Create some, or all, of your stocking stuffers for women using this handy list. With plenty of DIY options that are sustainable, and easy to make at home, you’ll find something to appeal to everyone on your stocking list. Bath bombs and lip balms are just some of the quick to make options you’ll find here.
There’s still plenty of time to prepare for Christmas Day. If you still need some ideas for easy, thoughtful and DIY Christmas Gifts and Stocking Stuffers check out this list. There’s a few more complicated gifts in the mix but most can be made in a few hours, less time than it takes to knit a pair of mittens, and many can be batch created. You might already have the materials on hand for many of these projects. This was originally part of the sustainable stocking stuffer challenge, and you can continue with this idea as you wish.
If the men in your life still need ideas for stockings stuffers for women in their’s, give them this list and offer a hand. Or, create them for all the women on your list too. Many of these options could also be used for gift baskets, office and work gift exchanges, and more.
Draft snakes are simple, but useful. You can sew, crochet or knit different versions of these useful, and cute, critters using scrap material. Lay the snake along a window sill or across the bottom of a door frame and lower your carbon foot print while you keep your house warm. Most of these can be made from recycled fabrics or left over yarn, too. Fill with whole wheat, barley, popcorn or flax seed, or a combination of seeds and fiberfill. I’m going to do a couple of these for our own back door.
Word Wall Art
Words are beautiful and powerful things. They can inspire or destroy. They can lift you up or bring you down. Choose your words wisely. Make your own word art as stocking stuffers for women in your life. Pick a saying or phrase that inspires you and use it as the basis for a decorative gift for the word lover in your life. Use wood or canvas for a background for painted words, or use fabric and create a multi-media version.
Create hand warmers, or neck warmers and fill with different seeds. Seeds that work include flax, cherry pits, small beans, wheat berries, and cattle corn (not popcorn!). Check out this tutorial for a full sized neck warmer, and make ones one-fifth of the size for hand warmers. Caution: don’t make a neck warmer with wheat berries for someone allergic to gluten or wheat though.
These would make a great sustainable stocking stuffer and you can make them from fabric scraps or recycled clothing. You can also make them in the shape of animals, if you wish. These are just one of the great stocking stuffers for women, that can be personalized as you wish.
Candy Cane Lip Balm:
This sweet lipbalm is easy to batch create, and perfect as one of your stocking stuffers for women. No matter how many ladies are on the stocking list, a batch of this lipbalm will have perfect appeal. If you want a different flavor, vary out the essential oils you use with a different holiday blend. There’s some fascinating options available.
Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh Bath Bombs:
Any type of bath-bomb makes a great stocking stuffer. These gold, frankincense, and myrrh bath bombs are extra special for the holiday season. Reminiscing back to the Christmas story, these bath bombs contain gold micah, and the rich essential oil scents of frankincense and myrrh.
Grab an 8 x 2 piece of lumber and cut planks for sanding, painting and making words, like Joy, Peace, and Love. Create small, child-sized cubes, with the letters for the words painted on each side of the block.
Lip balm for Christmas Cheer
This tinted lip balm takes less than an hour to make, and you may have all the ingredients on hand already. With just some beeswax, olive oil, some micah, and a natural colorant, it is a very simple and easy recipe to make. Add in unique labels, and you have a useful gift.
Emergency Chocolate or Candy
Make up some tasty almond roca, or peanut brittle, as a perfect stocking stuffer. One batch of either of these candies can be split into 4-6 gift bags for stockings. These homemade candies are perfect for anyone who has a sweet tooth, and no nut allergy!
Homemade Liqueurs and Extracts:
This is a little more involved gift, that can be packaged in small bottles for stockings, or larger ones for larger gifting needs. Check out how to make your own chocolate liqueur here, or coffee liqueur here. You can also make vanilla extract, or even a sweet vanilla liqueur if you wanted to. For next year’s planning, try this DIY cherry liqueur when the cherries are in-season, or grab some frozen or dried cherries and make it for this year! These always make great stocking stuffers, and not just for women!
Wooden Bread boards and Cutting Boards
Get a piece of lumber and give this a try with a jig saw, sandpaper and some mineral oil you can turn a piece of scrap lumber into a beautiful piece of kitchen art. Use linseed oil, or a linseed and beeswax blend as a food safe and (most) allergy safe finish. Wood can also be finished with walnut oil, if there is a flax allergy but not a nut allergy.
These can be packaged in single-bath amounts for stocking stuffers, or in larger packages for larger gifts. Bath salts can be created to a scent theme, with the addition of essential oils and an emulsifier to keep them from floating on the bath water. These fir needle bath salts have a sweet holiday scent, and can also act as a detoxifier, though they do take a bit of clean up from the bath tub!
Back to You:
If you are looking for ways to DIY Christmas gifts and make happy Christmas memories while living within the health and budget constraints that have been handed to you this year, I created a resource that will help with more than just stocking stuffers for women.
This DIY Christmas Planner workbook will help you make a solid plan you can live with for a Happy Holiday season. You’ll find inspiring DIY gift ideas, space to reflect on what is important to you, and a place to set goals for bringing a happy and meaningful Christmas to your family this year.
Get on Santa’s Permanent Nice list by staying organized, calm, and in control this Christmas Season.