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Christmas Gift Ideas in under 30 minutes

Time is running out! But you still have so many people on your list that you wanted to make something special for. These Christmas Gift Ideas can all be made in under 30 minutes. There are food gifts, hostess gift ideas, classroom gifts and more to choose from.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Welcome to Day 88 of the 100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration! Each day we will be inspiring you with recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, homemade gift ideas and much more! 

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Every year, I begin the holiday season with grand ideas, and well – often life gets in the way and I don’t seem to accomplish everything that I wanted including making Christmas gifts for special people on my list.

Over the years though, I have learned to simplify things and create gifts that look impressive but actually took little time to finish. It’s really not about how big and expensive the gift is, it’s the thought that counts.

Candy Gift for Christmas

Homemade Candy Gift

Receiving a Homemade Candy Gift for Christmas is always special, and giving candy is always fun. These three candy recipes all go together in minutes with just a handful of ingredients. 

Snack Mix

Snack Mixes

No matter what age you are buying for, snack mixes are popular. They are super easy to make, go together in minutes and can be given in a variety of fun ways. My favorite way is to add them to mason jars, tie with a ribbon and add a tag. You can also get several gifts from a single batch.

Mason Jar Herb Garden

Mason Jar Herb Garden

Do you have a cook on your list? Or perhaps a gardener? These Mason Jar Herbs go together super fast! Decorate a mason jar with ribbon or fabric, and plant them with herbs found at the grocery store.

Hot Fudge Recipe in jar for Christmas Gift

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

This Hot Fudge Recipe makes a great Christmas Gift Idea! It takes minutes to put together and only three ingredients! Add it to a jar, decorate the jar then give as a gift. Or add it to a basket filled with fun toppings and supplies for an Ice Cream Sundae Bar!

Hot Chocolate Stirrers

Hot Chocolate Stirrers with Hot Chocolate Recipe

Add these Hot Chocolate Stirrers to a mug filled with Hot Chocolate, a handful of candy and you have a fun gift! These make great gifts for teachers, neighbors, hair stylist, and more!

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board Gift Idea

Everyone loves a delicious Charcuterie Board, why not put one together as a gift! This simple gift idea can be given to teachers, neighbors, friends or use as a hostess gift. 

To Go Cup with Hot Cocoa

Marshmallow Snowmen and Hot Cocoa Gift Idea

Are you looking for a fun and easy gift idea for teachers, co-workers, or neighbors? These Marshmallow Snowmen and Hot Cocoa Gift Idea are super easy and the kids can help make the snowmen too! 

Farmhouse Decor Gift Idea

Farmhouse Decor Lover

Do you have someone on your list that loves Farmhouse decorations? This lantern filled with a cozy blanket, pillow and candle is a great idea!

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Chocolate Fondue Recipe 

This special treat takes only 2 ingredients and is ready to serve in about 10 minutes! For Christmas, let’s add some fun chocolate fondue dippers made from pound cake, plus peppermint sticks, cookie sticks, strawberries and marshmallows.

Sugar Scrub in red and white in jars

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This Sugar Scrub Recipe uses only four ingredients, goes together in minutes and makes a great gift as well! Be sure to make an extra batch to keep yourself. Sugar Scrub can be used on your hands after doing dishes, or keep a jar in the shower or near your bathtub. It’s a great way to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. 

Free Christmas Printables

FREE Christmas Printables

Print out one (or more) of the Christmas printables, add them to a frame and you have a unique gift idea for the hostess or others on your list!

Fabric Garland

Holiday Lanterns

These lanterns can be filled with a variety of things and they take minutes to put together. You can find lanterns in many different sizes and styles at craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels, and also online.

Mini Cheese Balls

Mini Cheese Balls 

Whip up a batch of Cheese Ball, divide it into small balls, add them to a jar with crackers and you have a great gift for a hostess, neighbor, friend and more!

Decorated candles on table

DIY Decorated Candles

Decorating your home doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. These DIY Decorated Candles go together in minutes, use only a few supplies and are great as gifts as well

Hot Cocoa Kit

Hot Cocoa Kit 

This quick and easy gift idea is always a hit! Add a mug or two, along with the Hot Cocoa Kit and you have a fun gift everyone will love.

Containers of Christmas Slime decorated in Santa and Elf

Christmas Slime

Make this Christmas Slime with the kids and give as gifts for classroom parties, play groups or even neighborhood friends. Decorate the containers like Santa and his elves. 

Treat Bags

Treat Bags

Grab the FREE Printables and put together these fun Treat Bags for teachers, co-workers, neighbors and more!

Playdough Recipe

Gifts for Students

If candy isn’t something you want to give (like the treat bags) how about Playdough? Fill these little containers with non-toxic playdough that you can make in minutes, add a FREE Printable and you have a cute classroom gift!

Looking for more gift ideas? These easy Gifts from the Kitchen is just what you are looking for!

Gifts from the Kitchen

Follow along with the 100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration for more simple recipes, easy crafts, homemade gift ideas, decorating tips and much more!

Homemade Holiday Inspiration

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