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The BEST DIY Christmas Gift ~ Introducing the LOL Surprise Ball for Adults

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Have you seen the VERY popular LOL Surprise Ball?

They are basically really large plastic balls that have small collectible toys/dolls inside them, and they were priced around $70 during the 2017 Christmas season! Yes, for real — $70 ! 😮. In fact, when Collin did a Facebook live video with her daughter where they opened up the LOL Surprise Ball to reveal what you’re really getting for all that cash. Let’s just say she was pretty shocked at the price tag for what you truly get when you take away ALL. THE. PACKAGING.

(Watch the Facebook Live Video Here)

As a funny/silly gift idea, I recently made a friend of mine a grown-up homemade adult version of the LOL Suprise Ball! 🤗 Haha! It’s filled with random treats like makeup, accessories, essential oils, a bath bomb, lotion, and other items to make my friend feel special. I couldn’t think of what to use for a perfectly round ball, so I bought a huge Easter egg from Amazon.com, and it worked out perfectly! I then used my Cricut machine to make some stickers, and it turned out to be a FUN way and CREATIVE way to gift a surprise!

DIY LOL Surprise Ball

When it comes to making this gift for family and friends, the beauty is how you can personalize them for the lucky recipients. The only requirement for this DIY LOL Suprise Ball is your creativity.

Supplies Needed:


Directions:

  • Collect little goodies such as nail polish, lip gloss, essential oils, jewelry, etc.
  • Cut and apply stickers to egg. (You could alternatively print lettering on paper and tape to surface.)
  • Individually wrap each item with paper like a real LOL Surprise, or use gift basket grass like I did.
  • Secure egg together and surprise someone!

I’d like to point out that these eggs can hold a lot of weight and are pretty sturdy!

I think this is a fun gift idea and can have so many different themes and possibilities. If you wanted to stick toys in there for a child, it’d be cute, too. And, of course, this would be a perfect surprise Easter gift during spring!

What would you put in your LOL Surprise Ball?



Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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  1. Kat

    I think I could even do this for my 5 yr old instead of the LOL doll surprise ball. I just don’t think it’s worth $70! Plus I could fill it with all her favorite things. Thank you for the great idea!

    • Lina D

      Yes! Perfect 👍🏻

    • IslandMama10

      That’s a good idea too!

  2. Jennifer

    This is so fun. I love this diy!

    • Lina D

      Thanks Jennifer!

  3. gypse2

    Love this idea, I think I’m going to do this for my girlfriend and add mini bottles of wine.

    • Lina D

      So cute!! I love that idea 👍🏻

  4. Deb

    This is absolutely wonderful! who wouldn’t be thrilled to get something like this; we all love treasures!

    • Lina D

      I agree! Thanks Deb!

  5. emily97

    This looks so fun! Thank you for posting this. 🙂

  6. ally

    so cute!

  7. Ashley

    So cute!

  8. Heidi

    Love it! Thank you!

  9. Laura

    This is so cute! Would my friends without kids know what this is?

    • Jess

      I doubt it! I have two little kids and I would have had no idea what these were if it wasn’t for Hip2save.

    • Kate

      It depends how much time your friend spends on social media, you tube, blogs, etc. LOL surprise balls are surprisingly popular at the moment and I’ve run into videos and ads all over the internet recently. And, even if they haven’t heard of it, I think it is a fun spin on a gift basket idea.

  10. Stacy

    Omg this is GENIUS!!!!

  11. Brooke

    I’m ordering these eggs right now! I love this idea and I know my girls will love it!! I could put a lot of great things in there for less than $70!!

    • Lina D

      Awesome! Yes I agree! They will love it 😀

  12. jenro89

    I would put a lot of samples in there that are scattered around my house.

    • Lina D

      Perfect! Love that 👍🏻

  13. Ang

    For people who want to make these for bdays in 2018.I have 2 of these i bought for like 3$ each after easter the walgreens clearence.

  14. Mourrene

    Excellent idea!!!!

  15. ds

    Great idea and saves money

  16. Jamie

    You could also use an empty giant bucket of ice cream with a handle, or some kind of empty food container like a big pretzel or cheese ball tub with a plastic lid. I hate throwing those things away because I know I’ll have a project like this that could use them!

    • Lina D

      Oh great idea!

  17. kathy

    This is awesome!!! I am so totally doing this! Thanks to the deals from this sight, it should be an awesome gift! Thanks!!

  18. Debbie

    Love this! I never really got the appeal of those LOL balls for the price they’re selling at but I think making personalized ones would be so much fun!

    • Lina D

      Yay! I agree 👍🏻

  19. Holly-Marie

    How cute is this. Love it!

