The BEST Stocking Stuffer Ideas (Huge list)!

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The BEST Stocking Stuffers List!

If you are anything like my kids on Christmas morning, opening your stocking is one of the most exciting parts of the holidays!

It isn’t the size of the Christmas gift that matters! Between shopping, Christmas parties, and time spent with family and friends, Christmas can sure be hectic! My goal is always to get my holiday shopping done is early as possible to avoid the Christmas stress, but that’s easier said than done!

We wrap each little stocking stuffer in our stockings which makes it super fun to open stockings in the morning!

I have found that when I am shopping for stocking stuffer ideas, I always have trouble finding affordable items that everyone will love. I get so wrapped up in deciding on everyone’s gifts, that I end up sidelining the stocking stuffers and remembering that I need to pick everything up last minute. I’ve recently taken my shopping to Amazon, most of it has free shipping. Stocking stuffer shopping online helps me avoid stores and malls during Christmas and makes sure I am easily prepped for filling the stockings with goodies! 

Here is a huge list of Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the whole family!

Stocking Stuffers for Her

Whether “her” is a wife, mother, aunt, or sister, these items are sure to make her excited when she opens them up! No matter your budget, there are tons of stocking stuffers here to choose from. Favorites include: coffee gift cards, toiletries (peek in her cabinet to see what brands she likes), kitchen gadgets, costume jewellery and magazines or books.

 Stocking Stuffers for Kids 

After spending so much time worrying about Christmas gifts, shopping for stocking stuffers for kids can be tough. This list takes that work and makes it super easy! Your kids will love these awesome gifts, and you’ll be happy knowing you didn’t have to break the bank to give them great stocking stuffers this Christmas. Don’t forget to check out your dollar store or even the aisle ends at the grocery store, they often have fun unique items.

Stocking Stuffers for Him

According to my husband, favorite stocking stuffers for men include toiletries, car wash gift cards, tools, coffee cards or fast food gift cards and workout accessories (such as socks or earbuds).

Leave your own great tips in the comments below!

We’ve tried to compile the most complete list of stocking stuffers around!  Everything you see here is affordable, and will be sure to leave a smile on your families’ faces on Christmas morning! Whether I am Christmas shopping for my kids, husband, or friends, stockings can get a little expensive. So, I usually try to keep my stocking stuffers under $5.

This big list of stocking stuffer ideas has something for everyone, to take the guesswork out of what to give to those around you this holiday season! I’ve tried to include unique items since I’m always trying to find things that nobody would think of instead of the same old thing.  This huge list started with ideas shared by many … and you guys gave me a HUGE list on Facebook!  I decided to put all of your ideas in one place so we could ALL reference them easily. Every year this list is updated and checked so if you see something I’ve  missed or a link not working, please let us know!

If you’re ready to fill those stockings up… let’s get to it!  I have included links to many items on Amazon (most with free shipping with Amazon Prime) but be sure to check your local grocery store, dollar store and hardware store too, they always have great stocking stuffer ideas too!


  1. Candy Canes (of course!)
  2. Oranges/Apples/Nuts
  3. Vintage Candy (you can buy them in decades as well which is fun!)
  4. Mints
  5. Candy Bars or favorite candy
  6. 30-count K-Cup Variety Sampler Pack (Spend With Pennies Fan Favorite)
  7. Beef Jerky
  8. Loose Tea (with a tea ball) (only $4.15, ships free!)
  9. Coffee Variety Pack (Pack of 12)
  10. Flavored honey or syrup
  11. Small (airplane size) bottles of liquor
  12. Small packets of coffee
  13. Bubble gum
  14. Boxes of Chocolate
  15. Pez Dispensers & Pez Candy Refills
  16. Bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream to spike the morning coffee
  17. Gourmet Cocoa
  18. Life Savers Hard Candy Sweet Storybook & Crafts
  19. Handmade Flavored marshmallows
  20. Gourmet Seasonings
  21. Ribbon Candy
  22. Popcorn seasonings (Spend With Pennies Fan Favorite)
  23. Unique cooking spice blends
  24. Flavored cooking oils  (you can check your grocery store for this too!)
  25. Unique hot sauces
  26. Gourmet Dip mixes


  1. Toothbrushes
  2. Aromatherapy oils
  3. Facemask Packets
  4. Body scrub
  5. Soap on a Rope (Am I dating myself here?  This used to be “THE” gift to give.  LOL)
  6. Hair Accessories
  7. Perfume/Cologne
  8. Make up items
  9. Lip Gloss/Lip Balm
  10. Chapstick
  11. Nail polish, nail art items, files and nail stickers (Spend With Pennies Fan Favorite)
  12. Body lotion/body wash/shave cream
  13. Hand Sanitizer
  14. Small manicure set
  15. Travel sized toiletries
  16. Printed Band-Aids
  17. Teeth Whitening Kit
  18. Small purse Advil, antacids etc.
  19. Hair chalk
  20. Hair gel/hair spray
  21. Aftershave
  22. Body Spray


  1. Kitchen utensils
  2. Milk Frother (Personal favorite)
  3. Recipe Cards
  4. Cookie Cutters
  5. Cute mug or drinking cup
  6. Cookies (homemade or store bought)
  7. Wine Glasses
  8. Cocktail recipe book
  9. Pretty cloth napkins/napkin rings
  10. Shot glasses
  11. Small recipe book
  12. Wine bottle openers
  13. Wine stoppers
  14. Unique cooking spice blends
  15. Flavored cooking oils
  16. Citrus Squeezer
  17. Wine Glass Markers
  18. Pineapple Slicer/Corer (Reader Favorite)
  19. Personalized mug or travel mug
  20. Cute measuring cups
  21. Kitchen Timer
  22. Grocery list pad
  23. Fridge magnets


