Stocking Stuffers for parents

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Oh, stockings… You used to be fun and kind of exciting to fill. Now, not so much. These days, we as parents don’t need as much, and it gets harder and harder to find items that fill a stocking. I get it, the criteria is tough. You gotta find items that aren’t too expensive, won’t collect dust after the holidays, and hopefully seem even remotely *kinda* gifty.

I’ve compiled some of my favorite ideas for stockings for the holidays, which includes items specifically for mom or dad, as well as items either could appreciate. I’ve featured as many practical items as I could fit, while still trying to keep things as fun as possible so the stockings are fun to open on the day of.

1. ZizzyBee reusable storage and travel bags

Our town jumped on the bag ban bandwagon this year, but I’ve been carrying around my resuable bags since well before it was cool. But, guess what? I can *always* use more, in every size you can think of. This year, I’m loving the ZizzyBee Bags that are for more than just shopping trips. Use them to organize makeup, pack snacks, corral small toys, keep your backpack organized… whatever! ZizzyBee Bags could potentially save 1000+ ziplock-style plastic bags a year, and they are super high quality with a lifetime replacement guarantee so I won’t have to replace them over and over again.  Just reuse them over and over, wash them, hang them, and love them all year long. 

To buy: check out all the ZizzyBee Bags on Amazon.ZizzyBee bags

2. Kuli Kuli pure organic Moringa vegetable powder

Trying to eat healthier in 2020? Kuli Kuli is a great place to start since their products are a superfood rich in antioxidants, calcium, iron, fiber, vitamins and plant proteins. One tablespoon of Kuli Kuli’s Pure Moringa Vegetable Powder equals a full serving of leafy greens. Add to smoothies, oatmeal & yogurt, add it to sauces, soups, even baked goods to add extra vegetables and nutrition to your diet. It’s said to be even healthier than kale, and so much easier to keep on hand and ready to go,

To buy: shop Kuli Kuli on Amazon.Kuli Kuli powder package

3. Grow Girl vegan hair growth vitamins with biotin 

A few years ago, supplements wouldn’t have ever made a stocking stuffer list. I don’t know if it’s age, wisdom, or something else, but supplements are definitely exciting to open these days. And, these Grow Girl supplements are top of my wish list since pregnancy caused me to lose handfuls of hair at a time and I’m just now recovering from it. These little gummies can give you healthier hair and help you keep the hair you have, all of which makes me really happy. Find out more about Grow Girl Hair by clicking the URL to see the Grow Girl website. 

To buy: shop Grow Girl on Amazon.Grow Girl Supplements

4. CompletEats superfood cookies

In just a few short weeks everyone is going to be complaining about the holiday pounds they just put on and bemoaning their declining health. Don’t be one of those people. Yes, the holidays are loaded with parties, dinners, and unhealthy foods, but that doesn’t mean you have to give in for a whole month. This year, vow to eat better *before the new year* with these vegan superfood cookies that are DELICIOUS and won’t have you feeling like you just ate a cake.  

With fun flavors like Peppermint Cocoa Chip, Mocha Chip Cookie, Chocolate Chia, Cherry Almond, and Banana Bread, this women-owned company is going to be changing the world with their gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO deliciousness that you can throw in your purse before a long day of partying. 

To buy: shop CompletEats on Amazon.

Completeats Cookies

5. Good Guy hair growth supplements and hair care with Biotin

I bet you were wondering what guys can look forward to in their stockings if the ladies get Grow Girl, right? That’s where Good Guy comes in. This ain’t your grandpa’s hair loss treatment! Delicious and effective, Good Guy Hair Regrowth Supplements are available in cherry or strawberry flavors and are designed to improve the condition of hair as well as to encourage hair growth. For optimal results, pair with Good Guy Hair Growth Shampoo, Good Guy Hair Growth Conditioner, and Hair Growth Foam Serum, which also make great stocking stuffers. Find out more at the Good Guys Wellness website.

To buy: shop Good Guy hair products on Amazon.Good Guy supplements

6. Scosche FlyTunes bluetooth transmitter

Do you travel a lot? If so, you’ve probably been forced to buy headphones on the airplane at some point because your bluetooth headphones weren’t compatible with the airline outputs. Introducing FlyTunes from Scosche, the first travel-size Wireless Audio Transmitter that can pair with one or two sets of AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones. Designed for ultimate adaptability, FlyTunes has two folding prongs to plug into a single-or dual-output, so it works with any aircraft. In addition to airplanes, it works with fitness machines, televisions, stereos, and portable gaming systems such as the Nintendo Switch.

