Stuff for the Holiday Stocking
We track down some quick, easy and inexpensive gifts for everyone on your list.
Stores in the Florissant area sell a lot of small items that are perfect stocking stuffers for everyone on your gift list. Whether it's something simple like a gift card or something specific such as a pair of earrings, here's a guide to what you can find in the area without breaking the bank.
1. Gift cards and certificates make for great stocking stuffers. You can get them just about anywhere - retail stores, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, etc.
A lot of places offer them in amounts of $10, $15 or $25, and others let you load cards to the amount you want to give. Most of the places covered in the Florissant gift guides sell gift cards for their businesses, and some of them even sell gift cards to other places.
2. Pier 1 Imports has a ton of items that are perfect for stocking stuffers, but their holiday-themed bath and body gifts are too cute to pass up. They include $2 soaps, bath gels and bath fizzers that are shaped like snowflakes, penguins and peppermints.
3. Dooley's Florist and Gifts has a good selection of stocking stuffers that are good for girls of all ages. They sell a lip gloss that doubles as a mirrorball ornament for $3.99.
4. A smaller, fun piece of jewelry can be a big hit as a stocking stuffer for the fashionista in your life. Andrea's Boutique sells pairs of earrings for $8 to $18, in addition to other jewelry.
5. Christmas socks are always a big hit for the people in your life who love expressing seasonal change through their footwear. Macy's at Jamestown Mall has a good selection of them for $3.99 each.
6. Nagle's has a ton of Christmas-themed and other stocking stuffers that will work for just about everyone on your list. The impressive array includes a Texting Dictionary of Acronyms for $4.99 that is popular for parents of teens who are trying to decode their kids' text messages.
7. Barnes and Noble has plenty of fun items to buy as stocking stuffers, including several decks of cards that cost $5.95 to $7.95. They have packs for simple games such as Uno and Rummy, and more complicated games such as the Monopoly and Scrabble card games.
8. Target has a ton of toys and novelty items, including a Slinky Jr. and a Hello Kitty marker set, at the front of the store in their $1 section. You could probably find some little knick-knacks for everyone on your list if you look hard enough.
9. When out buying presents for everyone, it can be hard to remember your four-legged friends. The JCPenney Outlet at Jamestown Mall has you covered with dog treats and bones starting at $1.99.
10. Walgreens has plenty of treats for the humans in your life, too. They're selling individually-wrapped Christmas candy starting at $0.29. Whether you want a Russell Stover Santa or some Christmas-themed Nerds, they're sure to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth that you have on your list.