10 EASY Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts

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10 handmade holiday giftsAnyone can buy a gift during the holidays, but it's the ones that take time and effort to make that really stand out to me. They're inexpensive to give, but really special to recieve. I, for one, would be thrilled with any of these. (Hint, hint!!!)













1. Homemade Vanilla Extract. Not only does this look gorgeous, but it's also sure to be needed during the holidays.

2. Candy Cane Vodka. Talk about necessary! Let's just call this medicinal. And, it couldn't be easier to make.

3. S'mores in a Jar. Can't you almost feel the campfire?

4.Personalized Snow Globe. How cute would these be personalized for your kids? I'm thinking Lego people and plastic dinosaurs for mine.

5. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels. Salty, sweet and adorable add up to perfection in a jar.

6. Christmas Tree Cards. Halmark has nothing on these.

7. Monogrammed Candles. I'd package this with a box of pretty matches and a nice bubble bath. Ahhhh...

8. Peppermint Foot Scrub.Be sure to save a little for your own tired feet.

9. Cowgirl Cookies in a Jar. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

10. Stamped Sachets. Keep the smell of Christmas lingering well into January.

What's the best homemade Christmas gift you've ever received?


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SaidT... SaidThePrincess

Those are awesome gift ideas---I'm sitting here in peaceful quiet before the family gets up for Christmas Day. Un-wrapping mayhem and joy!! I'm definitly using those ideas for next years Christmas gifts for friends :)


Merry Christmas and Joy to All!

jessi... jessicasmom1

Merry Christmas everyone!

slw123 slw123

What fun ideas!  I'll have to save them for next year.

nonmember avatar Beba

My fave I've made were pretty glass jars i filled with clear bath gel, then i added dried flowers (lavendar was PRETTY) the moisture of the gel made the flowers open up more and looked beautiful. :D

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Patience Lavoie

These are all supposed to be "easy last minute" homemade gifts, but with the vanilla extract, it is recommended you order the vanilla beans online (who knows how long that will take) and then you have to soak them for a couple months in the vodka. How is that last minute?

nonmember avatar melanie

We make the mason jar cookies for people every year but we make several different kinds, including dry soup mixes with pasta noodles. They are super delish and I think are a better gift b/c it can be an easy meal on a sick day, lazy or busy day. just search around for some recipes! But if you make cookie jars here's a tip - pack that flour DOWN as tight as you can because if you don't you will regret it when you get to the top and you struggle to fit the last ingredient!

Larry Chip

Another fun idea is to grow a pet TickleMe plant and watch how the leaves fold when you Tickle It. Search TickleMe Plant Greenhouse if you need  a very unique gift.


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