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5 One-Stop Shops for Stocking Stuffers

Dec 7, 2016

by Alison Feldmann

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In the long game that is holiday gift-giving, stocking stuffers often fall to the end of the list — resulting in a hastily assembled jumble of candy canes and lottery tickets in a felt sock. We can do better.

This year, we’ve made it easy to master the art of the tiny-yet-memorable gift with a curated collection of five Etsy shops sure to wow. Stock up on glitter-infused bath bombs, literary candles and whimsical mini-calendars, then sit back and revel in your gifting prowess.

Psst! New to Etsy? Spend $50 or more on your first-ever purchase and get $10 toward your next must-have.* Pass it on.

A Candle to Read By

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Oxford Library Candle by Frostbeard, $18

If you’re giving a candle as a gift, it best be a good one. Candlemaker and literary bon vivant Frostbeard has created a line of book-inspired scents with names like Gatsby’s Mansion, Trashy Romance Novel, and Divination Classroom (for the Harry Potter fans). We’re currently pining for Oxford Library, a rich and woodsy scent that evokes rolling ladders, spiral staircases and leather-bound books. Shop owners Roxie and Tom promise that this scent “will have you rushing to your local library faster than you can say ‘Dewey Decimal System.'”

A (Mini) Calendar

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2017 Foxes and Florals Mini Wall Calendar by Papio Press, $16

We love Papio Press’s animal-adorned calendars, planners, prints, and stationery. Illustrated with an array of whimsical prancing foxes, this mini wall calendar (only 6″ x 8″!) will get an “aww” from tween cousins and mothers-in-law alike.

A Glam Bath Bomb

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Black Universe Bath Bomb by Kiyi Kiyi, $8

Bath time should be an experience, and Kiyi Kiyi’s Black Universe bath bomb delivers: Simply throw in the tub to create a shimmering purple pool laced with gold glitter — perfect for the aspiring mermaid. Check out the rest of this shop for lip balms, bar soap, and more unusual bath products (robots and dinosaurs make an appearance).

Snazzy Socks

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Unisex Mushroom Socks by Yu Square, $9

Colorful mushrooms, fruit trees, and street scenes adorn knitwear designer Yu Square’s eclectic patterned socks and hats. Ditch the staid solids and make getting dressed more fun for everyone on your list.

Not-So-Basic Cases and Pouches

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Mermaid iPhone Sleeve by Ross Miu, $12.50

Designer Ross Miu has created a line of ’90s-inspired transparent pouches and iridescent phone cases that add pizzazz to your iPhone (or your pencil collection). Looking for more unique accessories? Check out our handy gift guide.

What’s your signature stocking stuffer gift?

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*First-time buyers who make a purchase of at least $50 with one Etsy seller will receive a $10 gift card from Etsy. Limit 1 per buyer, ends 12/12/2016, redeem by 1/31/2017. Terms and conditions apply

Path Blue Unisex Crew Socks | mens socks |  womens socks | colorful fun & comfortable socks
Path Blue Unisex Crew Socks | mens socks | womens socks | colorful fun & comfortable socks
$9.00 USD
Universe Bath Bomb, Black Bath Bomb, Dark Bathbomb, Purple Bath Bomb, Galaxy Bath Bomb, Glitter Bathbomb, Glittery Bath Bomb, Star Bath Bomb
Universe Bath Bomb, Black Bath Bomb, Dark Bathbomb, Purple Bath Bomb, Galaxy Bath Bomb, Glitter Bathbomb, Glittery Bath Bomb, Star Bath Bomb
$8.00 USD
Oxford Library - 8 oz Book Lovers' Soy Candle - Book Candle -  Book Lover Gift - Scented Soy Candle - Frostbeard Studio - 8oz jar
Oxford Library - 8 oz Book Lovers' Soy Candle - Book Candle - Book Lover Gift - Scented Soy Candle - Frostbeard Studio - 8oz jar
$18.00 USD
Glitter party / Small pouch, Transparent handbag, Clear bag, Purse organizer, Glitter pouch, Zipper pouch
Glitter party / Small pouch, Transparent handbag, Clear bag, Purse organizer, Glitter pouch, Zipper pouch
$20.00 USD
Mushroom Blue Unisex Crew Socks | mens socks |  womens socks | colorful fun & comfortable socks
Mushroom Blue Unisex Crew Socks | mens socks | womens socks | colorful fun & comfortable socks
$9.00 USD
Divination Classroom - 8 oz Book Lovers' Soy Candle - Book Candle -  Book Lover Gift - Scented Soy Candle - Frostbeard Studio - 8oz jar
Divination Classroom - 8 oz Book Lovers' Soy Candle - Book Candle - Book Lover Gift - Scented Soy Candle - Frostbeard Studio - 8oz jar
$18.00 USD
Mermaid Pouch / Holographic pouch, iridescent bag, small pouch, pastel pouch, customizable color zipper
Mermaid Pouch / Holographic pouch, iridescent bag, small pouch, pastel pouch, customizable color zipper
$20.00 USD

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