I've come to realize that people either dread the idea of purchasing stocking stuffers, or look forward to it. Personally, I adore the idea of finding small treasures that will light up faces on Christmas morning. Growing up, Santa always filled my stocking with the smallest (but most thoughtful) gifts. But the truth is, most stocking stuffers are not thoughtful at all.
How many of us give or receive stocking stuffers that appear to be from the grocery store impulse buy section? Does chapstick, beef jerky, and gum sound like your typical stocking stuffers? We can do better. Just because a gift is small doesn't mean it has to be from the gas station or impersonal. This year consider filling their stockings with meaningful gifts they will be as thrilled to receive as the gifts they unwrap from under the tree. Giving a meaningful gift of any size will put a smile on their face (and yours as well).
Meaningful Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her
LOVE Reusable Bags: Perfect for your wife, mom, or college-age daughter. This cute reusable bag is the perfect space saver that can tuck into a purse or pocket. It folds up to the size of a tennis balls and can be unfolded with she goes to the market or needs a bookbag.
Toesizes: Toesizes come in fun colors and are great alternative to barefeet. Toezies are the sock for pilates, yoga & lounging around.
Unitrex: Flexible silicone rubber pocket-sized pen and stylus tools come in bright colors and are compatible with all touchscreen devices. The perfect size to tuck into a stocking.
Meaningful Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Him
Razor Renew: Leather strap that sharpens and smoothes razors, blades, and knives to last at least 10x longer than normal. Use suede side to sharpen; flip over to smooth side to polish.
Napa Soap Company: This handy travel size shaving soap and traditional shaving brush will elevate his shaving experience. The travel tin and brush make it the perfect size for his stocking.
This is Ground: Easily wrap earbuds, USB cables and other small wires in the convenient envelope-like case leather case. The Cord Taco comes in a 5-pack so you can stick them in all of your family's stockings.
Meaningful Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
The Dipr: A spoon made just for dunking cookies! You can even eat off the dipper! They come in a pack of four.
Whooz?: Whooz? charger stickers are full of personality, and will set their device accessories apart, so they'll always know which ones are theirs.
Shains: Colorful rubber bracelets feature interchangeable peg charms (letters, and icons) that attach to spell out a message.
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