Today I realized that I wasn’t done Christmas shopping. Full panic mode set in and I rushed to the store only to become more frustrated. Check out this list of last minute, homemade, Christmas gifts so that you can avoid the frustration of last minute shopping.
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It never fails around Christmas time that there is a gift exchange happening or an unexpected gift from somebody. Or maybe even a stocking looking a bit empty. I love to give homemade gifts. The junk you get from the store will just end up in a donation box and there is nobody on earth that needs another Christmas cup. I like to give something simple yet practical so that I know they will enjoy it. After my panicked rush to the store today, I’ve decided that homemade gifts will be my go to from now on. The stress just isn’t worth it.
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Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts: Food
Peanut brittle also makes great, last minute, homemade, Christmas gifts. Although you might be hard pressed to find the raw peanuts at the last minute, this candy is a wonderful treat to share.
Seasoned Oyster Crackers
If you only have 5 minutes of spare time, make up a batch of seasoned oyster crackers. Dump crackers, oil, and seasoning in a bag. Shake it up. Boom Christmas gifts are done.
Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts: Body
If you are already making your own body products then you will likely have the materials on hand. The working hands lotion bars are a family favorite. If you don’t have a mold on hand, it can be poured into a mini muffin tin, silicone muffin cups, or even small mason jars.
Whipped Body Butter
Following the moisturizing theme, make up a batch of whipped body butter. Put it in small jars with some ribbon around the top. This is great if you need a lot of last minute homemade Christmas gifts.
If you’re looking for something that takes minutes to make, then try a hand scrub. Peppermint hand scrubs are very popular this time of year. It’s made from things found in the pantry, so no need to run to the store.
Essential Oil Travel Kit
An essential oil travel kit would be a marvelous way to share essential oils with somebody this year. If you already have the oils and some 1mL sample bottles then it wouldn’t take any time at all to put together a kit.
Fizzing Bath Salts
I like giving fizzing bath salts as a gift to both kids and adults. Adults appreciate a sinus blend. Kids enjoy the fizzing action and benefit from a nice lavender.
Headache balm takes nearly the same ingredients as a lotion bar. I found the containers at Hobby Lobby. The teens and adults will both appreciate this last minute, homemade, Christmas gift.
Treat a woman in your life to a spa-worthy foot soak. It looks pretty in a mason jar and is something that encourages her to slow down. Little girls and teens would also enjoy this.
Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts: Everything Else
Orange Slice Ornaments
These beautiful orange slice ornaments are so easy to make. Slice ‘em. Dry ‘em. String ‘em up. You could put them on packages or make a garland to give as a gift.
This one is so easy even the kids can help. Glitter ornaments only require three things. They are simple and quick to make. You can make any color of the rainbow to fit anybody’s style or theme. In a single afternoon, you could take care of the whole family.
Use up some fabric scraps and make darling gifts for the family. If you can sew a straight line then you can make hand warmers. They make great gifts for anybody that spends time outdoors for chores, hikes, recess duty, or walks home from the bus.
Again, if you can sew a straight line, you can make a corn pillow. It’s the same idea as the hand warmers, just bigger. It makes a great ice pack or heating pad. If you’re feeling fancy add some lavender essential oil to make it smell nice too.
You could go really old fashioned and make a clove apple. They smell delicious and take me right back to Christmas in the Big Woods with Laura Ingalls. It takes a bit to push all of the cloves in, so recruit as many hands as you have apples.
Holiday Poo Spray
If you have spray bottles on hand, then I highly recommend this funny gift. The family is sure to get a kick out of holiday poo spray. With funny labels and festive smells, it makes a great gift for white elephant exchanges.
Beeswax Bowl Cover
If you have a cook in your life, give some of these beeswax bowl covers. They don’t require any sewing. Simply cut out the shape and coat it with beeswax. It’s the perfect alternative to plastic wrap.
Car Interior Wipes
Whether for the busy mom or the car enthusiast, some interior car wipes are a great gift. They are made with rubbing alcohol and essential oils. When stored in a mason jar, they even fit in the cup holder.
If you want to get really crafty, try a farmhouse sign. It could even be something festive for the front door. Make a stencil using your Cricut and then add a little paint. You can find lots of blanks at Walmart and Hobby Lobby.
Grandma would love a handmade burlap wreath. Although it looks intimidating, trust me it’s super easy. You can mix up the fabric to make it perfect for any color scheme.
Boo Boo Buddy
Office Supply Toolbox
Teachers have long been obsessed with office supply toolboxes. But they are also great for your husband’s office, your daughter’s craft supplies, or your son’s tinkering kit.
For the little girl who loves babies and needs something quiet to do at church, try a rag doll. This idea also works for older girls who love Little House. There is no sewing required for this project. You could make up a whole family in less than an hour.
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