If you’ve ever received a custom gift from a loved one, you understand how special it feels. The authenticity of receiving uniquely made gifts fosters emotions unrivaled by non-customized presents.
In many homes, opening a stocking is often more exciting than opening the big gifts. Especially when the gifts inside are personalized for your loved ones. Girls, boys, women or men, this list of 25 DIY stocking stuffer projects will allow you to personalize that present in a way your friends or family will love.
Instagram Greeting Cards
Custom stationary 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.
Friendship Bracelets for Children
Origami Gift Card Holder
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.
Drawstring Coin Purse
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.
Homemade Play-Dough for Christmas
Cute DIY Headphone Wrap
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
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
DIY Paper Dolls
What wonderful treasures will be waiting inside the stockings this year? Only Santa (and his helpful little elves) know for sure. What type of DIY stocking stuffers are you making this year? Share a little in the comments!