Are you again this year much too late with your presents? I know this one pretty well. Since I often feel the same way, I have put together a list of “My 21 most beautiful Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas” for you to give away for birthdays, Christmas or other holidays.

All ideas are easy to make, because you already have a lot of things at home, and they don’t cost much money.

I have divided the gift ideas into the following three categories so that you can find what you are looking for more quickly.

Have fun browsing.

Jump directly to your favourite category of my 21 most beautiful last-minute DIY gift ideas:

    1. Homemade Food Gifts
    2. DIY Beauty Products
    3. Handmade Decoration


1. Brownies in a Jar.

Muffins, cakes or bread in a jar belong to my favourite gift ideas. They always work. These brownies are particularly tasty and a thoughtful, unique little present. The best thing: they’re budget-friendly too!

Homemade Brownie Jar
Gift Guide for Last Minute DIY Gifts_Homemade Brownies

2. Homemade Chocolate Bars.

These delicious homemade chocolate bars are the cutest DIY gifts! With a variety of options and easy homemade wrappings they are the perfect small gifts for your loved ones.

Homemade Chocolate Bars
Homemade Chocolate Bars_4 ways

3. Hot Chocolate Gift Jars.

You just can’t go wrong with hot chocolate and marshmallows. They are the perfect use for these soldered mason jars and the perfect little gifts.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Gift Jars
Homemade Hot Chocolate Gift Jars with Straws

4. Mocca Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate on a Stick.

If you want to put together a whole set of chocolate gifts right away, these hot chocolate sticks are a must. And the best thing about them: they taste like mocha and salted caramel. An absolute dream.

Handmade Hot Chocoalte Sticks
Handmade Hot Chocoalte Sticks with Marshmallows

5. Homemade Chocolate Truffles.

Homemade chocolate is one of the best gifts ever – and chocolate pralines are even more next level. They cost almost nothing, but look very high quality and expensive. And best of all, they taste so delicious. 

With pralines you are spoilt for choice. Try these Cherry Cheesecake Chocolate Truffles or various Chocolate Truffles.

Homemade Cheesecake Pralines
Delicious Homemade Chocolate Truffles

6. Homemade Flavored Syrups.

Do you have a coffee-loving friend? Then why not simply give him/her the right syrup to add that extra touch to his coffee.

These homemade coffee syrups only require a few easy ingredients, are easy to make, and make the coffee taste amazing.

Gift Guide for Last Minute DIY Gifts_Homemade Syrup
Homemade Coffee Syrup_four bottles

7.Baileys Irish Cream.

Homemade Bailey Irish Cream is just a dream! So delicious ans so easy to make. The only things you need is a blender and a few ingredients you likely already have at home.

Homemade Bailey Cream
Homemade Bailey Cream Liquor in a beautiful glass bottle

8. Homemade Soup Mix Jars.

If you prefer to give away savoury things, then instead of muffins and cakes, simply fill soup ingredients into your disposable jars.

These soup mixes from Wholefully are the perfect handmade gift for you to give to your loved ones. They are delicious, thoughtful, affordable to make and consumable.
Just try it out!

Handmade Soup Jars_gift ideas
Handmade Soup Jars six ways


9. DIY Sugar Scrub.

Make the best sugar scrub from the Country Hill Cottage for your loved ones! Choose a smell that you like and get started. Included in the tutorial are 6 easy and natural recipes for lavender, rose, lemon, vanilla, mint and coffee sugar scrub. 

Homemade Body Scrub
Gift Guide for Last Minute DIY Gifts_Homemade Body Scrub different ways

10. Cranberry, Vanilla & Shea Butter Soap.

This Cranberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap is an easy homemade soap recipe and perfect for gift giving!

Handmade Cranberry Soap Bar
Handmade Cranberry Soap Bars

11. Homemade Lavender Lip Balm Recipe.

This lavender lip balm recipe is especially good for soften dry lips! If you don´t have lavender at hand, you can customize the lip balm with essential oils, such as peppermint, vanilla, or lemon. The tutorial also includes also packaging and printable labels.

