Great Homemade Gifts to Put in Your Holiday Stockings This Year

Stocking stuffing truly is an art. Knowing exactly what to put in holiday stockings can be extremely challenging. Some of the common complaints about Christmas stockings is how much stuff to put in it, what to do if gifts do not fit, and of course, what to even put in it. To help with these problems, we have taken the time to put together a great list to help get you started.

Homemade Gifts for Holiday Stockings

Instagram Greeting Cards

Custom stationery is always a great gift. These heartfelt Instagram cards show that you took the time to choose something specific for the recipient. Say Yes to Hoboken offers this photo and instructions for Instagram Greeting Cards.

Sugar Scrub and Shimmer Lotion

There are lots of recipes for homemade sugar scrubs, but this DIY gift kicks it up a notch with the addition of a matching lotion. Susan Tuttle Photography offers this photo and instructions for Sugar Scrub and Shimmer Lotion.

Elastic Hair Ties

A girl can never have too many hair ties. With this simple tutorial, you can make cute hair accessories in every color of the rainbow. The Superettes offer this photo and instructions for Elastic Hair Ties.

Heart-Shaped Paperclip Bookmarks

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Twist a few colored paper clips to make a fun heart shape. Voilà! Package them up in a 4-ounce mason jar for extra style points. How about Orange offers this photo and instructions for Heart-shaped Paperclip Bookmarks.

DIY Bath Bombs

Pack the stocking with pop and fizz! These pretty bath bombs are easy to make and you can personalize them with fragrance or colors for each recipient. IdleWife offers this photo and instructions for DIY Bath Bombs.

Reinbeer

Guys need stocking stuffers, too. Give him something to smile about with a bottle or two of Reinbeer. Tutorial for Reinbeer by SusieQTpies with photo by Rindy Mae.

Friendship Bracelets for Children

Show the kids that Santa wants to be their BFF with an easy-to-assemble friendship bracelet. Dandee offers this photo and instructions for Friendship Bracelets for Children.

Origami Gift Card Holder

Will Santa be delivering gift cards this year? Dress up those standard plastic cards with a sweet origami holder. How About Orange offers this photo and instructions for an Origami Gift Card Holder.

Leather Cup Sleeve

Give plain paper cups a rock and roll edge with this coffee sleeve. Pop Champagne offers this photo and instructions for a Leather Cup Sleeve.

Bright Ideas Stocking Stuffer

Add something inspirational to their stocking with a collection of quotes and loving messages customized for the recipient. The Charming Blog offers this photo and instructions for the Bright Ideas Stocking Stuffer.

Chocolate Covered Spoons for Hot Cocoa

Kids and adults will be happy to find this in their stocking! Pair with the Instant Mocho Mix below for a delicious drink that will warm their hearts. A Beautiful Mess offers this photo and instructions for Chocolate Covered Spoons for Hot Cocoa.

Instant Mocha Mix

These individual mocha mix drinks are something that can be enjoyed immediately. Follow the mocha recipe for adults and fill hot cocoa tubes for the kids. Something Turquoise offers this photo and instructions for Instant Mocha Mix.

His/Hers Pillow Cases

Did you know that Santa is a romantic? It’s true! These decorative pillow cases are the perfect addition to his and hers stockings. A Beautiful Mess offers this photo and instructions for His/Hers Pillow Cases.

Holiday Wine Stoppers

The bottle might not fit in the stocking, but these festive ornament wine stoppers will. Plus, you can whip up a whole set in less than an hour! Domestikated Life offers this photo and instructions for Holiday Wine Stoppers.

Paperclip Earrings

Who knew paper clips could be so cool? Make these modern string art earrings and even your teen might be impressed. Evie S. offers this photo and instructions for Paperclip Earrings.

Drawstring Coin Purse

Amazingly versatile, you can make this coin purse out of whatever fabric scraps you have on hand. Between The Lines offers this photo and instructions for a Drawstring Coin Purse.

Pixel Coasters

These kid-friendly plastic coasters can be personalized with any pixel art. Recreate a modern design of geometric shapes or add a monogrammed letter for the ultimate custom coaster. My Poppet offers this photo and instructions for Pixel Coasters.

Glitter Globes

Create a holiday-themed diorama or use your child’s tiny toys to build a miniature world that they’ll love all year long. Camille Styles offers this photo and instructions for Glitter Globes.

Homemade Play-Dough for Christmas

It’s not just red and green, this homemade Play-Dough also smells like peppermint. Musings From a SAHM offers this photo and instructions for Homemade Play-Dough for Christmas.

Cute DIY Headphone Wrap

Turn a pair of cheap earbuds into a colorful fashion statement. Refinery 29 offers this photo and instructions for a Cute DIY Headphone Wrap.

DIY Sleepmask

Super chic and very little sewing required — the perfect combination for a quick DIY stocking stuffer. Package this with sugar scrub and hair ties (also on this list) for a complete beauty-themed stocking. Henry Happened offers this photo and instructions for a DIY Sleepmask.

Christmas Tea Bags

Package up some loose leaf tea and fill your stockings with a handcrafted drink that’s perfect for relaxing by the fire. Morning Creativity offers this photo and instructions for Christmas Tea Bags.

Stocking Stuffers with Wrigley’s Extra Gum

Gum is a stocking stuffer staple. Use this simple printable to turn plain gum into an adorable Christmas character. Wee Share offers this photo and instructions for Stocking Stuffers with Wrigley’s Extra Gum.

Wooden Peg Superheros

Easy to customize for boys and girls, these painted peg people make a good gift for the little ones. Fireflies and Mud Pies offers this photo and instructions for Wooden Peg Superheros.

DIY Paper Dolls

Little girls who love fashion will be inspired for hours of imaginative play with this craft kit. Grey Luster Girl offers this photo and instructions for DIY Paper Dolls.

Conclusion

Regardless of your financial situation and stocking your stuffing, at least one of these ideas will be a hit. Take some time and consider the stocking your stuffing and the that we provided here. And we can promise you that regardless of whatever you choose, it will be loved.

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