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25 Stocking Stuffers for Less Than $20

Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer for someone special on your Christmas list?

How about a Himalayan Salt Night Light ($11.89) for cool Aunt Edna, or a set of stainless steel eco-friendly drinking straws ($5.89) for your environmentally conscious teenager?

If those choices don’t grab you, here are more than two dozen fun and funky items to consider, each for less than $20, courtesy of Good Housekeeping and MSN Lifestyle:

  1. These trendy accessories let your hold your phone or tablet with one hand or prop it a flat surface in seconds ($9.97).
  2. BAGGU Reusable Shopping Bag. This practical gift can hold up to 50 pounds or fold into a pocket-sized parcel ($10).
  3. OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer. For the perfect guacamole recipe ($9.99).
  4. QIAYA Selfie Light Ring. No more bad selfies in 2019 with this attachable light, which comes with different intensity settings ($13.99).
  5. Sunflower in a Bag (from UncommonGoods). The biodegradable bag fits in a stocking but when watered grows into a 10-foot-tall sunflower ($12.95).
  6. Recess Face and Body Wipes (pack of 6). These single-use wipes will come in handy when you start sweating bullets the next time you’re in court ($12.00).
  7. Chocolate Video Game Controller (Chocolate Unlimited). Gamers will go crazy for this treat ($12.00).
  8. Personalized Animal Teether (hellobabyLA). This engraved teething rattle can be customized with animals, colors and up to 10 characters ($19.00).
  9. Himalayan Salt Night Light (Syntus). Before investing in a full-size Himalayan salt lamp, try this night light to help purify air, boost mood and promote sleep ($11.99).
  10. Stainless Steel Drinking Straws (SIPWELL). Plastic straws are out. What’s in are these durable and attractive stainless steel sippers ($5.89).
  11. Jart Dermask Vital Hydra Mask (Sephora). This blue-ribbon pick from the Good Housekeeping Institute will replenish dry winter skin while you sleep ($6.00).
  12. “Bring Me Some Wine” Socks (Bepo). These fuzzy delights come in red, white or rose ($6.99).
  13. Bag of Unicorn Toots (Little Stinker). Sweet cotton candy treats shaped like unicorns, puppies, dinosaurs or zombies ($9.95).
  14. Frederick Engraved Pocket Knife. It looks and feels luxurious and can be personalized for Dad ($19.99).
  15. O.L. Surprise Lil Sisters Ball (Wal Mart). Unwrap seven layers of fun to find one of 45 collectible mini-dolls ($7).
  16. Royal Unicorn Playing Cards (Two’s Company). A game of Old Maid, Go Fish or Crazy Eights has never been more fun with these cute cards ($9).
  17. Lazy Bed Glasses (Flammi). They may look like a joke, until you realize that these glasses let you read or watch TV while lying down and looking straight up ($11.97).
  18. These clear rings are used for storing hair ties and bobby pins ($11).
  19. Wood Cufflinks (Enjoy The Wood). Elegant and unique, they come in walnut, maple and merbau ($11.50)
  20. Monkey Business Bottle Stoppers. These silicone stoppers are totally in season ($13.95).
  21. Funny Target Mug (Digibuddha). For the shopper who loves Target stores ($15.95).
  22. Paw Patrol Digital Watch (Nickelodeon). Because the best way for your child to tell time is to look down at his furry pal Marshall. ($9.99).
  23. Bicycle Repair Kit (UncommonGoods). Comes with a six-headed allen set, patch repairs, two metal tire levelers, glue, buffers and bone tool ($17.50).
  24. Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers (Penguin Random House). Get in on the joke with this hilarious card game described as “one part game, one part conversation starter” ($16.41).
  25. Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce Variety Pack. For the lover of all things spicy ($15.67).


Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. During the course of his 35- year career, he has been a solo practitioner, corporate lawyer, legal editor, Legal Aid staff attorney and insurance risk manager. Today he helps lawyers and firms succeed through marketing, work-life balance and reclaiming passion for what they do. He is available for consultations, retreats and presentations ( Contact or 919-619-2441 to learn how Jay can help your practice.



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Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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