Let the gift guides commence! My biggest guide every year is the kid stocking guide, and that one takes me HOURS. I take that job very seriously (and have fun doing so), and do a lot of research and scouring to find the most delightful unique treasures kids will love. I try and include 50 items and cover both little kid through teens, so it’s a J.O.B. It’s still in the works, but I’ll have it to you early next week!
So we’re starting with a fun one–stocking stuffers for moms. This is my dream stocking full of some of my favorites as well as some wish list items.
1. East Fork Pottery Mug
This is THE MUG, the only one you will ever reach for once you get one. It’s a cult favorite East Fork Pottery in Ashville–so beloved that they restock them every Tuesday because they sell out. I want an entire cabinet full of everything East Fork, but if that’s possible, THE MUG is what you want.
2. Clary Balm
This magical concoction of all natural strained oils and infused herbs works on everything — lips, elbows, hands, boo boos, etc. I keep a tin in my backpack and ask Santa to replenish it every year in my stocking.
3. Minted Personalized Stationery Set
Every adult woman deserves grown up personalized stationery. I always feel completely put together, despite my mess, when I write a note in my personalized cards. Minted has so many beautiful sets to choose from!
4. Anthropologie Initial Necklace
I wear my initial necklace almost every day (even shower with it!) and get so many compliment on it. Super simple elegance.
5. Pendleton Hudson Bay Stripe Socks
The perfect winter socks. Very cabin-in-the-snowy-woods vibe.
6. Click! Magazine Subscription
I suggest this magazine to any and all moms looking to up their photography game. It’s full of the most beautiful inspiration, and every time it arrives in my mailbox, I save it for when I can savor it because IT IS TO BE SAVORED. Just renewed my subscription while writing this!
7. Anthropologie Bow Headband
Headbands are having a moment in fashion right now, and I’m on board. This is my favorite headband I bought this year (so fun!), and it comes in four colors!
8. Basalt Lip Balm
Luxurious lip balm with on point packaging.
9. Pentel Energel Style Gel Pen
My mom and dad were both good pen fanatics growing up. My mom always had the most beautiful Parker pens (like purchased from a showcase!), and my dad never failed to pull out a good pen from his jacket pocket when we asked for one. I’m picky about my pens–I want them to roll like butter. This one is a favorite–glides beautifully across a page AND it’s pretty!
10. Yes You Can! Oxford Pennant
Can you promote your own pennant in your stocking stuffer guide? Yes you can! Actually any of Oxford Pennants are perfect for a stocking, and there are so many to choose from! Follow their Instagram to see them displayed in the hippest ways.
11. Capri Blue Mini Candle
The ultimate stocking stuffer/hostess gift/teacher gift. One of my favorite candles shrunk down to fit in a stocking.
12. Noonday Collection Mumbai Hoops
From one of my favorite women-supporting-women companies, these Mumbai hoops are so versatile! You can build them to e as extra as you wish (that pom pom!)–or keep them simple with just that little gold coin. So many different looks with one pair of earrings.
13. Colourpop Palette
I love Colourpop eye shadows from Ulta. Their palettes are beautiful and much less expensive than some of the leading makeup brands known for their palettes.
14. Glossier Lidstar and Cheek Paint
These two Glossier favorites are always in my makeup case. They have some really pretty subtle colors that are great for tweens starting to play with makeup. I heard Santa may be dropping some of these in Lainey’s stocking.
15. Zara Rhinestone Hair Clips
Super glam. Growing out your bangs isn’t quite so miserable when you have these to clip them back with.
16. Le Labo Santal 33
My absolute favorite. The sexiest most intoxicating scent. I use it sparingly and put it in my own stocking every year because I can.
17. Wood Chris Farley Magnet
Chris Farley’s face on a wood magnet? Yes, please. So many fun pop culture magnets (Dolly! Bill Murray! Bea Arthur!) from the cutest shop, Frog and Toad Press.
18. Williams Sonoma Mulling Spices
The BEST mulling spices–tastes homemade with bits of dried citrus and the best blend of wintery spices. Add to hot cider and sit around and watch movies all through break.