The entire world over, Christmastime sees children rushing to see if their footwear has been filled with candy and gifts. In Italy, La Befana the good witch fills children’s shoes with presents on the eve of Epiphany, Jan. 5. Dutch children fill their clogs with straw for the magical horse Sintirklass, with hopes that Old Saint Nick will fill their shoes with gifts. Here in the United States, the tradition of hanging a Christmas stocking on the fireplace first appeared in early nineteenth century story illustrations by Thomas Nast. One thing ties all of these traditions together: the size of the gifts. Stocking stuffers must be small.
Below, we’ve gathered a few COAST products that make excellent stocking stuffers. These presents are diminutive in size, but they’re certainly not small in impact; each one makes your loved one better prepared for an emergency.
This powerful LED flashlight is small enough to fit in your shirt pocket – it’s just 4 inches long – yet powerful enough to create a 78-foot-long beam. With an unbreakable LED, lightweight aluminum casing and a rubberized O-ring, this flashlight will last for decades; indeed, we include a lifetime guarantee against defects in workmanship and materials. This LED flashlight is the perfect stocking stuffer for your handyman – the run time is 3.25 hours on one AAA battery.
At just 2.5 inches in length when closed, this multi-tool will certainly fit in your loved one’s stocking – as well as on his or her set of keys. A key ring is included, making it easy to bring the Micro Tool Box Multi- Tool anywhere. This sleek multi-tool is packed with a bottle opener, a nail file and pick, a saw blade, scissors, large and small screwdrivers, a Phillips screwdriver, a knife blade with partial serration, and three wrenches.
This is the ideal stocking stuffer for your favorite camper. Girl and boy scouts will love the fact that this LED lantern has four different settings – an area lantern to light the tent; a handheld LED flashlight; a flashing rescue beacon; and a low-light red setting for spooky stories around the campfire, as well as strong night vision for budding anglers.
Your family members will love getting these nifty gadgets as stocking stuffers – and you’ll love the fact that your gift will make your loved one more prepared for anything going into 2013.