25 Undeniably Imaginative Stocking Stuffers They Will Adore
Holly Mixon, Proprietor, Lifestyle Model and Connoisseur of Style, Gives Insightful Tips
By Leslie E. Royal
During the yuletide season, gifts and presents abound. One of the most cherished traditions is the Christmas stocking. For decades, wonderful contents included fruits, candy, small toys, and other miniature items. This year let’s add an elegant, upscale and contemporary twist in this Stocking Stuffer Guide that will make your Christmas one to remember. But first, we want to hear the thoughts of an innovative proprietor who knows and understands that love is in the details in all we do.
Holly Mixon is a lifestyle model and the owner of Zebra Lane Stationery and Gifts. For more than 15 years, Zebra Lane has offered many specialty gift items for Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc. and, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Having a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Holly is passionate about fashion, design, textile, paper and color trends. Because her company has an exceptional reputation for providing distinctive products with dramatic imagery that reflects the individual style and sentiment of their clients, I asked her about creating fantastic stocking stuffers.
What makes us so excited about having stockings stuffed with gifts and goodies?
As a kid, going through my stocking was the most fun. I got so much joy pulling out chocolates and other Christmas candy along with small surprises that I felt were chosen just for me. As an adult, getting an overflowing stocking on Christmas morning from my husband brings me nostalgic giddiness. I still take each item out as I sit cross legged on the floor and display the gifts before me, admiring my haul.
Why are uniquely curated gifts a good idea when selecting stocking stuffers?
This a fantastic way to show someone you have put care and thought into choosing their gift. Often, it’s an item that the recipient would have never known to buy for themselves but will enjoy immensely. There’s nothing like a unique gift that compliments someone’s hobby or talent, fans someone’s creative flame, recalls an inside joke you shared, or a beautiful accessory that suits their style.
Sorority Keepsakes from Zebra Lane Stationery and Gifts*
If you have friends and family members who are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, it would be a great idea to purchase really special gifts for them. Premium specialty items sold by Zebra Lane Stationery & Gifts includes travel mugs, shoe bags, ink pens, key chains, pins, an assortment of premium greeting cards, journals, apparel, tote bags, and many other gift items.
Tattoo Junkee Lip Paint
For the glamour girl in the family, definitely drop a few tubes Tattoo Junkee Lip Paint into her stocking. Whether she’s naughty or nice, she certainly deserves gifts from their pout-popping lip kits in dazzling, long-lasting, smudge-proof hues. Whether matte or metallic, the vivid gem shades include pinks, blues, purples, and reds. They will appreciate your discovery of these magnificent lip liners, lip glosses, lipsticks, and sparkle lip toppers.
My Family Tree Personalized Necklace
Surprise Mom with this lovely necklace from AJ’s Collection with each of her children’s names inscribed. It also has a sterling silver charm. Other gorgeous pieces of jewelry for friends and family include Swarovski necklaces, Find a Cure bracelets, monogram anklets and earrings, and Stolen Love key chains. Insightful men’s gifts include collar stiffeners, tie clips, and guitar picks.
Blush-A-Bye Dot Grid Notebook
Archer & Olive produces beautiful, handcrafted journals and planners. This fine, dot grid journal, having 160 ultra-thick pages, features a back pocket to store special mementos and paper clippings, elastic band, two ribbons to mark you place, and a pen holder.
Love Heals Journal Kit
This one-of-a-kind gift would be a most thoughtful gesture towards a loved one who has cancer. Created by Because Love, the Love Heals Journal allows the recipient to express a wide range of emotions. Personalized by the giver, it includes metallic sticker sheets, small envelopes to hold retail therapy funds from the gifter, gold paper clip tassels, embroidered fabric bookmarks, 160 journaling pages, 14 inspirational quotes, 90 blank pages, and 28 guided prompts.
You Are Loved Ceramic Marble Camper Mug
Put a little joy in their day (and their stocking) with this Rachel Allene marble camper mug. Hand-lettered, the 11-oz, dishwasher and microwave safe mug will remind your loved ones exactly how you feel about them. Here’s a little note from Rachel Allene. When you sit down with your favorite libation, take a selfie, post it to Instagram and tag @rachel_allene as well as use the hashtag #RachelAllene. She would love to see you sipping for the first time.
FRINGE Tassels Shoe Accessory
Founders Ami and Dani came up with this spectacular concept while visiting Paris. They thought that they should add glamour to their lace-up shoes with tassels. As a result, FRINGE was born. Dropping one or two of these dazzling tassels into the stockings of family and friends would be ideal. Having a number of designs and colors, the giftee can personalize their outfits and favorite kicks in amazing ways.
This Journal is Going Places
This stocking stuffer is ideal for both the person who travels a great deal or your loved one whom you would like to encourage to get out and see the world. It’s six travel journals in one. The giftee can write about the destination, the journey, the experience, and much more.
Avya Skincare Travel Set
For the jet setting woman who loves the finer things in life, place this blush zipper pouch in her stocking. The AVYA Travel Set includes an Anti-Aging Power Serum w/ Vitamin C, Day Moisturizer with SPF20, and Eye Bright Cream w/ Caffeine. This will allow her to have glowing skin whether she’s home or abroad.
