It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner…less than 3 weeks from today!
When I was growing up, stockings were always one of my favorite things to open. My parents would fill it with small trinkets and gifts that were typically for every day use, along with some candy or sweets (our favorite usually being the caramel popcorn!) Our family exchanges funny cards, and I always look forward to seeing what my card will be!
As I’ve gotten older and now experienced Christmas with different sides of my family, I realize every family has their own unique traditions for stocking stuffers. For instance, my mom always includes a silly putty each year. When we were kids, we loved it. Now that we’ve gotten older, she re-uses the same silly putty (since we never even open the box,) but it’s just become a fun tradition. My husband’s family, on the other hand, uses stocking stuffers for more everyday focused items, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc… One is definitely not better than the other, it’s just a different approach in family traditions!
I’ve included below some items that are typical of what would be included in our stockings, but I realize that everyone’s stocking stuffer experience can be a little different.
A little tip I’ve found as I’ve gotten older and now buy stocking stuffers for other people…I keep my eyes out over the year for little trinkets and goodies that would be perfect for stockings. For instance, that cute little notepad at TJ Maxx that I absolutely can’t not buy??? Perfect stocking stuffer gift for my mom! By purchasing these little trinkets over time, it helps spread out the cost so I’m not buying all the stocking stuffers at once. Another tip if you plan to do this next year….remember where you hide the gifts you bought in July :)
Without further adieu, read below for some great stocking stuffer ideas! Many can still be ordered in time for Christmas delivery, and a few are even on Amazon prime!
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Socks: Socks are a stocking stuffer staple for us, and I love it! A fun pair of socks can brighten up any day! Plus, our puppy Millie loves to steal my socks and gnaw little holes in them, so it’s always nice to have a cute replacement pair :) These are from J. Crew and are 48% off today with code 48HOURS.
Lipstick: I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. This is hands down the best lipstick. Ultra moisturizing and with a subtle vanilla scent…it’s the perfect stocking stuffer! The color rose is a rosy pink that looks wonderful on many skin tones!
Bling Brush: Perfect for the jewelry lover in your life! My friend Chevis started this company and I have loved following along with her success! She used the bling brush to clean my engagement and wedding ring when I last saw her and I can’t even tell you how much it sparkled!!! Plus, think about all the grime and yuck that’s in your jewelry from not being cleaned…gross! Their natural solution was formulated to clean with care on diamonds, gemstones, pearls, and even costume jewelry and is proudly made in the USA. I’d also LOVE to try the Glitzy Glove for my David Yurman bracelets!
Bracelet: Perfect for the blue and white lover in your life, and easy to slip into a stocking! Handmade by my friend Mimi herself right here in Charleston, South Carolina! These are perfect to dress up any outfit. I always get compliments when I wear mine!
Lip Conditioner: Some kind of lip balm is another stocking stuffer staple for us! This year, I’d love to switch to safer beauty products with this lip conditioner! I haven’t tried this myself (it’s next on my list!) but, I have heard some incredible things about it!
Hand Sanitizer Spray: Just the right size to keep in your handbag or desk drawer. This plant based hand sanitizer is paraben and phtalate free, has no added fragrance, and never tested on animals.
Sugarfina Box: I LOVE Sugarfina boxes. Like, seriously, love love love them. They’re such a fun treat to gift or receive! This box from Nordstrom ships free (always a plus!) and contains three flavors. I have tried and love the champagne bears, but that sugar cookie flavor looks amazing!!
Pom Beanie: The perfect accessory for a cold winter day! Nothing is worse than cold ears, and this will keep you nice and toasty! Plus, it’s 48% off today with code 48HOURS, making it only $20. You just can’t beat that price for a cute winter accessory!
Delicate Wash: Full disclosure, I’ve never actually tried this product but I’ve seen so many rave reviews about it. I have switched my harsh, chemical-filled laundry detergent to safer, but would love to have an option for my delicates. The ingredients in this are plant-derived, nontoxic, biodegradable, allergen-free, and made in the USA. Supposedly, the wash is highly concentrated, so you only need to use a little. I’d love to try this for myself!
Charcoal Mask & Bar: I can’t speak highly enough about these products! This is part of the Beautycounter Holiday collection, so you’re getting the charcoal mask and bar together in a package, as opposed to having to buy them both separately. The mask works great to detox your skin (hello, holiday eating!) and balances skin to keep it smooth and clear, minimize pores, and absorb excess oil. This set is ideal for oily and problematic skin, much like my acne-prone self!
Sleep Mask: This is definitely a splurge for an everyday item, but I’ve heard such amazing things about it! Made of 100% silk, and perfect for that person who has everything.
Starbucks Giftcard: Need I say more? We always include giftcards to each other in our stockings, and I JUMP when I get a stash of Starbucks cards! I know some people don’t care for giving gift cards, but I’ve always personally loved gifting (and receiving!) them! A giftcard gives someone the chance to splurge on something (that afternoon latte pick me up!) that you probably wouldn’t do without it.
Home Spray: This adds scent while removing odor. Made of essential oils.
Multicolored Washi Tape: I love anything Emily Ley makes, and this is no exception. Perfect for any friend or family member who likes organization. I use mine to cross of large chunks off time when I’ll be away (on vacation, etc…) so I know very clearly what my schedule looks like.
Invisibobble Hair Ties: I would love to personally try these! Having super fine hair, I always get marks from where my hair tie had been. Supposedly, these don’t leave any marks and keeps a strong hold in your ponytail (no more sliding!) Anyone I know who has these, loves them!
Peonies book: I’ve become more and more infatuated with peonies after finding out my great-grandmother used to grow them in her yard. I always loved them (they were our wedding flowers!) but now I feel an emotional connection to them! This would be a beautiful coffee table book.
Gloves: I definitely could use a new pair of gloves (and these are tech friendly!!) for this winter. These are cashmere (SO soft!!!) and 48% off today with code 48HOURS, making them just $30.
Initial Dish: I admit, I’m a hoarder of little trinket dishes. When I saw this cute initial one, I was in love! These are great to keep by your bed, kitchen sink, etc… to hold any jewelry. I also love to keep them in my guest room, too (I hate traveling and having no place to store my jewelry!)
Heart Makeup Cleansing Mat: These little gadgets are the best for cleaning your makeup brushes. I don’t own this exact one (I found mine from TJ Maxx) but it’s very similar style to this one. I’ve seen the big mat style ones floating around Instagram, but I like that this is a smaller size and doesn’t take up as much space when you’re not using it. This makes cleaning your brushes (which you should do about once a week at the minimum) SO MUCH easier. It’s seriously been a game changer for me!
I hope this kind of post is helpful for you as you anticipate pulling together the rest of your gifts and stocking stuffers for the holiday! If there are any gift guides you’d like to see, please let me know! Gift giving is one of my favorite things to do, so while working on these are a labor of love, they truly are so fun for me to work on! Wishing you a happy and wonderful Wednesday!