6 easy last minute Christmas gifts you can make at home

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1. Gift certificates

The day before Christmas is often a hectic one, featuring a certain amount of mad scrambling to ensure everything is in order for the big celebration.

Before dashing off to the mall for last-minute purchases to round out someone’s gift or to have something extra on hand, consider using materials you’ve already got at home to make special, homemade presents. Here are some ideas for quick DIY gifts.

Make gift certificates that highlight whatever personal skills you have that can benefit others in some way. For example, you could offer several nights of home-cooked meals with the option of delivery or serving at your home; a set number of free babysitting sessions; a massage; a manicure/pedicure, etc. Include a “use before” date.