Do you have some last-minute gifts to get? I found some wonderful DIY gifts for almost anyone on your list. Many of them are quick and easy to make and some even use recycled items making them thrifty and great for the environment. And, of course, they’re all cruelty free! Here’s what I found.
1. Wine Cork Magnets
My mother-in-law believes every woman should read Good Housekeeping so she gives me a subscription every year. While flipping through my latest copy I came across these adorable magnets. All you do is hollow out a cork and glue a magnet to the back and then add soil and a tiny succulent that you can water with an eye dropper. For more info check out doityourselfpin.com.
2. Homemade Soap
Poppy from Poppy’s Patisserie has lots of DIY Christmas gift ideas. I especially love her homemade soaps. They’re simple to make and she even tells you how to craft lovely little gift boxes out of toilet paper tubes. Now that’s recycling done right!
3. Fresh Baked Bread!
Most of us are too busy to bake our own bread these days, so it’s an appreciated gift. Especially when you bake a really special loaf like the Cranberry Ginger Pull Apart Bread pictured below. If cranberry ginger is not your style, check out this healthful Carrot Walnut Bread.
4. Homemade Play Dough
What kiddo doesn’t love play dough? You can easily make your own with this simple recipe from Vegan Mama.
5. Christmas Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar
I couldn’t imagine this post without something from DIY queen, Miss Marzipan. Her Christmas Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar is SO cute and you can even print out the labels.
6. Chocolate Almond Butter
Fresh ground chocolate almond butter is AMAZING, and in a pretty jar it’s a wonderful gift. This recipe from The Happy Health Freak is a cinch to whip up.
7. Vegan Christmas Stollen
Sophie from Sophie’s Food Files posted this easy, delicious and vegan Christmas Stollen that would make a perfect hostess gift.
8. Vegan Fudge
Give your omnivore friends some fudge and don’t tell them it’s vegan until after they taste it. That’s what I did last year and it was a kick. The fudge pictured below is from Love. Peace. Happiness. Cooking. Another recipe to check out is Grandma’s Old Fashioned Fudge.
9. Sock Animal Rattle
If there’s a baby on your gift list, then thrill them with these lovely rattles from Homemade by Jill.
10. Vegan Granola in a Jar
There are many easy and delicious vegan granola recipes that would make lovely gifts. The photo shown below is Holiday Granola from Healthy. Happy. Life. Also check out this decadent Peanut Butter and Maple Pistachio Granola.
Christmas gift photo courtesy of thanksanta.com.