Stocking Stuffer Ideas For All & A Few Other Gift Ideas, Too

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by Rachel Harris, Managedmoms.com

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Posted on November 29, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 30 at 2:01 PM

How is your holiday shopping coming along?  Have you shopped for the stockings yet?  If not, take a look at the fun ideas that I found for the kids, for him, for her and even for the family pet!

For The Kids:

*DUB Beat Makerz ($13.99 at Target, Wal-Mart and other stores) – This fun little car comes equipped with music and sound effects that can be mixed with a simple push of the buttons on the roof of the car.  The tunes also coordinate with headlights that illuminate and flash.

*Woof and Me! is a very unique board game that enables kids to learn all about responsible pet care and simple money skills, while playing a game that focuses on how to properly care for a pet.  This is a fun way to prepare kids for a new pet adoption.  As they play the game, they learn about pet care, adopting from a shelter, the costs of caring for a pet and more.  The game sells for $20.99 at www.woofandme.com.

*Hallmark Grab-N-Gabs Tell the Elf ($19.95 at Walgreens) – This fun toy not only tells a story in an elf voice, but it also enables kids to record game answers and the elf plays back their voice in a funny elf tone.  This one will have everyone laughing.  Fun!

*Gingerbread Punch Ball Critter ($1.99 at Walgreens) – I remember this type of toy from when I was a kid.  The gingerbread man, in this case, inflates and can be bounced around with the handle on top.  Silly fun that kids love!

*Bag of fish soap – ($1.99 at Walgreens) – Such a fun little stocking stuffer because it looks like a real fish in a bag, but it is actually soap.  Very cute!

*Magic 8 Ball ($5.00 at Target) – My kids always got a kick out of the fortune-telling 8 ball when they were younger, so it is a fun toy to find in a stocking.

*Russell Stover Note Chocolate Candy Bar (99 cents at Walgreens) – Every kid loves chocolate and they love when it looks like money.  Plus it is yummy Russell Stover, so the chocolate is quality, too.

For The Tweens/Teens
*Hype Robo Splitter ($9.99 or $5.99 with Walgreens Balance Rewards Card) – This fun device lets friends spilt a stereo or smart phone into two pairs of ear phone buds so that two people can listen to the same music on one device and at the same time.

*Case Logic for the iPhone 4S – For only $12.74 for Walgreens Balance Rewards members, you get a matching colorful phone cover and ear buds, which is a perfect stocking stuffer.  Regular price, without the membership is $16.99.

*GlamFans Chic Spirit Accessories – Last week I showed the GlamFans line for dressy hair accessories and this week the same company has another product that is the perfect stocking stuffer for your high school girl.  Headbands and hair clips can be custom-made and ordered to match your daughter’s school mascot, team colors and varsity letters.  The average price is $15 and they can be ordered at www.glamfans.com.  This is really cool for girls on sports teams or cheer squads.

*1D One Direction LED Watch ($9.99 at Walgreens) – With the One Direction band being all the rage, girl fans of the band will dig this colorful timepiece that sports the band members’ picture on the face of the watch.


For Her
*LUSH Secret Santa Soap Set ($11.95 at LUSH stores or www.lushusa.com) – This is a great one because the sweet smelling soaps either fit in a stocking or can be used as a Secret Santa gift since it is packaged and labeled that way.  Plus it comes gift wrapped, too.  You get a bath ball called Cinders Bath Bomb and a star-shaped soap called Honey I Washed the Kids.  I love this line!  LUSH also offers two other gift sets that come already holiday-wrapped.  One is called From the North Pole and this cool gift set comes in a candy-cane stripped hat box that is packed with body scrubs, soaps and more.  This set sells for $49.95 and looks very festive under the tree, so no extra wrapping is required.

Another great set is the LUSH House of Fun that comes in a fun colorful box that is shaped like a gingerbread house and is packed with nicely scented bath time goodies that are different, fun and almost interactive.  Creative contents include the Whoosh shower jelly, a seaweed-based, jiggly soap for fun in the shower, along with one of LUSH’s most entertaining year-round bombs, Fizzbanger, which froths and tosses about in the tub, changing color and crackling like fireworks. The neon Northern Lights soap makes bath time brighter while the reusable Rocket bubble bar provides hours of fun and mounds of bubbles.  This one has me curious to order one for myself for my next bath experience.  This set sells for $34.95 at www.lushusa.com.

*Chocolate is always a good bet for the gals and Walgreens now carries the nostalgic Fannie May Mint Meltaway which I would be thrilled to find in my stocking!

*Essie Nail Color Kit because it is a good line, it is packaged nicely and offers travel sizes.  $10.00 at Walgreens.

*Red Door Spray because it continues to be a very popular fragrance, it is a handy purse and travel size and it sells for only $9.99 at Walgreens.

*Cell phone holder/key chain and lip gloss all in one for only $4.99 at Walgreens.  For the gal on the run, this is a great stocking stuffer.

*Add a pretty scarf to a woman’s stocking and she gets a nice accessory that can be worn multiple ways.  Walgreens has an abundance of pretty colors for only $5.99 each. Use a scarf around your neck, as a belt, a pretty shawl to warm you in your sleeveless holiday dress and more.

For Him
*Living Solutions 27 Piece Tool Set – Get 27 tools in a handy compact case for only $5.49 at Walgreens.

*iHip Zipper Earphones that are tangle-free and work perfectly for an IPod, IPad and an IPhone.  Sells for $14.99 at Walgreens.

*Hallmark Talking Mistletoe ($9.95 at Walgreens) – Your guy is sure to smile because this stocking stuffer is fun and he gets a kiss with it!

*Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Candies come in a festive box that fits in a stocking and sells for $1.39 at Walgreens.  Guys like chocolate, too!

For Fluffy
*For your feline’s stocking, add the FeatherShoppe Cat Nip Toy that is made from recycled plastic bottles and safe fibers.  A fun cat toy that is environmentally-friendly and sells for $3.29 at Walgreens.

*An adorable gingerbread man tennis ball doll by PetShoppe is perfect for your pooch and sells for $4.99 (or get two for $7) at Walgreens.  This fun toy also is made with rope for the arms and legs.  Your dog will love it!

*PetShoppe 21-Piece Pet Chews will have them barking for more.  $5.99 or 2 for $10 at Walgreens.

What are your fun stocking stuffer ideas?  Share here in the comments section and remember to check my website at www.managedmoms.com for more holiday ideas, recipes, beauty news, parenting articles and more!  Happy Holidays!

     
 

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