One of my reader’s (very thoughtful) husbands sent me an email that I’ll post anonymously:
“Can you suggest a couple of sites that I can check out for fun, inexpensive stocking stuffers/ornaments that I can buy for my wife? I’ve gotten some great stuff at Anthropologie in the past, and I think I might get some stuff from Darlybird this year, but any other suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.”
A wonderful question. Let me start with the easy answer. You’re on the right track. Anthropologie is perfect. So is Darlybird. And so is Target. In fact, I was in Target picking up some Thanksgiving whatnots and took 2 seconds (all 5 kids were in tow) to breeze through their ornament display. Dependably, there were lots of good choices and everything seemed to be $5 or less. I was especially loving a turquoise sphere with lots of shiny bangles on it. Very cute.
But in addition to the reliable sources already mentioned, here are a couple of places you can score awesome stocking stuffers/ornaments:
1) Take some time search Etsy. Look at Holidays:Christmas. You can filter by price or popularity. Lots of interesting things. I like this handmade little bird ornament.
Do another search for accessories or jewelry and find something funky like this:
2) Handmade not her thing? Explore Bigelow Apothecary, and find this yummy lemon body scrub.
Or this Marvis toothpaste. Or dozens of other products to make her smile.
3) Go to Forever 21 or H&M; (if you have one) and get a few different warm accessories to get her through the winter. I like this pom pom hat.
And this houndstooth hat is darling.
And these cozy knit leg warmers would be hot.
That’s a start. Now, help a good husband out, Design Mom Readers. Where else should he hunt for won’t-break-the-bank stocking stuffers?