During Christmas time, the stocking can be overlooked in favor of the more expensive, flashy gifts, but their potential is limitless for surprises and wonder. Going through the stocking can feel like opening 20 extra small presents, and who doesn’t like the sweets that are usually packed inside? We’ve curated the best types of stocking stuffer ideas to bolster the joy each stocking can bring.
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Clarisonic Brush Head Holiday Stocking Stuffers
For anyone who takes pride in their skin care regiment, these stocking stuffer ideas are a perfect gift. They come in either a 4 or a 2 pack and in a variety of colors like red, green, spring palate, and summer palate. While they are a bit more expensive, these brush heads will likely last through the year and definitely make for an unexpected but welcome surprise. Check The Price
This soothing salve is a great gift to put in a stocking. To make it, you’ll need about one cup of coconut oil, one cup of olive oil, two tablespoons of beeswax, and essential oils like peppermint and lavender. You can melt the oils and beeswax together until combined. Afterward, mix a few drops of the essential oils in. You can then pour it into a jar and let it cool. See more
Cinnamon Stick Votive
This gift is perfect for candle lovers. You can get a votive candle holder and glue some fragrant cinnamon sticks around the edge. Learn More
If you know someone who loves Legos, this is a great stocking stuffer. Simply take an empty ornament and fill it up with these fun toy pieces. Learn More
Happy Face Smiley Yo-Yos
This bulk deal will give you 12 Yo-Yos for almost 50 cent apiece. These classic toys are both fun and helpful for any fidgety pre-teens you may have. With a few online tutorials, they can keep their hands and minds busy with tricks like “Walking the Dog” and “The Swinging Pendulum”. The faces range from purple with a wink, to the classic yellow, easy smile, to the LOL green. Check The Price
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Kangaroo’s “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”
While not associated with the Disney movie “Frozen”, this stocking stuffer idea is still a lot of fun. There’s plenty of foam putty included to build your new little friend, and the container has all the parts you would need to give him some personality. It is recommended for ages 5 and older, so be careful around younger children. Purchase multiple of these kits to build even bigger friends. Check The Price
The makers of this product promise that there is actual money within this real soap bar and that the values range from $to $$. If you’ve got a bit of gambling in your blood, or if you’re just trying to incentivize your kid to wash well, this odd stocking stuffer might be the perfect addition to the treats and toys in the stocking. There are no guarantees what you’ll get, but that’s where some of the fun comes from. Check The Price
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes (125 ct)
For anyone that grew up with a scratch art set or around one, this nostalgic stocking stuffer idea would make a great gift. It comes with a wooden stylus with which you can sketch your designs or write your message and the desktop dispenser is reusable, meaning you can put extra sheets in the stocking for even more doodle fun. Check The Price
Christmas Holiday Rubber Ducky (12ct
These classic bath toys are given a seasonal make over and are a perfect stocking stuff idea for your little one’s first Christmas or for the furry friends in your family. The designs include a snowman, reindeer, winter, and even Santa duck to keep things festive. Made from vinyl and rubber, these toys are durable but won’t float upright in water. Check The Price
Money Tissue Box
To make this DIY stocking stuffer, take an empty tissue box and fill it will dollar bills taped together so they come out of the top of the box like tissues would.
