November 16, 2023
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This Christmas, learn to stuff your Christmas stockings like a pro! From the best stocking stuffers, to finding the perfect stockings and Christmas stocking holders, SANTA.COM has all the tips and tricks to make sure your stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Because, snow, rain or shine, Saint Nicholas for SURE will be there!
Selecting the Stocking
Christmas-Themed PEZ Dispensers
The History of PEZ
Hot Seasonal Stocking Stuffers
Stocking Stuffers for the Furry Ones
A Letter From Santa
Stocking Stuffer Step 1: Selecting the Stocking
Choosing the perfect Christmas stocking requires careful consideration of both aesthetics and practicality. Consider the decor of your home, the size of your mantel, and the colors that match your Christmas tree and decorations. Personalized Christmas stockings can also add a special touch, whether you add a monogram or your own custom details.
Choose a Christmas stocking that’s big enough to hold gifts but not so big that it's difficult to hang. Material is also crucial - make sure it's durable enough to withstand the weight of the goodies it will hold. Plush, knit, or felt stockings are traditional choices that also lend a cozy Christmas feel. Finally, choose a Christmas stocking that brings joy, complements your decorations, and brings the holiday spirit to your home.
The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care
Every Christmas stocking needs a Christmas stocking holder! Christmas stocking holders are decorative hooks used to hang stockings over the fireplace mantel. They often feature festive designs such as reindeers, snowflakes, angels, or Santa Claus, adding an extra touch of Christmas spirit to home decor.
Stocking holders are typically weighted at the bottom to securely hold filled stockings without tipping over. They are both functional and ornamental, helping to uphold the beloved tradition of gift-giving in Christmas stockings, while also contributing to the overall holiday ambiance of the happy holiday home.
Start Your Stocking Stuffing With a Little PEZazz!
Everyone loves PEZ! And with so many Christmas-themed PEZ dispensers to choose from, PEZ is the perfect addition to any Christmas stocking. Check out a selection of their Christmas collection here. Each dispenser includes 2 PEZ candy refills. A PEZ for every stocking on your mantel! Plus SANTA.COM customers get 10% off at the PEZ store!
A Holiday History Lesson on the Popularity of PEZ
Here’s a fun fact about PEZ! Eduard Haas III of Vienna, Austria invented PEZ Candy as a substitute for smoking. The name PEZ is derived from PfeffErminZ, the German term for peppermint, with the P, E, and Z extracted from the first, middle, and last letters respectively.
In 1952, PEZ made its way to the United States, followed by the establishment of its first candy manufacturing plant in Orange, CT in 1973. You can explore their full history organized by decades at this link!
Hot Seasonal Stocking Stuffers
It’s the little things that count in life. And the Christmas stocking is the perfect place to make all of these little things come together. For baby’s first stocking, start with this cute Crochet Penguin Rattle. For the book lover in your life, how about a pair of reading socks? Tell mom you love her with this “I Love You, Mom” Inspirational Stretch Bracelet. Perfect for stocking stuffers for women! And for dad, and all of your men’s stocking stuffers, this Leather Magnetic Money Clip can be personalized with up to three initials. Small gifts with personal touches are the key to perfect stocking stuffing!
Everybody loves a good gift card. They’re an excellent choice for stocking stuffers due to their small size, practicality and versatility. They offer the recipient the freedom to select something they genuinely need or want, reducing the possibility of an unwanted gift.
From favorite restaurants to clothing brands and online stores, gift cards cover a wide range of interests and tastes, making them a practical and popular choice for stocking stuffers. Gift cards can also suit a variety of budgets, making them a cost-effective and appreciated gift solution. Moreover, they are convenient and easy to wrap, making them ideal for last-minute holiday shopping and the perfect stocking stuffer!
Don’t Forget the Furry Ones
If you have a family pet, chances are they have a Christmas stocking! Stocking stuffers for dogs and stocking stuffers for cats are delightful little gifts to show our four-legged friends how much we love and appreciate their companionship.
Gifts can range from yummy treats, small toys, chewable bones, festive collars, holiday costumes or squeaky bottles of cheer. Filling your four-legged furry ones’ holiday stockings with these presents will not only make their tails wag with excitement, but also keep them entertained and engaged throughout the season.
Always ensure that the gifts are pet-safe and suitable for your pet’s size and chew style to guarantee a merry and accident-free holiday celebration.
A Letter or Video From Santa
Whether it’s handwritten or typed, a great way to top off every stocking is a personalized letter or video from Santa. It’s a great way to let your loved ones know about all the things that put them on Santa’s nice list for this year!
SANTA.COM Gift Guides To Guide You
From Teachers to Bakers, Hikers to Wine Lovers, SANTA.com’s got the perfect gift guides to get your stocking stuffing started!
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