Happy Fashion Friday, friends! After today I will be on vacation for two glorious weeks, so I am very much looking forward to the weekend. For those of you us are procrastinators though, or who ran out of Channukah gifts on day 4, this weekend might look like a nightmare of fighting for parking spots and sweaters at the mall. Hopefully, I can provide an alternative with some last-minute DIY gift ideas!

Don’t worry, this is not a crafting blog, and I am definitely not a “crafter,” so I scoured the web with some very specific criteria in mind. All of these gifts can be made last minute (no special-order craft store materials), on the cheap, and with minimal crafting ability.

This book holder is cute, easy to make, and perfect for the avid reader in your life to hold their recipes or business cards.

Homemade Simple Syrup for the Holidays

Infused simple syrups for a hostess or amateur mixologist.

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Homemade cat toe flats if you don’t want to shell out for the $495 Charlotte Olympia pair.


Peppermint candy cane body scrub.

Good and Messy DIY Sharpie Mug

Personalized mugs made with just a sharpie.

Adult hot chocolate jars.

And to finish with a laugh, check out this guy’s commentary on his attempts to make DIY gifts from Pinterest.


5 Comments on Last-Minute DIY Holiday Gifts

  1. Hey Gorgeous Events
    December 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for including my hot cocoa gift jars 🙂

    • The Day Tradette
      December 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm (3 years ago)

      Sure, they are such a great idea! And I love the kahlua twist 🙂

    • The Day Tradette
      December 19, 2014 at 5:38 pm (3 years ago)

      I know! I think they’re so cute and great for “relaxing” over the holidays

  2. gifts for best friend
    December 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Love these! Used them today on my presents! Thank you Cormier Creative!


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