Are you stumped when it comes to stocking stuffers for your tween or teen? When small toys will no longer cut it, it’s hard to know what to fill their socks with! While making your own small gifts is generally more durable and more meaningful, hand making for the 10-17 crowd can leave you flustered. Here are some cool DIY stocking stuffers your tween and teens are sure to love!
Custom Sharpie Mug, Pounds4Pennies – If your teen loves hot chocolate, tea or coffee, this cute mug is sure to please. Even if they’re more into milk and cookies, a monogram mug in their favorite colors will have personal meaning. Plus they could use it for a pencil holder or even a vase for their bedroom!
Dino Necklace, It All Started With Paint – This cool necklace is super easy to create and makes a fun statement. Metallics are super trendy, too. Not into dinos at your house? You could use any small plastic animal – just paint them up in gold or silver!
Vintage Book Trinket Box, Lovely, etc. – Everyone needs a secret spot for notes, mementos, and other small treasures. This trinket box looks just like a vintage book – because that’s what it is! Give them a spot to hide precious items from nosy siblings – bonus points if you can find a favorite book or author to use!
Kitty Studs, The Pink Samurai – Small and simple kitty studs make the cutest little statement perched in your tweens ears! They’re fun and whimsical, but simple enough to look chic.
Mini Duct Tape Notebooks, blitsy blog – A mini notebook is super handy for keeping in a purse, pocket or bedside drawer. Kids can keep track of ideas, inspirations, and notes while they’re out and about. They are so easy to make, you’ll want to make a few sets for yourself as well! Personalize them for your teens with papers in patterns and colors they’ll love.
Comic Book Magnets, Crafts By Amanda – For the superhero fan, these magnets are a surefire hit. They require just a few materials to make and teens will love the fun shapes, sizes and comic theme. They can put them in their lockers for more personalization.
Swiss Army Key Ring, Man Made – Once your kids start driving, they’re bound to have more than one key to keep track of. This awesome swiss army knife-style key ring is the perfect solution! It folds up in a clever disguise your boys will love.
Glitter Rings, A Splendid Assemblage – Add some sparkle to your daughters’ hands with these cute glitter rings! It’s an easy and quick project, so you can make one for each finger, or a rainbow of glitzy colors.
Dino iPhone Tripod, Eat, Sleep, Make – A phone tripod is super useful for watching videos, using the internet for homework, taking photos, and tons of other things. This particular tripod – featuring a fun dino tail – will be a hit with your guys. Use any kind of dino tail you want; you could even paint it different colors!
Mystery Braid Bracelets, A Pumpkin and a Princess – These leather mystery braid bracelets are fun, trendy and unisex! Stuff their socks with an accessory anyone can rock!
Lego Belt, Delia Creates – Are legos slowly taking over your house? These tiny building bricks make an awesome belt! This is a super fast project they can have fun with AND wear for years to come!
Pom Pom Bookmark, Design Mom – If you’ve got any bookworms in your house, this is the perfect little stocking stuffer for them! A fun, fuzzy pom pom makes just about anything cuter, but these bookmarks top the list.
Leather Sunglass Case, Whimsey Box – Sunglasses can be a fun gift, even in the winter time. Wrap them up with these DIY sunglasses case. The neon shapes on the light leather pack a big style punch. You can customize them however you like so your tween and teen will love them!
Cereal Box Notepads, Infarrantly Creative – Here’s another way to encourage them to keep track of ideas, notes and other things they’ll want to remember throughout the day. The cereal box covers are bright, fun and quirky – sure to catch the eye. And you can make a whole set in one afternoon.
Lip Balm Locket, Beautylish – This fun accessory is full of charm. If your girls like a little vintage style, these lockets will impress for sure. Hidden away inside is some homemade lip balm! It’s a lovely addition to their trinkets.
Spa Kit, Doodlecraft – Your daughter will feel very adult with her own special spa kit! Loaded with nail polish, nail file, lip balm, lotions and a bath poof, these tiny jars pack a lot of relaxation and thoughtfulness inside!
Foxy Kindle Case, Eskimimi Makes – This super cute case is designed to fit a kindle or iPad. It’s made out of fleece so there is no fraying to worry about and it’ll keep your kids’ devices nice and snug. They’re going to love the little fox design!
Leather Coin Pouch, Always Rooney – These geometric and leather circle pouches are loaded with style. They can be loaded up with all your teens change, too! What a fun way to keep track of their pennies; and a simple sewing project too.
Snowman Hershey Bars, Robin’s Creative Cottage – You just can’t go wrong with chocolate! If you want to add a little fun to the treats in your kids’ stockings, try dressing the candy bars up like snowmen.
Snowman Gum, My Little Gnochi – And continuing the snowman treat theme, why not draw some snowmen on the plastic packs of white gum? Ok, it might be a little too “cutesy” for your 17 year old son, but at least his breath will be fresh!
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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Instagram.