Stocking Stuffers: Holiday Gift Guide 2014

For the last installment of my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, I am sharing some of my Stocking Stuffers picks with you.  This includes items under $20 that are small enough to fit in a stocking.


1. Bath & Body Works Medium Candle in ’Tis the Season – Medium-sized candles like this are the perfect fit for most stocking toes and are extremely customizable thanks to the plethora of brands and scents available.  I love ’Tis the Season, a festive bright apple scent from Bath & Body Works, and the confetti dotted glass is a festive touch. Suggested Retail: $12.50 or 2 for $20

2. To The Letter Magnet Set – I think this magnet Scrabble game is an awesome stocking stuffer for the word-game enthusiast in your life.  Suggested Retail: $12.99

3. ToddyGear The Wedge Mobile Device Stand – I’ve waxed on about the awesomeness that is ToddyGear device cleaning cloths for years now and I still think they’re awesome stocking stuffers.  I was recently introduced to their wedge, which acts as a mobile device stand and device cleaner.  It’s the perfect place to prop up your mobile device for easy access and visibility. Suggested Retail: $14.99

4. Crumb Catcher Vacuum – When I first saw this little guy at The Container Store Gift Wrap Wonderland I thought it was just a silly novelty item, but then I got to thinking how useful something like this would be for quick and easy crumb management on counters and tables.  It’s cute and practical!  Suggested Retail: $11.99

5. Citrus Zinger Water Bottle – I received one of these in a PopSugar Must Have Box several months ago and instantly fell in love with it.  The ingenious design makes it super easy to enjoy infused water without a lot of fuss.  Suggested Retail: $15.99

6.  The Republic of Tea Stackable Tea Tin – This sampler comes with three delightful holiday flavors, including Dream by the Fire, a spiced rooibos, Comfort and Joy, a festive black tea, and Peppermint Bark, a green rooibos.  Each kind of tea has its own separate compartment in the clever three-tin stack design. Suggested Retail: $13.50

7.  Theo Holiday Chocolate Bars – I think every stocking needs something sweet in it.  You can’t wrong with chocolate!  Theo has four delicious chocolate bars available for the holiday season, including Peppermint Stick dark chocolate, Nutcracker Brittle dark chocolate, Coconut Mint milk chocolate, and Gingerbread Spice milk chocolate.  Yum!  Suggested Retail: $4 each or Set of Four for $16

8. Bath & Body Works Scentportables & Fragrance Refills – These clip style scent diffusers are great for a small space like a closet or a car.  Pair one with a few fragrance refills in a decorative bag for a thoughtful gift or clip it right onto the stocking!  Suggested Retail: $5.50 (holder) and $3.50 (refills) or Buy 3, Get 1 Free/ Buy 4, Get 2 Free

9. Fold & Go Travel Slippers  A great concept, but are they actually nice?  I bought a pair for myself and tested them out for a few weeks and am happy to report that they are quite nice!  The neoprene design offers more cushioning and insulation than I was expecting.  Plus, the bottoms are rubberized to prevent slipping.  These are my new go-to travel slippers and I think they would make a nice gift for the traveler in your life.  Suggested Retail: $19.99

10.  Umbra Zoola Bunny Ring Holder – Another PopSugar Must Have acquisition, I love my elephant version of this sweet ring holder.  I keep mine by my sink to ensure my rings have a safe spot whenever I take them off to apply lotion without worrying about them accidentally going down the drain.  Suggested Retail: $7.99

11.  Burt’s Bees Endless Shine Trio – This non-sticky, moisturizing formula is one of my all-time favorites for lip gloss.  The tube design makes it easy to apply on the go.  The three shades included offer a nice range of ready to wear options.  Suggested Retail: $9.99

12. Deborah Lippmann Dance Music Nail Lacquer Duet – A sweet set for the polish fiend, this festive duo comes packaged up in a cute zip pouch that matches the fun glitter polish.  Suggested Retail: $19

13. Tarte Sweet Dreams Deluxe Best Seller’s Collection – I’ve become such a fan of Tarte’s Maracuja oil as my new moisturizer of choice over the past few months and this set caught my eye because of its great value.  It also comes with a deluxe size of the Maracuja C-brighter eye treatment and Cheek Stain in Dreamy.  A perfect little package!  Suggested Retail – $19

Check out the video below if you’re interested in a closer look at these products as well as my thoughts on each one:

I am giving away a stocking filled with all of these items to two of you!  The Stocking Stuffers Giveaway will run until Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  TWO people will win a stocking filled with the items I shared in this post.  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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 this last installment of my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide and that it gave you some ideas or inspiration for gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.  Check out my Little Luxuries Gift Guide for my top picks in the $20-$50 range and Extravagant Splurges for gifts ranging from $50 to $300.  Happy Holidays!


* Description contains affiliate & referral links.  ToddyGear very kindly sent me the wedge I shared in the coordinating video.  The ones in the giveaway were purchased by me as well as all other giveaway prizes.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


54 thoughts on “Stocking Stuffers: Holiday Gift Guide 2014”

  1. Love your stocking stuffers, everything is so wonderful and useful and different, would love everything if I was receiving it. Happy holidays Jen to u and yours.

  2. Hi Jen, I just want to take a moment to thank you for doing all these fun giveaways. Hope you and Don are having a wonderful time at Disney World.

