Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stocking Stuffer Checklist with Printable

So now you've seen DIY Stocking Stuffers and you've seen a bunch of stocking stuffers from amazing Etsy sellers, but you still have a few more last minute goodies you want to get from the store. Now what to pick up?  Here is a printable check list to cover Stocking Stuffers for toddlers, teens, mom, dad, and kids. Print it out and either leave it a full sheet or cut out the 3x3 squares for a mini check list.
Click the image above to get the full document.
I hope you enjoyed my first mini series of a bigger series. Stay tuned for Gifts for Mom!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DIY Stocking Stuffers
"And the stockings were hung..." Yesterday we featured some awesome Etsy shops and their stocking stuffers, so visit that post if you didn't see it!  Today I'm talking to the DIYers of the world. All of you who want to put that extra special touch to your gift giving. 

Please note as your read, I do not own any of the pictures shown. If you click on the picture, it should take you to the original blog or source. Show these bloggers some love by visiting their blog and pinning!

First up, Homemade Bath Crayons. Who does love to draw in the bathtub? I've been known to steal my kids' bath crayons and write little messages to my husband! Head on over to DIY Natural to see how to make some at home.
Kids are going to LOVE this one. Glitter Slime!
One of my favorite gifts to give, Hot Chocolate. These are so easy to put together and a great gift for just about anyone. This blogger even includes an awesome printable for Snowman Soup.

 Another creative way to give hot chocolate, these DIY Chalkboard Mugs. These are so cute! I imagine giving these to my husband and writing little messages for him in the morning.

It was way harder to find a DIY Men's Stocking Stuffer than I thought it would be. Luckily I came across these awesome DIY Meat Rubs!
Then I found a classic stocking stuffer for men, coupon books. These are quick and easy to put together. This blogger even includes a free printable!
Teenagers are always hard to shop for, but you can't go wrong with this cute stocking stuffer! 
 Another generous blogger, she includes a free printable too!

 Or, every teen likes getting money. This makes it a little more giftable. This blogger has a ton of cute ideas for wrapping up money.
Don't forget about mom! Sugar scrubs are perfect for the mom that deserves a nice relaxing treat. This blog had some really great recipes; I'll definitely be revisiting this blog to make some for myself!
This next one was from one of my Silhouette Challenge blog trains and is one of my favorite DIYs. If you don't have a Silhouette, this could easily be done with hole punches. I LOVE it!
Another quick gift for those of you with a die cutter. There are still a lot of us who like to crack open a fresh new book and we definitely need a bookmark in our stockings!

Can't forget to include the jokesters out there. I LOVE this idea.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it has inspired you to get out there and make some Christmas gifts. For quick and easy repining, click here.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Stocking Stuffers Found On Etsy

Welcome to my first blog of a series featuring all about Christmas! Over the next couple weeks, I'll have featured etsy shops, DIY gifts and more! Today I'm starting with Stocking Stuffers found on Etsy.

I love supporting small businesses. I understand what it takes to run a small business. What it means to stay up way too late to make sure you get your orders out in time. The thrill and sometimes anxiety that comes with hearing a cha-ching on your phone. So this year, I'm striving to make my Christmas a handmade or found on Etsy Christmas. Join me in supporting small businesses this year.

As your browse through these great Etsy listings, remember, these pictures are not mine. I know you're going to want to shop, so I've made it easy for you. Just click on the picture and you'll be taken right to the shop.

Unique Stocking Stuffers for Anyone
Are you shopping for someone who has everything? Head on over to Couture Light Switches for some unique light switch covers starting at just $6.95!
I think everyone knows someone who knits or crochets and it seems like they already have all the yarn they'll ever need. However, I found this hand dyed yard over at Groovy Hues and I can bet they don't have this yet! So awesome and I love the name for this one, "It's So Easy Being Green"

Having a house that smells like the holidays always brings back the best memories. Head on over to Emmazing Scents and shop. When you buy 5, you get 1 free!!

When the holidays are over, you're going to need this aromatherapy candle to Relax & Revive - Lavender, Rosemary and Peppermint aromatherapy candle with a choice of wood wick for a gentle crackle giving a slight scent of wood or cotton wick. Stop over to Simply Pure Butters for some more yummy candles!
Don't forget about making your car smell fresh! Head on over to Cowgirl Gems to choose from 20+ scents and different shapes!

Stocking Stuffers for Her

Etsy also has some very unique jewelry options, like these turquoise pieces from The Joyful Jewelry Box.
Here's another neat jewelry find found over at Fiera Fashions!

Stocking Stuffers for Him
I really LOVE this idea! Every time the man in your life sees this, he'll be reminded of you and the life you have together. I'm definitely picking one of these up from Message Me This soon!

Stocking Stuffers for the Kiddos
Oh my goodness! This little girl is so cute, but take a look at her simple, comfy, everyday wear headband! I just love it and I know you will too, so skip over to Cara's Custom Tutus to get one for your little girl!
I stopped over to Alaska's Adornments and found some super cute stocking stuffers like this felt elf puzzle. It's the perfect way to keep the kiddo's busy on the way to Grandma's or keeping the early birds occupied till everyone else wakes up!
Also over at Alaska's Adornments, she had these cute lip balm holder. Perfect for all the girls you're shopping for, young and old!
Another great way to keep the kiddos busy (and organized) are crayon roll ups. I found this adorable one over at Paper From Heaven.

Stocking Stuffers for Teens
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Teenagers can be so hard to shop for! But you can't go wrong with these boot cuffs from Boot Cuff Susie! They are sure to bring on the ever so rare teenager smile.
And if you thought it was hard to shop for a teen girl, finding something cool enough for a teen boy is even harder! Luckily, I found this cute (I mean totally cool!) key chain wallet over at Hello Petronille.

Of course shopping for stockings stuffers wouldn't be complete without also shopping for stockings. Here are some of my favorites from Etsy. All the links are over on my pinterest board below or linked to each individual picture..

To quickly view all these links and more in one place, visit my pinterest board here.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Coming up!

It's coming guys! Winter! And winter means Christmas! You're going to be starting to shop soon if you haven't already. So gear up for some exciting Christmas themed blogs this week.  Here's what's on the schedule:

Monday November 10th
Shop small business with some featured Etsy shops. The shops featured will be showing off their stocking stuffers!

Tuesday November 11th
DIY Stocking Stuffers

Wednesday November 12th
I'm browsing Pinterest as we speak to find some awesome stocking stuffer ideas!

Stay tuned! I have some awesome stuff planned!