20 Last Minute Handmade Gifts that you can whip up before Christmas
Time to get crafting! Here are 20 easy last minute DIY gifts that you can whip up before Christmas.
With Christmas is just a few days away, there’s no need to battle the shopping center crowds to tackle your Christmas gift giving list. There is still time to make a few thoughtful and budget friendly gifts for family and friends that appreciate a handmade touch.
I’ve collected 20 of my favourite crafty projects that are great for gift giving, and don’t take much time or money to make. Many of these handmade gift ideas can be made in an hour or less!
These DIY gift ideas are perfect for any time of year, so go ahead and save this post so you can refer back to it throughout the year!
The list of handmade gift ideas is diverse, with lots of eco-friendly inclusions, some cute soft toys for the kids, and even a couple of projects that can be made in big batches, like jam and soap.
You’ll find the perfect last minute gifts to make for friends, family, work colleagues, teachers and neighbours.
20 Last Minute Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas
Here are 20 easy to make gift ideas that you can whip up in a flash if you need a gift at short notice.
I've added the estimated time each project will take so you can plan accordingly.
There are sewing, crochet, knitting and general crafty project ideas here, so no matter your skill level, you should find the perfect DIY gift to make.
You can never have too many washcloths, and this quick and easy Tunisian crochet project made with cotton yarn is perfect for gift giving.
This spa style washcloth is a treat to use, try stitching it in organic cotton for the ultimate in natural luxury. A wonderful gift for both adults and babies, especially when wrapped around a bar of handmade soap!
Each washcloth should only take you a couple of hours to finish if you are confident with Tunisian crochet.
If you're a quick knitter you can whip up this this simple triangle shawlette in just an evening. Light enough to wear in Spring and Summer, my mini shawl pattern is a super quick knit, suitable for all seasons.
Using only one ball of soft and silky yarn, this pattern makes for an economical but thoughtful gift.
A quick knitted can make this shawl in a evening or two.
When you run out of gift ideas, you can always opt to give a gift card or cash.
You can still add a bit of handmade charm to your gift by crocheting these Mini Present Pockets to put them in. You'll only need a little bit of leftover yarn to quickly crochet these simple gift card holders.
You could probably make one of these little gift pouches in around 90min, ideally while watching a cheesy Christmas movie!