The Stocking Stuffers

Theater tickets, special sweets, and accessories to amp up any outfit: small gifts that make a big impression.

By Rachel Waldman

When it comes to holiday gifting, you don’t have to overdo it with ornate, expensive gifts to impress all of the loved ones on your list. After all: what could be better than receiving a stocking full of the best, bespoke finds that you absolutely need but wouldn’t ordinarily buy yourself?

That could mean a mix of the silly (a set of bright and bold Liana socks plus Emily Levine Milan’s Flower Power necklace) and the sentimental (Zebby Wahls’ Woman Playing Cards and tickets to Gloria: A Life). And you can never go wrong with an evergreen read like Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar or a box of beautiful floral pressed cookies from Loria Stern. Then top it all off with a gift card from The Muse–because career coaching always comes in handy.

In short, the best gifts really do come in small packages.

Rootfoot Eye Pillow

Rootfoot

Rootfoot Eye Pillow

Anthropology, $55

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Herbivore Botanical Bath Salts

Herbivore Botanicals

Herbivore Botanical Bath Salts

abc carpet & home, $18

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Moon Dominoes

Fredericks and Mae

Moon Dominoes

Fredericks and Mae, $45

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Glossier Phase 2 Set

Glossier

Glossier Phase 2 Set

Glossier, $40

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Annie Super-Natural Sculpted Soap

Vilaines Filles Mauvais Garcons

Annie Super-Natural Sculpted Soap

Vilaines Filles Mauvais Garcons, €23

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Flower Power Necklace

Emily Levine Milan

Flower Power Necklace

Emily Levine Milan, $25

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Herbal Teas

Olivia Clementine

Herbal Teas

abc carpet & home, $22

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Aquinnah Original Mug

Ank Ceramics

Aquinnah Original Mug

The Dreslyn, $38

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One Dozen Flower Pressed Short Bread Cookies

Lori Food + Cakes

One Dozen Flower Pressed Short Bread Cookies

Lori Food + Cakes, $48

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Magnets – 3 Pack

Malka Dina

Magnets – 3 Pack

Malka Dina, $24

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Sashiko Denim Repair Kit

Apprvl

Sashiko Denim Repair Kit

Apprvl, $35

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M’O Exclusive Set of Three Socks

Liana

M’O Exclusive Set of Three Socks

Moda Operandi, $54

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Clean Gold-Plated Hair Slides

Jennifer Fisher

Clean Gold-Plated Hair Slides

Net-A-Porter, $75

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Red Matte Lipstick Holiday Set

Mented

Red Matte Lipstick Holiday Set

Mented, $50

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All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask

KNC Beauty

All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask

Net-A-Porter, $40

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The Woman Cards

The Woman Cards

The Woman Cards

Get her in the game

The Woman Cards, $20

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The Moon Journal

Sandy Sitron

The Moon Journal

Chronicle Books, $17

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HAY Sonos One Limited Edition

HAY Sonos

HAY Sonos One Limited Edition

Sonos, $209

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Wood Hair Tie

Saskia Diez

Wood Hair Tie

Bird, $10

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Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Pat McGrath Labs

Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Sephora, $28

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Dalmatian Cuba Earrings

Rachel Comey

Dalmatian Cuba Earrings

shopbop, $70

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Printed Silk Eye Mask

Asceno

Printed Silk Eye Mask

Matches Fashion, $65

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Crema, Luxury Hand & Body Cream

Rodin Olio Lusso

Crema, Luxury Hand & Body Cream

The Line, $84

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Cashmere Ballet Slippers

White + Warren

Cashmere Ballet Slippers

Orchard Mile, $140

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Set of Four Brass Coasters

Love Adorned

Set of Four Brass Coasters

Love Adorned, $85

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Gem&Bolt Mezcal Artesenal

Gem&Bolt

Gem&Bolt Mezcal Artesenal

Reserve Bar, $50

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Signature Assortments

L.A. Burdick Chocolates

Signature Assortments

L.A. Burdick Chocolates, $18-$74

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PlugBug Duo, USB iPad and iPhone charger with global adapters

