20 DIY Last Minute Gifts That Everyone Will Love.

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Christmas came really fast this year. With that said, successfully getting gifts was a struggle for a lot of people. We understand if you simply didn't have time to go out and purchase gifts and we don't blame you for avoiding the busy mall during the week of Christmas.

So if you or someone you know needs a last minute DIY gift that is still nice and thoughtful, you've come to the right place! Check out some of the DIY gifts we've listed below to help you quickly get started. They all can be done easily and quickly in one day.


Put together a personal mini zen garden that will help anyone relax and de-stress whenever they need to. Plus side: it's so easy and simple to make!

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Spa Trio

Not all spas have to be paid for. Give someone a at-home spa day by gifting them this small spa kit. Who doesn't love a little pampering?

Patricia Pan

Map Artwork

For the friend that you've gone on memorable road trips with during the best times of your life. Hand-stitch a piece of yarn onto a map of where you road-tripped to.

martha stewart

Homemade Fort Kit

Create a homemade fort kit for a child! What you'll need to include are small suction cups, a clothes line, a package of clothes pins, clamps, flat sheets, and a matching flashlight.

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Kindle or Passport Cover

Create a kindle and/or passport cover out of just a folding case of your choice, some adhesive paper and scissors.

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Gemstone Soap

If you know someone who loves pretty soaps, make them a pretty soap yourself. Recreate these gemstone soaps out of soap base, soap colorants, and essential oils.

abeautifulmess

DIY Stash Book

If you have an old book you no longer read, repurpose it into a secret stash book. Include a tiny keepsake or money.

Sarah Lipoff

Gingerbread Cookie Cityscapes

Transform a mason jar into a seasonal gift by putting a gingerbread cookie cityscape into it. It'll look like a snow globe without the snow.

abeautifulmess

Scrabble Coasters

Take a few Scrabble tiles and put them together with glue and spray to turn them into coasters. You can spell out your best inside jokes!

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Gingerbread House Kit

For people who've always wanted to build gingerbread houses but never know where to start. Make it a little easier for them by making and providing them with a kit.

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DIY Polaroid Magnets

Turn any photo you want into a polaroid magnet! This way, you can display your favorite photos in a fun and useful way.

Popsugar / Patricia Pan

DIY Wax Seal

Carve out a personalized wax seal for your person. You'll need a rubber carving block and some carving tools.

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Homemade Bubble Bath

Everyone needs a home bubble bath every once in awhile. Help your friend or loved one with making that happen by making this homemade bubble bath concoction.

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Adventure Notebook / Sketchbook

For the person who loves to go on adventures and document it. Create them a notebook or sketchbook that they can jot things down in.

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On-the-Go Reading Pillow

For the traveler who loves to read, create them this on-the-go pillow that includes a pocket for all their favorite books.

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Succulent Wine-Cork Magnets

Transform leftover wine corks into magnets that have mini succulents in them. They'll go super cute on any fridge door!

Sarah Lipoff

Canvas Portrait

Turn your favorite photo of you and the person you're giving a gift to into a canvas. All you need is a gel medium, a paint brush, and a spray bottle.

abeautifulmess

Sweater Mittens

If you have old sweaters you no longer wear, cut them up and transform them into mittens! Now instead of keeping a torso warm, you're keeping a pair of hands warm.

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52 Things I Love About You

This one is super easy to make. All you essentially need is a deck of cards and a thoughtful mind to jot down 52 sweet comments.

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Leather Cord Keeper

If you know someone who tends to get all their cords tangled, help them get organized by making them these cord keepers.

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