I’ve decided, because it’s November now, that you’re probably all thinking about Christmas.
From my 24 years of experience, I have found that these meet, if not exceed, all expectations for stocking stuffers.
Carmex is the tingly-lip-making, super thick, blanket of healing care that you can offer [me] on Christmas. It is like $2, and it lasts forever. I’m very much a purist when it comes to nostalgic things, so I kind of hate the new design on the lid of the pot, and I’m am very anti-squeeze-tube, but Carmex is still the best lip balm ever. 2nd place goes to DCT.
Grab it at Amazon.com
I’m not kidding. It’s not Christmas, to me, without these little guys half-melted in my stocking. Plus, you buy one gigantic set/bag/cabinet? of them for around $30, and you have stuff for everyone in your family, house, apartment, whatever! What good friend doesn’t appreciate liquor and chocolate? If they don’t, they’re not really your friend.
Grab this: Anthony Berg Dark Chocolate Liquors, $35.99 for 64 pieces at Amazon
If you don’t subscribe to the belief that Satsumas were put on Earth to fit perfectly in the toe of a stocking… Get out.
Tell me who doesn’t need these at some point in their life. Moreover, tell me one person who has needed them and found them, immediately. No one. They’re never in the right place when you’ve got a hang nail. Help your fellow ladies and gentlemen out buy stocking them up on some $2 fingernail clippers.
Grab these: Safety First Fold Up Clippers, $1.99 at Walgreens (online only)
No, I’m serious. Hear me out, hear me out – panties are, like, the best gifts for stockings. Think about it – cheap, definitely useful, compact, flexible, wrappable… What’s not to love? My Mom & sister are bigtime undie-exchangers. I’m just getting in to the whole idea, but I’m learning quickly.
Grab these: Gilligan & O’Malley Lace Trim Hipster Panties, $2.50-$5 at Target
And last but not least…
The perfect filler.
Grab some: Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted, $17.31 for 2lb bag at Amazon
Stockings are a big deal on Christmas – the biggest, to some families! My family always made sure that everyone got stuff that was tailored to them, their personalities, etc… It was a production!
I always loved to watch people go through their stockings because you can always see that look on their face, anyone’s face – doesn’t matter how old, that just says “Man, I cannot WAIT to get in there.” Such a good look.
What do you put in others’ stockings?