Inflatable Reindeer Antler Ring Toss Game
This Christmas stocking stuff idea can be put in anyone’s stocking but would really be for the entire family; the rules for the game are the same for any ring toss with the exception that you are trying to ring reindeer horns tied to a family member’s head. You can make the game more interesting by having the family member walk all over the house and become a moving target. Check The Price
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Hand Held Scalp Massager
If you do a stocking exchange at your office, this stocking stuffer is a must; the inexpensive hand held head massager will open up blood vessels, release tension, and help you meditate and relax. The compact design allows you to take them anywhere, and the design comes in two colors: purple and green. Check The Price
Striker Magnetic Light Mine
For the handymen in your life, these are the perfect stocking stuffer ideas. The Striker Magnetic Light Mine has 12 Rare-Earth magnets that allow the light to be attached from most any direction on any metal surface. The LED light is strong enough to illuminate most any hard to see area such as behind the TV or beneath the hood or axle of your car. Batteries are included. Check The Price
10. RFID Blocking Chip Credit Sleeves
With the advent of financial technology and the ease with which a person can steal your information, these RFID blocking chip credit sleeves will be a stocking stuffer that doubles as a gift and peace of mind. The sleeve blocks RF scanners, UHF 860~960MHz, and HF 13.56MHz frequencies. The sleeves hold two cards and five bills and are small enough to replace your wallet. Check The Price
Palmers Coal Chocolate
The threat of coal in your stocking was a fear for most kids growing up around Christmas time. Now you can bring their fears to life with a little bit of fun. These chocolates are double crisped and come individually wrapped in a mesh bag. Check The Price
Star Wars Death Star USB Charger
The sci-fi nerd in your life will love you all the more when they find this stocking stuffer on Christmas morning. The charger is both safe and easy to use with a high satisfaction rating, two USB ports, and a green light letting you know you may text “when ready”. Check The Price
Mini Hair Brush Cleaner Combs
Brushes can get disgusting over time from all the hair and products that get stuck in them, and the idea of the meticulous cleaning it would require to fix them is daunting. These stocking stuffers remove that worry; the small, iron and propylene teeth work in unison to separate hair strands and pull them away from the base of your brush. They come in blue, hot pink, and light pink. Check The Price
“Character Poop” Mint Tins
This next stocking stuffer doubles as a funny gag gift. This purchase comes with three tins, each with a different character and subsequent flavor. The reindeer has chocolate mints, the elf has wintergreen mints, and the snowman good, old-fashioned peppermints. Give your loved ones a laugh and fresh breath with this stocking stuffer. Check The Price
Vincent Van Gogh Guitar Picks
Help your musician create art with these works of art. The 12 picks feature 6 of the artist’s most famous impressionist paintings: Starry Night, Starry Night over Rhones, Sunflowers, irises, Café Terrace, and the Bedroom. At 0.71 thickness, these picks are perfect for any type of guitar, acoustic or electric. It provides a warm tone versus the bright tone of thinner picks and has a sixty-day return policy. Check The Price
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Crayola Bathtub Markers 4 Count with Bonus Extra Marker
Unleash your little one’s creativity during bath time with these stocking stuffers. These non-toxic markers easily wash off with soap and water, so their creativity won’t cost you hours of cleanup afterwards, and they’ll actually want to get a bath. Check The Price
EOS ~ Holiday Limited Edition Decorative Lip Balm Collection
First introduced in 2015, the stocking stuffer ideas were too hot not to bring back. With fun and seasonal designs on the front of each case, these stocking stuffers will be both fashionable and useful. Check The Price
LET’S GET LIT! Holiday Festive AF Beer Can Coolers
When you want to loosen up at the next Christmas party, you’ll be thankful someone gave you these festive beer coolers as a stocking stuffer. The six-pack comes in both red and green, adding to the overall cheer of the season. Check The Price
19. Boley Racing Monster Jam Trucks and Cars
These friction-powered cars will have your little one in giggles as he sends it back and forth across the room all Christmas morning. It’s smooth plastic with no small parts, making it a great stocking stuffer idea for toddlers. Check The Price
4-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver by XOPRO
A handy man might need a portable tool for those jobs in tight places. That’s where this stocking stuffer comes in. Even though he’ll fix the TV, you’re the hero for getting him the tool he never knew he needed. Check The Price
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her
Burt Bees Lip Balm Pack
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This lip balm pack contains four moisturizing and hydrating lip formulas to help keep her lips beautiful. You’ll find scents like grapefruit, mango, coconut/pear, and pomegranate.
Bring Me Wine Socks
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If you’re looking for some funny stocking stuffer ideas for her, you can sneak these socks into her stocking. These comfortable cotton socks contain a message written on the bottom of them – “If you can read this, bring me wine.”
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For those who love chocolate, this is a great gift to put in their stocking. This truffle pack comes with six delectable flavors, like vanilla mousse and cinnamon.
Crave Naturals Brush
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This brush comes in a sleek purple color and can help to detangle all types of hair. It’s certainly a helpful and stylish gift to give.
