Nov 292009Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers


I think one of the best things I love about frugal shopping is that it makes stocking stuffing so easy. I usually accumulate free stuff all year long and save it to stick in stocking. Since most of the stuff I get is free, I always try to find a unique gadget, tool or trinket to stick in with all the free stuff. If you’re at a loss for stocking stuffer ideas this year, here are some of my favorites:


green duck in box 300 dpiCelebriDuck – $11.99
One of the most common consumer products in almost every home in America is the rubber duck. But why have an ordinary yellow duck when you can have a CelebriDuck? CelebriDucks is the original creator of the first ever celebrity rubber ducks of the greatest icons of film, music, athletics, and history. The line includes everyone from The Wizard of Oz to Santa Claus to NCAA teams and even President Obama. Though they are the most intricately sculpted and painted ducks on the market, they are fully functional and meet all safety requirements. You can buy them ONLINE. Plus use code SHELLIE to get 10% off your first order.

Why I Picked This as My Top Pick: I think it’s a really creative product. If you have someone who collects team or celebrity paraphernalia, then these would be a really creative way to give a unique collectible item. They are also great for kids because they come in characters that they will enjoy like Police Officers or various movie stars. The duck is very unique and is packaged beautifully. They sent me a Michael Jackson Thriller duck and it was a big hit!


gSpoutspoonrestgSpout – $12.95
The g-Spout is a removable, multi-purpose spout and strainer that helps you strain and pour hot cooking oil and grease, batters, soups and sauces. Made of high temperature food grade silicone, the g-Spout is microwave and dishwasher safe. It can be purchased ONLINE. Plus, use code SHELLIE at checkout for 10% off

Why I Love This Product: Because it works! I hate straining grease so I was anxious to try it. The spout clipped to my pan easily and I placed a lid on the pan and very easily strained off the grease and didn’t make a mess.


YOYO Lip Gloss – $2.99
Simply clip it on (to anything, any time, anywhere), then swipe it on for lip-smacking shine, sensational shimmer, and sweet, sassy color and flavor. It can be purchased at Rainbow Kids Stores (TX, TN), Discovery Clothing Company (IL) or ONLINE.

Why I Like This Product: The retractable clip makes it easy to keep track of your gloss. It’s sturdy but still fun to use. It comes in flavors like Girly Green Apple and Big Bounce Bubblegum. Plus, the gloss is very light in color, almost clear so you won’t have to worry about your tween or teen looking too made-up.

hotchoc_3pack2Canterbury Organics Fireside Cocoa Variety Pack – $4.99

A trio for warming up a cold day with the rich taste and smooth texture of our organic Hot Chocolate. The three pack includes traditional cocoa, festive peppermint hot chocolate, and the soothing sipper, Almond Hot Chocolate. The organic and all-natural mixes are also free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, artificial additives, preservatives or colorings. You can buy it at local grocers including Whole Foods and Kroger. Learn more from their website HERE.

Why I Like This Product: The packaging is really nice. But it doesn’t stop there. The cocoa packets were generous and had more than enough powder to make a strong cup of cocoa. The Peppermint Cocoa was my favorite, it had just the right balance of chocolate and mint.

VARIETYMyPacifier Personalized Pacifier – 3/$15
These are personalized pacifiers for baby.  Deluxe-quality pacifiers in many styles and colors that help prevent germ swapping at day care. The choice of celebrities. They can be purchased ONLINE. Plus, use code HD09through 12/12 to get 10% off.

Why I Like This Product: I think it’s a unique idea. If you’ve got to do a baby stocking or have a mom-to-be on your list, this would be something fun to try. You can personalize them with baby’s name or something else. One of the samples I received said “Chick Magnet.” This is a quality product and meets the same safety standards as regular pacifiers.

flowers3 024The Soap Florist
These are handcrafted flowers made of soap. They look and smell realistic and are an earth friendly, cruelty free gift. They are made with a rich creamy, vegetable based soap that will leave your skin soft and moisturized. You can buy them ONLINE.

Why I Love This Product: These soaps are beautiful and very fragrant. If you know someone who like to have pretty soaps on display in their guest bath, this would be a great option. If you think they are too beautiful to use, the company also offers the soaps in traditional bars.