Holiday Gift Guide 2015 | Stocking Stuffers

It’s the holiday season!  I’m sharing my three-part holiday gift guide again this year with posts broken down by price range.  These gift guides include my top picks for both guys and ladies as well as gender neutral gifts.  This week I am sharing my Stocking Stuffers gift picks that are $25 and under and small in size.

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holiday gift guide 2015 stocking stuffers

For Her:

1. Forever 21 Ankle Socks – I own a few pairs of these and absolutely love them.  They’re fun, inexpensive socks that are actually a great quality for the price!  Suggested Retail: $1.90 each

2. Pacifica Mini Hand Cream Duo – Pacifica makes my favorite hand cream formula of the year by far.  I was so happy to see they released a mini set featuring their new holiday scents, Sugared Amber Dreams and Tunisian Jasmine Lime.  Perfectly purse sized!  Suggested Retail: $12

3. Poppin Metallic Card Case – This shiny beauty is the perfect size to pop in business cards or gifts cards for your bag.  I think it would also work well to put just a few items from your wallet in to slip into a teensy tiny clutch.  Suggested Retail: $5.99

4. Elizabeth & James Mini Rollerball Ornaments – The White and Black fragrances from Elizabeth and James are all the rage this year!  These perfectly packaged mini rollerballs make a wonderful gift on their own or pair them together for the fragrance lover on your list.  Suggested Retail: $12 each

5. Clipa Handbag Hanger – There’s something to be said for a practical gift like this multi-functional handbag hanger.  It works on many different kinds of hanging surfaces and is discreet enough to hang on your bag or tuck inside a pocket.  Suggested Retail: $14.99

6. Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm Trio – This lip balm formula is another one of my all-time favorites from this year.  I keep one in my bathroom, one on my desk, and another in my purse so I’m never without it!  It is moisturizing with great staying power and a subtle scent that doesn’t overwhelm.  Buying this gift set saves $1 per tube.  Suggested Retail: $15

7. Minimergency Kit – Perfect for the gal who always seems to be rooting around in her bag for a need-it-now item, this tiny kit includes 17 essentials to cover the beauty basics.  Easy to keep in even a small purse or pop it into your desk or car.  Suggested Retail: $17.95

8. Paper Source 2016 Art Easel Desk Calendar – This beautiful desktop calendar includes a seasonally-themed print for each month of the year.  Once the month has passed you can cut off the calendar portion and use the print as a notecard, postcard, or pretty piece of art.  Suggested Retail: $19.95

9. Beauty Blender with Mini Solid – A must-have for the beauty gal, this amazing sponge is unlike any other foundation applicator you’ve ever used.  This gift set includes a mini solid cleansing bar, which is my personal go-to for cleaning not only my Beauty Blender but also all of my makeup brushes.  Suggested Retail: $25

10. Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind – Perfect for the lippie lover on your list, this set of four of Bite’s matte crème lip crayons is sure to be a hit!  Includes four shades, a nude, a pink neautral, a berry pink, and a purple tone.  Suggested Retail: $25

For Him:

11. Fuzzy Fingers Mini Microfiber Mitt – Functional and fuzzy, this mini microfiber mitt is my favorite for cleaning computer and television screens.  Perfectly sized to stow away in a desk drawer.  Suggested Retail: $2.99

12. Color Cable Ties – Another practical option for the techie in your life, these cable ties help organize computer and/or television cords.  They’re also great to keep cords bundled and tangle-free on the go!  Suggested Retail: $5.95

13. Car Vent Phone Mount – The gift of safety is priceless!  This vent mount is an excellent tool for anyone who uses their phone for navigation while driving for a safe hands-free option.  Suggested Retail: $5.95

14. Chapstick Lip Moisturizer 3 Pack – I always tuck one or two of these Chapstick packs into my husband’s stocking to keep him well-stocked for the dry winter months.  Suggested Retail: $6.49

15. Mini Buddha Board – If you work or study at a desk for long hours, you know how helpful it can be to have little mind games to help you refocus your attention when in a rut.  This zen-inspired board allows you to paint simply by dipping the included brush in water.  The image only lasts until the water evaporates and then the slate is wiped clean.  Suggested Retail: $14.95