Zen Breeze Bath Bombs
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These eight colorful bath bombs are perfect for those who want to give some aromatherapy treatment to someone. These bath bombs dissolve quickly in the water and emit relaxing scents, like ginger/lime and jasmine/chamomile.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Him
RAK Socket Grip
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This gift is perfect for those who enjoy working with tools. This 7-19 universal socket grip gift comes with two pieces. These pieces are made with a durable stainless steel and have a steady grip so they won’t slip when used.
Knitted Bluetooth Beanie
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This beanie will not only help him to stay warm, but keep him occupied while wearing it. The beanie has a Bluetooth speaker built into it so he can make phone calls and listen to music. There are also buttons on the side so he can turn the volume up or down or turn the stereo off.
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If he has a beard, this comb is a nice gift to give. Made out of sandalwood, this travel size comb features fine and coarse teeth on its edges. It also comes with a travel bag so he can easily carry it around.
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For those who enjoy grilling, these meat claws are a must! Created out of heat-resistant nylon, these forks are sharp enough to help tear into BBQ and meats to help shred them up.
Desk Eyeglass Holder
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This fun gift can be placed on his desk so his glasses are safe. The holder is made out of mango wood and features a unique nose/mustache design so it looks like a face when his glasses are resting on it.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
Blank Comic Book
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Your kid can make their own comic book with this stocking stuffer! Filled with numerous pre-designed templates, they can draw in their own characters and create dialogues for them.
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This fidget toy is perfect for kids to use to help calm down or keep on their desk. The bubbler looks similar to a lava lamp and comes in various colors like green and red.
Mini Scratch Notes
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These mini notes can be scratched with the stylus that comes with them so that rainbow colors appear. It’s a fun and creative gift to give kids who love art.
Crayola Bath Dropz
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These bath drops will turn bathwater into dazzling colors making bath time fun. These fragrance-free drops come with 60 tablets filled with various colors.
Activ Life Bike Lights
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Your kid can put these bike lights on the wheels for not only a stylish look, but to help keep them safe. You’ll find plenty of different colors these lights come in pink and orange.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Mom
Willow Tree Sculpture
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This heartwarming sculpture is handcrafted out of a smooth wood and depicts and mother holding a child.
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Treat mom to a spa day with this stocking stuffer. This pumice stone will help to moisturize the feet thanks to its soothing aloe.
Mom Appreciation Book
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You can use this book to show your mom how much you appreciate her. You can fill in the blank pages with quotes and drawings showing how much you love her.
Savvy Infusion Water Bottles
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These water bottles come in 24 or 32 oz. options and have a special section at the top where fruit can be added to infuse the water. This slip-proof bottle comes in numerous colors, like blue, pink, and rose gold.
Bring Me Coffee Socks
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If your mom loves coffee, these socks are ideal. These pink and fuzzy socks have “If you can read this, bring me some coffee” written on the bottom of them.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Husband
Drive Safe Keychain
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Your husband can keep this stainless steel keychain with his keys. It has “Drive Safe, I love you” engraved on it.
O’Keeffe’s Hand Cream
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This 6.8 oz. tin of hand cream is perfect to give to your husband. It will help to keep his hand hydrated and smooth.
Magnetic Car Phone Holder
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Your husband can put this phone holder at the front of his car to help keep his hands free when driving. This holder has a strong magnetic force so it will hold his phones safely. It also has a 360-degree rotation feature so he can see the screen at all time. It comes in many different color options like black, blue, and red.
World’s Best Husband Mug
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This mug will allow you to show how much you love your husband. Written across the front is “World’s Best Husband.”
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This tool card will help to ensure your husband is prepared at all times. It can hold credit cards and features a camping knife and fire starter inside.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Wife
Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Set
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This gift set comes with six different travel size bottles your wife can use. You’ll find hydrating hand cream, foot cream, cuticle cream, lip balm, and hand salve inside. All of which come with relaxing scents.
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These knitted slippers are a cozy item to slip into her stocking. Featuring Sherpa lining and rubber bottoms to prevent slipping, these slippers will keep your wife’s feet warm. They come in many different color options you can choose from like gray and pink.
