abbie ~ I want to say about $2-3 per person. We did 5 in a group last year so that really wasn't that bad. And things don't have to be brand new in package. Pick up a bag of buttons and divide them up among all the stockings. Pick up a stamp set on clearance and put one or two stamps from the set in each stocking. I know last year, I used quite a bit of stuff from my stash b/c I had so much.