I’m Alexandra. An American girl living in Dublin, Ireland. I honestly document my adventures in travel, food, beauty, and expat life on a budget.

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Hey, everyone! Today is my last gift guide that I will be sharing for this holiday season. Since stocking stuffers tend to be the last thing I buy, I thought it would only be appropriate for it to be the last guide. This guide is different from the others because I don’t know about y’all but I do not get items in my stocking that are under $/€100, $/€50, and $/€25 – they’re pretty much all under  $/€10! There are 10 items for the gals, and 10 for the guys.


pureSOL Konjac Facial Sponge - These are a game changer when it comes to face washing. Give her one of these and she’ll never use anything else again.

Christmas Fun Mad Libs: Deluxe Stocking Stuffer Edition – Something fun to do with others that doesn’t involve technology!

Popsocket – They look a bit dumb but they’re actually so handy!

Essie Ballet Slippers – I think just about every girl owns this, but another bottle won’t hurt.

Bath Bomb Set – Who doesn’t love a bath bomb? Help her turn her bathroom into a day spa at a fraction of the cost.

Cookie Mix – No better time of the year for baking than the holidays.

Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal – A fun gift that can use for years to come.

Portable Charger – A useful gift that works with so many devices.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray Set – Another item I think most girls have but wouldn’t refuse more of.

UT Wire Pocket Pouch Kit – To help keep those headphones and chargers from getting tangled into everything else in her purse.


Swiss Army Knife – My dad has always carried one and it is something I think every guy should have!

Stanley Classic Flask – Might need a few sneaky sips while dealing with family.

Mini Flashlight – Durable and light, this is perfect to keep in the car or take outdoors.

Where to Eat – This book offers 1,700 places to get pizza worldwide. They will always know here to go and what to order no matter where they’re at in the world!

Cord Taco – Keep alllll your cable connectors, headphones, etc. organized and tangle free.

Smartphone Holder for Car– This easily pops into the air vent for hands free driving.

Sriracha Mini Keychain – Hot sauce on the go!

Bear Claw Back Scratcher – I have given these to multiple people before and I can tell you that they go down a treat.

Deck of Cards – Endless games to play alone or with others – and none involving phones, tablets or gaming units!

Merino Wool Socks – I don’t think there’s anything better than wool socks in the winter and I’m willing to bet if you gift these, he would agree with me!

I have loved sharing these guides with you throughout the month. They were such a treat to put together and I hope I have been able to help you in your holiday shopping for 2018. Now that the guides are finished, I will be sharing some tips on decorating for Christmas next week. Sure, you need a tree to put all those gifts under, don’t you? See you then!

*thumbnail image not original to Candid Alexandra. Stock image from Typorama.

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