Finding stocking stuffers that would work for everyone actually was a little more difficult than I thought it would be. I kept leaning towards all of the cute gift sets beauty brands put together and realized – wait, these won’t work for my hubs or dad. So after scouring the internet for way too long, I realized – why do I not list items that people in my life actually use after receiving it in their stockings years before. So there you have it – a full proof, men and women tested stocking stuffer gift guide!
For the practical and organized I went with items that are, well, practical and also could make your life just a bit more organized. First up – the mighty stash pack. I ran across a video of this online and was immediately sold. It is perfect for both Ryan and the boys because after I pack their lunch in it, they can fold it up and in Ryan’s case – stick it in his pocket. For the boys – it doesn’t take up any room in their backpack and makes it easy for them to throw it in and not forget their lunch box at school. These colored pencils are so great for keeping organized in your daily planner. Keeping organized on to do lists, urgent tasks, and holiday parties just got that much easier when it is all color coded. The letter felt boards are a newer trending item to leave sweet messages for your loved ones, change out quotes with the seasons or even use as a menu board for your holiday gatherings! When traveling or even for work, having small earphones that will fit in your pocket or a small space in your purse is so convenient. This set also comes with a small leather pouch and extra ear sleeves!
For the self care type I tried to find a few items that will not only be sure to make them feel better but also find items that they will actually use. This new sonic hybrid toothbrush is all the rage. It is strong enough to remove plaque but still gentle on your gums. The rose hibiscus spray to hydrate, revitalize, support cell turnover, and exfoliate the skin with just a few simple sprays. Egg cream masks for spa nights at home to easily hydrate, firm and brighten skin. And the Kiehl’s essentials travel pack. – Ryan actually swears by this one for at home and when he’s traveling.
For the trendy. A BPA-free, phthalate-free bkr water bottle that has your signature silicone cover on it so when you leave it lying around the office at work. Everyone knows it is yours. Aviators are one of those pairs of sunglasses that just look good on everyone. Honestly – I don’t think I have ever met one person who didn’t look good in aviators. It is a fail proof pair of shades you can actually purchase for someone else without them needing to try them on.
And just because. Everyone loves getting little gifts that they probably normally wouldn’t buy for themselves but will absolutely love and use it. For example – this super wireless, bluetooth speaker to have on their desk at home, to throw in the stroller for walks, and to take to the beach or pool. They may not think to buy it themselves, but I promise – they will use it daily. And last- but not least. A candy bento box. Why? Because who has ever actually bought one of these for themselves – yet who has ever let the candy go to waste? No one. Ever.
So, what are you guys putting in your family members stockings? I would love to hear some more ideas below in the comments!