What an amazing find for stocking stuffers! To be honest, I never would have imagined a place called The Container Store would have such a variety of non-container items available. I can’t wait to show you some of the neat products that are really just perfect for stockings or last minute gift ideas!

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Fingernail Friends

fingernail friends

These adorable stickers are a mess-free alternative to nail polish for little hands. They come in two design options: butterflies and zoo animals. What I love about these is little girls are able to apply them on their own. They are both easy to put on (peel and stick) and easy to remove (they peel right off!). Each sheet comes with 25 stickers, which is enough to do 5 hands. To me, it would have made more sense to have 20 (four hands= 2 full sets) or 30 (six hands=3 full sets) stickers. Maybe one of the five sets is a backup in case a sticker falls off or some other mishap befalls some of them.

fingernail friends sticker sheet

The sizes work best for 3-9 year olds (they should not be used under three due to choking hazards). There is a handy guide at the bottom of the sheet to aid you in selecting the right sticker for each fingernail.

fingernail friends sticker size chart

To grab some Fingernail Friends, visit your local Container Store or click here.

Electronics Cleaning Brush by OXO

Electronic cleaning brush OXO

This is a handy little device which makes a perfect gift for the techy/gadgety person in your life. It is great for cleaning keyboards, remote controls, cameras, and any other device with small nooks and crannies that collect dust and debris.

keyboard and remote dusty

I was able to tidy up a keyboard in under a minute using this clever tool.

keyboard before

Before OXO Electronics Cleaning Brush

keyboard after

After using OXO Electronics Cleaning Brush

One side is a soft bristle brush which can be used to remove dust and crumbs from the surface. The other side is a silicone wedge which can get into the cracks to pull out lint and other dirt collected there. To pick up an Electronics Cleaning brush by OXO, visit your local Container Store or click here.

Kinetic Sand

kinetic sand in box

This stuff is incredible! Bring the beach inside this winter with a package of Kinetic Sand from the Container Store. It is made of 98% sand but feels much smoother and is far easier to clean up!

kinetic sand pile

It has a similar texture to brown sugar but without the stickiness associated with it. This sand does not stick to your hands and leave tiny little particles either!

kinetic sand ball

It is amazingly easy to shape and mold and can be a real creative outlet for kids and adults!

kinetic sand hand

We are definitely adding this to our list of sensory play activities! To grab your own box of 2.2 pounds of Kinetic Sand, visit your local Container Store or click here.

Fold & Go Travel Slippers

Fold and go travel slippers

For that special someone who is always on the go, these specially designed travel slippers are going to be a welcome surprise! They are made of neoprene so they are water resistant and insulated. They have an anti-slip sole in case you happen to be wearing them on a rush through the airport. The greatest feature is that the sole is flexible and lightweight enough for the shoes to fold completely in half.

Fold and go travel slippers polka dot

These take up almost no room at all while providing a comfy little shoe. With three patterns to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect traveling shoe for lounging about the hotel or navigating the aisle in an airplane.

Fold and go travel slippers on

To see the patterns available and to purchase them today, visit your local Container Store or click here.

Sugru Self-Setting Rubber

sugru package

I am not sure what it is about the Lightning Cable from Apple, but we have had three in which the wire insulation has started to degrade. While it hasn’t effected the function of the cable, it looks terrible and runs the risk of shorting out when it comes in contact with something else.

lightning cable damage

Sugru has created a really helpful material that can be used to repair or prevent this type of wear and tear on wires and cables. It starts off as a tacky, clay-like substance which can be molded to any shape needed. We formed it around our damaged cable to create a new layer of insulation. After it is exposed to the air at room temperature, the Sugru Self-Setting Rubber begins to cure. After it has cured, it is safe to use from -58° to + 256° F and it bonds completely to the cable.

sugru repair

In addition to insulating electronics, this material can be formed to repair or improve many other household items and is also UV-resistant, waterproof, dishwasher and microwave safe. To fill the stocking of a gadget lover in your family with Sugru, visit your local Container Store or click here. 

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Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received one or more products mentioned above for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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