One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was a homemade heating pad. A friend gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago and I use it SO much. It is perfect for sore muscles or to sleep with when it’s too cold in your house. All you have to do is microwave it for 1-2 mins and you will be nice and warm for at least half an hour.
The one I received lasted about 3 years before I had to replace it. You don’t have to use socks for this either. You can use whatever, but I went with a sock for practicality. If you want bigger ones try using a kid’s T-shirt or a onsie. I love mine
Cut the bottom part of your sock off so you are just left with the tube part.
Flip the sock inside out and sew one end tightly.
Flip your sock right side out and pour rice into the sock. This was the easiest way for me. Quick and efficient
Flip the edges of your sock in and sew this part together at the very top. It should look something like the above photos.
Microwave for 1-2 minutes and you’ve got yourself and homemade heating pad! It is wonderful, promise!