Add some low-cost fun to the Christmas-morning festivities with these stocking stuffers.
In the shopping days leading up to Christmas, it can be easy to forget about the festive tradition of stockings. These little gifts can be a highlight of Christmas morning, adding some low-cost fun to the holiday haul. Here are five stocking stuffers for everyone in the family.
Bürstenhaus Redecker Face Cleansing Brush ($18 at Public Goods and Services, West Seattle, and apublicshop.com). Made from oiled beechwood, this handcrafted German face brush cleans and massages the face. And it’s stocked by a local small business that emphasizes a zero-waste lifestyle.
Skooob Tangle Free Earbud Covers ($7–$9 at skooob.us). Your teens can deck out their earbuds with these cheery cord covers that also prevent tangling. Easy to apply, the covers come in bright hues that can be mixed and matched.
Archie McPhee Shakespearean Insult Gum ($3.50 at Archie McPhee, Wallingford, and mcphee.com). Introduce your kiddos to the Bard of Avon the fun way — by mixing sweets and sick burns from Shakespeare’s classic works. Each of the seven “volumes” in the set contains two gumballs made and sold by the beloved Seattle institution Archie McPhee.
Field Notes Notebooks ($10–$15 at Mystery Made, West Seattle, and fieldnotesbrand.com). In this digital age, paper planners are hot again. Pop these versatile classics into the whole family’s stockings to make lists, take notes and keep track of important events.
Funko Action Figure Sets: Stranger Things 3-Pack ($20 at shop.funko.com). Sure to bring glee to kids (or kids at heart), these collectibles from the Everett-based company come with three figures from the hit show, with two sets available. Eggos are, of course, included.