You’re proud of yourself: You got all of the Christmas shopping done early. The gifts are wrapped and under the tree. But wait: What about those empty stockings that are hanging on the mantel? Uh-oh. If you need to find just the right stocking stuffer for the people in your family, here are some great ideas.
If you’ve got a member of your family with a sweet tooth (and who doesn’t?), then we’ve got some suggestions that you’ll love. Remember that stocking stuffers aren’t supposed to break the bank, so none of these ideas will be expensive. Instead, let’s focus on tasteful things. And by tasteful, let’s say flavorful. A tin of Lindor truffles will set you back less than $10 and provides 15 sweet treats for someone who deserves a chocolate pick-me-up. Artisana Organics Gingerbread Pecan Butter retails for less than $15, and it’s perfect for someone you know who loves cookie butter. For family members who like things a little more ahem heated, try a bottle of Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili-Crisp Sauce. It’s a steal at $11 a bottle.
Mightier Than The Sword
Know anyone in your family who’s a pen fanatic? Almost everyone loves a good pen, and what constitutes a good pen can be different for different people. Some people love the easy strokes of a felt-tip pen, while others prefer Rollerball or even fountain pens. If you know someone who’s into journaling or writing, these pens will make a really great stocking stuffer. Because pen fanatics are really, really into pens, check to see if they have a collection. Do it on the sly so that they’ll be really surprised — and pleased — when they open their new packet of pens. Wanna really get on their good side? Find a small hardback notebook (like one from Moleskine) to include as well. It’ll be well-loved and well-used.
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Think It Through
The big thing with stocking stuffers is that they’re just like regular gifts: It’s the thought that counts. If you friends and family members can see that you’ve put a lot of thought into even a small gift, they’ll be beyond pleased.
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