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I ‘Heart’ Container Store Stocking Stuffers – 2017 Edition

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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The holiday season is upon us once again! And if the holidays are here, that must mean it’s time for The Container Store to unveil it’s Stocking Stuffer Collection for 2017. Despite the fact I live ten minutes from a Container Store, I still wait by my mailbox for the Stocking Stuffer catalog to arrive. Yup, this is what gets a Professional Organizer excited…

The day my catalog arrived I grabbed a pen, flipped through the pages, and circled a few of the items I thought I might buy or want to feature in my annual Stocking Stuffer blog post. Unlike years past, I wasn’t overly excited about the majority of this season’s products. I felt as if many were more utilitarian than helpful organizing tool. Some of them prompted me to ask myself, “Would anyone really want THIS in their stocking?”

As the saying goes, “There’s something for everyone…”

I recognized a few products from last year’s collection. They must have been popular–a great idea to bring them back again! I chose five products from the 2017 Stocking Stuffer collection to feature here and split them up into two categories: Helpful and Amusing. Read below–you may find the perfect helpful or amusing gift for a special person in your life…

Helpful

Headgehog Multitool

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It’s a comb! But, it’s also a bottle opener, Phillips head screwdriver, chip clip, money clip, phone kickstand and contains four hex wrenches. A great gift for someone who loves cute and functional gadgets–or who really likes hedgehogs…and neatly combed hair… $11.99

Couchlet USB Outlet Extender

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Have you ever been chillin’ on the couch surfing your smart phone when the ‘Low Battery’ message pops up? You’d have to get up and plug in your phone, right? Not with the Couchlet USB Outlet Extender! The detachable 6 ft. USB cable fits between cushions or under a mattress so you can stay connected while relaxing. $14.99

Every Drop Makeup Spatula

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At 8″ x .5″, this tool can scrape the bottom of most makeup bottles–even the taller ones. I should pick one up for my mom to try. She’s been using Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for years and there’s always a bit of  moisturizer clinging to the bottom that’s practically impossible to get out. I’d bet money that this spatula could dig up the last bits at the bottom of the bottle. And it would pay for itself in a matter of months. OK, Mom–one’s coming your way… $4.99

 

Amusing

Hoop Brightz

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When I saw this product, I thought of two people in my life who might love it–my kids! I have two boys and they are crazy about playing basketball. OK, I think my husband might enjoy it, too. We have an outdoor hoop and if they all could play in the dark, they would. And now they can! Hoop Brightz outlines the backboard and rim in LED light which attach securely with zip ties and adhesive backed fasteners. A removable battery pack light it up for approximately 40 hours of light (battery operated). I’m going to be purchasing this Stocking Stuffer and I think it’s going to be a hit with my boys. The neighbors may not appreciate it, but my ‘guys’ are only kids once… $24.99

Al Dente Pasta Timer

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Mr. Al Dente? Your pasta is ready! Food safe and BPA-free, this pasta timer lets you know via four different songs when your pasta is cooked to four different lengths of time. He’s cool enough to sit on your counter (what a great conversation piece!) and tough enough to swim around in boiling water. If you cook an abundance of pasta in your household and appreciate fine Italian-themed music, this stocking stuffer is for you. $19.99


Want to check out the rest of The Container Store Stocking Stuffer Collection? Click here to see the almost one hundred products featured this year. You never know what might grab your eye–happy shopping!

 

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.

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13 responses to “I ‘Heart’ Container Store Stocking Stuffers – 2017 Edition”

  1. I just hit upon those multi-use pocket tools recently. Mine is called the “Pocket Monkey” and is shaped like a monkey. They’re too cute and oh so useful!

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      I featured The Pocket Monkey in last year’s Stocking Stuffer post! Glad to hear that it’s useful. If I had one of these tools, I think I’d have to write up a list of everything I could do with it and keep it in my wallet!

  2. Great finds – I’ve never seen anything like these!

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      Thanks! Some of them are very clever. I purchased the basketball hoop lights for my kids but we’ll have to wait until Spring to use them!

  3. I also usually love most of the Container Store stocking stuffers. I was not impressed this year. I do love your review. You found some interesting ones. I also found a kale stripper tool for my son who loves to eat kale!

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      Thanks for your kind words. I agree with you, Diane–this was not the year of impressive stocking stuffers from The Container Store. I’d say that any stocking stuffer that gets someone to eat more kale is a good thing!

  4. I love the Headgehog Multitool. I have been getting these wallet tools for all my nephews these last few years. They are fun and handy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      There must be some very talented engineers out there who created such a tiny, yet helpful tool! I’m sure your nephews find them useful and easy to slip in a pants pocket. Probably good for a purse, too!

  5. I LOVE The Container Store! It’s funny because just the other day I was driving by one and almost stopped by so that I could check out this year’s stocking stuffers. They always source such clever items. I love the makeup spatula! I’ve never seen one, but have certainly NEEDED one. Great suggestions! Thanks for sharing them.

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      I ‘heart’ The Container Store, too! Even though I live ten minutes away from one of their locations, I wait for that catalog to come through my mail slot. I find it less overwhelming than looking through all the items in the store. Always trying to save time! 🙂

  6. Seana Turner says:

    That Al Dente Pasta Timer is the bomb! I would love receiving that in my stocking:)

    • Stacey Agin Murray says:

      He’s a real hoot! And I’m not just talking about the music he plays. Definitely a cool conversation piece for a kitchen!

  7. Liana George says:

    Oh I love this list! I had already decided to get the basketball lights for my nephew, but I’m definitely adding the pasta timer and the hedgehog comb to my list of purchases! Thanks and I can’t wait to share these great finds 🙂

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