diy gift guide

7 Last-Minute Homemade Gifts That Will Help Make Life Better


Making a heartfelt gift or finding time to bake or cook for someone you love can mean more than any gift from a big box store.

DIY: Stress Less Cubes

conversation cubes

Use these free printables to create cubes to help you DOWNSHIFT with family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else. You can decoupage these to cardboard or materials you already have at home, or paste them onto blank wooden cubes to create a more hefty gift.

These can be put on the dinner table, on the desk, on the kitchen counter, or anywhere else where it’ll remind everyone to downshift often and reduce stress. Based on our research of blue zones centenarians, the healthiest, longest-lived people in the world, we know that they have routines to help them shed the stress of daily life.


Downshift Adult Coloring Book Page Tray

Turn your art (and relaxation time) into a colorful tray using the free Downshift Adult Coloring Book pages at 

Wooden tray – $14 on Amazon

Easy, Healthy Raspberry Chia Jam

Switch up the fruit to your liking! Decorate the jar with a ribbon and offer your favorite serving suggestions on a pretty, handwritten tag.


Wooden Photo Plaque

Help kickstart a pride shrine by creating a custom wooden photo plaque using a photo you know they’ll love.

Homemade Sourdough Starter

A homemade loaf of sourdough is a wonderful gift, but if you’re looking for a gift that will keep on giving, make a sourdough starter so that your recipient will be able to continue to make sourdough all year long. Don’t forget to add instructions for how to keep it alive.


Glow in the Dark Gifts For Gardeners

Use Glow in the Dark paint to transform everyday pots and stepping stones for the gardener in your life. 

Glow in the Dark paint $8.99 at

Christmas Tea Trees

Create a festive display for the tea-lover in your life using a combination of herbal or green tea.

Herbal tea – $9.89 at

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