There are as many approaches to Christmas stockings as there are families who celebrate the tradition. There is the only amusing items philosophy, the only utilitarian philosophy, the nothing utilitarian because that shouldn’t count as a gift philosophy (our own personal favorite…who wants to find vitamin pills in her stocking!), the cheap and cheerful philosophy, or any of the above with one show stopper tucked into the toe philosophy. Given all that, we have tried to provide a selection with the hope that you may find several ideas from the list that follows.
Lint on the Go Sheets: Small envelope size, contains 20 sheets, removes lint, hair, fuzz. Great for your purse or suitcase. $12.00
Sole Mates High Heeler: These come in clear or black, slip right over a stiletto heel and keep it from sinking into grass or getting caught in a crack. $9.95 per pair.
From Crate & Barrel: Pansy, Sweet Pea or Violet bud vases $4.95 to $7.95.
Gift certificates: Always much appreciated from Starbucks, buy one at the store or one of their standard cards on line.
Paper Place Card Napkin Rings $7.00 for 20.
Parking meter cash card: Google “parking meter cards” for your municipality. It’s a very convenient card to have when you’re out of quarters.
Herbal Essentials Lemon, Peppermint, and Lavender Towelettes $16 for pack of 20.
Hanky Panky panties and thongs: $20.00 and up.
Twist&Pout lip balms starting at $3.72 with refills for $2.50.
Measure Equivalents Magnet – goes right on your
Plastic or rubber watch: See our article.
Nivea Lip Balm: See our article.
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Cream: A classic all purpose cream, used for generations.
Sudoku game books: $6.95 each, sturdy, small enough to travel with.
Mini Journals: This set of 4 mini journals (4 1/8” x 5 3/4”) have beautiful floral covers. The set for $14.95.
Mini pens: Perfect to slip into a clutch or purse $6.99 for a pack of 4.
Seafood Watch wallet cards: See our article.
Reusable Shopping Bags: Use this shopping bag in place of store paper or plastic bags. It folds into a tiny pouch. $8.99 each.
Tiny compressed biodegradable wipes: These are tablet size, need 1 tablespoon of water to expand into a handy, reusable cloth. $1.99 for a bag of 12.
Honibe Honey Drops: Natural honey from Prince Edward Island that comes in little solid pieces, individually wrapped, that equal 1 teaspoon of liquid honey. These can go in your purse and can be used for tea on the go. They are fantastic! Also come with lemon. A box of 20 for $11.99.