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December 4, 2023

The Perfect Christmas Goodie Bag

Christmas Party Favors for Everyone!


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Hessian Christmas goodie bag tied with red ribbon, with Christmas tree in the background.

iStockPhoto / Sandor Mejias Brito

Good things come in small packages. And Christmas goodie bags are the perfect way to deliver big holiday cheer in a festive little bundle. 

Think of goodie bags as Santa’s mini-sacks, hand delivered at your holiday parties, or at the foot of your beautifully decorated tree. Whether you're planning a Christmas get-together or seeking the perfect holiday thank-you for friends, neighbors, co-workers, or your kids’ classmates or hardworking teachers, here’s everything you’ll need to create the perfect holiday goodie bag.

It’s All in the Bag

To start off, you'll need the best goodie bag to fill with festive surprises. The perfect Christmas treat bags should be big enough to carry all the items you intend to give, but should also incorporate a holiday theme. You could opt for goodie bags with a traditional Christmas theme, like reindeers, stripes, Christmas trees, snowflakes, and Santa Claus. 

Or, if you want to add a more personal touch, you can decorate the bags yourself with paint, stickers, glitter, or garlands. Or sew Christmas ribbon and appliques onto plain canvas tote bags for a multi-purpose goodie bag the recipient can use for years to come. It’s the perfect activity for the whole family to do together! 

Adding the Goodies

Next come the festive goodie bag stuffers. Everyone has a sweet tooth, especially during the holidays, so don’t forget to include something sweet like homemade cookies or fudge, decadent dark chocolate, peppermint bark, or candy canes. A holiday-themed PEZ dispenser is always a fun addition to any goodie bag, especially for the little ones on your list! 

If you have several littles on your list, a Cats vs Pickles Fuscia Wave 12-Pack is the perfect stocking stuffer!

For savory treats add gourmet popcorn, fancy nuts, or other salty snacks to your Christmas treat bags. You can also cater to your loved ones’ preferences with items like their favorite tea, coffee, or packs of hot chocolate mixes for cozy winter nights.

It’s the Little Things That Count

A perfect goodie bag isn't complete without a few non-edible surprises. You could include small, holiday-themed items such as ornaments, festive socks, or Christmas inspired lip balms. 

Pocket-sized Yuletide Essentials like Christmas-themed hand sanitizers, tissue packs, or even travel-sized body lotions with classic holiday scents like pine, cinnamon, or cranberry are always a treat to receive! For a personal touch, consider items that the recipient would appreciate – a favorite movie, a holiday-themed book, or a soothing lavender spray for a night of relaxation. 

Adding a Personal Touch

Don't forget to include a handwritten card or note, an inside joke, or a personally written Christmas poem to let your Christmas goodie bag recipient know why you’re grateful for their presence in your life.

The Wrap-Up

Once all of your goodies are carefully selected and arranged in the goodie bag, secure it with a beautiful ribbon and add a tag with the recipient’s name. The bag is as much a part of the gift as what's inside, so let your creativity shine!

Creating perfectly-curated Christmas goodie bags isn’t so much about finding the most expensive gifts, but choosing items that are perfect for the recipient. By mixing fun, festive elements with thoughtful personal touches, you'll have a Christmas goodie bag that will be loved by all. 

Check out all our SANTA.COM stockings stuffers here.


Perfect Christmas Goodie Bag Stuffers from SANTA.COM

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Jolly Lollies Holiday Gift Box


Give the gift of sweet with this lollipop gift set exclusively designed for SANTA.COM. Each gift box comes with 32 Large Lollies - 8 in each of the following 4 flavors: Merry Cherry, Candy Apple, Peppermint Crunch and Holly Berry.

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Dogs vs Squirls 2023 Christmas Mystery 12-Pack


This is a limited edition 12-pack Holiday set of our adorable DOGS VS SQUIRLS plush toys in Christmas-themed mystery bags.

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Cats vs Pickles 12-Pack Mystery Bags Fuchsia Wave


The Fuchsia Wave edition brims with quirky collectibles—enjoy the thrill of finding your favorites!

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Cats vs Pickles 12-Pack Christmas Bean Mystery Bags


Our Christmas mystery bags may include the following characters: FA-LA-LA, Downhill, Gingerbread Cat, Harold, Chimney, Cat-inal, Noggin', Ice Queen, Snuggles, Brrrrr, Jingles, and Sweet Angel.

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Marvel PEZ Party Pack (12-pack, each Individually wrapped)


The PEZ Marvel 12-count Party Pack is perfect for stockings or party favors!

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"You Are My Sunshine" Inspirational Stretch Bracelet


“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey, you’ll never know dear how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away.” Gift this inspirational bracelet to your little one, as a reminder of your love.

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Field Notes Journals (3-Pack)


Our field notes 48-page notebooks are available in three variations – graph, ruled, or plain paper – or as a mixed 3-pack that includes one of each paper type.

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Lavender Hydrosol Mist Pillow Spray


A light spray of this all-natural fragrance on your pillow and sheets will bathe you in the stress-relieving benefits of peace and tranquility. Wrap yourself in an aromatic mist that will soothe your stress away and set you up for restful slumber. Also works well in other spaces where you need to remove stress.