A Guide To The Best Stocking Fillers
Stocking Fillers: A Folklore Tradition
The story goes that the original “St. Nicholas” placed gold coins into the socks and stockings of the needy as they lay drying over the fireplace mantle. Hanging stockings remains today a revered holiday tradition for families across the world, but it can sometimes be tricky to choose what selection of Christmas gifts and goodies will fit neatly into these adorned mantle pieces!
Stocking Fillers for Her
Popular stocking fillers for women include beauty, wellness and makeup items, in addition to jewelry and gift cards. When choosing a stocking filler for her, consider what she might love to keep in her purse at all times, or a special piece of makeup you know will enhance her natural beauty. We suggest seasonal fragrances too, like Montale’s Roses Musk: a rich, luxurious scent that she can enjoy wearing that evening at dinner! Some purse-worthy ideas include a compact hair brush, like Tangle Teezer’s Compact Styler, or this set of mini long-lasting lipsticks from the Balm!
Stocking Fillers for Him
Choosing stocking fillers for men takes a little more imagination, but with the right advice it’s easy to fill his stocking with items he will both love and enjoy. Popular choices include personal wellness and toiletry items. You can also fill his stocking with gift cards, cologne or accessories – like cufflinks. A few of our recommendations include L’Occitane’s signature Shower Gel for men, or a rich, masculine-scented candle like Mahogany Teakwood from Bath & Body Works!
Stocking Fillers for Kids
When it comes to choosing the right stocking fillers for kids, use this tradition to load them up with both fun and needed items, like kid-friendly toiletries or mini-versions of mom and dads’ signature scent! Shop our children’s selection of items here.
Stocking Fillers for Girls
Christmas time is a unique opportunity to gift young girls with special, even momentous gifts. Especially for girls who love to mimic their mother’s beauty routine, choosing stocking fillers for girls that will make them feel like a grown-up is a great choice for any parent! We recommend a mini set of nail polishes, a starter makeup set or a travel-sized version of mom’s favorite perfume. We love the Balm’s Nude Tude eyeshadow palette because it’s playful while being “neutral” enough for pre-teens! Or, gift your girl a starter set of perfumes with this trio of roll-on perfumes from Victoria’s Secret!
Stocking Fillers for Boys
Finding the right stocking fillers for boys doesn’t have to be challenging when there are so many kid-friendly products available on the market now! Make bath time fun when you choose Disney or Marvel-themed products, like toothbrushes, shampoo and even bubble bath sets! Fill his stocking with dad-approved items like kid’s alcohol-free cologne, too! Check out our selection of kid’s colognes here.
3 Reasons Why You Should Stock Up For Stocking Season
1. Has someone ever surprised you at the office or during the holidays with a gift and you just didn’t have them on your list? Never be left without something to gift back when you purchase a few extra stocking stuffers before the holidays! Some great gift ideas include holiday scented bath sets, seasonal candles and even car fresheners! Make sure to load up on a few generic, gender-neutral gifts, like this holiday-inspired hand sanitizer from Bath & Body Works.
2. Even the most prepared people lose track of time during the holidays, so purchasing small, affordable stocking stuffers in advance can really help you streamline your holiday shopping and prevent thoughtless buying as Christmas approaches. Try Crabtree & Evelyn’s Hand Therapy trio – a perfect and petit gift you can give together or separate amongst friends!
3. Retailers often put together their best pairings and packages during the holidays at the most desirable prices of the year. Gift yourself with a wonderful set of your favourite fragrance or cosmetics for less than you would pay individually during the holidays. Shop a great selection of holiday gift sets for less now here.