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Stocking ideas for young adults/twenties?

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May as well get this started as we're talking about shopping.  :)  Sisters weekend is coming up soon and that's when I really get out shopping for the whole weekend. 

This is my kids favorite part of their gifts, I think,--seeing what I come up with.  So any ideas ladies?  Thanks!

 

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Magnetic stud finder ($8-10 on amazon, and it's tiny--perfect for tiny apartment dwelling)

ear buds

iTunes gift card

Darn Tough socks

Hydroflask water bottle

Exploding Kittens

Thinking Putty

Jackery external battery

 

 

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Funky socks

a movie or video game

Gift card to a favorite restaurant 

 favorite candy 

a small something particular to the individual (like my dd loves tea so a small jar of a special loose leaf or a cute infuser)

 

i have have been using that specific formula for a few years now and it works for nearly all ages.  It can be scaled up or down (socks could me one pair, or a pack of however many, gift card could be just $5 or could be lots more, etc)

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Mug cake mixes. You can make your own, but they also now sell packs that only require water while most of the homemade ones I've seen need egg and oil. We taste-tested a couple and preferred Duncan Hines over the Betty Crocker or Dr. Oetker. Haven't tried the Ghiradelli yet, but bet it's good. I'm planning on getting some for my college-age daughter's stocking, but may do some for us as well. Beats having a whole cake around to tempt us or if we want different desserts. https://duncanhines.com/products/perfect-size-for-one/

If you have a camper, REI had a nice camping/backpacking spice holder https://www.rei.com/product/784120/gsi-outdoors-spice-rack. We also saw the Don't Die Out There pack of playing cards with safety information https://www.rei.com/product/128520/mountaineers-books-dont-die-out-there-card-deck.

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Chapstick

Candy

Nuts/snacks/jerky

socks (fun, fuzzy, or regular)

scented liquid soap

shower poof

hair ties

Beauty blender

car air freshener

deodorant

toothbrushes

small legos

inexpensive clothes (I've put in fleece leggings that I got on clearance, this year I am putting in a tank top I got on clearance)

Christmas ornaments

little packs of tissues

hand sanitizer

travel size stuff - this year I got small bottles of the Downy wrinkle release and I break up the Target beauty box items and spread them out 

tea

hot chocolate packets

fun pens/pencils

lottery tickets

lotions

bodywash

facial cleansing wipes

antibacterial hand wipes (my sons travel and use these on the plane to wipe down the armrests and trays)

protein bars

puzzle books (crossword puzzles or sudoku)

Bookmarks

Light gloves

Turbie twist

dental floss/floss pics

I'll think of more.  Stockings are easy for me but the gifts are tough!

 

 

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I just do food treats, like a Pringles can to help the stocking stand up. 
You all are much more creative . . . and I'm glad for the suggestions!  ?

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20 hours ago, Beth S said:

I just do food treats, like a Pringles can to help the stocking stand up. 
You all are much more creative . . . and I'm glad for the suggestions!  ?

I still get their favorites--the pop tarts and Jif peanut butter I wouldn't buy when they were younger. lol

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For many years, I gave my kids and my sister's kids candy coated sunflower seeds from Trader Joes, but they haven't had them the last couple years.  The kids miss them.

I'll brainstorm in this post, since I know I can't be alone.

I did makeup brushes for the girls last year 

Makeup remover wipes

winter or dress scarf

flat multi- tool

Looking forward to arts and craft shows: lotion bars, small makeup bags, necklaces 

jerky

t-shirts

little puzzles or games

magazine

deck of cards

things for cleaning/polishing a car

car wash gift card

pillow case with fabrics relating to their hobbies, etc.

More gift ideas from the past: Camping gear or hunting items. Stuff for individual sports: tennis racket, snow shoes or skis, etc. Smaller things for these activities. Membership to Anytime Fitness or whatever you have Workout clothes Set of towels or sheets, bedding or new pillow. Fast food gift cards, movies or DVD player

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On 10/3/2018 at 3:09 PM, Kassia said:

Chapstick

Candy

Nuts/snacks/jerky

socks (fun, fuzzy, or regular)

scented liquid soap

shower poof

hair ties

Beauty blender

car air freshener

deodorant

toothbrushes

small legos

 

 

 

Walgreen's had a little Christmas 'lego' set with super tiny pieces I gave the boys last year. lol

 

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You guys are great! I am also in need of help in this department...every year.

Any specific "man" stocking stuffer suggestions?

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sugru

ear buds

travel size shaving lotions

lip balm

nail care kit

pens/pencils

multi device charger

socks

one size fits all gloves

pocket hand warmer (the kind you snap to operate then boil to recharge)

 

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8 hours ago, Tina said:

For many years, I gave my kids and my sister's kids candy coated sunflower seeds from Trader Joes, but they haven't had them the last couple years.  The kids miss them.

 

I just bought candy coated sunflower seeds from Trader Joe's last month, so hope is not lost!! I'd never seen them before (it was my first time shopping there), and we liked them a lot.

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Some stuff for the guys in family 

earbuds

keyring screwdriver

knife

beef jerky

favorite candy

hot wheel car - hold over from younger days

duct tape

gloves - work or snow

chapstick

nail clippers

gift cards

sunglasses

tiny hand sanitizers

life straw

playing cards or card games

bungee cords

zip ties

fishing stuff - lures, hooks, line etc.

nerf darts

phone charger

coke - in special bottles

word search books

flashlight

zippo or cheap lighter - no they don't smoke, wanted lighter for EDC bag

new cords for tablet 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, snickerplum said:

Do you have a World Market? They always have fun random things that are perfect for stocking stuffers. 

 

This was my go-to place for stocking stuffers. We don't live near one anymore. Online orders??

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