Unique Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…”

Many around the world have followed this tradition for more than two hundred years – the filling of a big, fuzzy red sock (in most cases) with toiletries, trinkets and treats.

But how can one take it to the next level in #myhaliburtonhighlands? By digging into the third blog in the #BuyCloseBy Holiday Gift Guide series where we looked for some neat ideas for all the Santa’s helpers out there.

If you’re like me, you’ve received things like a new toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant. Some candy and a tangerine, and probably socks or mittens in the past – those things are classic. But how can you spice it up this year?

At Pharmasave in Minden, there’s many unique options for stocking stuffers, like Technic Festive Brand lip balms looking angelic or nutcracker themed ($2.99), tiny snow globes, or even a

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Slipper socks available at Shopper’s Drug Mart. Photo by: Jennifer Hughey

reindeer that poops candy and lights up ($4.99).

At Shoppers Drug Mart in Haliburton, they’ve got bath bombs, or toasties slipper socks for the wee ones in your life ($12.99). And those aren’t the only drug stores – you can visit Rexall in Haliburton or Remedy’s RX in Minden for other interesting finds.

At Lockside Trading Company in Haliburton, there were many interesting things to choose from. From Beaver Rubs ($12.99) to custom ornaments, to wall hangings in various designs, you won’t want to miss their Christmas Open House (from now until Dec. 24).

At Agnew’s General Store in Wilberforce, they’ve got really cute mugs for hockey grandparents in the county ($9.99) and loads of warm hats and mitts that are beyond functional and the best part – they fit in a normal size stocking!

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Cookies available at Molly’s Bistro Bakery. Photo by: Jennifer Hughey.

There is no shortage of homemade cookies, hand pies and squares at Molly’s Bistro Bakery in Minden and you can stop in closer to the big day and the one-and-only Molly can make up a bag of treats at your price point. Mmmm.

Or you can take a visit to Debbie Mansfield’s home in Minden to view some of her handmade treasures that would make great stocking stuffers. Call her at 705-286-1340 to make an appointment, you won’t be disappointed.

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Handmade items available at Handcrafted Awesomeness. Photo by: Jennifer Hughey

Walking around an artisan market provides a ton of ideas that you may not often brainstorm when thinking about stockings. Like Curtis Robinson’s Handcrafted Awesomeness, handmade wooden puzzles, necklaces, and animals or scenes on cross cuts. Or Diane Peacock’s Soy Good Candles & All-Natural Products, made with 100 percent all-natural ingredients. Or Breath Easy Scrubs and Steamers by Kim Campbell, who creates steamer scents for the shower with different purposes for your day (four for $5).

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Wooden bow ties available from Mike Anderson. Photo by: Jennifer Hughey.

And Stand Sure Woodworking by Mike Anderson was uber unique, toting wooden bow ties ($25) that can also be used as a headband, with wood from Haliburton Forest. Or an animal face mask ($18) made by his wife with various animal choices. Call him at 705-457-6479 and see what he has available for that special stocking you need to fill.

Or a custom charm by Anvil & Paint’s Sarah Jowett ($5 for a keychain) that can be paired nicely with a hot chocolate reindeer ($2) for the perfect combo for the lover of uniqueness + the cocoa lover.

Many of these vendors will be making an appearance at the Lochlin Community Centre next weekend on December 2 from 11-4 or at Wintergreen Maple Products every weekend in December. And don’t forget to take a peek at Halco Electronics and Needful Things in Haliburton and A Little Bit of Everything in Minden for those classic items too.

Stay tuned next week for tips on gifts for the Foodie in your life!

Posted: November 27, 2018

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