Perhaps it's too early to hang those stockings with care, but getting a jumpstart on what you're planning to put inside them is never a bad idea.
Whether your crew is stockings-only, or you fill them in addition to other presents, we have some ideas for sock-sized gifts that'll put a Santa-sized grin on anyone's face.
If you forego a traditional orange, this travel candle will fit nicely into the toe of a stocking. The soy wax blend has a burn time of 20 hours, and comes in three Joanna Gaines-approved scents: Gather (bergamot, plum, jasmine, tonka, amber, and sandalwood), Bloom (citrus, lilies, cedar, and musk), and Dwell (eucalyptus, iced pepper, frosted lavender, and patchouli).
Don't let your giftee light a new candle with that sad, half-empty matchbook from the bar. A pretty box of safety matches can be left out for easy access and add to the decor. DIY hack: Wrap a regular box in pretty paper—just make sure to keep the side with the strike-on surface uncovered.
Cactus Oil Diffuser, $9.99 (reg. $25)
For those who enjoy lovely scents but not open flames, this teeny cactus doubles as an essential oil diffuser. This one uses a cotton wick to distribute the fragrance, so no need to plug in or light anything on fire.
For the person who always seems to lose their phone cord, this retractable lightning cable-meets-keychain is a stylish way to stay charged.
Great for by the bed or by the sink, these charming ceramics corral jewelry so it doesn't end up where it doesn't belong (like down the drain).
Cocktail Multi-Tool, $24.99
Outfit your bestie's burgeoning bar cart with this nine-in-one gadget that includes a muddler, bottle opener, knife, zester, stirrer, strainer, channel knife, single measure, and corkscrew.
Know someone looking to cut down on single-use plastics? This set of stainless steel straws comes in straight and bent varieties, and in two different sizes—along with the all-important brush cleaners. Plus, the silicone tips prevent your lips from getting too cold or too hot.
Keep that mulled cider (or your holiday beverage of choice) warm—or chill—with this festive red-nosed reindeer. Just watch your intake, lest your nose take on a similar rosy hue.
Need some '90s nostalgia? Caboodles are back, and the small version comes in five pretty pastel shades, perfect for stashing your Lip Smackers and tattoo chokers.
Speaking of the '90s, throw it back to the digital pet everyone tried to use to convince their parents they were responsible enough for a dog. Yes, Tamagotchis exist in 2018—and they still need to be fed and looked after, but you don't need permission from your landlord.
For that self-care obsessed friend or family member, pick up a delectable floral-meets-tropical scrub from a clean beauty staple that also happens to look oh-so-posh on a vanity.
In case you had any doubts, even soap can be festive! The adorable packaging of these gift-worthy bath products include 3D scarves, ornaments, and trees, and contain eight holiday scents ranging from Blue Spruce and Winter Pine to Prosecco and Peppermint Stick.
Trying to banish phones from the bedroom? You still need to wake up on time, and this totally rad alarm clock is serving colorful "Saved by the Bell" vibes.
Sequined Avocado Pin, $20
For your ride or die brunch pal—now they can adorn their person with every millennial's favorite toast topping.
Even the most sheet mask savvy among your crew will appreciate this six-pack sampler from Korean brand Dr. Jart+: 94 percent of Sephora reviewers would recommend.
Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha, $29.94
A little facial massage turns a skincare routine into indulgent self-care. Pro tip: Pop this stone roller in the fridge for some serious cooling and depuffing.
Que Collapsible Bottle, $25 ($22.50 for MoMA members)
We all know carrying a reusable bottle is great for the environment, but they can take up a lot of space when not in use. This genius collapsible model can hold 20 ounces, and shrinks to half its size when you're done sipping.
Classic and sturdy, here's one way to gift your minimalist bae keys to your place.
A pretty and practical gift for anyone currently redecorating, remodeling, or in a perpetual state of both. A pocket-sized tape measure has saved me from major heartache, like when you find the "perfect" piece, and realize it won't fit through the door before buying it instead of after.
For that friend who would lose her head if it wasn't attached, here is a pair of gloves that comes with an extra, you know, just in case.
For pals who read their horoscopes together, here's a lovely little box that features each sign's constellation and its primary traits—plus, keeps their treasures contained.
The softest smooches are a swipe away, and come in natural, maple, and candy cane scents.