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Stuff the Stockings


Stockings honestly might be my favorite part of Christmas morning.  Maybe it's because we all open them at the same time so there isn't any of that "everyone is staring at me, watching my reaction to opening this gift" feeling.  Or maybe it's because my stockings are usually stuffed with some of my favorite things: chocolate, jewelry, lip glosses, etc. and (as an added fun bonus), we always get a handful of lotto tickets!  Either way, I've always really enjoyed them!  I'm linking up today with Elise at cheers y'all and sharing some of my stocking stuffer recommendations for the men and women in your life!

Women
1) Nail Polish
You can't go wrong with nail polish by OPI, Essie or Butter London.  Sephora also has some fun polish sets out this time of year.  I love this Deborah Lippmann set that comes with a little glitter bag.
2) Body Lotion
If you know me at all, you know I am obsessed with Bath & Body Works!  They make some amazing lotions.  Click here for the full collection.  My favorite this time of year?  Vanilla Bean Noel.
**Buy 3, get 3 free right NOW!

3) Candles
Speaking of Bath & Body Works, they make some of the cutest mason jar candles that are perfect for stockings!  My favorite scents for this winter are Tis the Season and Snow Day.
 
4) Lip Gloss
I almost always get a 3 pack of Carmex in my stocking.  I would buy stock in Carmex if I could!  And, I swear B&BW isn't paying me (I wish they were) but they also make one of my most favorite lip glosses!  Vanillamint Supreme 2X is heavenly.  For a bit of color, I love Ulta's Brilliant Color lip glosses.


5) Makeup case
Cute makeup cases are always nice to have to throw in your purse for the day or to pack with when going on a trip.  Orla Kiely at Target makes some super cute little bags.  I really like this red one.

6) Twistbands
Twistbands are a fun take on boring pony tail holders!  This specialty pack from Birchbox will glitz up your hair for the holidays.


7) Phone case
A new phone case is always exciting.  There are so many cute options out there but I love this Kaleidoscope pattern (and I love the price!)


8) Gloves
These are a little pricey for gloves but they look super soft, come in lots of pretty colors and they are touch screen compatible!  Win, win, win!



Men & Women
1) Books
You can't go wrong with a good book.  My favorite author is Jodi Picoult and my husbands is Brad Thor.  They both have a big collection of books that would be a hit with almost anyone.  My favorite book of all time is "My Sister's Keeper" by Picoult.
**If you've seen the movie, please read the book.  The book is about 2043983 times better.  I thought the movie sucked in comparison and it isn't even the same story line. 


2) CD's
Christmas CD's are a big hit this time of year.  A fun idea would be to make the person a CD of their favorite songs or for newlyweds, a CD of the songs played at their wedding.

3) Christmas movies
My favorites are White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Elf, A Christmas Story, Polar Express, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Four Christmases, Santa Clause and Love Actually.

The BEST Christmas movie of all time

4) Socks
My husband and I both LOVE getting thick winter socks.  We may be the only ones, who knows, but they really are the finishing touch on a comfy outfit.  He loves Costco's brand of wool socks and I absolutely am obsessed with these cabin socks by Yaktrax.



5) Gift cards
Some of our favorite places to receive gift cards to are Starbucks, Target, Amazon, AMC movie theatres and any fast food/restaurant gift cards.

Men
1) Pocket Knife
My husband is obsessed with his pocket knife.  He carries it everywhere.  Here are tons of different options.  Make the knife even cooler by getting his name/initials engraved on it.  Check out this Etsy shop for these knives.

2) Pocket Handwarmer
This is a pretty cool stocking gift for a guy that spends a lot of time in the outdoors.  It would be perfect to bring along while hunting.  They claim to create 10x more heat than a disposable warmer.  Engraving is also an option.



3) Hair Products
Guys do their hair every morning but typically don't like to spend money on quality hair products.  Spoil him a little and buy him something that he will use everyday but wouldn't spend his own money on.  My husband used ALL of my Bumble & Bumble Semisumo hair wax so I know he loved it!


4) Shaving Brush
Art of Shaving makes some amazing products.  Again, guys won't typically spend much more than a few dollars on shaving cream so treat him to one that smells AMAZING.  This sandalwood scent will have you following him around, that is how good it smells.  It's a little bit of a gift for you, too!



