Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… and stuffed delicately to the brim with tiny gifts and fanfare.
Stocking stuffers may be the smallest present given during the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Whether you need ideas of stocking stuffers for adults or kids, we're here to help you find something just right–and the right price–for everyone on your list.
Here are 15 creative and inexpensive stocking stuffers that will make your fireplace the most exciting place to be on Christmas.
Tidy Mouse Ring Holder
Sometimes having a tiny mouse in the house can be a good thing, especially when that mouse is a shiny shade of rose gold and keeps all your rings in one place. The Tidy Mouse not only will keep your rings delicately stacked but its adorable design will brighten any room.
To Buy: $10; anthropologie.com.
Lorien Stern Magnet Set
Lorien Stern, a full-time artist living in the Mojave Desert, created a seriously happy and colorful set of magnets that will bring whimsy to everyone’s fridge or cabinets. Each set comes with four flat magnets including a shark, rainbow, leopard, and panther.
To buy: $15; urbanoutfitters.com.
Keep everyone’s skin in your family happy this winter by stuffing their stockings with Kiehl's Creme de Corps body moisturizing cream. The brand, beloved by both men and women, offers a mini-sized product, making it a great stocking stuffer choice for just about anyone.
To buy: $11; sephora.com.
To-Go Matcha Packets
Matcha has been all the rage this year, but a daily matcha latte habit can definitely get pricey. Packed with nutrients and caffeine, this set of 10 match powder packets makes a stocking stuffer that will surely help kick everyone's New Years resolutions into gear. If you happen to be in NYC for the holidays, stop by Chelsea Market to pick some up in person.
To buy: $25; amazon.com.
Conversation Starters & Fun Facts Card Game
There’s nothing worse than sitting around on Christmas day with nothing to say. Luckily, you can beat the silence by dropping a box of Conversation Starters and Fun Facts in one of your family member's stockings. The pile of question cards will keep people busy and laughing throughout the holiday season. Make sure to keep it handy for road trips, too.
To buy: $11; amazon.com.
Monogram Lidded Jewelry Box
Just because a stocking stuffer is affordable doesn’t mean it has to be impersonal. This holiday, grab each member of your family a personalized, monogrammed jewelry box. Each piece of hand-painted stoneware come with floral lettering in various colors and can fit a few precious jewels or treasures inside.
To buy: $14; anthropologie.com.
Help everyone relax over the holidays by placing a few bags of Deep Detox Bath Salts in their stockings. The salts come with Dead Sea salt along with your choice of aromatherapy scents like organic rose petals and lavender.
To buy: $5; etsy.com.
Just because school is on vacation over the holidays doesn’t mean your family has to stop learning–and what better place to sneak in some learning than in a stocking? This Christmas season, gift every member of your group this set of pencils, each of which highlights a different grammar rule in a playful way–and since its written right on the pencil, there’s no excuse to forget the difference between “your and you’re” again.
To buy: $11; etsy.com.
Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant
The holiday season typically comes with colder weather, which often leads to dry, chapped lips. You can help save your family’s faces with a bit of Tarte's lip exfoliant. The scrub has a minty scent and is made with shea butter, maracuja, and sugar to buff out flakiness. It's a refreshing way to keep your pout feeling silky smooth all winter.
To buy: $16; sephora.com.
My Travels Journal and Pencil
Inspire your friends and family to traverse the world by stuffing their Christmas stocking with a “My Travels And Other Daring Adventures” notebook and pencil set. The set by HappyDabbyBits is perfectly sized to fit into any pocket and comes with hand-drawn lettering made on 100 percent recycled paper.
To buy: From $10; etsy.com.
Scrunchies are all the rage once again, and luckily they're also on the cheaper side. Make sure your loved ones are in on the trend this holiday season with Kitsch's set of five velvet scrunchies in either blush tones or black and grey hues. Scrunchies not only keep your hair in place and make you look fashion-forward, but they're also a lot less likely to leave you with an unfortunate crease when you take your hair down.
To buy: $12; shopbop.com.
Mini Jar Candle
Bring a little warmth to the holiday season by dropping a Mini Capri Blue Jar Candle in everyone's stocking. The tiny candles pack a big scent of either pumpkin spice or spiced cider, which come in two different color schemes. The candle’s gilded look will also bring a bit of luxury and more Christmas warmth to any room.
To buy: $12; anthropologie.com.
Help everyone feel a bit cozier this holiday season with their own pair of funny socks. Each pair of these socks comes in soft, warm fabrics, with charming lettering on the bottom that says, “If you can read this bring me a cup of tea.” Further customize the socks by choosing between five colors and seven different sayings.
To buy: $11; etsy.com.
Kick it old school this holiday season with a Lomography disposable camera stocking stuffer. The camera comes preloaded with 36 available exposures on 35 mm film, along with a few color filters to make each photo unique. Once the film is done, just send it away, wait a week, and unveil your photos in the New Year.
To buy: $20; urbanoutfitters.com.
Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask
Detoxify this holiday season with Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask. The mask is formulated with charcoal and salicylic acid (to exfoliate and prevent breakouts), which are combined with soothing botanicals. After just 10 minutes on your face, simply wash it away for a smoother, cleaner complexion. While this may be an inexpensive stocking stuffer, one of our editors has called it "the best mask" she''s ever used based on her results after just one use.
To buy: $12; target.com.