A few weeks ago, and I can't remember on what thread, someone copied an amazing long list of suggestions from a thread from last year...does anyone have the list or can link to the original thread? There were some brilliant quirky ideas! Ta!
If you have no luck with that plea, I'll cull a few suggestions from my 8 page word doc when I get to work (it's not my list, it's filled from a thread on a US Christmas lovers website a few years ago) 🤶🏻 (Trying for a Mrs M&S Claus look 😀
Chocolate covered coffee beans Chocolate dipped spoons Coffee gift card Candy store candy (put in plastic ornament balls or cellophane bags) Lottery tickets Coffee mug Christmas ornament Christmas cd Book Cozy socks Book mark Small game /travel game Deck of cards Small lego sets Gel pens Markers Art supplies Word search/fun pads Marbles Poker chips Video game Memory card DVD CD Music gift card USB key Watch Inexpensive kitchen gadgets /tools Oven mitt (cloth or silicone) Wooden spoons Recipe cards Small cookbook Holiday shaped/scented soap Nail/pedicure accessories….nail gems, stickers, buffers etc. Nail polish Pumice stone Eye pads Facial masks Foot scrubs Bath bombs Bath scrubbers Soap dish Bath pillow Deodorant Shaving cream/razors Lotion Nice soap/scented body wash Bottle of cologne/perfume Shower radio Car air freshener Tire gauge Car cleaning tool/brush Cleaners/wipes for car Pocket calendar Address book Key chain Small decorative boxes Picture frame Small photo album Beads Jewlery charms Jewlery making supplies/string Small notebooks /notepads/sticky notes Diary/journal/planner Skateboard stickers Skateboard/Surfboard wax/gum eraser/grip tape Can of soda, Monster energy drinks, Gatorade etc.) Accessories for ipod….skins, earphones, car charger etc. Sports water bottle $5 gift card to coffee shop, Target, drugstores, etc. (OK £5!) Unusual pen or pencil Scrapbooking glue or supplies Chocolate coins – they’re still your babies! Cake decorating tips Cookie/cake decorating sprinkles Cookie cutters Candy molds Cake stencils Christmas themed silicone muffin/cupcake pan Lip gloss Make up brushes Cuff links Puzzle book Baseball hat or knit hat Axe Shower gel Trail mix Nuts Beef Jerky Protein bars Can of Pringles – the mini sized ones are cool! Snack foods Tiny Bottle of champagne, Christmas beer etc Chocolates Gift certificate for flower shop Calendar Magazine of hobby or interest Gloves Scarf Cookies Chopsticks Poster Guitar strap Guitar picks Sheet music Belt buckle Sunglasses Chain Belt Tennis balls Golf items…balls,tees,etc. Wine accessories/bottle stopper Soda fizz keeper Seeds for garden Garden accessory….garden markers etc. Flower cutters Gourmet sauces or spices etc. Jams and jellies or flavored honey Bag clips Silly hat Party poppers Gag gift Giant candy bar Movie gift certificates Tickets to sporting event, or other event Cereal box freebie Sample items or other freebies Tools or hardware (picture hangers etc.) Paint buddy Home improvement tool Beefstick Mini mustard jar Bottle of beer Bottle opener Cheese knife set Coffee syrups or flavored sugars Small bag of coffee Mini liqueur bottle Candy shot glasses Cocktail item or tool Earrings Bracelet Ring Small purse Wallet Laser tag or bowling or cinema voucher Winter themed boxer shorts Windshield ice scraper Hair accessory Candles Fishing items Camping items Marshmallow skewers Smores kit (in a bag) Travel coffee mug Reusable Water bottle Reusable shopping bag Christmas scented air freshener Vase Christmas lights Snow globe Make their favorite Christmas cookie or candy Something to add to persons collection Christmas pillow case Mouse pad Glasses case Eye glasses cleaning cloth (micro fiber) Magnets Kitchen towels Napkins Napkin rings Small book of organizing tips Tool (screwdriver, picture hangers etc.) Flashlight Pocket knife Pop corn seasonings/plain microwave popcorn bags Silicone basting brushes Kabob skewers Accessory to decorate room Wood letters that spell something or initials Specialty ice cube trays Bottled ice coffee Gingerbread loaf or other Christmas bread Framed photo Handwritten letter Homemade coupons Any homemade item Sample Men's After Shave Flavored Lip Balm Nail Clipper Nail Files Wrapped Tea Bags, Such as Peppermint Tea
Schoolgate's list is what I posted before. There is a lot of repetition on it, some things definitely more for DCs and some definitely more for adults than teens (and some is really US focused - like a roll of quarters from the bank!). So what is posted above is probably the most useful part.