16. Evil Genius Mug – I’m popping one of these funny mugs into Don’s stocking this year.  Not only is it comical, it’s also got a nice weight to it.  Suggested Retail: $14.95

17. Jack Black Soap on a Rope Turbo Body Bar – Nothing says “man” more than soap on a rope!  The fresh herbal scent is a nice accompaniment to the soap’s exfoliating properties.  Suggested Retail: $15

18. Smart Umbrella – I’m so intrigued by the innovative design of this umbrella, which places the handle and supporting stem off to the side instead of the traditional spot in the center.  The purpose is to accommodate holding in either hand and offer better coverage from the umbrella’s canopy.  Brilliant!  Suggested Retail: $17.99

19. The Tie Bar Woven Silk Tie – Ties are a classic holiday gift for men.  These silk beauties are just $19 and come in a variety of colors and patterns in a sleek modern design.  Suggested Retail: $19

20. Onion Goggles – My husband swears by his onion goggles for saving his eyes from that dreaded burning and watering that accompanies chopping onions.  A thoughtful token for the home cook on your list!  Suggested Retail $19.95


stocking stuffers 2015 treats

No stocking is complete without a few sweet treats!

❊ Hot Chocolate Packets – These adorable Peanuts themed hot chocolate packets are great to pair with another gift, such as a mug, or as little treats in a stocking.  Suggested Retail: $1.99 each

❊ Seattle Chocolates Candy Bars – It’s not the holidays without chocolate!  These seasonal-themed flavored chocolate bars make great tokens on their own or sweet additions to any gift.  Suggested Retail: $3.49 each

❊ Gummy Gingerbread Men – What says holiday more than gingerbread?  These gummies are sure to please the sweet tooth lover!  Suggested Retail: $6.95

I share a close up look at each gift and more about my thoughts on each in my coordinating video:

It’s giveaway time!  I wanted to share some holiday cheer with you.  The Stocking Stuffers Giveaway will run until Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6 PM CT.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  ONE person will win each and every item from this guide!

You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways).  I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.
Good luck!

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Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties. If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

I hope you enjoyed the third and last installment of my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.  Check out my Little Luxuries guide for my gift picks in the $25 – $55 range and my Extravagant Splurges guide for gifts $50 and up.  I’d love to know what’s on your wish and/or give lists this year if you care to share!

Happy Holiday Shopping 🎁


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50 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide 2015 | Stocking Stuffers”

  1. I’m looking forward to having our own traditions. My son just turned 2, at the end of July. I’m looking forward to making Christmas breakfast. Listening to Christmas music and opening our gifts. I’d like to read from the bible- the Christmas story (Jesus’ birth) and then follow up with watching a Christmas movie.
    And of course, having some family over in the afternoon and feasting all day long!! 😁

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! I love these posts and videos each year. It’s so fun to see what fun, cute, and useful things you’re giving each year 🙂

  3. Yay! I look forward to your stocking stuffer video each year. Two years ago I gave family members Toddy tech cloths based on your recommendation and this year I’m going to look into that smart umbrella. Thanks for the great idea!

    And, in answer to your give-away question, I answered “other” because what I most look forward to is attending holiday events: Christmas parades, plays, concerts, etc. Merry Christmas, Jen!

  4. Jen, on Christmas morning, the congregation of my church serves a meal (from soup to nuts) to the people of the community, giving away clothes and toys to the children. There’s music and decorations. I truly look forward to this event, enjoying the fellowship, the joy and the fun each year. In remembering and sharing what the day is really about, we are blessed!

  5. I choose the other option, my absolute favorite things is celebrating the birth of my Lord and Savior with my family. The absolute focus on Christ’s birth with the visual reminder whenever I see a house decorated is important for me. Choosing the family option did not quite cover how joyful the holidays make me feel because it is so much more. Happy Christmas and keep up the awesome work!

  6. I chose the other option because I’m always bumping into family, and I spend as much time as I can with my boys, so my choice would be TV! The soaps in the UK like Eastenders are fabulous around Christmas time, so I enjoy a little Christmas drama and Christmas movies! Nothing says Christmas, in my opinion better that National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! I’ve LOVE that movie and the nostalgia that comes with.