Twelve South

PlugBug Duo, USB iPad and iPhone charger with global adapters

Twelve South, $50

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Morris Brass Key Ring

Alice Made This

Morris Brass Key Ring

Alice Made This, $65

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Travel Luggage Tag

Pop & Suki

Travel Luggage Tag

Pop & Suki, $40

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Classic Cookie Collection

One Girl Cookies

Classic Cookie Collection

One Girl Cookies, $26

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Doctor Cooper Series Candles

Maison Balzac

Doctor Cooper Series Candles

Maison Balzac, $69

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Papa Papa Charlie Ceramic Pipe

Miwak Junior

Papa Papa Charlie Ceramic Pipe

Miwak Junior, $85

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Aromatic Stress Treatment

Tata Harper Skincare

Aromatic Stress Treatment

Nordstrom, $80

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For the Bullet Journaler

Appntd

For the Bullet Journaler

Appntd, $45

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Sienna Beanie Knitting Kit

We Are Knitters

Sienna Beanie Knitting Kit

We Are Knitters, $55

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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Books a Million, $13

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The Neat Matcha Stick Box

CAP Beauty

The Neat Matcha Stick Box

CAP Beauty, $34

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Customizable iPhone Case

Pop & Suki

Customizable iPhone Case

Pop & Suki, $35

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Ridge Cuff

Lizzie Fortunato

Ridge Cuff

Shopbop, $115

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Lip and Lash Duo

By Terry

Lip and Lash Duo

Space NK, $25

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Mignon Headwrap

Jennifer Behr

Mignon Headwrap

Jennifer Behr, $98

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The Envy Shower Cap

Shhhowercap

The Envy Shower Cap

Net-A-Porter, $43

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Seshin Korean Body Scrub

Binu Binu

Seshin Korean Body Scrub

Need Supply Co., $36

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Jade Facial Roller

Herbivore Botanicals

Jade Facial Roller

Herbivore Botanicals, $30

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Squish Vibrator

Unbound

Squish Vibrator

Unbound, $99

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Hot Water Bottle Dream

Makié

Hot Water Bottle Dream

Makié, $95

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Impressionist Box of Chocolates

Mariebelle - SOLD OUT

Impressionist Box of Chocolates

Neiman Marcus, $35

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The Gift of Choice Gift Card

Universal Standard

The Gift of Choice Gift Card

Universal Standard, Prices Vary

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Career Coach Gift Certificate

The Muse

Career Coach Gift Certificate

The Muse, $49-$250

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a new play based on the life of Gloria Steinem from Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann and Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus

Gloria: A Life

a new play based on the life of Gloria Steinem from Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann and Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus

Ticketmaster, Prices Vary

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Rampli Mancala

Wolfum

Rampli Mancala

Wolfum, $130

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Floral Smudge Stick

Catherine Rising

Floral Smudge Stick

abc carpet & home, $16-$24

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Nicolas Wallets

Sézane

Nicolas Wallets

Sézane, $40

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Paris to LA Gift Set featuring best-selling Serum Concentrates

Odacité

Paris to LA Gift Set featuring best-selling Serum Concentrates

Space NK, $78

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Small Gia Studs

Agmes

Small Gia Studs

Agmes NYC, $160

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No.04 Bois De Balincourt Perfume Oil

Maison Louis Marie

No.04 Bois De Balincourt Perfume Oil

Get her started with a signature scent

Of A Kind, $57

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Absolute Rose Balm

The Land of Women

Absolute Rose Balm

Need Supply Co. , $58

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Razor Subscription

Billie

Razor Subscription

Billie, Prices Vary

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Personal Lubricant

LOLA

Personal Lubricant

LOLA, $13

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