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Great Stocking Stuffers

While the Christmas tree is typically the most well-known of the holiday decorations, the hanging of Christmas stockings on the fireplace mantle has long been a tradition that induces excitement and holiday spirit around the world. Considered to have been introduced by Saint Nicholas, the tradition of hanging stockings originated in Europe, and before long became the worldwide Christmas convention we know today. There are unlimited options to what can be used to fill a stocking, and they don’t need to be expensive to make an impact. Typically, small items, gadgets, and knick-knacks make up the contents of a Christmas stocking, but if you are stuck for ideas, below is a list of great stocking stuffer ideas for every member of the family. 

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Christmas stocking ideas for women 

While women may be notoriously hard to choose gifts for, it’s easy to find chic and affordable Christmas stocking ideas for every woman in your life. Purchasing smaller, more affordable items allows you to include more in the stocking. After all, Christmas is the season where the phrase “less is more” gets tossed out the window. Some items to consider are travel-sized cosmetics and toiletries, including: 

  • Lip balm.
  • Hand cream.
  • Nail polish.
  • Face masks. 
  • Hand-held mirror. 
  • Boutique soaps. 
  • Makeup brushes. 

Other stylish stocking ideas can include; scented candles, hair accessories such as clips or scrunchies, DIY cocktail kits, artisan teabags, or cute winter warmers like beanies or scarves. 

Christmas stocking ideas for men  

Whether the man in your life is a lover of the outdoors, a foodie, a handyman, or tech-obsessed, the wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree don’t have to necessarily be the highlight. Stocking stuffer ideas can include: 

  • Quirky or humorous card games.
  • Unique cans of craft beer or spirits.  
  • Boutique ‘man snacks’ such as jerky, pretzels, or beer nuts.  
  • Beard grooming kit. 
  • Sample size hot sauces. 
  • Utility tools.  

In addition to an array of thoughtful and practical stocking stuffers, joke presents and humourous gag gifts are also a great inclusion in Christmas stockings for men.

Christmas stocking ideas for children  

Children are, undoubtedly, the easiest group to purchase gifts for. Always willing to disclose exactly what they want, this makes finding the perfect stuffers for Christmas stockings a breeze. If they haven’t mentioned any specific brands or gifts they want to be included, some generic items that are sure to spark excitement include things like: 

  • Small building block kits.  
  • Colouring pens, pencils, and art kits. 
  • Chocolate or other confectionery items. 
  • Small items such as slinkies, fidget spinners, or silly putty. 

Any item that keeps children enraptured and entertained is a clear winner for many parents. However, finding small toys and games that are educational can kill two birds with one stone by keeping children entertained and educated at the same time!

Buying stocking fillers doesn’t gave to be expensive, and it can be a lot of fun. Just try to keep on mind what the recipient would like and they’re bound to enjoy opening their gifts when the time comes.