Christmas Stockings

Santa's Got it Wrong: Stocking Stuffers to Promote Health and Wellness

Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffers for your family and friends? Many people default to candy and sweet treats for the Christmas stockings, because it is a tradition to find sweets in the stocking. The problem is that these traditional Christmas candies can be quite harmful to your health, especially because they are loaded with sugar and other ingredients that can lead to the development of disease and illness. If you want to support the health of the people that you love, then you need to consider the types of gifts that you are putting in their stocking. With a little bit of creativity, you can fill the stockings and improve their health at the same time!

Creative Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Here are a few ideas to help you get your creative juices flowing when you are shopping for stocking stuffers:
  • Gift Cards: Choose gift cards for online stores, music downloads, or digital book downloads. Or, find gift cards to healthy restaurants or grocery stores in the area.
  • Jewelry: Every woman loves to receive jewelry for a gift. Shop the Christmas sales and choose earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets that match her style.
  • Personal Care Items: Even though they might be practical, personal care products can be a great option to receive in a Christmas stocking. Look for things such as toothbrushes, perfume, lotion, makeup and more.
  • Craft Items: If you are shopping for kids, you can’t go wrong with stickers, crayons, and other items that can be used for craft time. Consider the age of the child, and find fun crafty things that they can use to pass the time.
  • Books: A good book is a great way to relax over the holiday season, and people love getting a good novel in their stocking.
  • Supplements: If someone is health-conscious, then a bottle of supplements is the perfect gift for a stocking. The supplement bottle fits perfectly into most Christmas stockings. Consider supplements such as probiotics or vitamins.
  • Homemade Desserts: Do you want to stick to the tradition of sweet treats in the stocking? Instead of buying candy from the store, take some time to make healthier desserts that can fit in a stocking. Examples include carob coconut bars and raw Christmas fudge. Just make sure to wrap the treats in something so they don’t make the stocking sticky!
The Christmas season doesn’t have to be filled with unhealthy treats and over-indulgence, because there are many ways that you can enjoy the holiday season and support your health at the same time!

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