10 Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stockings are always one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning, and this is largely because my mom is so skilled at filling them up with a mix of candy, beauty products and small items that are just for us. Before any gifts are opened, my family always goes through the stockings one by one. It is a tradition I have always enjoyed and a fun way to kickoff the Christmas Day festivities together.

Since we have FIVE days until Christmas, I thought I’d share ten stocking stuffer ideas that you can easily get when you are in a time crunch. All the hyperlinks below will take you to products on Amazon. This way if you don’t have time to get to the store, you can choose two-day shipping and get your stocking stuffers delivered to your door before Christmas.

 

  1. Headphones, $8 — Am I the only one who is always loosing these? These Panasonic ones also come in eight different colors.
  2. Sunglasses, $10 — These Ray Ban knock offs are a steal at $10. Of course you can get fancy ones too.
  3. Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit, $20 — If you know someone who loves taking photos with their phone, they’ll love trying out these different lenses.
  4. Leather Luggage Tags, $9 — Perfect for any jetsetter, this pretty blue color will standout nicely on any luggage.
  5. Slotted Turner, $6 — Perfect for the cook in your family, this KitchenAid one is such a pretty color to add to your kitchen utensils.
  6. Portable Phone Charger, $13 — This is a gift that’s perfect for someone who travels regularly, or that person who is regularly glued to their phone! The black one on Amazon is regularly $40 but it is majorly discounted to $13.
  7. Kitchen Towel, $13 — This pineapple print is a fun way to brighten up the kitchen and put a smile on your face.
  8. Initial Key Chain, $5-$10 — Initially Yours on Amazon has every letter of the alphabet, and each is about $8 (no idea why some letters are cheaper than others!).
  9. Hand Cream, 2 for $15 — Winter can really dry out our skin, so this is something that is sure to be used. I like to keep one of these in my purse and at my desk.
  10. Bath Sponge, 3 for $8 —  These are great for anyone, but especially for those who enjoy relaxing in the shower or tub.

These items are great for a range of ages and personalities. I also tried to select practical gifts that will likely be used and enjoyed. Gift cards are also a fun extra item to add into stockings. I’d love to hear if you have any go-to stocking stuffers or family traditions with your stockings.

Cheers!

SC

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Get the Look: Red Dress for less than $100

Can you believe we are less than one week until Christmas? If you are looking for an affordable and fabulous dress for a Christmas party, I’d put aside that always dependable black dress and consider going with a red dress for that perfect pop of festive flair.

Similar to the token “little black dress,” a red dress is a staple piece that all women should own. But, a red dress serves a different purpose. It’s a way to make a statement, standout and bring a spark of fun to the environment. My favorite red dresses are simple and classic, with a twist. Here are a few red dresses that are great for a range of body types.

1. Felicity & Coco Ruffle Sheath Dress, $98

2. Tahari Seamed A-Line Dress, $64

3. Modcloth A-Line Dress, $60

4. Lulu’s Red Midi Dress, $46

The Felicity & Coco sheath dress has a great cut for a straight and narrow figure. The Tahari and Modcloth A-line dresses are a flattering cut for curvy, petite and athletic figures. The Lulu’s dress is also a nice option to play up your curves.

Recently, I wore a red dress for Thanksgiving dinner. I opted for a thick cotton A-line dress from LOFT. I paired it with sheer black tights, a pair of my favorite Dolce Vita booties, a sparkly J.Crew Factory necklace and a scarf from Zara.

While this exact dress is no longer available, the Tahari dress pictured above is very similar. What I like most about a style like this is that it can easily be dressed up or down for fancy or casual affairs. The dress and sleeve length also allow it to be easily worn across seasons.

Hopefully the pieces I have shared will help you out this holiday season or for future festivities. If you have a favorite red dress, I’d love to hear about it.

Cheers!

SC

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Sarah Camille’s Seasoned Crackers Recipe

Hi friends! Today I am sharing my favorite seasoned crackers recipe. It is perfect for the holiday season, and something I love to make every Christmas. It is my favorite for a few reasons. First, it is my grandmother’s recipe. Second, these crackers always put a smile on peoples’ faces. Third, I get TONS of compliments on how delicious (and addictive!) they are. Lastly, they are super easy to make.

Now, let’s dig in! These seasoned crackers also make a perfect gift for your neighbor, a party host, coworkers, your child’s teacher or even as a little personal touch to add to another gift. To eat, these are great with soup. But my favorite way to eat them is plain, and by the handful!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/5 packages of Nabisco oyster crackers
  • 3/4 C Wesson Vegetable Oil
  • 1 packs of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. dill
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Steps: 

  1. Preheat oven to 250° F and put all ingredients in your baking pan (pictured above).
  2. Mix ingredients together in pan until they are fully incorporated.
  3. Bake crackers for 15-20 minutes and mix them again. Repeat this step three times, so that the crackers bake for 45-60 minutes total.

Typically, I buy three bags of oyster crackers and double the recipe using two pans in the oven. This recipe is also an easy one for kids to make with if you have helper bees in your home. You can also play around with the amount of seasoning, if you prefer one flavor over another.

For gift giving, I like to put these in metal tins with wax paper or in a plastic bag with a holiday print on it. You can also use holiday tupperware. Just add a ribbon and a handwritten note and you’re done! Here is an example of cellophane bags I have used before. I got the metal tins pictured below from my local Michaels for just a few dollars, but I cannot find them online.


I would love to know if you like to make something similar as a holiday gift as well. Do you have a similar seasoned crackers recipe? Have you ever been given a snack like this? Personally, I think food is always a great gift idea for families and friends. Plus, I have seen this recipe enjoyed by a wide range of ages and different levels of sophisticated palates.

Please let me know how you like this recipe if you give it a try.

Cheers and happy holidays!

Sarah Camille

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