Art of Seduction Eye Shadow Palette
She’ll hypnotize the world with this signature palette by Iconic. It features a combination of 18 custom created shimmers, mattes, glittering shades, and bold colors in traditional tones and warm neutrals. Drop the 3D Iconic Lashes and Iconic Face Palette in her Christmas stocking too.
Bangle & Babe
An ideal stocking stuffer for the person who’s really into bangles, this versatile bracelet key ring
glides easily onto your wrist, slips effortlessly into your pocket or purse, can fit in small spaces, and can hook onto a backpack to be found at a moments notice. Designs include modern bamboo and trendy colors like shades of pink, purple, orange, yellow, and blue.
The person on the receiving end of this gift can wear a trio of necklaces at once with the Necklet. Featured on the Today Show and Good Morning America, this accessory has a magnetic clasp that alleviates tangling while wearing one’s necklaces.
She will be pleasantly surprised at the lovely, super comfy Hernest Project loungewear that she finds nestled snugly in her Christmas stocking. She can wear this relaxing attire to sleep, as she tranquilly lounges around the house, and some styles can even be worn as she’s out and about.
No Knot Necklace Carrier
This is an exceptionally convenient and practical gift to place into someone’s stocking. The recipient can travel with tangle-free jewelry when they place necklaces, earrings, rings, and other pieces of jewelry in designated compartments.
Alio Diffusers and Pouches
Diffusers and scented freshener pouches are a great way to freshen the home in an eco-friendly way. The signature vase includes 15 all-natural wood resin reeds and is infused with technology.
What a wonderfully novel and creative concept. Truly surprise your loved one with one of the Little Saps in his or her stocking. Give a gift that will continue to grow for years to come. Choose tree types such as Growers Choice, American Arborvitae, Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Pine, Eastern Red Cedar, Norway Spruce, and Southern Cedar.
Nuts About Savannah
Having edible gifts placed in Christmas stockings is a tradition that has spanned generations. Place a bag of the absolutely delectable sweets and treats from Nuts About Savannah in each of the stockings of your loved ones. There are a number of excellent selections including glazed pecans, Jordan almonds, pistachios, walnuts, peanut brittle, butter toffee peanuts, buffalo peanuts, Georgia Peach popcorn, and chocolate covered pecans, cashews, walnuts, and almonds. When you travel to the city, visit the brick and mortar stores in the historic district and in the Savannah Mall.
For friends and family members who are into yoga, this would make for a unique gift. The Bolster Bra is a soft, practical, eco-friendly wrap made from recycled fabric that secures with magnetic buttons. Select patterned bolster covers or solids. Small enough to fit into a stocking, it certainly fits easily into a yoga bag.
Many are fans of tees. Whether short sleeve or long sleeve, this will be a hit as a Christmas gift. For both men and women, the undershirts have sweatproof technology and are available in various styles, colors, and fits. Thompson tees are sold in more than 135 countries and are lightweight and comfortable.
InvisibleShield Glass Elite Collection
The Glass Elite Collection offers a variety of screen protector solutions including Glass Elite, Glass Elite VisionGuard+, Glass Elite Privacy, and Glass Elite Anti-Glare. Each solution is made with Ion exchange technology that increases strength and durability and ClearPrint technology, an oil-diffusion treatment exclusive to InvisibleShield, making fingerprints almost invisible to the eye.
Gear4 Case Collection
Your loved one will love this stylish stocking stuffer designed to protect your smartphone. The types of cases include Piccadilly, Crystal Palace, Hampton, Oxford Eco, Battersea, Holborn and Platoon. Featuring integrated D3O technology, the case has drop protection from 13 to 20 feet and is wireless-charge compatible. Styles include iridescent, neon colors, folio, smooth back, and fully rugged.
When stuffing stockings for pets, a gift to consider is the Shed Defender. When worn, the versatile onesie helps alleviate excessive shedding around the home, in the car, and other areas. Lightweight, the fabric is eco-friendly, cool and comfortable.
This natural skincare line hydrates and protects the skin with the benefits of organic coconut oil. COCOOIL is designed for the body, face, babies, and after sun. It is cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, vitamin-filled, and has antioxidants.
Bottle Emptying Kit by Flip-It
For the person who loves gadgets for the home, get them the Bottle Emptying Kit by Flip-It! As seen on Shark Tank, this product helps to empty your bottle that has been placed upside down. So, get the last drop out of shampoos, conditioners, soaps, lotions, condiments, cleaners and other thick liquids.
It’s all fun and games with Llamas Unleashed. Fun for teens and adults, it includes 135 cards with the llamas as well as goats, rams, and alpacas in this cool, barnyard-themed party game.
Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, social media influencer, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books: Leslie Lane The Book!: Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More ( $14.95) — How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s KDP: An Easy Way to Complete Your Manuscript in Seven Stress-Free Steps (Leslie’s Lane Inc.) ($9.95) Follow Leslie! Instagram and Amazon Author page
*Zebra Lane orders placed from December 17 through January 10 will ship on January 13, 2020.