How To Welcome Overnight House Guests With A Christmas Stocking Made Just For Them

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Christmas is right around the corner. To be honest, I can’t wait. I will be hosting our Christmas gathering this year and that means my grandmother will be spending the night. She lives within driving distance but these gatherings are sometimes known to last into the wee hours of the night. She can’t drive at night so I get to have a house guest for the night. I couldn’t be more excited! To make her feel welcomed I decided to make a Christmas Stocking especially for her. Here is a fun inspiration for how to welcome overnight house guests with a Christmas stocking made just for them.

Christmas Stockings Made For Overnight House Guests

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To get started, you will need an amazing Christmas stocking. This can be something homemade or store bought. I went to one of my favorite stores, Target, of course! They had everything I needed to make this tutorial rock.

target christmas aisle

I chose a Christmas stocking that features an old-timey Santa Claus. It was absolutely perfect for my grandmother because her mother collected Santa Claus’, especially old ones. It’s a great way for her to remember her mother and smile.

stocking on guest bed

Once you find the perfect Christmas stocking, you really need to think long and hard about the person who you are ma

king it for. What do they like? What will make them more comfortable? The first thing that came to my mind is BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages! You may think this is an odd choice, but if you really knew my grandmother you’d be like “Of course, that’s perfect!”.

You see, my grandmother isn’t your typical pushing 90-year-old grandma. She’s SUPER active. Let’s just say active is an understatement. Unfortunately, she always gets knicks, cuts, and scraps working on her yard and house. Sometimes she causes more damage than that but thankfully all she usually needs is a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage. Being the #1 Doctor Recommended Brand, she can slap one on so her hurts heal faster and get back to doing what she loves.

stocking and bandaid

So naturally one of the items I included in her Christmas stocking was Brand-Aid® Brand Adhesive Bandages holiday collection. They are fun and festive and most importantly something she most definitely needs.

Making Christmas stockings for overnight house guests is SO easy to put together…All you have to do is 1) find the perfect stocking, 2) fill with thoughtful gifts, 3) place in their guest room and 4) multiple for number of house guests. It’s that simple!

I wrapped a few of the stocking stuffers to make them feel like little presents. It’s more fun that way!

Other Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The first level of my house is all tile except for the bedrooms. This can make walking around barefoot pretty chilly in the wintertime. So another few things I included in my grandma’s Christmas stocking was slippers and socks. While she may claim she is always hot I do not need her catching a cold on my watch.

slippers for stocking

My guest room has one wall with near floor to ceiling windows. Despite having blinds that cover the lowest portion of the windows a lot of light still comes through transom windows at the top. This can make early morning sleeping pretty difficult. So a sleep mask was another must for her stocking.

sleep mask stocking stuffer

A Christmas stocking wouldn’t be complete without a few midnight or early morning snacks to dig into. I gave her a variety of sweet and salty. I also include a phone charger. Lord, knows you can never have too many of them and this will come in handy if she forgets hers.

christmas stocking snacks

There are a ton of other products you can include in a Christmas stocking for overnight guests. Toiletries? Candy? Just try to think from their point of view and what would make them more comfortable in your house.

Are you having overnight house guests this holiday season? Stop by your local Target and check out all the amazing goodies they have. Seriously, it is impossible for me to go in there and buy just one thing!

Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. This is such a great little way to show the house guests you’re happy they are there! We aren’t having house guests for the holidays this year, but I’ll keep this in mind for the future.

    • It sounds like you’re going to have a quieter house for Christmas. Those years can be the most memorable!

  2. This is such a great idea for guests. I don’t think we’re having company this Christmas but if we do in the future, I’ll keep this in mind.

    • Some of these ideas can definitely work for house guests any time of the year. It’s always good to be ready even outside of the holidays!

  3. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This is such a cute idea. How thoughtful! And I bet guests would love it!

    • I have no doubt they will! Just making them feel special in small ways can really brighten their visit.

  4. What a great and thoughtful way to have a little something extra special for a house guest! Enjoy the holidays spending it with your Grandmother! {client}

  5. Jen Walker says:

    I love that your grandmother is so active, even if it means more cuts! This is such a cute idea!

    • It keeps her healthier to be more active so I’ll take the cuts and she feels the same way. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Claudia Krusch says:

    This is a great idea. I will have to stock up on some supplies so I can make up a few of these.

  7. Excellent giveaways! Now our guests might not want to go home anymore. Just kidding. Guests would feel really welcome with these.

    • Hey, that’s ok that they don’t want to leave! Well, unless they stay forever, then it might get awkward haha!

  8. This is such a good and unique idea. I love the Christmas themed Band Aids. So cool!

    • I thought those band-aids were pretty cute as well. Each stocking will be unique to the guests.

  9. Holiday Bandaids! Wow would of never thought of bandaids putting one in the holiday spirit. Festive.

    • It depends on your guest! This stocking was for my grandmother and it was tailored to her needs. Tailoring the stocking to your guest is the key to making them feel even more welcome. 🙂

  10. This is a great idea to make personal stockings for your houseguests over Christmas – so thoughtful to add the box of band aids too

  11. This is a great idea for the holiday season. It is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a fun and festive idea for welcoming guests for the holidays. This is a really unique and thoughtful idea.

  13. This is such a fun holiday idea for guests! Unfortunately we don’t have house guests over this holiday but I enjoy reading this.

    • It works as a fun gift as well. You can also adjust it to match any time of the year for guests. 🙂

  14. This is such great ideas when you are going to have family visiting. I need to do this!

  15. This would really make me feel like I was at home if I was away from home. Such a great idea!

    • Glad to hear it would be a welcomed gift to you! I think it will go over well. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. What a great idea of something unique and special to do for Christmas guests! There’s nothing better than staying in someone’s home who makes you feel so welcome and at home yourself!

    • It can be easy to ruin the holidays with a bad host. Our aim is to make it feel over the top special.

  17. Love this idea! Everyone deserves to feel special and loved on Christmas Day!

    • I couldn’t agree more! It’s a special holiday to so the people in your life you care about how special they truly are.

  18. This is a great idea! It’s great she is keeping active.

  19. Hannah MArie says:

    I think this is a wonderful idea to make. The specialness is there. It is easy, and everyone literally can easily afford it.

    • Yes! I couldn’t agree more. It’s easy to make people feel welcome and special. It doesn’t cost much, sometimes it doesn’t cost anything.

  20. Beverly Ricks says:

    I usually set up guest room with a small Christmas tree and I put small gifts around it for them to use while there! I will also leave little Christmas notes around the house for them telling them to make there selfs at home.

    • That is such a wonderful idea! I know I would feel VERY welcome in your home if I was a guest for Christmas.

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