When I was a child, my mom always did great stockings. I especially remember my teenage years where I got scented finger nail polish, every flavor of lip balm I could imagine, and warm fuzzy socks. Over the years, I think I have come to like my stockings more than (or certainly as much as) the other presents I receive. They are just so much fun, and you never know what treats a stocking will hold! As I get a little older, I tend to like more practical stuffers than cheap filler.
Below is a list of what I plan on putting in our stockings this year (and what I hope to get… in case my husband is reading this ;)).
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Husband:
|Gilette Fusion Razors: Even though my husband has declared it is “No Shave November”, I am hoping he changes his mind come December and starts to resume normal grooming habits. Razors are expensive, and he hates to buy them, so I always include a set in his stocking.|
|Spinbrush Prowhitening Battery Powered Toothbrush: We love our toothbrushes around here, and this is the brand hubby prefers.|
|Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: I don’t like to overload on the sugar and candy for the holidays, so I try to include only a bag of his favorite candy, which happens to be Reeses.|
|Mini LED Flashlight: He’s an outdoors man, and you never know when he is going to need a good light. In addition, our daughter keeps stealing his flashlights for bedtime stories, so I figured it would be nice to replace them!|
|Retractable Utility Knife: I think most men need a good utility knife handy, and a backup one just in case. These make great, inexpensive stuffers that are sure to be utilized!|
|Garden of Life Vitamin Code Men’s Multivitamin: At first glance, vitamins may not seem like an exciting stuffer, but these vitamins are the best vitamins I have found. They provide all of the essential nutrients, plus energy. They’re the real deal.|
|Amazon Gift Card: In case there are any essentials I forgot, I like to include a couple different gift cards so my husband can pick out what he wants. Another great idea is to include a gift card from their favorite restaurant!|
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Daughter:
|Dora the Explorer Sticker Pad: My daughter loves stickers, almost as much as she loves Dora. These will provide hours of entertainment for her (even if I have to clean up on every surface area in my home).|
|Garden of Life Vitamin Code, Kids: My picky toddler has taken a serious stance against vegetables, of all kinds. For the life of me, I can’t get her to eat them. While I try my hardest to provide her with nutritious meals, I want to make sure she gets all of the nutrition she needs. This raw, vegetarian, and dairy-free multivitamin can help bridge the gaps until her palate tells her to love asparagus as much as I do.|
|Melissa & Doug Tootle Turtle Bubbles: You know what can provide endless hours of entertainment, while a toddler is stuck indoors? Bubbles. They never get old, they never go out of fashion, and one bottle can last for weeks.|
YumEarth Organic Lollipops: Elle has severe food allergies, so we have to be extra cautious about candy and baked goods. While I don’t want her eating candy on a regular basis, I feel better about giving her a special holiday treat if it’s organic and free from chemicals and food dyes.
|Little Tikes Action Robot Flashlight: Did I mention that my daughter steals my husband’s flashlights? I think she should finally get her own, kid-friendly light, so I plan on stuffing this guy into her stocking this year.|
Crayons: I have an aspiring artist as a daughter. She will color for hours, but she also has a habit of breaking her crayons in half, and hiding them, so I need a constant supply of new crayons. This 24 count box will be the perfect size for her stocking.
|Harmonica: Although I am bound to regret this, I think my daughter would love a harmonica. They’re inexpensive, compact, and sure to be a real treasure for her.|
Stocking Stuffers for me
|Lindor Truffles: I only let myself eat these truffles once a year, because of the large quantity that I will eat. They are my absolute favorite, and I can demolish a bag a day. My husband usually includes a bag (or 5) in my stocking, so I am hoping he continues with the tradition J.|
|Wine Bottle Stop: These inexpensive and reusable wine bottle stops are convenient and perfect for the wine connoisseur, like me.|
|Organic Jojoba Oil: I use organic jojoba oil in a ton of my homemade lotions, beauty products and facial treatments. This is a great gift for the DIYer or beauty enthusiasts.|
|Silicone Spatula Set: You have to be careful when buying a spouse or girlfriend kitchen tools for Christmas. While some women may not appreciate it, I actually love receiving any kitchen gadgets. I love to cook, and anything that’ll make the process easier or more enjoyable, I am all for!|
|Bath Salts: All moms deserve a break and a little indulgence. A relaxing bath with sea salts and calming essential oils is a perfect gift for any woman.|
|Wine Glass Charms: We have quite a bit of company over for the holidays, and it is never polite to drink out of someone else’s glass by mistake. These adorable wine-themed charms rest on the bottom of the glass as reminder of whom the drink belongs to.|
|Vitamin code Women’s Multivitamin: I don’t want to be the odd man out with the perfect multivitamin! These are created from fruits and vegetables, contain live probiotics, without any binders of fillers.|
What are your favorite stocking stuffer ideas?
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