Stockings have a long history of holding small gifts that are usually forgotten about as quickly as cranberry sauce goes solid, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Great gifts can come in small packages, meaning stockings no longer have to be a wasteland of after-thought gifts. It’s time for stockings to be the main event. Take that, Christmas trees.
Here are 19 stocking stuffers that are totally awesome.
19 stocking stuffers that aren’t total junk
KINDLE PAPERWHITECarry hundreds of books in the palm of your hand with the Kindle Paperwhite. Thanks to the backlit screen, book lovers will no longer need to hold a flashlight while reading under the covers. Plus, its small size and weight make it the perfect book to bring anywhere. Literally, anywhere.
$119.99 from AmazonAmazon
READY FOR PRIME TIME STILA GIFT SETMany of us are guilty of keeping make-up past its prime, so give the make-up lover in your life this beautiful Stila set that will have them looking their best and feeling great throughout the holidays and into Spring.
$35 from Shoppers Drug MartShoppers Drug Mart
PARTY CRACKERS WITH TEATea lovers will love these holiday themed tea crackers, with Santa's Secret, Snow Day and Sleigh Ride flavours. Much better than the terrible puns and breakable checkers games that usually fill up crackers.
$15.00 from David's TeaDavid's Tea
FITBIT FLEXThe new Fitbit Flex is swim proof, gives users reminders to move, has call and text notifications, auto tracks sleeping, and has up to five days of battery life. Plus, with so many bracelet and necklace accessories, it provides gift-givers with future gift ideas.
$89.95 from FitBitFitBit
MODERN GENTS MACA ROOT SHAVING KITEveryone feels better when they look their best, so help keep someone looking (and smelling) great with this Maca Root Shaving Kit, complete with shave cream, razor relief, a cruelty-free brush and a travel bag, with proceeds going towards protecting endangered species and the rainforest.
$40.00 from The Body ShopThe Body Shop
POUTINE SOCKSFor the foodie in your life, they can now wear their favourite Canadian cuisine with pride, thanks to Main and Local's Poutine Socks. We don't recommend eating them, but they're so yummy-looking you'll want to.
$12.99 from Main and LocalMain and Local
CANADA GLASSESTake the nontraditional map route with products from Cat Studios, including these Canada glasses. A lighthouse for P.E.I., a lobster for Nova Scotia, a skier for B.C. are all images that make up a fun overview of this beautiful country.
$14.75 from Cat StudioCat Studio
GOPRO HERO4 BLACK CAMERAFor the filmmaker in your life, nothing beats the first-hand shots of a GoPro Hero, which puts viewers right in the line of action for everything from cooking to trail running to surfing.
$549.00 from AmazonAmazon
32GB IPAD MINIThe iPad Mini is a mighty tablet, giving users the ability to stream, watch, listen and game to their hearts' content. Perfect for travellers or anyone looking for a little piece of solitude where they can take care of 'me' time.
$499 from AppleApple
ME TO WE HARMONY NECKLACEFor the fashionista in your life with a big heart, Me To We products have a large charitable component. The Harmony Necklace gives people in developing communities access to clean drinking water. Using the code on the back of the necklace packaging, you can track the positive impact the product is having on a community in need.
$20 from Me to WeMe to We
YOU'RE A STAR BATH SETTen of Lush's bestselling items, including the Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer, the Charity Pot Body Lotion, and the Butterball Bath Bomb make up the relaxing and delicious-smelling Lush bath set.
$79.95 from LushLush
BEATS BY DRE SOLO3 ROSE GOLD WIRELESS BLUETOOTH HEADPHONESDon't let tangled wires frustrate you anymore! Thanks to these Beats By Dre wireless headphones, you can enjoy your playlist while looking stylish at the same time.
$329.99 from Best BuyBest Buy
MATT AND NAT ODELAY CROSS BODY WALLETIt's a wallet, it's a purse, it's the perfect present for the on-the-go person in your life. The zippered wallet comes with a removable strap and a small zippered pocket on the back to hold your most important cards, making it perfect for every day use or travel.
$70 from Matt and NatMatt and Nat
PAINTED POST MAUI EARRINGSBring a bit of gold to holiday stockings with these pewter feather earrings plated in 14k gold. Made in Canada, these earrings are perfect for dressing up an outfit or wearing every day for a splash of whimsy.
$24.00 from Foxy OriginalsFoxy Originals
HUDSON BAY TOTEThe Hudson Bay Tote is both the perfect stocking stuffer and the perfect stocking! Made from 100% cotton and measuring 18" W x 14.25" H x 8" D, this tote is great for anyone going from work to the gym to the grocery store and more.
$18.00 from The BayThe Bay
LULULEMON VINYASA SCARFThe Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf is a comfortable and warm scarf, but it's also so much more. With buttons along the side, transform your scarf into a vest, sweater, shawl, wrap, skirt, top, or use as a blanket when travelling.
$48.00 from LululemonLululemon
SAMSUNG GEAR VR HEADSETBring your Samsung-compatible phone to life and step into the world of virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR Headset. Immerse yourself with 2D graphics and 360 degree angles to bring your videos, photos and games to life.
$139.99 from Best BuyBest Buy
ROOTS TRUE NORTH TOQUEShow your Canadian pride as you face off against the Canadian winter. If it's going to be cold out, you might as well stay warm while looking cute with this pom pom toque.
$26.00 from RootsRoots
S'WELL YELLOW GOLD METALLIC WATER BOTTLE – 17 OZ.This chic stainless steel S'well Bottle will keep your colds cold for up to 24 hours and your hots hot for up to 12 hours. It's vacuum sealed, fits in standard sized cup holders, and did we mention that the 17 oz. size fits an entire bottle of wine?
$58.00 from IndigoIndigo