Inexpensive, Fun Stocking Stuffers

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If you're looking for fun little goodies to fill those stockings for Christmas, InStyle magazine editor Suzanne Zuckerman suggested has some inexpensive ones featured in the magazine.

LETTERPRESS NOTEBOOKS
Beautifully designed multipurpose notebooks to use for anything from a to-do list to a diary. Inspired by archetypal botanical images, historic textile patterns and classic ornamental designs, the unlined letterpress notebooks measure 4 1/2" x 6 ½."
MSRP: $12 each; Dauphine Press, dauphinepress.com

BEESWAX GLITTER CANDLES
Natural hand-rolled candles made with nontoxic non-sparking glitter. Burn rate is approximately 1 inch per hour when wick is properly trimmed to 1/4" before lighting. Just the slightest hint of natural honey wax fragrance. Select from two sizes: 8" or 12" candles.
MSRP: $17/2; California Fleurish, 619-590-1392 or californiafleurish.com

METAL-AND-GLASS SPARKLE RINGS
Everyone loves a little sparkle, so why not jazz up an outfit with a fun cocktail ring! Ideal for "The Fab Fashionable Teen."
MSRP: $15 each; aldoshoes.com for stores

TARTE LIPGLOSS SET
A set of six glosses to give you full and shimmery lips, with a hint of gold. The shades are Golden Champagne Shimmer, Golden Reddish Bronze Shimmer, Golden Peach Shimmer, Golden Magenta Shimmer, Golden Red Shimmer, and Golden Pink Shimmer.
MSRP: $28; Tarte Cosmetics, tartecosmetics.com

DARK CHOCOLATE-COVERED CORNFLAKES
Chocolatier Jacque Torres, known for his truffles and ganache, creates an affordable treat for everyone -- taking America's favorite breakfast cereal and covering it in rich dark chocolate of course! Each bag contains 4 oz.
MSRP: $5 each; Jacques Torres, mrchocolate.com

CRUMB VACUUM
Clean up any evidence of Christmas gorging with whimsical crumb vacuums. Available in a pig, cow and elephant.
MSRP: $19; Made by Humans, 877-731-0503

RUBBER TRAVEL iPOD SPEAKERS
Portable MegaBass Mini MP3 Speakers offer sound quality that's clear and strong. The speakers fold compactly for travel -- with a special channel to hold the wrapped cord around the speakers when not in use for tangle-free transport.
MSRP: $20; Container Store, 888-266-8246 or containerstore.com

FANDEX FIELD GUIDE
Colorful educational guides, that look like toys, but are filled with maps and statistics to expand the mind. 21 titles available: Dinosaurs, Presidents, American Indians, Civil War, Birds, Wildflowers, etc.
MSRP: $10; Workman Publishers, workman.com

SINGING ANIMAL CUBES
Three cube-shaped plastic animals create a musical farmyard. With the press of a button the cubes will open and close their front flaps to sing a song, or connect the three to form a pyramid with the one on the top singing lead while the other two sing backup. For ages 6 and up.
MSRP: $18/3; MOMA Store, 800-447-6662 or momastore.org


BLACKBERRY-FLAVORED COAL BUBBLEGUM
Know someone who's been more naughty than nice this year? Give 'em what they deserve -- stuff their stocking with Coal Bubble Gum! The outside of the box features phrases like "because you've been very bad" and "it's all you get" -- sure to send any guilty conscience into overdrive. But inside they'll discover a sweet surprise -- 2.5 oz of individually-wrapped flavored black gumballs.
MSRP: $5/4 pieces; Zolo, wishingfish.com
  • Brian Dakss

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