Let’s face it, after spending all your Christmas budget on presents, the last thing you want to think about is getting a bunch of little things to put into stockings. But, opening up stockings is one of the best part of Christmas morning! Here are some last minute ideas for small ticket ($10 or less) items to include in stockings:
Hair elastics: I have a slight obsession with finding the best hair elastics for my very slippery, yet thick hair. I’ve found 2 types to work: nylon elastics (they look like rolled nylon stockings – I found mine at Ardene $5 for 10 pcs), and Invisibobble (they look like old-school coiled telephone cord – $10 for 3).
Sheet masks: so many stores carry sheet masks now: Face Shop, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Winners (TJ Maxx), Marshalls – I’ve even seen them at Walmart. They shouldn’t cost more than $3 per sheet.
Cuticle care: the Nicole by OPI Oil to Go ($10) smells like watermelon and has a handy brush applicator and is more of a gel than a runny oil – very portable. Saje offers the Herbal Balm that helps everything from nails to lashes ($9.95)
Hand cream: I’m currently using ill-gotten hotel body lotion as hand cream, but it’s nice to have some purse friendly proper hand creams. Try these: Cake Beauty Travel Milk Made Velveteen Hand Cream ($10), Bath & Body Works Nourishing Hand Cream ($5), and EOS hand lotion ($3).
Pens: to replace all the ones people stole. I’m partial to the fun ones from Indigo like the 7 Year Pen, Borrow My Pen, sword pen, etc.
Chocolate: I dedicated a whole post on my favourite Christmas sweets, so take your pick from that list!
Tea infuser: nobody thinks they need one until they get one, and then they didn’t know how they lived without one. Shown: David’s Tea ($10 each)
Socks: everybody can use more socks! And getting socks inside a stocking? #ironic
Gift cards: it’s the default gift but $5 or $10 gift cards to coffee shops (Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Second Cup) are quite well received!
What do you like to give or receive in your Christmas stocking?