Probably like the rest of us, you are running out of time and ideas for gifts. If you want to make your stocking stuffer shopping easy and practical, here are a few ideas:
1. Gas cards: Perfect for teenage drivers or for folks who carpool kids, and a quick way to turn $40 into $50 if you purchase them on sale at Publix or Harris Teeter.
2. Movie passes: If your kids or grandkids like going to the movies, prepay some movie passes for them at their local theater.
3. Carowinds season passes: We purchase them every year for our Charlotte area granddaughters. The girls, now both in high school, look forward to the many activities they can share with their friends year round at Carowinds.
4. Car wash cards: Autobell sells gift cards. You can even purchase gift cards online that load down to their phone. It just does not get any easier than that.
5. Prepaid gift cards: Our high school age granddaughters love Starbucks. We’re not entirely sure why, but they do. They also have very specific taste in makeup and clothes. Getting them a Starbucks gift card would be an appreciated gift, but getting them a prepaid Visa or Mastercard gives them many more options. Yes, we know. Gift cards are not very personal; however, they can get themselves things they really want rather than what you may want for them.
Stocking stuffers are those smaller gifts that fill out the Christmas package. They don’t necessarily fill out the bottom of the Christmas tree, but they can be very meaningful, fun, and useful.