HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: STOCKING STUFFERS! (Gifts $25 & Under)
The Stocking Stuffer Guide is extra versatile, which just adds to our holiday shopping excitement! The selection of small gifts with (reasonably) small price tags, features items that are perfectly sized for stockings, and are also wonderful options for showing your love and warmth without going over the top!
Perhaps we’ll want to extend our season’s greetings to people we interact with often—those we want to show a little extra gratitude to this time of year— including work buddies, day-brightening baristas, friendly neighbors, go-the-extra-mile teachers, loving caregivers, and other individuals who play an important role in our lives!
Holla at the holidays!! Enjoy the sweet taste of holidays in New England with Stonewall Kitchen’s extra special, beautifully-rich Holiday Jam! This unique toast topper features a hint of orange liqueur, ripe pears, tart cranberries, and sweet raspberries. Oh hiiii hostess with the mostess gift!
BALANCE REPAIR RENEW MASK
This rich sleep-in mask is the perfect treat for skin in need of moisture and harmony this winter. The non-clogging formula works to soften the skin and even out skin tone, while providing deep hydration during the cold and dry New England months! #HELLOHYDRATION
Available online and in-store at Face/Food.
How absolutely DARLING wood these ornaments look on your Christmas tree?? Available in a variety of designs, these ornaments from Benoit’s Design Company are a thoughtful gift that will add some sweet personality to your tree year after year. Handcrafted and made with love in Westbrook, Maine.
DRINKING CHOCOLATE KIT
Do long, dark, chilly nights put you in a winter funk?? We have the solution!! This Drinking Chocolate Kit from Part & Parcel will warm you up on the coldest of winter nights, and will surely put a smile on your face and sweet joy on your taste buds. A decadent combination of Taza’s Spicy Dark Chocolate and Fat Toad Farm’s Caramel Sauces come together to create the best drinking chocolate maybe ever!
SOLID LOTION BAR
Once upon a time, Maine beeswax met a blend of premium organic butters, and just like that, this ingredient duo became a match made in heaven! Thoughtfully hand-poured in small batches in Winterport, Maine, SoulShine Soap Company’s lotion bars are made without the use of chemical preservatives or synthetic fragrances. Each bar is packaged in a reusable tin, making it perfect for on-the-go travel. Simply hold your lotion bar in your hands, and the butters will warm, providing a smooth, natural moisturizer for chapped or dry skin. Available in multiple scents and seasonal designs (like snowflakes!!) online.
LOCAL + ORGANIC TEA
Loose-leaf teas and tea sachets are warming seasonal gifts to share with loved ones during holidays. Priced under $20, tea tins are a lovely thought for friends, neighbors, co-workers, and of course, as stocking stuffers! White Heron Tea & Coffee offers over 80 varieties of its certified organic tea, in-store and online. If you’re local, refill your tea tins to reduce waste—heyyyoo sustainability!!
Here’s what mini candles are terrific for—when you’re not sure which scent to commit to, when you’re traveling, or when you have a sweet little space to fill! All of Sea Love’s candles and melts are hand-poured in small batches in Kennebunkport, Maine to ensure the highest quality in every product. They all feature 100% natural soy wax, which is sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable!!
ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSING TINS
Wafting aromas add a calming element to any space! Enjoy this essential oils kit (or gift yourself for a little relaxation during the holidays!) from Whims & Whatnots. Ahhhhh…..
FRAGRANCE OIL MINIS
White Sand? Black Sand? Wallis Sands?? (jk) These fragrance minis from Finn & Company are a wonderful way to sample scents before committing to full sizes. Lasting 3-5 spritz’s, these wearable fragrances are great stocking stuffers!
These tiny Nanoblocks from Diversions Puzzles & Games are all about celebrating indoor fun! Build cute micromodels of animals, food, musical instruments, and even a model of Big Ben! At under $10 per kit, Nanoblock kits make great stocking stuffers for kids and adults alike!
ASSORTED CHOCOLATE SANTAS
Delight everyone’s taste buds this year with solid chocolate Santas from Harbor Sweets! Filled with caramel and pecans, whole toasted almonds and almond buttercrunch, these dark and milk chocolate Santas have a surprise in every bite! Made in Salem, Massachusetts and available online.
PINCH ME THERAPY DOUGH
When life heats up, make time to chill with this therapy dough from Daytrip Society! Terrific for traveling, and for taking on-the-go, this stress-relieving dough is great in a “pinch”. Available in a variety of colors and scents online and in-store at Daytrip Society!
SINGLE-ORIGIN CHOCOLATE WITH PEPPERMINT CANDY
Does this New Hampshire handmade chocolate bar reallllly need an introduction?? Made with 75% Honduras Dark Chocolate, and chock-full of organic, corn syrup-free crushed peppermint, Enna Chocolate’s Peppermint Bark Bar is a holiday dream!
FAMOUS FACES WOODEN ACCESSORIES
Pin them to your backpack, place them on your fridge, put them on your keychain, or hang them on your Christmas tree! Muse Boutique has you covered with its famous face wooden doodads! REAL WOOD. REAL CHARACTER. Available in-store.
Chocolate Penguins are surely one of the “sweetest” stocking stuffers we’ve seen in awhile…who’s with us?? Individually hand-painted with cocoa butter by La Cascade Du Chocolate’s Master Chocolatier Samantha Brown, each penguin friend is one-of-a-kind and utterly adorable. And, might we add, delicious!! These winter cuties are made from 72% dark chocolate and are vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.
SEAWEED & SALT SOAPS
Surprise and delight this holiday season with very giftable Seaweed and Sea Salt soaps from Weekender House! Whether you add them to your guest bathroom for holiday visitors or sneak one into a stocking of a loved one, these luxurious soaps will surely remind you of the coast while cleansing.