Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Reindeer Stocking Stuffers (Non-Alcoholic Ideas)

I love the six-packs of reindeer I see everywhere on Pinterest. You know the ones, where a few pipe cleaners and googly eyes later, you have a heap of reindeer out of beer bottles.

Alternatives to the beer-bottle reindeer for stocking stuffers and other "guy" gifts
I'll also confess: I don't know that I love the message.

There's something kind of wrong about your 6 year old giving his uncle a six-pack for Christmas, you know? Even if it's cheap, and funny, the underlying message is, well, just strange.

If you'd like to rip off the reindeer idea in a non-alcoholic way, here are a few options for reindeer "stocking stuffers" from the kids:

  • Hot sauce bottles (like we did for my brother, pictured at right)
  • Root beer or other specialty sodas
  • Barbecue sauce bottles for the bbq lover
  • Real maple syrup
  • Specialty olive or other nut oils for the chef
It's cute, it's inexpensive and it allows your kid to let out his creative side without sending a mixed message of sending alcohol for the holidays.


  1. Great post! I love the idea of using specialty sodas.

  2. So cute, and cost efficient. An especially good idea for those who are hard to buy for!

  3. These are great ideas, thanks for linking at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings