Fun Hand Sanitizer Bottles for the Holidays

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

While we know that frequent and complete hand washing is one of the best ways to combat those seasonal germs, it’s HARD to get the kids to do it.  So when Amber was little we relied a lot more on hand sanitizer than we did on soap.  One of the ways we were able to encourage her to use it, was by letting her ‘make it her own.’

Hand sanitizer bottles are easy to decorate.  I would purchase clear ones, take the labels off and then we’d have fun.  

Your kids will love to use these fun hand sanitizer bottles.  All you need is some stickers and/or small objects to place inside the gel.  

fun hand sanitizer bottles

Find some fun holiday/seasonal stickers and let your kids put them on the bottle.  I found these snowmen ones, and boy do the bottles look cute! 

You can even make fun hand sanitizer for the grown-ups in your home, because goodness knows we need to be keeping those germs at bay too!

Another way to jazz up those fun hand sanitizer bottles is by putting a number of small items into the bottles. I put a couple of drops of red natural coloring in this bottle (that was plenty to get the gel a pink hue, without actually coloring it when dispensed – start off with a drop and test it before you add too much), and put some small felt candy canes in it. 

Because the gel has a thicker suspension, it’s easy to just push the items into the opening and then use the pump to place it in the bottle where you want it. 

Over the years we found that when we let Amber make her own fun hand sanitizer bottles, she willingly (and often!) would sanitize her hands without fuss.

Alas, no matter how hard you try to prevent it, your children may still get sick and Murphy’s Law will see that it happens around the holidays.   Unfortunately, we had many Thanksgivings and Christmas gatherings over the years that we couldn’t go to, because of out of control germs even though we tried hard to keep those ickies out of our home.

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133 thoughts on “Fun Hand Sanitizer Bottles for the Holidays

  1. Frequent hand washing and sneezing into your elbow helps keep germs from spreading!

  2. When my children were young, they were sick a few times on major holidays. We spent the holidays alone so that we did not spread germs. Now we always use hand sanitizer at this time of year and wash our hands often.

  3. I handle holiday germs with lots of hand washing and by disinfecting door knobs, phones, handles, etc.

  4. My toddler is sick with flu now, a week before thanksgiving break, I’m panicking because we’re going on a trip and I’m hoping he gets all better before the break 🙁

  5. It’s a joke amongst my kids about how I’m always pulling out the hand sanitizer and asking if they washed their hands with soap and water. I can’t stand to see my babies sick and do everything I can to stop the spread of germs.

  6. We make sure to wash hands, use hand sanitizer and Clorox disinfecting wipes/.

  7. I use hand sanitizer and wipes all the time to help. Also drink a lot of water and take vitamins.

  8. I use and carry hand sanitizer with me during the cold weather months, use disinfecting wipes at home on surfaces and just wash hands often.

  9. I clean, a lot. I use cleaning spray with bleach. I keep tissue on hand along with Clorox wipes. I make sure to have children’s tylenol and motrin on hand alone with some other children’s cold medicine just in case.

  10. I keep hand sanitizer on my desk at work and share it with everyone!

  11. For us, we focus on handwashing and taking our shoes off when we get home.

  12. Working in a hospital for years has taught me to wash and wash and wash my hands. I also love the sanitizing wipes.

  13. we handle holiday germs by keeping hand sanitizer on all backpacks and in the cars! we also have fun smelling soaps for the kiddos to use here at home!

  14. For holiday germs, we wash hands A LOT! Also, I always take a bottle of Lysol disinfectant and spray down surfaces in the hotel room and we travel with hand sanitizer.

  15. I am obsessed with hand washing and using hand sanitizer. I also make sure to not touch my face with my hands, I heard that is an easy way to get sick.

  16. I combat holiday germs by having frequent hand washing breaks.

  17. We combat as many germs as possible by drinking lots of water! It seems to flush out a lot of toxins and generally helps us stay way healthier!

  18. Lots of hand washing and making sure they cover their mouths for sneezing and coughing!

  19. I’m an elementary school teacher, so I always get my flu shot and use plenty of hand sanitizer!

  20. We wash our hands constantly (and in turn need lots of moisturizers). I also breastfeed my toddler, so she still gets some antibodies from me.

  21. We use hand sanitizer as well. And when we do get sick, lots of dayquil, soup, vitamin D, and rest!

  22. We keep the hand sanitizer around each room so that the kids have no excuse that they can’t find one nearby. We also use an air purifier around the clock.

  23. I have 16 nieces and nephews. The oldest is 11 and the youngest 1 month. We see each other often and someone is always getting or getting over something. I try to impress the importance of hand washing with my kids when the cooties are in my house, but they never take it as seriously as I wish

  24. Oh, my – those bottles are too cute! I try to encourage frequent hand washing to control germs – not an easy task with either husband or child! lol!

  25. To deal with holiday germs, I never leave home without my hand sanitizer.

  26. I try and handle holiday germs by washing my hands, using hand sanitizer, and not touching my face.

  27. I wash my hands more often and I also use disinfecting spray on all the door knobs handles and anything else my daughter and I touch.,

  28. I am always concerned with my daughter catching sick during the winter, especially over the holidays. I make sure we wash our hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, and always wipe off the grocery store cart before using it. So far it has helped to prevent sickness by being proactive with prevention.

  29. We are really big on hand washing. One good tip to staying germ free while shopping during the holidays is to clean off the handle on carts. I have noticed that some people don’t wash their hands in the restroon and then go push their cart around. By sanitizing the handle might prevent germs and your family getting sick.

  30. When I was little, I was sick 4 Christmas in a row. I’ll never forget how miserable I was those years. Two of them I ended up in the hospital from dehydration. Now that I’m a Mom myself, I never want my babies to go through that! I make sure my kids keep up with their vitamins and hand washing, and they know the rules about not sharing at school to keep themselves from getting sick. Unfortunately, it can’t always be stopped, but so far, my kids have been healthy every Christmas so far!!

  31. We wash our hands often, especially when going to public places. I also keep hand sanitizer with me always for those times when soap and water aren’t available.

  32. We handle germs by hand washing, hand washing, and more hand washing. It def helps! Though I always try to have on hand some cough drops and meds because those pesky germs still sneak in

  33. I wash my hands constantly, use hand sanitizer. I have plenty of soup, OTC medicine, tissues.

  34. I wash my hands very well and very often, drink extra water and get plenty of sleep.
    Thanks for the contest.

  35. I fight holiday germs by cleaning like a crazy person I so love bleach. I also use wipes on the carts in the stores and I wash my hands too many times per day to count.

  36. Definitely sneezing into the elbow, and whenever I start to feel sick I take an Emergen-C vitamin pack.

  37. I try to stay ahead of the germs. We wash our hands often and disinfect our house to keep the germs out.

  38. Disinfectant wipes, sanitizer and lots of hand washing. We also try to stay away from Walgreens and other places sick people visit.

  39. we handle holiday germs with lots of handwashing and extra vitamines

  40. My kids are pretty aware of germs so I’m lucky. We practice lots of handwashing and keep hand sanitizer.

  41. I swear we pick up every single germ out there and bring it home! We do try and get the kids to wash frequently, and I think I’m going to do what you did to make this more fun for the kids. Clean hands are a struggle but maybe they’ll be more willing to sanitize more frequently if they have bottles like these to use. (Nice job with the snowmen especially by the way!)

  42. I had my very first flu shot this year and it seems to be working great. We also try to drink orange juice every day to keep vitamin C in our lives.

  43. We wasn out hands and use hand sanitizer all the time. We take vitamin c like candy as well.

  44. Sure we get hand sanitizer in every room and everybody washes hands frequency

  45. A ton of handwashing and I give each of the kids their own personal little antiseptic to carry and use all day!

  46. We always wash our hands after returning from being out in public.

  47. Ugh! I hate this time of year for germs. Essential oils, hand washing, lysol and probiotics are my best friends.

  48. Our family combats holiday germs by keeping a Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer in several rooms in the house – that way if you are unable to get up and wash your hands at that moment, at least you can use the Hand Sanitizer until you can wash your hands.

  49. That is so clever! my kddo loves the gel clings – and then we may cut down on illness too

  50. I always have my kids carry small clip on sanitizes when we visit during the holiday that way I know if they sneeze or touch something they can sanitize asap

  51. I carry hand sanitizer with me at all times. And take extra vitamin c.

  52. We practice good hygiene, washing hands and sanitizing regularly, taking our flu shots, vitamin c

  53. I carry hand sanitizer on my purse and we have a bottle of it in both our vehicles. We use it all the time.

  54. For 3 Christmas Eves in a row, I had to make a run to the Peds office for high fevers and ear infections. Washing their hands often is key in prevention.

  55. We sanitize, drink fluids, and get plenty of rest. I’m nursing a cold right now so I try to seclude myself from everyone else as much as possible.

  56. We wash our hands as we need to and we use hand sanitizer. I keep lysol in every room in the house and when someone starts coughing, I spray every room

  57. just work on washing hands, and of course having hand sanitizer on hand for those times you aren’t near a sink

  58. I keep hand sanitizer in the car and use it at home. I routinely clean surfaces we constantly touch and wash those hands a lot throughout the day.

  59. We do lots of rest, hand washing and I try to get some healthy foods in there during the holiday time. It’s hard when there are so many goodies around but we are sure to get our veggies in.

  60. I constantly wash my hands. I’m a bit of a virus freak. I use hand sanitizer when I can’t get to soap and water

  61. Washing our hands a lot always helps! When that sickie does come we always have Vicks VapoRub on hand and lots of tissues!

  62. Getting my flu shot and keeping my hands washed. Also taking vitamin c is very important to combat a weak immune system!

  63. Lots of hand washing! We also take multivitamins and drink lots of water, and use hand sanitizer when we are out and about.

  64. Frequent hand washing and by disinfecting door knobs, phones, handles.

  65. Having 2 kids in elementary school ,(one in Kindergarten and the other in 1st grade), I just know that when school starts, the following week we will all have the sniffles. Last year was rough but I’m trying to be proactive this year with hand sanitizer, lysol wipes, disinfectant sprays, and lots of vitamin C in our diets. So far , so good! Keep your fingers crossed for us though. LOL

  66. We make sure we do a lot of hand washing and wiping counters down with sanitizing wipes.

  67. My daughter has a sanitizer keychain she takes to school on her back pack. and we bleach our counters and door knobs once/ twice a week

  68. We do lots of hand washing and cleaning germy surfaces to try to prevent spreading germs!

  69. we eat healthy and exercise. we drink plenty of fluids and try to keep our immune systems working.

  70. On top of the normal sanitizer and hand washing, we use sanitizing wipes at least twice a week to wipe down all door handles, light switches, remotes, faucet handles, and telephones.

  71. we get the flu shot and try to keep our hands clean with soap and water

  72. Always wash hands, especially when eating. Use hand sanitizer.

  73. We clean shopping cart handles before using them , and wash our hand frequently.

  74. Washing hands frequently, hand sanitizer in every room, and kleenex everywhere!

  75. We start by getting a flu shot. We also keep a humdifier running to avoid the air from becoming too dry. And, like most, we keep hand sanitizers in most rooms and carry with us.

  76. We do a lot of line-ups here, line up to wash hands, line up for vitamins, line up to sanitize hands.

  77. I think we must go through tons of hand sanitizer. We constantly wash our hands and I always carry those little bottles of hand sanitizer with me wherever I go.

  78. Lots of hand washing and hand sanitizer when we can’t wash.

  79. I keep hand sanitizer in my purse and car for on the go, but if at home I just wash hands more often. Also I remember to clean door knobs periodically which I don’t normally think to do when it’s not cold/flu season

  80. Honestly with so many lil ones in our home it’s hard! We try hand washing and quarantine the sick child

  81. No one looks forward to holiday germs! We do lots of hand-washing, sneezing into our elbow, keeping surfaces and door handles cleaned off. And also wearing the appropriate clothing for the weather.

  82. I have hand sanitizer and tissues in all parts of my house.

  83. I have to get serious about germs around the holidays otherwise my grandkids get sick…every holiday. Hand washing , sanitizer and Lysol.

  84. This is the first time we have decided to use the wipes in the grocery store for the carts. A lady in front of us was so sick, and she wiped her nose and touched the shopping cart.

  85. I handle germs with plenty of hand washing stocking up on vitamins soup and juice.

  86. I like to handle germs by constantly washing hands, not just me but my children too, I remind them until i’m blue in the face. I also keep everything sanitized, especially door knobs and such. I like to keep tissues, medications, and cough drops on hand all the time.

  87. Anitbiotic hand wash by every sink in the house! My dad is the big problem when he finally succumbs to a cold, since he tends to drink nothing but coffee, wine, martinis and buttermilk. I finally got him to try a glass of Emergen-C this time.

  88. We constantly use hand sanitizer and drink a lot of orange juice.

  89. My kids always get the flu shot and we use hand sanitizer and anti-bac wipes.

  90. A couple of years ago, it was me who had the ‘crud’ over Thanksgiving…and we were hosting my sister-in-law & her family. I spent days beforehand taking over the counter medications, drinking hot tea, making sure I ate healthy…and then when they were here, I tried to be social from ‘afar’…not breathing all over everyone!

  91. I wash and lysol everything that has been exposed to the germ. I use Clorox wipes and wipe down every nook and cranny.

  92. I doesn’t stop germs but we do take vitamin C in the winter.

  93. We try to wash hands frequently as well as wiping down door knobs/handles and countertops as often as possible.

  94. I handle the germ season with freqyent washing of the hands, hand sanitizer, eating healthy, and getting enough water, exercise, and sleep.

  95. make sure you keep your nails short to keep fingernail germs to a minimum

  96. I carry hand sanitizer everywhere with me (car, purse, etc) when visiting relatives before going on a holiday trip. I also wiped down things like door and fridge handles too. I learned my lesson when I went over to my parents house before travel and caught a cold from my nephew.

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