Filling a stocking with small thoughtful gifts can be more rewarding than the large presents under the tree. There is nothing better than finding those perfect little items that are unique and special and mean so much more than a stocking full of candy, razors and soap.
Put a little thought and creativity into your friends’ and family’s stockings this year and forget the chocolate orange balls and cheap perfume. Here at OnTheSnow we know that you love winter... that’s why you're here, right? So, we decided to help you out on your quest to find perfect little gifts for those who probably love skiing and riding as much as you do. All of our stocking stuffers are under $50 and will put a smile on your loved ones’ faces... we promise.
Gifts for Him:
Super thin, comfortable ski socks are the only way to go and these high performance socks are thin enough for excellent response from boot to foot but are reinforced for warmth, protection and comfort. With extra spandex in the ankle, you will never have loose, bunchy socks again.
Ski Tune from Your Local Ski Shop
Starting at $25
Pop into your local ski shop and pick up a gift certificate for a ski tune and wax. Watch your guy’s grin when he opens the card and realizes his rusty edges are about to shine like new.
Remember the hat your mom made for you with love? It itched, moths loved it in the summer and the colors were, well, not up to date. Enter the Flylow Loose Knit Beanie—a new, soft, not-itchy twist on your mother's handmade version. Combine that with some cool surf style and you got the perfect hat for winter.
Waterproof, windproof and breathable—these soft gloves, lined with goatskin, give just the right amount of warmth and protection. They keep fingers warm on the slopes, while shoveling the driveway or bringing in wood for a cozy winter fire.
Gifts for Her:
Ladies love their accessories, so why not fill her stocking with a soft, oversized beanie from Coal Headwear. The Zoey is functional as well as insanely trendy and your lady will love sporting her’s all over town.
This is hands-down the best sunblock on the market for sensitive and acne-prone skin and worth every penny. No greasy shine, no bumps, no white stuff... just perfect skin. Winter sun has met it’s match. Forget the cheap drugstore stuff and give her something that she will truly love you for.
These buds actually stay in your ears while riding or skiing. Tunes are crisp and clear with these little, affordable headphones, which happen to be stylish too.
Who doesn’t like jewelry? Give her something that says a little about who she is with this eco-friendly pendant. Made from reclaimed metals and accented with a Swarvoski Crystal of your choice by a shop in Rhode Island, this pendant is the perfect ski diva’s gift.
Gifts for Little Ones:
Don’t wait until your little one is crying on the hill to purchase over-priced handwarmers. Stop in at Costco and grab a case of these bad boys before they are gone. Fill their stocking with warmth and usefulness. Trust us, it could save their ski day… and yours too.
Roll this pack up and stuff it in your kid’s stocking because this is the best gift they will get. No more stopping at the lodge for a drink or lugging around your kid’s extra stuff on the slopes. New this year and specifically designed for little ones who ski, this is the only lift-friendly, hydration system/pack built just for them.
Starting at $35
Purchase a ski lesson and give your little one the gift of learning. Look around and find the right deal. Many resorts offer half-day group lessons, which can be surprisingly affordable. Get a voucher and put it in with a fun card—your child will be thrilled with what’s inside.
All kids aren’t little and if you are trying to buy for that teen in your house, why not pick up a copy of Level 1 Production’s new ski flick, Eye Trip? Eye Trip is filled with explosive skiing, sick jumps and a progressive soundtrack. Filmed all over the world, this edit is sure to please the pickiest member of the family.