Time is ticking — online shopping is out of the question, the store shelves are emptying of hot-ticket items, and you really don’t want to settle for a typical last-minute gift (candy? gift card?) for those left on your list. But it’s not too late to make something that’s thoughtful and useful — not with these 12 clever last-minute gift ideas.
And all of these DIY gift ideas are easy, quick, and very affordable:
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DIY Coconut + Rose Body Scrub 1 of 12This body scrub (made with coconut oil, rose petals, sugar, and almond oil) is just about the prettiest presentation I've seen for a DIY scrub.
See the tutorial from The Beauty Department
Another Body Scrub 2 of 12If you don't have coconut oil and rose petals lying around the house, here's a more accessible DIY scrub — made from sea salt, lemon zest, and olive oil.
See the tutorial from Mrs. Lilien
Bell Jar Sewing Kit 3 of 12A simple DIY kit for the crafter in your life.
See more from Frugalicious ME
Everything in a Jar 4 of 12This blogger had a fantastic last-minute gift idea: everything in a jar! There's a Pampering in a Jar (travel-size lotions and sprays, with cozy socks), Energy in a Jar (nuts, drink mixes, chocolates), and Refreshment in a Jar (travel-size must-haves for traveling). And all of it is packaged in inexpensive mason jars.
See all of the jars (+ free printables!) from The Gunny Sack
Bubble Bath Paint 5 of 12Bubble bath + cornstarch + food coloring = bath-time fun for all.
See the tutorial from Meet the Dubiens
DIY Play Dough 6 of 12This is, by far, the best DIY play dough recipe I've ever used. It's the absolute perfect consistency — not too wet, not too dry, and wonderfully squishable.
See the recipe + directions on Disney Baby
His & Her Sharpie Mug DIY 7 of 12All you need is a plain mug, some Sharpies, and an oven set to 350-degrees.
See the full tutorial + important tips on A Beautiful Mess
Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts 8 of 12Easy, inexpensive, and festive!
See the tutorial from The Letter 4
Holiday Earrings Tassel 9 of 12A simple, quick DIY project for the fashionista who has everything.
See the tutorial from In Honor Of Design
10-Minute Pencil Roll 10 of 12A quick last-minute DIY gift for the little kids in your life — easy, even for the beginner sewer.
See the tutorial from My Poppet
DIY Smores Kits 11 of 12There isn't a person on the planet that wouldn't want this yummy fireplace-ready kit.
See more from Twig & Thistle
Instagram Calendar 12 of 12A simple and sweet DIY project that's as thoughtful as it is useful.
See the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess
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