It's been quite the hiatus, but I'm finally back in full force ready to get my blog on again. I know we are now just cornering October and Halloween comes before Christmas, however this year I've made it a point to start and end all my Christmas shopping before the holiday rush. On my current list of "to get's" ... stocking stuffers!
Hanging stockings over the fireplace mantel, or on the stairs, in the bedroom or just over the living room sofas have been a family tradition in my home. Growing up, the goodies I found in my stockings on Christmas morning gave me more joy than opening up the gifts under the tree. It's the thoughts behind the little gifts, the creativity and the sheer joy of finding one, two .... three and then four gifts that turned my heart.
Choosing stocking stuffers can be really fun. A great way to come across gadgets and trinkets you've never seen before. The best way to choose stocking stuffers is to look for items that match the recipients hobbies or interests. Sometimes, the smallest gifts are the most delightful. A little creativity goes a long way toward finding the perfect stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Here are a few of my finds this year....
For the entertainers like myself, unique kitchen gadgets or decorative serving utensils make fun stocking stuffers. Better yet, aprons and tea towels are great and easy to wrap up. Just roll and stuff!
Check these half aprons out at LAMARQUISEDESANGES
At Iconic, you'll find tons of little goodies, perfect for stocking stuffing. My personal favorites are ...
The dancing men ice maker. What a cute idea for punch bowls or fun drinks for the family. Kids love these!
The snowman kitchen timer. A fun little gadget to help you along your merry way in while preping those festive meals.
For friends or family in the office, the butt pad holder and pen holder. I don't think I need to express how cute and funny I think this is. Follow that up with the butt photo holder.
How about a toothbrush holder for the kids bathroom. Who am I kidding, I'd have this hanging on my bathroom mirror!
And my favorite, the tape holder man on the can ... perfect for all your Christmas gift wrapping!
These little trinkets just bring a smile to my face. If you're in the GTA, check out Iconic at BlueBanana in Kengsington Market.