stocking stuffer


Definition of stocking stuffer

: a small gift suitable for placing in a Christmas stocking Another nice stocking stuffer: an uncirculated silver Eagle dollar. You have to buy these from coin dealers.— Sandra Block

Examples of stocking stuffer in a Sentence

Small toys make great stocking stuffers.
Recent Examples on the Web That compact size also makes the Gun Plumber the perfect stocking stuffer for that hunter in your life. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "The Waterfowl Hunter’s Holiday Gift Guide," 16 Nov. 2020 Socks are the perfect stocking stuffer, and these funky designs come in different colors with different logos for sports fans to bourbon lovers, musicians, BBQ lovers, dog lovers and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Shop local: Here are 6 Kentucky-made gift ideas for the holiday shopping season," 11 Nov. 2020 The perfect stocking stuffer, this little gadget works wonders on kale, chard, herbs and other leafy greens your cook needs to separate from their stems. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "25 of the best holiday gifts to give (or get) this year," 10 Nov. 2020 Nail polish makes a great stocking stuffer or small gift. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "25 amazing gifts you can get from Walmart under $10," 3 Nov. 2020 For anyone into female empowerment, fashion or both, this bold graphic tee would make the perfect stocking stuffer. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "11 Christmas Gifts That Celebrate Female Empowerment," 30 Oct. 2020 Those little grips everyone has on their phone (a.k.a. PopSockets) make for the perfect stocking stuffer. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "30 great gifts that give back to the community," 27 Oct. 2020 The boxed sets start at $7.50 and are a great way to treat yourself during these unsettling times to a little pick-me-up or gift to a loved one (did somebody say stocking stuffer?). Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Chick-Fil-A Now Sells a Holiday Gift Box of Chick-fil-A, Polynesian, and Barbeque Sauces for $7.50," 26 Oct. 2020 If your giftee is type A and notorious for her morning to-do lists, this notebook bundle is the perfect stocking stuffer. Victoria Giardina, CNN Underscored, "24 of the best gifts for every woman in your life," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of stocking stuffer

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Stocking stuffer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stocking stuffer

US : a small gift that is usually placed in a Christmas stocking

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