When it comes to holiday shopping, sometimes it’s easier to buy the gifts that go under the tree than those that go in the neatly hung stockings by the fireplace.
Finding items that are small, inexpensive, and durable enough to spend the night crammed under other goodies can be tricky. Luckily, the Costco Warehouse Club has plenty of options for people of all ages. And remember, shipping is one of the things members can get for free from Costco in certain situations.
Many Costco items can be purchased online by non-members, but you’ll want to subscribe for the best prices.
Whichever way you shop, here are some stocking stuffer suggestions to consider.
chewing gum or mints
Do you need a dozen boxes of chewing gum for yourself? Probably not. But if you have a lot of stockings to fill, Costco’s bulk wraps can be an inexpensive way to fill the space. And if gum isn’t your family’s business, you’ll also find several brands of mints for sale at the warehouse club.
Almost anyone can use a lip balm, and it’s a virtual necessity in cold climates where dry weather can lead to chapped and uncomfortable lips.
Costco has a selection of value packs of lip balms – all from the EOS brand – that make for inexpensive stocking stuffers when you consider the unit cost.
Does Fido have his own stocking? Or maybe someone in your house is a dog lover. Either way, Costco offers a multi-pack of durable chew toys.
Non-toxic dryer balls
For the household goddess in your life (or god, as the case may be), Nellie’s Lamby Dryerballs can be a fun addition to a stocking. They have a practical purpose but also have a beautiful aesthetic. Plus, they’re not necessarily the kind of things people often think they’re buying for themselves.
Candy or chocolate
It wouldn’t be Christmas without candy, and Costco has no shortage of options. Warehouse clubs are filled with containers of salted caramels, boxes of assorted chocolates and bags of truffles. For a variety of candy you know your kids will love, look for Kirkland Signature Variety Bags which contain M&Ms, Twix, 100 Grand and more.
Sticky notes – better known by the brand name Post-it – are another welcome Christmas gift for all ages. Kids love being able to doodle and post their creations wherever they want while adults find them useful for personal and professional purposes. Costco has them in assorted colors and sizes.
Golf or tennis balls
When you’re stumped for stocking stuffers, you can’t go wrong with golf balls or tennis balls for those into those sports. Sure, they’re a little impersonal, but they’re so practical. And that’s what makes them so perfect.
Candy seems like the holiday treat for bottoms, but sometimes you want to balance all that sweet with a little salty. For that, Costco stocks plenty of granola bars, energy bars, and trail mixes to buy in bulk.
If you’re looking for the best value, a Kirkland Signature strain pack can be an economical choice. It includes a good mix of items at a cost that equates to just 71 cents each online.
Experts say we’re going to have a bad flu season. Meanwhile, the RSV is sending parents and children to the emergency room while COVID-19 also continues to do the rounds. So putting vitamin C in stockings this Christmas might be a smart move.
Costco sells Emergen-C drink mixes in bulk, and while there’s no guarantee they’ll keep you healthy, numerous studies tout the benefits of vitamin C, including its ability to boost the immune system.
Here’s another option for the pet owners in your life. Costco sells pet wipes in packages with fun designs. Designed to be both pet-friendly and human-friendly, these lightly scented wipes are perfect for cleaning up a four-legged friend after they’ve used up a few leftovers or before they track down the dirt inside .
If you haven’t heard it already, Squishmallows are all the rage right now. These plush toys live up to their name and have a satisfying squishy feel when squeezed. While you can buy a jumbo version of this toy under the tree, Costco also sells 4-inch multi-packs of Squishmallows that are great for stockings.
At the moment, you can choose from several varieties:
Now we know what you might be thinking: who wants toiletries for Christmas?
Well, first of all, Costco offers items, such as packaged hand soap and scented hand cream, that would be perfectly presentable as gifts.
Second, frequent travelers might appreciate having items – such as shampoo bars – that can be easily packed in luggage or placed in carry-on bags without attracting the attention of searching TSA agents. of liquids.
With so many of us relying on digital technology to communicate and pay our bills these days, stamps can seem like a quaint gift. However, they will certainly be appreciated by anyone who still sends Christmas cards or letters by post.
If you buy stamps at Costco, you won’t get much of a discount from the current price. But getting them from the warehouse club can save you time and a trip to the post office.
Hand and toe warmers
This is another great gift for those who live in cold climates. These handy little packets can be stuffed into gloves and mittens to keep your hands warm for up to eight hours. Costco offers both hand warmers and foot warmers.
They’re great for those who work or play outdoors, but your recipient doesn’t have to be an ice fisherman to use them. Anyone who sleds with the kids, likes to go for a walk or shop in an outdoor mall will appreciate this Christmas gift.
For many people, a candle is the perfect consumable gift. It’s something they can use, enjoy, and then throw away or recycle. Unlike candy, candles won’t help the recipient gain weight, and if they don’t like candles, they can be easily given back.
Costco shoppers will find traditional and flameless candles at the warehouse club. There are a variety of scents and styles available, and depending on your purchase, prices can be less than $3 per candle.