Sometimes stocking stuffers are the most fun gifts to give and receive. It takes a bit of creativity to figure out what to buy for fewer than 20 dollars, making sure it will fit inside a holiday stocking. These mini gifts aren’t just for kids, either. Adults love to unwrap a stocking full of surprises, too! Here are some gift-guide ideas for all the socks you’ll be stuffing.
You can order a straw bent into the shape of any word or name that has five letters or less. You can even add hashtags, question marks, and ampersands. Imagine your kids’ delight at drinking through a straw shaped like their name, or your loved one sipping through the word “love.”
Pizza Cutter and Spatula
How about a pizza cutter for your friend, the pizza chef? Sure, cutting pizza with a knife works, but cutting up the slices like an art project is so much more fun.
Dinosaur Wine Stopper
Why have an ordinary wine stopper when you can have one that looks like a dinosaur crawling out of the bottle? You can gift a friend or family member a unique way to plug an opened bottle of wine.
Want to stuff someone’s stocking with a gift that can ease his or her worries? You can by gifting your pal a worry doll. These tiny smiling dolls are made from natural materials such as cotton fabric and wood. Worry-doll owners tell their troubles to their worry doll, place the dolls under their pillow, and go to sleep. When they wake up, all their troubles will reportedly be gone. Check them out here.
Coffee Table Matches
Whether it’s to light candles, fire up a BBQ grill, or burn kindling to start a fire in the fireplace, stick matches in artsy containers can make the perfect functional coffee-table accent. You can even buy colorful matchboxes that say inspiring phrases like “Enjoy the ride” or “Friends forever.”
Wooden Tape Measures
A measuring tape doesn’t have to come in a utilitarian container. As a stocking stuff, consider wrapping and gifting a measuring device contained in a faux-stone that has been carved out of wood. Each tool looks like a large, smooth pebble and will delight each handyman and handywoman on your gift list.
Giant Designer Erasers
Everyone makes mistakes, and it can be a lot more fun to erase the errors when you have an eraser that looks like an animal. For example, you can buy your young mathematician an eraser that looks like a big purple fox. You can also buy pens that look like dogs and cats to with the farm and zoo animal office-supply motif.
When your friends and family members unwrap the bounty you’ve thoughtfully packaged up to put in their holiday stockings, they should be pleased and surprised to find such an interesting variety. Don’t forget to put in some of their favorite candies, too. The unveiling of the holiday stockings might become everyone’s favorite part of the gift-giving season.