"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.”
T’was the Night Before Christmas. A Visit from St. Nicholas
The tradition of Christmas stockings dates back to well over two centuries ago. It was in 1843 that Clement Clarke Moore wrote the famous poem, A Visit from Nicholas that romanticized Christmas stockings.
Why We Hang Up Stockings by The Fireplace
The Christmas stocking legend has it that a widowed father of three girls was having a tough time making ends meet. Because of their impoverished state, it would be difficult for the girls to marry. St. Nicholas was wandering through the town where the family lived and heard villagers discussing the family. He wanted to help but knew the man wouldn’t take his charity. So, while the family was sleeping, he entered the house through the chimney and placed gold coins in the girls’ recently laundered stockings by the fireplace and then disappeared into the night. Today fun stocking stuffers have become an exciting way to start Christmas Day and keep the spirit of St. Nicholas alive.
Here's a few things that caught our attention for stocking stuffers this holiday season:
Superberries Aroniaberry Gummy Chews and Aroniaberry+ Daily Wellness Shots
Superberries Aroniaberry Gummy Chews and Aroniaberry+ Daily Wellness Shots make the perfect stocking stuffer. Made from the powerful purple aroniaberry, the gummies and energy shots deliver antioxidants in every sip and bite.
Here are a few other stocking stuffers that caught our eye. Also at the end of our blog, we’ve included links for over 250 other stocking gift ideas.
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Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
Reusable drinking straws are in, plastic straws are out. For an earth-friendly gift, get these four stainless steel straws. It comes with a straw cleaner.
Selfie Light Ring (attaches to your phone)
Just say no to bad selfies. The attachable ring attaches to the phone with three different light settings.
Dr. Jart Dermask Deep Hydration Face Mask
Replenish dry winter skin with an ultra-hydrating face mask. It has the Good Housekeeping stamp of approval.
Fruit-Infusing Ice Balls
Make every glass of water or drink you have a healthy one using these ice balls. Load with aroniaberries, lemon, lime, mint or more to let the nutrients seep into your water as the ice melts.
Color Your Own Map Pillowcase
This pillowcase has a map of the world and is perfect for adults or kids who love to travel. It comes with fabric markers that will allow you to color in the places you’ve been or would like to go.
Snowflake Phone Charger Cable
A festive phone charger cable with a snowflake that lights up will delight anyone. It will be the most appreciated gift, plus will help the owner keep dibs on their phone charging cable.
Pocket Trowel Multi-Tool
This trowel does more than just help you with your potted plants. It also has a small saw, weeder, root remover, and pruning knife. Perfect for the gardener on your list.
Pineapple Air Plant Magnets
Make your fridge a mini garden with these Air Plant Pineapple Magnets. They come in pineapple yellow and a natural wood color.
Here are links to over 250 other stocking stuffer ideas:
2018’s Hottest Stocking Stuffers that No One on Your List Will Be Expecting -- My Daily Discovery Blog
55+ Fun Stocking Stuffers Under $20 -- Good Housekeeping
62 Best Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family -- Country Living
45 Stocking Stuffers For The Most Fun Christmas Morning -- House Beautiful
40 HEALTHY STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS --Whole Foods