5 Christmas Stocking Fillers

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but what should you put in there? Once the gifts are wrapped, look for fun and inexpensive things to fill your loved one’s stocking. Even the smallest treats will be appreciated, and come in handy. Here are a few suggestions:

Lip Balm

EOS lip balm is the hottest lip moisturizer on the market. Celebrities of all types have been photographed pampering their lips with this cool and trendy, orb-shaped balm that comes in a variety of flavors. Evolution of Smooth is the perfect Christmas gift for a millennial’s stocking, and it’s priced just right.

Key Chains

Younger people love key chains that reflect their personality and lifestyle. For girls, ask Santa’s elves to monogram one in a pretty script. The stores are also full of fluffy ball key chains that make a cut, inexpensive gifts.


Wintery weather means cold feet. Stuff stocking with socks of different colors, patterns and lengths – ankle, knee high and crew -- to keep toes well insulated. Some socks on the market also serve as slippers of a sort, with soft, downy material inside. While you’re out, pick up a pair of dog socks to surprise your pooch.


With the approaching start of a New Year, this is a perfect time to start a journal or to peruse a book of short, daily encouragements to help make that one big change you’ve resolved to accomplish. Check out the bestseller list and add a well-reviewed mystery novel to your family member’s stocking.

Gift Cards

This may been like you haven’t put forth much effort, but who hasn’t opened a gift from a particular store and wished they had received something, well, different? Even small denomination gift cards will allow the receiver to buy the exact flavor mocha they prefer or have an appetizer before dinner. Gift cards, like cash, fit nicely in a wallet and certainly come in handy.

Stockings are perfectly suited for small, inexpensive and fun trinkets. It should be enjoyable to select items that will make your family smile when they go through the annual tradition of seeing what Santa left behind.

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