Last Minute Inexpensive Gift Ideas: Without the Mad Dash to the Stores

last minute inexpensive diy gift ideasLet’s use our imagination. It is the day before Christmas and you have just woken up in my home and realized you have not bought a single Christmas present yet.

There is a horrible blizzard outside so you cannot leave my home,  you have no money to spend, and no one is going to interrupt you all day long.

Three things you do have; uninterrupted time, everyday household items and access to Pinterest. 

Here are 10 gifts you could throw together.

1. Edible Christmas Treats

I love to bake so my home is always stocked with enough supplies to whip up a few batches of something.

My No Bake Christmas series has 6 different recipes ideas if you can’t find something you like there try my Christmas Food Board.

For ideas on how to wrap them check out my post: Ideas For Packaging Homemade Christmas Treats Inexpensively

2. Gift Baskets Using Free Samples

I  have a stash of sample hand cremes, small candles, body wash and coffee samples in the closet off the study. Place them creatively in a container and tie with a bow.

3. Coupon Books Offering Various Services

You could create coupons using the instructions in this pin.  What you make the coupons for will depend on what your talents are and who the coupons are for.

My printer only has black ink, but if you want to add some flare, you will find crayons and felts in my daughters room.

4. Ornaments for  the Tree

I  have flour and salt on hand. I also have a collection of rubber stamps and ink pads found in  the top cabinet above the Playstation. These are all the supplies you need to make these amazing salt dough decorations.

5. Hair Accessories Using Fabric Scraps

There is a box of  yard sale found fabrics in the closet off the study that you can use to make these No Sew Braided Headbands

6. Jewelery Using Pop Tabs

You will find a stash of empty coke cans at the bottom of the basement stairs, and a  box of ribbon in the family room. Grab the two and you can make these pop tab bracelets.

7. Write A Top Ten  Reasons Why I Love You Letter

Loved ones love hearing why they matter  to you. Paper can be found by the printer and if you need a pen try under the couch cushions in the family room.

8. Use Your Points And Order Gifts

Use my lap top to log in to your point programs and start ordering. If the people live in your home you can get them magazines from Recycle Bank. Print out the conformation e-mail and place it in a card.

For people on your list that don’t live with you, use your Bing Rewards and order them a Amazon e-code, it takes just hours for the e-code to arrive and then you place it in a card.

My stash of cards are in the closet of the study. (that closet holds many treasures)

9. Grab the 5K race shirts and make a….?

My son and I run plenty of 5K’s, find one in our dressers and use it to make something off my T-shirt Remake Reuse Board.

10. Create Natural Beauty Products

You will find all the ingredients you need to make a jar of sugar scrub in the kitchen. Canning jars are in the attic.

What gifts could I make if I woke up in your home?

Looking for more thrifty Christmas Tips? Check out the Thrifty Christmas Tips board on Pinterest.

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  1. Good ideas!

  2. Thanks for sharing these ideas. I particularly like #9 since my husband and I have run so many 5Ks and I rarely do anything with my t-shirts.

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