5 Gifts You Still Have Time to Make

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Do you like to give a homespun quality to your Christmas gifts? It’s not too late! Here are 5 great gifts you still have time to make.

Gifts You Still Have Time to Make

Do you know where the term “Christmas in July” came from? I may be wrong, but having worked in a craft store in my teen years, I’ve always associated it with the summer frenzy of starting gifts and decor projects early in time to have said projects ready in time for Christmas.

Handmade gifts — when done well — can be so fun to give and to get. Sometimes it can be hit and miss. But when’s it’s a hit? It’s so fun!

Sometimes it’s about creating a custom gift that money can’t buy. Other times, it’s saving money because making a gift can be cheaper than buying one. Either way, a homespun twist can make gifts a little more special

At this stage in the game, you’d be hard pressed to create an ornate hand-made gift in the next 8 days. But, there are gifts you still have time to make!

5 Gifts You Still Have Time to Make

Check out these super fun gifts for both kids and adults.

lego table

Build a Lego Table

Got a Lego-maniac at your house? Instead of buying another set of bricks, you can build an inexpensive Lego table in about 10 minutes with just a few supplies.

microwave heat packs

Microwaveable Heat Packs

You don’t need extensive sewing skills to make these microwaveable heat packs. If you can sew a straight line, you can make these. All you need is some cute fabric, dry rice or feed corn, scissors, thread and a sewing machine. Within minutes, you can have a cute and cozy gift!

I’ve made these two different years for my kids. That’s what my eldest is holding in the top picture. The kids have always loved them. Our supply is dwindling. We may be due for another batch.

money box

Money Gift in a Chocolate Box

If you’re looking for a creative way to give a gift of money, this is it. Disguise the money as a box of chocolates. It’s practical and creative at the same time.

ceramic ornaments initial

Ceramic Ornaments

Right now is a perfect time to snap up ceramic ornaments at a deep discount at your local craft store. Let the kids (big or small) draw on them with Sharpie markers and you’ve got a festive gift.

Lavender Milk Bath

Lavender Milk Bath

This Lavender Milk Bath is easy and relaxing gift your female friends will love. It only takes a few minutes to mix up and will only cost about $2-3 per batch plus the cost of the container (although you will need to buy ingredients for more than one batch).

What are some gifts you still have time to make?

Got your own ideas? Let us know!

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. My sister is really the crafty one but one fun gift that’s easy to make even with little ones are fridge magnets. Purchase some small magnet rounds and then collect rocks, shells, and other neat items and hot glue them to the magnets. A fun little gift that can be customized!

  2. This year I bought pretty mason jars, painted chalk labels on them, spray painted the lids and filled them with taco seasoning. Fun, cheap and useful. 😀

  3. Ah, the milk bath gift! It was a day too late to read this; our last school day was yesterday! It is brilliant and somehow I am going to remember to make it for teachers next year! (And also for the office staff, since I found out yesterday we do a gift exchange. Insert red face here!) Well, perhaps we’ll mix some up and bring it as a Happy New Year gift! Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

  4. Melissa says

    I started homemade vanilla in July and may bottle it in small jars with a cookie recipe.

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