30 stocking stuffer ideas for everyone on your list
These gifts are small but mighty
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Whether you're three years old or thirty, receiving a stocking filled with goodies is always fun. But finding items that are inexpensive, useful, and actually fit into a stocking can be challenging. Thankfully, the experts at Reviewed have spent the past year testing and recommending products of all sizes, so we know exactly what will make a great stocking stuffer.
Below, you'll find 30 stocking stuffer ideas for all ages from classic handheld toys to makeup that's actually worth it.
1. For the one who's always asking for a charger: Anker PowerCore+ Mini
We could all use a little juice now and then, so a portable charger makes a great gift for anyone. Plus, you don't have to spend too much on a great one. Your giftee will love this one from Anker, which is lipstick size, can fit in a small purse or pocket (or stocking), and offers a full charge to their iPhone before needing to be recharged itself.
2. For the one who misplaces cords: Lightning Cable
You can never have too many lightning cables. There's always the chance that one will break on you, or you could use an extra one in your car or for your portable charger. Any tech user would appreciate one in their stocking, and this one from Anker is quite popular for its durability and fast charging capabilities.
3. For the one with cold feet: Fuzzy socks
Anyone could use more fuzzy socks during the winter, which is why they make for a great stocking stuffer. This five-pack is popular on Amazon and comes in a ton of patterns, including an appropriate holiday-themed pack. Plus, you can split up the pack into several stockings.
4. For the one who loves to nap: Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask
If your giftee loves to catch those mid-day ZZZs, they could use a sleep mask to block out light (and her family she's quarantined with). After testing it, our editor said the Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask is "like having personal blackout curtains for your eyes," which is why we named it the best contoured sleep mask we've ever tested. Because it's contoured, absolutely no light will sneak in, meaning they'll have sweet dreams no matter the time of day.
5. For the kid who loves surprises: Skyrocket Blume Doll
Who doesn't love a surprise? The Skyrocket Blume Doll is one of the hottest toys out there and has more than 5,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon. It grows into one of 22 potential dolls as it gets watered, so kids are sure to love it, and it's small enough to fit into a stocking.
6. For the lipstick lover: Wet-n-Wild Liquid Catsuit Lipstick
Matte lipsticks are all the rage, but Reviewed found that you don't have to break the bank to rock the style. If your giftee loves makeup, the Wet-n-Wild Liquid Catsuit Lipstick held up as the best in our testing and is under $5 to boot. We tested the bargain brand out and found it to be a smooth lip color that comfortably lasts all day.
7. For the one who drops their phone: Popsocket
Popsockets are the perfect phone accessory as they can be popped in or out to create an easy carrying handle or stand. This makes talking on the phone, FaceTiming, taking photos, watching YouTube, and anything else you might need your phone for much easier. Each one is swappable, so you can get a bunch of different tops to mix and match.
8. For the one who needs to use their hands: Slinky
You can't go wrong with throwing the iconic Slinky into a stocking. This simple stretchy toy is fun for kids of all ages, especially when they're attempting to make it walk down the stairs. It has lived up to the test of time and is a classic toy everyone should experience.
9. For the one who needs to relax: Essential oils
If your giftee already owns or is getting an essential oil diffuser, it might be nice to toss some essential oils in their stocking. This highly-rated pack includes eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, orange, peppermint, and tea tree, which pretty much gives them a scent for every mood.
10. For the one who can never find their keys: Tile Mate
If your recipient is always late because they can't find their keys, get them the Tile Mate so they can finally put an end to their forgetfulness. The Tile Mate is so popular because it easily attaches to their most commonly forgotten items. The next time they lose their keys, they can just use an app to ping the Tile and quickly find them to actually meet you on time.
11. For the one who could use an extra face mask: Old Navy Face Masks
In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, we could all use a few extra face masks, which is why a patterned one would make a great stocking stuffer. At just $12.50 for a pack of five, these masks from Old Navy are our favorite affordable face masks. We found that they're comfortable, inexpensive, and offer three layers of protection. There are a ton of pattern options to choose from (including seasonal ones!) and you can split up the packs into multiple stockings.
12. For the one who likes their hair up: Invisibobble
Straight, curly, thin, or thick—the Invisibobble hair tie is ideal for all hair types, making it a great stocking stuffer for anyone on your holiday shopping list who's rocking long hair. The coiled hair ties are waterproof, won't break or damage most hair types, and, most importantly, don't leave a crease behind like other hair ties do.
13. For the eco-conscious one: FinalStraw
Like the name implies, the FinalStraw may be the last straw your giftee ever needs. It conveniently folds up into a container that attaches to a keyring—a.k.a. they'll never be without a reusable straw. For this reason, we named it the best reusable straw on the market, and anyone who's passionate about the state of the environment will appreciate it.
14. For the one who loves selfies: QIAYA Selfie Light Ring
Whether they've been mastering TikTok dances or are always trying to find the best lighting for their photos, a ring light will ensure they always have the perfect lighting for selfies. With three light settings, this one from QIAYA can brighten up self-portraits taken at night or in a dark room. The light is rechargeable, simply clips to the top of a phone, and is small enough to carry in a backpack, purse, or pocket.
15. For the one with dry lips: Carmex Lip Balm
During the winter, dry lips are inevitable, making a good chapstick more than necessary. Though it's not the sexiest lip balm out there, one of our writers swears by Carmex because it's both moisturizing and healing. It'll be an especially useful thing to toss in anyone's stocking.
