Sunday, December 21, 2014

8 easy last-minute homemade gifts

Need an awesome last-minute gift they're sure to love? Try one of these eight super-easy homemade gifts you can make with only one day's notice.

Time is running out and you still need a couple of last-minute gifts, don't you? Well, put down the car keys and stay the freak away from the mall, peeps. The Ninj has got you covered with eight different ideas for last-minute homemade gifts that you can make with only 24 hours notice.

Snacks, condiments, even chocolate treats -- heck, some of them take less than 20 minutes.

Yeah, you heard me right, friend: a homemade gift people will actually want in less than 20 minutes.

Let's get gifting!

8 Easy Last-Minute Homemade Gifts

  1. Bourbon Salt -- So easy and yet so amazing as the finish on grilled meat, roasted vegetables, cookies, chocolate desserts and more.

  2. Homemade Nutella -- I bet you can name 10 people who would love to get this as a gift. OK, make that 100.

  3. Maple Candied Pecans -- Less than 10 minutes and you'll be the hero of the holiday.

  4. Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix -- There's a reason why I call this Snack Crack: you can't stop shoving fistfuls of it in your mouth!

  5. Bourbon Maple Bacon Jam -- The slow cooker does all the work, but you'll get all the credit. Dude: There's bourbon, maple syrup AND BACON in here!

  6. Peppermint Sugar Scrub -- You can't eat it but be sure to make a double batch, as you'll want to keep some for yourself. A great pampering gift!

  7. Homemade Granola -- Package it up in a pretty container or Mason jar.

  8. Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark -- Can't go wrong with chocolate that just a little bit salty too, am I right?

Happy Holidays from The Ninj!


  1. Homemade granola has been a hit for me before, but seriously bourbon maple bacon jam?! I am going to have to make some for myself.

  2. Great ideas here. Sharing this for all the other people who are freaking out at the last minute like me :) Have a great holiday my dear!

    1. Thanks, Katie -- hope you found an idea or two you could use. Happy New Year!

  3. I love holiday gifts that are homemade. and edible homemade gifts are just the best. Thanks for this awesome list

    1. Thanks so much, Samantha -- I love homemade gifts, too (clearly!).

  4. I'm keeping this list for next year. I love getting homemade things for Christmas and this is a fantastic list!