Stocking stuffers have to be one of the most overlooked aspects of holiday giving, and it makes sense why. Gifts for stockings are often the last ones you buy, there’s not a lot of space to work with, and unless you shell out for expensive jewelry or an iPod, it can seem difficult to find anything worthwhile.
Bah to that, I say. With a little exploration, you can find lots of inexpensive – and cool – stocking stuffers for people from all walks of life. The only rule is that all of these items are under $10!
Luxury Lane offers soaps in all different festive shapes and scents. Get an Oatmeal and Apricot Seed Scrub in the shape of a snowflake, or a Gingerbread Bath Bar made with nutmeg, clove and exotic spices, then frosted with a rich butter cream icing.
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The store Sack Savers on Etsy offers a ton of cute designs for reusable sandwich and snack bags for only $6 or $6.50. Great for eco-friendly family member and friends!
Looking for something fun and imaginative for the little ones? Perpetual Kids has Monster Hands – temporary creature tattoos that turn your fingers into the jaws of some ferocious beast – for $6.99!
Credit Card Light Bulb or Super Mario Brothers Candy
Geeks will be impressed (and wryly amused) with either of these cool gifts from ThinkGeek. The Credit Card Light Bulb ($4.99) is exactly what it sounds like – a card with a working paper-thin light bulb that folds out. And the Super Mario Snerdles Question Box ($2.99) is box of candy-decorated fruit strips featuring icons you know and love from the game.
They only cost a dollar, but they could be worth a lot more! Scratch-off tickets are even more fun since they are entertaining and the chance of winning a little something is higher. Visit your local convenience store or grocery store to find tickets for your area.
Of course, if you’re looking for something a little more mainstream, candy, lip balm, or a nice paperback book by the giftee’s favorite author always make great stocking stuffer gifts.
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