With the holidays in full swing, most folks are tackling those Christmas lists for family and friends. Gifts are great, but what I really looked forward to growing up were the stockings filled with goodies. From tiny gifts to handheld games to favorite candy, you'd be surprised what all can be stuffed in a stocking.

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The good news is that stocking stuffers have come a long way since I was a kid. Good Housekeeping recently released a list of ideas that are practical and won't break the bank. If you're looking for a little something extra to say "Merry Christmas", feast your eyes on these festive offerings sure to bring smiles.

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Smart Phone Chargers

Everybody needs a good charge. Any device charger makes a great gift.


 

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Manicure Set

A great option for men or women. Most come with multiple pieces for both hand and foot care needs.


 

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Stainless Steel Grill Scraper

What outdoor cook wouldn't love this? Practical yet affordable. A great gift.


 

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Nail Polish Holder Ring

A great idea to avoid smudges and spills. A suitable gift for those at-home manicures.


 

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Beer Can Coat

Forget the Koozie, these coats are next level. Great for the beer drinker on your list.


 

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Meat Claws

Shred meat like a pro with these. Watch the meat lover on your list light up.


 

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Head Scratcher

Know someone who enjoys a good head scratch? It's hard to go wrong with this one.


 

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Travel Mugs

These are both practical and useful. You'll never see me without mine full of coffee.


 

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Sandwich Cutter and Sealer

Definitely a stocking stuffer with parents in mind. Make lunches like a pro.


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Big Hair Clips

Hair clips are back in style and even trending on TikTok. Affordable and perfect for a long-haired beauty in your life.

When it comes to stuffing stockings this year, knock it out of the park with some original thinking. Gift cards are great but played out. Hopefully the suggestions above are perfect for someone on your list.

Indeed the gift-giving season is here. Some of the best gifts out there are those with a Texas twist. Look below for some great examples.

A Very Texas Christmas Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the Texan in your life? Here's a variety of options that are oh-so-Texas.

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