19 DIY Stocking Stuffers That Everyone Will *Actually* Want
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19 DIY Stocking Stuffers That Everyone Will *Actually* Want

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!

1. Mason Jar Cocktail: First off, the number one reason adult stockings are awesome: because alcohol. Portable alcohol. (via Brit + Co)

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)

3. Punny Ornaments: Gift an ornament they will actually hang on their tree. These pun-covered ones are sure to make anyone LOL. (via Brit + Co)

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.

5. Faux Leather Keychains: Everyone could use a burst of color during these gray months. And now every time they use their keys, they’ll be reminded of how awesome you are. (via Francois et Moi)

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)

7. DIY Velvet Sleep Mask: Make this mask for the world traveler who’s always catching a red eye flight, or for your BFF who claims she never gets enough beauty rest. (via The Homesteady)

8. Handmade Clay Pots: Now that everyone knows plants make you happier and more productive, it’s time to gift a succulent in a little planter to those workaholics on your gift list. (via Say Yes)

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)

11. DIY Woven Necklace: Jewelry is a popular choice for stocking stuffers, but a handmade piece is definitely going to get a lot more wear during the rest of the year. (via Enthralling Gumption)

12. Gold Foil Tote: Teachers, farmers’ market-goers, students and ladies who love big books all have one thing in common: their affinity for tote bags. (via Brit + Co)

13. DIY Mini Trees: Gild a few “trees” for a festive centerpiece that can stay up all winter long. They could even be used as ring holders year-round. (via Sugar & Cloth)

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)

17. Geo Wood Magnets: Make sure your Christmas card makes the fridge this year by giving the gift of magnets. (via Tell Love and Party)

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)

19. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub: Guys and gals alike will appreciate the gift of soft skin. The peppermint oil will invigorate even the biggest grinch to get into the holiday spirit. (via Sugar and Bash)

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