Between buying gifts, mailing packages, and writing Christmas cards, it’s easy to forget you also have to fill up stockings before Christmas morning.
Santa might eat the cookies you leave out but he seems to have lost his gift-giving touch.
While buying stocking-stuffers might seem like an inexpensive and simple task, we’re here to remind you that a clementine and a scratch ‘n’ win ticket just won’t cut it. Though these mini gifts seem like a budget friendly aspect of your holidays, stocking-stuffers can really start to add up.
Which is why this guide will make things easier on you and your wallet.
1. H&M, Satin Kimono $29.95
All she really wants for Christmas is to feel beautiful and loved and this airy satin kimono will make her feel both (believe us, you’ll feel loved too).
2. Harry’s for J. Crew Truman Shave Set $35
His morning routine just got easier. This shaving line has ergonomically designed razors that fit comfortably in the hand, the finest German-engineered blades and a shave cream that’s chock-full of vitamins and extracts. With this gift your man is sure to be ready for the mistletoe.
3. Socking Behaviour, Plaid Dress Socks $29
These Corgi men’s dress socks take a classic plaid pattern and twist it with bold colouring. Made from Egyptian cotton with a handlinked toe, they contrast nicely with a navy suit or nice pair of dark, blue jeans. (Plus it’s a gift for you because now you can throw out his favourite, stinky pair of socks with the holes in them.)
4. Indigo, Good Morning Beautiful Travel Mug $12
Let the coffee lover start their day with some love along with a hefty amount of their favourite wake-me-up brew to take wherever the day leads them.
5. Wine Wipes $8.99
We all have that red wine-loving friend that always seems to always have a case of the red mouth, especially during the holidays. Now they can wipe that wine off their smile with wine wipes. The agreeable new concoction removes that filthy red wine stain on your teeth without interfering with the taste of their next glass.
6. L’Occitane, Shea Travel Treats $20
Fill your travel loving friend or family member’s stocking with Shea Butter favourites. The bestselling Shea Hand and Foot Creams nourish and protect your skin anywhere you go. Both luxurious, quick-absorbing creams are enriched with shea butter to deeply condition skin, leaving it smooth, soft, and hydrated.
7. Skinnydip London Chrome Bling iPhone Case $37.26
Your phone called – it wants to play dress up too. The Chrome Bling Case features white crystal detailing on a metallic gold case. It’ll have your loved one’s iPhone looking (almost) as good as you do.
8. Restoration Hardware, Folding Photo Light Reflector $14.99
Made for the selfie addict, give their vanity a gift with this folding photo light reflector. Use the matte white side to create an even, natural fill for flattering portraits and luminous still-lifes. Flip it to the metallic side to amplify a bright glow that produces crisp, shadow-free definition. They’ll thank you when the “likes” come pouring in.
9. Vitarom Aromatherapy Cold & Flu $18.29
Soon after the temperature drops, so does the cold and flu virus. This Vitarôm formula is carefully crafted to relieve cold and flu symptoms. It is made with chemotyped (C.T.E.O.) and chromatographed pure essential oil and has antiviral, expectorant, mucolytic and immuno stimulant actions. The last thing you want is for your loved ones to be bedridden while you’re out and about enjoying the magic of the holidays.
10. Happy Plugs Earbud Headphones $30
Family time around the holidays can be a little overwhelming, so give the ones you love a minute to themselves with these glam, in-ear headphones.
11. West Elm, Tech Knit Gloves $14
Keep your fingers warm and the texting uninterrupted with these Tech Knit Gloves – the touchscreen-compatible fingertips make for seamless social media activity no matter how cold it is.
12. Pottery Barn, Sentiment Pouch $16
Create a special gift that imparts a heartfelt sentiment. Whether humorous, dreamy or nostalgic, the artwork on our pouch adds a personal touch for the ones you love.
13. You Only Live Once: A Lifetime Of Experiences by Lonely Planet $29.99
Drake said it best: “you only live once.” Whether your loved one loves traveling near or far, this guide offers up 1000 illustrated experiences for every stage of life and is sure to get you going, complete with stories of adventures too thrilling to ignore for the comforts of your couch. Y.O.L.O.
14. EOS, Pomegranate Lip Balm $3.29
Chapped lips can be a miserable thing in the winter. Smooth on an all-natural lip balm that delivers the perfect balance of flavour and moisture and enjoy one of the trendiest flavours of the Holidays, pomegranate.
15. David’s Tea, The Christmas Morning Collection $19.50
Three festive blends will help you wake up your loved ones, including Bubbie’s Baklava, a rich, nutty oolong that smells like a freshly baked dessert, Cocomint Cream, a sweet and creamy blend of mint, coconut and apple, and Santa’s Secret, a deliciously minty black tea filled with mini candy cane sprinkles. Talk about a good morning.
16. Smitten Kitten Luggage Tags $8.50
The holiday season means travelling to see family and friends. Wherever your loved ones are going, they’ll always remember where they started with one of these sleek, durable ID tags. Made in Canada, the matte plastic cards feature artful renditions of one of five city airport codes: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.