Stuff those stockings with unique and personalized gifts

By Lisa Canning
While I love opening big boxes under the tree, I have to admit I most look forward to watching my children open their stockings on Christmas morning! Stockings provide an opportunity to have a little fun, and surprise and delight the special people in your life with unique gifts. Here are some fun ideas to make your stocking super special – and even a complete gift.

For the Tech Lover

Impress the most digitally savvy people on your list with gifts that will delight and inspire. Think a printer that fits in your pocket for on-the-go printing, adapters that stream media to your TV, pocket-sized screen cleaning kits, or Cord BYTES to make charging their smartphone a little less mundane

For the Creative Crafter

Stock up on your crafter’s favourite items. Grab some glow-in-the-dark glue (a staple in my house!), a rose gold or acrylic stapler, and glitter-handle scissors. Treat them to a Wi-Fi-enabled label maker, and, of course, don’t forget the washi tape, adult colouring books and a new set of colouring pencils.


For the Instagrammer

The social media maven on your list will love you for items that will make for a good ‘gram. Think colourful, portable instant cameras, marble-covered agendas, Poppin pens, pom pom keychains, a pineapple light, or even a light box with a personalized holiday greeting! Keep their feed looking great with these fun tabletop items.


For the Gamer

Surprise the video game lover in your life with a hot-off-the-shelf game, treat them to a new joystick or grab them an HD game capture. You might be shocked to learn how much wear-and-tear a gaming headset can get – a new one will make sure they hear their team (or competition!) loud and clear. Not sure what your gamer might need? A Steam Gift Card can be redeemed on Steam for the purchase of games, software, hardware, and much more!

For Busy Parents

Busy parents who are always on the go (are there any other kind?) will rejoice when you gift them with a Tile Mate Bluetooth Item Tracker. Give them the gift of one less thing to worry about – never losing their keys again! For the new parents in your life, a MotherWord Calendar can help make the transition to parenthood a little easier. And what new parent doesn’t need a “brag book” to show off photos of their new bundle?



Lisa is a parenting, interior design and lifestyle expert in Toronto, Canada. Learn more about her adventures raising 7 children while balancing a business at

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