Emptying out your stocking on Christmas morning is a timeless tradition no matter what your age. From the moment they go up, stockings are a symbol of the holidays and the morsels of joy we all hope to receive. But stockings are more than just a means to deliver all that Christmas candy and coal. Stocking filler gifts can be some of the most treasured of all, despite their small size. Check out our list of Christmas stocking filler ideas to help you pick the best mini gifts for the special people on your list.
Nail wraps are always a fun gift, but especially during the holidays. They can be glamorous, fierce, or festive depending on who you have in mind. If you already know their plans for New Years, it’s the sweetest way to spoil them with a set that matches their party outfit perfectly. Pick out matching sets or complimentary colors to make it a gift you can enjoy together on your next night out.
Cranberry Facial or Hand Cream
A soothing and antioxidant rich facial, hand or body cream with cranberry extract is an ideal way to show you care with a festive treat for the skin. Whether it’s a DIY project or a store bought blend, this gift of relaxation and rejuvenation really spreads the love.
Even as adults, we all hope for a little something sweet in our stockings. But the average chocolate choices sometimes just don’t cut it. Skip the bargain bin kiddie candy and go for something they will actually feel good about. Organic chocolate is better for the environment, and your body. So get your chocolate fix and feel good about it!
Loving your friends means caring about their goals and aspirations. Show you support their resolutions by helping them get organized with a bullet journal. The bullet journaling trend is minimalistic and effective. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for your friend looking to unclutter their life.
Jewelry is always welcome in a stocking. Watch their eyes pop when they pull out that long, slender box and gush their thanks. It doesn’t have to be an expensive piece. Just use your knowledge of their style and wardrobe to find something that compliments their look. They are sure to think of you every time they wear it out.
Make up Brushes
Getting ready for holiday parties is never a good time to realize your make up brushes need to be cleaned. Save your friends some time and treat them to that new set of brushes they’ve had their eye on. A new blender would be a great add on to this gift idea as well.
The holiday season is already filled with wonderful smells of spices and festive meals. But sometimes those holiday candles can be overpowering. Go for something lighter and atmospheric with an incense pack in their favorite scent. Picking out the scent and finding a burner to match their décor will show you care and is sure to please.
For the person who always needs a quick make up check, a lighted compact in their stocking is the perfect gift. Using the front facing camera has become pretty popular, but you just can’t beat the effect a lighted mirror can have. For your beauty conscious friends who always want to look their best, a lighted compact is a must.
As lip trends continue to change and evolve, everyone with a love for make up can appreciate trying out the latest hot item. Find a new palette or color combination you think they’d like to try and help them branch out. Maybe it’s something they would never buy for themselves, but they’ll be thankful when you do.
Beach Hair Kit
The perfect gift for all those beach babes, this cute set with mini shampoo, detangling conditioner, and salt spray from John Frieda is just the right size to throw into their bag throughout the summer.
Teeth Whitening Strips
After all the coffee guzzling to get us through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the rush up to Christmas, everyone’s smile could use a little love. Give the gift of brilliant white teeth and help your loved ones go into the New Year with a refreshed smile.
The Pearly Whites coconut and charcoal strips are simple, effective, and can make a sparkling difference to your friend’s self esteem during this stressful time of year.
We all love keeping up with food trends and making our meals as insta-worthy as possible. Gifting reusable steel straws is an easy way to put a smile of the face of your favorite foodie. Not only are they adorably chic, they are also environmentally friendly. Slide this gift into their stocking and be prepared to smile when they feature prominently in your friend’s next smoothie picture.
So there you have 12 fantastic and budget friendly Christmas stocking gift ideas to put a smile on the face of the ones you love come December 25th.