DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Anyone else just love to open up a stocking filled with little goodies and keepsakes? Christmas stockings are one of the most popular holiday traditions among many households and are usually associated with afterthought gifts like candy, gum, or dollar store pens. Instead, there are so many other ways to make stocking stuffers thoughtful and personal. Below are 8 of our favorite DIY items we think would make the perfect stocking stuffer.

  1. Custom Wine Tumbler
  2. Custom 7 Inch Teddy Bear
  3. Custom Socks
  4. Custom Underwear
  5. Custom Ornament
  6. Custom T-shirt
  7. Custom Mug
  8. Custom Magnet

Don’t forget the stocking itself! Customize your own stocking or design a matching set for the whole family!

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Top 10 Ways To Practice Gratitude

It’s almost that time of year to go around the table say what we’re thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner. For some, it’s an easy task. For others, it can be dreadful. Studies actually show practicing gratefulness can have many positive benefits to your life, including getting better sleep, having greater mental clarity, and feeling happier.

So why just limit this practice to once a year? Try implementing gratefulness into your everyday routine with these tips and tricks.

1. Start a gratefulness group chat

Sounds silly, but it works. Start a group chat with your closest friends or family that is dedicated to listing what you are grateful for each day. Once a day, each of you can list one or as many things you are grateful for that day. This will help keep each other accountable and also a fun way to learn more about each other.

2. Keep a gratitude journal

This one is just for you. Write down things you are grateful for as a reminder of the good things in your life. Whether it’s simply a list or a full page of your thoughts, journaling is such a powerful exercise.

3. Practice meditation

Meditation can be done anytime and anywhere that is best for you. Instead of trying to clear your mind like normal meditation, try reflecting on what brings you joy, peace, comfort, etc. Explore 3 Gratitude Meditations To Bring Your Happiness Harmony and Success.

4. Create visual reminders

Visual reminders are a great way to not only forget about things, but they are also easier to interpret and connect with. Keep a photo of your family on your desk at work or keep a note from a loved one on your bathroom mirror. These little reminders can help us to take a moment during our busy day to reflect on what means most to us.

5. Write a note to someone you appreciate

Take 5 minutes out of your busy schedule to write someone a note of appreciation. Are you grateful that they listened to you when you needed to vent? Or that they helped you move recently? Send a note of thanks to them. A handwritten note goes a long way.

6. Take up volunteering

Find a cause you are passionate about and set aside time to help volunteer. Not only will you learn to appreciate all that you have, but by helping others in need, you will begin to see what really matters in life.

7. Enjoy nature’s beauty

Take a different path than you normally take when walking your dog. Find a new hiking spot. Adventure around the national parks. Whatever your preferred method of getting outdoors looks like, make it a point to really soak it all in. Take the time to notice some of things you wouldn’t normally notice in your busy day to day life. There is so much to explore in this world and it will be sure to make you feel more grounded.

8. Spend time with loved ones

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but often times we forget how much value comes with being surrounded by our loved ones. Surround yourself with people who lift you up and where you can be your authentic self around.

9. Create affirmations

One of the simplest ways to practice gratitude is affirmations. An affirmation is a way to start and end your day with a positive note. Here are are 45 Gratitude Affirmations for a Daily Dose of Thankfulness.

10. Surround yourself with resources

Learn more about how to practice gratitude with podcasts and books. Engaging in these resources will help to keep it top of mind and give you even more advice on how to implement in your daily life.

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Funds Raised For 2021 – Breast Cancer Awareness

As with every year for the past decade, we fundraise through our storefront for breast cancer awareness month. For the 4th year in a row, we have teamed up with the Side-Out Foundation.

Side-Out Foundation’s Mission:

Through youth education and empowerment, The Side-Out Foundation unifies the volleyball community to drive change in the way that breast cancer is treated.

We are very happy to announce that this year we raised $280.38 in the fight against breast cancer! We are so thankful to everyone who contributed. We could not have done it without you!

See you in 2022!

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Customized Girl Coupon Code For November 2021

Sheesh, can you believe Halloween is already over?? It came and went so fast! But I guess that means it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving now that we’re in November. Thanksgiving AND early holiday shopping! Remember to get as much of your shopping done early this year to avoid carrier delays.

We want your holiday celebrations to be a huge success, so on top of reminding you to order early, we also want to offer you a special discount for the entire month of November. You can use coupon code CGNV2 to get 10% off your entire order! This code will also work all month long too, so make sure to use it on every order you place on Customized Girl.

All of us at CG are wishing you and your family a safe, comfy, warm, and filling November!

cooked food on white ceramic plate
If anyone’s table is looking like this, we hope we’re invited!

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