In hopes that St. Nicklaus soon would be there…and just what are some good stocking stuffer ideas? Some of these lists are long, so no need to read every word, you can peruse and find a nugget or 2 that you think you can use for Stuffing. I’ve bolded the items that are my favorites. I’ve found these lists on the internet and Pinterest.
From the Holiday Helper
- $5 gift card to favorite restaurant or store
- Flower or plant seeds
- Slipper socks
- Puzzle books (Crossword, Sudoku, etc.)
- Rubix cube
- Scarf, mittens, hat, other winter accessories
- Tickets to a concert, museum, or other show
- Books you recommend
- Piggy bank with “starter” penny
- Play dough
- Stuffed animal
- Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars
- Paint set
- Ready-to-make craft sets
- Barbie dolls
- Coloring book
- Silly Bandz
- Hair clips/headbands
- Pez dispenser
- Crayons or markers
- Pencils with cute designs
- Phone case/skin
- Nail polish
- Wine stopper
- Lottery tickets
- Scented candles
- Mini tool set
- Address book
- Cookie cutters
- Hot chocolate or coffee in fun packaging
- Coffee mug
- Make-up brush set
- Reusable grocery bags
- Ear buds/headphones
- Body lotion
- Mini sewing kit
- Golf balls
2. Car air fresheners
3. Fishing bait
4. Fishing hooks
6. Fishing Line
7. Fishing book
8. iTunes card
9. Hunting gloves
11. Hunting Magazine (or whatever magazine he’s into)
12. Hunting movie
14. Window/leather wipes for the car
15. Mini Tape Measure
16. Pocket knife
17. Knife sharpener
18. Mini boxes of cereal
19. Mini flashlight
20. Body wash/cologne
22. Hand sanitizer (for the tackle box)
23. Wool Socks
24. Extra cell phone charger
25. Love letter (because no matter how manly he is, he still needs to know how much you love him!)
From Jenna’s Blog
1.) A “see you next year” note from your Elf on the Shelf for the kids
2.) Camera lens hood
3.) Juice pack for iPhone (extra battery life)
4.) Silicon coated whisks (they won’t tear up your pans! )
5.) K Cups for the Keurig addict
6.) Chalkboard paint (perfect for the crafter in your life)
7.) Character bandaids (my boys love the Cars bandaids!)
8.) Monogrammed apron for kids or adults (available in lots of places: check Williams Sonoma)
9.) Personalized clip board
10.) A gift certificate for a photography class (I’ve also seen classes offered online if you don’t have a local studio that offers classes!)
11.) TOMS sunglasses (with every pair you purchase, Toms helps give sight to a person in need. I have them and love mine!)
12.) Style tacks for bulletin boards (check Ballard Designs for cute ones!)
13.) Personalized glass shadow box
14.) Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups (they only ones I’ve found that don’t leak.)
15.) Single slice cake cutter
16.) Great smelling soap – I highly recommend L’Occitane Shea Butter Verbena. Thank you Rhonda for hooking me on these products
17.) Ice cream scoop for cookies (available almost everywhere now – Wal-Mart, Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, Target etc)
18.) Monogrammed earphone case (great for men, Pottery Barn has a great one)
20.) The Hunger Games dvd
21.) Specialty popcorn. Google Uptown Popcorn of Dallas, I’ve had theirs and it’s awesome!
22.) Seed sticks for marking out your garden (available all over, just google it!)
23.) Silver serving set
24.) Camera lens cleaning kit
25.) Knit ear warmer
26.) A jar of Nutella, or the new Nutella snack packs
27.) For those who love to host parties, try a napkin ring set!
28.) Batteries for all of the toys/electronics everyone will be getting!
29.) Personalized jewelry roll, which keeps your jewelry organized in one place (perfect for traveling)
30.) Salt box; a popular trend for foodies (try Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table)
31.) Men’s leather cuff with personalized plate. Use a favorite saying or verse. Examples here.
32.) A mother’s necklace (with kids names and birthstones)
33.) Golf putter laser
34.) Baby closet dividers
35.) Compact portable speakers (here’s a good, inexpensive example!)
36.) A Devotional (Jesus Calling and The Love Dare are both great)
37.) Gym or yoga class gift certificate
38.) USB Heating blanket; great for a freezing cold office! Example here
39.) Crocheted infinity scarf (lots are on Nordstrom, and also in boutique stores)
40.) Personalized guitar pick
41.) Kids show DVD’s (Bubble Guppies, Dora, Mike the Knight etc)
42.) A subscription to a favorite magazine
43.) Scentsy warmer kit
44.) Sprinkles Cupcake baking mix
45.) Engraved dog collar (for the pet lover)
46.) Monogrammed lovie for a baby/infant.
