One of the biggest areas I struggle with at Christmas is the stocking stuffers for the adults in my life. Yes, I try to send a little something for our parents and siblings. It’s not usually anything crazy or big, but just a little treat or something they might want or more importantly need that they might not buy for themselves. This year, I thought I would theme those stocking stuffers with items that would help them start their year off on the right foot.
Here are my super easy stocking stuffer ideas for starting the new year right!
Socks + underwear + sports bras
My family jokes about giving socks and underwear if you don’t present a wish list. This year I put them on my wish list. No joke. I can always use new cushiony socks that aren’t worn down. And, for the ladies, sports bras for supporting their girls.
There are some great leak-proof options out there sure to please any person. And, let’s face it, it’s likely none of us drink enough water, so a water bottle would make a great encourager. Bonus points if it’s super cute. ::reaches over and grabs water bottle to sip some water::
With the man bun being all the rage, this can apply to men and women. Hair can be annoying. It’s important to be able to pull it back out of your face and for it to stay back and not bother you. Hair ties, headbands and hats are great for this.
Toothbrush + toothpaste
Oral hygiene and health is important. And so is replacing your toothbrush regularly. Pop a new one in their stocking and get their favorite toothpaste so they know you pay attention.
We don’t need anybody stinking up their new year. That would not be a good start. Throw in a new deodorant for their gym bag.
Arm phone holder
The New Year could involve more walking or running and tunes are important for motivation. It’s nice to be able to strap your phone on your arm or music playing device to your arm, pop in some headphones and go.
I have a FitBit Surge and it’s kind of amazing that a little gadget like this will help push me to take more steps everyday and get my heart rate up even higher. I used to have the One and that pushed me to move more as well. A fitness tracker is a great addition to a stocking with a little higher price tag. It’s nice because these will also encourage tracking your food and water intake with a smart phone as well.
Sunscreen / Sunblock
It’s always a good idea to keep your skin protected when you are outside. A little bottle of sunscreen or sunblock is a great reminder for taking care of your skin every day.
There are a lot of studies that speak to the wonders of sugar-free chewing gum. It’s great for your oral hygiene and can help you make better eating decisions in the new year.
Fitness Essential Oil
I’ve already purchased some Deep Relief to go in some stockings around here. It’s great to have something to put on sore muscles and body aches.
The New Year still needs to have food, but you’ll be on the go. Something like ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars are a great way to indulge in holiday sweets and after, without the guilt (under 200 calories). ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars are gluten free and full of protein to keep you full of energy & to help you stay on track during the holiday season. They are perfect when you are on-the-go and need a good protein-filled snack. They are easy to pack into a gym bag or purse for when hunger strikes or food is needed.
A bonus: Treat yo’ self
When people are working hard, a little treat is welcome and helps fight a craving. Having a little chocolate treat is a welcome gift in a stocking. Everybody, can have a little yummy goodness in their stocking. These small Russell Stover treats like the Peppermint Bark Snowman, Raspberry Cream Santa and little trial boxes are a great addition.
There are a ton of good things you can put in a stocking this year to help family and friends start their new year off on the right foot. I think this list just scratches the surface.