DIY Last-Minute Gift Ideas


Running out of time for gift shopping (or shipping)?

Well, you can stop stressing right now. Instead of spending hours on the internet in search of free, expedited shipping, sit down with your laptop and whip up simple handmade gifts that your friends and family will really love. Here are our top picks:

For Your Best Friend

Creativebug Gift Subscription


Through December 31st, when you buy someone a 1-year Creativebug subscription, we’ll give you a 1-year subscription to keep for yourself (you lucky thing). The friends that craft together, stay together.

It’s science.

Arm Knit a Cowl

Arm-Knit Cowl

The perfect combo of cozy and impressive. They’ll never guess how fast you made it.

Unless you get all braggy and tell them, so maybe just grab an eggnog already.

For the Kids

Felt Finger Puppets

Felt Finger Puppets

Cute, fast, and cute.

For the Foodies

Holiday Preserves

Holiday preserves

Make your own spiced bourbon, winter shrub, bitters and more. Cheers to the easiest gift you’ll make all year.

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Gift with some hot chocolate mix and you, sir or madam, have won the holidays.

For Your Pet

Knit a Custom-Fit Dog Sweater

Custom Fit Dog Sweater

It doesn’t matter if they don’t like wearing clothes because look how friggin’ cute they are in it. They’ll live. And they’ll be warm doing it.

For Your “Cool” Friends & Family

Magic Braid Leather Bracelet

Magic braid bracelet

Looks harder than it really is. A LOT harder.

Make a Geometric Paper Collage

Geometric Paper Collage

Paper scraps now = modern wall art.

Zodiac Necklace

Zodiac necklace

You know their sign, you made them a necklace, and that means a lot.

For Everyone Else

Personalize a Gift Card

Custom Envelopes DIY

Make one of Lia Griffith’s custom gift card holders and you can forget about any of that “impersonal present” guilt.