stocking stuffer

noun

Definition of stocking stuffer 

US

: 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.

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While there, younger visitors can meet with Santa and his elves and toast marshmallows, while adults enjoy mulled wine and shop for stocking stuffers. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Things to Do in London At Christmas Time," 22 Nov. 2017 With a few days left until Christmas, the start of Kwanzaa and a new year around the corner, one of the best places to look for last minute stocking stuffers and goodies is the bookstore. NBC News, "Holiday book list for young readers to keep their spirits bright," 23 Dec. 2017 Vanessa Priebe, 31, of Clarkston made her first-ever shopping trip downtown this week with a friend to buy stocking stuffers. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Customers swarmed downtown Detroit's holiday pop-up shops this year," 22 Dec. 2017 Congress gave corporate America a multi-trillion-dollar Christmas present on Wednesday — and several companies proceeded to dole out stocking stuffers to their employees. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Corporate PR Stunts Won’t Save the Working Class," 21 Dec. 2017 Standard equipment: two-liter engine, eight-speed automatic gearbox, rear-drive and an ample array of stocking stuffers ranging from heated, 10-way power front seats to run-flat performance tires. Al Haas, Philly.com, "BMW 4 series: A performance-minded makeover for 2018," 15 Dec. 2017 The welcoming shop offers its own designs on stationery and stocking stuffers, such as fireplace matches. Lisa Boone And Jessica Ritz, latimes.com, "Great gifts for the home," 3 Nov. 2017 Nine 2-by-2-inch magnets cost $30 (hello, stocking stuffers), and the 18-by-18-inch photo pillows — a new product — go for $39; canvaspop.com. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Turn those vacay pics into pillows, magnets and more," 11 Sep. 2017 Before You Head Home Stock up on stocking stuffers at Fox River Glove Factory Outlet Store, a staple in the community dating to the 1950s, offering leather gloves, mittens, and woolen socks. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two Days to Explore - Ripon," 27 Oct. 2017

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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stocking stuffer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stocking stuffer

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

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