Christmas is nearly here and it’s always a time of excitement for most families. This is one of the best times of the year to gather with friends and loved ones, sharing good meals and good company. Naturally, it all culminates with the giving of gifts as a sign of love and appreciation to those close to you.
When it comes to stockings, all too often people simply fill them up with junk or other trinkets. While you do not need to fill a stocking with extravagant gifts, you should do your best to find the right gifts to make your family’s stockings memorable. I’d encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and really make them stand out by filling them with cool and unique items. Below, you will find fun stocking stuffers for everyone on your list.
A Good Book
There are few things as memorable and rewarding as a good book. Through them, you enter a portal into someone else’s life; you have the chance to learn truths about other people, the world, space, and everything in it. If your children do not like to read, seeing their older siblings or dad reading, or reading a book to them, can make all the difference in the world. Consider any of the following:
- Pride of Carthage by David Anthony Durham
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- 1984 by George Orwell
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck
- No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin
There are many technological things you can purchase that can enhance someone’s work performance or gaming experience. These types of cool gadgets can range from laptops to headsets and mechanical keyboards. While some of these are on the more high-end side, they are sure to be the jewel of the stocking.
Lego Architecture Sets
If you have young ones, there are both good and bad ways to help guide your children’s development, but few are better than playing with Legos. Legos, especially the Lego architecture sets, are fantastic tools for helping a child use their imagination as well as building concentration, STEM, and dexterity skills. Such toys are perfect opportunities to engage with your child in order to teach them, have discussions, play, and encourage them to finish what they start.
Burt’s Bees Essential Kit
Burts Bees is known for their fantastic lip balm, which has become one of the most popular alternatives to chapstick. They are quite affordable and come in a variety of flavors. The Essential Burt’s Bees Kit comes with five mini products including lotion, hand salve, deep cleansing cream, lip balm, and foot cream.
Golf balls are not cheap and even the best golfer can run through their fair share of golf balls any given round, especially on an off day. Golf balls make the perfect stocking stuffer for the golfer in your life. Some of the best golf balls available include:
- Titleist ProV1x
- Taylor Made TP5/x
- Callaway Black Hex Tour Ball
- Vice Pro
- Mizuno MP-S
- Bridgestone e5
- Nike Golf Mojo
KDSLinks X1 GPS Dashboard Camera
If you have a teenage driver, a dash cam cannot be recommended enough. Not only will it give you peace of mind, it can help with their protection and insurance rates! The KDSLinks X1 is one of the highest rated dashcams ever produced, records in premium, real HD quality, and has fantastic GPS capabilities. A dash cam can protect you or your loved one if an accident occurs and you need evidence for insurance or even appealing for speeding tickets. On top of that, it gives you an opportunity to monitor how your teenager is driving and it can also record special memories during a road trip.
Who doesn’t love some booze on-the-go? Vino2Go makes fantastic portable wine glasses that are insulated and have acrylic lids. The cups prevent spills, maintain desired wine temperatures, and let you bring your wine to the pool, beach, patio, or lake without having to worry about glass breaking.
While it is easy to simply go with the same old boring and cheap stocking stuffers, easy is not the same as memorable. However, if you load up your stocking with some of the items above, you will really help make your loved ones’ Christmas stand out!
Patrick Supernaw is the lead editor for Great Lakes Ledger. Patrick has written for many publications including The Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Patrick is based in Ottawa and covers issues affecting his city. In addition to his severe hockey addiction, Pat also enjoys kayaking and can often be found paddling the Rideau Canal. Contact Pat here