fun ideas for stocking stuffers

Oh how I love to stuff those stockings; I look forward to it every year. In fact, I’m itching to do it right now…but Santa may not be too pleased with me.  I love it so much that I hang gigantic stockings. Some of my most memorable Christmas gifts were those found in my own stocking on Christmas morning. In my most humble opinion, a properly stuffed stocking should contain the following elements: practical, frivolous, sweet, traditional.  And most everything is budget friendly and available in the usual places, with exceptions for special surprises, like the watch he’s been admiring for years. (Did you get a Swatch in your stocking back in the day?) We’ll begin with a roundup of sock-approved surprises for the man in your life.

image here. aren’t they gorgeous? and pricey?
  • his favorite personal care items: shaving cream, deodorant, razors, toothbrush, etc. Maybe splurge on the really good stuff he never buys for himself. My man loves this, which is a real luxury.
  • his favorite candy bar, king size
  • a candy cane
  • flashlight, batteries
  • gift cards: itunes, the bakery next to his office, the car wash
  • a book by his favorite author, or  crossword puzzles or comic books
  • a snappy new tie or some cozy socks
  • a dose of playful nostalgia with these
  • a love note from you. Why wait until valentine’s day? Go ahead and make it one of those types of love notes. I won’t  peek.
  • Scan the $5 DVD section at the store, and you’re bound to find that silly movie he secretly loves but is embarrassed to admit.
  • or toss in some movie passes/theater tickets/game tickets for date night
  • maybe a punch card to the rec center for racquetball–for him and a buddy. some motivation for New Year’s Resolutions? Yep, I’m definitely doing this one.
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Kimberly day, making a home where the buffalo roam. By night, pretty much the same thing, punctuated by the occasional fantasies of sunny beaches, italian movies and sparkling lemonade.


  1. A. :

    So perfect – thanks for the great ideas. I'm excited for the rest of the posts in this series!

  2. doublebatch :

    YES! I DID get a Swatch. For about 3 years that was the major gift to look forward to. Which Swatch would it be. Did you ever have the Pop Swatch?
    Loving the posts — as usual!

  3. Dandy :

    OMG! I just realized that its our first Christmas together and it'll be our first Christmas waking up in our own place and we don't have stockings!!

    And beard lube made me giggle. Because I'm too immature to read words like lube without giggling.