Sunglasses and 12 Other Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

   
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December 22, 2016, by Bard Optical

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Christmas is just around the corner! Are you scrambling for stocking stuffers? No sweat - we've got you covered. Below, you'll find 12 ideas for stocking stuffers that you can run out and get NOW! But, first, a bonus entry - a gift that would look equally good in a stocking or wrapped up under your tree:

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Sunglasses make the perfect stocking stuffer! No matter who you're buying for, there is a perfect pair of designer shades for everybody! It's a gift that shows you have the person's unique style in mind. Plus, you're helping them protect their eyes and that's a gift that's invaluable. 

Here are some more ideas for last-minute stocking stuffers:

1. Candy 

All 12 items on the list are strong - but candy is #1 for a reason. Candy is a crowd-pleaser and has been for as long as it's been around. No one is sad to find a stocking full of chocolate, candy canes, and other assorted treats. 

2. Electronics

While it's best to keep big ticket items under the tree, smaller electronic devices work perfectly. Items like device chargers, inexpensive fitness trackers, and music accessories are a great stocking stuffer and can even complement a gift that's coming later.

3. Magnets 

Magnets are often keepsakes that travel from fridge to fridge as people move around. Versatile and interesting, a cool magnet is a perfect stocking stuffer and memento. Think about alma maters, favorite sports teams, or travel destinations when considering magnets as a gift. 

4. Office Supplies 

While 'office supplies' don't sound very enticing, they can be incredibly useful. Items like unique staplers, designer thumbtacks/push-pins, fancy pens, personalized stationary, and high-end notebooks can be valuable and prized gifts.

5. Ornaments 

It's never too early to start thinking about the next year. Ornaments can be very personal and cherished. They also stand the test of time - appearing on trees, mantles, and tables for years to come. 

6. Travel Games 

Travel can be long and tedious. For those longer trips, everyone likes to receive travel games. This can be anything from a book of Sudoku puzzles to a hand-held electronic football game. Anything that passes the time is fair game. 

7. Stickers 

Even adults love stickers. It's true. Stickers come in every variety imaginable and can be used to signify a job well-done or just as a stick-anywhere source of amusement. Find stickers that feature a character or style specific to the person you're buying for.  

8. Toiletries

From fancy soaps to luxurious bath bombs, beauty and grooming products make for a stellar stocking stuffer. You're giving the gift of luxury and relaxation and let's be honest: everybody needs that. Try looking into artisan soaps, shampoos, and lotions for inspiration. 

9. Small Toys

Hot Wheels cars, action figures, bouncy balls, and other smaller toys are ideal for stockings. They provide an unparalleled level of excitement and hours of fun. Plus, they're easy to find and can be enjoyed for years. 

10. Fashion Accessories 

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, and other fashion accessories work great as stocking stuffers! If they're a big ticket item, wrap it as a featured gift. But, if it's a less expensive version that you chose because it fits their style, stick it in the stocking.  

11. Gift Cards 

Everybody loves a gift card! They spend the same as cash, with the added benefit of the thought that went into choosing the restaurant or store specifically for that person's tastes. It's considerate and allows the recipient to spend as they wish. 

12. Socks

Don't be so quick to dismiss socks! Socks come in all different colors and styles. On cold nights, nothing is quite as nice as a warm pair of socks. It may seem "lame," but that reputation is misleading. There are freezing feet out there that would love to find socks in a stocking. 

There's still time to get the gifts they're looking for. If you're unsure, grab a pair of sunglasses from Bard Optical. They're always in and will make anyone's Christmas bright. 

 

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