Saturday, October 17, 2009

Stocking Stuffers

I'm back.

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.


The Buzz - Diane James Home said...

Very cute... My kids would be all over the post it note holder! Welcome back to the blogging world; I can't wait to read more of your posts!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Hi Jenn,

Yes, we moved in on Tues. We just luv the new house and so does Maddi.

How are things with you?


Jennifer Lee said...

Thanks Diane :)

Lori - next time we're in Oakville we have to get together. We're still house hunting but no luck so far.

beauty comma said...

hi jennifer,

thank you so much for stopping by and telling me that you're back to blogging! hope to see you around - and a big welcome back =)

Black on White said...

Jenn, finally! So nice that you are here again. I missed you a lot! Always as nice to read your posts.

Have a nice Sunday!

bks2plz said...

Looking for a great gift idea or stocking stuffers for family and friends, the new fantasy novel, "Gateway to DreamWorld," was released last month and has been receiving rave reviews.

During the cold months ahead, they will curl up in a warm blanket or in front of the fireplace and enter a fantasy world filled with excitement and suspense.

The book is listed on, Barnes&, and Powell’s

Amy Sisson said...

I hadn't seen those desk accessories before -- they're pretty funny!

Jennifer Lee said...

Piia - its good to be back :)

At Home with Kim Vallee said...

We never have too many aprons since the hostess needs several colors to coordinate with our outfits. On top of my hostess aprons, I reserve one full apron for when I have guests over.

It is fun to see that you are back at blogging.

Raru said...

Welcome back :-)
Cute things, but I love these aprons :-)So sweet colors.

Have a nice day!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

thznk you so much for featuring my aprons :) I really appreciate.

Besides I really enjoy your blog, I have a lot to catch up :)

merci Jennifer