Wondering what to fill that Christmas stocking up with to show the person you love how much you care? It's a common question - and it helps to look up idea lists to get your brain going.
I took a look at a few lists & came up with a list of ideas that I felt would be appropriate for my customers. A few for him, a few for her & maybe some for kids.
Here are some Christmas stocking filler ideas!
Handmade Face Mask
Masks are probably going to be a thing for another year or two. Make sure your loved one has a mask to go with different outfits.
Also known as a naval whistle, this peculiar collectible was featured in "Mad Max beyond Thunderdome." It looks great attached to a costume or as part of a collection.
Tribal Coconut Necklace
Coconut shell has a versatile look that both says tribal, but also looks like rusty steel. It's great for him or her, and will go with anything from a bikini to a post-apocalyptic costume.
Mark Cordory Creepy Doll
UK-based prop maker Mark Cordory has worked on shows like Doctor Who & has worked with bands like Iron Maiden. I have the honor of carrying a handful of his handmade creepy dolls. Make sure you get one before they're gone!
Patches, Pins & Stickers
Easy to fit into a stocking & still quite popular, are patches, enamel pins & stickers. I have a whole section in my shop for patches.
Cards are probably the most versatile & portable game one can play. Bicycle has a distressed set, which look old & dirty - perfect for those who appreciate age & character, or for those who do post-apocalyptic festivals or LARPs.
Hot Sauce / Hand Sanitizer Keychain
People love to eat & some are particular about their sauces. Perhaps you know someone who loves sriracha, or another condiment. Hang it from a belt loop, purse strap, or backpack.
And with COVID-19 hanging around for a while, hand sanitizer wouldn't be a bad idea, either. Just make sure you don't mix them up!
Multitool or Flashlight
Here's an affordable tool that is ultra-portable. You never know when it might come in handy.
A super practical gift. Everyone can always use some AAAs or AAs & they're not always cheap at the drug store.
Keychain / Bottle-opener
If you know anyone who could use a chunky keychain, here's one that looks cool & can also open bottles. There's plenty of room for lots of keys, too. If this isn't your thing, consider a USB or charging dongle keychain.
Small Framed Photos
Give your loved one a tiny picture of yourself, or your kids (assuming they know about the kids).
Candy / Nuts / Dried Fruit
It's hard to not like food, especially when it's a small treat.
Flask / Airline Bottle of Booze
Flasks make nice gifts, as does a 50mL bottle of your loved one's favorite alcoholic spirit.
A small practical gift that lets them know you care about their lips.
Gifts cards don't take up a lot of space, are always welcome, and are available for hundreds of stores & restaurant. Just don't get them an Applebee's card (seriously).
Coffee / Tea
Have them wash that candy down with some tea or coffee.
Portable Drinking Straw
A neat little portable straw for those who want to help the environment (or just can't find a straw).
Light Saber Chopsticks
A little classic geek for lovers of sushi, ramen or pho.