BRIGHT AND EARLY

Stocking Stuffers for Teens and Adults

You're never too old for Christmas morning.

By Zoe Sayler November 28, 2022

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Don't forget the sweets.

Image: Island Treats

Santa seems to have become a bit more generous with the age limits on stockings—but the elves can't handle all that increased demand alone. That's where these local picks come in.

Products with an “Add to Cart” option are available for purchase through The Shops at Seattle Met. Looking for more holiday essentials? Check out our selection of festive tablewarekitchen tools, and party host gifts—many of which are available for local pickup.

Caramallows, Island Treats Local

Beloved Mercer Island candymaker Island Treats hand dips all manner of things, from Pretzel Thingies ($11.95 for five) to caramel-covered graham crackers ($6 for two) to balls of peanut butter white chocolate kryptonite ($6.95 for four). But nothing drives home the essential childhood nostalgia of opening a stocking like biting into a chocolate-covered marshmallow.


Mini Lapis Facial Oil, Herbivore Botanicals Local

$14
 

Seattle-based Herbivore Botanicals makes skincare products with virtuous ingredients, universal packaging, and a bunch of different skincare goals in mind, from the anti-aging Phoenix facial oil ($16) to the ultra-moisturizing Pink Cloud cream ($44). This blue tansy–based mini facial oil was "formulated for combination, oily, and blemish-prone skin types or any skin in need of balancing hydration"—also known as every teenager we know.

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Terry Casual Sock in Winter Stripe, Arvin Goods Local

How clean are your socks? Seattle-based Arvin Goods emphasizes sustainability in the making of our most valuable, but oft-overlooked, footwear—which, alongside other undergarments, makes up a surprisingly large chunk of material consumption in the apparel industry. The fashion-forward designs are anything but crunchy. 

TenOverTen L.A. Nail Polish, Flora and Henri Local

Natural nail polish frequently fails to deliver like its traditional counterparts—but per rave reviews from beauty bloggers, TenOverTen seems to have mastered the formula. Pioneer Square boutique Flora and Henri stocks the brand in an array of colors; opt for L.A. for an especially festive addition.


Special Edition Rosmarino Piccolo Salami, Coro Local

$13.50
 

Image: Coro

Food from local producers saves the day when it comes to sub-$20 gifts that are also easy to grab at the last minute. Coro’s holiday Rosmarino salami, in the Seattle company's stocking-friendly five-ounce Piccolo size, brings festive rosemary and peppercorn flavor and limited-edition appeal. (Before you ask: Yes, it's totally shelf- or stocking-stable.)

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Michelle Chang Asymmetric Moon and Star Sterling Silver Studs, Bezel and Kiln Local

Pacific Place's Bezel and Kiln provides a great one-stop shop for all things handmade and sparkling—which can also make decisions difficult. These playful, sterling silver (read: hypoallergenic, sensitive-skin friendly) studs would make a sweet gift for anyone who wears earrings.


Allie Clips in Cher, Chunks Local

This two-pack of swirly barrettes from Georgetown-based designer Tiffany Ju—beloved worldwide by it-girls, influencers, and the Y2K-nostalgic—is an on-trend throwback dream that looks great peeking out the top of a stocking.


Anti-Wallet, Anti-Gear Co. Local

$20
 

Image: Anti-Gear Co.

This antagonistically named product from Everett family business Anti-Gear Co. improves upon the classic cash carrier with a key hitch option and an ultra-pared-down silhouette that eliminates pocket bulk while helping teens and grown-ups alike stay organized.

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Clean Hugs Organic Charcoal Soap, French Girl Local

Clean Hugs soap was designed by athletes with fellow athletes in mind, to create the ideal squeaky-clean post–workout feeling. But even if an exercise-based New Year's resolution is far from mind, anyone can appreciate the brand's cute illustrated packaging and the pore-clearing powers of charcoal soap.


Cherry Keychain, Anna Learns Things Local

$20
 

Anna Learns Things, and we're all the better for it: What started as a University of Washington student's quarantine hobby has grown into a bead-based business that's made appearances at farmers markets and chic boutiques the city over. And founder Anna Dong's candy-colored, fruit-adorned products—especially this versatile keychain, also available as a peach, a strawberry, a grape, and more—are nearly as universal.

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