter–and with the cold weather, sometimes catching unwanted germs is inevitable. This is a great gift to help someone fight off those pesky germs a little faster.
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8. Peppermint Foot Soak
What better way of relaxing during the stressful holiday season than with a nice warm foot soak? View the tutorial for making this gift in a jar here.
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9. DIY Spa Kit
Keeping with the self-care theme, whip up these three items to gift to the beauty babes in your life.
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10. DIY Heating Pads
Help your family and friends stay warm and toasty this holiday season with these wonderful heating pads.
11. Holiday Coasters
Protect your tables from pesky glass rings! All you have to do is pick a pattern and assemble these bad boys.
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12. DIY Chalkboard Menu
For the cook or kitchen enthusiast in your life.
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13. Custom Tattooed Vase
This beautiful and quick DIY only requires a vase of the size and colour of your choice, temporary tattoos, a sponge and water.
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14. Essential Oil Beard Blends
Combats dandruff, itchiness and dryness. Make it.
15. Watercolor Portraits
So thoughtful and unique.
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16. Roll of Coins Stocking Stuffer
Ideal for the college kid.
17. Dip Mix Ornaments
For the avid snacker.
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18. Galaxy Necklace
For the future astronaut.
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19. DIY Weighted Blanket
Comfortable and cozy.
20. DIY Fleece Ear Warmer
Keep those ears warm and toasty.
1. Rudolph Candy Bars
There’s nothing better than sharing a sweet treat with your loved ones. It’s also a quick and fun way of sharing sweets.
2. Family Photo Colouring Book
Personalize the gift of portraits.
3. Tic Tac Toe To-Go!
Allow the kids take this fun game with them anywhere they go.
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4. DIY Art Kit
For the future artist.
5. Play-dough In A Mason Jar
Play-dough is sensory overload (in a good way) to children. Play it forward by crafting it for your child.
Which DIY will you be gifting to someone this year? Let me know in the comments!