2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers
Have a lot of fun with "little" stocking stuffers.
Stockings-it seems everyone has a different opinion on what should go in them. We think that they shouldn't be places to tuck "small" gifts (as in anything that fits in the stocking goes in it), but rather a place to have a little fun with your loved ones. Stockings should be filled with unusual items that are practical but whimsical but don't break the bank. Here are a few of our favorite picks from around the island for best stock stuffers.
Flavored Milk Straws- Everyone knows that milk tastes better when flavored with chocolate or strawberry. Now you can have flavored milk on the go with Quick Milk Magic Straws. Just put the flavored straw in the milk and enjoy. Available at Pleasant Surprise; $3.95.
Truffles- Newport's newest chocolate shop, La Maison de Coco, offers truffles in a variety of unique flavors that almost anyone would be thrilled to find on Christmas morning. Flavors include Indian Spice, Caramel, Plum Oolong, Noel, Brandywine, Ginger, and Xocoatl Chili Pepper. Available at La Maison de Coco; $5 for two piece treasure chest or $15 for six piece box.
Wish List Tags- For the person who was so hard to shop for this year, stick these wish list tags in their stocking to make gift giving easier all year long. All they have to do is stick the labels on the items they want in catalogs or magazines and hand them back to you. These also work great for making general lists of things people need and want or when handing over a "honey do" list. Available at Pleasant Surprise; $5.95.
Twig Crayons- These chunky wooden crayons are easy for kids to hold and seem to inspire a natural creativity. Available at Groovy Gator; $8.
Budkins- These figurines are a great add-on to existing imaginary play toys such as dollhouses and fire trucks. It seems children can never have too many action figures to act out their stories. Available at Groovy Gator; $12-$28.
Iron Me On- This book of t-shirt iron on decals is the gift that keeps on giving. With 20 pages of decals, the recipient of this gift will be able to make customized t-shirts all year long. Available at Pleasant Surprise; $14.95.
In case you missed it, here's the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Women, 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Men, 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids, 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Pets, 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home, and 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-friendly Gifts.
Holiday Gift Guide is a series by Sarah Fernandez written throughout the holiday season.