They say good things come in small packages, but stocking stuffers are decidedly the bit players on the Christmas gift stage. They’re too often yanked out of the stocking, inspected, and put gently (or, let’s be honest, tossed carelessly) to one side in favour of the larger presents that demand one’s full attention. Getting a decent collection of stocking stuffers together, one that will go properly appreciated, shouldn’t be that hard. And yet—the bath and beauty basics, the mini puzzles, and the neon slime are products with a surefire waylaid destiny, doomed to be forgotten within a few days (or hours).
But stocking stuffers can and should be useful, something you reach for again and again throughout the year as the days tick down until the next holiday season. So, to save your stocking stuffers from the grasp of that one family member who hovers over your shoulder with a black garbage bag as you unwrap your presents, check out Vogue‘s handy roundup of this year’s best in bite-sized gifts.