    Just think, the next time you do a stocking stuffer video, baby will almost be a year old, that’s magic! 😉

  7. Hi Jen! I absolutely love your blog and youtube channel! I have gotten so many great ideas from you over the years. I just ordered my first Erin Condren planner after seeing your reviews. 🙂 Have a great Christmas!

  8. Hi Jen 🙂
    for ‘other’ I make gifts for family & friends – this year it’s junk journals matched to their likes/styles/uses…have been trying out videos so I can post some about my crafts 🙂
    …need lights, better camera and learn how to enunciate !!
    Roisin xo

  9. Yet again, extremely generous! Thank you for all the great ideas! My husband’s stocking will definitely benefit from your ideas. However, now I’m in a quandary because I’d love to send him to this post for some ideas for me but don’t want him to see all the great ideas for him :-}

  10. This is a tough Christmas season. I lost my Mom at the end of June, so this is my first holiday season without her. I am alone, and I got ill at the end of July. I just got back from Mayo Clinic and didn’t get great news there. I won’t have anyone to spend Christmas with, or to exchange presents with, and although I know that isn’t the reason for Christmas, I will miss doing this with Mom and receiving her stocking especially. That was always a big deal in my family and my favorite part. I would be thrilled to win this and have something t have and to share. Either way, I am grateful to you Jen for taking the time to research all these goodies. I know you work hard on it for all if us. I hope to get a visit from a priest friend after Christmas and am looking forward to that.

  11. Hi Jen, I’ve been following your vlog and facebook since I found you on YouTube with your Christmas trip to Disney, my family and I will be traveling to Disney next week for a bit of family cheer and to get us in the Christmas mood. I have really enjoyed all your planner, gifting and Don’s cooking segments. I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas season and congratulations on your baby daughter due in the New Year, what a blessing.

  12. Christmas is the season for sharing my Music with others! I am a Church Organist, so on December Sundays-I fill the air with beautiful preludes, carols, hymns and postludes. During the week, I teach piano to all of my students. Christmas & Chanukah music have filled my studio since November 1st! Merry, merry Christmas to you and Don this year! Wishing you a healthy new baby girl!

  13. Love the video as I do all of yours but I have a suggestion that perhaps next year you can put them out before black Friday? Many of the items you listed were on the black Friday sales so we could have not only took advantage of sales but avoided them being sold out as they are now. 🙁 Honestly though, I know next year your world will be more crazy so I will be happy if you are just able to do them again! lol

    1. Yes, I’ve noticed that as well and I apologize for any inconvenience. I do hope to share my guide again next year and I will make an effort to get all of them up sooner if I can.

  14. I choose the other option because I am looking forward to time off work! To have four days straight off will be such a luxury. Of course I still have to cook Christmas Dinner for the family 2 or 3 times but at least I won’t be out the house for 10 hours working. Happy Holidays!

  15. Thanks for the amazing ideas and for the chance to win! I can’t wait for Christmas break and time to craft with my 12-year-old son. Happy Holidays!

  16. I like the products you suggested, especially since many of them could help me to give a little something to co-workers, thank you!

  17. I look forward to my advent calendar every year in December. It makes the work day go by faster-knowing that I have a sweet treat waiting for me at home!

  18. I look forward to get some time off from work, relax at my parents home with cookie baking, watching Christmas movies and having the family aound.

  19. My husband and I grew up with the tradition of the life savers candy book in our stockings. Our kids are grown and we still make sure they have one in their stocking. Can’t wait to start the tradition with our grandchildren when we get some.

  20. Our city’s holiday parade goes right down our street and the announcers/judges actually sit in our intersection! I love going right out the door and setting up camp chairs and blankets to watch!

  21. I am looking forward to my daughter being born! My due date is December 23rd, so if she comes right on schedule, she’ll be my Christmas gift!

  22. What a wonderful guide. I loved the umbrella which was unexpected, and the Buddha Board. Both fantastic gifts, which I will likely be purchasing for my fiance. Thank you for the suggestions! – Patty

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