If you celebrate the holidays with gifts in the stocking, you know that many of the “stocking stuffers” toted in the stores are trinkets. It’s easy to fill a stocking with cheap gadgets and do-dads… and then wonder in the days that follow where on earth you should put these “handy” items.
I enjoy the stocking tradition, but in order to avoid bringing clutter into the home, I opt for only consumable and/or useful items. I also limit what I put in the stocking, most of the time it is 5 items or less. I get away with this, because one year I sewed matching stockings for our whole family, and I made them 1/2 the size of the average stocking.
- Love Note
- Quality Pens/Pencils
- Seed packages
- Spices (for the chef)
- USB Drive
- Essential Oils (If you do essential oils- please get high-quality ones)
- Coupons (Massage, movie night, etc.)
- Gift cards. Coffee shop, ice cream, gas cards or iTunes are always a hit.
- Movie Ticket
- Lottery Ticket
- Love Note
- Coupons (Stay up late, movie night, game together, coffee date, etc.)
- Glow Sticks
- Gift cards. Coffee shop, ice cream, etc.
Clutter-free gift ideas:
- 18 Clutter-Free Gifts for Expectant Parents
- 18 Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers
- 18 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for Teens
- 18 Clutter-Free Gifts for Men
- 18 Clutter-Free Gifts for Women
- 18 Clutter-Free Gifts for Grandparents
- 18 Clutter-Free Gifts for Teachers
- 18 Clutter-Free Gifts Under $20
- 11 Ways to Get Friends and Family on Board with the Limited Gifts Idea
- How To Redirect Excess Gifting