Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas – DIY

Is it just us or does the month of December simply fly by? It’s the 2nd of December and all of a sudden it’s 21st and Christmas is around the corner, how does this happen?!?

This year has been a busy one for us and the month of December has not been any different. If you haven’t been as organised with getting your Christmas gifts sorted this year and you are looking for some quick, last minute gift ideas that will show someone you love that you care, keep on reading.

DIY Reindeer Beer – Perfect last minute gift for all the beer lovers out there

What you need:

6 Pack Bottled Beer (or soda)
12 Wiggly Eyes
6 Red Pom Poms (1/4″)
9 Brown Pipe Cleaners

Red felt (optional needed for the little festive scarf)

Glue eyes on bottle neck.
Glue red pom pom nose just below eyes.
Take 3 pipe cleaners and cut them in half, then cut each of these halves in half.
Wrap a pipe cleaner just below the bottle cap and twist in the back and bring ends up to make main antlers.
Take one of the quarter pipe cleaners and twist it about 1 1/4″ from end each main antler.
Repeat this process for each bottle.
If you would like, cut a piece of ribbon and wrap like a scarf around the bottle. Use a dab of glue to hold together.


Festive Edible Gingerbread Lip Scrub – For all you beauty addicts out there

What you need:

2 tablespoons coconut oil.

1 tablespoon brown sugar.

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger

Mix together and put into a nice container.

Homemade luxury chocolate – Who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate?

  • Any dark chocolate (if you are vegan Lindt Excellence – 70%, 85% and 90% Dark Chocolate are vegan supermarket options)
  • Dried cranberries, gojii berries or any other dried berries/fruit of your choice
  • Chopped nuts (we used a mixture of almonds, peanuts and some brazil nuts)

Melt the chocolate over some boiling water (make sure to use a heat proof dish) once the chocolate has melted, pour the chocolate onto some parchment paper and then add your topping. Put into the freezer for an hour to set. We used a see through plastic bags and added a red ribbon for a festive touch 😊

So there we have it, 3 easy and cheap last minute gifts that will show someone you love that you care (even if you ran out of time to hit the shops😘)

Until next time,

Merry Christmas


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