It's that time of year again and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. The question is will there be anything fun in them this year besides candy, pens, and scotch tape. That's usually what my stockings tend to be filled with but it doesn't have to be that way!
So guys here are some great stocking stuffer items that you can get your special woman this year. Girls, taken note ... you might even want to pick some of these up yourself ... after all, it is from Santa, so no one has to know you bought it yourself.
The Otter Box which is the best cell phone case out there, has a clear membrane to keep dust out then a hard plastic layer to protect if dropped then a rubberized layer so your cell phone is stuck in there! Prices range from 10 dollars all the way to over 100 but this case cost $24.95. It is the Fort Knox of cases and is yet still attractive. They also have cases that are 100% waterproof! The Otter Box website should be your first step in any cell phone, or iPod gift shopping.
Fun Key Finder
The best accessory for a woman's purse is the Fun Key Finder. The colors match your purse so well and keep your keys handy so you do not have dig through your purse to find them. Besides just being a great organizational idea it is a great idea for safety as well. How many times have you been in a dark parking lot searching for your keys and could not find them? Now you can rest assured that will always know where they are at! The Fun Key Finder starts at $14.95 and comes in great colors such as black and red.
Soak is a great stocking stuffer for a woman on the move. All you have to do is put the soap in the sink with water and let the clothes soak for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes you are done and all you have to do is dry your clothes. No washing the soap out your clothes, they are done! Great mild scents and no sent is also a great option. You can buy 12 samples at www.soakwash.com for 15 dollars to give the chick in your life a great sample of something great!
Yoga Lovers watch out! Now you can have a nice clean mat with you anywhere you go in a small little bag. Yoga Paws are extra padded gloves and foot pads with anti slip grips so you can easily take them on vacation, use them for extra comfort with any yoga mat, or just use anywhere. They are one of the most practical holiday gift items we have seen and they start at $35.00. Check them out at www.yogapaws.com.
My Favorite Hostess Apron
Want to give something very chic for Christmas? My favorite hostess apron is a great idea. It is absolutely gorgeous and has beautiful beading and comes in an array of colors. It is definitely not your grandmother's apron but a trendy apron you will want to wear at any party where you are serving up delicious food! The other great thing about this apron is that it is only $23 at http://2fabdesigns.com. You can also find many other trendy gift ideas on their site as well.
Goodbye Girl Ponytail Hat
This winter hat from www.trailheads.com is a great invention for the winter outdoor adventure women because she will no longer have a bulky spot in her hat and it will also cover her head better because she can put her ponytail through the back of the hat and have a snug fit and no bunging or slipping. For $26 you have a product that will last years. They also have headbands with a hole for your ponytail if you are not a hat kind of person.
The Knit Kit
This handy little kit is first and for most a great little organizer for those who knit, crochet, etc. It is TSA approved so you can take it in your carryon luggage the next trip you might have. In this very nice oval kit there is a thread cutter, stitch counter, crochet hook, tape measure, collapsible scissors stitch markers and point protectors. This is a definite must have this year for any knitter. The Knit Kit can be found at http://www.theknitkit.com $19.95
The smart heel is a great gift idea for any women who wears heals. This heal protector will protect your heels from getting scraped or even broken while outside walking. All you have to do is slip it on over your heel and then when you come inside just slip it off. Check out the video on http://smartheel.com/ . Prices start at $8.95 and they come in clear or black.
This water bottle is not like any other water bottles you have ever had in the fact that it fold flat or can be folded up, stuck in the dishwasher, put in the freezer, used over and over again, and is BPA free! For $8.95 this is a steal and I think is the best water bottle invention ever. Did I also mention it has a carabiner so you can attach it to a backpack when you are traveling? You can see this product at http://vapur.us.
Eleanor Joseph Confections
Chocolate is a necessity in any stocking and Eleanor Joseph Confections has created chocolate wine pairing medallions in four flavors with a guide on the back of the package telling you which chocolate goes with what wine. A small kit of 8 is $5.50 and goes up to $11.00. You can purchase these items at http://eleanorjosephconfections.com/medallions.html
Humorous Luggage Tags
These cute and bright luggage tags will keep anyone's luggage identifiable on a luggage conveyor belt. The other great thing about them besides the price of 7 for $12.95 is how stocking stuffer friendly they are. You can find these and many other cool products at http://www.catchingfireflies.com/products/humorous-luggage-tags.html.
Fit In Clouds
Need a break from heels? Why not carry a pair of cute shoes in your purse? Fit In Clouds is basically a ballet flat the fits into a tiny bag that goes right inside your purse and can be pulled out for instant relief from wearing heels. You can find them at http://www.fitinclouds.com/ and they varying in price from $18-$25 and come in a variety colors including sequence and patent leather!
We love Green Laces because not only do they make a great stocking stuffer but you are doing something good for the world. The laces are made in the US and China and are made of recycled plastic and packaged sustainability. Natalie Spilger soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars founded Green Laces and has recruited many top athletes to use them in their sports. It is a movement that is sweeping sports and just a good thing to do. You can get Green laces at http://www.greenlaces.org/promise/Home.html for $5.00.
Last but not least another great stocking stuffer idea is The Etre Touchy Gloves. These gloves are as they state on their website "gloves are a stylish, fun and practical way to keep your hands warm while using your touchscreen phone, portable games system, media player and other electronic gadgets." These gloves are missing the tip of the thumb and index finger so you can easily use your figures to press, tap or whatever with your mobile device. They can be bought at http://www.etretouchy.com for about $33.00.