Although it’s still the beginning of November, I’m already thinking about Christmas and what gifts I’ll get for my family and friends. One of my favorite ways to shop is to use various “Gift Guides” on the internet and, in 2020, I’m concentrating less on volume of gifts and more on the thought behind gifts. Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing a few Gift Guides in case you’re having trouble choosing presents for those in your life. I have either tried each one myself and can therefore recommend or did some research on the item and brand in order to find the very best option.
I have always loved a Stocking Stuffer so today I’m going to share some of the unique, fun, thoughtful little gift ideas for under $20. Each and every one has the power to improve every day living, even if just a little bit. I’m unable to show the actual photos of the item but have included links for your shopping convenience. NOTE- Although most links lead you to Amazon, many of these items are available elsewhere at a slightly higher price point.
For Big and Little Stockings
Old Navy Face Masks– $12.50 and under for a Pack of 5
My husband is very particular about his masks and uses these inexpensive options most of the time. They’re 100% cotton, are super soft and have an option large enough for “big guys” like him. I’ve found them to be comfortable for my son’s sensitive skin and durable to boot. Throw them in the washer and dryer and they’re good as new! Each pack includes 5 reusable, personal-use, non-medical-grade, pleated cloth face masks in assorted colors, prints and patterns. Added bonus – Old Navy is donating 50,000 of these masks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
For Lego Fanatics
Lego Mug– Under $14.00
This is a fun option for kids and adults alike. It’s an interactive 12-ounce mug that has a usable Lego exterior. Great for use at a desk for grownups and perfect to keep little fingers busy at the kitchen table. It can be used with any common Lego pieces, comes in a variety of colors and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
For The One Who Is Always “Cold”
Fingerless Gloves– Pack of 3 for $10.99
I am always cold and wear these in the house all winter long. They’re SUPER comfortable and, because they’re made to be durable, can be throw in the laundry without damage. They’re elbow-length, soft, are completely fingerless with a thumb hole and are offered in two sizes. If the colors here aren’t your favorites, go to Etsy for a slightly more expensive variety! They have countless patterns and styles to choose from.
For The Musician
Guitar Pick Punch– Under $19.00
This easy-to-use contraption is the ideal gift for any guitar, mandolin, or ukulele player. They can now create their own custom plectrums (fancy word for guitar pick) from just about any plastic material, including old credit cards, hotel keys, and driver’s licenses. Some even include decorated strips to get you started. This version comes with a free gift box!
For The Book Worm
Book Darts– Under $9.00 for a tin of 50
What book worm or student doesn’t like a bookmark? Unfortunately, they’re easily misplaced and the clip kindoften damage precious pages. Instead of having to highlight a line or turn down page corners, these darts are precision-cut metal pointers, allowing any reader to easily find important sections without damaging paper. They come in an adorable tin and will make a beautiful gift for anyone who reads.
For The Green Thumb
Trappify Houseplant Sticky Stakes – Under $9 for a Pack of 12.
Although I personally could kill a cactus, my step-daughter loves a houseplant and I’m getting these for her many green friends. These are ideal for use indoors or outdoors in potted plants and are a “planet friendly” solution to the annoyances of whiteflies, fungus gnats, black-flies, thrips, fruit flies, midges and other flying insects. Fully disposable and pesticide-free, they come in a pretty yellow butterfly form to attract all of the pests they trap. Cute AND useful.
For The Environmentalist
Flathead Reusable Silicone Straws– Under $9 for a Pack of 10
I love reusable straws but the stainless steel type “hurt” my fillings. I found these silicone straws and found they’re compatible with my Tervis and Yeti tumblers. I can throw them in the washing machine and they’re cheap enough so I don’t have to worry if one goes missing. They come with a handy-dandy cleaning brush, a carrying case and are offered in variety of colors. Perfect!
For The Sports Fanatic
Sneaker Balls– $10.99 for a 6 pack
I purchased these for my 14 year old son’s stinky lacrosse cleats and can report that they are a gift for BOTH of us! These shoe deodorizer balls remove foot odors and other odor causing bacteria from shoes, gym bags and even lockers (I use them in his closet!). Their small round design reaches and absorbs odors in tight places where other fresheners won’t fit. Each ball measure 1.5 inches in diameter and comes in a pack of 6. Available in a number of patterns and colors.
For Everyone in 2020
CBD Sampler Packs– $19.99-$24.99
The Purelix Wellness Sampler Pack is a perfect Stocking Stuffer gift for anyone that may want to try CBD or for those that already use CBD but would like to try it in a different delivery method. Choose between three types of easy-to-take softgels, two flavors of our tasty gummies and one of our fresh hemp oil tinctures. Each Sampler comes with a miniature jar of menthol and camphor-infused Sports Cream. And if you have a four-legged family member be sure to add our Purelix Pets hemp oil Dog Chews.
- One 10mL Hemp Oil Tincture (Mint, Orange or Lemon)
- Four Hemp Melatonin Blend Softgels (Curcumin, Everyday or Melatonin)
- Hemp Gummies (Green Apple or Strawberry Lemonade)
- 1 oz. Hemp Sports Cream
- Optional Dog Chews
I hope I’ve given you some useful ideas and made your upcoming gift-giving a bit easier. Next up? Gifts for your Four-legged family members!