Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

As the holiday countdown dwindles, the atmosphere is starting to fill up with cheer, fun tunes and colorful decor. However, the deadline for purchasing gifts for friends and family is quickly approaching as well, thus dimming the holiday glow. To help with the daunting task of filling a stocking or giving a simple gift, here are some ideas that can alleviate the stress associated with holiday shopping.

Fitness Fanatic: For the health-nut in your life, there are a variety of options that will fit perfectly in a stocking. Here are some things he or she might enjoy:

Water bottles are a great and inexpensive stocking stuffer for any athlete in your life.
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Water bottles are a great and inexpensive stocking stuffer for any athlete in your life.
  • Tasty HEALTHY treats: Clif Bars, KIND Bars, dried fruit, trail mix, energy chews, Quench Gum
  • Giftcard: Sports Authority, FootWorks, Nike, Lululemon, Athletica, Whole Foods Market
  • Exercise class: yoga, cross fit, aerobics
  • Workout gear: resistance band, workout DVD, cooling towel, jump rope, water bottle
  • Athletic accessories: headband, socks, watch, hat, athletic tape, Fitbit accessory
  • Fitness motivation: heartfelt note, poster, inspiring memoir, fitness journal/magazine

Cosmetic Connoisseur: Anyone who enjoys beauty products shouldn’t be hard to shop for; many cosmetic companies even offer holiday specials for their products. Your loved one who’s always in the cosmetics section might like:

Candles are a great gift to get any cosmetic fan into the holiday spirit.
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Candles are a great gift to get any cosmetic fan into the holiday spirit.
  • Basics: lip balm, makeup pouch, makeup, facial mask
  • Hair accessories: hair ties, headbands, bobby pins
  • Essentials: hairbrush/comb, travel size toiletries, perfume
  • Bath & Body Works or LUSH products: lotions, soaps, scents, candles, hand sanitizer
  • Nail hygiene and foot care products: nail polish, nail care kit, fuzzy socks

“I love candles, and mini candles are very cute stocking stuffers! I am also putting cute fuzzy socks with reindeer and puppies on them in some of my friends’ gift bags,” junior Maria Victoria Paredes said.

A nice copy of a classic is the perfect gift for any avid reader.
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A nice copy of a classic is the perfect gift for any avid reader.

Literature Lover: These kinds of people always have their noses in a book. Avid readers and writers would love to find the following in their stocking:

  • Notebook
  • Writing utensils: pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Barnes & Noble gift card
  • Merchandise from their favorite book/series
  • A nice copy of their favorite book or any book you think they would enjoy
  • Reading accessories: bookmark, book LED light, book tag, tote bag
    Mini holiday spatulas are a perfect stocking stuffer for any baker.
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    Mini holiday spatulas are a perfect stocking stuffer for any baker.

Food Fan: Some people enjoy food more than others. Make someone’s day with these tasty goodies:

  • Food delivery box subscription (example: NatureBox)
  • Favorite candy or chocolate
  • Gift card to a favorite restaurant or snack spot (example: Starbucks)
  • Mini whisk or spatula
  • Food jewelry (example: BFF pizza necklaces)
  • Food-themed attire: socks, scarves, hats
  • Homemade edible treat
  • “What Did I Eat Today?: A Food Lover’s Journal”
  • Travel cutlery set

Totally Techie: Nowadays, everyone is surrounded by technology. Elevate someone’s “tech” game with these stocking stuffers:

This iCat is the perfect stocking stuffer that will  protect any technology obsessed friend or family member's charger.
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This iCat is the perfect stocking stuffer that will protect any technology obsessed friend or family member’s charger.
  • Phone accessories: phone case, home button stickers, screen protector/cleaner
  • Charging accessories: car charger, long charger cord, portable phone charger
  • App Store gift card
  • Cord keeper/cable organizer
  • Keyboard cover/decal
  • USB extender (example: This fun USB power strip!)
  • Fancy phone photo lens (example: Photojojo iPhone and Android Lens Series)

Music Maniac: For someone who always has ear buds in their ears, something music related is always a good gift. Here are some ideas for the musician in your life:

Earphones are a go-to gift for anyone who loves to listen to music.
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Earphones are a go-to gift for anyone who loves to listen to music.
  • Sound accessories: funky headphones or earphones, mini speakers, earphone splitter (example: This cassette tape themed splitter!)
  • Drumstick pencils, guitar pick necklace, guitar string bracelet (example: This bracelet from uncommon goods!)
  • iTunes gift card
  • Concert tickets or merchandise from their favorite artist or group
  • CD (example: a holiday/Christmas album)

“I would say a brand new pair of earphones [would be a good stocking stuffer] because I keep losing them or wearing them out!” senior Nic Dabby said.

With these ideas, hopefully any holiday shopping tribulations will be avoided. If none of these gifts suit a special someone’s taste, Google and Pinterest offer thousands of ideas with the simple search, “stocking stuffers.” Happy holidays and happy shopping!Stuffers