Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The other week someone tweeted 6 pay periods until Christmas, to which I replied 5 pay periods until my birthday. The two weeks between Thanksgiving and my birthday I like to finalize my shopping plans and bake my Christmas cookies! In the meantime, while I’m readying for Halloween and thinking of peeling potatoes for Thanksgivings, I’m thinking of stocking stuffers.

I’ve been browsing Uncommon Goods, checking out what’s new for babies (I have a new niece) or what I might be able to find for my family that is cool, useful and won’t clutter their homes. I love that the inventory is always changing and there are plenty of goodies like the baby fortune cookie slippers or the spongester (for me hey, someone has to stuff my stocking) or reclaimed slate cheese board for my brother and sister-in-law or desk games for my dad.

reclaimed t-shirt scarp from uncommon goodsFor my girl friends, there’s the reclaimed t-shirt scarf – (a scarf made in the USA from t-shirts) and the upcycled sweater mittens. I know what you’re thinking, you sew, can you just make those? It requires collecting old t-shirts and sweaters and I’m living simply and not collecting more than I can use.

postcardens from uncommon goodsFor my little gal pals (aka my nieces) I like these postcardens. They’re packaged ready to be sent, all I have to do is write their address and add postage, then they can open them up and start growing a little garden. How cool is that?! Once they master that, I’ll upgrade them to the edamame growing kit. Yes, there’s a kit for that!

upcycled mail sack coin pouch from uncommon goodsLooking at stocking stuffers for men, I’ve got my eye on the upcycled mail pouches that have been made into ipad cases and little coin pouches. I know big men many not carry coin pouches, but the little dudes in my life (aka my nephews) have to carry lunch money and those pouches are cool without being kiddie so they could last a while. As for the guy who carry his lunch money in a wallet, I think he would like an iPad cover that is made from the upcycled mail pouch or the wetsuit. I’m too late for the case that looks like a cassette (see what I mean about changing inventory?).

I could probably go on and on looking through the catalog, but what stocking stuffer ideas will you find?

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3 Comment

  1. Lisa
    October 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Uncommon Goods is one of my favorite gift giving sites!!!!

    1. Andi
      October 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Yay Lisa! With the changing inventory there’s always something neat to discover.

  2. Rachel
    October 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    The funny thing is I just discovered that site! And if you’re ever looking for a bunch of old t-shirts, when you get the need, seriously let me know. I can bring you a crap ton, or just a few at a time ­čśŤ your call

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