Stocking StufferÂ Ideas (that aren’t candy) for you to give or receive this holiday season
Every year, I feel like IÂ completely forget what I want to give for Christmas. All year long, I think of great ideas, but come December, I am at a total loss.
Not this year, though! This year, I started writing down my ideas on a note in my phone. And lucky for you, I’ve collected them (plus, some ideas from my family and friends).
Here are some of my favorite ideas that don’t involve tons of candy & sugar:
A silk pillowcase is a game changer! It’s great for your skin and hair. I never realized how much I would love a silk pillowcase until I started using one!
My absolute favorite lip moisturizer. I think I have one in every single purse, makeup bag, etc. It’s moisturizing and light and most importantly, contains no unwanted ingredients! My favorite is the calendula balm but peppermint smells/tastes great and I like that the rose one has a light tint.
A mini bottle of sparkling wine is always a fun treat! You could also add a bottle of kombucha for another bubbly delight!
Champagne glasses are a nice treat to go with your sparkling wine! Everything feels more festive in a pretty champagne glass
I talked about Soko in the Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide, but I love this brand! This earrings have been on my wish list for months, and I finally bought them for myself. I constantly get compliments and I love how unique they are! They’re also handcrafted in Kenya.
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I love this new coloring book from my friends, Janice & Liz, of Meal Makeover Moms! The Eat and Color the Alphabet: 26 Healthy Foods to Color and ExploreÂ is filled with designs that inspire you to eat your fruits and veggies. Coloring is a great form of stress relief and can even be a form of meditation.
This small little book is a great way to remind yourself to be mindful everyday and to takeÂ moments throughout the day to appreciate the moment. It’s about the size of your hand and has one page tips or ideas for bringing mindfulness into your life (without complication or spending hours meditating).
I live in fuzzy socks during the cooler months. They’re soft, comfortable, and silly. I like getting the ones with bright colors or patterns because they make me happy.
Your favorite candy
Make sure youÂ get your absolute favorite candy! There’s no reason to buy and eat candy you don’t 100% love. Fun fact: mixing mint flavors and chocolate flavors gives everything a mint taste (and makes me feel sad haha)
I also talked about the Rustic HouseÂ candles in my Christmas Gift Guide, but a good travel candle is a great option because it’s small and doesn’t take up too much room. Plus,Â it isn’t more candy, and it’s budget friendly. I like to buy holiday scents in the small candles to give others (since not everyone wants to light a holiday candle in non-holiday months).
Orange,Â Apple,Â orÂ Pear
Santa always put a piece of fruit in the bottom of our stockings, and I loved eating it while checking out all my stocking goodies. It’s a good way to get in a piece of fruit on a holiday that usually doesn’t involve much fresh produce.
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