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56 Totally Awesome Last Minute Cheap DIY Christmas Gifts

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It’s December and officially last minute for Christmas! Are you still trying to figure how to get gifts for everyone on your list and stay on budget?

Look no further! I have put together a list of the best last minute cheap DIY Christmas gifts that are inexpensive to make, but everyone will absolutely love!

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Last minute Christmas food gifts

Yummy treats make a great Christmas gift for pretty much anybody on your list. Here are the best edible gifts from truffles, booze, nuts, and more!

1. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

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www.marcellinaincucina.com

This sun dried tomato pesto is quick, easy, and so good. It would be a great addition to holiday parties and gifts for family and friends!

2. Brigadeiro (Brazilian Fudge Balls)

Brigadeiro recipe
www.mrsjoneskitchen.com

Brigadeiro is a traditional Brazilian fudge. These fudge balls are so good, you won’t want to give them away!

3. Mug Cakes in a Jar

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www.homanathome.com

This mug cake in a jar would be perfect for teachers, friends, and neighbors! With three different recipes, there is something for everyone!

4. Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup
www.easybudgetrecipes.com

This homemade chocolate syrup is a delicious gift for the chocolate lover! It’s a great addition to brownies, ice cream, and everything, really!

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar
www.thriftyjinxy.com

You had me at Cranberry and White Chocolate! This cookie in a jar recipe is an incredible gift for the busy bakers in your life!

6. Mason Jar Cookies for Santa Gift

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www.savingdollarsandsense.com

These chocolate chip mason jar cookies are a perfect gift for neighbors, friends, teachers, and busy baking moms!

7. Christmas Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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www.drivemehungry.com

These Christmas chocolate-covered strawberries are a tasty gift for the berry lovers in your life. Simple but beautiful and a fraction of the cost of those edible fruit companies!

8. Christmas Mochi Donuts

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www.thericechick.com

These Christmas mochi donuts are miniature and so freaking cute! When glazed with chocolate and covered in Christmas sprinkles, they make an awesome gift!

9. Easy Coffee Truffles

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www.itsnotcomplicatedrecipes.com

A coffee and chocolate lover’s dream! These decadent chocolate coffee truffles are a luxurious gift without the huge price tag!

10. Velvety Rum Truffles With Ginger

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www.thecinnamonjar.com

These velvety rum truffles are a decadent homemade gift. A rich-tasting gift for a fraction of the cost!

11. No Bake White Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles

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www.thereciperebel.com

A combination of white chocolate and peppermint makes the ultimate Christmas truffle! These white chocolate peppermint Oreo truffles are a delicious holiday present for everyone on your list.

12. Biscoff Truffles

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www.abakingjourney.com

These biscoff truffles are a delicious bit-size treat! Wrap them in pretty packaging, and they’re a beautiful Christmas gift for anybody!

13. Chilli Cherry Chutney Recipe

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www.intheplayroom.co.uk

This chilli cherry chutney is a delicious gift for the foodies in your life. A sweet and savory dip will be a festive addition to someone’s charcuterie board!

christmas cookie fudge
www.troprockin.com

This delicious Christmas cookie fudge is a delightful combination of fudge and Christmas cookies! The perfect give for the fudge connoisseur!

15. Easy Homemade Canned Blueberry Syrup Recipe

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www.fluxingwell.com

Blueberry lovers will appreciate this homemade blueberry syrup. It’s a great addition to their morning waffles and pancakes or their evening vanilla ice cream!

16. Jamoncillo (Mexican Milk Fudge Candy)

Mexican milk fudge candy squares
www.inmamamaggieskitchen.com

Jamoncillo is a yummy treat that would make a great Christmas gift for chocolate lovers.

17. Christmas Popcorn Balls

Christmas Popcorn Balls Recipe
www.fantabulosity.com

These marshmallowy balls of popcorn are a delicious and a super simple gift. Christmas popcorn balls are a terrific gift for teachers, kid’s friends, and neighbors!

18. Gingerbread Caramel Corn Recipe

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www.theforkedspoon.com

This sweet and crunchy gingerbread caramel corn is the perfect gift for this holiday!

19. Hot Chocolate Stirrers (Sticks) Recipe

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www.mymorningmocha.com

These hot chocolate stirrers are a tasty gift for hot chocolate lovers! Decorate them with all sorts of yummy things and wrap them pretty; they’re a perfect Christmas gift!

20. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix 2
www.coffeewithus3.com

This homemade hot chocolate mix makes an easy gift for teachers, coworkers, neighbors, and friends! Free printable gift tags included!

21. White Christmas

White Christmas recipe
www.keep-calm-and-eat-ice-cream.com

A simple mixture of white chocolate, crunchy cereal, and tangy cranberries come together to make the most delicious White Christmas candy everybody will love!

22. Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Rods

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www.cincyshopper.com

These caramel chocolate pretzel rods are totally gourmet without the huge price tag. Everyone on your Christmas list will love this decadent treat!

23. Air Fryer Granola

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www.sunglowkitchen.com

This air fryer granola is an easy and healthy recipe. It’s the perfect gift for your health-conscious and granola-loving family and friends.

24. Love Nuts

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www.cusskitchen.com

Love nuts are a delicious recipe for the nuts in your life! A perfect combination of sweet, salty, bold, and flavorful with a tiny kick of chipotle spice!

25. Easy Louisiana Style Hot Pepper Sauce

louisiana hot sauce
www.moonandspoonandyum.com

Give the gift of spice this holiday season with this Louisiana style hot pepper sauce. It’s a great gift for the heat-loving people in your life.

26. Homemade Poultry Seasoning

Poultry Seasoning 6
www.nourishplate.com

This homemade poultry seasoning is simple and a must-have for every kitchen. Use in meats, soups, casseroles, sauces, bread, and more! A great gift for the chefs in your life.

27. Citrus-Herb Salt

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www.flavor-feed.com

This citrus-herb salt is a flavorful gift for all your foodie friends. A great addition to take their cooking to the next level.

28. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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www.cookrepublic.com

‘Tis the season for pumpkin pie! This homemade pumpkin pie spice is a must-have for the pumpkin everything person!

29. Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

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www.whatsmoking.com

This homemade Irish cream liqueur is a great gift for adult friends and family. This liqueur will undoubtedly be a Christmas hit on the rocks or in their coffee!

30. Butterfly Pea Infused Vodka

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www.agratefulmeal.com

Butterfly pea infused vodka is a fun gift for cocktail lovers. With its color-changing magic, this vibrant blue vodka can turn deep purple or pink depending on what it’s mixed with!

31. DIY Christmas Gin Gift

christmas gin
www.thewalletmoth.com

This Christmas gin is an awesome gift for your gin and cocktail-loving friends and family! This festive gin is a thoughtful and frugal holiday gift!

32. Rose Cordial Recipe (Simple Rose Syrup)

Rose cordial10
www.simplybeyondherbs.com

For the rose lover in your life, this rose-infused simple syrup is lovely drizzled over desserts, as a sweetener, or added to a cocktail.

Last minute Christmas craft gifts

Handmade crafts are heartfelt but also a great way to save money. Here are the best Christmas craft gifts from home decor, body scrubs, ornanments, and more!

33. DIY Name Sign For A Bedroom Door

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www.simplifycreateinspire.com

This DIY name sign would be the perfect non-toy gift for any kid. You can use scrap fabric and fun craft items to make a unique handmade sign for the bedroom door!

34. DIY But First Coffee Wood Book Stack

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This adorable wood book stack would be an excellent gift for the farmhouse decor or coffee lover in your life. This tutorial uses scrap wood and inexpensive supplies to create a thoughtful gift that looks store-bought!

35. DIY Decoupage Christmas Coasters

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www.teaandforgetmenots.com

These DIY decoupage Christmas coasters are so cute and look like you spent a ton on them at some fancy Christmas store! These are the perfect addition to the Christmas lover’s collection!

36. Upcycled Map Coasters Gift

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www.theboondocksblog.com

These upcycled map coasters are so simple and cute to make. A fantastic Christmas (and Father’s Day) gift for a Dad and Grandpa!

37. DIY Memory Box

30 min memory box
www.craftsandprintables.com

This DIY keepsake memory box is quick and easy to make but unique enough to be something that can be given as a gift or cherished in your own home for years.

38. Zipper DIY Coin Purse with Keyring

Sewing Tutorial Double Zipper Coin Purse with Keyring 7
www.surfandsunshine.com

Use this free sewing pattern to create an adorable zipper coin purse. It’s a wonderful pattern for beginner sewers and a great way to use scrap fabric!