47.) Ammo – for the hunter in your life
48.) Bubble necklace, a women’s fashion trend. I bought mine for about $16 on Amazon
49.) Monthly onesie stickers (for infants – you take their picture with the sticker each month)
50.) Paci clips for babies (clips the paci to their shirt so they can’t lose it )
51.) Personalized superhero cape
52.) Alphabet magnets for kids
53.) Mulling spices for making your own cider
54.) Mini tripod
55.) Monogrammed tumbler
56.) Clip on reading light
57.) This personalized love letter necklace is a great gift from a husband to a wife!
58.) A personalized jersey (your favorite team with your name on the back)
59.) Fun socks – argyle print, leopard etc.
60.) At home microdermabrasion kit
61.) Ball cap – Character, favorite team, favorite brand etc.
62.) Dual Charge (1 cord to charge 2 devices, such as iPhone, iPad and iPod. )
63.) iPad Smart Case (google it for tons of examples)
64.) Boot socks (knit socks that stick out over leggings/jeggings and show above the top of boots)
65.) Charitable donation
66.) Coffee cozy. Great for the Starbucks addicts!
67.) Safari Coat Hooks – these would be great in a kids room too!
68.) Toffee South Poles (via Williams Sonoma)
69.) Pacifier pouch (to keep extra paci’s clean)
70.) Mod Podge (again, for the crafter in your life! Kids love this for easy crafts too!)
71.) Gift certificate for a massage, facial, microdermabrasion, nail polish etc.
72.) Monogrammed leather football koozie from Pottery Barn – these are actually really nice looking!
73.) The very best truffles in my opinion, via La Maison du Chocolat, available at Williams Sonoma Online.
74.) A great book (examples: Divergent, Pride and Prejudice, The Mortal Instruments, The Hunger Games).
75.) An Amazon.com gift card – you can use it to buy just about anything!
76.) Mercury glass votives (Pottery Barn has them!)
77.) A nice facial wash (Kate Somerville is my favorite; available at Sephora)
78.) Burts Bee’s tinted chapstick
79.) Call me cards
80.) Handmade coasters (lots of great tutorials are available – just take 4*4 tile and mod podge scrapbooking paper onto it. Do a clear coat to protect the paper!)
81.) Homemade coloring book (you can find TONS of free printable coloring pages online!)
82.) Pastry brushes (available just about everywhere)
83.) Silicone spatulas
84.) Drill bits
85.) Bath crayons for kids
86.) Christmas PJ’s – I love the ones that Old Navy sells. They also come in tall & petite.
87.) iConverter Scanner (via Brookstone) scans documents right into your iPad
88.) Disney Cinderella Collection nail polish for girls
89.) Silicone mixing bowl spouts
90.) Have you seen those SomeeCards all over Pinterest and Facebook? If you know someone who loves those (they are hilarious!), try this 365 calendar – a new SomeeCard everyday!
91.) Freeze It hairspray (THE hairspray of the South, haha!)
92.) A nice set of makeup brushes (Sephora carries great ones)
93.) Vintage football beer stein – Pottery Barn has a cool one online
94.) Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix (available at Williams Sonoma)
95.) Fabric bookmark
96.) Wine foil cutter (Williams Sonoma has a nice one)
97.) Hair bow making kit for girls
98.) Fingerless mittens for women
99.) Tickets to an art museum
100.) A crayon roll for kids
101.) Monogrammed wine bottle totes (Hay Market Designs has some cute ones!)
102.) Infinity jewelry – a popular jewelry trend.
103.) A favorite (or even secret!) family recipe hand-written on a nice recipe card
104.) For the man in your life, a Bosch cordless mini drill, available at Lowe’s (my husband has one and uses it all the time)
105.) A homemade batch of Saltine Toffee (email me for recipe)
106.) Know someone who loves to play the guitar? Then get them this Guitar Pick maker. They can make their own picks!
107.) Even though it looks like a Swiss Army knife, it’s NOT. It’s a flash drive. It just looks cooler. Great for guys!
108.) Herb scissors are a great for any gardener/home cook. Check Cooks Garden.
109.) Personalized placemat for kiddos.
110.) A personalized mirror compact
111.) The iShower is a cool device that streams music while you shower – it is also compatible with Androids.
112.) For the kids: Cars AppMate. I bought this for my older son and he is going to love it! I purchased it at Target and I know Toys R Us has it to. It’s characters from Cars and they interact with an iPad app.
113.) Mini individual steak thermometers are great for any grill master (available at Williams Sonoma and other great stores!)
114.) Reusable market totes, perfect for the farmers market, grocery store and to keep things organized in the car.