To buy: shop Scosche on Amazon.

Scosche FlyTunes
Scosche FlyTunes picture courtesy of Techlicious

7. Heated eyelash curler by Hizek  

I recently found heated eyelash curlers and I’m a forever changed makeup-applier. Yes, it does take a tiny bit longer to curl my eyelashes with a heated curling wand, but the curl actually stays. The Hizek heated eyelash curler offers 4 adjustable heating temperatures and has an LED display. In just 8 seconds, the hot eyelash curler can heat up to the desired temperature and you’re ready to curl. Even if you still use a traditional eyelash curler as part of your morning routine, I would recommend the heated curler for touch-ups and staying power. It may not be life-changing, but it’s definitely a fun tool that most women don’t already have.

To buy: shop Hizek on Amazon. Hizek eyelash curler

8. Variety pack of NOW Essential Oils

We use essential oils for diffusing, making oil rollers, and for room sprays year round, and there’s certain oils we go through fast. A package of NOW Essential Oils in their stocking is practical AND fun to open. If you are gifting a new diffuser or other gadget for oils, adding a pack of oils to the stocking is a great way to tie the two together. If you’re looking for oil ideas, check out our DIY hand soap recipe with essential oils, which also includes another favorite NOW product – the liquid coconut oil.

To buy: shop NOW on Amazon. NOW essential oils

9. Corkcicle Canteen in Copper 

I hope copper never goes out of style, and not just because my entire kitchen has copper accents. I love copper and think it makes industrial items so much more fun, just like this Corkcicle canteen. With a shatterproof stainless steel interior lining that doesn’t affect or retain taste, this copper canteen is easy to clean, making it suitable for switching between coffee, ice water, and more delicately flavored drinks like wine. I also love the slip-proof, silicone bottom, easy-grip sides and cap that securely screws on so I know my drink is fully sealed – unlike other spill-proof designs.

To buy: shop Corkcicle on Amazon.  

10. Tarteguard 30 mineral powder sunscreen SPF 30 

I found SPF powder this last summer, and let me tell you, it’s life changing. The Tarte mineral powder defends skin from UVA/UVB rays while still being translucent and easy to apply. Whether you are applying it over the top of makeup, or you are using it on your scalp, it is amazing. The powder sunscreen makes you feel a whole lot less greasy than any other SPF lotion or cream I’ve ever tried, and it’s so easy to reapply over and over again throughout the day without needing a full mirror. I love the Tarteguard on my scalp especially, since any sunscreen lotion or spray makes me look like I haven’t showered in weeks.  

To buy: shop Tarteguard on Amazon.tarteguard SPF mineral powder

11. FOREO LUNA Play facial cleansing brush

I love the FOREO Luna Play and have been using mine for almost two years now. It’s the world`s smallest T-Sonic facial cleansing brush and provides 8,000 T-Sonic pulsations a minute. The soft silicone cleansing brush lifts away 99.5% of dirt, oil, and make-up residue to refine, brighten, and even out complexions. The LUNA Play sonic brush from Swedish beauty brand FOREO provides up to 100 cleansing routines, which lasts longer than you think if you use it a few times a month like I do. 

To buy: shop FOREO on Amazon. Foreo Luna Play

12. Pour over single cup coffee maker 

Ah, coffee. The way most of us parents get through the first years of our kiddos’ lives surviving on such little sleep. And, then we become obsessed with the perfect cup through the years and eventually become a coffee purist. You’re not there, yet? You will be with this fine mesh coffee filter that is made of the highest quality stainless steel so you can ditch using paper filters. It’s simple to use, simply add coffee grounds then slowly pour in the hot water and let the coffee maker drip out the water through the fine pour-over filter. When the coffee is brewed, simply remove the coffee dripper and rinse, and then you’re ready to enjoy your drink. It’s compact and lightweight so it works great at home, at work, or while traveling or exploring.

To buy: shop pour over coffee makers at Amazon.Pour over coffee filter

13. ManBasics stainless steel mens grooming kit 

I hate when a nail breaks when I’m out on the go, so I have a manicure set in my car, in my purse, in all my luggage, and in my backpacks. I’m always hunting for a good set that can go with me for nail emergencies for the whole family, and I love how rugged and good-looking this stainless steel travel manicure set is. The 3 piece set includes toenail clippers, finger nail clippers, and nail file in a pocket case, all ready for putting in any bag or car for use on the go. 

