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Last-Minute Homemade Gifts

Tick tock! With only a few days to go, it’s a flurry of activity trying to make all the gifts for everyone on my list. I always have a list of last-minute homemade gifts each year. Giving something homemade is truly from the heart (which I like to remind the recipient of when they see my ramshackle sewing) and there is nothing like the adrenaline of the final days before gifting to help push through and finish your projects.

This year, we still don’t have power due to a storm, so it’s even trickier. Fun times!

Last-Minute Homemade Gifts to Bake

Do you like baking? Everyone loves a food gift. Make some sweet cookies, arrange them on a plate or in a tin and add a bow. Nothing could be easier. Here are some of my favorite cookie recipes:

Farmhouse Cookies

Sweet and Simple Farmhouse Cookies – A quick tip: Make this dough, divide it in half and flavor each a different way. You then have two types of cookies to gift in the time it usually takes to make a single batch.

GF Super Simple Peanut Butter Cookies – It’s going to amaze you when you see how easy and yummy this recipe is! Three ingredients and you are done! In my cookbook, I have the date that each of my kids made these for the first time. <3

Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge – If you are looking for something a little bit fancier, why not try this super easy fudge? It’s delicious and quick to make, too. Perfect for the last-second gifts that we always have.

Last-Minute Homemade Gifts to Sew

Do you sew? I never have enough time to devote to it anymore but man, do I love it. It’s fun to sew a few things for anyone on my Christmas list and I have only had one occasion where the recipient didn’t like (outwardly cringed) homemade things.

Sew a simple Pillowcase: (thanks to The Ruffled Purse for this one) It’s a tradition in our home to give each of the kids a new pillow and I sew their pillowcase in a fabric that is special to them. Really though, a pillowcase all by itself is a lovely and always appreciated gift.

Simple Fleece Socks: There is nothing like fleece to make you feel cozy. It’s quick and easy to whip up a few pair for everyone on your list. This pattern appeals to me because he literally throws the pattern together, which is the type of sewing I usually do.

A Simple Cloth Bag: (a fantastic blog post from Polkadot Chair) This link is for a bunch of fun little bags. I made one this year just using some material I had in my stash and didn’t use a pattern. You can too!! I even put a little pocket inside. But if you require more instruction, this link will have it.

Homemade Gifts to Knit and Crochet

Crochet Dishcloth: Super simple if you want to learn to crochet OR if you already know how, this one is going to be a fast pattern. If you have time to make a few, they are super sweet wrapped up with a ribbon.

30-Minute Crochet Coffee Cozy: What I love is that even though I am not out buying specialty coffee, I can still drink my farmhouse cup of Joe with a flashy coffee cozy. It’s a fun stocking stuffer for any coffee, tea, or hot chocolate lover on your list.

Knitted Dishcloth: I knit far better than I crochet. This pattern is so fun because it’s knit corner to corner.

Easy Knit Coffee Cozy : This is the CUTEST coffee cozy! I love the ribbing. Check it out.

I hope some of these help you finish up your Christmas To-Do list! I believe that the best gifts are homemade gifts.

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