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Unique Last Minute Stocking Stuffers to Surprise Your Loved Ones This Christmas!

12-18-2020 by Riddhi Chopra

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We’re almost to the finish line of the year and Christmas approaching means that store shelves are emptying out faster than ever. Though it has been a tough shopping season this year, with limited ability to physically wander around festively-decorated stores, many of us have resorted to online shopping to mitigate the FOMO of the traditional holiday experience. In the frenzy of this unusual time, it is important not to forget about the much-adored stocking stuffers! This year, skip the gift cards and socks with these unique ideas that will impress your friends and families!


1. A Set of Chic Tumblers

We all know someone who is never seen without a Starbucks cup in their hand. Whether they are always on the go or just like staying well-hydrated, they are sure to love a set of cute reusable tumblers that they can carry around with them wherever they go. Not only are you helping them save money on buying an iced coffee every day, but also helping eliminate disposable plastics and #SaveTheTurtles. For a unique twist, consider a wine tumbler or an insulated coffee mug!



2. Essential Oil Stress Relief Spray

After the stress of the holiday season, self-care products are much appreciated by people of all age groups. We could all use a better night’s sleep, and a pillow spray is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. Often containing calming essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, frankincense, rose, or cedarwood, pillow sprays turn one’s bed into a zen spa-like space ideal for relaxation. Give your loved one the gift of soothing sleep with an essential oil pillow spray!



3. A Pocket Journal

It’s easy to lose your creativity and expression getting stuck in a daily routine. The gift of a pocket journal is ideal for anyone looking to unleash their inner writer or organize their thoughts. By being pocket-sized and easily accessible, a small notebook can be carried around in a purse or backpack. Though most of us are used to typing up grocery and to-do lists on our phones, writing by hand can often be more therapeutic and allow for more collected thoughts.



4. Mini Succulent

Even for the laziest of plant-parents, succulents are one of the easier plants to keep alive while still adding some greenery to your home. For your loved one who spends the majority of their week in their home office, a succulent for their desk is sure to liven up their work-from-home environment. These plants, often potted in tiny containers ideal for fitting into a stocking, come in all shapes, colors, and textures. With their thick-skinned exteriors, they won’t hold a grudge even if you forget to water them!



With some fun and simple stuffers, family and friends are sure to be excited seeing their stockings hanging heavy and full from the fireplace! Add some variety to this year’s already unique holiday season by experimenting with some unexpected gifts!