Stuff Those Stockings

A dozen options for stocking up on stocking stuffers.

There might be 12 days of Christmas in theory, but we count only five days to get those stockings filled. Avoid the last-minute December 24th stop at the gas station; here’s a list of perfectly sized in-store picks that are ready right for you now. 

When he eats on-the-go and his car smells like it too, there’s A Year of Perfume by French perfume house Diptique. This made-in-France diffuser attaches to the car’s ventilation grill to dispatch any lingering odours from that McDonald’s run: each of the four cartridges—in Baies, Roses, Tuberose and 34 Boulevard Saint Germain—lasts up to three months. Sold out online, but available in-store, $263;

Christmas stockings the world over will always be filled with socks, but not with these fuzzy ones infused with shea butter to keep your feet warm and hydrated. Non-skid grips mean you can run right back to bed without slipping. Sold out online, but available in-store, $8.95;

Keep warm and carry on this holiday with the fuzzy Beanie hat by Merrell. $35,


See Spot run—and glow—with the weather-resistant SpotLit LED Clip Light by Nite-Ize. Attach to his collar, push the switch and let him join in any reindeer games. $8.99,


The Fresh Enchanted Essentials gift set packs everyday essentials into a tiny stocking-approved box. The Soy Face cleanser and Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy are free of parabens, phthalates and and sulfates. $26,


When water doesn’t bead off your Gore-Tex jacket like it used to, it’s time to throw it in the wash to reactivate the DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating. Arc’teryx’s Nu Technical Detergent gets your gear back in ski-fighting shape with a formula that’s plant-derived and biodegradable. $15,

Most coffee breaks in Sweden don’t happen without cinnamon, namely the Kanelbulle pastry, or cinnamon swirl. Nespresso’s Cinnamon Swirl coffee pods blend notes of brioche dough and cinnamon all without the calorie hit come Christmas morning. In Nespresso boutiques, $12.20;

When a 17th-century master from Kyoto was first summoned by a lord in northern Japan to create an iron pot for a tea ceremony, the famed Nambu ironware was born. This thoroughly modern Saikai crow bottle opener serves as useful kitchen tool and Japanese-made sculpture too. $43,

The OF x Frazer Parfum, a collaboration between the Obakki Foundation and perfumier Amy Fraser, is a solid perfume in beeswax scented with Omumbiri from the sustainably-farmed sap of a tree in Namibia. Housed in a delicate porcelain egg, the all-natural and organic perfume helps support Obakki’s foundation work in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, the world’s largest refugee camp, with 100% of its proceeds donated. $85,

From pain reliever to sleep aid, lavender calms the Christmas chaos with this porcelain Swallow Aroma ornament. Just add a couple drops of the lavender essential oil and let the scent of peace and calm takeover. $65,

Kissing under the mistletoe only works when lips aren’t cracked and dry. Beat winter weather with Lululemon’s Selfcare Basic Balm with organic beeswax, shea butter, jojoba oil and coconut oil. $16,

Maurer wasn’t nicknamed the poet of light without reason: the Blow Me Up light comes in a tiny can and then inflates to a long glowing air hose. Lean it against the wall or hang it from the ceiling for a pendant-in-a-pinch for holiday get-togethers. $357,