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12 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Make

Every year, without fail, I find myself scrambling for gifts at the last minute.  It doesn’t matter how early I start my holiday shopping, it just always seems to come down to the wire.  My go-to for those last-minute gifts is always something handmade — you can never go wrong with something that was made with love and a special personal touch.  Throughout the past year we’ve done a number of DIY projects, and here I’ve rounded up some of our favorites that would make excellent holiday gifts. 

last minute holiday gift diy

Homemade Laundry Detergent: This would make a really sweet stocking stuffer, especially packaged in a cute way.

last minute holiday gift diy

Flower Soaps: Customize the scents and flowers you use to fit the personality of who you give them to!

last minute holiday gift diy

Herbal Bath Tea: A thoughtful gift for someone who could use a little pampering.

last minute holiday gift diy

Instagram Coasters: There are so many ways you can personalize these for loved ones, or they’d be great gifts for party hosts.

last minute holiday gift diy

Mason Jar Cozy: Another great stocking stuffer or gift add-on.

last minute holiday gift diy

Hanging Crochet Plant Holder: This one requires a bit more effort, but with a plant included it makes for an amazing gift.

last minute holiday gift diy

Oil Diffuser: So simple and rustically beautiful.

last minute holiday gift diy

Beach Glass Photo Transfers: Include these as little gift add-ons or make a special set for someone you love.

last minute holiday gift diy

Homemade Cookies & Packaging: Perfect for holiday party hosts and neighbors!

last minute holiday gift diy

Stamped Spoons: Pick up some antique spoons and stamp them with inside jokes and nicknames :).

last minute holiday gift diy

Homemade Tea & Packaging: Make some homemade blends for the tea lover in your life and package them in unique ways.

last minute holiday gift diy

Homemade Candles: This DIY is for citronella candles, but you can substitute other essential oils for citronella and follow the same instructions.

Which of these DIY projects would you make for your loved one?

More DIY projects from the BLDG 25 Blog.

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Juliette Laura -December 21, 2013, 7:48AM

This year I thought I was ALL prepared and had all of my gifts, and then I was left realizing there were three people who are so close to me I forgot to get them something. This gift guide is so cute, I am definitely going to be choosing from here! You guys are a lifesaver sometimes.

xo, Juliette Laura

Emma -December 21, 2013, 3:50PM

i love all of these ideas! everyone loves tea and candles, but it would be so much better homemade!


Renee / RLZN -December 21, 2013, 10:50PM

These are all so beautiful and thoughtful gifts, thanks for compiling the list! I think they’ll also be fun DIY projects, I definitely want to (attempt!) to make those flower soaps, they are lovely.


Michelle -December 22, 2013, 3:37PM

All of these gifts are beautiful!

Shelley -December 22, 2013, 8:57PM

Yes, as usual, I also am scrambling for some quick last minute gifts! But am I obtaining said gifts? No, I’m on the computer checking out the Free People blog instead! Got to get to work!

Davia -December 23, 2013, 11:34AM

Love these last minute gift ideas! I did some of them previous to this post! Check out my blog (Wandern Vintage) for 24 homemade gift ideas. I made all of my gifts this year, some inspired by previous Free People DIY posts.

Davia -December 23, 2013, 11:35AM
Alex -December 28, 2013, 3:52AM

I have some diy ideas here, as well! I love the soaps and the tea ideas!

Ella Wild -February 15, 2014, 9:07AM

I really love these, so fresh and sweet. when i have more time i’m going yo have a girls night and make a few of these! Love it!

Ella Wild xoxo,
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sanchana -February 25, 2014, 6:09AM

Its so tough to find gift something my husband will really use and like……finally i bought this 3D face gifts from 3du-eshop for our anniversary……..he really loved it.

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