Stocking Stuffers For Guys

This post was originally part of Kojo Design's Gifts for Guys series. 

 

I la-la-la-LOVE this Gifts for Guys series!

Guys are totally neglected in the crafting world, don't you think?

Don't tell my husband I said so, but I think that every guy secretly wants to be pampered.  I know mine does.  Especially when he's sick.  Or tired.  Or had a long day.

I have a theory that if my husband could go to a spa completely anonymously, he would do it!  Let's face it, he travels for work all week long, so he probably deserves it!  But this gift brings the spa straight to his stocking!

This year, I whipped up a couple of {simple} stocking stuffers to help pamper my man!  I created some homemade lip balm, body scrub, and foot scrub to stuff in his stocking.  He may pretend to be underwhelmed, but I happen to know that he will secretly indulge in these little goodies!

My hubby will literally turn around and drive back home if he is missing his chapstick!

So I knew he would appreciate my homemade lip balm.

This is SO easy!  To make your own lip balm...

1.  Gather your supplies.  You will need beeswax, organic shea butter, safflower oil, and your favorite organic oils.

2.  I grated 1/4 c. beeswax to start.  I combined it with 3 T. organic shea butter and 2 T. safflower oil in a plastic bowl.

3.  Then I started microwaving this until the beeswax melted completely, and the liquid was completely clear.  Then I added 2 tsp. of peppermint essential oil and just a touch of food coloring.  (I wanted this to be peppermint-like!)

4.  As quickly as possible, I poured the liquid into the chapstick containers I found at my organic grocery store.  I refrigerated this to be sure it hardened up, and it turned out beautifully.

Who knew it was this easy to make lip balm?!  I will be making more very soon!

I love Google.  I simply googled "brown sugar body scrub" and selected my favorite recipe!  Again, this was so simple to make with just a few simple ingredients!

I used a recipe for peppermint foot scrub that I found at The Idea Room.  Perfect for Christmas!

I found these containers at the Vitamin Cottage too, although you could easily use a jar or another cute container!

 

I had lots of fun embellishing these containers (also found at the Vitamin Cottage!) with a little Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, and ribbon!  Nothing too cutsie for the Mister.

I can hardly wait to stuff stockings!  My husband is going to be so impressed!

I will be making more of everything to give away as gifts for friends, too.

Are you curious about the recipient of this gift??

Look out ladies, he's mine!  :)

Mr. Oopsey Daisy is an excellent father and a sweet husband.  We are so blessed to have him in our lives!!  His #1 wish on his own wishlist is his very own massaging chair.  (See, I told you that he needs pampering!)  Don't worry, he won't be getting one any time soon.  Until he has his own man-cave, I think Santa will forget to drop that down the chimney!  Sorry babe! :)

So what are you giving the guys in YOUR lives?

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Comments

  1. Carolyn says:

    I like these, and may make them for me! :)

  2. Those sound heavenly. I’ll have to put them on my to-do list. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Missy says:

    the hubs is a chocolate freak…specifically york peppermint patties so that goes in his stocking…as for what he is getting Ross had a punching bag for pretty cheap so I bought him one (he loves working out and doing anything physical) and thought we might change the garage into a temp man cave for him and start getting stuff for him to do to get away from us for a little bit out in the garage…that is if I can talk him into cleaning up the garage :)

  4. Wowza! I would love to make these for my husb, but I know me. And I would end up just giving these to myself. I’m selfless like that.

    I saw these on Kojo a little while ago and have been meaning to say hi. I work at the vision center with your friend, Marissa, and I wanted to introduce myself. I’m loving your blog! I think I need to craft up some resin coasters.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is awesome Alison! I need to make some for my boyfriend – you are right, he would love them (behind the scenes!) :D

  6. Bonnie Dangerfield Tanner says:

    I love this idea! Thanks so much Alison! Did you get the beeswax from an organic store? I’ve never seen it before!

  7. I think my guy just dips his big ole paw into my scrubs and we both pretend that gremlins do it… This is worth a shot. :) Thanks!

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