Published by Ashley Palmer.

Have you waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? You’re not alone. Avoid the mall rush and browse our list of cruelty-free DIY gifts instead. From easy keepsakes for grandma and grandpa to fun gifts that your favorite cat will love, you’ll find something for everyone on your list here.

For parents and grandparents, place one of your favorite color photos in a mason jar and fill with olive oil to create a sepia tone and an instant memento.

For your special someone, put together a recipe book filled with his or her favorite vegan meals. You can use a binder, create a recipe box, or make your own booklet with cardboard, paper, and yarn. Tip: Browse and print from PETA’s recipe database to get started!

For your girlfriends, whip up a batch of rejuvenating bath salts, a refreshing coffee facial scrub, or soy candles in their favorite scent. Present these gifts in mason jars with handmade labels and personalized notes.

For the little boys and girls in your life, give the gift of color with DIY crayons! Simply place old and broken crayons on silicone baking sheets and melt, allowing the crayons to harden into funky color combos in kid-friendly shapes.

For your coworkers, whip up a quick batch of your favorite vegan holiday treat and present it in gift bags with festive ribbons and bows.

For the pampered pooch in your life, try your hand at baking some homemade dog treats. Flavors like mint, peanut butter, and carrot are definite crowd-pleasers among canines.

For those with fabulous felines, hang onto those cardboard boxes and construct your own recycled cat scratcher, which will have your feline purring in no time.

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