Over the years I have learned that people do Christmas stocking stuffers in different ways. My mother still does a Christmas stocking for every member of the family and they are all pretty much the same. Our Christmas stockings are filled with toiletries, some candy, and a silly little toy or two. We all joke with her when we need to buy Q-tips in the fall because we know she already has her stash in the closet already wrapped ready to go in our stockings. We also often get shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, moisturizer, etc along with our favorite Christmas candy, and bubbles, glow sticks, or some other fun toy she found at Dollar Tree. That is our family’s tradition. When my kids were young I filled stocking for them with candy, crayons, coloring books, and hot wheels. Some families put small but expensive gifts in their Christmas stockings. What do you put in your Christmas stockings?
Stocking Stuffers for Ages 16+
By the time we hit our teen years all the way through adulthood the stocking stuffers can be hard to come by. I am of the mindset that stocking stuffers shouldn’t cost too much and they should be fun or quirky. I’ve come across some great stocking stuffers in recent months so I thought I’d share my finds with you!
Mind Stretchers Puzzle Books-ACTIVATE your thinking muscles. It’s too easy just to turn on the TV and let the images of the day wash over us, leaving brain cells unchallenged and a bit sad. Keep your brain happy with this mind stretching collection of puzzles. Crosswords, word searches, trivia, logic and numerical games—these teasers are all designed to inspire and stimulate the mind. So turn off the dreaded box and turn to Mind Stretchers—you’ll be entertained, learn new things, wake up your brain and it’s definitely more fun than watching the news.
Tippur makes doing your nails fun, fast and easy without any worry of making a mess. This ultimate nail polish accessory firmly holds your bottle of polish at any angle so you can concentrate on polishing without fear of the bottle falling over when you aren’t looking. It also helps you reach even more of your favorite color at the bottom of the bottle, so you don’t waste a single drop. Tippur’s unique foam insert design accommodates any shape nail polish bottle. By holding it firmly for you, you can avoid messy spills and make home manicures a breeze.
SnapLaces are made to give you more performance and comfort from your shoes while allowing you to never tie shoe laces again. Your shoes will feel great with the perfect tension, performance, and comfort every time. Not only do they look great, but they’re the fastest way to get in and out of your running shoes, trainers, casual, or any of your favorite shoes. Whether you’re out for a run on the trail, shooting hoops on the basketball court, golfing a round on the course, or just out on the town, SnapLaces elastic stretch laces are a perfect fit. SnapLaces are a one size fits all shoelace, adjustable to fit any size from adult to children. I’ve been wearing mine for over a week and I really like them!
Emergency Multi Tool – After a bad car accident a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones. This emergency multi tool helps you to escape quickly after a car accident. Many people fear wearing a seat belt in case they were to be trapped in a burning or sinking vehicle. Electric windows do not work without power and would need to be shattered so you could escape. The surgically sharp blade effortlessly cuts through a tangled seat belt (recessed for safety), the pointed steel head (with red plastic protective cover) shatters windows with ease. Simply keep it in your glove box or emergency kit.
Sizzling Bacon Candy-We’re all used to everything tasting like bacon, but this candy turns your mouth into a frying pan. Sprinkle a generous portion of the chunks of bacon-flavored candy on your tongue and they will begin to sizzle and crack just like a slice of bacon preparing for breakfast.
Magnelex Magnetic Wristband-This adjustable velcro wrist strap features super strong magnets embedded wristband for holding screws, nails, bolts and small tools. Perfect for home improvement, construction, wood working, carpentry, auto repair projects.
I hope I have given you some new creative ideas for stocking stuffers this year.