16. For the one who loves games: Playing cards
A deck of cards is an easy way to get everyone socializing, which is why it's the perfect stocking stuffer. Everyone needs a deck of cards, whether they play solitaire by themselves, poker with their buddies, or Go Fish with their grandkids. These ones from Bicycle are highly rated and are available in several prints like dragons, unicorns, and more.
17. For the one who has AirPods: AirPods case cover
If your recipient has Apple AirPods (or is getting a pair this year), then they might be nervous about accidentally misplacing these small and expensive 'buds. But a carrying case they can attach their AirPods to their keys or belt loops might calm their woes. With more than 26,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating on Amazon, people love this silicone case and say it doesn't rip and that it makes them feel more secure. It's also available in several color options.
18. For the kid who loves bracelets: Lucky Fortune Blind Collectible Bracelets
Kids love surprises—and a surprise they can wear is even better. That's why they go nuts over these fortune cookie bracelets, which feature a surprise bracelet and a special fortune. There are over 100 bracelets to collect, and you can split this four-pack amongst multiple stockings.
19. For the one who loves wine: Rabbit Wine and Beverage Bottle Stoppers
If your giftee loves to end the night with a glass of vino, then they'll appreciate these rubber wine stoppers. They have grooved rings hold the stopper in place to prevent any spillage, but more importantly, they ensure no extra oxygen enters the bottle, preserving the wine for a few more days.
20. For the beanie lover: Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat
This Carhartt beanie has a lot of fans, thanks to its classic design and tightly woven acrylic fabric that keeps the wearer warm, comfortable, and stylish. It's also easy to roll up and stuff into a stocking. Best of all, the cap comes in more than 25 colors, so you can choose one that best matches your giftee's style.
21. For the one who needs toiletries: Native Deodorant
Stockings are a great chance to give someone the stuff they actually need—like deodorant. To mix things up, give them a stick of Native Deodorant. This natural deodorant doesn't contain any aluminum, parabens, or sulfates and comes in delightful scents like coconut and vanilla. I tested it out for a month and found that it actually works, and I'm glad I made the switch.
22. For the tea drinker: Manatea Silicone Tea Infuser
If your giftee likes to end their day cozied up with a cup of tea, then they need a good tea infuser. The Manatea is not only adorable and punny, but it's the best tea infuser we've ever tested. Even though it may look like a gag gift, it fits snugly on mugs and doesn't let any leaves slip out, which they'll enjoy while sipping their favorite loose leaf tea.
23. For the one who is always working out: Mpow Flame Wireless Earbuds
If you're shopping for somebody who already loves running, a solid pair of exercise-focused headphones like the Mpow Flames is a great gift. They're less than $30, but they're built to last and good pair of headphones. We tested them in our labs and they were able to play music for a full 30 minutes while submerged underwater. If you've got a runner or newfound exerciser in your life, these are a great affordable gift to sneak into a stocking.
24. For the one who wears makeup: Makeup removing cloths
Give your giftee a way to remove their makeup without irritating their eyes and skin with traditional disposable wipes. More than 7,000 Amazon shoppers have opted to use these reusable makeup removing cloths instead, which they say removes their makeup without too much scrubbing even after washing them plenty of times.
25. For the one who's a grill master: Habor Meat Thermometer
Even if your giftee thinks they're a grill expert, they still need a little help knowing when their meat is just right. That's where a meat thermometer comes in, and it can easily be slipped into a stocking. The Habor Meat Thermometer is the best affordable meat thermometer we've ever tested as it could read just as fast and well as more expensive models for a fraction of the cost.
26. For the one with a ton of hair: Tubshroom
Now, it might seem a little offensive to gift someone a clog stopper, but trust us, your recipient will thank you in the long run. The cult-favorite Tubshroom is a game-changer for preventing clogs and, therefore, saving money. One of our writers has used this product for years and says that it's easy to attach to her drain and has saved her from many clogs.
27. For the one with the sweet tooth: Assorted candy
Whether it’s an extra sugar rush in your nephew's stocking, or something for your co-worker’s desk drawer, you can’t go wrong with candy as a gift. There are holiday chocolates and candy canes, but when we "tested" candy bars, we found that Take 5 was the best. Fan favorites like a bag of Reese's or some Peppermint Patties to share are great options, too.
- Get the Take5 Snack Size Candy Bars at Amazon for $24.94
- Get the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at Amazon for $25.50
- Get the York Peppermint Patties at Amazon for $14.49
28. For the one with knotty hair: Mini Wet Brushes
The Wet Brush is popular for a reason. It's known for its detangling power and soft bristles that work on wet hair, meaning your giftee will use it whenever they shower. These mini ones make especially good stocking stuffers as your recipient can easily throw it in a bag for the beach or the gym.
29. For the one who loves to take baths: Bath bomb
Nothing elevates bath time quite like a bath bomb. With more than 1,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, reviewers love this one that transforms your tub into a literal galaxy. It has simple ingredients, doesn't stain your bathtub or skin, and reviewers love the floral scent.
30. For the one who loves fun socks: Happy Socks
Socks make a great gift and they don't have to be boring. Happy Socks offers all sorts of hilarious socks like taco-themed boxes, corgi-lined socks, and even a collection of Disney socks. If your giftee loves showing off their favorite socks, you can’t go wrong with these fun, customized pairs.
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