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Fun and fashionable stocking stuffers

November 19th, 2012

By Brittany Anas

Stocking stuffers are like the appetizers of gift opening. They’re the trinkets that get the party started. You can fill ‘em up with beauty products, accessories and sprinkle in some funny little gag gifts, like this talking mustache key chain for $5 that chirps “hello there.”

What makes for great stocking stuffers? Small items that are well within your budget and that she might not think to buy for herself.

Set a budget for how much you’ll spend on stocking stuffers. You’ll be able to find fun and practical filler items at the Family Dollar store, the bargain bins at Target and in the accessory aisle at Forever 21.

Here are some great, stylish ideas for the fashion lovers in your life.

Under $50

These bug brooches from Anthropologie are quirky and cute and can be used to dress up a knit hat, blazer or overcoats. The set of three is $48.

Gloves with a bright mosaic print in a soft knit or these ombre gloves with a bobbled texture are $32 a pair at Nordstrom and can add a pop of color to winter jackets.

Under $25

Bummed that Facebook doesn’t have a “dislike” button?  This $14 stamp set from Urban Outfitters replicates Facebook’s signature thumbs-up “like” button and also has a coordinating “dislike” stamp.

Anthropologie has a gorgeous collection of aprons that are so pretty she’ll want to leave one on display in her kitchen. This colorful jig apron is marked down to $14.95.

Betsey Johnson offers fun statement jewelry, like these gold owl earrings with pink and peach enameled feathers that are available at 6

Under $10

Badge of honor Band-Aids: How did you get that scratch? Jousting? Dance-off? Shark bite? These “what happened” bandages from Urban Outfitters let you stretch the truth.

Target is selling $5 e.l.f. beauty eye books that include a dozen shades of eyeshadows, a brush and a tutorial for how best to apply the makeup.

Baby it’s cold, outside. This knotted head wrap from Forever 21 comes in black or burgundy and is a stylish way to keep ears warm this winter.

Under $3 

Mini-heart patterned socks come in black-and-white and peach-and-cream at Forever 21 and they’re $2.50 a pair.

A trio of stud earrings that comes in coral, soft pink and rhinestones is available for $2.99 at Charlotte Russe.

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Brittany Anas is a newspaper reporter, which she says is basically like going on a professional scavenger hunt every day. She became hooked on fashion in the early 1990s when her mom sewed her a pair of MC Hammer pants and matching headband. Brittany lives in Denver, Colorado and loves spending time with her southern gentleman of a boyfriend and their pot-belly pig-gremlin mix that the rescue organization described as a “Boston Terrier.” She fancies polka dots, Detroit Pistons basketball and brunch. Brittany blogs at and Twitters from @BrittanyAnas. Find her on Pinterest or ping her on Google+.

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