Whether they are used to keep the kids in bed or as an active ritual for Christmas morning, stockings are always a surprisingly fun part of the day! Here are some of the top stocking stuffers and a few new ideas that break with tradition.
Keep It Traditional…But Sweeter
A lot of folks maintain the tradition of putting an orange in the foot of the stocking first to round it out. Improve on that tradition with Purdys Mandarin Chocolates. They won’t have quite the same effect in the toe, but there’s always an alternative for that too, see below.
Your Orange Alternative
Swap in a Lush bath bomb as a way to start filling your stockings. There are so many cute Christmas themed bombs on top of the already amazing selection of these bright and colourful bath time must-haves.
Christmas Morning Glow
Everyone will look stunning after spending the morning in bed luxuriating in one of these Sephora Face Masks. A great option to split up between the entire family’s stockings.
‘Tis The Season
Flu season is upon us and these cute little Pocketbac Hand Sanitizers from Bath and Body Works will keep everyone happy and healthy throughout the holidays and into 2019. Another great option to cover multiple people on your stocking stuffer list.
Function Over Form
In the immortal words of Mr. Bean: “Christmas socks.” Forgo Christmas designs for something that can be worn year-round like these black and white Adidas crew socks that your teen will love (even if they don’t express it).
2019 is Coming
Everyone can appreciate a 2019 that kicks off with a baby corgi, but if a mini calendar of baby animals doesn’t fit the bill, the Calendar Club has a great selection of themed calendars to help you find one for everyone’s stocking.
If you didn’t take a Christmas selfie, did Christmas even happen? Give the family photographer the gift of perfect pictures with this selfie light that clips to just about any phone.
Get Them Pumped
Some people might be frustrated that their gym is closed on Christmas. Keep the fitness nut in your family content with this Hand and Arm Strength Trainer that’ll tide them over until they can deadlift the Christmas tree to the curb on Boxing Day.
For the Caffeine Addicts
There’s always one person who holds up Christmas morning with their coffee ritual. Show them that you understand with a coffee mug that speaks to their personality. Spencer's is the place to go for a cheeky mug or coffee homage to a favourite scifi or cartoon.
For the Tea Lovers
Where some people can’t move until coffee is brewed, others prefer a perfectly steeped cuppa Christmas tea. With the Perfect Tea Ball from David's Tea they’ll get just that.
Cold Christmas mornings call for warm Christmas slippers. These moccasin slide slippers are the perfect solution for frosty toes trying to sneak a peek under the Christmas tree.
OK, this might be a bit over the top for a stocking stuffer but imagine the wow factor. Split up Hillberg & Berk’s take on the 12 days of Christmas and fill a stocking with these beautiful items that will brighten even the earliest of riser’s Christmas morning.
Great for Gadgets
Even your dog probably has a touchscreen cellphone, so everyone is sure to appreciate these Touchscreen Tech gloves from The Source.
Prevent Gift Wrap Paper Cuts
Winter is dry, so keep everyone’s hands happy with one of these hand creams from The Body Shop’s Festive Trio. No one wants to be slowed down by a gift-wrapping cut on Christmas morning.
Top It Off with Something Timeless
The Timeless Teddy from Build-A-Bear Workshop is the most adorable way to top off anyone’s stocking. Just be warned, Teddy might not fit if you’ve gone a little overboard with amazing stocking stuffers.