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These luxurious washcloths come in a pack of six. They are extremely soft and will make your wife feel as if she’s at the spa.
My Husband Has an Awesome Wife
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You can give your wife this funny shirt. It has “My Husband Has an Awesome Wife” written across the front in bright letters. The shirt comes in different colors like pink, blue, and gray.
Essential Oils Set
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This essential oils set comes with 14 soothing essential oils scents like tea tree, peppermint, and lemon.
DIYs Stocking Stuffer Ideas
You can make these fragrant aromatherapy tablets to stuff in a stocking! To do so, you’ll need about two cups of baking soda, ½ cup of water, and an essential oil. After mixing the baking soda and water together, place the mixture into different molds. After doing so, take your essential oil choice and put a few drops in each mold. Once you do this, bake the molds at 350-degrees and let it cool down before removing. Learn more
Are you looking for something dazzling to put in a stocking? If so, you’ll want to try this gift. To make this vase, take a tall glass and brush the bottom half of it with mod podge. You can then roll that end in glitter until it’s coated. Learn More
These coasters are a chic gift to give over the holidays. You can get small square pieces of cork and paint some unique designs across the front, like polka dots and stripes. Learn More
Jar of Flavored Salts
If you want to test out your culinary skills, this jar of flavored salts is a great gift to try. You’ll need about one cup of salt, one teaspoon of olive oil, and a garlic clove that has been pressed. Mix the salt, olive oil, and pressed garlic clove together and put into the oven. Let it back for about 20 minutes at a low temperature so the flavors can mix together. When you’re done, you can pour the salt into a decorative jar. Learn More
Whipped Shaving Cream
This soothing gift is perfect for both men and women. To make, mix about 2 oz. of shea butter and 2 oz. of coconut oil together. When you’re done, put about 10 drops of an essential oil of your choice in and mix it together. Put the mixture in the fridge to help it chill and then scoop it into a mason jar. Read more
Essential Oil Bath Salts
This is another great gift to give to someone so they can have a relaxing spa day. To make these bath salts, mix about one cup of Epsom salts and two drops of an essential oil together. After doing so, pour the mixture into a mason jar. Credit: truecouponing
You can make these creative stocking stuffer gift with just a few bottle caps, magnets, a small picture, and a glass marble magnet. To do so, take the bottle cap and cut out the picture you choose so it fits inside it. Then, glue the picture inside the bottle cap. After doing so, seal it by gluing the glass marble magnet on the front. You can then glue a magnet to the back of it so it can hang up. Learn More
This clever bookmark can be made by using Popsicle sticks and cutting them so it makes an arrow. You can then wrap it up in yarn or decorative paper. Credit Buzzfeed
Etched Cutting Board
You can get a cutting board and write a recipe on the top with a special market or by wood-burning it in. Learn More
Wallet with Gift Cards
You can find a wallet and fill it up with different types of gift cards. It’s sure to surprise the recipient! Learn More
Christmas Bobby Pins
To make these stylish hair pieces, you can get some bobby pins and then glue a colorful bow on the end of them. Learn More
Gingerbread House Kit
You can create a small gingerbread house kit to hide in someone’s stocking. To do so, get a small box and fill it what you need to make the perfect gingerbread house – graham crackers, gingerbread, candy, etc. Learn More
These fun stocking stuffers are perfect for kids. You can get an empty toilet paper roll and tape one end shut. You can then fill it up with candy and then seal the other end. After doing so, you can wrap it up in decorative paper. Learn more
Snowman in a Jar
To make a snowman in a jar you can fill a mason jar with mini marshmallows. You can then seal it and then glue some buttons on the front and tie a piece of felt around the top for a scarf. Learn More
You can make these Grinch pills by filling a plastic bag with green candy. You can then write a note on the front – “Feeling Grinchy? Take These Pills to Find Some Christmas Spirit.” Learn More
Emergency Chocolate Bar
You can buy a large chocolate bar and then wrap it in an “Emergency Chocolate” label. Learn More
If you’re on the search for some of the best stocking stuffer ideas, definitely keep these ideas in mind. They are not only creative, but are sure to delight and surprise the recipient.