2016 Christmas Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers
Ahh, the stocking stuffer–a delectable appetizer tiding us over before we dive into the main course on Christmas morning. In some households those long knitted socks hanging over the fireplace are filled with generic grade offerings that hardly qualify as gifts–things like pens, marbles, and Tootsie Rolls. But in other households the stocking stuffer is a genuine opportunity to squeeze just a little more happiness into a friend or loved one’s life by jam-packing the stretchy sock with veritable treasure. I think we all know which kind of household we’d prefer to celebrate Christmas in.
For those of you out there who would love to stuff a little creativity into that stocking, but don’t feel like spending hours online looking for the perfect miniature gift, fret not because we’ve done the legwork for you. Without further ado we present our “Stocking Stuffer” Christmas Gift Guide. Read on for some stocking stuffers that will put a genuine smile on your friend or loved one’s face, paving the way for the orgiastic glow they’ll emit when unwrapping the big boys on Christmas morning.
World’s hottest Chilli Powders
We all know someone who claims there’s no hot sauce, powder or pepper in the world his taste buds can’t handle, and we all know it’s only a matter of time before that someone breaks. Put his palate to the test with the World’s Hottest Chilli Powders in a Matchbox. With names like Scorpion Moruga and Ghost Powder we have a feeling this pocket-size present will mark the end of his days as that guy who could handle anything spicy. That’ll show him.
Jack Spade iPhone 6 Case
Show your friend or loved one you know a thing or two about finding style in small places with the iPhone case from luxury goods brand Jack Spade. Flaunting a signature Chocolate/Black colour scheme, the words “Jack Spade” at the bottom and all the right access holes for things like buttons and cords, this case is an effortless way to flash some extra flair every time he whips out that already savvy iPhone.
Pacifico Optical Sunglasses
From the shorelines of Australia’s own Bondi Beach, supremely awesome sunglasses brand Pacifico Optical was born. In the time since, Pacifico shades have combined the spirit of the outback with the best in European materials and design to deliver timeless collections that more or less redefine cool upon their release. The best part is the sunglasses are affordable and therefore an easy breezy way to stuff some true handcrafted style into that stocking.
Where to Eat Pizza
Odds are if your friend or loved one has taste buds then he or she loves pizza. Since putting an actual slice of piping hot pizza in a stocking could get a little messy, give him or her something to figuratively chew on (and salivate over) with the book Where to Eat Pizza. In these pages you’ll find everything from memorable quotes to secret recipes from renowned chefs and experts, as well as detailed maps showing you over 1700 of the best places in the world to scarf down a slice. Delish!
Cozmo Programable Robot
It’s 2016 and that means small, affordable robots with emotional dimensions are now a gift you can actually buy. Give your friend or loved one something to show off this holiday season by making him or her the first person on the block to own a Cozmo. This genuine robot is Wall-E come to life, controlled through an app on your phone or tablet and complete with a unique personality gets more complex the more you interact with it.
The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining
Ideally at some point in his wonderful life of heavy drinking and eating, your buddy might put down the Bud Light and pick up a craft beer, or suddenly opt for a sushi dinner over McDonald’s. At the moment when he goes from insatiable slob to sophisticated Epicurean, it might be time to get him The Monocle Guide to Drinking and Dining, a book that calls upon a slew of industry experts to explore modern cuisine and alcohol in all its profound glory. Buy him the book and show him once and for all that the only difference between excessive debauchery and tasteful indulgence is quality of the thing consumed.
Happy Socks – Sock & Underwear
It would be virtually impossible for him to repress a smile when he whips some Happy Socks and Underwear out of that stocking. Utilizing bright, unique patterns and designs, these socks and undergarments put the “fun” in funky and lend those ankles and groins some true one-of-a-kind visual appeal.
Black on Black Playing Cards
Give that standard deck of playing cards a premium upgrade with the Black on Black Playing Cards from Gent Supply. Each card in the deck hosts a sleek black colour and is made of smooth, sturdy 100% PVC plastic. Tuck those beauties inside their “Day of the Dead” themed box and show all your friends that you’re a true “player”. Or, you know, buy the cards as a gift and let someone else take all the glory. Sharing is caring after all.
Areaware Bottle Opener
If you have a friend of drinking age then odds are he drinks. And if he drinks then he probably drinks beer. And if he drinks beer then he probably needs a bottle opener every now and then. What are we trying to say here? Oh yeah. Get him something you know he’ll appreciate with the Areaware Bottle Opener. Featuring an eye-catching wood finish, this bottle opener combines craftsmanship and pure functionality and might very well be your beer-guzzling buddy’s favourite gift this Christmas considering how much he’ll be using it.
Osaka Home Coffee Brewing Set
Nights might be dedicated to funnelling brews and downing shots, but what about the morning? That’s where our dear friend coffee enters the equation. But as most seasoned coffee drinkers know, not all java is created equal. Guarantee that his or her morning gets off on an exceptional note by gifting the Osaka Home Coffee Brewing Set. It delivers a smooth, blood-pumping cup of coffee every morning, so that your friend or loved one can conquer the day and be ready to down those beers and shots all over again come nightfall.
Native Union DOCK+ for iPhone or iPad
Powering one’s mobile device has never looked better than when that device is perched atop a super sleek charging dock. Native Union uses lightning cables, weighted silicone, precision-cut aluminium and a metal finish to make those old school battery cords look downright rudimentary by comparison. The dock is compatible with most Apple devices and keeps them fashionably upright with those display screens ready to shine.
Buy a Goat
It’s sometimes hard to remember that there was actually a time where the “Christmas spirit” entailed caring about underprivileged people all over the world who didn’t have gifts under the tree of stuffed stockings over the fireplace. Bring back some of that charitable essence by buying a goat for a family in African nations like Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia, Uganda or Zambia. The goat provides a slew of helpful functions and its milk is a nutritious source of sustenance. There is no gift greater than one with the ability to save lives.