Christmas is only 3 days away – do you know where your presents are? If not, you might be scrambling to either A. get green gifts online (though they probably won’t arrive before the big day) or B. brave the mass pandemonium at your local mall (don’t forget to wear your riot gear). But wait! We have some smart ideas for last minute gifts from presents you can make yourself to some that only take a little time to whip up, that are eco-friendly, affordable and won’t betray your procrastination – and you can even put them together as late as on Christmas Eve.
For those of you who possess crafting skills, why not make your own personalized, one-of-a-kind gifts? From intriguing mini-terrariums that thrive inside old lightbulbs to delectable home-cooked tomato sauce to thoughtful customized walking tours, check out all of our ideas for home made presents made of recycled items that you can put together in just a few hours.
If you aren’t the super confident about your DIY talents, another way to give a great, last minute present is by giving the gift of time. Whether it’s doing something as simple as making them a hearty home-cooked meal to something more elaborate like hosting a swap party for them (and you!) to get a whole new wardrobe, check out all of our fun suggestions for the best gifts of time that don’t take a whole lot of time to put together.
Need even more ideas for last minute green gifts? Check out 7 smart ones here from edible presents you can whip up in a jiffy to green gift certificates that let your recipient decide what to get for themselves.