Lately I’m torn because while I fully support bloggers making money (hello – I want to make more from blogging!) I have been a little inundated with Christmas gift ideas that are full of affiliate links. On one hand I am cheering them all on – you go and make money! On the other hand I’m wondering if it’s actually a good product, or they can just make a few pennies if I buy it. So, I decided to put together a list of last minute DIY Christmas gifts that I won’t make any money from, but I hope is helpful to you all the same! And even if you already bought gifts, these make great stocking stuffers, too.
Last Minute DIY Christmas Gifts for Everyone
For the Skincare Enthusiast
I make this DIY all the time because it WORKS. Like many women, I just love the smell so that’s a great reason to make a rose face wash right there. Added to that, rose essential oil can help lift our mood – and wrinkles! And because it’s a bactericide it makes for a great astringent and clear skin. It also cuts through my makeup like a knife. If rose is not their thing, make it in any scent she prefers.
If you know someone who loves pampering then and pumpkin spice latte’s, then she will love this DIY Pumpkin Spice Face Mask.
PUMPKIN – Pumpkin is full of Vitamin C (to fight wrinkles), Vitamin A (boosts collagen production), zinc, and enzymes. Essentially it works the same as those awesome alpha-hydroxy treatments you spent a lot of money on at Sephora. Don’t worry, I’m guilty too. But this is a heck of a lot cheaper!
HONEY – Honey cleansers skin, is full of antibacterial properties to fight acne, and helps brighten and soften your skin
TURMERIC – This is one powerful spice. You’re going to want to read this post on a DIY Turmeric Mask to learn about all its benefits.
CINNAMON – Kills bacteria that causes acne.
For Someone Who Loves All Things Hair
Why pre-shampoo? Couple of reasons. First, you won’t have to stand in the shower waiting for it to work. And second, everyone’s hair is different so a pre-shampoo allows you to make sure you can properly wash the mask out with no residue left.
For the Men!
For the men in your life, he might love homemade shaving cream that will help with burns and cuts. This DIY washed Ghee moisturizer can be used for shaving or even after to provide a cooling feel on his skin.
Ghee is a very pure type of fat made from simmering butter until the fat, also known as clarified butter, separates from the milk solids. It has also been called the “most refined end product of milk.
Ghee is also rich in Vitamins A, D, K and E, making it excellent for both your health and beauty routine.
For Makeup Lovers
For the makeup lovers, you can whip up some DIY foundation that is good for their skin. You might need to ask their favorite powder first to mix up, or just give them the moisturizer with instructions on how to make their own. She might also love this DIY Makeup setting spray that people swear is just like Mac’s. ‘
For that Busy Friend
For the busy guys and gals – they will LOVE this DIY Dry shampoo! so easy to make and you can customize for blonde or brunettes. Let them know….While many people I know spray it on in the morning and brush through, I prefer to put it in at night so the oil is absorbed while I sleep and my hair is fresh as the daisies ’bout time I wake up.
For Someone Who Needs a Good Night’s Rest
Someone have trouble falling asleep? You can make this Sweet Dreams Lotion that will send them to snoozeville, or even a quicker DIY using just witch hazel and lavender essential oil mixed in a pretty glass bottle.
For Someone with Dry Skin or Hands
For friends with persistent dry hands, and an appreciate for pretty things, they will love this DIY Lotion Bars – one of my most popular blog posts to date! Not only are they fun to make but turn out super pretty. You really can’t mess them up, either.
For Someone who Loves #Selfcare
For those that need a little #selfcare, try these DIY Bath bombs. Guys, super fun and super customizable. Make them in any scent, color, and with any fun additions like bits of lavender or even oatmeal. Your friends will love to watch them fizz while they relax in the tub.
For the Book Lovers
For the book lovers -men or women – turn their favorite book into a working clock! I like to pick up the books at a thrift shop for extra character. It is a super cute and thoughtful gift for anyone.
Hopefully you’ll try at least some of these last minute DIY Christmas gifts. If none of them struck your fancy, make sure to check out Country’s Living’s list of SIXTY DIY Christmas gifts. Sixty. Who.