Unique Stocking Stuffers
That time of year is approaching….the holidays! Time to bake cookies with my daughter, pull out the Christmas decorations, watch cheesy Hallmark movies, and wear cozy sweaters (OK, not that cozy, I’m still in sunny Arizona!). One of my favorite things to do is find the perfect gifts for the people in my life. It makes me so happy to be able to find unique stocking stuffers that will make people smile, and if I can get these presents with free two-day shipping, even better 😉
I’ve gathered a list of 10 fun presents that can fit in a stocking or can be individually wrapped if you prefer. Whether you hang stockings on the mantle or simply need little gifts for your family members and friends, these unique stocking stuffers are sure to be a hit! No oranges or candy-cane shaped M&M tubes here (although those little candies can be a great addition to cookies).
1. Mini Waffle Maker
A waffle maker that can fit in an oversized sock? Believe it! This mini waffle maker is adorable, easy to clean, and fully functional. Perfect for people with minimal space, students, or anyone who wants to be able to make just one or two little waffles. The receiver may laugh when they see it, but they’ll be even happier when they use it!
2. A Question A Day Journal
You’ve probably heard of a journal, but what about a question a day journal? This diary asks you one question a day, on the same day for five years. This allows you to look back and see how you have changed over the years, all by taking just a few minutes a day to write in the journal. Because it asks a prompting question,
I find it easier to commit to this daily journal, instead of having to figure out what I am going to write about each day (although being at a loss of words doesn’t seem to be my problem, does it?). This is an amazing gift for a teenager, parent, or professional. Life changes so fast and often loops and turns in ways we didn’t expect — why not keep a record?
3. Magnelex Magnetic Wristband
Have you ever tried to hang a picture while holding screws in your mouth? This perfectly describes me trying to complete small home improvement projects! I would have never thought of this magnetic wristband to hold bolts, nails, screws, and small tools but it’s totally genius.
Whether you’re on a ladder, under the sink, or simply don’t have enough hands, this wristband is a lifesaver. The Magnelex Magnetic Wristband is perfect for all the handy people in your life — dad, brother, spouse, etc — because it keeps their hands free while working and it’s probably not something they already own! (They already own a screwdriver. They don’t need another one.)
4. A Fluted Pastry Wheel and Docker
This is actually two gifts, so you are going to have to report me to the list-making police. I just had to include these two chef’s gifts. A fluted pastry wheel is one of those kitchen gadgets that aren’t strictly necessary to cook or bake but it does make your final product prettier!
The fluted pastry wheel scallops the edges of your pasta and pastry dough. It easily cuts ravioli, lasagna, pie lattice, dough for tarts, and more. The docker is used for the dough of all types: pizza, flatbread, pie, tart, naan, etc. Think of it as a tiny aerator for your dough; instead of poking holes in your lawn, it pokes holes in your dough to help it evenly rise and bake. These unique stocking stuffers are great gifts for the chef in your life!
5. Name necklace
This name necklace is so cute! You can get this necklace in the recipient’s name or maybe their child’s name. These types of necklaces are classic and go with any style. You can pick any name (or other words… here’s your chance for a “Doughnuts” or “Jambalaya” necklace 😂) up to 9 characters. It comes in gold, rose gold, and silver, as well as a variety of lengths.
6. Chocolate Mendiants
I joked about M&Ms, but let’s be real, every stocking needs some type of candy. I suggest something a little more grown-up for your partner (or even yourself, there’s no rule that you can’t make your own stocking!) like these delicious chocolate mendiants.
These delicate discs of fine chocolate melt in your mouth while you crunch on the topping of caramelized cacao nibs and fleur de sel. What is fleur de sel? It’s fancy salt that is left behind from evaporated seawater. Basically, this is a treat composed of chocolate, caramel, and sea salt. What could be better? Santa, are you listening?
7. Birthstone Mineral Soaps
These are seriously the most beautiful soaps I have ever seen. I highly recommend these birthstone mineral soaps for the ladies in your life. These ones are amethyst but you can find them in all the different birthstones like emerald and diamond.
You don’t have to buy the recipient’s birthstone either – I love the bright green of the peridot ones but you don’t have to be born in August to enjoy them! Warning: your friends may not want to use them because they are so gorgeous.
8. Garlic Rocker
This is not, despite its name, a guitarist with bad breath. Thank goodness! Instead, it’s a super useful tool. My unique stocking stuffers are helpful because they aren’t just gag gifts or silly jokes, they can also be used in real life. For example, this garlic rocker simplifies the process of crushing and mincing garlic.
All you have to do is rock the tool back and forth over the garlic clove. It’s small, easy to use in the kitchen, and dishwasher safe. That’s a win-win-win for my home!
9. Survival Kit in a Sardine Can
What kind of gift is crushproof, waterproof, floats, compact, and can help you survive in the wild? This Survival Kit in a Sardine Can! With 25 survival items packed into an airtight sardine can, it’s a useful gift for the guys and gals in your life that fish, backpack, cycle, and engage in other outdoor activities.
You never know when you’ll need it, but you’ll be happy you have it on hand! It includes a variety of helpful items including duct tape, matches, fish hook, whistle, signal mirror, razor blade, fire starter cube, chewing gum, salt, and a safety pin.
10. Reusable Silicone Baking Cups
For anyone who does a lot of baking, reusable silicone baking cups are a great present! These ones are rainbow-colored (so cute!) and help you make delicious muffins, cupcakes, egg cups, and more without sticking. No more throwing away paper cupcake liners! These are eco-friendly, make baking easier, and are adorable, so they are a total score.
If you’re looking for unique stocking stuffers, start with this list for inspiration for everyone in your life! These compact, useful, and fun gifts are perfect for Christmas (or any other holiday, who doesn’t like little gifts?). Happy shopping!
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