It may not be anyone’s birthday or special occasion, but you may know someone who needs a pick me up right now, during these difficult times. You don’t have to spend much to make someone feel appreciated. It just takes some DIY gift ideas and a little bit of your time. This post originally appeared on my magazine Style Adventure.

I’ll admit it; I leave gift buying to the last minute, unless I’m buying things online. Everyone who knows me knows this (unfortunately). More years than I can count, I’ve been shopping Christmas Eve, as well as buying birthday presents on the same day. I’m trying to improve on it! One thing I am good at is making presents. I usually make part or all of everyone’s gift.

Here are three DIY gift ideas I make that take the least amount of time if you are a last minute shopper or would like to make someone in your life smile.

DIY at-home spastravaganza

This one takes time the day of the spa day, but for the gift giving part, you just have to make a gift card listing the items you want to use for the spa day. To save space, I will link to the article I wrote that gave detailed instructions for each item. The main spa menu treatments include:

You can do all for of them or pick and choose the ones you’d think the person would like.

For details read, my article about creating an at-home spa day article.

At-home spa day

Get them glowing with this homemade skin care product basket

This is all natural and quick and easy to make! Bonus if you include the spa day! The basket includes:

Jars for diy gift ideas



Bath oil: 250ml coconut milk, 4 tablespoons of almond oil, and eight sprigs of fresh mint, blended until smooth.

Body and face scrub: Mix a cup of white or brown sugar with enough olive oil to make it into a paste.

Face mask: If you know their skin type, choose the right one from the lists below. If you don’t, go with the one for normal skin.


Three-course tasting lunch

All menu items are gluten-free and vegan.

To save space I’m going to link to the post I wrote that gave the recipes and nutrition and health benefits, but the main items include:

For the details, check out the recipe.

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