By Team CSP
A favorite post of our’s to do each year and one we find our readers request specifically. Your CSP team has huddled and pulled together our list of faves for moms, dads & kids alike! In keeping with our “Smarty” mantra the list below takes into account the more unique where possible…though we recognize candy, disposable razors and socks are a great foundation from which to add to! Please please chime in here, Smarties, and let us know what you plan to do for stocking stuffers…we know so many of you have some great ideas!!!
-Ingredients for smores and a “gift certificate” for family smore night round the fire!
-A Christmas tree plant that can be planted in yard and enjoyed for years to come! Found at Williams Sonoma.
-Electronic toothbrush that your kids can decorate, comes with stickers and alphabet letters. Found at Harris Teeter.
-Quick Milk straws. Filled with flavored pellets (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry) so you can enjoy white milk in a whole new way. No artificial flavors or colors, gluten-free.
-Letter from Santa, or make your own!
-Seeds to plant as a family
-Snap caps, either necklaces or hairbows
-Goggles for the swimmer
-Bubble bath/bath accessories like foam, bath crayons, bath toys, etc.
-Fun winter hat and/or gloves
-Magazine subscriptions (Highlights, National Geo for Kids, Ladybug, Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, YUM Food & Fun, etc.)
-Cute food utensils to spice up mealtime: Check out Fred’s line – the airforkone, fossiliced molds, batter finger and chopsticks for kids. Can be found online or Blacklion.
A MUST have this time of year is Moroccan Oil for your hair! Ditch the dry brittle look and start the new year with soft, silky tresses…tried & true, we Smarties LOVE this stuff and would make for a great stocking stuffer! Can be found at most beauty supply places (i.e. Ulta, Beauty Brands, etc.)
For my workouts I love getting iTunes gift cards to download the latest tunes to get my jog juice on and work off those holiday lbs!!
“Never let em see ya sweat”, right?! Well if you tend to pit out then you might find the solution with Certain Dry deodorant! Shrinks the underarm pores to cut down on the sweat there. Great for moms or dads constantly in the hot seat!
The Belly Button is the perfect fix if you find your jeans fitting a bit more snug after this holiday party season wraps (eliminate the muffin top!) or if you are newly pregnant and find your belly bulge makes your regular jeans uncomfortable. This is an stylish button extender for tight waisted pants. Easily adds 1-2″ to your waistband! Perfect for the stocking stuffer, girlfriend gift exchange or holiday party favor! Cool designs, snag a set of 3 for $10! Find em at Fresh in Charlotte or Haute Momma’s or AvaLily’s in Cornelius. Thanks to local hottie, Lauren Copeland for this brillz invention (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
For your avid runner you can’t go wrong with the SPIbelt. You’ll be AMAZED at how much you can fit in this thing…cell phone, keys, etc. Completely comfortable to run with and lots of cute designs available. We found our’s at another fav shopping spot, Run For Your Life. Made in kids sizes too!
Work off those holiday dips while working out in fashion. A Smarty favorite of our’s are Sweaty Bands. Developed by a mompreneur these things STAY PUT and the design options are mind blowing. We love the skinny bands best. They’ve been put to the test and earn our Smarty stamp of approval! Visit www.sweatybands.com, enter promotion code “STUFFER” at checkout and save 20% on your entire order!
-Camelback water bottle
-Flashlights (we love the cool selection at places like REI)
-Body Glide, must have for the athlete!
-Gift cards (Dicks, Starbucks, REI, Movie Passes, iTunes, etc.)
-A really nice bottle of wine, or his fav liquor or beer
-New gloves, either dress gloves or work gloves
-New key chain
-Flash drive (Barnes & Noble has a Star Wars one that rocks)
-Tickets to sporting event, concert, etc.
-For the iPhone/iPad lover, App Magnets