While visions of sugar plums dance in their heads, you can hop on the laptop to fill your kids’ stockings with the cutest handmade gifts, courtesy of super-talented D.C.-based Etsy crafters. From scrumptious felt play food to funky dress-up props, these cool mini-gifts give those presents made by Santa’s elves a serious run for their money.

Getting Warmer

Crafted from secondhand sweaters and finished with a cute vintage button, these pixie hats are adorable and most importantly...toasty! P.S. This Etsy crafter also makes and hawks recycled sweater pants for tots that are beyond cute. Beyond cute.

Recycled Sweater Pixie Hat , $24
Etsy Vendor: lalaCircuit
Handmade in Washington, D.C.

What are your favorite things to stuff in your kids stockings? Tell us in the Comments section below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady

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