Though I think we’d all love a Bauble Stocking stuffed with a special “grand finale” gift (these earrings or a reservation at The Inn at Little Washington with childcare and travel somehow worked out…????), small but meaningful stocking stuffers in a traditionally-sized stocking (shared the ones we use here) are also a cherished tradition in my family. Mr. Magpie has given me some fantastic little goodies in there over the years, from my favorite pocket umbrella (more on that here) to my prized Caran D’Ache pen, and my mother excels at stocking my beauty cabinet each year with incredible new cosmetics and skincare finds. (That’s how I discovered my beloved Laura Mercier eye primer!)
Below, a few fantastic stocking stuffer ideas — everything under $25. This list foregrounds products I absolutely love or have been lusting after for awhile, and would also be a great jumping off point for gifts for colleagues/acquaintances.
SHISEIDO FACIAL COTTON — TRUST ME, THIS IS MILES BETTER THAN WHATEVER YOUR MOM/SISTER IS USING
FANTES CHAMPAGNE STOPPER (MADE IN ITALY — WE HAVE AND LOVE THIS CONTRAPTION AS FREQUENT SPARKLING WINE DRINKERS)
L’AGUIOLE SPREADERS (SOMEHOW ON SALE FOR UNDER $20 IN THE BLACK…)
IF YOU HAVE A FELLOW ORGANIZATION LOVER…THESE VINYL STICKERS LOOK LIKE HEAVEN
DRYBAR HAIR CLIPS (I HAVE HAD THE SAME PAIR FOR LIKE A DECADE — THESE ARE STRANGELY WELL-MADE AND SO HELPFUL WHEN DRYING HAIR)
HARNEY & SONS PEPPERMINT TEA (I PANIC WHEN I AM RUNNING LOW ON THIS)
LONG IPHONE CHARGING CABLE (TRUST ME…THIS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE…ALSO A MUST-HAVE IF YOU ARE AN EXPECTING MAMA FOR YOUR HOSPITAL STAY)
WILCO FISH SPATULA (THE BEST)
KEY RING — OK, THIS LOOKS BRILLIANT FOR WALKING DOG / RUNNING AFTER SMALL CHILDREN WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REMAIN HANDS-FREE
P.S. Room to spare.
P.P.S. 10 years of marriage.
P.P.P.S. If you’re new here, welcome!