Whether you're looking for stocking stuffer ideas for your wife, dad, or kids, there's a gift on THIS list for everyone on YOUR list–including great last-minute options.
'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... the best stocking stuffer gift ideas! Sorry, had to go off script there...
Stocking stuffers may be the smallest present given during the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring or throw-away gifts. Whether you need stocking stuffer ideas for grandparents, parents, siblings, or kids, we're here to help you find the best gifts—at the right prices—for everyone on your list.
Stocking stuffers for adults are usually a little harder to shop for than small gifts for the younger members of your family who still get excited about candy and stickers, so our list of stocking stuffer ideas pays some extra attention to the types of items the men and women in your life covet. Because, while jewelry can definitely fit in a stocking, you're probably trying to save a little of your gift-buying funds so you can splurge on the bigger Christmas gifts that Santa goes so out of his way to get under your tree in the middle of the night.
From cozy winter socks to multi-purpose gadgets, the items on our list of cheap stocking stuffers will help you tick off every member of your family with gifts they'll love and even leave you with enough in your wallet to treat yourself to a little something (nobody said the season of giving can't incorporate some self-spoiling).
Here are 27 of the best inexpensive stocking stuffers around sure to make your fireplace the most exciting place to be on Christmas morning.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for Anyone During Winter: Kiehl's Body Cream
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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Non-Morning Person: Chalait 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: $24; amazon.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Recycler: Collapsible Water Bottle
Whether you've got a teenager who loves to go camping or a spouse trying to cut down on the number of plastic bottles used, this collapsible silicone water bottle is a modern and fun take on an old classic–and the structure means it's compact enough to fit in just about anything–including a stocking!
To buy: $25; thegrommet.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Young or Young at Heart: 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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Whole Family: 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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Self-Pamperer: Lip Melt
This nourishing lip balm is a great little luxury to keep in your pocket all winter to get those chapped, flaking lips moisturized. The 100%-natural lip treatment gives your lips a subtle shine, and you can apply more to get it looking more like a clear gloss if you're going out.
To buy: $22; amazon.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Jet-Setter: DOIY Koinobori Travel Laundry Bag
Ideal for the frequent traveler or anyone with an upcoming trip, these miniature laundry bags will keep your dirty laundry separate from your clean clothes in your suitcase. Plus, they're designed to look like Japanese "Koinobori," or traditional carp wind socks, making them the coolest laundry bag anyone could ever have and therefore a very cool stocking stuffer to receive.
To buy: $20; amazon.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Accessory Enthusiast: 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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Fun Party-Thrower: Bottle Light
With this stocking stuffer, your giftee can turn bottles into unique decor. Each bottle light has seven color options and a top shaped like a cork, so it's a seamless way to upcycle the glass while brightening any room. For unfinished bottles of wine, there's also a light-up cork bottle stopper.
To buy: $22; wayfair.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Trendy Dresser: Velvet Scrunchies
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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Writer: Grammar Pencils
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 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 it's written right on the pencil, there’s no excuse to forget the difference between “your and you’re” again.
To buy: $10; etsy.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Hipster: Disposable Camera
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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for Someone Looking for More Zen: 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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Person in Need of De-Stressing: Bath Salts
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: $6; etsy.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Multitasker: Tactica Multitool
This lightweight multi-tool boasts a bottle opener, rulers, wrenches, and assorted screwheads that fit within the body, making it a great dad stocking stuffer idea or the perfect little tool for whoever the handiest member of your family is.
To buy: $40; amazon.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Shelfie-Taker: 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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Constant Snacker: WOLO WanderBar Protein Bars
Put your giftee's snacking habits to rest with a treat that's tasty and filling. WOLO protein bars are made specifically for travelers, meaning they're formulated to be easy on the stomach, strengthen your immune system, and to keep you full during long gaps of time between meals. The snack bars are also gluten free, in case that's a relevant dietary concern.
To buy: $14 for 6, multiple flavors available; amazon.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for Anyone Who Likes to Dazzle: Velvet Reverse Sequin Phone Case
Your teens will flip out over this shimmery phone case, which will be a nice complement to any shimmery outfit they plan to wear to holiday parties this year.
To buy: $13; icing.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Pro-Organizer: Washable Storage Bags
These light-weight pouches are perfect for packing up toiletries and other miscellaneous items (cords, sunglasses, pens) easy to lose in your carry-on or suitcase. They're durable, washable, come adorned with cute designs along the top, and best of all? They're available on Amazon, which means if you saved your Christmas shopping for last minute, you can still get these stocking stuffers in time.
To buy: $16-22 for sets of three; amazon.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Music Aficionados: Genius Music Playing Cards
In this deck of cards, each suit features icons from four music genres– pop, rock, folk, and blues–making game night a truly epic battle of the bands. It's a great stocking stuffer gift for everyone from the music lovers in your life to the kids just learning their first card games.
To buy: $10; amazon.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Self-Reflective: 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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Jokester: Sarcastic 9 Ball
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Skincare Addicted: 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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Resourceful Shopper: Reusable Shopping Bag
This stocking stuffer idea is great for anyone who runs errands (so, everyone). Each lightweight sack holds up to three times as much as a typical plastic bag, reduces waste on shopping trips, and is easy to roll up and pack in a larger backpack, handbag or pocket. The nylon totes are available in 38 colors and patterns.
To buy: $10 each; amazon.com.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Reader: Quirky Socks
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.
Stocking Stuffer Idea for the Spa Goer: Botanical Treatments
These versatile beauty treatments can be used for a rejuvenating steam, soak, or scrub when you mix the packets with water. Who doesn't need a little skin therapy over the cold winter months?
To buy: $7 to $8 each; nordstrom.com.