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I ‘Heart’ Container Store Stocking Stuffers – 2016 Edition

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Here are some fun, useful, and unique stocking stuffers for family and friends! I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

 

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait for that holiday season Toys ‘R’ Us catalog to come in the mail? The excitement! The anticipation!

Well, that’s how I feel about The Container Store’s Stocking Stuffer Collection catalog. I know sometime after Halloween it’s going to find it’s way through my mail slot. Lucky for me, I live ten minutes away from The Container Store in Paramus, NJ but instead of driving over there ahead of time, I wait for the catalog. I like to flip through the pages and pick out the items I like before heading to the store to see and possibly buy them.

What I found most interesting about this year’s Stocking Stuffer collection is that there are very few ‘organizing’ products. Most fall into the fun/kitchy/useful item category. Some I looked at and didn’t really understand their purpose.  That’s OK–I’m sure somebody does–and that’s who will buy them! Something for everyone…

Last time I did a Stocking Stuffer Roundup was in 2013. Some of my favorites included a Dressing2Go container and a vintage rubber ducky shower cap. It’s been way too long–it’s time for another roundup!

I’d be writing until next Friday if I featured all of The Container Store’s Stocking Stuffers so I picked a handful to share with you. They’re split into three categories: Useful, Cute & Fun, and Makes You Go Hmmm…. If you’re in need of some stocking stuffers or small gifts for the people in your lives, consider these and the others in the collection…

USEFUL

Maggrip Car Vent Phone Mount $ 9.99

Car Vent Phone Mount - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

This product secures a smartphone to a car’s air vent for clear, safe viewing. Has  5-star rating on the website.


ToyDriver Screwdriver $ 9.99

Toy Screwdriver- I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

My kids are 6.5 and 10 but I remember when they were little and EVERY toy had a battery. And every toy had a battery compartment held together by the tiniest screws. Boy, could I have used this a few years ago! Comes with a flat head and Philips head bit. My cousin had a baby last month and I am considering sending this to her!


Pocket Monkey $ 11.99

Pocket Monkey - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

It’s a bottle opener. It’s a multi-head screwdriver. It’s a phone stand, an envelope opener, and much more. TSA-Compliant and thin as a credit card. You never know when you’ll need one of it’s many features…


Flint Retractable Lint Roller $ 8.99

Retractable Lint Roller- I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

Ever go to a dog lover’s home and come home with half the dog on your pants? Keep this in your purse, glove compartment, or travel bag and be dog-hair free! Works for white lint napkins on black pants and anything else your clothes can be covered in. Comes in Slate Gray and Copper. Refills sold separately.

CUTE & FUN

Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner $ 9.99

Angry Momma Microwave Cleaner - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

I usually use lemons in hot water to steam-clean my microwave but wouldn’t this be a whole lot more fun?

 


Emoji Cooking Stamps $ 5.99

Emoji Cookie Stamps I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

Emojis are all the rage now! Take a departure from baking gingerbread men and snowflakes this season to create some cool kid-friendly cookies.


Corkers Cork Decorating Kit $ 5.99

Corker's Cork Decorating Kit - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

I’m allergic to wine so I don’t exactly have corks hanging around my kitchen. But, for those of you who do, here’s a cute ‘adult’ art project for you! Choose from airplane, deer, dog and pino figurine. A nice add-on if you’re bringing a bottle of wine to a party.


Beepegg Timer $ 19.99

Beeped Timer - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

A bit pricey, but if you like soft and hard-boiled eggs, this could be a good investment piece for your kitchen. Store in the fridge with your eggs for best results. You’ll always know where it is when you need it if you store it near your eggs!

MAKES YOU GO Hmmmm…

Oven Pull Monster $ 2.99

Oven Pull Monster - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

This seems useful but it’s not the most friendly-looking kitchen gadget out there. It looks a little freaked out–as if it knows it’s about to go head first into a hot oven. For the chef in your life with a good sense of humor…

Handbag Raincoat $ 19.99

Handbag Raincoat - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

I get it. It’s raining. You don’t want your handbag to get wet. But, a raincoat for a handbag? Where does it drip dry? It comes with a pouch but if you’ve ever tried to get an umbrella (wet or dry) back in it’s ‘pouch’ then I can’t imagine trying to do the same with a handbag raincoat. A bit pricey for what it is but if you carry an expensive bag and live in a rainy area, it could be worth it.


Wine Glass Shade $ 12.99

Wine Glass Shade - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

Like I said above, I’m allergic to wine. I own wine glasses for when company comes over but I never thought of ‘setting a mood’ with one of them. For the wine enthusiast in your life…

 

Poo Pourri 2 oz. – $ 9.99

Poo-Pourri - I 'Heart' Container Store Stocking Stuffers - 2016 Edition I organizedartistry.com

OK, Container Store. You had to go THERE? Travel-sized for a purse, backpack, or diaper bag. What disturbs me most is that on this page (and all other pages) on The Container Store website, there’s a spot where you can upload a picture of the product in use with the hashtag #containyourself. I dare anyone to buy this product and upload a picture of themselves using it!


For more of The Container Store’s Stocking Stuffer Collection click here. There are stocking stuffers for kids/teens, pets, travelers, techies, chefs and many others in your life.

If you’re driving to The Container Store to peruse their stocking stuffers, consider donating an unwrapped book, toy, gift card, or toiletry to their Holiday Hugs program. They’re partnering with children’s hospitals around the country to deliver ‘Holiday Hugs’ to their patients. Program ends December 18th.

Three hundred and twenty-five days until next year’s Stocking Stuffer catalog!

I’d love to know–which stocking stuffer is YOUR favorite? Share in the comments below…

 

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About Stacey Agin Murray

Stacey is a professional organizer & speaker in New Jersey specializing in residential organizing, time, and paper management challenges. She also authored The Organized Bride’s Thank You Note Handbook: Let Systems and 101 Modern Sample Thank You Notes Take You From Overwhelmed to Organized.

Categories: Container Store, Holiday Season

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10 responses to “I ‘Heart’ Container Store Stocking Stuffers – 2016 Edition”

  1. Seana Turner says:

    So many cute finds! I love the purse raincoat — with the investment some people make in bags, this seems like a good idea:) Especially if you have a suede bag!

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      You’re right. I’m so used to carrying bags that don’t cost so much and aren’t that large. I’m sure there are many women who would love to protect their expensive (and suede!) handbags with this product.

  2. I have a dog and a cat, so I think I should buy a whole bunch of those little lint rollers to give to everyone who comes over!

  3. Great gift ideas! I actually bought the Pocket Monkey for my nephews this year. It’s great because it fits into their wallets. =) They can all be handymen. LOL

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      It’s a great gift idea. I hope they like them and that they prove to be useful. And so handy that they fit in a wallet–would be great in the smallest of purses, too.

  4. Liana George says:

    What a great list! I especially loved the emoji stamps and the handbag raincoat! Definitely have to think about who I can pass those on to 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      Thanks for your kind words. You’re the second person to ‘heart’ the handbag raincoat! My nieces are very into emojis. I showed the emoji stamps/cutters to my mother and she asked me to pick some up for the grandkids–they’re going to love getting those stamps/cutters at holiday time. Emoji cookies–yum!

  5. Jamie Steele says:

    I heart Container Store stocking stuffers too! I used to work there and it was my favorite time of year. This year I love the microwave cleaner and the car mount.

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      Working at The Container Store must have been especially fun when Stocking Stuffer season came along! I’m lucky enough to live ten minutes from one of their locations. I think I have to go see the Angry Mama in person!

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