Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers They Actually Want

Let’s start small this year and talk stocking stuffers. My ideal stocking would have one to two small gifts and then just be filled to the brim with chocolates. Here are ten items- all under $25- that make a perfect stocking stuffer.

crystal bracelet flask


I say this as someone who just recently snuck a nip of tequila into her 10 year high school reunion: I would much rather be supplied by a pretty bracelet. But mostly, it’s the perfect New Year’s Eve accessory.

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I am extremely into matte glazed mugs these days. Partly because they are easier to photograph, but also because I like their rawness. These come into two fun, organic designs and have chunky handles that are easy to hold.

mini bar book


You can’t throw a good dinner party without a signature cocktail. And you can’t have a signature cocktail if you don’t know how to make one. The mini bar collection by the editors of PUNCH has eight books full of recipes for essential spirits, liquors and wines.

shower beer holder


There have only been a handful of times in my life that I have had a shower beer. Why? Mostly because there is no place in my shower to put the beer without fear of shower water or shampoo suds getting in the can. This holder fixes that problem, which means that many more shower beers shall be drunk. And if beer isn’t your poison, there is a shower wine glass holder as well.

Junzi Kitchen Chili Oil


New Haven restaurant Junzi Kitchen is selling bottles of their housemade chili oil all wrapped up in a little red box. It’s made with a mixture of Tianjin chiles, sichuan peppercorns, and smoky cayenne and tastes good on absolutely everything. It can be purchased at any of their locations.

champagne gummies


These adorable gummies come in flavors like classic brut, and chic rose and are presented in a lucite box perfect for stocking stuffing or as a hostess gift. Plus, they’re non-alcoholic, so they’re edible for any age.

bottle stopper


Bottle stoppers can make the wine bottle at your party look a little more chic, and are a lifesaver to your friend who lives alone who wants to just have one glass of wine tonight.

thirst aid kit


For… ya know, after all those holiday celebrations. The thirst aid kit includes two pain relievers, two breath strips, two electrolyte tablets, and a facial cleansing towelette. It’s the perfect morning after kit.

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Socks get a bad rap as a present. But pizza socks? Everyone wants a pair of pizza socks.

cake by Franck truffles


These chocolate bonbons from CAKE by Franck at Foxwoods are surely the most beautiful sweets anyone will receive this holiday season. They come in fun flavors like honey-whiskey, Irish cocktail, peanut butter and jelly, salted caramel and birthday cake, and are sold in boxes of four, six or twelve. They can be purchased in-store, or over the phone and shipped to you by “Air Franck.”

Posted on December 3, 2018 and filed under Lifestyle.