Christmas is only one week away! There's still time to pick up some great little gifts, but to make your life easier we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best stocking stuffers that won’t cost you a mint and can be found locally in New Hyde Park.
Candy, Gadgets and Gizmos: All of these things can conveniently be found at . The store sells nostalgic old-time candy and old-time toys. You can pick up a small etch-a-sketch, sock monkey doll, jack-in-the-box and bubbles or stock up on pop rocks, cracker jacks, pez, lemon-heads and more.
Small Clothing: Practically every store you can think of sells holiday attire for the season. Head down to or for a pair of gloves or a cute long-sleeved shirt for your small child, roll it up and stuff it in the stocking. You could also pick up a pair of boxers at one of these stores, or head over to to pick up socks in all colors and holiday designs.
Bookworm Essentials: sells books on the smaller side and are located usually up near the register. You can also find Moleskin extra small notebooks and bookmarks or even pen/pencil holders and book lights.
Food and Coffee: Do you know someone who loves half-off appetizers? Or someone who loves their daily cup of java? Why not pick up a gift card to , Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts? It’s simple and satisfying. You can even find little ornaments at to hang on the tree next year, or buy a small pack of coffee or K-cups at .
Body Basics: Mostly for the lady (or ladies) in your life, sells a plethora of soaps, hand and body lotions, anti-bacterial gels and so much more. They even sell candles, fragrance sprays and warm lounge socks, all at low prices. Similarly, at (or any other local nail salon like and ) you can purchase a manicure-pedicure gift certificate, or a gift certificate for eyebrow waxing. Some salons even let you purchase nail polish from them. What woman doesn't love a little pampering?
Drug Store Finds: You can find at your local , or a ton of great stocking stuffers. Pick up some hair gel or hair ties, makeup, shaving crème and a pack of disposable razors for a gift that is definitely needed and practical.
Beyond Smart Gifts: At you can find a ton of small items to fit in that red and green stocking. For starters, you could get candles, bath lotions and shampoos and small picture frames here, but you can also find inexpensive gadgets like a Sharper Image Digital Photo Keychain for $10 or a Conair Hang on Shower Radio for $10. You could also pick up a Bluetooth adapter for $20 bucks, or a variety of little accessories for the iPad.
Stuffed Animals: What little kid doesn’t love a mini stuffed animal to carry around and take with them everywhere they go? At you can find a bunch of little Beanie Babies that come in all different colors or designs on, like hearts or stars. Here you could also find lotto tickets, stationary and little figurines for the home — exciting items to find in any stocking.
Gotta Go To Mo’s: When you think of store, you usually think big, but you can find smaller items around if you take the time to look and think outside of the box. For example, if you know a fitness junkie, you can buy a jump rope, take it out of the box and roll it up neatly to fit in the stocking. You could find sports gloves for baseball or golf or you could throw in a fitness DVD.
Gift Cards Galore: This is one of the easiest gifts to pick up and you don’t have to spend more than $10 if you don't want. You can go to any of the stores already listed in this article and pick up a gift card instead of an actual item or try a different place like or . iTunes gift cards can also be found at almost any drug or electronic store.