30 Last-Minute DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The holidays are nearly here, but you still have time to make these easy + unique handmade gifts. Just break out the supplies and get crafting!

Photo By: Cassie Scroggins

Photo By: Erin Henry

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Jennifer Gervens

Photo By: Steffanie Wing

Photo By: Robin Gagnon

Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Lacey Haskell

Photo By: Amy Bellgardt

Photo By: Paige Leigh Reist

Photo By: Courtney Weston

Photo By: Taylor Bradford

Photo By: Sarah Albers

Photo By: Andrew Purcell

Photo By: Diane Homan

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Buff Strickland Photography

Photo By: Kayla Kitts

DIY Beard Balm

If your male friends and family members care about keeping their beards moisturized in the cold winter months, whip up a batch of beard balm for stocking stuffers this holiday season.

Get the How-To: DIY Beard Balm

Paper Clip Tassel Bookmarks

What’s tiny, trendy and makes a perfect stocking stuffer for your bookworm friends? Tassel bookmarks made with paper clips! If you can make a tassel (don’t worry, it’s really easy), you can make these cute office supplies from the blog Life on Waller.

Make It: DIY Paper Clip Bookmarks

Pedicure in a Jar

If there’s one time of year that you need to remember to relax and pamper yourself, it’s the holidays. Help friends handle seasonal stress with a cute, DIY pedicure jar from Suburban Simplicity, complete with nail polish, a nail file and all the other items needed for the perfect pedi.

Make It: DIY Pedicure in a Jar

Pocket Hand Warmers

Help your friends and family enjoy even the chilliest of winter days with these cozy + festive hand warmers. Use up your old flannel clothing or buy a few thrift store shirts or pajamas to make these.

DIY Hand Warmers: Give the Gift of Toasty Fingers

Travel Watercolor Kit

Get the award for most creative gift (and satisfy the artists in your friend circle) with this ingenious watercolor painting kit made from an empty mint tin. While you could just buy a watercolor kit, the upcycled version is so much cuter and more fun.

How to Make a Watercolor Travel Tin

Wine Cork Cat Toys

Got a lot of wine corks lying around? Then you’re on your way to making these adorable DIY cat toys from Sweet Makes Three! Your friends’ and family’s pets will go crazy for the lightweight corks and the feathers on these inventive gifts.

Make It: Wine Cork Cat Toys

DIY Poo-Pourri

Holiday parties mean more people in your house — including the bathroom — which means all the more reason to keep every room smelling fresh. Your friends and family will love (and perhaps get a chuckle out of) this essential oil toilet spray idea from Life With Wings.

Make It: DIY Toilet Spray

Lip Balm Lockets

With winter weather comes cold, dry air, and chapped skin. If you want to gift your gal pals with a trinket they’ll be sure to use, whip up a few of these gorgeous lip balm lockets. The fact that this gift doubles as a necklace means your friends will be less likely to lose it!

DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make These Lip Balm Lockets in Just 15 Minutes

DIY Galaxy Soap

If you’ve got friends who can’t get enough of the galaxy trend (and really, isn’t that all of us?) make this gorgeous, glittery galaxy soap from Beauty Crafter. With a large-enough batch you can make enough stocking stuffers for all the shining stars in your life.

Make This: DIY Galaxy Soap

Marbled Clay Jewelry Dish

There’s no such thing as being too organized. Help your jewelry-loving friends keep their rings, bracelets and necklaces in place with these elegant and modern clay dishes. Made from terracotta polymer clay, these rustic pieces can be accented with any colors you choose.

How to Make a Clay Jewelry Dish

Monogrammed Leather Dog Tags

Don’t forget about the dog moms and dads on your gift list! With the right supplies, you could easily whip up a large batch of these personalized dog tags for all the animal lovers in your circle.

A Chic DIY Monogrammed Dog Tag

DIY Sweater Mittens

Mittens with no knitting required? Yes, please! Take old sweaters (or thrift store purchases) and turn them into beautiful, cozy mittens with this neat DIY from Feathering My Nest.

Make This: DIY Sweater Mittens

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Coffee Stirring Spoons

When in doubt, give the gift of chocolate. These coffee stirring spoons from Mom Spark offer multiple opportunities to mix and match chocolate, caramel and other toppings, and are a cinch to whip up. Wrap them in clear plastic bags and festive ribbon, and you have a great last-minute (and delicious!) stocking stuffer.

Make It: Coffee Stirring Spoons

Stocking Stuffer Idea: DIY Ring Cones

Looking for a stocking stuffer that’s a little less ordinary to give your girlfriends this holiday? Make these minimalist marbled ring cones from The Wholesome Handbook. Everything about this DIY gift, from the black and white clay to the gold accents, is simply perfect.

