5 last-minute DIY holiday gifts

The holidays sneaking up on you before you've had the chance to buy the perf prezzies for *everyone* in your life? You're not alone...the holidays can be super stressful (and costly) when it comes to getting gifts. Don't worry, bc we've got you covered with five absolutely adorable DIY gifts that we're sure everyone will love.

1. Scrunchies

Scrunchies are super cute accessories *and* they're surprisingly simple to make. All you'll need is some fabric (but you can use an old T-shirt), scissors, elastic, a needle and thread. And if you'd like a more in-depth look into how to do it, check out this GL tutorial.

2. Sugar scrub

It's no secret that along with chilly winter weather comes dry and flaky lips. Enter: the most amaze DIY gift...a sugar scrub! This calls for coconut oil, raw sugar and vanilla extract. When it's done, make sure to put it into an adorably decorated container.

3. Photo album 

If you're struggling to know what to get a close friend or fam member, we've got the gift for you. Whether it's your bestie since birth or your older sis, taking a walk down memory lane with a photo album filled with wholesome pics just might be the way to go. Use any blank notebook or album and add some photos of your happiest times together. This will be sure to put an instant smile on their face!

4. Body butter 

We mentioned dry lips...but what about the rest of your body? It's true...winter can also sometimes mean it's dry skin season, which means it's time to make some whipped body butter. To make this super sweet gift, you'll need 1/2 cup of shea butter, 1/4 cup of coconut butter and 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil. Heat those ingredients up in a saucepan until they melt. And ofc, don't forget to add some drops of any wintery or soothing scent y(lavender essential oil anyone?)!

5. Hot chocolate mix

Hot cocoa is the epitome of a festive holiday treat, which is why a homemade mix is the perf present for anyone in your life! Check out this super simple recipe, put it into an aesthetic jar then give it (aka the cutest gift ever) to a friend or fam member.

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by Eva Mandelbaum | 12/19/2022