At advicesisters.com we’re getting in “the spirit.”We know it’s time to start checking the gift lists and stockpiling the stocking stuffers!
This year, Chanukah begins on December 24th, just as Christmas Eve arrives. It may seem like that is eons from now but trust us, the time will go by very quickly.
Throughout November and December advicesisters.com will be bringing you gift ideas that are out of the ordinary, but still accessible. While these are meant to give, they are also things for you to get for yourself, or to share with those folks who would really like to know what you’d like, but might not know how to ask. We think it’s ok to drop a hint.
This is our very first official guide of the season, six stocking stuffers that are not just cute and affordable, but practical, too. None are over $14. Who doesn’t love that?!
Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief, advicesisters.com
Cricket Hair Accessories Tins:
When you give a gift in multiples, it always is a lot more impressive. When you present it in an adorable, re-useable tin, you’ve got a slam-dunk gift! Cricket has two new stocking stuffer gifts for girls who can’t get enough of their favorite hair accessories: Happy Hair Ties ($8.95) holds 50 black hair elastics and 99 Bobby Pins ($9.95) has well, 99 black bobby pins! These are both packaged in “band-aid” tins that keep things organized. They’re so cute, they’re a gift in itself! Give this the Happy Hair Ties to your favorite “gym rat” who is always bothering you for an extra hair tie. Gift the bobby pins to your glamor queen friend who adores, updos! These are great for the office grab bag, too. You can’t go wrong. You can find these at Ulta while supplies last or visit
Give this the Happy Hair Ties to your favorite “gym rat” who is always bothering you for an extra hair tie. Gift the bobby pins to your glamor queen friend who adores, updos! These are great for the office grab bag, too. You can’t go wrong. You can find these at Ulta while supplies last or visit CricketCo.com
We like the “no sock” look but not what it does to the skin on our feet (not to mention it’s cold out there in the Winter)! Keysocks ($14.00/pair) have made a solution to this dilemma. The new weekend sock has a hole cut higher so the shoe would not be rubbing against your foot, and this sock is also great for converse or Adidas sneakers. KeySocks are the perfect sock to wear with boots, sneakers, or heels and they create a softer cushion for your feet to be standing on.
These are the first knee high socks that will give you an extra layer of warmth if needed, and have a keyhole cut out so you don’t really look like you’re wearing socks at all. We wear tested these socks and they’re so super comfy, we might not wear tradition trouser ever socks again! Get them in light or original weight and in other colors such as pink and green,
We wear tested these socks and they’re so super comfy, we might not wear tradition trouser ever socks again! Get them in light or original weights, and in other colors such as pink and green, http://www.keysocks.com/
Invisibobble Time To Shine Collection
Invisibobbles are colorful, stretchy, plastic spirals that are sophisticated ponytail elastics, in essence, but a lot more than that. Just one can style an entire updo. No matter how many times you wrap them around your hair, they won’t rip it to shreds or cause pain when you pull them out because they magically slide off. Wear one on your wrist (stack a few for a fashion statement_ and pull one off at the gym, when you need a quick way to pull your hair up, at the beach or pool, etc. We always keep a few in our makeup bags.
For the holidays, Invisibobble Time to Shine “($7.95 for 3 hair rings per cube) is a collection of semi-sheer Invisibobbles with a thread a metallic in gold, silver, bronze or rose through them to add a hint of sparkle. We love gold for blondes, rose for redheads but anyone can wear these sheer plastic stretchy rings with metallic sparkle and just a bit of color accent to an updo, pony or or bun. Time To Shine features the original sized Invisibobble (our Summer 2016 Invisibobble review details other sizes).
Clear cubes featuring sparkling Invisibobble trios make the perfect stocking stuffer for girls and women of every age, and for you, too. Available from October 2016 to January 2017 in Nordstrom, Sephora, and Kohls. For more information visit http://www.invisibobble.com/
Makeup Bags from Claires Accessories
Q: Who needs another cosmetic bag? A: Everyone!
Makeup bags wear out, get dirty and you just get tired of them . We’re showing you just one of the many cosmetics bags you can buy online or at your local Claire’s store. They’re great for stocking stuffers, or for housing another gift inside. “As-is” a really cute makeup bag is a great gift for a girl or woman of any age.
You may or may not find this particular Make-up Glitter Cosmetic Bag Item: 47517 ($12.50) when you shop at your local Claire’s store, but no worries! There are so many others to choose from. We liked the way this one proclaims: “Wake-up and Make-up” on a white case covered in cosmetics graphics with glitter. It jhs a zipper top and it’s and it’s synthetic and laminated so you can whisk away dirt and stray makeup with a damp cloth. 7 3/4″L x 5 1/2″H x 3 1/2″W
Find these at your local Claire’s stores and Claires.com
Claire’s Gold Rhinestone Coil Bracelet
This stretchy gold or silver-tone bracelet first everyone. The thin metal band is accented with pave rhinestones and coils around your wrist. This comfortable, lightweight bracelet really catches the light to add a bit of sparkle. Wear it on your watch wrist to accent it or pair it with other bracelets.
Obviously, Claire’s has lots of other glittering bracelets under $10. but we just loved this one. Gift it as a stocking stuffer or inside one of the cosmetics bags from Claire’s and make it a bigger ticket gift that is still affordable We can’t think of a single woman or girl who wouldn’t love you for this! Find these at your local Claire’s stores and Claires.com
Luggage Tags from Sholdit
Each of these large tags (about the size of a flat phone charger) says something we all wish we could say to those eager “baggage carousel” hogs that grab your bag before you can tell them it’s not theirs. Our favorite luggage tag is the blue “NOT your Bag!” because how often have you had to say that? The tag lets them know it’s your bag, definitely not theirs.
We can see using these as “gift tags” for your other holiday gifts (since you can put ID on the back). Imagine everyone getting gifts with their own tag — it is going to cause lots of laughs. But therse tags aren’t a joke. They’ll be used for years to keep luggage safe from thieves and distinguish the suitcases that they adorn, from everyone else’s.
Whether you add one or two as a stocking stuffer or use them as gift tags, they’re affordable and so so cute and useful. For more information visit https://www.sholdit.com/