There are many favors you can gift guests when they come to your home. I have gotten into the habit of giving out favor gifts since my kids were little. This post shows the Sock Stuffed Favor Gifts I made recently. They are super easy to make for a holiday family gathering.
How to Make a Sock Stuffed Favor Gifts
First, the items you will need are:
Determine how many pairs of festive socks you want to put together.
I had an even number of family member groups, so I used one pair of socks per two people so each family would get one or two pairs of festive socks. Since the festive socks were girl socks, I ensured one child or lady was a part of the pair. If you want to spend more, get one pair for each person.
Then, I purchased stuff for the inside.
I bought large bags of candy from a wholesale store — sweets that are longer in their packaging and are flexible work best to keep the socks appropriately shaped. I bought lip balm and dollar store ornaments as well. The ornaments need to be small, flat, and round, so it doesn't poke a hole in the socks.
Curly ribbon in two colors is an easy way to tie the socks together.
I used a red and green ribbon. Thinner ribbons are best so stick with this type.
I also created gift tags that are attached here for you to use.
Use a hole puncher to run the ribbon through it, then tie them to the top of the socks. Tie them pretty tight so none of the food falls out.
Ornaments were added too.
The ornaments I picked were flat, making them easy to slide into the socks. I found that any sharp edges would create a hole in the sock so stick with round and flat ornaments.
Winter lip balm was added.
The lip balms were taken out of the packaging to fit better. The EOS-style lip balms are great if you can get them in bulk.
Add Gift Tags to keep the top of the sock tight.
I used Microsoft Word and created this in a table. Then, I added the text to each block. The app has several holiday images, so I used a snowflake. I found a funny saying, "hoping your toes stay warm this Christmas," to each card.
Tips on how to make these Sock Stuffed Favor Gifts:
I found it easy to buy a pack of socks on Amazon. The men's crew sock sizes were a little bigger to add more stuff. If you want less stuff in those sock-stuffed favor gifts, get the women's shorter socks.
Try to buy socks that are sign layers. Some cheaper two-layer fuzzy socks may not have inside layers and will pull and get things stuck.
Make piles of all the items you want to add to the sock on a large table. Then, start from one end and work to the other end of the table, adding stuff to the stocking along the way. It will speed up the assembly process.
Another idea: You can also make these and have a sock-stuffed gift exchange. Just have everyone bring a pair of socks and stuff them with whatever they like. Then play a game with the invitees to see who gets the socks. It sounds like a blast, doesn't it? Check out this post that talks about how to do this game.
Well, there you have it! I hope these quick DIY Sock Stuffed Favor Gifts are great for your next holiday party, and I hope they bring joy to all your guests. The family enjoyed the favor gifts. They appreciated the lip balm and the other things in the socks.