Top 8 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Cary, NC – It’s the last few days before Christmas, and I am in need of some stocking stuffers. You know, those somewhat small and definitley inexpensive gifts to load up your family’s stockings hung with care by the fireplace.

What to Stuff?

Candy is always good. But I feel kind of guilty packing a giant stocking with 36,000 calories of sugary treats. My kids have polished it off before Santa’s milk has stopped sloshing in the glass.

My parents would sometimes load the stocking with school supplies – pencils, sharpeners, scissors. Hated it.

Cheap. Fun. Trendy.

When I need a fun, trendy stocking stuffer, I go to Five Below. It’s not Nordstrom, mind you, but kids love the fun, trendy items. There are two locations in the greater Cary area –  Beaver Creek and Cary Crossroads.

Here are a few hot items in the store right now.

1.  Smart Touch phone wristlet ($5). The “it” case of the season in shiny, dazzling styles, this all-in-one wallet and cell phone case is perfect for the teen on-the-go. Its unique design allows easy access to all of your phone’s buttons and controls without having to remove the case. Plus, it includes slots for ID cards, cash, and more.

2. Caviar nail art set ($5). A fierce gift for the fashionista on your list, this kit includes everything you need to create cool nail looks that are red carpet ready.

3. 1D fan collectibles ($2 – $5). For the die-hard One Direction fan who dreams of Harry, Liam, and Niall, Five Below has posters, books, jewelry, charms, and more.

4. Smart Touch gloves ($3). Talk, type, text, and play with your gloves on! Special fabric on the index finger and thumb allows you to use any electronic device that has touch screen technology, such as an iPhone or Android.

5. Pashmire scarves ($5). When it starts to get cool, look cute and comfy at the same time.  With more than eight ways to wear it, this classic, ultra-soft scarf comes in frosty colors, jewel tones, and animal prints perfect for day or night.

6. iPhone 5 Tuff Cases ($5). Keep your Apple iPhone5 safe from drops, bumps, and shock with this case that features three-layer protection and polycarbonate and silicone materials for durability. Available in tons of colors to personalize your phone.

7. DJ-style headphones ($5). Be the star of your own party! These headphones feature amazing sound quality; over-the-ear design; pivoting ear cups; and soft, closed-ear cushions. Plus they look great!

8. Classic board game key chains ($3.99). Fight boredom on those long car rides to visit the cousins over the holidays. Choose from the world’s best known games like Connect Four, Clue, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and more.

What’s in Your Stocking?

Got a great idea for sticking stuffers? Leave a comment!