Stocking stuffers: deals on 'coal' coffee, Elf on the Shelf, and more

Stocking stuffers round out any holiday shopping list, and there are bargains to be had on stocking stuffers like Christmas Coal Coffee, the Elf on the Shelf hide and seek game, and many more. 

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The Elf on the Shelf balloon makes it way down New York's Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Nov. 28, 2013 in New York. The Elf on the Shelf games make great stocking stuffers, and Walmart has a deal on them this week.

Guys, Christmas is less than two weeks away! The holiday season has come up quickly this year, so you too might have to speed up the decorating and gift-buying if you actually want to enjoy Christmastime. We hope these five deals on stocking stuffers in the form of holiday decor and nerdy gifts will alleviate some of the Christmas chaos.

Home For The Holidays 6-Foot Pre-Lit Douglas Fir Tree & Home For The Holidays 5-Piece Entryway Set
Store: Orange Onions
Price: $49.99 with free shipping via coupon code "XMASSET"
Lowest By: $41
Expires: December 15
Is It Worth It?: You can now deck the halls and entryway of your home with holiday cheer thanks to this twofer deal. First, put up the festive 6-foot, pre-lit tree in your family room in preparation for Santa. Then grab your ladder to hang the wreath, the two 6-foot pre-lit garlands, and the two pre-lit porch trees, so you can have a welcoming entrance for family, friends, and carolers alike. You'll be feeling merry and bright in no time!

Christmas Coal Coffee
Store: Cost Plus World Market
Price: $7.19 via coupon code "SAVEBIG10" with free shipping
Lowest By: $1
Expires: December 18
Is It Worth It?: You'd be a total Scrooge if you actually wrapped up pieces of coal and gifted it to someone. (We're lookin' at you #CardsAgainstHumanity!) Instead, give the naughty coffee drinker in your life an Editors' Choice 12-oz. bag of whole bean coffee that is just marketed as such. We hear dark roasted coffee beans can actually fuel the body better than coal.

Bachmann-Williams Christmas Electric Train Set
Store: Smithsonian Museum Store
Price: $174.99 via coupon code "DECOR30" with free shipping
Lowest By: $85
Expires: December 17
Is It Worth It?: While there are shinier and Nerf-ier toys out there, you can't go wrong with the classic train set — especially if it's set up around the base of a glimmering Christmas tree. Not only is this beautiful electric train set at an $85 price low, but most stores actually charge a full $300 for it. It features a Baldwin 4-6-0 steam locomotive with operating light, smoke, flywheel-equipped motor, and digital whistle and bell sounds, three Christmas freight cars, caboose, 60" x 40" oval track with road bed, and accessories.

The Elf on the Shelf Hide and Seek Game
Store: Walmart
Price: $12.80 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $3
Is It Worth It?: We suspect that the Elf on the Shelf does get into some trouble from time to time, but as far as the little ones know, he's a musical and magical Christmastime character who is just playing Hide and Seek. Let the Elf's holiday songs direct the kids to his hiding spot for hours of G-rated fun.

Angry Birds 5-Foot Airblown Inflatable Xmas Yard Decoration
Store: Walmart
Price: $29.96 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $19
Is It Worth It?: Would Clark Griswold be jealous of this Christmas decor? We're not sure; the Birds seem angry all the time and where's the Christmas spirit in that? However, this fabric and plastic, self-inflating decoration is still festive and perfect for the less enthusiastic celebrants.

Emily Dovi is a features editor for, where this article first appeared:

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