    Merry Christmas

  3. Thanks Jen, for the giveaway and the chance to win. I reallly love your shirt – I left a comment on the video I hope you tall me where you purchased it.

  4. This was, by far, the BEST stocking stuffer video I’ve seen on You Tube!. What great ideas you have and you are so thoughtful. I have watched you for a while and think I fell a little bit more in love with you when you said the “DO It!” Instead of “DUET”. That was too cute. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

  5. You’re very generous Jen for sharing gifts with others.
    Hope you and Don are enjoying Disney World.
    Sincere wishes to you and your family for a happy
    and healthy holiday season. Hope Don’s Grandfather has
    a speedy recovery from his surgery.

  6. Thanks for doing this Jen. I bought the slippers from Container Store for my Mom. They look like they will be good quality. You had some great ideas here and I would be thrilled to win a stocking. Hope you are enjoying Disney!

  7. Thank you Jen for sharing so much. You are a joy to watch. I hope your Holidays are as wonderful for you as you make them for everyone else ! I believe your “gift” is making people feel loved and cared for . I hope you have a great week !

  8. I watch you all the time. With the holidays your videos help so much. Sometimes I have no clue what to get someone. You are an amazing person and I totally enjoy you and all your videos. It would be be so exciting to win a stocking . Have a great Holiday Jen we love you!!!!! Lisa

  9. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing. I bought the crumb catcher for myself and absolutely love it. At first I thought it would be a gimmicky item but it works very well. I’m so glad to have it.

  10. I loved this video & what a good surprise at the end to do a give-away! These are my favorite holidays videos to watch and you gave GREAT ideas! Things I want for myself and also things I will be buying for others! When you brought out the Bath & Body Works car air freshener I said to myself “THAT IS WHAT HE WANTED!!” I totally forgot my boyfriend mentioned that a few months back that he wanted one. Thanks for reminding me!!!

    Happy Holidays Jen!

  11. I just love your utube videos and your are so much fun to watch and listen to..such excitement for the great things you show..just love your enthusiasm….Thank you for the wonderful giveaway of the stocking…crossing fingers 😀 I was too late for last year’s givaway..but not this year…thank you for your suggestions and i hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year

  12. Thanks for the reminder about how wonderful the water bottle with the insurer is….I love my POPSUGAR monthly boxes but had forgotten all about the water bottle….digging it out today!!

  13. Such fun items. Love that Wedge thing. Looks so useful. Just saw the slippers are on sale at TCS. And that ring thing. The other day I was just thinking about it. Would make things easier. I am nearly done with my shopping but those water bottles would have made great gifts. I am giving out nail polish from Authority Cosmetics (love the one you had) this year as well as things like external battery chargers and in those cute Kikki K bags. Like you I like to give out a few of my favorite things. There are a few other items but I was thinking pretty/fun and practical/useful. So a few of each type of item.

  14. Hi Jen!
    I hope that you had a wonderful time at Disney World! I’m so glad that you mentioned some of these products for Stocking Stuffers! They’re extremely helpful so thank you. I need some advice: My boyfriend and I are in a “semi-long distance” relationship as we both attend college in two different cities, and also live in two different cities that are quite close (6 hour drive!) Anyhow, we’ve decided that we’ll both be spending the Christmas holidays with each other’s families!! Do you have any advice on how to deal with meeting potential new in-laws? I’ve met a few of my boyfriend’s family members in the past, and with nice results, but it’s been a while. Recently, I’ve also been diagnosed with a learning disability called ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and I also suffer from social anxiety so meeting new people makes me feel very nervous and awkward…. Please help me!! :-‘(
    P.S.: I used a few of your referral links on your various blog posts to help me purchase some gifts for my family for the holidays!
    Take care and Happy Christmas and New Year. I also hope that you enjoy your experience at ALTSummit and I can’t wait to hear all about it… My cousin-in-law attended the ALTSummit last summer and it was an enjoyable learning experience for her!
    Katherine M.

    1. I recommend talking to your boyfriend about your nerves so he knows and can take extra care when introducing you to his family. Don knows I’m kind of shy around new people and is very good about making sure to check in with me and see how I’m doing at events like that. And remember that your boyfriend loves you for who you are, so just me you and his family will follow suit 🙂

  15. Hi Jen – I saw something in a local yarn shop yesterday & thought of you! Since you travel often, I thought you’d like it. Look up “The Knit Kit”. I saw it in purple & blue/teal.

  16. Thank you so much for taking the time to share these wonderful stocking stuffers with us. You have got to be one of the sweetest people on the Internet.joyful, happy holidays to you and Don and Winnie.

  17. Another great gift guide! I can’t get enough of the gift guides you put together, they give me SO many ideas I wouldn’t have thought of! Can’t wait to go Christmas shopping this weekend now! I’ve got some really tricky people to buy for this year but You’ve given me a few good ideas!

    Sarah 🙂

    Saloca in Wonderland

  18. I have been enjoying your holiday gift guide videos. They have given me ideas, and in a few cases, I purchased the items. You are a joy to watch. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these amazing stockings!

  19. Congrats the the winners, thank you Jennifer for always being so kind every year. I wish you and all your family and winnie of course a beautiful and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015.

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