Digital News Report – Christmas is almost here, and there is only a little bit of time left to get all the gifts and presents. One of the more perplexing gifts to give is the Christmas stocking stuffers. Knowing what interests that person is probably the number one thing for finding the perfect gift. If you are still scratching your head for ideas, here are a few to help you fill the stockings full.
Cheap Stocking Stuffers
Cheap stocking stuffers include items that you can buy at the dollar store. You can often find boxed candy, holiday themed candy, and many other novelty items that are inexpensive. You can find all kinds of things that work for the entire family.
Another way to save money is to make your own gifts. Cooking your own chocolate fudge, cookies, or other favorite treats. You could frame a photo that is special to the person that you are thinking about. There are also iron on t-shirt transfers that could make a custom gift.
Stocking Stuffers For Kids
The traditional orange might be fun and all, but if the kids do not usually eat fruit without twisting their arm, it might just be as well to not do this. If you know they love candy, you might want to put some candy in the stocking. However, save some room for some other goodies.
Does your child have specific interests or hobbies? A stocking stuffer could be a small craft kit or related hobby item. If they collect race cars, you could have one for the stocking. A doll would be the perfect size to fit in the stocking. Preschool kids love to play make believe and build with wood blocks. Just make sure that the items are again appropriate. Books about the subject that they are interested in would work great for a stocking stuffer. Coloring books or art sets can be a great stocking stuffer idea for any kid. A kite would be a fun gift that would fit nicely in the stocking. Kids still like yo-yo and slinky toys too.
For the older teen girls, they might like to find some fashion accessory or jewelry. Some great makeup kits come around this time every year. You can usually find eye shadow kits for around $5 and whole makeup kits for under $20. If you have a dollar store around, you might be able to assemble a collection of makeup and hair accessories that is just her style.
Teen boys like electronic gadgets, video games, and some like fashion trends too. Do they have a favorite sports team? Merchandise and clothing with the sports logo would be good. Many different types of video games that would fit nicely in a stocking and there are games in all different price ranges. There are MP3 players that are available for only $15.
Stocking Stuffers For Men
Finding the right stocking stuffers for men can be challenging, but not impossible. Determine what it is that he loves to do and what he might need.
Is he a handyman? If so, what hand tool would fit in the stocking that he would love to have? This could be a ratchet set or a screwdriver set. Drill bit sets are also popular because they often need replacement bits.
If he were a game player, then he probably would love a good speaker system for his game console or computer. Does he have all the mobile devices and can’t keep organized to recharge them? Many different recharging stations organize the mobile devices into a neat arrangement. If he loves his music player then he might be dreaming of a docking station that has a speaker and an alarm clock function.
If your man were a sports fan, buying themed merchandise that matches his favorite team would probably be a hit. This could include coffee mugs, hats, shirts, and even pajamas.
Stocking Stuffers For Women
Women usually love fragrances and lotions. These kinds of women might enjoy a home spa kit.
If your woman is into perfumes and lotions, then do they like chocolate? Chocolate candies can be a hit with some women.
Do they have a favorite author? A book would be great for the woman that loves to read. A pretty bookmark or clip on reading light might also make a nice stocking stuffer for an avid reader.
Some women may love to have slippers and cozy pajamas. If you do not know her size, you can look at her clothes to determine the size. Include a gift receipt, just in case she wants something else or it does not fit perfect.
Are they fitness enthusiasts? You might want to get a fitness band. A pedometer is a hit. There are also heart rate monitors for the more serious workout enthusiast that can help them train for the next marathon. A nice absorbent bamboo or cotton fiber towel to take with them on the workout might be a nice stocking stuffer.
Whatever you decide to buy for the stocking stuffer gifts, make sure to set a budget. Making a list and writing down what you got for each person can help you stay organized and within your spending budget. If have a difficult time sticking to a budget, you might want to allocate a cash allowance for these gifts. That way when the money is gone, you are done stuffing the stockings! That way you will not be in shock in January how much money you spent.
By: Victoria Brown