So you think that you’ve finished all of your shopping, then it hits you:
what are you going to put in the stockings?
You know the family is going to be up before the crack of dawn, expecting to see piles of nicely wrapped presents and stockings crammed full of so much Christmas goodness that it’s barely hanging onto that peg over on the mantle.
Or maybe you’re still looking for a small gift to give your sister, or neighbor, or coworker, and time is ticking. You can’t show up to the event shockingly empty-handed, mumble a meek:
“Sorry, I forgot,”
and leave the poor recipient sitting there, no wrapping paper ripped to shreds on her lap and a tight, phony, “that’s okay,” on her lips.
We’ve all been there. It’s Christmas and sometimes it’s needlessly awkward and challenging to find a little something cute, or unique, to give as a gift. I hear you.
Look no further!
That’s why I’ve put together this list of wonderful stuff. They’re small enough to be shoved inside of your lovely festive stockings, or given as gifts themselves, depending on the situation.
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Although I love a beautifully wrapped present as much as the next person, stocking stuffers, to me, are special (besides being an excellent way to get out of wrapping yet another gift, which is great itself).
Stocking stuffers are a great way to get or give a little extra treat, something you might not otherwise buy yourself or give someone. It can be a way to try a new perfume or pricey face cream. You can try a weird version of something normal, like coffee syrup or bacon beer, and have a laugh about it. Or find a new favorite.
So let’s get started, shall we?
Stocking Stuffers for Her
Wonderfully Wearable Nude Lipstick: Lipstick is a wonderful option as a stocking stuffer. It’s small, and you can have more than one! This is a set of 4 full-sized lippies by Edward Bess that found themselves on Oprah’s list of favorite things this year. Wear one or mix for a perfect nude pout.
Cheers: These bad boys cure hangovers. Wait, here me out! If you’re a lightweight (I’m raising my hand), at drink 1.5, you know you might be in trouble. But it’s the season of celebration, so you’re definitely in trouble. Take these after an evening of merriment, and you’ll feel much better the next morning. I can personally attest to their efficacy. They work wonders.
Reuseable cotton rounds: If you’re like me, you go through an obscene number of cotton rounds. I’m ordering these. Send less waste to the landfills! This multiple-use set of 16 rounds is made of bamboo. They come with a laundry bag and are machine washable. They save something like 10K disposable cotton balls! Amazing!
PopSocket: These fun little additions attach to your smartphone to act as either a grip or a stand. You can find them in a number of prints, including this hilarious giraffe blowing a bubble with its gum. So freakin’ cute.
Patchology All is Bright Holiday Kit: An eye gel and mask set to brighten and illuminate your face and eye area, your first step in getting party ready!
Earrings: Janis Savitt designed these simple hoops, another of Oprah’s favorite things. These hoops come in 3 sizes and 3 colors: gold-plated brass, rhodium-plated brass and rose gold-plated brass.
Desktop vacuum: Here’s yet another adorable little trinket that vacuums up all the crumbs from your afternoon snack (so good, yet so messy, right?).
Cozy socks: The cozy socks from Nordstrom aren’t called Butter Socks for nothing. OMG. I’m wearing them as I write this. Get more than one pair—they’re like Lay’s Potato Chips.
Portable power: This awesome power pack is extra light and charges fast as lightening. So you don’t have to worry about forgetting to charge your phone.
Ring holder: These little objects are uber-cute and so useful. They don’t take up much counter space at all and politely hold onto your treasures while you wash your hands (or sleep, etc.), so you know exactly where it is after you realize you were on autopilot.
Mini perfume travel spray: A travel spray is the perfect way to give a fragrance a test run, or to sample an expensive perfume. This one is Mon Paris, a warm floral scent by Yves Saint Laurent and comes with a cute with bow tied around it.
Screen cleaner: Fingerprints, smudges, and dust are instantly gone from your screen with a few rolls of this iRoller. Bonus points for being liquid-free and not needing a separate cloth for cleaning!
Face masks: A necessity for your DIY spa day! Each kit comes with enough supplies to make 15 masks. You can choose between charcoal detox or calming rose treatments and use the included ingredients to make just the mask you need.
Wine soaps: Heather Swanepoel handmakes these awesome all-natural, vegan soaps in Monroe, GA that are inspired by wines. The soaps are subtly scented.
Cord holder/organizer: What makes these little silicon ties great is that not only will they keep your cords organized, but you can use them to keep bags closed or hang your kid’s beautiful picture of the family on the refrigerator.
Compostable bamboo straws: Forget plastic! This is a natural, reusable, and compostable alternative. It comes with 12 straws and a cleaning brush.
Affirmators!: This is for those that appreciate a touch of humor with their therapy. This is a deck of 50 affirmation cards that are “inspirational-but-not-cheesy.” You’re sure to have a laugh as well as a boost in self-confidence.
