If you've already read our holiday gift guide (if you haven't, take a look here!), you probably have a good idea of what to get your loved ones for the holidays. While you may already have the big-ticket items on your list to put under the tree (if you celebrate Christmas) have you thought about stocking stuffers? If not, don't stress because we're here to help out with the second part of our holiday gift series!
It's easy to stuff your loved ones' stockings with traditional gifts like candy and personalized ornaments, but this year consider adding in some items your loved ones will actually use. Whether your loved one would like a handy kitchen gadget, a little stress-relief, or some motivation for their fitness goals, we've got you covered with these great last-minute stocking stuffer ideas.
Stocking Stuffers for the Food & Beverage Lover
If your loved one loves to cook or eat, these may be the perfect stocking stuffer solutions:
A Funny but Functional Tea Infuser
If you're shopping for someone with a fun sense of humor and a penchant for a good cup of tea, get them this adorable tea infuser. Humans have been drinking tea for years, and studies have shown that it possesses many health benefits. It supports your immune system, digestive health and prevents inflammation. Different types of tea have various health benefits! If you want to create a stocking with a theme, consider pairing this infuser with a set of herbal teas.
Gadgets for the Avocado Lover
Avocado toast, anyone? Jokes aside, this fruit is much more than its status as a perceived millennial favorite. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, magnesium, omega 3s, and potassium, amongst other vitamins and nutrients. The healthy fats in avocados are great to pair with a dish that contains carbohydrates. Eating healthy fats with carbohydrates can slow the release of sugar, making for more stable blood glucose levels. So, there are many reasons to consider getting the avocado lover in your life an avocado slicer or this avocado storage container.
Reusable Storage Bags
A gift that's good for the environment, these bags are an excellent stocking stuffer for anyone with a drawer full of disposable food storage bags. Disposable bags aren't ideal, but not everyone has space for glass storage dishes. Enter Stasher Bags—silicon, washable, reusable solutions to the environmental and expense issues. They are latex and BPA-free, and completely air-tight. And they're perfect for seasonal leftovers too!
Cute, easy-to-use chopsticks are an excellent gift for any foodie in your life who still haven't quite gotten the hang of them. These chopsticks have a hinge that keeps them together while you work on fine tuning your skills. The dinosaur's mouth opens and closes, making them a fun gift for kids!
For Those Who Need to Wind Down
Are you shopping for someone who needs a little rest and relaxation? A gift that encourages self-care is the perfect idea for a stocking stuffer here. Here are some ideas:
Organic Bath Bombs
Treat your loved one to a relaxed evening at home with an organic bath Bomb. There are many different scents with different aromatherapy properties, so do some research on their favorite smells before picking one.
A Muse Meditation Device
This gift is a splurge for a stocking stuffer, but it's perfect if your budget allows it. The Muse Meditation Device utilizes advanced EEG technology to respond to your mind, heart, and breath. It helps you see how you function during the day and how your mind and body recover overnight. Muse also makes sleep sounds to help you relax and get a better night of rest.
A Massage Kit
This stocking stuffer is perfect for your partner or anyone who needs to release some tension. This Olive Wood Essential Oil Massage Kit kit contains a massager made from olive wood, a eucalyptus essential oil, and a vegetable oil complex.
A Self-Care Journal
If your loved one is trying to focus on improving their self-care habits, this self-care journal might be the perfect stocking stuffer. This journal will help guide your loved one by combining "positive thoughts with tangible actions." It will guide them through an entire year and is a hardback, so it is the perfect keepsake to stay on their bookshelf to look back on their journey and all of the goals they have met.
Stocking Stuffers for the Health and Fitness Focused
You likely have someone on your list ready to make a New Year's resolution to lose weight or start a new fitness journey. We put together a list of stocking stuffer ideas that might help:
A Collapsible Water Bottle with a Carrying Case
This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the outdoors. As you hike or run, this collapsible water bottle helps you hydrate, then stows away without taking up much room. It holds 17oz of water and has a flip-up straw. The carrying case is small enough to fit into most pockets and has a clip so that you can attach it to your bag or belt.
A Good Massage Ball
This Tiger Tail Knotty Tiger Knot Buster massage ball is the perfect gift for anyone that goes to the gym a lot or is training for an upcoming race or competition. The massage ball is designed to help relieve soreness by targeting trigger points and fascia.
A Nutrisense Gift Card
Give the gift of optimal health! With a Nutrisense gift card, the recipient can sign up for any of our continuous glucose monitoring programs. It will help them start the New Year on a healthy note by tracking and monitoring blood glucose levels to help with their health goals and resolutions.
While people with diabetes have been using CGMs for years, the CDC recommends checking glucose levels even if you’re not showing symptoms. And with a subscription to Nutrisense, they also get access to an innovative app that tracks blood glucose levels in real-time and a team of registered dietitians to help read and understand the data.
A Weighted Jump Rope
This weighted jump rope will help your recipient up their cardio game in the new year. It has tangle-free double ball bearings, and the handles are aluminum and silicone to ensure a steady, comfortable grip. It also has a built-in lock that makes adjusting the rope for your loved one's height easy.
Six-Sided Workout Dice
These workout dice are a fun way to help your gym goer spice up their workouts with some spontaneity. These include exercises like jumping jacks, squats, planks, and lunges, along with another dice to decide how many reps should be done.
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Natalie received her degree in Dietetics from Mansfield University and a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from the University at Buffalo. Her career has included nutrition education and program development in her local community, adjunct faculty at several collegiate institutions, and clinical nutrition in both inpatient and outpatient settings.