Stuff your stocking with these ideas

stocking stuffers1. Foxgloves –While technically these are garden gloves, you will probably want to don them anytime your fingertips are cold.  I love these for their “barehanded sensitivity.”  They actually breathe and have longer cuffs to protect against scratches, that is, if you actually use them in the garden.  You can machine wash them too since they are made of supplex nylon and lycra.  They are available in S, M, or L sizes and come in vibrant colors like lime green, pink and lavender.  But the best news? They are only $22.99.

2. West Country Work Gloves – Perfect for your ecologically minded friends, each pair of these durable work gloves is made from recycled materials that prevents two more 8 ounce plastic bottles from being dumped into the landfill.  Machine wash and dry. They are economically priced at $24.99 a pair.

3. GrowTech Pruners – They are “sharper, lighter, and stronger.”  What gardener doesn’t appreciate new pruners? $34.00

4. Easy to grow air plants make great stocking stuffers. These bromeliads thrive on neglect and get all of the water and nutrients they need through their specialized leaves. Only $4.99.  Add a tin mug ($6.99) or a glass globe ($9.99) to house your air plant.  This is a cool stuffer!

5. The two inch artisan terra cotta pots and saucers fit perfectly in those slender stockings. And, for only $4.99 each, they fit the budget nicely too.

6. A girl will thank her elf big time if she finds a bottle or bar of Olivina lotions, body washes, and soaps in the sock. Orange and clove scent is my fav, but you might also try lavender or olive. Prices start at $16.99

7. Wired pearl angels ($11.99), balls ($6.99), and hearts ($9.99) add a whimsical note to stocking surprises.

lee bros and winter cocktails8. You need the extra wide stocking for this suggestion, but I couldn’t leave it out.  Two great books for the foodies in your life, Winter Cocktails ($22.95) and The Lees Bros. Charleston Kitchen ($35.00) cookbooks.  You can thank me later after you’ve enjoyed a gastronomic affair to remember prepared by your newly inspired foodie.