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6 Creative Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Looking for creative stocking stuffers for this holiday season? We have ideas for kids and adults alike—including homemade gifts for crafty givers.

6 Creative Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The holidays are fast on their way, and for many of us, that means finding ways to make sure everyone’s stocking is full. The great part about these small gifts is that there are so many fun things you can do with them! Here are a few of our favorite creative stocking stuffer ideas to get you started.

1. Set up a scavenger hunt!

If you’re looking for alternative gift ideas for the kids, this may be the one. A scavenger hunt blends a bit of Easter fun into your holiday traditions, except instead of hunting for eggs, your kids can be hunting for candies, small toys, or other treats. To set the scavenger hunt up, stash goodies in unlikely spots around the house, then create a list of clues for the kids to follow. Make sure everyone gets the same number of clues to keep the peace.

2. Make homemade candles

Never made candles before? That’s OK! Getting started is super easy. Shop online for a DIY candle kit that includes not only tools, but some jars, wax, scents, and instructions for creating candles. You should be able to get everything for less than $100.

3. Scratch tickets for the win!

This is a great stocking stuffer to get adults. Most scratch-off tickets only cost a buck or two, which is perfect when your gift-getter list is long. Plus who doesn’t love scratching them off to see if they won?

4. Support a cause

Want to make sure your gift recipient also gets to enjoy the glowing feeling that comes with a gift well given? You could try making charitable donations in their name. It’s a great way to support causes that you and your giftees believe in.

For something they can use, search for nonprofit organizations that make products in support of a cause. You’ll find people selling everything from artisanal soap to plushy socks, with the proceeds all going to support people and places around the world.

5. Try DIY skincare and cosmetics

There is so much you can do with this idea, plus you can make these stocking stuffers in batches if you have a lot of recipients on your list! Make scented sugar scrubs, bath bombs, bath salts, perfume, aftershave, beard balm, or fabulously flavored lip balms. Search online for recipes and supplies—you’ll be surprised how inexpensive these options are.

6. You can never go wrong with food!

Everyone eats, and everyone enjoys finding treats in their stockings. For this idea, get started by making a list of everyone getting gifts this year, then take notes about food allergies, intolerances, and preferences. Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to hunt for recipes. Think homemade peanut brittle, hot chocolate mix, homemade baking mixes, soup mix, and DIY hot sauce.

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