Novelty Gift Ideas for Stockings and Such

6 fun and unexpected items your friends and family will be thrilled to receive

Need new and interesting ideas to fill some stockings? Is your office planning a Kris Kringle gift exchange? Here are six unique and fun ideas to limit your stress.

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fun socks

Groovy Socks

If you know someone that prefers to spend every weekend at Kennedy Space Center, then spice up their sock drawer with these quirky astronaut socks. Amazon

When the Florida temps plummet to a nippy 60 degrees, keep your feet toasty with a fun pair of socks. We’re partial to the skunk ape, one of our favorite urban legends, but if cutesy is more your style, you can’t deny these adorable manatee socks are a must-have. $12

florida puzzle

Florida Puzzle

Have a blast while brushing up on your Florida geography. Amazon

Puzzles are the perfect plan for those rainy Florida weekends. Sharpen up on Florida history, from landmark buildings to iconic figures, with 1000 pieces to challenge you. $17

mermaid, merman

Mermaid/Merman Ornaments

You can just tell that these mythical ocean dwellers like to have a good time. Amazon

The kitschy mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs is a rite of passage for any new visitor to Florida. So why not deck out your tree with an ornament reminiscent of the experience? Yes, we realize there are no mermen in the Weeki Wachee show but we think there should be. $35

neon flamingo light

Neon Flamingo

This flamingo helps you achieve those tropical vibes indoors. Amazon

Neon lights never go out style and this LED pink flamingo will liven up any space you set it up in. Sized at 10.7 inches x 21.1 inches, it comes with a remote for easy adjustments to turn off/on or switch up the pace to let it flash. Spruce up your home bar or heck, hang it in the bathroom for a serious element of surprise. $78

tiki mugs

Tiki Mugs

That drink with all the rum and coconut is going to taste much better in any one of these mugs. Amazon

No tropical theme is complete without a set of proper tiki mugs and if you’ve ever visited Florida’s best tiki bar, the Mai Kai, you’ll know exactly what we mean. Fanatics of tiki culture would be pretty happy to receive this as a gift and don’t forget the umbrellas. $26

oyster earrings

Oyster Jewelry

You’ll want to be sporting these bivalve jewels on your next oyster eating excursion. Etsy

Okay, these have to be some of the cutest earrings we’ve ever seen. These super realistic handmade oysters are made with a real shell! Furthermore, they come with a lemon wedge and lifelike salted edges. We all know that oyster obsessed friend of yours is going to go bananas for these so just buy them already. If earrings aren’t the right choice, it’s also available as a pendant and in Cuban sandwich form. $17

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