10 Last Minute DIY Christmas Gifts!


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.

versions 1 and 2

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.

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Christmas gift photo courtesy of thanksanta.com.

About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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27 Responses to 10 Last Minute DIY Christmas Gifts!

  1. Stacey says:

    Awesome and so creative ideas! I especially love the play-doh!

  2. Thank you! I really appreciate this post! 🙂

  3. *Love* the wine cork tiny planters! Heaven knows I’ve got plenty of wine corks…

    I used to make homemade playdoh when my kids were little and they loved it. Super easy and non-toxic, so when a kid pops some in their mouth (they’re gonna, make your peace with it!) at least they won’t get sick.

    Great list!

    • My grandfather would have loved you chica!! He loved wine and anyone who loved wine. Anywho, there are so many great crafts you can make out of corks, so you’ll just have to keep liberating them from wine bottles (you know, so you can make great craft stuff – hehe!).

  4. Ralph says:

    May I wish you and your family a honking great Christmas with much merriment and laughter, loud enough so that I can hear you here in Spain. Have fun and joy everlasting. Ralph xox 😀

  5. Poppy says:

    Thank you so much for including my soap in your collection Celeste. What an incredible selection you’ve found, it’s amazing what you can whip up at home in minutes. Merry Christmas and happy weddings to you and your family! Poppy 🙂

  6. Violet says:

    I love your DIY list Celeste!! Since I’m done my Christmas shopping finally, I’m going to have to keep your cute and creative ideas for next year! So happy I can start early next year! hehe Thank you so much!! Have a very Merry Christmas with your family!! 😀

  7. Fig & Quince says:

    Love the ideas, specially the cork magnates. Thank you for the inspirations!

  8. diahannreyes says:

    Such great ideas, as always, Celeste! Thank you! Your blog is like an online reference book.

  9. foodbod says:

    Lots of lovely ideas, thank you x

  10. I LOVE these great ideas, Celeste! 🙂 Happy holidays. – Shanna

  11. ahardrain says:

    What a great list, I would have never thought of these. Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂

  12. Healthy Body says:

    I love this list! There are definitely a few thing I need to make with the children

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  14. mmmarzipan says:

    Thank you for the great ideas, Celeste! And for including mine! So sweet 🙂 Merry Christmas xxx

  15. Ahh Celeste these are such great ideas! The cork magnets are too cute! I’ve bookmarked this page for whenever I’m in need of a quick gift idea (and ps that vegan fudge looks heavenly) 🙂 – Niki x

  16. Mike Lince says:

    Great gift ideas, Celeste. I received homemade soap for Christmas, and it is my favorite thing. I love homemade soaps. I feel cleaner than with any other bath soap. Happy New Year! – Mike

  17. Love the different ideas for gifts and myself 🙂

  18. nobeefhere says:

    That vegan fudge sounds mighty delicious. I may have to try it!

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