Christmas and Your FSA: Creative Ways to Stuff Stockings

Christmas and FSA: Creative Ways to Stuff Stockings

With just a few days before the end of the year, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) owners may need to spend down their balances. Due to use it or lose it (and even if you have the $500 carryover), losing out on that unused money could leave you feeling frosty. Here are some FSA ideas to make your Christmas merry.

The great thing is that these items do not need a prescription or letter of medical necessity (LMN), and they can be found at your local pharmacy or grocery store. You can also shop online at FSAStore.com and other retailers.

6 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for your FSA

1. Smart baby monitor

It is imperative that you keep a close eye on your little one. A smart baby monitor gives you the high-tech help you need. With a camera and mobile app, you can watch from every room in the house. Plus, many of these devices include bells and whistles like breathing, sound, and motion detectors. Everyone can sleep easy.

2. Sinus compress

During the winter, when cold and flu season are in full swing, many people suffer with sinus pain and pressure. With a sinus compression mask, people can get relief from swelling and congestion. A warm compress can also alleviate the pain from stress and tension headaches.

3. Lip balm

Chapped lips are a real bummer and dry winter air can take a toll on your kisser. However, lip balm with sunscreen is FSA-eligible. With a lot of varieties available, you can stock up for the whole family.

4. Orthopedic braces

Perfect for the athlete in your life, orthopedic braces are a good way to fill up the stocking. Back, knee, and ankle braces are some of the FSA-eligible Christmas items that can bring relief to your loved ones.

5. First aid kits

A first aid kit is a must-have for everyone. In the home, car, camping or other outdoor activities, a first aid kit gives you peace of mind. Restock those outdated bandages and ointments with your FSA.

6. CPAP supplies

The gift of sleep is priceless. If your loved one uses a CPAP, you can buy a second machine, or purchase extra supplies like masks, hoses, cleaning materials, filters and more.


Ho, ho, ho! These are just some of the more creative ways to use your FSA to deliver a Merry Christmas. Make sure you use your benefits card and keep your receipts!