7 Stocking-Stuffer Ideas That Will Make Your Holiday Shopping So Much Easier

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of unpacking my holiday stocking on Christmas morning. Back in my kid days, a little bit of candy, some Gak, and a couple of Hello Kitty trinkets pretty much did it for me. It was a simpler time. Now, Sanrio toys and putty-like substances may not be very practical, but that doesn’t mean that I've outgrown stocking-stuffers.

In the adult world, stocking-stuffers are a great chance to get the recipient something she actually needs. You might be shopping for your best friend. You might be shopping for that totally mysterious coworker whom you chose as your secret Santa. Either way, she's probably trying to update her wardrobe right about now, and you'll be the magical elf who will help her with that task. A stocking that mixes practical necessities with trend-forward items is a perfect formula for awesomeness.

With the holidays approaching, there's no better time to consider your stocking-stuffer game. We’ve teamed up with Express Factory Outlet to bring you a collection of stocking-stuffers that’ll be perfect for the fashionable friend on your list. Happy shopping!

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Blanket Scarf, $39.95 at Express Factory Outlet

However your recipient spends her holiday -- visiting family, going on a much-needed vacation, or touring your own city -- it will likely involve some travel. Make your gift work double-time as a cute accessory and a blanket.

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Arm Warmers, $12.99 at Express Factory Outlet

These gloves come in a festive plaid and also leave your fingers free for all of the holiday activities, from tree-trimming to hot-cocoa-drinking. Buy them for everyone on your list.

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Statement Necklace, $34.95 at Express Factory Outlet

This is a great gift for the fashionista in your midst. She'll also probably think you paid a lot more for this fun piece, but only you have to know that.

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Earring Trio, $19.95 at Express Factory Outlet

Who hasn't been searching for a simple pair of studs in her jewelry box, only to find one of each kind? Supplement her collection with these understated earrings.

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Fur Earmuffs, $16.99 at Express Factory Outlet

These furry earmuffs come with a faux-leather band, so even the fussiest person on your list won't mind dressing for the elements.

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Pom Beanie, $26.95 at Express Factory Outlet

Pom-poms aren't just for little kids. This chunky-knit hat is super-warm and adds a bit of verve to a cold-weather ensemble.

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Fringe Saddle Bag, $34.95 at Express Factory Outlet

This perfectly sized cross-body clutch is an excellent way to give her usual winter wardrobe a whole new life.

This post is sponsored by Express Factory Outlet.