Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas They’ll Love 7

Looking for some homemade Christmas gift ideas?

I don’t know about you, but I always have good intentions of making homemade Christmas gifts (I’m full of gift ideas!) 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.

You can pull most of these homemade gift ideas together in under an hour. Perfect for the last minute holiday rush when you still want to go handmade.

From the Kitchen:

There are plenty of homemade Christmas gift ideas and hostess gifts that can come right out of your kitchen.

From baked goods and canned treats (maybe from your garden!?) to some easy homemade liqueur, it’s hard to go wrong with a homemade gift of food.


From the heart:

There are — admittedly — some folks who just don’t appreciate homemade Christmas gift ideas that have so much heart behind them.

You may very well know who those people are on your list.

Instead of giving up on the idea of a homemade Christmas gift, do your best to really zero in on that person’s interests and cater to that.

Homemade gift ideas for the kiddos:

When you’ve got young kids, homemade Christmas gift ideas abound.

(It’s a bit harder to delight a tween or teen with homemade gifts, but they can still be wowed.)

You can pull most of these homemade gift ideas together in under an hour. Perfect for the last minute holiday rush when you still want to go handmade. No matter who you're giving to this holiday season, there's sure to be something here that you can make in your tightly budgeted time. Happy holidays! #christmas #birthday #Hanukkah

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7 thoughts on “Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas They’ll Love

  • 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!