There are five love languages, or ways we express our affection for others: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Usually the love language we express most often is the one we also most appreciate receiving. Words of affirmation would be saying I love you, or you look amazing today. Acts of service? Doing the dishes without having to be asked. Watching a sunset together is quality time. Physical touch is even just brushing someone’s hair. And then there’s receiving gifts. This can be something huge like a new car – or it can be something small like a cute little comic tucked into your loved one’s wallet to find later. I think that receiving gifts is the best when they are small but oh so thoughtful…something that you just KNOW is perfect for your giftee. I put a lot of thought into the gifts I give and I think I love stocking gifts most of all because you are challenged by the size factor as well as the appropriateness factor. Here are some great ideas for stocking stuffers that will show your love.samples, affiliate links
One gift that is extremely thoughtful because, let’s face it, everyone wants white, beautiful teeth is EverSmile’s WhitenFresh ($14.99). WhitenFresh is a small mouth spray that freshens breath, whitens teeth, and skills the bacteria that causes tooth decay as well as nasty breath. It uses a low dose of hydrogen peroxide so it doesn’t make teeth sensitive.
Tuck it in your purse or your pocket and you know your breath is great and your teeth are whiter! Easily found at CVS nationwide.
While we are talking mouth hygiene, toothpaste is a fabulous staple stocking stuffer. But not just any old toothpaste – be thoughtful and get the perfect one like DentalGURU Charcoal White. First of all, it’s just cool…I mean, brushing your teeth with black toothpaste? How fun!
Charcoal White works because it contains activated charcoal, which lifts stains without harsh chemicals and freshens breath with a blend of six natural essential oils, with the most prominent being peppermint. Great stuff and a 6 Pack on Amazon is just $19.99.
I know I would feel loved – and even better, understood – if I found Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels ($45) in my stocking. Oh these are so good!! Mantra Mask is known as having incredible sheet masks and their Coconut Eye Gels are fabulous. They are infused by epic nano-encapsulated CBD, Vitamin K, and Rye Seed Extract, and the goal is to restore, repair, and protect the fragile undereye area.
CBD is in everything now because it is one of the best anti-inflammatory ingredients. Inflammation is the root of disease, so anything that lessens swelling is worthwhile. Combined with all of the other effective ingredients I have found a major improvement in my puffiness, darkness, and even fine lines since I started using Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels. You can find them at Anthopologie and Urban Outfitters.
Something I really value is more time in my day so the gift of MineTan Illuminating Face & Body Self Tan Drops ($29.95) would let me know that my loved one gets me…really gets me! This beautiful little bottle of magic contains tan boosting drops that you can add to your serum or moisturizer every day for a gorgeous glow. The oil is a blend of coconut oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, and avocado oil, so even without the glow factor it’s amazing for skin. Oh, you can even add the Illuminating Face & Body Self Tan Drops to your regular self tanner for a more deep golden glow. And I love that it is Vegan friendly, cruelty-free, and contains 100% natural DHA. The perfect size for stockings and the perfect gift to give your loved one a gorgeous glow.
For someone who works out or is big into taking care of themselves in general the Ultima Replenisher ($16 for 20 pack box) is stocking stuffer heaven. I am obsessed with these little sticks of powder that have the perfect balance of all 6 electrolytes plus support minerals. They have 0 sugar, carbs, and calories, and are Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Caffeine-Free, Keto-Friendly, Paleo-Friendly, and Peanut-Free. Ultima Replenisher gives you total hydration and taste fabulous. Ultima is sweetened with stevia leaf and made with real fruit flavors – my favorite is the Cherry Pomegranate but my daughter’s is the Grape. The Variety Pack is the way to go so your health conscious honey has lots of choices, and the stickpacks are simply perfect stocking size. You can find them at Walmart.
Regardless of your loved one’s preferred love language, if you are thoughtful with those stocking stuffers you will make their Christmas morning or Hanukkah one to remember. – Lisa