115.) Homemade vanilla extract (The Barefoot Contessa has a great and simple recipe)
116.) A skin (its like a cover) for a laptop
117.) Inflatable boot stuffers (holds the shape of your boot when you aren’t wearing it). Just Solutions makes some affordable ones.
118.) Know someone who makes a lot of freezer meals? Try a bag holder from Lillian Vernon for them.
119.) A giftcard for car washes
120.) A small bottle of a favorite perfume
121.) iPhone projector – Brookstone.com sells them!
122.) Silk pillowcases
123.) Personalized dog leash and collar
124.) Game played baseball cufflinks (available at Frontgate.com)
125.) Monogrammed diaper covers for babies
126.) Custom embosser – emboss your recipes, books, envelopes etc!
127.) Waterproof shower notepad
128.) Piping bags and tips
129.) Wristlet – perfect for holding cash, cards and a cell phone
130.) Popcorn boxes filled with corn kernels and popcorn salt in it
131.) Dog biscuit cutters for those who like to make their own dog treats
132.) iPhone photo printer from Hammacher.com
133.) Turtle wax is great – especially for a new driver!
134.) Homemade sugar body scrub – recipes are all over the internet for this one
135.) Name rings, using your kids names, a great gift for any mother, via namesring.com
136.) A snow globe – I used to get these as a kid and I loved them
137.) Small file organizer (Crate and Barrel has them)
138.) A travel sized set of shampoo, conditioner and hairspray
139.) Digital golf scorecard
140.) Another great gift for guys is a volt meter, available at home improvement stores (lets you know if you’re dealing with a hot wire)
141.) A mini camera zoom lens for your iPhone
142.) At home gel manicure kit (which lasts longer than traditional polish)
143.) BBQ tank gauge
144.) A DVD set of a favorite TV show (Pretty Little Liars, Friends, Dawson’s Creek etc)
145.) A LED magnetic grill light is great for anyone who loves their grill, available at Lowe’s
146.) Rib rub and BBQ sauce combo (we like Famous Dave’s! My absolute Favorite…especially the pickles!)
147.) Monogrammed purse hook
148.) Address ink stamp
149.) Wireless fitness tracker (via Brookstone) – great for those who will be making New Years resolutions! It tracks exercise, calories, etc.
150.) A thank you note from Santa for being such a good boy/girl and for the milk and cookies!
Some ideas found on Pinterest!
Stocking Stuffers for Teenage Boys
- Small Nerf gun
- Small Tools
- Shaving cream
- iTunes card
- Cologne or body spray
- Men’s hair products – shampoo, hair gel, paste, etc.
- Phone case
- USB flash drive
- Card game or playing cards
- Key chain
- Chocolate, candy, or gum
- Lip balm
- Concert tickets
- Movie tickets
- Coffee card (Starbucks, anyone?)
- Hot chocolate packets
- Guitar picks or strings for a guitar player, drum sticks for a drummer
- Small sports things – golf balls, tees, tennis balls, ski goggles, etc.
- Favorite sports team gear
- Tickets to the game
- Cap or knit hat
- Small alarm clock
- Video game
- Christmas tree ornament
- Body wash
- Room freshener – or perhaps this is more for mom?
- A small package of their favourite snack
- Whoopie cushion or other practical joke
- Magic tricks
- Pocket knife
- Sports poster
- Car accessories, if they own a car
Stocking Stuffers for Teenage Girls
Nail files or other manicure supplies
Jewelry – earrings, bracelet, necklace, etc.
Headband or other hair accessories
Tights or socks
Locker mirror or other locker accessories
Mittens or gloves
Perfume or body spray
USB flash drive
Chocolate, candy, or gum
Christmas tree ornament
Coffee card (Starbucks, anyone?)
Deep conditioner for hair
Hot chocolate packets
Moisturizing hand sanitizer
She had it on very good authority that Santa preferred Champagne and Cupcakes. As do I!
This would be on my wish list for my stocking
Pink Ladies from Fannie Mae
Foot massage certificate
A letter from my kids telling them why they love me
Private message to my new friend I met at a dear friend’s party…a Roomba is NOT an appropriate gift to give your wife for Christmas. Not only is it an appliance, it indicates she’s too lazy to push a vacuum. Try this instead: www.tiffany.com. You’ll thank me.
In waking today, the world is still here and I’m quite happy about that. Feeling blessed and thankful this holiday season for such a wonderful family and truly the best friends a girl could ask for, and let’s not forget about Murph…and a sprinkling of snow making it a White Christmas is the icing on the cupcake…as we know I prefer champagne and cupcakes, just like Santa!
- The Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog (deadspin.com)