Christmas is a wonderful time of year but guys scratch their heads and wonder what in the world to put in their special lady’s stocking. Sure you have that wonderful “big” gift all wrapped and taken care of, but sometimes it’s the little things that mean so much. Here are a few helpful hints for anyone who needs ideas on what a lady would like to find in her Christmas stocking without breaking the bank.
Gift cards or certificates to her favorite place to have lunch during the week are terrific ideas. When Christmas is over and she has to go back to work, it would be just wonderful to have lunch all taken care of. There are lots of places to choose from and almost every chain restaurant has gift cards that you can purchase in different amounts.
Pocket planners or calendars for next year make a terrific Christmas gifts and will put her ahead of the game. We all need a place to jot down appointments and important numbers etc., a pocket planner/calendar works great. You can find them in almost every discount department store and drugstore. They are very reasonable and come in a wide variety of patterns and colors.
A travel size bottle of her favorite hand lotion would come in handy on the cold winter days ahead. We ladies can never get enough lotion. We love to get it for Christmas because there are special fragrances available at this time of year. Lotion is something we use all day long. You can take a peek at the brand and fragrance she is using now to get an idea of what she likes if you don’t already know. You can pick these up at discount department stores, bath supply stores, or if she prefers a more expensive lotion, you may have to pick it up at a specialty store.
Nice warm socks or slippers work as a toasty Christmas gift. You can find a wide selection of both slippers and socks in all department stores that are very inexpensive. It’s a good gift because it is useful, comfortable, and when you select the color and style she likes, they are also pretty.
Give her a new flashlight with the batteries already installed for her car. It is a practical Christmas gift and a good idea. No woman wants to be caught out in the dark, possibly with car trouble without a good flashlight. You can get these at any hardware, department, or drug store, and please don’t forget the batteries.
Take a trip to the book store and ask the clerk what’s the most popular paperback book in whatever style of reading your lady likes, romance, mystery, horror, non-fiction, autobiography. Pick up a copy and surprise her by knowing what was a good read, fresh off the press. This is a personal Christmas gift she can enjoy of a cold winters evening.
If there is a show or movie in town that she’s just been talking about, and seems to really want to see, go pick up a couple of tickets. This is a great Christmas gift because it can be a date night as well as a gift for her. You can actually take care of two things with the one terrific gift.
You can always pick up a small, travel size bottle of her favorite perfume. You won’t spend a small fortune like you will if you buy gift sets. Most department stores have small bottles at reasonable prices. Check around and see, you can even order them on the Internet from the stores offering special Christmas trial size bottles.
Nail care products are another thing that is always needed and appreciated. Get things like clippers, and files, and polishes. You can throw in some foot soak for a relaxing pedicure she can give herself. All of these products can also be found in most discount department stores and drugstores. During the Christmas season many stores offer sets already made. This is a nice relaxing Christmas gift she will thank you for.
Then there are always candles. We love candles all kinds and all scents. You can get small ones and mix up the scents or get all the same kind. Anyway you do it they will be well received. Don’t go too cheap on them though. Good quality candles can be found in department stores and drug stores, but for really nice ones you should look for a candle store. It’s better to spend just a little more to get a good quality candle, than to have one that doesn’t burn correctly, or the scent is so light you can’t smell it when it’s lit. Stores are offering special season scented candles now just for Christmas.
These are just a few ideas I had and some of these I have given or received myself. I hope you find just what you need to stuff her Christmas stocking and make a more Merry Christmas for that special lady in your life.