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These five DIY hostess gifts for the holidays are quick and easy so you can whip them up last-minute, perfect for when the holidays get the best of you!

5 Easy DIY Hostess Gifts For The Holidays

Want to make your host or hostess feel special? Give them something handmade! Check out these 5 Easy DIY Hostess Gifts for options that are thoughtful, heart-warming, and useful (no re-gifting here!).

Best of all, you can get them together in no time. Which is especially helpful when the Christmas chaos has gotten the best of you. In fact, most of these DIY Hostess Gifts can be made in less time than it would take you to run out and buy a bottle of wine!

5 Easy DIY Hostess Gifts (You can whip up last-minute)

These five DIY hostess gifts for the holidays are quick and easy so you can whip them up last-minute, perfect for when the holidays get the best of you!

Simmering Holiday Potpourri

Make it easy for your hostess to fill their home with Christmas scent. It comes with fresh orange, though if you want to, you can dry the orange ahead of time for a more long-lasting package. Add to a simmering pot of water to bring that something special to any holiday occasion. Your hostess will love it.

DIY Stove Top Simmer


DIY Body Butter

Who wouldn’t love a little hydrating self-care throughout the holidays? This DIY Body Butter is easy to make. Just pop some in a jam jar and add a personalized label and you’re all set!

DIY Body Butter


Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Of course, I had to add something boozy to the list! My grandmother used to make homemade Kahlua every year, but the richness and absolute decadence of Baileys Irish Cream was always my preferred choice for sipping after dinner, instead of dessert. Or add a touch to your coffee on Christmas morning for a super special treat. Indulge your host or hostess this year!

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream


DIY Doggie Treats

Does your host have a pooch or two? Stand out from the usual hostess gifts by bringing something homemade for their furry family–what host wouldn’t be charmed?

OK, so this one needs to bake for a little while, but it’s still quick and easy! And if you don’t have the dog bone cookie cutter shape, rectangle works just fine too.


Flowers In January

Give the gift of flowers and fragrance in the New Year with some flower starts. There’s nothing I love more than Narcissus in January to help with the winter blahs. Plus I’m sure you have some extra vases or bowls around you can use–if not, a quick trip to the thrift store will provide tons of options. Dress up your vase or glass with some pretty ribbon and you’re all set!

forced narcissus bulbs

Boom! Crush the holidays with these DIY Hostess Gifts. Reciprocate your host or hostess’s generosity and show off your handmade fabulousness this holiday. When things can get hectic and crazy, personal touches like these that come from the heart really stand out and remind us what the holidays are about.

And the absolute best part of making these gifts is that you can double your efforts and have some leftovers for yourself! (Baileys I’m looking at you!)

Which one will you try?

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  • Reply Aireona

    Super cute ideas! These are right up the alley of my sister-in-law. She made us sugar scrub last year.

    December 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    • Reply michelle

      Ooh, I bet it was an awesome gift!

      December 17, 2017 at 7:19 am
  • Reply Kyla Matton Osborne

    Oh, I love the narcissus! And who doesn’t love Bailey’s? Homemade is even more fun 🙂

    December 16, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply michelle

      I agree, Kyla, homemade IS more fun!

      December 17, 2017 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Ivonne

    Such wonderful ideas! I LOVE the homemade Bailey’s; I’ll have to try it ~ Bailey’s is my favourite!!

    December 17, 2017 at 6:43 am
    • Reply michelle

      Right? Sooo yummy!

      December 17, 2017 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Joni

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas. It inspires me to something extra special for hosts and guests alike.

    December 17, 2017 at 9:46 am
    • Reply michelle

      You always do something extra special, Joni!

      December 17, 2017 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Blair villanueva

    Oh that flowers in January is so sweet idea! I would be happy to receive it and excited to see them blooming for the coming months.

    December 19, 2017 at 12:15 am
    • Reply michelle

      They seem to brighten up the day! And they smell great too:)

      December 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Yeah Lifestyle

    These are fabulous gifts and wonderful ideas for those wanting to give their hostess something special and different

    December 19, 2017 at 4:19 am
    • Reply michelle

      Glad you think so!

      December 19, 2017 at 12:29 pm

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