2007 Stocking Stuffers for Grownups

You can’t fit in your footie pajamas anymore, and you’d rather have kahlua in your cocoa than marshmallows. Still, stockings are the very best part of Christmas. Here are a few stocking stuffer options for the grownups you love. Nothing over $20.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 09 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason

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  • Eyelet Candle Holders

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    A this price, you can light the whole room with candles.

    $2 at CB2 | Buy

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Darth Vader and Storm Trooper Ornaments

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    You’ll need one Vader, and thirty Storm Troopers.

    $6 at Black Rose | Buy

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Sakura Earring Stand

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    Maybe she’ll be able to keep track of more than one earring at a time this way.

    $10 at Urban Outfitters | Buy

    | Posted 09 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Annoyatron

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    The aptly named annoyatron issues high-pitched beeps at non-standard intervals, and can be hidden in myriad small spaces.

    $10 at Think Geek | Buy

    | Posted 08 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • String Doll Gang

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    Eeenie beenie monsters to hang from the closet light pull.

    $12 at Free People Clothing Boutique | Buy

    | Posted 08 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Know Your Knots Kit

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    To complement the lingerie you’ll surely find under the tree.

    $10 at Curiosity Shoppe | Buy

    | Posted 08 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Mister Mustard Sweet Hot Mustard

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    Awesome retro label aside, this is my favorite hotdog mustard. It’s delicious, and it has a little kick, but it’s not trying to be more than it is. Excellent to have on hand for post-feast sandwich fests.

    $2 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 07 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Parkhaus Card Case

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    An elegant wool pouch to keep your business cards warm. Comes in light grey, blue, and red.

    $11 at Plastica | Buy

    | Posted 07 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Wishbone Set

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    Wishes cast in colored plastic. No more agonizing over a gift, this is the best way to get them whatever they want most.

    $10 at Rare Device | Buy

    | Posted 07 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Magnetic Timer

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    I just received one of these as a gift, and I adore it. I use mine to time exercise, chores, and the time I have before I need to get out the door. Also, you could use it for holiday cookies.

    $12 at Anthropologie | Buy

    | Posted 06 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Jojo Hairpins

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    If she can’t pin her hair up, you’ll never get to see her let it down.

    $12 at Modishoppe | Buy

    | Posted 06 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Sharps Guck in a Puck

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    This makes a great gift because lots of men won’t buy themselves fancy grooming products. My friend Pete has been looking for some good hair styling gel, so I asked him to check out this cream intstaed. Here’s what he said:

    “I like it a lot. I am very picky about this stuff too. I hate difficult-to-use, greasy hair products, many of which leave my scalp feeling nasty (read oily) after application. This particular product is great because it doesn’t require gobs and gobs to get desired results, most importantly hold and manageability. It doesn’t feel overly greasy or oily either, and it’s versatile in that I’ve tried it dry with wet hair or wet with dry hair (I wet it with just a few drops of water making it really easy to use.) And it smells good dammit.”

    $13 at Details for Men | Buy

    | Posted 06 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Scharffen Berger Chocolate Covered Ginger

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    Crystalized ginger covered in 99 percent cacao unsweetend chocolate. The bite of unsweeted chocolate is an excellent complement to the spicy, sweet center. I keep them in my desk drawer.

    They’re great with sparkling wine, or have a few with your evening coffee – so flavorful that three or four will satisfy. Of course, that need not stop you from pouring the entire container into your mouth.

    $9 at Scharffe Berger | Buy

    | Posted 05 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Customized Guitar Pick

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    Choose a photo, quote, monogram, whatever, and they’ll put it on a guitar pick. Way cooler than the customized mouse pad you were pondering.

    $11 at The Guthrie Thomas Company | Buy

    | Posted 05 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • fabMaps

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    Brilliant hanky-sized fabric maps that don’t rip, wrinkle, or fall apart in the rain. You can let the kids use them without concern, and they also make amusing pocket squares.

    Only a few city options right now, but more are coming soon. You’ll never need to figure out how to re-fold the map again.

    $6 at Rand McNally | Buy

    | Posted 05 Nov, 2007 by Margaret Mason