Ah the stocking… for some families it’s the centerpiece of the entire holiday, while for others it’s a mere afterthought. Whether you’re the kind of person who painstakingly wraps each individual item or throws in a bunch of stuff at the last minute, we can probably all agree that, way too often, stockings are full of things we’ll never actually use (or need).
Thankfully, it’s not too late to change up your stocking game this year with some of these cool gift ideas, which are bound to be used well into the new year.
Genius stocking stuffers they’ll actually use
A bluetooth trackerEveryone loses their phone, keys, wallets and other essential items every now and again. So we don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love their very own Tile tracker. The Bluetooth device is compatible with your phone and attaches to pretty much anything, helping you to keep track of all your things at all times.
$35 at Staples Canada Tile
An iPhone charging stationThis nifty little charging station is compatible with Apple products and protects your device’s cords from unnecessary stress. Plus it leaves you with even more counterspace, which makes this one a total win.
$15 (MSRP) at Hip Product Factory Hip Product Factory
A brilliant neck hammockThis little gadget is the perfect remedy for anyone suffering from stress, tension, poor sleep, headaches or any other problems stemming from the neck. Sure, it’s a little pricier than some stocking items, but if you’re going all-out, this neck accessory is infinitely better than another scarf.
$67 at Neck Hammock neckhammock.com
A 40-in-one tool cardYes you read that correctly. This genius tool is actually 40 tools in one, from a bottle opener and a screwdriver to a ruler and a pair of scissors. It’s the gift of a hundred uses, and it all fits into your wallet with ease. Now that’s what we call handy.
$34 at Amazon.ca Amazon
Photo lenses for your smartphoneThese days it seems like everyone is a budding photographer, thanks to smartphones and social media. But with this handy, five-lens kit for your phone, anyone can take their photo game to the next level. It even comes with a universal clip and an easy-carry case.
$28 at Amazon.ca Amazon
A fancy set of strawsWe all know how bad plastic straws are for the environment, but paper straws often disintegrate as we’re using them. That makes these stainless steel straws a great solution, especially in the home. This particular kit comes with five straws, a cleaning brush and a smart carrying case, making it one of our faves.
$14 at Amazon.ca Amazon
Drill brushesThese handy brushes attach to any standard power drill and actually make cleaning… dare we say fun. Whether you’ve got a Monica from Friends or someone who hates to clean on your list, we pretty much guarantee they’ll love this handy tool.
$17 at Lee Valley Lee Valley
Cord saversHelp your loved one say goodbye to the hassle of tangled USB cords and headphones forever with these stylish keychain organizers. The best part is they come in a pack of two, so you could even keep one for yourself.
$12 for two at Amazon.ca Amazon
A movie packageGift the cinephile in your life a Cineplex gift card and you’ll also get a Holiday Gift Bundle that you could totally save for yourself. It includes one free general admission, popcorn, a four-pack to any Family Favourite screenings and more. (Some restrictions apply.)
$50 at Cineplex Cineplex