  1. Adhesive Fake Mustaches (As low as $1.94 with FREE shipping!)
  2. Little Flashlights
  3. Chore Charts
  4. Finger laser lights (As low as $3.05 with FREE shipping)
  5. Mini Lego Sets
  6. DIY Bracelet Kits
  7. Yo-Yo
  8. Bubbles
  9. Playdough (store bought or homemade)
  10. Small trick puzzles
  11. Finger Puppets ($2.30 with FREE shipping!)
  12. Kid sized ear buds
  13. Matchbox Cars (Hot Wheels)
  14. Bubble bath
  15. Nerf footballs
  16. Glow in the dark star stickers
  17. Bouncy balls
  18. Small craft kits
  19. Trading cards (sports, Pokemon etc)
  20. Action Figures
  21. Small stuffed animals
  22. Sports paraphernalia (knee pads, baseball etc)
  23. Pens and small note pads
  24. Coloring Books
  25. Night-light (As low as $3.19 with FREE shipping!)
  26. Storybooks
  27. Bath Toys
  28. Stickers
  29. Craft Supplies/glue
  30. Small Bible
  31. Rainbow Loom or Refills
  32. Barbie doll or Barbie outfits or 
  33. Barbie Shoes (too cute!)
  34. Magazine (or a Subscription)
  35. Toy Trains
  36. Puzzle book or Invisible Ink Book
  37. Crayons/markers
  38. Card games (like Uno)
  39. DVDs
  40. Refills for kits they have (Lite Brite)
  41. Slinky
  42. Shoe laces (extra for adults, fun colored ones for kids)
  43. Poopin’ reindeer or Santa
  44. Mad Libs books
  45. Doll clothes/accessories
  46. Silly Putty
  47. Red Box rental certificates
  48. Harmonica



  1. Gift cards for restaurants
  2. Game rental gift cards
  3. Gas gift cards
  4. Movie tickets
  5. Car Wash Gift Certificates or Tokens (as much as my husband swears this is awesome, please don’t put this in my stocking!)
  6. Homemade coupons
  7. Amazon gift cards
  8. Fast Food Gift Certificates
  9. Starbucks/Coffee gift card
  10. Event tickets (can be inexpensive such as local play at a school)
  11. Scratch tickets
  12. Lottery tickets
  13. Visa prepaid cards
  14. Rolls of Coins (eg. laundry money or vending machine money)
  15. Red box rental certificates


  1. Little Flashlight
  2. Water Bottle
  3. Desktop Calendars
  4. Small Hand Tools
  5. Hair Accessories
  6. Glasses cases
  7. Sunglasses
  8. Pocket Books
  9. Magazines
  10. Batteries in various sizes
  11. Movie tickets
  12. Socks
  13. Mini Nerf Gun (As low as $6.95 with FREE shipping!)
  14. Book Light
  15. Belt
  16. Reading glasses
  17. Photo frames
  18. Shoe Polish
  19. Address Book
  20. Gloves
  21. Flash drives
  22. Watches

Jewelry items

  1. Sewing kit
  2. Hand Sanitizer
  3. Pretty scented candles
  4. Small candleholders
  5. Slippers
  6. Earmuffs/hat
  7. Phone case/tablet case
  8. Playing Cards
  9. Key chains
  10. Sports paraphernalia
  11. Christmas Tree Ornaments
  12. Pens and small note pads
  13. Envelopes & postage stamps
  14. Monogrammed hand towel
  15. Sharpies
  16. Small Bible
  17. Travel sized toiletries
  18. Wineglasses
  19. Ring holder
  20. Wallet
  21. Headphones/ Earbuds
  22. Pocketknife
  23. Phone charger and/or USB cords
  24. Mouse Pad
  25. Pet treats/toys for the pet lover
  26. Bookmark
  27. Crossword puzzle book/crossword dictionary
  28. Shot Glass
  29. Duct tape
  30. Car air fresheners 
  31. Bottle Opener  ($1.35 with FREE shipping!)
  32. Scarves
  33. Cuff links
  34. Tie Pin
  35. Diary
  36. journal
  37. Personalized ornaments
  38. Golf balls, tees
  39. Calendar
  40. Small purse sized Advil, antacids etc.
  41. Seed packets (flowers or herbs)
  42. Drink flask
  43. Fun office supplies/colored paper clips
  44. Fridge magnets
  45. Stationary set (writing paper/envelopes)
  46. Travel alarm clock
  47. Luggage tags
  48. Travel games
  49. Engraver So you can personalize items!
  50. Cigars
  51. Flavored Syrups for Coffee (and more!)
  52. Barbecue Tools and/or Lighter
  53. Apron

If you have any other stocking stuffer ideas to share, please leave a comment below and I will add it to our growing list!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

10 comments on “The BEST Stocking Stuffer Ideas (Huge list)!”

  1. Slim Jims, Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies, Holiday versions of favorite foods, cheeses, pistachios (family fav), car fresheners, lots of little boxes with clues for treasure hunting.

  2. I have adults kids so it’s all about alcohol! I buy them different little bottles, shot glasses and flasks. Even alcohol in chocolates. I try and be creative on the flasks. Last years the girls got tampons that were flasks. And we gave them solar power chargers for their phones.

  3. STAMPS! and ink pads… or Custom (address) stamps…

  4. fake tattoos

  5. paperback books

  6. tire pressure gauge, deodorant, nick nacks, teeth flossers, floss, candy dishes.

  7. great list!

  8. This is soooo fun as well as helpful! Thank you!

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