Thursday, January 21, 2010
Today's stocking stuffer is more a gift "wrapping" than a stuffer itself, but these little pillbox tins from the Nostalgic Candy website are cute enough that the recipient will want to keep them. They cost only $2.00 each, and there's a tin for just about everyone, including Betty Boop, the Cookie Monster, Horton (from Horton Hears a Who), Elvis, the Lone Ranger, Barbie, and Roy Rogers. In other words, that covers men, women, and kids!
So for a stocking, these tins could hold some individual candies, a folded $5 or $10 or $20 bill, or a do-it-yourself "gift certificate" for "one pair of jeans", "two movie tickets", or anything else you can think of. Especially when it comes to clothing, a little do-if-yourself gift certificate might make more sense than a plastic gift card that ties the person to buying from one store only.
I have to say that my favorite is Horton! Although Barbie is kind of funny with her "A Plastic Tan Never Fades" message. (Just to be clear, I'm not in favor of fake tanning. I think it's dangerous and unnecessary.) I could see giving the Roy Rogers or Lone Ranger pillbox to my dad or even my mom -- she has told me she remembers seeing the Lone Ranger at the movies.
What: Pillbox Tins
Where: Nostalgic Candy website
How much (as of today's post): $2.00 (plus shipping)