Holiday Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffer Favorites!

Hi friends, today I’m back with more gift giving ideas (last week I shared my Favorite Things Gift Guide HERE)! And as promised,  I’m bringing you my Stocking Stuffer Favorites. To me, the stuffing of the stockings is actually even more fun than the “bigger” gifts!

When I was growing up, we didn’t only receive small things that fit inside the stocking. My mom always had other slightly bigger things that she’d put more thought into. They were in the stocking along with the other smaller things, or if they didn’t fit, they were “next” to the stocking. I’m here to say, not all stocking stuffers have to be in the stocking!

This is something I do now with my own children, and I have so much fun finding things that will be either useful or meaningful even if they aren’t small enough to fit inside. I’m all for cheap if I can find it, but the last thing I want to do is buy things from the dollar bin that will just get thrown out and become landfill later. And my husband and I also fill each other’s stockings, and did so even before we had kids. So, suffice it to say, I’ve had a lot of experience finding a mix of things that are fun, practical, or unexpected. And this year, I love so many of these finds! In fact, I’ve already hinted at some to my husband for my own stocking 😉

So those are the guidelines I’ve used to make my Stocking Stuffer Favorites for Men & Women. Practical,  or useful, or cute (or all three!) is the criteria! And nothing that will go in the trash or junk drawer later!



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  1. “Here We Go” Luggage Tag: How adorable is this? And I love anything that makes my black suitcase stand out against all the others!
  2.  Tweezerman Rose Gold Tweezers: The best tweezers on the planet, hands down.
  3.  Cashmere Texting Gloves: I love that these have a little hole so you can pull out your fingers to text – brilliant! Practical and pretty.
  4.  S’well Bottle in Opal Marble: These bottles are a family favorite, and this new color-way is gorgeous.
  5.  Sleep Mask & Eye Gel Set: A great gift for a mom, mother-in-law, or friend – and I love the humorous message, too.
  6.  Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette: I already have the Naked palette and it’s amazing, so I’m putting this on my list this year!
  7.  Gold-filled Hoop Earrings: I’m a huge fan of Madewell jewelry (lots of style for the price), and these are the perfect size.
  8.  Minimergency Kit: The perfect stocking stuffer! Small, inexpensive, practical, cute… you get the picture.
  9.  Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment: Super nourishing, with SPF protection and just a hint of tint. A definite personal favorite of mine, and it comes in 13 soft shades.
  10.  Candy Cane Bath Bombs: It’s always nice to put some pampering presents in a stocking, and these bath bombs smell amazing.


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  1. Monogrammed Silver Cuff Links: I love Etsy! They have such great personalized gifts, and these are an amazing price.
  2.  MacBook Felt Protective Sleeve: My son and husband both have this laptop sleeve, it’s a great price, and top-rated on Amazon.
  3.  Extra-Long Charging Cable: Okay, not exciting. But definitely practical and something everyone in my family has and loves.
  4.  NASA T-Shirt: A cute, catchy, graphic tee is always a winner.
  5.  Digital Tape Measure: I bought this for my husband for Father’s Day and he loves it! And it’s super-high rated on Amazon, too.
  6.  Leather Wallet Case for iPhone: My husband and my son both carry this instead of a wallet! Insert your driver’s license and a couple of credit cards, and you’re good to go.
  7.  Wifi Enabled Video Doorbell: Let’s you hear, see, and speak to visitor’s from your phone or computer. We had friends who were checking on our house during the fires from their Ring Doorbells, so I’m definitely putting it on the list.
  8.  Jack Black Shave Essentials Set: Men’s grooming products that are highly rated, and paraben and cruelty free.
  9.  Hydro-flask Insulated Coffee Mug: Our family is already a fan of their insulated water bottles, and now they have these coffee mugs that keep your beverage hot for six hours.
  10.  Jack Rudy Aromatic Bitters: My husband’s personal favorite! I put them in his stocking every year 😉


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These Stocking Stocker Favorites can work whether you are doing Christmas stockings for your family, or just need a small gift for a co-worker, friend, or hostess. I would love to receive any (or all!) of these myself!

And if you didn’t see my Favorites Gift Guide earlier this week, you can get to that post HERE.


Happy Shopping!


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