I am NOT a winter person by any stretch of the imagination. However, I LOVE the holidays. To me, looking forward to Christmas means 2 less months of winter to endure. Or perhaps 3. It depends on the year whether I consider October winter. Anyway, back to Christmas! Stockings have always been a tradition in my family. It’s so much fun to shop for little treasures you know your family will enjoy! In this gift guide, I’m going to share with you my top 7 picks for stocking stuffers this year (in no particular order).
1. Lip Balm
Here in southern Alberta, it gets pretty dry. A dry climate leads to dehydrated lips and that’s not fun at all! Save someone’s lips this holiday season with a regular or mini lip balm. Whichever size you choose, it’s a perfect stocking stuffer!
2. Beeswax Melts
Not everyone likes candles. We understand! If you’d still like to add some scent to your favourite space, melts are a great option. Our melts are made with all natural ingredients and scented with essential oils. That way, you won’t be giving any nasty chemicals for Christmas! Melts can be used in electric or candle powered warmers.
Beeswax Essential Oil Melt Sampler$ 19.75 Select options
Canadian Forest Essential Oil Beeswax Melts$ 9.12 Add to cart
Chai Essential Oil Beeswax Melts$ 9.12 Add to cart
Cinnamon Essential Oil Beeswax Melts$ 9.12 Add to cart
Lavender Mint Essential Oil Beeswax Melts$ 9.12 Add to cart
London Fog Essential Oil Beeswax Melts$ 9.12 Add to cart
Vanilla Rose Essential Oil Beeswax Melts$ 9.12 Add to cart
3. Lotion Bar
With lips taken care of with lip balm, give the gift of hydration for the rest of the body! This solid bar liquefies with body heat and friction so it can be spread over dry patches. For me, that would be pretty much everywhere this time of year… If your giftee is a big air traveller with no checked bags, these are perfect. They will appreciate saving precious space in their liquids bag for other goodies. The lotion bar is in a convenient tube so melting won’t make a mess at that hot winter destination!
4. 6 Pack of Beeswax Tealights
I love the ambiance candles create. I’m sure the candle lover in your life can relate! Tealights are perfect for casual and regular candle burners alike. They are small enough to fit anywhere and fit all sorts of occasions. Light them during a holiday get together, enjoy them with a good book, or use them for date night. Keep it simple with a set of natural tealights or have fun picking out a scent your giftee will love. They will have the best smelling stocking out!
Chai Essential Oil Scented Beeswax Tealights$ 12.15 – $ 20.51 Select options
Christmas Memories Scented Beeswax Tealights$ 9.88 – $ 18.23 Select options
Mulled Wine Scented Beeswax Tealights$ 9.88 – $ 18.23 Select options
Natural Beeswax Tealights$ 7.60 – $ 13.67 Select options
Natural Beeswax Tealights with Gingerbread Man$ 7.60 – $ 13.67 Select options
Natural Beeswax Tealights with Tree$ 7.60 – $ 13.67 Select options
Vanilla Scented Beeswax Tealights$ 9.88 – $ 18.23 Select options
5. Reusable Tea Bag
When the weather cools off, it’s time to drink even more hot beverages than usual. Our reusable tea bags are a perfect stocking stuffer for the loose leaf tea lover on your list. Pair a cup or pot size tea bag with some tea from Tearrific and you will be their new favourite person (if you aren’t already!). Some of this year’s favourites are Chai Biscotti, Mulled Cider, and Lavender Earl Grey.
6. Mini Taper Candles
Mini tapers pack a big punch in a small package. How can you go wrong? They fit in a stocking, feature a fun honeycomb pattern, and are available in many colours. Your giftee will be delighted long after the gift is open. Give them a set of taper candle holders from your favourite potter to add the finishing touch to your gift.
7. An Experience
What better way to celebrate the holidays than to give the gift of time? They say good things come in small packages, but I think we can change it to GREAT! If your giftee is a maker and loves to learn new things, sign up for a workshop you can do together. It’s a fun excuse to get together after the holiday craziness is over. Everyone is so busy these days, spending time together is extra special!
BONUS 8. Gift Certificate
If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a gift certificate!
Remember that gift giving is supposed to be FUN not stressful. My favourite strategy to keeping it fun is to shop early and often. Picking up little things here and there throughout the year reduces your stress level as the holidays approach.
All the best to you and yours this holiday season. Happy shopping!