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Small but mighty: Stocking stuffers with substance!

Forget the cheap tchotchkes – you know they certainly will, just as soon as Christmas is over. Instead, opt for a truly unforgettable gift that’s small enough to fit in a stocking but packs a big punch come Christmas morning.

Choose a classic wallet

A quality women’s wallet, men’s wallet or money clip is a welcome and unexpected gift to find at the bottom of their stocking on Christmas! You can pick something slim and sleek he’ll love to carry year-round. And for her, a colourful zippered billfold with plenty of pockets will keep all her cards and cash stylishly secure. To make it mean even more, slip in a gift card for an app store, coffee shop or monthly streaming service.

Help her get her shine on

Jewelry is always the answer, and slipping something sparkly into the toe of her Christmas stocking is a move that’s sure to please. Up the suspense factor by hiding a bracelet or earrings in a Cute Case or Mini Zipper Pouch, then cover it with nice (but much less glamorous) items to throw her off a bit: wool socks or slippers, kitchen utensils, maybe a new set of ear buds. It will make the surprise that much sweeter when she finally unearths her gift!

A simple keychain, reimagined

For those lucky folks waking up to find a set of keys in their stocking, be it a new driver or new homeowner, make the gift even more memorable with a bright key chain that fits their style. But don’t let the name fool you – a key fob isn’t just for keys! Use it as a leash splitter for walking multiple dogs, a purse hook for your shopping cart, a diaper bag hook for the stroller, a scarf or belt organizer, a hands-free pacifier clip or a yoga mat strap. For the kids, attach their lunch thermal to their backpack for easy transport, or clip a house key into an older child’s book bag for those times they beat you home.

Finishing touches for him or her

One of the year’s lasting trends is a cool leather cuff in a gender-neutral style. Choose one with sturdy hardware and an adjustable design to fit a range of folks on your list. Or, if you’re extra crafty, make a leather bracelet yourself from a vintage belt: Use the existing buckle and a leather punch, or cut off both ends (leaving a pre-punched section the circumference of your wrist) and add a snap to fasten. Add embellishments like studs or ribbon to your DIY leather cuff, or personalize ours with a silver foil-stamped message.

For even more great gifting ideas, check out this month’s shopping page dedicated to our best stocking stuffers!