Homemade Lavender Lip Balm
Homemade Lip Balm

12. DIY All-Natural Honey Lavender Moisturizing Shave Lotion.

This All-Natural Honey Lavender Moisturizing Shave Lotion is made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and takes about five minutes to make. Try it out – it´ll leave your recipient with silky smooth skin.

Homemade Lavender Straw Lotion
Homemade all-natural Lavender Straw Lotion

13. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Body Butter.

Would you like to give away more homemade beauty products? Then try this simple body butter from A Life Adjacent.

All you’ll need is a handheld mixer and a small selection of natural ingredients. No fancy equipment is required, and since this formula is free of water, it doesn’t require a preservative.

Homemade Body Butter_Pumpkin Spice
Gift Guide for Last Minute DIY Gifts_Homemade Pumpkin Body Butter

14. Spa Kit.

Gift Guide for Last Minute DIY Gifts_Homemade Wellness Set
Homemade Beauty Set

If you want to give away a whole range of different beauty products, then put together a whole spa package. Here you can decide whether you want to buy the products or make them yourself. If you want to try your hand at making them, visit Darleen Meier’s site. She has put together some great recipes and printables for a whole set.

Handmade Decoration

15. Cute Crochet Coasters.

These crochet coasters are simple, feminine in design and easy to make. Even if you have never crocheted before. According to Laura Kennedy from the Little Yellow Wheelbarrow they only take a few minutes per coaster, so you could make a full set over an evening of watching Netflix.

Also the handmade labels are included in the post. You´ll find three different sizes, and product wraps that you can use for all your holiday DIY gifts. So you can add add a nice touch to your gift packages

Handmade Cute Crochet Coasters
Handmade Cute Crochet Coasters

16. DIY Splatter Planter

These flower pots are easy to make and give every plant that certain something. They add a natural touch to any room decor,  and are perfect to use and keep around all year.
So why not give away a flower pot for once?

Handmade Planters brown and white
Handmade Cute Planter

17. Messages and Voucher Glass.

Give away something personal! And what could be more personal than small messages and individual vouchers?
Take small pieces of paper, write little messages on them and roll them up. Messages can be: why you like this person or why you would like to do more often something with her or him.
Besides messages, you can also put vouchers for activities in the jar. Make a voucher for a healthy breakfast, a visit to the cinema or a pasta evening with film and wine.

The person receiving such a personal gift will certainly love it.

Handmade Voucher Jar with beautiful messages
Gift Guide for Last Minute DIY Gifts_Handmade Message and Voucher Jar

18. Etched Wood Cutting Boards.

If you have a wood-burning or etching tool at home, this project is just right for you. These etched wood cutting boards are creative, unique and the perfect gift for someone who loves cooking.

Handmade Wooden Cutting Boards
Handmade Wooden Cutting Boards different Styles

19. DIY Marble Tray.

Interior lovers would probably rather enjoy this marble tray than the cutting board. And the best thing about it: it is easy to make and the cost is very reasonable.
With this tray, you give something that can be used and that the recipient will enjoy very much.

Handmade Marble Tray
Handmade Cute Marble Tray

20. Hand Stamped Book Stacks.

Do you want to give away something completely different? How about self-made decoration books? They are simply made and cost almost nothing. Your deco loving friend will surely love them.

Handmade Book Stacks_different ways
Handmade Book Stacks

21. Tea Towels {Love & Coffee}.

No household should be without dish towels and you can never have enough of them. At the same time they are also a beautiful accessory in the kitchen.

Gift Guide for Last Minute DIY Gifts_Homemade Tea Towls
Gift Guide for Last Minute DIY Gifts_Homemade Tea Towls_different patterns

These were my 21 most beautiful last-minute DIY gift ideas. I hope that you could find a suitable gift for your loved ones.

Leave me a comment on how you like the ideas or what you would like to add.

If you are missing more gifts for your loved ones, I have also the following gift guides for you. Feel free to stop by.

For more gift inspiration, visit my Pinterest Board: Gift Ideas.

If you have Pinterest, you are welcome to visit my site or pin this picture to find the post faster! 🙂

Gift Guide for my 21 most beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts that excite every year
Gift Guide for my 21 most beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for every year

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