“Make it Reindeer” NJ Lottery Holiday Gift

November 28, 2017

Give the gift of Holiday Instant Games this year and “Make it Reindeer” with this adorable DIY NJ Lottery holiday gift idea!

Thank you to NJ Lottery for sponsoring this post. Pick up Holiday Instant games this year for easy, stress-free stocking stuffers and gifts like these adorable “Make it Reindeer!” 

We all have that one person on our holiday list that seems impossible to shop for or like they already have everything.  I’m talking about the adults on your list that you seem to give the same gift to every single year.  There are only so many candles, gift cards, and items of clothing you can buy a person before it seems completely redundant!  So this year, instead of the same, old, go-to gift, I’ve decided to “make it rain” cash on my friends and family! 

Well, sort of.

This holiday season, I’m giving the gift of NJ Lottery Holiday Instant Games.  There are four new games to choose from including $1 Holiday Sparkle, $2 Holiday Luck Times 10, $5 Holiday Spectacular, and $10 $10,000 Bonus!  These games are available at any brick and mortar Lottery retailer (like 7-11, Quick Check, or Wawa).  They make great gifts and stocking stuffers for anyone on your list over the age of 18!

Instead of just putting these Instant Games in a card and handing them out to friends and family during the holidays, I decided to get creative and made “Make it Reindeer.”  These adorable reindeer are filled with NJ Lottery Holiday Instant Games and take little to no time to make!  It’s a stress-free gift that will hopefully make someone’s holiday a lot more merry and bright!


  • New Jersey Lottery Holiday Instant Games
  • 6 x 9″ resealable cellophane bag
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Red pom-pom
  • 2 gold tinsel pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Place New Jersey Lottery Holiday Instant Games inside the cellophane bag.  Make sure to position them smallest to largest so your recipient can see all the games they get to play!
  2. Seal the bag and heat a hot glue gun.
  3. Add two googly eyes to the bag.
  4. Then, add a red pom-pom for a nose.
  5. Bend two gold tinsel pipe cleaners to form “antlers.
  6. Glue each antler onto the back of the bag.
  7. Make it “reindeer” for someone special this holiday season!

The adults on your holiday list can be hard to shop for, but NJ Lottery Holiday Instant Games makes checking off your list easy and stress-free!  Plus, they’ll love that you put a festive DIY spin on their gift!  Everyone loves a handmade touch! While you’re at it, pick up a few games for yourself!  You deserve to dream big, too!  

Didn’t win big on those Scratch Offs?  Submit those non-winning tickets into the Million Dollar Replay yearly drawing for a chance to win $1,000,000!  For more information visit New Jersey Lottery

Disclaimer: You must be 18 or older to buy a lottery ticket. The New Jersey Lottery reminds players, it’s only a game…remember to play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1800-GAMBLER®.

Want another fun way to give the gift of NJ Lottery Instant Games this holiday?  Check out this video to see how you can make a NJ Lottery DIY Holiday Gift Box!


What would you do if you won on a NJ Lottery Holiday Instant ticket?


  • Reply Bekah November 28, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    My husband’s extended family would LOVE these – they’re always gifting each other scratch offs 🙂

    • Reply Jessica November 28, 2017 at 10:24 AM

      It sounds like these would be a perfect gift idea for your husband’s family!

  • Reply Sarah November 28, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    That is super cute. I love getting lotto tickets in my stocking.

    • Reply Jessica November 28, 2017 at 2:45 PM

      They’re always a fun little gift to get! Thanks!

  • Reply Chelsea November 28, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Hahahah, make it reeeein…deer. So good!! I love putting these in stockings- definitely will have to do it your much more festive and cute way next time!

    • Reply Jessica November 28, 2017 at 4:25 PM

      Hahaha! Thanks! 😉 These are definitely a fun way to give out scratch offs. I mean, who doesn’t love the chance to win a little extra cash?

  • Reply Camille Gabel November 28, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    This is such a GREAT gift idea! And it’s just adorable!

    • Reply Jessica November 28, 2017 at 7:57 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Courtney November 28, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    What a cute stocking stuffer!

  • Reply Kendra November 28, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    I love giving lotto tickets as stocking stuffers 🙂

    • Reply Jessica November 29, 2017 at 7:25 PM

      They’re such an easy gift idea!

  • Reply Lani Derrick November 28, 2017 at 11:35 PM

    We always give the men in the family lotto tickets in their stockings at christmas. This would be a fun way to dress it up some this year.

    • Reply Jessica November 29, 2017 at 7:28 PM

      These are a great gift idea for men! This DIY definitely gives scratch offs a festive touch!

  • Reply Romy November 29, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    OMG! My family LOVES scratchers and this is a great & clever way to gift them during the holidays

    • Reply Jessica November 29, 2017 at 7:29 PM

      Thanks so much! I hope your family loves these dressed up scratch offs for Christmas this year!

  • Reply Jamie November 29, 2017 at 9:10 PM

    Those are cute! I usually buy scratchers for all of the men in our family.

    • Reply Jessica November 30, 2017 at 9:06 AM

      It’s such an easy gift for men! Thanks!

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