Stockings Aren’t Just for Decoration

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First Posted: 11/23/2014

Whether they get opened on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, sometimes those stockings “hung by the chimney with care” are hard to fill. There’s no coal involved so a smile is nearly guaranteed.

Smashbox “On The Rocks” Be Legendary Lipstick Trio

Get the perfect party look with “On The Rocks Be Legendary” Lipstick Trio from Smashbox. The ultra-luxe formula glides on for show-stopping, saturated color every time. The perfect stocking stuffer for a lady who wants to rock the party. Shades include: Legendary, Fig and Primrose. $19; Ulta Beauty in Arena Hub, Wilkes-Barre

Liar’s Dice

Get the family to unplug and talk during the holidays. Liar’s dice is a classic dice game for two or more players. The ability to deceive and detect deception is all that’s required. Perfect for the person who always cheats to win; it’s part of the game. Great for after the holiday dinner to keep everyone at the table. The game comes in a wooden box shaped like a die and includes 4 plastic dice shakers, 20 game dice and storage bag. For ages 8 and up. $13.42 at Walmart, 390 Route 315 Hwy, Pittston

Bananagrams Anagram Game

Fill the kids stockings with the educational and fun Bananagrams anagram game. This game will drive you bananas and improves thinking ability. Compete with friends or family to build as many words as possible. The game comes with 144 tiles to form words. Players do not require paper, pencil or a board to play this game. It’s ideal for children aged 10 years and up. The carrying case replicates a banana for added fun. $14.99; at Target in Arena Hub, Wilkes-Barre

Holiday 2014 Collector’s Edition 1 oz. Set of Demeter Cologne

Remind a loved one of what Christmas means with the Demeter Collector’s Edition. Awake their senses with scents of Log Cabin, Christmas Tree and Fireplace. Take them back to that perfect holiday weekend or to that white Christmas they remember as a child. The scents will bring up holiday memories or inspire the family to make new ones. $45; at Walgreens, Wilkes-Barre or online at

Tweets and Status Updates for All Occasions

A subtle solution for that Facebook-friend who over-shares or the sister-in-law who doesn’t quite understand the 140 character limit. With this book, even your dad can be effortlessly witty and endlessly re-tweetable. Chapters range from “Interpersonal Posts” to “Cultural Comments.” Gift a co-worker, a friend or a loved one. This can be for a social media novice or an online networking guru. $9; online at or

Dreamstate Neoprene Mask: Aviator Sleep Mask

Perfect for those who travel. They will sleep glamorously on the plane, train, sofa or bed. If that person next to them just won’t stop jabbering, they can throw on their shades. Dr. Oz says the mask fights exhaustion by helping produce melatonin. The Dreamstate Mask is a soft neoprene mask that blocks out light. $20; online at

Super scent-sational suds: A bar of locally-made soap is perfect clean up for all the people on your list, especially school teachers or coaches. The Good Hive produces a line of honey-based lotions and soaps in Mountain Top. The honey-based, all-natural products contain five or six ingredients. The soaps come in a variety of scents; fruit, floral or herbal-based. The most popular seasonal selections include fig, pomegranate, hot chocolate and snowflake. They are made from essential oils leaving your skin soft and conditioned. Bars of soap range from $6 to $6.50 at Dundee Gardens, Hanover Township, Triangle Pharmacy, Mountain Top, and Lux Salon, Wilkes-Barre.

Lip, lip hooray: The trend on everyone’s lips during a frigid winter is the EOS lip balms. A holiday gift set is available featuring Aloha Hawaii, Indian Summer and St. Barth’s Sunrise is available at Kohl’s Target, Ulta and Walmart for $9.