To buy: shop ManBasics manicure set on Amazon. ManBasics manicure set

14 Pale Blue Batteries 

It’s almost the year 2020. You know, that year when we were going to finally get our hovering, self driving cars that have been promised to us basically my whole entire life. So, if the future is literally in a little over a month, why are we still powering our lives with toxic, expensive batteries like it’s 1999? Introducing Pale Blue Batteries, a new kind of rechargeable battery that works differently. Using lithium polymer, Pale Blue gets charged quickly {under 1 hour for AAA, under 2 hours for AA} and stays charged for longer—all using a simple microUSB port. Best of all, you’re saving money and keeping toxic traditional batteries out of landfills. I love Pale Blue and have been using their AA and AAA batteries for the past few weeks and I cannot wait until I can load up on their D and C batteries for my bigger electronics!  

To buy: shop Pale Blue Earth on their website.Pale Blue Batteries charging

15. Mophie Wireless & Wired Charging

Who doesn’t need a little extra charge now and then? Mophie chargers have been *the name* in portable charging since it was a thing, and it still is today. With so many charging options under $60, you can take your pick of Mophie products that are all ready for gifting. This year they added a new wireless charging stand to their line that features a sleek, adjustable design that allows you to charge your device at multiple angles. Whether you need a stand to see all your notifications or just want a pad to charge any compatible device, you’ll always have full charge when you’re ready to go.

To buy: shop Mophie on Amazon.

Mophie battery packs
Mophie battery packs picture courtesy of Techlicious

16. K1 Speed gift cards

This isn’t your average go-karting. K1 Speed is an indoor karting center with electric carts. No more smelly, pollution-filled karting centers you cannot wait to leave, the K1 Speed centers offer lobbies filled with plasma TVs, leather couches, and even a snack bar. And, that’s just when you’re waiting for your turn to race. Hop into one of their 20hp electric  cars and enjoy speeds of up to 45mph, with accelerations that will push you back in your seat. Purchase gift cards that can be used at all K1 Speed centers nationwide and stuff all the stockings. Be sure and check out the awesome K1 Speed merchandise, too. 

To buy: shop K1 Speed gift cards. K1 Speed Electric Karting

17. Tapatio picante salsa seasoning mix

Love Tapatio and wish you could season all the things with it? Now you can with the salsa seasoning mix that you can sprinkle on just about anything. The classic Tapatio flavor you love is now more portable and easy to use than ever. Add it to fruits and veggies for a zesty and tangy combination. Use as a spice rub, marinade, or add to any dish as a finishing touch. There’s no MSG, and it’s gluten free, vegan and keto friendly.

To buy: shop Tapatio seasoning mix on Amazon. Tapatio seasoning

18. Faber Castell watercolors

Water colors may be a strange addition to an adult’s gift list to some, but not to me. Painting watercolors with my kiddos is one of my favorite activities, and we break out the Faber-Castell watercolors at least once a month. When paired with the Faber-Castee water pen, watercolors have never been easier. You can easily control the flow of water and help mix your paints just as you’d like. There’s almost no mess at all, and it’s so surprisingly relaxing – whether you are coloring a printed page or creating your very own works of art. Not sure about water colors? They have a whole range of professional quality art supplies from color pencils to the all-new Gelatos that any budding artist would love. 

To buy: shop Faber-Castell on AmazonFaber-Castell on Amazon.Faber Castell water color brush

19. Cap Gun bottle opener/ launcher 

Every stocking needs a fun toy to show off to friends and family, and this is your suggestion. With your Cap Gun you can opening your drinks with the integrated bottle opener, and then you can launch the caps to the trash. Impress your friends and onlookers with your impeccable aim and a projection that can span over 5 metres, and make any party even more fun. Pop the cap, aim, fire, then just sit back and enjoy your drink. 

To buy: shop for Cap Guns on Amazon. Cap Gun bottle opener

20. Queen V Bombshell Bath Bombs

Worried about what’s in your bath bombs? Check out Queen V Bombshell Bath Bombs that are dermatologist-tested, hypallergenic, pH-balanced, paraben-free, gylcerin-free, and alcohol-free. Queen V was founded by a frustration with the harmful ingredients that have become the norm in women’s health so they created this gentle Queen V cleanser that contains ingredients like rosewater and aloe vera. Pop a pack into her stocking and she’ll enjoy a relaxing bath that can melt away all the day’s worries and leave her squeaky clean. 

To buy: shop at the Queen V Life website


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