I don’t know about you, but sometimes the little goodies you get (in your stocking, perhaps?) during the holiday season can be the most fun and enjoyable. I’ve always gotten get a kick out of little eBay, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts or other cool gift cards that I’ve gotten over the years.
I haven’t done a whole lot of shopping out and about in the holiday mayhem, but here are a few things that have caught my eye recently:
Target’s Wondershop has a wealth of cute things that are perfect for stuffing stockings, gifting office mates, or just having an extra present or two at the ready. A few goodies I saw there this year were little tree-hanger boxes of four truffles, in various flavors. And those cute chocolate and confection dipped spoons, blocks and stirrer sticks that you dip into hot milk for instant hot chocolate, add to your coffee, or just nibble on.
Two favorite goodies from years past that I still love: Snowflake marshmallows (to float prettily in a cup of your favorite hot chocolate), which are available in a package of two at Target ($1.49). And snowflake pretzels covered in non-pariels ($28 for a 16-ounce decorative tin, divided into two bags inside), from Neiman Marcus.
More budget-friendly options for those also can be found at Target: Rold Gold White Fudge Peppermint Dipped Pretzels ($3.99 for an 8.5-ounce bag), as well as Snack Factory’s White Chocolate Pretzel Crisps ($2.99 for a 4-ounce bag).
The marshmallows would make good little emergency gifts, so you won’t be emptyhanded when, for example, your neighbors come calling unexpectedly with presents. And the pretzels could be divvied up into cute little gift bags if you don’t want to keep them all to yourself.
And of course, small bags of coffee that make a pot, or little boxes or containers of tea, also make nice gifts that won’t break the bank. What about you? What are your favorite cute and affordable goodies to give?