78 Last-Minute Frugal Homemade Christmas Presents

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With my graduation being so close to Christmas, I haven’t been as organised as I usually am with regards to homemade presents. Maybe you’re the same way, life has been busy and now here we are, the last weekend before Christmas (how on earth did that happen!).

Never fear, I have scoured my favourite blogs to put together a list of frugal homemade Christmas presents that only need an hour or two to put together. You should be able to find something for everyone on your list!


Real food sweets

50 varieties of chocolate truffles from Real Food Whole Health

Almond butter from Economies of Kale

Apple pie spice blend from Delicious Obsessions

Chocolate slice from Economies of Kale

Chocolate ganache cherry walnut truffles from A Harmony Healing

Chocolate honey coconut butter from A Harmony Healing

Coffee rum sauce from Life Currents

Crispy glazed walnuts from Real Food Whole Health

Dark chocolate pecan coconut butter from A Harmony Healing

Granola from Economies of Kale

Honey sweetened cinnamon marshmallows from Recipes to Nourish


Maple candied walnuts from Common Sense Homesteading

Marshmallows from The Frugal Girl

Nuts in honey from Almost Bananas

Paleo granola from Economies of Kale

Pumpkin cinnamon swirl bread from The Frugal Girl

Pumpkin pie spice blend from Delicious Obsessions

Raw chocolate flower cups from Made to Glow

Toasted vanilla powder from Whole New Mom

Warm vanilla sugar from Real Food Whole Health


Real food savoury

Basil salt from The Rising Spoon

Blackening (Cajun) seasoning from Delicious Obsessions

Chile powder from Life Currents

Curry powder from Delicious Obsessions

Flavoured salt from Economies of Kale

Lacto-fermented salsa from Economies of Kale

Ranch seasoning from Snappy Gourmet

Rosemary and Meyer lemon finishing salt from Real Food Whole Health

Tomato chutney with bush spices from Frugal and Thriving

Tomato relish from Economies of Kale

Chai tea mix

Real food beverages

Aztec hot chocolate mix from Life Currents

Calming After dinner tea blend from Recipes to Nourish

Chai tea mix from Economies of Kale

Hot chocolate mix from Live Simply

Hot chocolate mix from Don’t Waste the Crumbs


Toiletries and beauty products

3 flavours of lip balm from Food Your Body Will Thank You For

4 types of herbal body care gifts from Mama Rosemary

4 ingredient body butter from Conveying Awareness with Jessica David

All purpose healing ointment from How We Flourish

Calming and detoxing bath salts from Recipes to Nourish

Candy cane bath salts from Mama Rosemary

Coconut oil sugar scrubs from Delicious Obsessions

Easy homemade body butter from Montana Homesteader

Facial cleanser from Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Gingerbread cookie sugar scrub from The Pistachio Project

Hard lotion bars from Common Sense Homesteading

Hemp lippie from Apothekayla

Holiday brown sugar lip scrub from Oh, the Things We’ll Make

Honey bee chamomile lotion bars from Mama Rosemary

Honey lavender exfoliating lip scrub from The Rising Spoon

Lavender and apple cider vinegar hair rinse from Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Lavender bath salts from Montana Solar Creations


Lavender rosemary bath salts from Nearly Natural Mama

Lemon sugar scrub from The Rising Spoon

Lip balm kit from Learning and Yearning

Lotion bars from Learning and Yearning

Peppermint lip balm from Nourishing Minimalism

Perfume with essential oils from Common Sense Homesteading

Pretty layered oatmeal bath soak from Mama Rosemary

Solid perfume from Oh, the Things We’ll Make

Tinted moisturiser from Don’t Waste the Crumbs



4 easy origami toys from one piece of paper from Almost Bananas

Glitter play dough from The Frugal Girl

No cook play dough from Frugal and Thriving

Non-toxic bubbles from Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Pop-up puppets from Jennifer Margulis


For the home

Cinnamon ornaments from Live Simply

Cinnamon star anise wreath and wrapped beeswax candles from Mama Rosemary

Cup cozy from a sock from Oh, the Things We’ll Make

Freezer paper snowflake gift pouches from Oh, the Things We’ll Make

Herb pillow from Learning and Yearning

Herbal gifts kids can make from Mama Rosemary

Lavender sachets from Oh, the Things We’ll Make

Marble photo coasters from Oh, the Things We’ll Make

Mason jar soap and lotion dispenser from Montana Solar Creations

Natural cleaner gift basket from Common Sense Homesteading

Photo flip calendar from Oh, the Things We’ll Make

Wool dryer balls from Oh, the Things We’ll Make


What is your favourite present to make for friends and family?

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  1. Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Great list – I will bookmark!

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