By Raquel Parks

The holiday shopping season is finally here which means the rush to Christmas shop for loved ones has begun. Stocking stuffers is the one Christmas gift that won’t be difficult to shop for.

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Stocking stuffers are small, simple gifts that are a great way to show someone you care. When it comes to stocking stuffers, there are a variety of items to choose from.

Sean Jean Ties

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Here are a few ideas to consider:

Men’s Ties

From the office to after five, a tie comes in handy for any occasion. It’s the perfect compliment to any suit or collared shirt. A quality, tie can be found at any major department or retail store. T.J. Maxx, for example, is a great place to find designer ties that look good and won’t break the budget.


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Gloves and Scarves

There’s no better way to stay warm than with a comfy, pair of gloves and a scarf during the coldest days this season. A scarf and a pair of gloves is a great gift for children and adults. They come in several vibrant, colors, patterns, and styles so it’s easy to find a set that’s fashionable.

Gift Cards

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Gift cards are ideal for people who seem to have everything. With a gift card they can purchase any item of their choice and they are surely to besatisfied. Gift Cards are available almost everywhere and with all the holiday deals, it’s the best way to shop!


A pair of silver earrings and a pendant or a everyday-watch, can instantly bring a smile to anyone’s face. Jewelry is small enough to fit in the stocking but special enough to hold great meaning. Jewelry is always in style and a great way to accessorize any outfit. There are several stores that sell beautiful jewelry sets at affordable prices. Macy’s and JCPenney’s are common places to find jewelry during the holiday.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Lotion

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Hand Lotion & Sanitizer

Hand lotion and sanitizer is not only a great stocking stuffer but a necessity during this season. It’s important to keep the skin moisturized and clean. Bath and Body Works is a great place to find a a variety of scented lotions and sanitizers for everyone.

Remember, a stocking stuffer may be a small gift but it can still bring a huge smile to anyone’s face on the holiday.

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Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages. You can visit Raquel’s blog at and follow her on Twitter @MetroDivaPages.