Stocking stuffers add surprise to the holidays. Select for fun, usefulness, or simply because you like them. My top pick, an e-cloth eye glass cleaner ($3.99) cleans both glasses and phone screens. E-cloths contain 3.1 million fibers per square inch that work like busy fingers to collect dirt and 99.4 percent of bacteria from the wiped surface. If you encounter hairspray, simply spray with a small amount of water. It is small and flat enough to add as a remembrance to a holiday card. Other e-cloths include cloths ($8-$15) for windows, baths, stainless steel, and even crystal.
Anyone male or female that suffers from dry hands, elbows, or feet will love Gloves in a Bottle ($7) shielding lotion. This portable travel size provides a barrier between skin and drying elements. It doesn’t wash off. It has to wear off, allowing skin to heal.
Make-up brushes return to former glory after being cleaned with the Merle Norman Cleansing Bar ($16). Complete with mini silicone pad, the reusable bar works on both natural hair bristles and synthetic.
Miss Oops Mishap Tape ($11.50), a double-sided apparel tape, gives an instant solution for gaping blouses, plunging neckline, falling straps, or even belts.
If someone has a sensitivity to metal, Skin Guard ($8) creates a barrier between the metal and skin. It looks like clear fingernail polish, but it isn’t. Paint it on the metal, allow to dry, then wear. It can be reapplied as necessary. Add a Crabtree and Evelyn Verbena and Lavender Body Bar ($8) for a scented bath, or to a lingerie drawer to infuse a gentle fragrance.
Nancy Pride owns Morgan Fitzgerald’s and Merle Norman located at 3800 S. Texas Avenue, one mile north of University Drive.