  20. MommySpendsLess

    The real LOL surprises have several layers with small items before you reach the center. I think that’s a lot of the appeal, at least for my daughter. To get that effect you could wrap the item in plastic wrap or crepe paper then add a small object (temporary tatoo, stickers, message/brain teaser, small flat candy, coins, earrings or a bracelet, etc.) then wrap it again and repeat as many times as you want.

    • Lina D

      Yes perfect!

  21. Rebecca

    Okay, I have NO idea what an LOL ball is. ???

    • Lina D

      See the linked facebook live video where Collin opens one! 😀

    • Nancy

      Rebecca, me neither…

  22. Itlnprnces21

    This is an awesome idea. Going to do this for my daughters teachers.

  23. Brittany

    I would put bath bombs, mini candles, and individual wine or champagne bottles in mine. This is such a great idea!

    • Lina D

      Love those items! Thanks

  24. Nina

    Gosh I am just so not up on all these trends. This is pretty similar to a gift basket? n that’s what I’d call it, lol

  25. Raql

    It is a fun idea! I was thinking to save the $17 (from buying the egg) and make a my own ball using a balloon, glue and newspaper, like a piñata! Or using a cheaper container from Dollar Tree!

    • Lina D

      Great idea!

    • SquirrelGirl

      I like where your head is at! I may even have some leftover large egg containers from last year’s Easter!

  26. Jenny

    Cool

  27. Lesli

    Oh my gosh, I love this idea! I’d love to get one of these. Can you be my new BFF Lina? 😉 I always love your ideas and recipes too. I think I could even do something like this for my 4 year old since there’s no way I’m paying $70 for one.

    • Lina D

      Ahhh yes of course!! Thanks so much Lesli!

  28. SquirrelGirl

    I think there should be an LOL Adult Surprise Ball filled with mini wine bottles, chocolate, and a girly movie/show!

    • Lina D

      Oh perfect idea!!!

  29. Amani

    I’m not sure of the price but Party City sells round balls like this. Just in case someone would prefer not to use the egg shape. I’m sure it would be cute either way.

    • Val

      Yes Amani thank u!

  30. Katherine

    So is it like a stocking but an expensive ball?

  31. JessSC

    Love this!

  32. V

    Here is a little something to chuckle at….. I thought Hatchimals and LOL Balls were the same thing. Feel free to laugh. Never took the time to look at what LOL Balls were. I have boys.

    • Lori

      Im right there with you V!

  33. Angie

    Love it! Much better frugal idea with hand picked gifts that will end up costing much less than $70. 😊

  34. Sharol

    Wow!!! $70 for the little bit of toys!!??? What a rip off! The little kids the LOL ball is geared toward have NO SENSE of money, so I’d much rather make my own as many here have said. This way, you can personalize it for teacher gifts or birthdays! All great ideas, ladies! Thank you, Lina for the inspiration!!!

  35. Jenny

    I really try to get these hot toys if my kids want them, but I’ll still try to get a good deal if I can. Which is why I ❤️ h2s;) To my surprise, I was able to get the LOL big surprise at Target with the 25% off mobile coupon! It was also on sale for $59.99, So I got it for $45:) doesn’t seem too bad for that price!

    • Lina D

      Thanks for sharing!

  36. Jenny

    I do love the adult LOL ball idea!! I make goodie bags for my friends every yr and throw in a gift card, I think I’m gonna try this now 😃

    • Lina D

      Fun idea! Thanks

  37. lily

    What a great White Elephant Gift!

    • Lina D

      Yes! Love this idea! 👍🏻

  38. KKSpea

    So glad the eggs are a 2 pack! Just ordered…

  39. Malia

    Love it! Also- i LOVE taking the time to read through responses. This is literally the only blog i have EVER followed

    • Lina D

      Oh I love your comment! Thanks – so sweet.

  40. Malia

    I LOVE taking the time to read through responses. This is literally the only blog i have EVER followed

  41. Vivian

    A

  42. Kate

    Love it! Thanks for this awesome idea!!

    • Lina D

      You’re so welcome! 👍🏻

  43. Rama12

    I read the title of this post and thought Colin was suddenly going in a different direction….

  44. Happyday1

    I’m doing this for my girlfriends with the foil packets of pina coladas and margaritas!

  45. Trisha G

    Now THIS is something I would want! It looks like mini wine bottles would fit in there perfectly
    😉🍷
    I was watching the video yesterday and was appalled how much they are charging and how much is actually thrown away! I think the LOL is for them, after they get everyone to buy it…they are LOL-ing all the way to the bank! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Ha so true! 😀

  46. KNM

    Nice idea. Love it!

  47. Susan Crawford

    If you take all the free samples from just what you get through the year, use leftover tissue especially the red, green and white and an container you could do this. $70.00 for one of the LOL balls seems like a rip off to me. That is just my opinion.

  48. Scarlet B

    Nice. Love it!

  49. Amie

    Love this idea!

  50. as

    Lol, great idea. Thanks 4 the inspiration

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