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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!