So, I'm planning a special project for affordable Christmas gifting this year. I needed to brainstorm some small gift ideas, similar to stocking stuffers, so I figured I'd share for anyone else who might need a jump start on ideas!
Nail Polish & Other Make Up
Nail polish is always simple and affordable. Personally, I buy Pure Ice or LA Colors, both of which are affordable and can be purchased at Dollar General or Wal Mart in most areas starting at $1. I think we'll just go ahead and lump other make up in here as well, so as not to repeat myself.
I highly suggest Goody hair styling products. They are affordable and should be available at your local Wal Mart. Of course, there are plenty of other brands and options other than hair ties. Barrettes and bobby pins and other small hair accessories would fit, as well.
Okay, so some of you might argue that this belongs with the nail polish and other make up. Well, hush, because I think it deserves it's own category. You can buy Chapstick for as little as 98 cents each in most Wal Mart check out lines (can you tell I spend to much time at Wal Mart?) or you can usually find bundles and save a dollar or more. Plus, other brands of lip balm are available such as the snazzy looking Eos (for a little higher price, of course).
Oh aren't these just the coolest? You can buy bouncy balls in bulk online, so you don't have to stand and empty the vending machines one ball at a time. They have all kinds, from glow in the dark to smiley faces. Of course, remember these are probably not safe for younger children as they pose a choking hazard.
Another super affordable, easy extra-small gift is stickers. Again, they can be ordered in bulk online or found for cheap at most local stores (it doesn't even have to be Wal Mart!). Plus, you can give each kid a few stickers combined with other fun, small gifts.
I absolutely love this idea from the Design Mom blog! It's a DIY yarn ball bookmark. It's super simple and super cute. A perfect gift for any book lovers you might know!
Okay, this one is obvious right. Almost everyone loves candy. Those people that don't are just super weird. Pictured here is M&Ms by Mars Chocolate. But, hey, I'm not picky! You can bet I'd be happy with just about any kind of candy, especially chocolate, regardless of the brand. For my own project, I'm looking more at the snack size candies.
DIY Candles, Bath Salts, or Bath Scrubs
These DIY mini candles from Something Turquoise really hit the spot with me. Plus, the ingredients seem totally affordable and the actual DIY part seems do-able. I also found these DIY candy cane bath salts and this bath scrub recipe. Let the pampering begin!
Golf Balls & Tees