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19 Gifts Small Enough for Any Stocking

19 Gifts Small Enough for Any Stocking

The winter holidays are creeping up on us, and some of you may be thinking of starting your gift shopping early. Our advice? Start small. It’s easy to put off shopping for the little things that typically fill Christmas stockings, are handed out during Hanukkah, or fit the bill for Secret Santa and white elephant exchanges. But why add unnecessary stress by procrastinating?

Treat your friend who loves to host a cocktail hour to an electric corkscrew or give your game-obsessed niece a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Here are 19 small-but-meaningful presents to get that gift-shopping ball rolling.

1. Morihata Sasawashi Japanese Wool Winter Room Boots

If the person you’re shopping for is a homebody who prioritizes being cozy, it doesn’t get much better than these wool slippers. They’re super soft, absorb moisture and odors, and are the perfect at-home accessory.

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2. Piecework Modern Jigsaw Puzzles (500 Pieces)

If someone you love is always up for a challenge, surprise them with a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle in Champagne Problems, Disco Queen, Gone Fishin', or Tickled Pink themes.

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3. Flower Salad Servers

Whoever receives this gorgeous serving set will surely be making their favorite fall and winter salads until spring.

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4. Kinto Vacuum Insulated Travel Tumbler

If you’re shopping for someone who’s always on the go, they’ll love this insulated travel tumbler from Kinto. It’s perfect for keeping any coffee or tea (or soup!) at the right temperature on the go.

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5. Stone Hollow Farmstead Artisanal Popcorn Gift Set

Who doesn’t love a gift you can eat? Each box of this non-GMO popcorn set comes with kernels for popping, oil for drizzling, and salt for sprinkling (spicy or herby, your choice).

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6. French Wood Electric Corkscrew

Anyone who hosts often (or just enjoys a nice glass of wine at home) has probably grown tired of their manual corkscrew. This electric alternative is easy to use—just press it onto the top of the bottle and it’ll automatically do its thing—making it the perfect gift that’s thoughtful, useful, and cute.

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7. Quail Ceramics Panda Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Speaking of cute, it doesn't get much cuter than Quail Ceramics’ whimsical salt shakers, egg cups, and other tabletop accessories. This panda set is a perfect gift for anyone who loves a unique design piece or one-of-a-kind accent.

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8. Food52 X St. Frank Bright Botanical Suzani Napkins, Set Of 4

Drawn, embroidered, and sewn together by hand, this exclusive napkin set from St. Frank features a beautiful botanical print perfect for adding a pop of color and texture to any dining table.

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9. Dreamfarm 2-Piece Citrus Set

Anyone who loves to bake, cook, or make cocktails at home needs a juicer and zester they can rely on. Even better, this set from Dreamfarm is small enough to subtly slip into any stocking.

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10. Farmhouse Pottery Barware

Fitting a full bar set into a stocking might be tough. But break up the pieces into individual boxes or different nights of gifts, and anyone who enjoys cocktails at home will be pleasantly surprised. The set—which can be purchased a la carte—includes a long mixing spoon, a cocktail beaker, a jigger, a julep strainer, and a cocktail shaker.

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11. St. Frank Havana Scented Candle

Candles are gifts that are easy to love. This one from St. Frank has notes of mint, basil, and lemon and was hand-poured into a glass vessel handblown in Hidalgo, Mexico.

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12. Rhombe Color Porcelain Candle Holders, Set Of 2

Danish brand Lyngby is known for rediscovering heritage Scandinavian styles, and the Rhombe collection does just that. These candle holders are inspired by archival pieces and feature colors that were developed in collaboration with design duo Stilleben.

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13. VIETRI Hand-Painted Italian Campagna Olive Oil Bowl

Inspired by Southern Italy’s rustic countryside, these handmade bowls make for an adorable addition to any kitchen collection. Choose from six vibrant colors and animal motifs to find the dish that's right for the person in mind.

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14. Cast Iron Match Striker

This small accessory is a fantastic gift for anyone who is always lighting candles, incense, or collecting matches. Each striker holds a handful of wooden matches, which will ignite when struck against the surface. Each set features a built-in dish to cool used matches before discarding and comes packaged in a sweet kraft box for gifting. Matches sold separately.

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15. Wood Block Alarm Clock

Go back in time with this nostalgic retro alarm clock that's small enough to fit on any tabletop, shelf, or counter. Each one is carved from Japanese Beech and lightly stained a rich daffodil yellow to show off the beauty of its natural wood grain.

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16. Speckled Stoneware Spoon Rest

If you're shopping for someone who's always cooking, surprise them with this speckled spoon rest. Individually handcrafted by an artist in New York City, each varies slightly, making for a perfectly unique gift any home cook will love.

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17. Candle Stack

This stackable candle is a fun way to play around with color and design. Choose from a four-, six-, or seven-stack set and whoever unwraps this gift will be able to dismantle, stack, burn and rebuild it in a number of ways, however fits their space best. 

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18. Brass Coaster, Set of 4

Treat your friend or family member who loves to host with this set of four brass coasters. Each one has a cork base to help prevent slipping and is a stylish way to protect their surfaces.

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19. Retro Stem Glassware

This glassware collection is ideal for anyone who loves a splash of vintage or retro decor. Each piece was designed to evoke a sense of nostalgia and is handcrafted from high-quality glass, showcasing intricate patterns and bold colors of a retro era.

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