Thinking Outside the Sox: Pretty Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Ineedprettythings*There is nothing better than waking up to a stocking stuffed with surprises on Christmas morning! *I Need Pretty Things is here to share a few unique ideas that will make digging in even more delightful. Be sure to check out the blog where ‘The Pretty Committee’ dishes on the hottest looks and labels, where to get them, and how to wear them.

Socks in a stocking? Seriously? Surely you can come up with something better.

Get a little creative and surprise your loved ones with some unexpected treats. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Add some sparkle to her stocking with a set of embellished bobby pins. Forever 21 has some great ones right now for less than $4.


[Clockwise from top left: Rhinestone Bobby Pin Set**, Girly Bobby Pin Set, Rose Bobby Pin Set, Zipper Floral Bobby Pins]

Make her lips shine with this Stila Lip Glaze Collection from Sephora. Set includes four bestsellers and four new shades.


Valued at $80, this set’s a steal at $25.

Enough talk about ice, warm her heart with this adorable Bird & Cage Stamp Set from


Set includes two rubber stamps in printed drawstring pouch $10.

**For HIM **

Take him back to his college days with this:


Desktop Ping Pong set $9.

Give him guy-themed block of memo notes so he can leave you the manliest love notes.


The Kakuzai Wood Memo Block can be found at for $35.

Give him an extra surge of energy with some Shower Shock Caffeinated Soap. Even non-coffee drinkers will appreciate the extra pick me up.


Soap is available for $7 or 3 for $15.


If all else fails, take the tried and true route to his or her heart with scrumptious cookies.


Pumpkin Cinnamon Cookies by Lynsey & Harper Confections, $9.

We hope we gave you some idea that’ll really knock their socks off. If not, tell them to put a sock in it!

Want more ideas? Check out our 2008 Stocking Stuffer Guide.

Yours Truly,

Lady Lex and Trendspotter from