By: Mae Case, DISD
The presents under the tree always take center stage during the holidays, but this year, we think the trinkets in your stocking can be fierce competition. With the holidays quickly approaching, we’ve put together a list of some splendid gifts to sneak into the stockings hanging on the mantle this year. Here is our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Stocking Stuffers edition:
Mondrian Colored Pencils
Perfect for the art lover and artist in your life, this stylish set of pencils come in red, blue, yellow, white and black lead. Available at Barnes and Noble for $11.
Touchscreen Mist Cleaner
This is a useful gift for this day and age. Keep your phones, tablets, and laptop screens spotless while you’re on the go. The sleek design conceals a spray tube with alcohol-free cleanser. Available at MoMA Design Store for $13.
Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Make the next flight for the business traveler in your life all the more tolerable. These great Carry-On Cocktail Kits by W&P Design would be a welcome addition to any adult stocking. Available drinks include: The Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic, The Moscow Mule, The Bloody Mary and more. Available at W&P Design for $24.
Caffeine aficionados will love this quirky note pad. Fanned out in the shape of a large coffee cup, it’s a unique stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift. Available at Chronicle Books for $9.95.
Leather Measuring Tape
We guarantee the interior designer in your life will love this useful and stylish gift. Available in 13 different colors with optional monogramming available, these tape measure are available at Mark and Graham for $36.99.
Mini Doodle Kit
This neat little doodle kit comes with everything you need to nurture your creative side while on the go. It comes with 18 illustrations, 8 colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, eraser and storage tin. Available at World Market for $12.99.
Astrology Chart Mug
These mugs created by ceramicist Malia Landis are inspired by cartography of the earth and the sky. Available in all 12 Zodiac signs. Find them at Anthopologie for $12.
With winter break around the corner, it’s the perfect time to catch up on all the Netflix shows that you’ve been putting off during the semester. This quirky and fun Binge-Watching Survival Kit is the perfect stocking stuffer for the marathon show watcher in your life. No need to hit pause – you can power through all the episodes with everything you need in this kit. Available from Container Store for $19.99.
These neat bud-like packets of tea will “bloom” slowly when steeped. Available in peach green tea, jasmine green tea and chrysanthemum green tea, these packets are hand sewn to create an artful experience and also makes a delicious pot of tea. Available from Uncommon Goods for $21 (teapot not included.)
Recipe Book for College Students
This 144 page recipe book is just 4×6 inches but is a welcome cooking guide for college students or anyone who has limited space, money, time or cooking equipment. The only appliances required are a microwave and an electric kettle. Available at Urban Outfitters for $9.95.