I adore giving handmade gifts. Whether it's a simple cable knit scarf, a crocheted baby blanket, or a sewing project for kids!
But since I welcomed my first child into the family in 2015 I haven't had much time to make things! So I've been keeping it easy with these fun gifts with a handmade feel that can be finished with less than 15 minutes of effort each!
Check out this great list of fast handmade gift ideas and see what strikes your fancy! There really is something for every one on this list!
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DIY Christmas Gifts in 15 Minutes or Less
No matter who you are needing great DIY Christmas gifts for, this list has something for everyone. The perfect list of fast handmade gifts for close friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors!
Food Gift Ideas
Homemade food is a great way to show you care! There are all sorts of things you can make to please everyone in your life, but here are a few ideas to help you get started!
Some of the recipes might take longer than 15 minutes total, but if you are making them for more than one person it will average out!
Candies & Cookies:
I love giving homemade candies and cookies to my friends and family! Here are a few recipes that I've found to be super fast and can also be multiplied for large batches at once!
William Sonoma Inspired Peppermint Bark
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds - with 4 Printable Gift Tags
Reindeer Melts Christmas Treats
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
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While this DIY gift idea is better made in advance, it still takes only a few minutes to put together. You could even make these in the summer and have them ready for the holiday season!
Best Ever DIY Vanilla Extract
Other DIY Extract Ideas
Mason Jar Mixes:
Mason jar gifts are not only easy but infinitely customizable! And if you're a canner like me, chances are you already have a million mason jars around just waiting to be filled and gifted.
Caramel Coffee Mix in a Jar
Elf Christmas Mason Jar Gift
S'Mores Mason Jar Gift
Mason Jar Gifts with Free Printable Tags
Original Chex Mix with Printable Tag
Instant Chai Mix with Printable Tag
Bath and Body Gift Ideas
Here are a few bath and body products that you can whip and personalize for any one in your life in just a matter of minutes!
This is a great little gift that can be dressed up in all sorts of ways. Different scents, different jars, or a cute customized label make this an easy gift to personalize!
Check out some of these ideas:
Pumpkin DIY Bath Salts
Homemade Peppermint Bath Salts
DIY Bath Soak
Gingerbread Bath Salts
Moisture Rich Milk and Honey Bath Salts
Lip balm is another quick to make DIY Christmas gift idea! You can do the same thing you did with the bath salts and use all sorts of difference flavors and colors to really customize it to the person you're making it for!
You can use lip balm tubes, metal tins, or these plastic lip balm pots!
While this is by no means a complete list of flavor options, it will get you started!
Coconut Oil Vanilla Lip Balm
Easy Honey Lip Balm
10 Minute DIY Lip Balm
Hand Crafted DIY Gift IDeas
Or maybe you want to make something more useful and long lasting! These ideas are easy and fast and just need a few simple supplies like washi tape, wooden spoons, and chalkboard paint!
Washi Tape Cell Phone Case
Hand Painted Dipped Spoons
DIY Fabric Covered Spoons
DIY Chalkboard Mug
DIY Photo Pendant
DIY Gift Ideas for Kids
If you have kids in your life, whether related or not, here are a few ideas to help you find wonderful, last minute, DIY Christmas gifts for them too!
Fairy Glitter Slime - with Printable Gift Tag
"Snot" Slime - with Printable Gift Tag
Tea Towel Apron
15 Minute Blanket
Easy Printable Gift Ideas
And sometimes you just need a really last minute gift... check out these printable semi DIY Christmas gift ideas that go on pre-made items!
eos Lip Balm Printable Gift
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Free Printable Holiday Wine Tags
Santa KISSES Treat Bags
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Donna Neace says
Really enjoy your post. As a handmade gifts lover, I always like to give gifts to my loving people by making something new. Thanks, Victoria for sharing ana amazing homemade gift ideas.