Christmas is in less than a week and all of my shopping is done with the exception of some stocking stuffers that I would like to give to some of my favorite people. A little something that comes from the heart and that when they use it, they will think of me and all the time and love I put into making it just for them.
I scoured the Internet, and Pinterest too, and found a few of my favorites that I think you will love just as much as I do.
1.) Felt Heart Hand Warmers
What an amazingly cute way to keep those people you love warm. They are so easy to make. All it takes is a little time, a lot of love, and some patience. I am making these for my daughters and my husband because the thought of them keeping their hands warm by holding tiny little hearts that I gave them is beyond adorable.
I am that mom, like most of you I am sure, who slips sweet little “I love you” notes into my daughters’ bento boxes (when they take lunch) or their backpacks. These cute little hand warmers are the same thing; it’s like holding their hand when they are freezing on recess. For complete details, check out HenryHappened.com.
2.) Homemade Peppermint Bath Scrubs
I am a big fan of the exfoliating powers of sugar scrubs. Peppermint sugar scrub smells amazing! It is the perfect scent for the holiday season, and it is a miracle cure for dry hands chapped from the blistering cold.
You can change the scent for different seasons of the year; peach for the summer, pumpkin for the fall, and coconut for the summer. Peppermint will definitely put you in the holiday spirit and will bring a smile to the face of whomever you give it to for Christmas.
For complete instructions on how to make this easy and fantastically festive holiday stocking stuffer, check out APumpkinandAPrincess.com.
3.) Printed Candles
I love candles but there is just something about a personalized candle that makes me simply giddy. The possibilities are endless; your wedding vows on a candle for your husband in his favorite scent, a verse about how much your mother means to you, words of a mother’s love for your daughter, or the virtues of friendship for your best friend or sister.
These candles are beautiful, meaningful, and classy. I want to make them for everyone I know, except I only have five days left until Christmas so maybe next year. Then again they are very cost-effective and not very time-consuming to make.
For complete instructions, check out SparkleandHay.com.
4.) Cowgirl Cookies in a Jar
Who doesn’t love all the ingredients in a jar to make cookies? I actually received one of these when I was in my 20s and was kind of disappointed ... until I made the cookies that weekend. Sometimes the mood strikes you for a cookie and you just don’t want to haul yourself out into the cold to get the ingredients, then you spend the rest of the day with that unsatisfied feeling. With this ingenious, thoughtful gift, you don’t have to worry about that because all the ingredients are right there for you. I’ve got to say, ever since then, every single time I smell cookies baking, I smile and think of the person who gave me that first cookie in a jar kit.
It’s perfect for anyone who likes to bake or eat cookies, which is pretty much everyone, right? It’s sweet and you know what they say, “The way to anybody’s heart is through their stomach!” If that’s true, this gift is sure to be a big hit.
For complete instructions on how to create your own cowgirl cookies in a jar, check out Bakerella.
5.) Felted Wool Soaps
I don’t really use bar soap, but I was watching the Hallmark channel the other day and saw this segment on felted wool soaps and I was sold.
Soap will last twice as long wrapped in wool rather than left on the rack to get goopy and gross. Bonus, wool acts as a natural exfoliator that is gentle on your skin. And the best part is that wool is a natural antibacterial, so you don’t have to worry about the cleanliness of your soap; the very reason that I don’t use bar soap. The key is to not remove the felted wool and use the recipient’s favorite scent of soap.
For complete instructions on how to make your very own felted wool soaps, check out Home and Family.
What is your favorite homemade stocking stuffer to share with your loved ones?
Image via HenryHappened.com