Stocking stuffers such as candy bars, gadgets, and gift cards are great and all, but making something by hand that comes from the heart can be even more meaningful. With a few simple ingredients and everyday kitchenware, you can whip up a variety of DIY gifts that’ll help win the holidays. From massage oils and facemasks to gel paints and sidewalk chalk, you’ll be amazed at what you can easily create at home with the help of Mason Jars.

1. Massage Oil

There are few activities more relaxing than getting a massage. If your significant other enjoys them as much as most people do, this could be an excellent choice for a DIY stocking stuffer gift. While you might not be a professional massage therapist, you can still help your partner experience a range of benefits that come from massages including:

  • Reduced back pain
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Increased sleep quality

For a stocking stuffer, we recommend filling up a small 4 oz. Mason jar. If you decide, you’d rather gift it as a present under the tree, use a pint-sized Mason jar and attach a reCAP Pump lid to it.

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2. Slime

The popularity of slime continues to be a phenomenon. Some kids (and adults) find that playing with it fun (is actually a good outlet to relieve stress). Whatever the case may be, this DIY gift idea could be a great one for your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, etc. All you really need is borax, Elmer's glue, and some food coloring, and a few other common household items you likely already have lying around at home.

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3. Hot Chocolate Cake Cookie Mix

Since cookie love is pretty universal, a Mason jar filled with pre-measured dry ingredients makes a sweet homemade gift idea that everyone will enjoy! All the recipient has to do later is add the wet ingredients and bake. Makes for a quick and easy dessert recipe, too!

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4. Daily Face Scrub

Skincare doesn’t always have to be expensive. In fact, many products can be made from the comfort of your own home with simple ingredients that are accessible to all. This face scrub is formulated in seconds from only salt and Coco Luxe Coconut Oil—a perfect gift for both teens and adults!

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5. Nebula Jar

This gift is special in two ways: to those who participate in making it, and to those who will receive it. Created from non-toxic materials, this jar will contain a small, colorful galaxy when properly crafted. It’s the perfect project to complete with the help of children! While this may be a lengthier project, the end result is certainly worth the wait.

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6. Gel Paints

Simple to create and easy to use, gel paints are the ideal gift for younger children. They also make a great family project. Made primarily from corn starch, water, and food coloring, these paints can be messy, but certainly exciting! Not only can they work as a gift for a small child, but you can even pass on the recipe to the parent or guardian for future use. To keep these paints from drying out, cap your Mason jar with a FLIP cap. It’s two gifts in one!

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7. Sidewalk Chalk

Although its popularity had temporarily died down for a few years, sidewalk chalk is making a comeback in new ways. You may find this product used in a classroom on a chalkboard or even a kitchen! Because of its versatility, sidewalk chalk can be used as a gift for toddlers up to teens. The variety of colors are left up to you!

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8. Dog Detangling Spray

Need a gift for a furry friend? reCAP MasonJars has you covered. Using animal-safe ingredients, you can create a detangling spray in less than 30 minutes that’ll have your dog smelling fresh and looking good. All you need is fresh rosemary leaves, aloe vera gel, coconut oil, a colander or dish towel, a reCAP Mason Jars sprayer lid, and a regular mouth Mason jar.

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9. Moisturizing Face Mask

A perfect duo: try pairing the daily face scrub with this moisturizing face mask made of honey, ginger, and Coco Luxe Coconut Oil. While it’s best not to use both products within the same day, these skincare jars pair perfectly together when used in moderation, especially if gifted to an aspiring beauty guru.

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10. Playdough

If you’re looking for stuck-inside-the-house winter fun, Gingerbread-scented playdough is the ideal gift to keep young children entertained. It’ll also keep the house smelling fresh and reminiscent of the holiday season. An exceptional money-saver, this DIY gift is crafted out of materials you probably already have in your kitchen!

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