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20 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Entire Family

20 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Entire Family

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Christmas is just a month and ten days away and many of you are beginning to prepare your Christmas shopping lists. In preparation for the holiday season, we bring you 20 stocking stuffer ideas that you can use for the entire family!

1. Personalized Coffee

For the coffee lovers in your house, create your own custom blend of coffee and personalize it with an adorable bag, ribbon and sticker!  You could also pair this with a mug of choice too!

Get full details over at

2. Coffee Cup Cozies

In the same vein as the previous suggestion, these unique, hand-crafted coffee cup cozies would be a delightful addition to any stocking!  I get a lot of Starbucks coffee so having a custom cozy for my coffee cup would set me apart from the sea of recycled cardboard jackets.

Get full details over at  Or, check out Crafty Staci’s reversible coffee cup sleeves.

3. Cute DIY Cookbook

For the cooks in your family, this DIY cookbook idea is practical, adorable and affordable!  It converts a photo album (that you can even pick up at the dollar store!) into a cookbook that you can either personalize with your favourite recipes or that you can let them fill up!

Get the full details on how to make it at Good Housekeeping.

4. Homemade Body Scrub

Body scrub can be expensive and it can be hard to know which brand to buy.  This DIY body scrub from Martha Stewart’s website is affordable and SUPER cute!  The labels can even be personalized with your own unique message to the gift recipient.

Get the full details over at

5. Nail Polish with Personalized Cards

Have a nail polish lover in your house?  This idea is super cute and super cheap to make!  This would also be a fabulous gift idea for co-workers or for a Christmas party.  You can use any nail polish you wish and customize the cards to your liking!

Get full details over at Supreme Courtney’s blog.

6. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch on a Keyfob

This is such a fantastic idea!  These keychains are in fact little zip pouches that are perfect for earbuds.  I know that I never have mine on me as I always forget them at home but this would be a perfect addition to the loop on my gym bag, laptop bag or even on my keychain itself!

Get the full details over at Erin Erikson’s blog.

7. Holiday Crayons

Do you have a lot of broken crayons lying around your house?  This holiday crayon idea will make use of those crayons and turn them into a perfect stocking stuffer for your creative kiddo!

Get the full details over at

8. Popcorn with Seasoning

This idea, from Jacolyn Murphy, could be used as a gift for your party hosts or as a stocking stuffer.  You could also customize or personalize any part of this gift as well!

Get the full details over at Jacolyn Murphy’s blog.

9. Peppermint Oreo Pops

Have a family member with a sweet tooth?  These peppermint Oreo pops are easy to make, are super delicious and are incredibly festive!  Throw some of these into the stockings of your loved ones and you’re sure to be a family favourite.

Get the full details over at Lulu the Baker’s blog.

10. Candy Cane Playdough

If you have a child in your life, this stocking stuffer idea is sure to excite!  Candy Cane Playdough is glittery dough that is wrapped up like a candy cane would be and stored in an adorable mason jar.

Get the full details over at the Artful Parent’s blog.

11. Truffle Hot Chocolate Balls

These look absolutely delicious!  For the chocolate lover in your family, these truffle hot chocolate balls are perfection!  Just drop them into a cup of hot milk and voila, hot chocolate :)

Get the full details over at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

12. Candy Gift Card Holder

For those of you that like to include a gift card in your family’s stockings, here is a great way to dress up the gift card and add a bit of candy for extra added sweetness.

Get the full details over at Kerry’s Paper Crafts.

13. Old MacDonald Hand Puppets

 These adorable hand puppets would be a charming addition to any young child’s stocking.  I love how relevant they are to the songs we all sing to our children plus it’s a great way to further introduce animal sounds.

Get the full details over at the Zitzman Fam’s blog.

14. Map Coasters

These custom, personalized coasters are a great stocking stuffer idea for him.  Print out maps of places he has been for an even more unique gift.  These are inexpensive to make and something that he can definitely use in his man cave.

Get the full details over at

15. Belt Rack from a Coat Hanger

This one passed the, “Husband, would you use this?” test!  My husband actually hangs all of his belts over a hanger or around the top hook but this would actually allow him to get a bit more organized about it.

Get the full details over at

16. Children’s Stencils

These children’s drawing stencils, from Lee Valley Tools, are a perfect stocking stuffer idea!  The best part?  They are under $10!  Great idea for children of any age.

Get the full details and order from

17. The Rimroller

While this next one will be most appropriate for my fellow Canadians during the Tim Hortons “Roll Up the Rim to Win” event, this rim roller is perfect for anyone who needs to roll up a coffee cup rim during a contest.

Get the full details at

18. Candy Sticks

These candy sticks are super simple to make and duper delicious too!  Simple peppermint sticks are decorated further with other deliciousness and then wrapped into a pretty, festive package.

Get the full details at

19. Gingerbread Cookie Puzzle

What a delicious and fun way to surprise someone this holiday season!  This gingerbread cookie puzzle will delight people of any age and makes a delicious way to spend a few minutes.

Get the full details over at

20. Personalized Board Book

This adorable board book idea is a perfect addition to your baby or toddler’s stocking.  You can completely customize it to suit your family or as a gift for someone else’s baby!

Get the full details over at

There you have it!  20 stocking stuffer ideas that are either handmade, inexpensive or free to make (depending on what you have lying around your house!)  I hope it gives you the inspiration you need to make this upcoming holiday season unique and fun.

If you do make or purchase any of the stocking stuffer ideas, let us know in the comments!  If you have other ideas or want to add links to your own DIY projects that would be appropriate, leave those in the comments too!

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Comments (11)

  1. Tricia
    Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    This list is awesome Erin! Thank you so much for sharing. I will be doing a few this year!
    • Erin
      Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
      Yay! Let me know which you end up doing.
  2. Crystal Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    LOVE THESE ERIN!!! Especially the personalized book and the gingerbread puzzle!!
    • Erin
      Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
      Thanks! :D I love a few of them too - especially the coffee cup cozies :)
  3. Mudhooks Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    You have the Pinterest link thing for your posts but not for Google+ or Facebook!! Why not? Makes things ever so much easier to share.
    • Erin
      Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
      We have one that is to the left of the post - do you see that little social sharing bar? That one has Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, Reddit and LinkedIn.
    • Erin
      Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
      We also have the little bar directly above the comments and just below the Pin button :) If they aren't showing up for you, can you send me an e-mail to i with your browser info?
      • Mudhooks Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
        Sorry, they aren't showing up on my screen (I am on my iPhone).
        • Mudhooks Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
          I am viewing it on the desktop version, not the mobile.
  4. Jen Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    Love ALL of these ideas...!!! Thanks Erin :)
    • Erin
      Thursday - 15 / 11 / 2012 Reply
      You are very welcome! :)

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