There was a time when stocking stuffers for a family of four consisted of a Mandarin orange and a can of soup. Those days are long gone. Since then, stocking stuffers have gotten increasingly more sophisticated and subsequently more expensive. Not to mention you’re also required to buy gifts to put under the tree for mom, dad, sister and brother. But wait, there is help! You can find affordable stocking stuffers that are suitable for every member of your family because we at Workman’s Friend have done it ourselves. Read on to learn a little about what we’ve discovered.
Gifts for Dad
Whether he’s at home or in the office, a man can never have enough pens. A wooden or fountain pen is always a very thoughtful gift for him. You can even get it engraved to make it extra special (or so he’s less likely to lose it).
If the father in your household is a coffee aficionado, then a mug with his initials or a membership to a coffee club might be a good stocking stuffer. There are many online coffee suppliers who sell affordable memberships to coffee-of-the-month clubs. They mail their specialty coffees on a regular basis to their members. This way the dad in your life can try a variety of different flavored coffees without having to step foot in a grocery store.
Any father who enjoys hunting could certainly benefit from smaller gifts that easily fit into a Christmas stocking. These include a duck or deer caller, hands or feet warmers, and a baklava or face cover in camouflage.
Finally, whether your dad is a car enthusiast, do-it-yourselfer, or handyman one of the most affordable stocking stuffers for dad is a tube of Workman’s Friend Barrier Cream. Our unique hydrating formula is non-greasy and lightweight. This means he can apply it and then get to work on the things he loves.
Gifts for Mom
The mother in your life might say she doesn’t need anything in her Christmas stocking this year, except love. But don’t believe her! Show her how much you appreciate all of her hard work with a few small items. Start with a scented candle, something that isn’t too large so that the smell won’t be too overpowering. There are a tremendous variety of candles currently on the market. Some should only be used in the bathroom while others are designed to be used throughout the house. Determine where your mom will most likely burn the candle and then buy accordingly
At Workman’s Friend we don’t know of a mother who doesn’t like a little bit of pampering. Whether it is a pedicure, manicure, facial or massage, there are a variety of beauty treatments that you can chose from. If she’s a person who doesn’t particularly like going to salon, then filling her stocking with the necessary equipment (i.e. nail polish, nail file) so that she can give herself at-home treatments would be another great idea. Don’t forget to stuff a tube of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream into her stocking. Our hydrating formula means after she’s finished giving herself a manicure she can apply a layer of our cream and get on with her day.
Whether your mom likes crafting, reading mystery novels, trying different wines, buying her gift certificates to purchase her favorite items is an easy way to show her you love her, while letting her decide what she wants.
Gifts for Kids
Unlike when we at Workman’s Friend were young, today in 2018 many of the gifts girls covet boys do too. Whether your son or daughter is a basketball, soccer, hockey or baseball fan, a hat, glove, or jersey of their favorite team is always a welcome surprise. If you want to spend a little more money you can purchase tickets for a professional or amateur game of their liking too.
Though electronics are always a popular gift for girls and boys, they can be extremely expensive to buy. Luckily there are smaller items such as earphones, connecting cables, chargers and Smartphone accessories that are less costly. They also fit quite nicely in a stocking.
When brainstorming stocking stuffer ideas for either your son or daughter, take the time to consider what their hobbies are or what has captured their interest this past year. For example, if your daughter has developed a love of cartoon drawing, then maybe registering her for art lessons would be a welcome treat.
Or if your son has shown a liking to karate movies, then perhaps enrolling him in a series of martial arts lessons might expose him to a whole new world.
’Tis the Season
The stocking stuffer gift ideas we’ve included are just a small example of what’s available to purchase. Whether you’re buying for your mother, father, husband, son, daughter or wife, take the time to consider their likes and dislikes before buying. Make a list of the items and activities they do enjoy and then try to buy items associated with them. Remember, it is not the size of the gift that is important but rather the intention behind it. So take the time and consider what you’re trying to say to your recipient and above all, merry Christmas.
--------------------Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream is light-weight and odorless product. Apply a dime-sized portion of our non-greasy, formula on each hand. Then rub them together to ensure the cream has been properly absorbed.