The holiday season is here! This year I’m challenging you to give better gifts. Don’t just fill the stockings with items you found on the end cap, fill them with thoughtful, useful items. I’ve gathered some of my favorite items here. I think you’ll find something for everyone on this list.This year fill the stockings with amazing treasures. No more gum and socks! Click To Tweet
For the cook
Baker’s Secret has some amazing options for items that are useful, small and inexpensive. They are also super cute and awesome to use. One of my faves is The Essentials Pastry Blender. This is great for SO many things…baking of course, but chopping small vegetables, and of course making your favorite holiday goodies from scratch. AND it’s dishwasher safe. An adorable new whisk makes a great stocking stuffer too. I love the fun colors this one comes in! Add an adorable spatula or spoonula to some home made cookies and you have a useful, and consumable gift!
For The Pet Lover
I love gifting an ornament during the holidays. It can be hung on the tree and doesn’t take up any extra space in the house! If you have a pet lover on your list, check out the Dog is Love Ornament from Peace Love and Paws Co. It’s made of wood with a popular chalkboard style design and tied with a seasonal piece of twine. Affordable, giftable and clutter free!
The Coffee Lover
Made from high quality, non-porous borosilicate glass, the JOCO cup is a ridiculously stylish and smart solution to enjoying your everyday brew without beating up your taste buds or Mother Nature. Every JOCO glass cup is microwave and dishwasher safe, free of chemical nasties and modeled after standard disposable cup sizes. This makes them your barista’s and the natural environment’s new best friend. I have the 16 ounce cup and I use it EVERY day!
Paper Lovers and Book Worms
There isn’t a person on the plant who won’t love these two items…The Happiness Sticky notes are perfect for staying organized and feeling happy. Packaged in a unique and easy to carry notebook style container, they are adorable, useful and oh so happy!
Add in the Happiness Journal for a perfect package gift. This journal encourages the recipient to take just a few moments, every single day, to remember and recount the happiest part of the day. Even on our worst days, we can find a little bright spot. Sometimes taking a moment to think about it, makes all the difference in the world.
In our crazy world, unplugging is unheard of. This little gift book, Unplug Every Day, is an amazing reminder to focus on what’s important in your life. Every day you’re presented with a challenge that helps you go out, explore, and life life to the fullest. Buy two because you’ll want to keep one for yourself!
Everyone can use a note pad. I have a pile of them on my desk in fact and I use them up at an alarming rate. However, the days of a boring note pad are gone. Chronicle books has two adorable options-their Pad of Butter note pad and their Coffee Cup note pad. Shaped like their name sakes, these are adorable, witty options to put in a stocking. Not only are they unique, but they will entertain. Oh and most importantly, they are USEFUL and consumable!
The fuzzy pencil case by Yoobi is designed for students. However, it’s a secret weapon staying organized. It’s perfect for a mini first aid kit, cosmetics case or even child care kit (hand sanitizer, wipes, etc). Give it as it is or fill it up as an extra special gift. It’s adorable and unique, so you’ll always find it in your bag. Oh and it’s magnetic so you can stick it anywhere (even the fridge!). For every purchase you make Yoobi donates school supplies to kids and schools in need.
That Special Woman
You might be familiar with the good that RED.org does around the world. This year they have teamed up with Fresh to create a new version of the famous Sugar lip balm. The SugaRED balm is the amazing balm that you know and love. It’s packaged in a limited edition container and it’s available just in time to stuff someone’s stocking with it. This is a great way to make a difference, give a great gift and have an amazing product to use during the cold winter months. This will be available at Sephora.com, Fresh.com, RED.org and in Fresh stores.
There’s a point in every day (some days earlier than others!) that people
with long hair simply can’t have it down for another second. It’s in
these desperate times that you need the Knot Genie Magic Hair Band.
The toggle of this lightweight and stylish hairband easily adjusts to
the size of YOUR ponytail, without pulling hair. No more force fitting
your thick or thin hair into something so loose it falls out, or so
tight you feel like you’ve had a painful facelift.
Perfume is a time honored gift for the holidays. I love it because it can be used up and creates no clutter. Very often women don’t toss their old perfume soon enough so it’s important to replace and refresh.
Acorelle has a wide range of scents. Their unique take on perfume will make the recipient feel special and beautiful at the same time. Each individual perfume is infused with essential oils that have the power to renew physical and mental energy, enhance sensuality or comfort and calm.
In addition to the three main fragrance collections, Acorelle also produces three body mists: energizing “Ocean Sage”, soothing “Exquisite Vanilla” and balancing “Pure Fruit.” These ultra-light body sprays are softly fragrant, and enhanced with vegetable glycerin which helps to hydrate and soften the skin. They are perfect post work out or for a quick pick-me-up during your day, with scents light enough to wear to work or re-apply several times during the day whenever you need a lift.
For The Traveler
For the person on the go, I love Matador’s Droplet and Pocket Blanket. Both roll up into a tiny pouch which can be attached to a kay chain. The Pocket Blanket is water repellent, puncture resistant and extremely compact. At 63in X 44in, you have plenty of room to sprawl out. The Droplet is my new favorite thing. It’s so tiny but when you open it up you can fit a whole workout session’s worth of clothes in there. Perfect for a wet bathing suit or dirty laundry while traveling too. It’s awesome for soiled kids gear, and about one million other uses. This is an awesome, and useful, stocking stuffer.
For The Crafter
Creative Options’ Needle Roll Up Tote is perfect for the knitter, painter or crafter in general. Simply place the long items inside and roll it up for easy storage and travel. This keeps items safe and secure and easy to grab when you’re ready to use. It closes with two ribbons too. Oh and it’s super cute!