9 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Make this Weekend

9 DIY Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Make this Weekend

9 DIY Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Make this Weekend

We’ve got exactly a week to get Christmas sorted out, y’all. Are you panicking? Don’t panic. You’ve got this, because we’ve got nine last-minute Christmas gifts that you can make quickly in batches.

Years ago I realized that the key to a low-stress handmade holiday was figuring out gifts that I could make in big batches. And over the years, I’ve gathered some tried-and-true batch gifts that work well for most of the folks on my list. These kinds of gifts work well as last-minute Christmas gifts too, because you can crank you a dozen or so of the same thing – or similar things – and be good to go.

I know. Making big batches might not feel like it has the same heart that a lovingly-crafted, one of a kind gift has. But we’re talking last-minute. I think the mantra is that it’s still better than some made in China gift from a big box store, right? Right!

10 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Last-Minute Gift Idea: Curried Lentil Soup Jars.

1. Soup Mix – I’ve given this lentil soup mix a couple of times, and it’s a great last-minute Christmas gift. Just set up an assembly line of beans and spices, print out the recipe cards, and go for it.

10 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Make this Weekend

2. Neckwarmers – Hit the thrift for a stack of old sweaters and turn them into cozy neckwarmers for everyone on your list. These suckers come together quickly, so you can whip out a stack of them quickly. I made this one for my husband a couple of years ago, and he still wears it every winter.

Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

3. Bath Salts – Bath salts are simple to make and such a treat when it’s so cold outside. If you aren’t into the essential oils in that recipe, you can customize the scents using any essential oils that you like.

Last-Minute Gift: DIY Terrarium

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4. Terrariums – Thrift some glass containers or raid your stash of clean glass jars, and make terrariums for everyone!

DIY Last-Minute Christmas Gifts: Stitched Coasters

5. Stitched Coasters – These make a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift, and you can create lots of them pretty quickly.

Last-Minute Gifts: Infused Vodka

6. Infused Vodka – Infusing booze can take as little as 24 hours, so if you get some jars going this weekend, you’ll have plenty of time to wrap them up!

DIY Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas: Pretty Wrapped Wine

7. Pretty Wrapped Wine – Sometimes, you just need to let someone else make the gift, and focus on pretty DIY packaging instead.

Last-Minute DIY Gift: Homemade Lip Balm

8. Lip Balm – Just a handful of ingredients are all you need to make lip balms for everyone on your list. If you want to make this a vegan recipe, just sub in candelilla wax for the beeswax.

Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts: Easy Homemade Truffles

9. Truffles – Turn out a big batch of truffles, and package them in pretty mason jars. Boom!

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