Little Luxuries: The Stocking Stuffer Edition

stocking stuffer ideas under 50

sunnies tee sewing kit brush set bottle opener beauty blender phone case lip gloss mini phone clutch lip2cheek luxe guides nail polish paperweight beauty palette cheese knives body buffer flask notebook scotch tasting set ipad case whiskey stones earrings bracelet library kit pocket cocktail guide hair ties tea set

It’s Little Luxuries — holiday style! And with a special focus on stocking stuffers, because they’re one of my favorite parts of the whole holiday gifting tradition. Growing up, my grandmother would always stuff our stockings with lottery tickets and little candies. But every now and again, something really fun and unique would get slipped in too (one year I got a Kriss Kross casette tape. Wait, does that age me?). Inevitably, I’d always forget to “open” my stocking until well after tree presents had been opened and breakfast had been eaten, so it was like the best extra surprise gift ever. Nowadays, I tend to stuff Joe’s with his favorite candies (Haribo gummy bears and wintergreen Tic Tacs…I know, so random), but like my grandmother, will sometimes slip something fun and surprising in too. It’s tough though — I think he’s the hardest person ever to shop for!

All of these items would make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts, or regular ol’ under-the-tree gifts too. I spent way too much time getting this thing formatted so you can click directly on the image to shop too. Hallelujah! Enjoy it. :)

What types of things do your friends and family exchange in stockings?


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  1. 11.25.13
    jillian said:

    cute picks! that merci tee is on my wishlist! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  2. 11.25.13

    i love the personal library kit.
    so clever!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  3. 11.25.13

    Such a beautiful gift guide! I would gladly take one of each!

  4. 11.25.13
    Alexa said:

    Gorgeous guide. Love the iPad case!

  5. 11.25.13

    These are all great choices! I need the Merci Tee

  6. 11.25.13

    Wonderful selections! (I also once received a Kris Kross cassette tape back in the day, haha!)

    xo, Laura
    bright and beautiful

  7. 11.25.13
    Rosanne said:

    Diverse gift guide! I Put the library Kit right on to my wishlist as well as my gift list!

  8. 11.25.13

    What a great list!

    And Santa always put an orange at the toe of our stockings– then we’d make fresh juice with them after opening gifts.

    • 11.25.13
      Victoria McGinley said:

      Oh wow!! I love that tradition. How fun!!

  9. 11.25.13
    Andrea said:

    I love this cute Merci top as well as the Everygirl phone cover. I wouldn’t mind finding these two underneath my tree. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  10. 11.25.13
    Bess said:

    I think I need to forward this post to anyone who might be buying me stocking stuffers. ;)

  11. 11.25.13
    Bethany said:

    I love this gift guide! I too am a big fan of stocking stuffers and am always looking for great ideas that aren’t too expensive! Our stockings are typically candy/small edible items with the occasional surprise gadget or piece of jewelry. These are all awesome ideas!

  12. 11.26.13
    Camille said:

    What an amazing gift selection !! Thank you for this Victoria !! You’ve given me great ideas :)

  13. 11.27.13

    Those sunnies are so awesome. I’m not sure how they didn’t end up in my cart during my last Asos haul, nor do I know how I functioned pre-Beauty Blender. Great picks!

  14. 11.27.13
    Mary said:

    Such great ideas! I’d be happy to have any of these little things in my stocking (especially the merci tee and the beauty blender)!!