5) Cigars
Guys love their cigars.  It's like the male version of chocolate. You can usually buy them for $3-10 at a local cigar shop or check out the huge selection on Cigars International.



6) Baseball Hat
The options are endless with baseball hats.  My husband wears one probably 3 or 4 times a week so I know it's a safe bet he will like a new hat.  You can go with sports, teams, cities, designers, or just plain hats.  Nordstrom has a huge selection.  I think this one is pretty cool.



7) Shoe Polish
Funny story about shoe polish in my house - my husband claims that I threw away his bag full of polish while I was cleaning one day.  I absolutely know that I did not do this but everytime he cleans his shoes, he reminds me of his "big collection" of polish that he used to have before I "destroyed" it.  So now he gets shoe polish in his stocking!  Kiwi is his brand of choice.


8) Beef Jerky
I don't understand this, but guys love beef jerky.  Stop at a gas station?  Have to get beef jerky.  Go grocery shopping?  Had to try this new brand of beef jerky.  Beef jerky in the stocking = happy guy.

I had a lot of fun putting this list together! Hope it helps you come up with some fun ideas for your favorite people!

17 comments

  1. Your stocking stuffer list is great!!! Have you used the twistbands? As for the shaving cream - two days before our wedding I treated my husband to the art of shaving package shave - he said he felt like a new man after that!! So while that may not be a stocking stuffer idea, it's definitely always a great present!!

    http://blovedboston.blogspot.com/

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    1. I have used the twistbands! I like them because they don't leave a crease in your hair and they look cute on your arm! That is a REALLY good idea for a present.. maybe I'll hold off on the shaving cream and do this for his bday!

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  2. GREAT list! I love that DL Polish set, want! And now I want to go smell those candles ;)

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    1. Thank you! I love the nail polish set too, so festive! And the candles, don't even get me started.. I'm obsessed!

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  3. I am loving all of your ideas especially the pocket knife and hand warmer. I never even thought of those and they'd be perfect for my man!

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  4. I love your list! I will have to try that Carmex! I'm a huge fan of mason jar candles too! Such a good idea for a stocking stuffers.

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    1. Thank you!! The pictured lip gloss is from Bath & Body Works but it is really similar to Carmex - which is why I love it so much!

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  5. I'm obsessed with this entire entry! haha I kept scrolling down and thinking of more things I wanted to comment on...first Vanilla Bean Noel is SO GOOD-- I usually don't like sweet scents but for some reason I love the winter vanilla ones-- I'm loving the vanilla snowflake candle! I was a bit weary of the mason jar candles at first but I really like them! White Christmas is one of the movies I have to watch at least once every Christmas! I forgot about Four Christmases-- I think I've only seen it once or twice but now I want to watch it again!

    And I've never read any Jodi Picolout even though I always hear really good things about her writing! I think I'm afraid her stories will be too sad??

    Great choices for the guys too! Sorry for the super long comment :)

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  6. All the men in my life are getting the art of shaving :)
    www.wearflowersinyourhair.com

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    1. It's such a good gift! I think all guys can appreciate a little spoiling :)

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  7. Aaaah cigars! Brilliant for the hubs! See...this linkup helps my gift idea deficient self sooo much! CHEERS! Thanks for linking up with us, lovely!!!! xx

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  8. What a great post!! I've been hearing a lot of great things about Deborah Lippman nail polishes but have yet to try any.

    http://bbritnell.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a great list!! I love that you have ideas for men and women. I LOVE Vanilla Bean Noel. I love having those in the wallflowers this time of year (and after, who am I kidding :)

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  10. I'm so intrigued about The Art Of Shaving ... we have one at our mall. I wonder if my husband would be up for it?!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your ideas! I never know what to get people, I'm a horrible gift giver so you gave me some great ideas. Oh and I'm so with you on the thick fluffy socks. :-)

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    1. Glad I could help! And I couldn't live without my thick, fluffy socks!

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  12. This is such a great post - thank you for all these ideas!....although honestly, I think I'm going to get the Bumble & Bumble Semisumo hair wax for myself, lol

    jess | Quaintrelle

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