9 DIY Holiday Gifts For The Procrastinator

By Kara Reynolds | Dec 18, 2015

It’s getting down to the wire. Christmas is almost here and you haven’t bought a single present for anyone. Don’t feel bad – I plan to spend my whole weekend shopping and DIYing. Here are some easy DIY gifts that are perfect for procrastinators (like me) so you don’t have to go to that family Christmas gathering empty-handed.

Personalized Mugs


All you need are some stickers, some mugs and some oil-based Sharpies to make these funky mugs for anyone you need to get gifts for. They use initial stickers in this one, but you can even throw some shaped stickers in there if you’re feeling adventurous!

Framed Scrabble Tiles

scrabble frame

It’s so simple to personalize this gift!  It’s really easy to do and there are so many variations that you can make. Different frames and scrapbook papers for the background create completely different feels, and you can use everything from family names to favorite quotes.

Comic Book Coasters

comic book coasters

For the geek in your life, these are absolutely perfect. They’re something different and fun and make a really neat accent piece for someone’s home or man cave! This method to make them could also work for regular books as well, if they’re more into, say, Harry Potter instead of comics!

Home State Panel

map with heart

This is a simple project that looks absolutely stunning. The heart is strategically placed around the area where the recipient lives – that’s just presh! Like they say—home is where the heart is!

Polaroid Magnets

polaroid magnets

If you want something meaningful, this is the way to go. Pictures are treasured keepsakes for most people. They’re little memories forever frozen in time. With these, you can choose all the special times you shared with the person you’re giving them to…or just adorable photos of their dog. They’ll remember the memory every time they look at their fridge!

A Heating Pad

heating pad

Everyone needs to de-stress once in a while. These homemade heating pads let your muscles relax after a long day at work. While they’re a great gift for basically anyone on your list, your preggo friends will appreciate it a ton! The fabric you choose can make it unique for every individual!

Heart Clasp Wire Bangle

heart bangle

This bangle is cute and simple and a lovely gift for any gal who loves jewelry. Even those who aren’t big on bracelets could love it because it’s simple and can be fitted to their wrist so it isn’t sliding around all over.

Hot Chocolate Mix

hot chocolate mix

Who doesn’t love hot chocolate?! This delicious mix is a great gift for kids’ teachers or at a gift exchange party where you just pass around gifts. It doesn’t need to be super personal, yet it’s something everyone is sure to love! If you REALLY want to get crazy, include a little bottle of Bailey’s or Peppermint Schnapps!

When All Else Fails, Go With Cash

origami money

Don’t just give them a boring card with some money in it, though. There are super fun origami patterns that you can make the bills into. There’s sure to be a pattern for everyone!

These simple gifts are sure to be a hit this holiday season…as long as you quit procrastinating and make them!

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