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3 Creative DIY Stocking Stuffers

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Like a home-cooked meal, homemade stocking stuffers show your friends and family just how much you love them. They're great, unique gifts to give if you're on a budget or just want to put a little extra personality into your gifts.

Ready to get creative this season? Check out these three DIY stocking stuffers:

For a more personal touch, make your soap any color you like.For a more personal touch, make your soap any color you like.

1. Peppermint Soap
This handmade soap is easy to make and smells great. Make individual bars for your friends, family and coworkers.


  • 1 pound goat milk glycerin melt
  • 1 pound clear glycerin melt
  • Peppermint oil to preference
  • Red food dye.


  1. Melt both of the glycerin bars according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Stir a drop of peppermint oil into both bars as well as a few drops of red dye into the clear glycerin.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup of the milk glycerin into a loaf pan or other similarly sized metal container. Cool for 20 minutes, then add a layer of red glycerin on top. Repeat until you reach the desired number of layers.
  4. Let cool overnight, then remove from the pan and cut into small bars. Use your FoodSaver® 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System to create individual packages which will lock in the enticing peppermint scent.

2. Coconut Lotion Bars
This gift is simultaneously unique, personal and fun. Anyone who receives these lotion bars will love showing them off to their friends.


  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil.


  1. Place the beeswax and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt at 10 second intervals, stopping to stir until they are completely melted and combined.
  2. Add a drop of each essential oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. Distribute the mixture evenly into a silicone ice cube tray.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours, then remove the small bars from the tray.
  5. Seal the bars using FoodSaver® rolls and tuck them away in a stocking that belongs to someone special.
Lotion bars are unique and easy to make.Lotion bars are unique and easy to make.

3. Rosemary Salt
This gift is quick and simple to make. Consider giving it to a friend along with the jar sealer used to make it.


  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 2 ounces dried rosemary.


  1. Process the dried rosemary into a fine powder.
  2. Combine the powder with the salt until it's well mixed.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a small jar and seal with the FoodSaver® Jar Sealer. Wrap the jar with a ribbon and give it to a friend.