Stocking Stuffer Wednesday’s: The Wrap Up

On December 22, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Ryan & Ben

Over the last few weeks, we have used Wednesdays to showcase some of our favorite stocking stuffers, and since this is the last Wednesday before Christmas we thought it would be a good idea to help you procrastinators out and consolidate those posts into one big list.  Below you will find some things we hope to find hanging by our chimney with care, and some others that we are sure our friends and family would love as well.  What do you hope to find in your stocking this year?

For Girls:

1.  The Mini Agenda by Lilly Pulitzer ($15.95):  Just the right size to throw in her bag, the Mini Agenda features a 17 month calendar and, of course, the obligatory Lilly Pulitzer print.

2.  Stationery:  You can go a few different directions here.  Vineyard Vines offers some great options like their Compass Thank You Cards ($15), or you can go for the full custom route at a place like our favorite stationery store, Paper In The Park (call them if you want something truly unique).  Custom options are endless, and you can normally put together a nice package for under $30.

3.  Golf Belt by Ame and Lulu ($25):  A great gift for the girl who wants to look as good on the golf course as she does out on the town, the Golf Belt by Ame and Lulu looks great and has a place for 3 tees so she won’t have to dig through her bag after she snaps a tee with the drive that just went past yours.

4.  Headbands from High Cotton Ties ($20):  As we mentioned in a previous post, a great headband is the perfect accessory for any preppy girl.

5.  Blackberry Pouch by Kate Spade ($25):  And you thought Kate Spade just made bags.  Available in green or pink, the Blackberry pouch is sure to be a hit with any proud Crackberry owner.

For Guys:

1. Braided Cufflinks by J. McLaughlin ($18.00):  In our opinion, other than black tie events, there are very few times that really warrant cufflinks.  When we do wear cufflinks without a tux, we prefer the simple look of the Braided Silk Knots from J. McLaughlin.  Available in four colors, these cufflinks are a great way to add a small pop of color to your standard white dress shirt.

2. Stationery:  Just like we mentioned in our post for the ladies, custom stationery makes a great gift.  Any gentleman knows that a hand written thank you is much more appropriate than a quick email or text.

3. Boxers by Vineyard Vines ($24.50):  When we were young we heard “horror” stories about getting socks and underwear as presents.  Now we welcome them!  Made of 100% cotton and available in a number of different designs, boxers from Vineyard Vines are always welcomed in our stockings.  (Mom, if you are reading this, go for the Burgee Flags)

4.  Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand by Williams-Sonoma ($39.95): Available in single, double, and triple letter options, this brand is the perfect way to thank the “Grill Master” of the group for manning the grill at every tailgate party this season.

5.  Leather Tie-Stripe Card Case by Ralph Lauren ($34.99): There is nothing worse than handing someone a business card with edges that have been bent out of shape in your pocket.  This card case is simple solution to an age old problem.  Made of calfskin, and lined with a classic striped tie pattern, this is great choice for anyone trying to climb the corporate ladder.

For Kids:

1.  Pre-tied BB#1Striped Bow Tie by Brooks Brothers ($29.50):  How could kick off our kids list with this one?  Some kids may scoff at the idea of a bowtie in their stocking, but after a little lesson on the ‘preppy’ lifestyle, we are confident that they will be breaking it out whenever they can.

2.  Flannel Lounge Pants by Vineyard Vines ($32):  A great way to show the kids in your life that pajamas for Christmas aren’t always a bad thing.  Available in multiple colors and prints for boys and girls these pants are a great option for a lazy day around the house.

3.  Monogrammed Onesies by Alphabet Soup ($16): Let’s face it, newborns don’t have a ton of options when it comes to clothing.  Sure there are a ton of cute outfits out there, but they spend their days in onesies.  Why not get them started on the right path with a classic monogram.  They have to learn their letters somehow, right?

4.  Girls Endless Neon Ponyball by J. Crew Crewcuts ($16.50):  Think rubber band ball meets hair bands.  This bright ball made entirely of neon of hair bands is sure to be a bit with any little girl who is rocking a ponytail.

5.  Gift Cards:  Honestly, we aren’t a huge fan of gift cards except when it comes to kids.  Have you ever seen a child in a store with a gift card?  It is like a whole new world for them to have the power to pick whatever they want because it is their gift card.  If you give one, make sure you accompany the kid to the store when they go to use it.  You won’t be disappointed.


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