I don't know about you all, but I always seem to need a last minute gift around the holidays. With less than a week before Christmas, we're sharing our favorite DIY gifts that can be whipped up in a few minutes from ingredients and supplies probably already at your house. Keeping a stash of some of the elements of these gifts is also super useful if you plan ahead for next year - which I always mean to do yet end up in this situation every holiday. #adultinggoals

Here are some of our favorite DIY gifts using elements from our archives. We hope you enjoy and would love to hear how you save the day with last minute gifts in the comments!

Spa Set

Pampering is almost always on the top of my list for gift giving, especially for moms since they tend to take care of themselves last. Put together a basket with bath soak, bath bombs, a favorite lotion and a candle to give the recipient a good excuse to take some time out for themselves.


Spice up the tutorials below with holiday scents, some of our favorite holiday combinations include:

  • Thieves Essential Oil + Oolong Tea
  • Orange Essential Oil + Cranberry Orange Tea
  • Bergamont Essential Oil + Earl Grey Tea

Bath Soak
Bath Bombs

Chocolate Mug Cake Kit

Have a chocolate lover in your life that could use a quick snack? This microwave chocolate mug cake kit is a great gift, and comes together in a few minutes. Grab a mug from the dollar store and pair it with your mug cake mix and some candy canes, and you're all set!


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Hot Chocolate Kit

When it's cold outside, homemade hot chocolate hits the spot. We whipped up some hot chocolate mix using ingredients from the kitchen, since it's well established that I would love to never leave my home. Pressed for time? Stop at the store on your way to drop this gift off, find a cute mug, a holiday themed hot chocolate, and a cute bag or basket and you're set. This can be put together for less than $5, so it's perfect when you need a little something to gift.


Want to make your own hot chocolate mix? Check out our tutorial!

Breakfast Basket

Waffles, syrup and tea - a winning combination. This basket is a bit more involved as it requires a couple recipes, however it is easily put together in an afternoon and the Chai Tea Concentrate and Apple Cider Syrup recipes make enough for a few gifts.


Chai Tea Concentrate
Apple Cider Syrup
Waffle Mix

We wish you the best of luck finding the perfect gifts for your favorite people, and hope this guide is useful. Happiest of holidays to you!