Creative DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make In an Hour or Less

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Buying presents can be expensive and time-consuming, but making them yourself can be fun and save you money!

Here are 15 creative DIY Christmas gifts you can make in an hour or less:

1. Customized Coffee Mugs:

Create a personalized mug for your friends and family using paints, markers, or decals. You could also add small gift items like candy or tea bags inside the mug for a special touch.

2. Mason Jar Candles:

These candles make great decorations and thoughtful gifts! Gather your supplies such as mason jars, wax flakes, essential oils of your choice, wicks, etc., then let your imagination go wild creating your own unique candles.

3. Reindeer Hot Chocolate Kit:

Fill a jar or cup with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peppermints for an easy and festive DIY gift! Add mini candy canes to the sides of the container to make it look like reindeer horns.

4. Personalized Ornaments:

These are sure to be cherished for years to come! Choose from glass balls, wood slices, Popsicle sticks and more to create your own personalized ornament. Paint them with holiday colors or use stencils and markers for extra detail.

5. Cozy Slipper Socks:

This is a fun project that only takes a few minutes to complete. Get some stretchy socks, fabric scraps, buttons, and other decorations to create these cozy slipper socks. They are perfect for keeping your friends’ and family’s toes warm during the winter months!

6. Christmas Village in a Jar:

This is an adorable gift that doesn’t take much time at all! Gather small buildings, trees, figurines and other items from around the house or craft store to make a holiday village in a jar. Finish it off with snowflakes and ribbon for a festive touch.

7. Photo Coasters:

Print out photos of special memories or moments shared with those you care about most, and then affix them onto corkboard or wood slices to create unique coasters. This is a great way to show your appreciation and share memories with others.

8. Candy Cane Wreaths:

Create a festive wreath that is sure to wow! All you need are candy canes, twine, ribbon, and glue to make this simple yet adorable gift. Add a bow at the top for extra detail, and then hang it up in someone’s home as a special reminder of the season.

9. Chocolate Bark:

This easy-to-make treat only requires three ingredients – chocolate, pretzels, and sprinkles! Melt down some dark or white chocolate in a bowl, and then mix in your favorite add-ons. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let it cool before cutting into squares or shapes.

10. Hot Cocoa Gift Box:

Fill a box with all the ingredients needed to make hot cocoa, such as marshmallows, chocolate chips, mini candy canes, etc., and then wrap it up in pretty gift wrapping to add extra charm. This is quickly becoming one of the hottest gifts this holiday season!

11. Decorative Lollipops:

Flavor your lollipops with extracts and spices for an unexpected treat! Dip them into melted chocolate for added flavor and decorate those using festive sprinkles and sugar decorations. These are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

12. Glitter Christmas Trees:

These glittery trees make great centerpieces and decorations! Create your own using a Styrofoam cone, craft glue, glitter, and some other embellishments of your choice. Wrap each one with twine for a rustic touch and give them out as gifts or holiday decor.

13. Cookie Mix in a Jar:

Layer all the ingredients to make cookies – such as flour, sugar, baking powder, chocolate chips – into a jar then top it off with festive ribbon or fabric. Include personalized labels or tags and attach the recipe to the side of the jar for an extra special touch.

14. Hot Sauce Gift Set:

This is a great gift for the hot sauce enthusiast! Find some unique bottles of different flavors and fill a basket with them. Include tasting cards, oven mitts, and other items to make it extra special.

15. Edible Snow Globes:

Fill clear plastic containers with white chocolate, sprinkles, and festive candy pieces to create these adorable edible snow globes. Place them in individual boxes lined with tissue paper as a special holiday treat that everyone will love!


These are just some ideas that you can use to create easy and unique DIY gifts this holiday season – have fun getting creative with your own ideas too! With all of these options, you’re sure to find something perfect for everyone on your list.