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Last minute stocking stuffing? No sweat.

Story and photos by Carolyn Pope

Stockings are one of the best parts of Christmas morning. Santa always seems to find the perfect little something to slip inside it, but sometimes Santa’s helpers need a little help. After all, one can only have so many chocolate Santas and batteries filling up their stockings.A saunter through the stores of Riverwalk in Edwards will present you with all sorts of possibilities to stuff those stockings, even at the last minute. So, for everyone on your list, here are some hints of the very best in goodies to finish off Christmas just right.For the lady in your life:Hanky Panky’s thongs: Even the Wall Street Journal found these panties positively posh. One size fits all, so she can’t be peeved when you buy her the wrong size. The bands are wide so they won’t give her a wedgie: $18.95 at Lacy’s.Ribbon belts are the trend, even if you’re not from The Hamptons! Sagebrush has belts for both women and men, and they’ll finish off any outfit with just the right touch: $30 at Sagebrush.Keep her on time: Merle Norman has fun watches with personalities of their own. From $12-$45.Jay Strongwater designs accessories that are both elegant and whimsical. Check out his assorted pins, from tiny ladybugs to life-sized dragonflies, these bejeweled beauties will enhance any sweater or evening gown: $30-$200 at Hughes Precious Metals.Fun in the bathtub – groovy Shoes bath confetti: $8 at Gypsy BoutiqueHigh glitz at a lower price Moissanite looks just like a diamond, with all the brilliance and the toughness and hardness of the real thing. But it’s only 10 percent of the cost. Buy her a pair of studs, and she’ll glitter through the new year. At Portofino Jewelers.Freeze! Wrinkles, that is. Pick her up some Plump Lips by Freeze 24-7 at Cosbar. She’ll kiss you for it! $40For the gentleman:Pocket scarves for the distinguished and debonair. Made by Imperial, they’ll spiff up any ordinary jacket. By Imperial, $22 at Brush Creek Dry Goods.It’s winter, but he’s thinking of spring. Get him ready to catch some fish by filling his stocking with flies: from $1.75 at Gorsuch Outfitters.Swiss Army knives – from the basic knife and nail file to the full Monty: $26 and up at Ptarmigan SportsFor the little ones:Cell phone lip-gloss and dress up lip-gloss – make her feel like a grown-up: $2.50 and $3.75Action watch Eco Expedition. Clips on to his backpack in camouflage color: $7.25 Kid’s CottageHand knit beanies for the baby in your life. These beauties are hand-knit with hand-made beads: $29-$65 at Mums to Be.Forget the beanie babies, it’s time for Jellycat animals. These soft little cuties will make anyone smile, from monkeys to angels; you’ll want them all: $14-$38 at Goldies and the Kids.If she’s into Hello Kitty, you’ll have to go into End of the Rainbow. For your favorite friend:Woof wear dog collars. When only the best will do: around $35 at The Silver BuckleFor everyone:If you’ve ever lost that tab on your zipper, you know how frustrating it is to try to pull it up again. So, get a Zangles zipper pull. Comes in many styles, including snowboarders, baseballs, volleyballs, yoga and more: $2.75 at Baggage ChequeAlways a hit: Yankee Candles. The little votives are only $1.60, and come in too many scents to count, but they include peppermint cocoa, spiced apple, Christmas Eve and holly berry. At the Mulberry Patch.Dress up your door with custom-made doorknockers and doorbells in paw prints and pinecones from Paul Strauch Studio: $34.95 and $59.95 at Abode.White Balcony is a stocking stuffer’s delight. From little glow frogs at 60 cents, to a the tongue-in-cheek Happy Bunny line to Dirty Girl cosmetics and scarves, you can’t go wrong in this store. Cheese spreaders: From elegant musicians to whimsical snowmen, Christmas lights, shoes or gingerbread men, Kitchen Collage has just what you need to spread some cheer and some cheese: from $10.00Jeweled Wine Stopper makes even a half-finished bottle look beautiful: Around $30 at Alpine Ambience.




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