Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

If your family is anything like mine, you know how stressful it is to do all your Christmas shopping on Dec 23! You are finding out all the secret plans your mother has made for you over your break, and you are already failing at that study routine you planned just a few days ago. Anyhow, I am going to help you out. Here are twenty things you can buy to stuff the stockings of those you love, or even gather a bunch of things and make a present for a white elephant game, or a care package for a for a friend.

I will start off by saying this–check out Target! The newly remodeled store is full of inexpensive goodies to buy for your friends and family. Not only do they have the infamous dollar-section, but they have a plethora of mini sized beauty products in the makeup and skincare section. Many supermarkets have travel-sections where you can come across cute items. During the holidays many brands know that we need help composing gifts for family members and will make a beautifully packaged gift with their cult-favorite items all wrapped in a bow, so don’t turn a blind eye on those either.

Onto the list…

  1. Scrunchies– velvet and satin are especially trendy at the moment.
  2. Exfoliating gloves for the shower– no need to hold onto that dead skin in the new year
  3. A multi-purpose tool (you know, the ones with all the little screwdrivers in it?)
  4. A lip balm! If you really love someone, you will not let them walk around with chapped lips. However if you really want to treat them, some of my favorite lip balms are the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm and Smith’s Rosebud Salve (in the squeeze-tube).
  5. Portable phone charger and/or a long cable– you will never run out of battery at the most convenient times anymore.
  6. A rollerball of cologne or perfume
  7. A cord organizer because everybody hates tangled headphones
  8. Cute patches or enamel pins to put on jacket, backpacks, or purses
  9. Quirky socks– anything with food, emojis, and animals
  10. Deck of cards
  11. Face or eye masks
  12. PopSocket car mount
  13. Gift cards to literally anywhere you can think of
  14. A brand new Pop Socket
  15. Candy… but isn’t this one obvious?
  16. A wooden or stainless steel comb
  17. Fairy lights (to make your room more aesthetic)
  18. A shower speaker
  19. A planner for the new year
  20. A brand new journal or notebook
  21. Nail polish
  22. Lanyard for keys
  23. USB flash drive
  24. Fancy gel pens
  25. A reusable straw
  26. A bamboo toothbrush
  27. Bookbag charms
  28. A skin for your cell phone, Apple watch, or Fitbit
  29. Stationary phone stand
  30. Makeup– lip gloss, mascara, single eyeshadow (anything that will fit in the stocking)

Though you may feel the pressure to buy everyone you know a gift, don’t go broke trying to get every family member, friend, or significant other a present. Remember that there are other ways to show you care this time of year. Happy Holidays!

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