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What are some good stocking stuffer ideas?

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Some good ideas for stocking stuffers are minis or travel sizes of cosmetics or skincare as they are affordable gifts that are fun for the recipient to try out. Stationery and diaries also make good practical gifts for the upcoming year. If time permits, homemade items such as hand-painted mugs, mini canvases or coasters add a personal touch to stocking stuffers.

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Small luxury items make great stocking stuffers for people who like pampering, such as wrapped-up individual bottles of nail polish, face masks, handmade soaps or lip balms. Picking up samples of luxury cosmetics, skincare and perfumes from counters in department stores and malls while Christmas shopping is a fun and inexpensive idea.

Candles make good stocking stuffers, and many different scents, sizes and designs available make it easy to personalize the gift for each individual. Kids like stocking stuffers that inspire creativity to keep them busy over the holidays, such as coloring pencils, paints, origami kits and modeling clay. For those going back to school after Christmas, pens, notebooks and folders make gifts that will come in handy for the next semester. Similarly, planners and calendars for the new year are good for friends and family of all ages.

Homemade gingerbread, cookie jar kits and chocolate truffles are simple to make and make great treats while Christmas dinner is cooking.

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