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Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

The approaching holidays mean that gift guides start popping up everywhere! These are some of my favorite posts to write since I’m essentially finding fun ideas for myself 🙂 Since it helps to switch up the topics from year to year, I tackled advent calendars last week and am presenting my stocking stuffer ideas today!


Frostbeard Mini Candle 

Virtually every bookish gift guide includes these candles, but I just discovered this year that they come in mini versions for only $6!!



Christmas Tree Ornament 

I’m an ornament collector so I love finding a new option to add to my tree in my stocking (and yes, my mom still gives us stockings).





Lottery Tickets 

Jay’s family has a tradition of handing out scratch-offs on Christmas morning and I absolutely love it. While we don’t pull in Powerball level numbers, every $2 or $5 is a major victory!





Cozy socks 

I wear my cozy socks virtually 24/7 in the winter months since we only have carpet in the bedrooms. Unfortunately, they tend to get lost over the summer (or more accurately – one gets lost). A fresh pair each Christmas is a welcome gift!



Ring holder 

A quirky jewelry holder is a cheap and perfectly sized addition to any woman’s stocking. Here’s a dinosaur one!




Dessert & Baking Salts 

The baker in your life would love this unique collection of salts that are perfect for adding to truffles, puddings, cookies, and more.




When it looks bleak outside your window, succulents can brighten up a room!



Bourbon Lip Balm 

This about as far from girly chapstick as it gets!



Smart Plugs 

Control your outlets with your voice or phone! These are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.




Tea or Coffee Sampler 

Not sure what flavors they prefer? You can’t go wrong with a sampler! Plus, if there are varieties they don’t like, they’re great to have in the house for guests. 





Everyone needs batteries and it’s massively annoying when you can’t find any just as you’re about to settle in for a binge-watching session and your remote won’t work…


What are your favorite stocking stuffer gift ideas?

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  • Reply
    November 19, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    These are such great ideas! Scratch-off lotto tickets are my go-to for people when I have no idea what to get them. I like beverage and food items, too, because people can use them and then they’re gone – no clutter!

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      Rachel Kamery
      November 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      So true that sometimes stocking stuffers turn into clutter. I always appreciate food and drinks for that reason too!

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    Jenn @ Bound to Writing
    November 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    These are great gift ideas! I never thought about baking spices or succulents before.

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    December 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Ah I would be so happy if I found a little succulent plant in my stocking!

    Laura / https://laustworld.blogspot.com/

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