Every year the stockings are hung by the chimney with care and it is the last “to do” before Christmas morning. My kids are young adults and I can tell you that they are still excited to see what is in their stocking on Christmas morning. Whether you believe Santa Claus comes down the chimney and fills the stockings or you have another version of how that happens, stocking stuffers are a super fun bonus on Christmas Day. Let’s talk about some different ideas for stocking stuffers. I found a handful that I think look really fun and range from pricey to inexpensive.
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🎅 The Best Stocking Stuffers
The first gift is called a Honsky Thumbs Up Cell Phone Stand Holder. This is an adjustable, flexible and multi angle stand for your cell phone. It allows you to be hands free while your phone is in the stand. Imagine being in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies and referencing your recipe easily on your phone without getting cookie dough on the screen. The design looks like two thumbs up and they come in eight different colors. The cost is under $20 and is a great stocking stuffer for someone that sits at a desk all day or just wants to be hands free at times.
Need to save some space? Try a Collapsible Water Bottle. At my house, my husband throws away water bottles all the time because he thinks the cabinets are getting too full. I will go to grab a certain water bottle and it is just gone. This is a great option for the space savers in your life. They are silicone and break down to a very small size. Additionally, if you have someone who loves the outdoors this is a wonderful idea for them. It fits easily into a purse of backpack so it can be taken camping or just for a day of shopping. These are under $20 and a great stocking stuffer for anyone.
Check out The Cord Buddy for $20. This great invention makes me want to order one today. The Cord Buddy ensures that your cell phone cord, computer cord, charging cord, and all the other cords you have sitting, cluttered, on your desk do not fall behind where you cannot reach them. The unit is a small magnetic bottom and top that you place the cord in between. When you close it the cords do not slip out of place, or fall behind the bed or desk. You can purchase these in sports themes such as the shape of a baseball or football for the sports fan at your house. There is a three cord or single cord option as well.
🥛 Cheap Stocking Stuffers
The next stocking stuffers are the “cheap” ones, or might we say less expensive. These are good options if you have gone all out under the Christmas tree and are trying to throw a few things in the stocking.
For less than $15 why not fill everyone’s stocking with a Disposable Camera? I absolutely love this idea for making memories on Christmas morning. Once the cameras are full you can print them at your local grocery store. If you are super ambitious you could put them in small albums and give them as a New Years gift to each person. Otherwise save them for next year and see how much everyone has grown. The cameras can be purchased at Walgreens or Walmart and most places that have film developing in store.
As we shift to try to reduce waste and plastics, Reusable Shopping Bags are an easy and inexpensive way to participate in saving the earth. These are easy to roll up and store when not in use. These easily store in your purse, a backpack or throw them in the trunk so you have them handy when you need them. You can find the shopping bags in various colors and prints on line for $10 each. If that is more than you want to spend, most grocery stores sell them for $1, however they will not be as pretty.
While we are on the topic of saving the earth and reducing waste, have you ever thought about how many straws people use each day? It’s a huge number and states like California do not use them anymore. Utah restaurants vary but some are charging 10 cents for a straw. This stocking stuffer is a great alternative to both…Stainless Steel Drinking Straws. Carry these in your purse or car and use them when you eat out for lunch or dinner. It comes with three straws and a brush cleaner. The cleaner is custom fit to ensure the straws stay clean inside and out. These are under $7 and we can help save the turtles.
🧝♂️Stocking Stuffers for Him
Struggling to find a stocking stuffer for him? Whether it’s your husband, Grandfather, or dad, you are going to love the Magnelex Magnetic Wristband. These cost under $17 and fit on most wrists. The wristband is velcro and adjustable. The top of this wristband is magnetic and will hold any screws, nuts or bolts. Imagine your brother being on a ladder, perhaps hanging up the Christmas lights for you and having all the hooks and screws at his fingertips. Less traveling up and down the ladder means less accidents. This is a wonderful gift for the handyman at your house.
The Christmas lights have been up since Thanksgiving, and your honey do list has shifted indoors. How cool is the 10 in One Multi-Functional Hammer. If you are a “do-it-yourselfer” – This tool is for you too. It is fairly compact and will fit in any drawer or cabinet without taking up much space. You will find a hammer, pliers, screwdriver and can opener to mention a few of the 10 tools that are attached. Having this tool handy will be a time saver and you do not have to go out to the garage and navigate the dreaded tool table.
The $14 LED Bike Wheel Lights are perfect for the avid biker in your house. No tools are needed for assembly and these fit the smallest bike tire of 12″ all the way up to a 29″ tire. Keeping your biker safe is key and these make the bike visible from all angles. It comes with its own battery and assorted colors so you can mix and match. Low light conditions are optimum as you can set the lights on constant or flashing. You can send family out for that bike ride with a little more peace of mind.
Biking is not his thing? Do you have a runner in your house? I found a Bluetooth Beanie Running Cap, The built in battery, when fully charged, will play five hours of music or seven hours of hands free phone calls. This multi-functional cap is wonderful for the person that loves the outdoors even in the winter. The newest version of this Beanie was also built for warmth. Wear it running, skiing, sledding or just about and out.
👼 Stocking Stuffers for Kids
Christmas is about the kids and I promise you I did not forget them. If your kids love Legos the packaging of the 6 Christmas Ornament filled with Building Brick Blocks will win them over every time. This can easily be used for Christmas ornaments on Christmas Eve and turned into a game the next morning. Their search for all Six ornaments might just slow things down enough to grab another cinnamon roll. Each ornament contains instructions and blocks to build six different vehicles from a firetruck to a tractor. Priced at $39 they are not the most inexpensive stocking stuffer but the kids will stay occupied for hours after gifts are opened constructing these.
Sometimes you want to keep it simple. The Don’t Laugh Challenge Game or Mad Libs are always an inexpensive activity to put in kids stockings. The Don’t Laugh Challenge game comes in paperback and a kindle version for a slightly higher price. Mad Libs only comes in paperback, but these are Super Fun and have been around for years and years. Throw any of the versions in the car if you are going to be driving or traveling to or from your Christmas destination. These are a great way to entertain everybody in the car.
Finally, let us not forget the artist in the house. The Glittered Colored Gel Pens come in 20 different colors and their own carrying case. Also wonderful for traveling as you can carry them in a backpack. Creative minds are spontaneous and when they have these pens to grab they can begin their masterpieces whenever the urge hits.
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This should help take some pressure off of the last minute fun of Christmas morning…a little something for everyone. When you go visit Santa this year be sure to let him know which ones you want in the stockings. If your stockings are full of nothing but Love and Happiness this Holiday Season, that is always enough!!
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