Make It: Chic Marbled Ring Cones

Woven Tapestry Phone Case

Want your friends and family members to actually use the stocking stuffers you give them? Make an accessory for something they carry everywhere they go. The tapestry fabric and embroidery thread on this DIY phone case from Always Rooney will take any cell from boring to boho.

Make This: Tapestry Smartphone Case

Pom-Pom Hair Clips

You’re never too old for glitter and pom-poms, at least that’s what I think! Your gal pals of all ages will love these cute, glittery barrettes, and you’ll love that they’re super easy to make, even down to the homemade pom-poms!

DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make Glitter + Pom-Pom Hair Clips for Your #GirlSquad

Gold Animal Ring Bowls

Got friends who love gold? Make these awesome DIY ring dishes, found on TaylorBradford.com. The gold-dipped toy animals are the perfect mix of glam and whimsical, and this handmade gift is way easier (and less expensive) than it looks.

Make It: DIY Gold Animal Ring Dishes

Mini Hot Chocolate Kits

What would the holidays be without heart-warming beverages like hot chocolate? These DIY hot chocolate kits are simple to make and sure to be appreciated. Use real chocolate to create one (or more) of these three sweet mixes: peppermint, Aztec or boozy white chocolate.

DIY Stocking Stuffer: Mini Hot Chocolate Jars Three Ways

Friendship Bracelet Keychains

Losing your keys is tough if you have a fashionable, eye-catching keychain. The bright, cheery embroidery thread on these friendship bracelet-inspired keychains from Alice & Lois will stand out anywhere, and you’ll have fun mixing up the designs to suit each of your favorite pals.

Make It: Friendship Bracelet Keychains

Sugar + Spice Pecans

It’s hard to go wrong with food-themed gifts, but sometimes the preparation can be tough to pull off, especially if you’re short on time. Made from just a few pantry staples, these mouthwatering sweet and spicy pecans are quick, easy and inexpensive to whip up in a big batch.

Food Gifts With a DIY Twist

Mug Cake Kits

Mug cakes are the perfect treat when you want just a little bit of sweetness but don’t want to break out all of your baking supplies. A mug cake kit like this one from Homan at Home is the perfect way to gift this simple pleasure to the people you care about.

Make It: DIY Mug Cake Kits

Leather Headphone Taco

No one likes tangled earbuds, but they can be so tough to keep organized. With this nifty, ultra-simple leather headphone taco, your gift recipients can keep their cords organized in a stylish way.

Tangled Cords? DIY Cord Taco to the Rescue!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Body Scrub

With pumpkin, brown sugar and coconut oil, this sugar scrub is an indulgent and luxurious gift for your friends and family members who are in need of a little pampering this winter. Be sure to whip up extra so you can try this sweet DIY yourself!

DIY Pumpkin Body Scrub

Mini Mojito Kits

A seasonal twist on a classic mojito, this stocking stuffer is sure to be a hit with the adults on your gift list. With a sweet boost from cranberries and vanilla and all packaged up in a single-serving kit, your 21-and-up friends will have tons of fun mixing and mingling with this boozy gift.

Step Up Your Stocking Stuffer Game With This Mini Vanilla Cranberry Mojito Kit

Muffin Tin Bath Bombs

Give a gift that reminds your loved ones to relax and recharge. Because these bath bombs are made in a muffin tin, they’re a great gift to make in bulk.

DIY Natural Bath Bombs: The Perfect Gift for a Group

Constellation Notebooks

If you’ve got friends who like to keep a pen and paper on hand, gift them one of these whimsical constellation notebooks. Not only is this journal stylish, it’s also useful and simple to create! Make this gift extra special by customizing with your friends’ zodiac signs.

DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make Cute Constellation Notebooks for All Your Friends

Cookie Cutter Candles

Christmas and cookies go perfectly together. But if you’re not really the baking type, try giving your loved ones these cookie cutter candles. The cookie cutter shapes make great ready-made molds for miniature, holiday-themed tea lights.

See More Photos: Homemade Holiday Gifts Under $10

Mason Jar Snow Globes

No snow in the forecast for your area? Make snow globes! These mason jar snow globes are great gifts for the kids in your family, and they’re easy enough that little ones could help make them as well.

Get the How-To: How to Make Glitter Snow Globes From Mason Jars

Washi Tape Pencils

Pencils might not be the most interesting gift on their own, but when you jazz them up with washi tape, they turn into cute, colorful trinkets that are perfect for just about anyone. The hardest part of this super-simple DIY project will be picking out which washi tape design to use.

6 Easy Washi Tape Crafts

Paint-Dipped Kitchen Utensils

If you’re especially short on time, this DIY is for you. With a little craft paint in any color you choose and a few more supplies, you can transform store-bought wooden cooking utensils into a vibrant, cheery gift.

DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils

Next Up