The holidays are right around the corner, and we are gearing up for Christmas at The DeSelms team! A few of us have been up to our elbows in stocking stuffers — the one thing Santa and his elves seem to leave for us to do. If you’re on the hunt for easy and fantastic mini-gifts to stuff into stockings for your loved ones this year, we’re here to help! Here are our picks for the best stocking stuffers of 2014.
These are a great route to go for a kid (big or small) who has a favorite store or pastime. Love to read? Go with one from an indie bookstore. Big on Starbucks? Gift them $10 or $20 worth of lattes. With everything from iTunes to your favorite restaurants available, you really can’t go wrong!
Most people don’t take the time to play the game of chance. Lottery tickets are a fun and festive way to gamble and (maybe) win big!
Who doesn’t love candy? Many of us are partial to stuffing stockings with chocolate and candy canes. One family member even gets a whole stocking full of starbursts!
We suggest everything from dental items (new toothbrush, floss, toothpaste), to bubble bath, travel lotions and hand sanitizers. These practical mini-gifts always come in handy!
Christmas Story Books
What better way to celebrate the holidays with little ones that to start a tradition of giving holiday-themed books? You even get the added bonus of reading the story together on Christmas morning.
It’s the perfect time of year to throw in new scarves, gloves, and hats. These items often get lost over the season, so back ups are great because you can never have too many!
Another great gift for little ones, pint-sized dolls (like little Disney princesses) make great stocking stuffers! They’re also great to take on road trips, since they don’t take up too much room.
We hope we’ve helped you narrow down what to stuff in your loved ones’ stockings this holiday. Remember to keep it low-pressure and have fun!