Huge List of Last Minute Affordable Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Gift Ideas for EveryoneWhoops! It happens every year. I think I have everything organized, and a thoughtful and appropriate gift for everyone, when it hits me: I need a gift for my kids’ teacher/the mailman/my husband.  That’s when this list of easy last minute gift ideas comes in! NEarly everything on this list can be pulled together fairly quickly and easily.

Edible Gifts:

White Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Pops

DIY Gifts: Chocolate Toffee Coconut Bark

Peppermint Bark

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Giftable Pancake Mix in a Jar

Blondies in a Jar

Holiday Cookie Recipes: The 12 Days of Cookies

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Herb-Infused Vinegar

Herb-Infused Olive Oil

DIY Spice Rubs (great for dad!)

Easy Gifts to Buy Last-Minute:

Amazon Gift Card

Abe’s Market Gift Card – Abe’s Market has a huge selection of green, organic, and gluten free food, home products, and toys.

Amazon Gift Cards – Order an e-Gift Card anytime!

Magazine Subscriptions – My favorite place to get great deals on Magazines is Discount Mags. Send the subscription to the recipient, and then give them a card with the most current issue attached.

Drinkable Gifts:

DIY Chai Latte Mix

Chai Latte Mix in a Jar

Jolly Rancher Vodka (Adults Only!)

Get a cute mug that fits the recipient,  a box of tea, and some ribbon.  Just put a few assorted tea bags into the mug, wrap with a ribbon, and voila! A cute teacher/babysitter/hostess gift!

Pampering Gifts:

DIY Body Polish

Make it Yourself: DIY Body Polish

Upcycled Sock Heating Bag

Crafty Gifts:

DIY Frugal Gift Ideas: Framed Recipes

DIY Frugal Gift Ideas: Framed Book Pages

Easy DIY Bookmark (great craft for kids)


What are some of your favorite last minute gift ideas?

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  1. My last minute gift ideas are usually food related and I generally go store bought, but your posts are inspiring me to do homemade!! Specifically the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Pops and Pancake Mix in a Jar!! Yum!

  2. Thanks for sharing these last minute gift ideas. I too love making things fro neighbors and friends.

  3. Your pictures are awesome!! I like how you broke all this down and there were things I wouldn’t have thought about like a framed recipe? That is too neat, and it would be quick and easy and inexpensive! I will for sure bookmark this post for future reference !

  4. I usually just make gift baskets. :) Great ideas!

  5. Great ideas. I always seem to find someone that at the last minute realize I forgot to get gifts for!

  6. Great List! I think I’m going to make frozen cookie dough balls for my Grandma. She lives by herself, and a full dozen cookies would be too much for her. This way she can take one out of the freezer and bake one (or two) at a time! :)

  7. Wow– what a great list! I have several last minute gifts to buy so this helps! thank you !

  8. I like gift cards because then I can buy whatever I need with them!