Homemade stocking stuffers for everyone to enjoy


Isabella Fortunati

Share your newly made DIY gifts with your friends and family, perfect for the holiday season!

Isabella Fortunati, Writer

With Christmas right around the corner, ‘tis the season for people to procrastinate on their gifts. So why not create something and handmade to add the extra special effect for your loved ones? Here are some simple handmade stocking stuffers that are affordable and easy to obtain.

Brown-sugar Sugar Scrub

Winter is infamous for making dry skin, so a brown sugar scrub would be a perfect gift for anyone wanting to give their skin extra love. This recipe will literally take five minutes and it contains household items anyone would have around their house.


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (almond, olive or coconut work best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract


Paper clip Bookmarks

Reading is something everyone does (hopefully) and creasing the corners on pages is a no-go way to chapter your books. However, it seems that bookmarks are a foreign object in most people’s homes.  So, why not give a number of cute bookmarks for cheap? This is a useful gift that everyone needs and could use every day.


  • Big paper clips
  • Colored String


Hot Cocoa in a Jar

Hot cocoa is an amazing holiday drink to enjoy at any point in the day. I have caught myself having this breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between plenty of times. Hot cocoa in a jar is an extraordinary gift for the holidays, with guaranteed smiles when they open this gift.


  • 1 cup of hot cocoa mix
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows
  • 6-8 candy canes crushed
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips
  • Mason jar


Painted phone case

Many people always want to switch up something in their life, and a phone case would be a perfect match. Creating something unique and thoughtful for a special person makes this gift one-of-a-kind. Also, this will give you creative freedom for what you want to make.


  • A clear phone case
  • Acrylic paint
What do you think?