39. DIY Honey Almond Sugar Scrub

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www.onyourjourney.co.uk

This honey almond sugar scrub is simple and quick. It’s a lavish gift for your girlfriends or a mom who needs a little self-care!

40. Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub

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www.thereidhomestead.com

This peppermint sugar scrub is a simple but luxurious gift. A perfect gift for your friends, family, and teachers!

41. DIY Snowflake Soap

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www.asformeandmyhomestead.com

DIY snowflake soap is a wonderful smelling Christmas gift and fun to make! This recipe is simple for beginners and easy to make.

42. Tote Bag Upcycle from $1 Placemats

Placemat Tote Bag Upcycle 1
www.happiestcamper.com

This upcycled tote bag is super cute and simple to make! With some basic sewing skills, it would be a perfect beach tote or overnight bag for someone!

43. Pressed Flower Bookmarks

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www.liltigers.net

These pressed flower bookmarks are the perfect homemade gift for the book lover in your life! Using flowers and craft supplies around your house, you can make beautiful bookmarks to give to friends, teachers, and your favorite librarian!

44. DIY Hair Scrunchies

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www.seamwhisperer.com

What girl doesn’t love a scrunchie?! These scrunchies are a perfect gift for any woman in your life. These are so professional looking, you could even make and sell them for some Christmas cash!

45. Santa Inspired Crochet Phone Pouch

Crochet phone pouch 3040
www.birdzofafeather.ca

This adorable Santa crochet phone pouch is just what your extreme Christmas-loving friends need! You could also gift this pattern to the crocheters in your life (all the proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Crochet for a Cure).

46. Custom Tea Towels

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www.makingmanzanita.com

Flour sack towels are cheap but super absorbable, and when decorated with pretty designs, they are the perfect practical gift for anyone’s kitchen.

47. Clutter Free Christmas Voucher Gifts (Free Printables)

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www.sustainmycrafthabit.com

OMG! I love a clutter-free Christmas gift! These FREE printable gift vouchers are so cute and come with a list of ideas to gift. The ideal option for the minimalist in your life!

48. Poured Paint Votive Holders

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www.confessionsofanover-workedmom.com

These poured paint votive holders look like you picked them up at Pottery Barn! They are stylish and would make a very posh gift for any home.

49. DIY Snow Globe Candle

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www.acountrygirlslife.com

This DIY snow globe candle is such a cute idea for sisters and girlfriends. Not only is it thoughtful, but it smells good too!

50. Living Succulent Christmas Tree Ornament

two succulent Christmas ornaments on pine
www.thesucculentsprite.com

A living succulent Christmas ornament is such a neat gift! After Christmas, the succulents can be taken out and replanted.

51. Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

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www.strengthandsunshine.com

These adorable homemade cinnamon ornaments would be so much fun for kids to make! They are the perfect gift for grandparents and smell amazing too!

52. Cute Clay Angel Ornament

angel ornament
www.twokidsandacoupon.com

What mom doesn’t love a homemade Christmas ornament?! This adorable and simple clay angel ornament is a fun gift for kids to make for parents and grandparents!

53. Decoupage Wood Slice Ornaments

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www.craftsbyamanda.com

Wood slice ornaments are a charming Christmas gift for any ornament collector!

54. Homemade Santa Belly Ornaments

easy tutorial to make a handmade ornament
www.crystalandcomp.com

Another fun ornament kids will get a kick out of, and grandparents will love receiving! These Santa belly ornaments are so cute!

55. Fingerprint Christmas Lights Keepsake Craft

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www.messylittlemonster.com

This fingerprint Christmas lights keepsake is simple but heartfelt! It would be a sweet gift to give grandparents.

56. DIY Nutcracker Giftbox

DIY Nutcracker gift
www.redtedart.com

This was too cute to leave out! Repurpose a Pringles can into a nutcracker giftbox. Stuff it with candy, popcorn, nuts, and more. It will add a little pizzazz to your Christmas gift!

Conclusion

Christmas is expensive! But, it doesn’t have to be. Give the gift of homemade this holiday season and save some money.

What homemade Christmas presents are gifting this year? Leave a comment below.

last minute cheap diy christmas gifts

9 thoughts on “56 Totally Awesome Last Minute Cheap DIY Christmas Gifts”

  1. WOW!!!! What a list….loved so many of these ideas! The cake and cookie jars are my favorites for now, but I will definitely come back to try more DIY gift ideas. Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful ideas!!

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