There is something infinitely exciting about pulling gift after gift out of a bulging stocking. Unfortunately, those stockings can be really expensive to fill. Once you’ve got one or two unique gifts, it’s tempting to start hunting for cheap stocking stuffers, and before you know it, you’re in the $1 aisle. But before you fill those stockings with stuff no one really wants, check out these DIY stocking stuffers that are thoughtful and inexpensive. Win, win, win!
2. Copper and Marble Notebooks: These stylish notebooks are welcome gifts for the list-makers, the planner-obsessed and anyone who loves copper and marble. Oh wait, that’s everyone. (via The Lovely Drawer)
4. DIY Wrapped Necklace Kit ($29): Whip up one of these delicate necklaces for all the ladies on your list. Whether it’s your mom or your grandma, this gilded necklace is appropriate for all ages.
6. Wooden Polaroid Displays: There need to be more printed photos in the world. Agree? Encourage your loved ones to get those priceless snaps off their phone and into these cool mini frames. (via Sugar and Cloth)
9. DIY Bauhaus Cuff Kit ($45): This cuff is a style maven’s dream come true. Get a few kits to make some for your besties (and yourself!).
10. Copper Dipped Shot Glasses: Pick up a bunch of $1 shot glasses and give them a stylish makeover. Even the most style-blind peeps you know will recognize their drinking game just got a major upgrade. (via Pop Sugar)
14. Test Tube Hot Cocoa: Not just for high school chemistry anymore, test tubes are the perfect size for one mug of delicious peppermint hot chocolate. Just pop the top and pour into hot milk. (via Swellmayde)
15. DIY Solid Perfume: Nice-smelling perfume is always a good gift option, but sometimes it can be risky for those with more sensitive skin. Instead, make a tester set of solid perfumes scented with their favorite essential oils. (via Hello Natural)
16. DIY Garden Markers: While you might not be able to give them a green thumb, you can give the new gardener a cool set of plant markers so at least they can keep track of what they’re growing. (via Wellnesting)
18. Jingle Bell Door Hanging: Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the craving to weave friendship bracelets is gone. Dig up that collection of embroidery thread and make a holiday version by adding jingle bells to the braid. (via Brit + Co)
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