Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts 7


I don’t know about you, but I always have good intentions of making homemade Christmas gifts well in advance of the holiday. And then life gets in the way and I find myself with some holes to fill in my list. Sound familiar?

Good news, though: You can pull these homemade Christmas gifts together in under an hour.

One more week til Christmas! And you still don't know what you're going to take to your office mates or Great Aunt Sally? Not to worry. You can pull most of these Homemade Christmas Gifts together in under an hour.

From the Kitchen:

  • Make up a batch of coffee liqueur or creme de cacao. Sure, it’s best if it sits for awhile so the flavors can meld, but nobody’s going to complain if it’s not aged perfectly.
  • This berry sauce can be made from frozen berries and comes together in a hurry.
  • If you have a few days, throw together a batch of homemade grainy mustard. It takes five minutes to make, but you’ll need to let it sit for a few days before it’s ready to give.
  • Got citrus? A bottle of tangerine syrup would be a novel gift for a foodie.
  • Put a little chocolate under the tree with a plate of homemade fudge or a batch of peppermint bark.
  • Warm up the holiday with this homemade hot chocolate mix.

Homemade coffee liqueur (aka Kahlua) is super easy to make. Most recipes call for instant coffee; not this one.

From the Heart:

One more week til Christmas! And you still don't know what you're going to take to your office mates or Great Aunt Sally? Not to worry. You can pull most of these Homemade Christmas Gifts together in under an hour.

Homemade Christmas Gifts for the Kiddos:

Need even MORE ideas for easy homemade Christmas gifts? 

What’s handmade under your tree this year?


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7 thoughts on “Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts

  • Melanie @ Frugal Kiwi

    Wonderful list. I love homemade gifts. Much better than bought, I-threw-money-at-a-cashier-gifts any day of the year. I’m thinking of making up some of these for friends this week!

    • Kris Bordessa Post author

      I love those alphabet stones so much, I’m wishing I had young kids on my list this year!

      • Melanie @ Frugal Kiwi

        They are cute, but like you, I’ve got no one in that age range to cater for right now. I made some solid lotion bars with extra cocoa butter this morning so they would harden super fast and took them to my local librarians today. Made ’em Cinnamon-Orange scented and, oh man, are they yummy!

  • Kaye Peery

    I made spice bags, then hit a yard sale where I bought yards of curtain valances (red) and a green cloth shower curtain. I came home and have made many christmas bags tied with matching ribbon. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  • Rena

    I like to make homemade vanilla and also vanilla sugar. Homemade soap, beeswax firestarters, baby fig trees…

  • Jeanie

    I make spiced mixed nuts and fudge usually. This year I made some caramel turtles, too. I also have made some very easy cloth coasters. I rarely buy any gift anymore, but rather make items…unless it’s a gift certificate for a restaurant for a special occasion. Merry Christmas, Everyone!

  • Carol

    Pretty much everything is homemade this year. I made several spice blends for my daughters, some specific teas for hormonal imbalance (we all suffer from that, so I made a bit extra for myself!), some facial beauty oil, refreshing room spray and some Chai tea, and made a nice gift basket, I also made some aromatherapy playdough for my two year old grandson.
    Last year, I made foot cream, magnesium body butter, room spray, “ouchie” cream, vanilla and lotion bars.
    I have SO much fun making all this stuff! I really keep Mountain Rose Herbs busy with orders, because, invariably, I find ONE more recipe and I have everything except ONE ingredient!
    Thank you for all the great ideas! Birthdays coming up in January, so I’d better get busy and get started on my next gift project!