Invisibobble: A good way to keep your hair out of your face during your intense run or spin class, and maintain the health of your tresses. These keep your hair in place without the nasty breakage of rubber bands.
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray: This spray from thisworks is a wonderful product that when sprayed on your pillow, helps you get to sleep naturally, with a mix of essential oils. So it’s amazing for anyone, even pregnant women! Since I found this, I haven’t been without it. Insomnia, be gone!
Mini candles: With this set, you’ll get 3 mini tin candles made of pure coconut wax, a natural wick and essential oils. The scents are Prosecco Bellini, Saijo Persimmon, and Macaron.
Magnetic phone mount: Now with more cities becoming hands-free, having a reliable way to keep your phone within site for GPS use (or to keep it from ending up in that space between your seat and the console…ugh!), these are a great option. A pack of 2 means you can keep one and gift one. A powerful magnet keeps your phone in place, but the mount allows rotation of the phone.
Rub-a-way bar: Onions and garlic make delicious flavoring for food, but as a scent for your hands…not so much. This stainless steel bar makes quick work of getting rid of unwanted smells and is dishwasher safe.
“OMG, This is so me” Candle from iheartpopcandles on Etsy: According to the description, the scent “smells like pumpkin spice lattes, perusing the aisles of Target and Pinterest.” Hilarious! It’s made with soy, wax, essential oils, and love.
Something CBD beauty: This facial oil by Kiehl’s helps to calm problem skin with the help of cannabis Sativa oil (suppress the jokes).
Nail polish bottle holder: Keep your nail polish right where you need it and prevent spillage while DIY-ing your mani-pedi.
Blue light blocking glasses: Help relieve eye fatigue while looking brainy and stylish with these glasses. They’re a great price and come in a number of colors, so you can get one for the office and one for home.
Tea Drops Herbal Sampler: An excellent stocking stuffer for a tea aficionado, this gift box comes with little flower-shaped pressed tea that when dropped in hot water, disperses for a steaming cup of perfection. There is no tea bag to get rid of! Just a small amount of tea sediment at the bottom of the cup, which can either be safely consumed or discarded.
Collapsable travel cup: This handy cup folds down flat to fit in a purse or backpack. So it’s perfect for any situation, from camping to that occasional music festival. You never know when a new friend will want to share.
Bath bombs: Ah, one can never have too many bath bombs. This one has the added benefit of CBD oil to assist with inflammation, pain, and anxiety. This comes in 3 choices: Muscle Bomb (Peppermint Rosemary), Calm Bomb (Bergamot Patchouli) or Sleep Bomb (Lavender).
Cute Paris Mug: This cute mug has pictures of famous landmarks in Paris, so you can sip your coffee or tea and dream of your next trip to the City of Love.
Shower steamers: Maybe you prefer showers? Drop one of these in the bottom, turn on the water, and breath in the spa-inspired aromatherapy. Choose between Lavender, Eucalyptus or Orange Mint. Handmade in Virginia.
Mimosa sugar cubes: Drop one of these into the champagne of your choice and enjoy a delicious mimosa or bellini, with pieces of fruit. A fun and easy cocktail is ready in seconds. There’s a choice between a Citrus Trio (orange, grapefruit, and lemon) or Peaches & Berries Trio (strawberry, raspberry, and peach).
Food huggers: A set of silicone cups that keep your food fresher for longer. They are available in various sizes to accommodate different foods, and can even be used as lids.
TRUFF hot sauce: This is a great stocking stuffer for a chef or foodie. This limited release hot sauce is made with chili peppers, white truffles, white truffle oil, and organic agave nectar from Jalisco, Mexico.
Menopod instant cooling device: This handy gadget will likely get you a hug and kiss from ladies of a certain age. A palm-sized device that cools where it touches, without the mess of melting ice. Just simple, non-pharma coolness.
Orbit eye stones: These Finnish stones look a little weird, but they relieve tired, itchy, or puffy eyes. Just cool them in the fridge, lay back, and relax.
Gemstone Facial Roller: Increase circulation and firm your skin with these necessary facial rollers. Choose from jade (harmony), quartz (self-love) or amethyst (positivity).
Blooming Lollipops: A unique spin on the lollipop, each one comes in a delicious flavor, like champagne and roses, or rosemary and mint. And once you’re done, plant the sticks to grow an ingredient in the lollipop.
Final Thoughts on Stocking Stuffers for Women
It can at first glance seem easy to shop for women, because there are so many choices, from skincare to bath and body, and so forth. However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choices. I hope that this curated list of high-quality goods helps you in your shopping. I hope the recipient appreciates your effort to find a thoughtful gift.
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