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Whether you're a kid or a grandparent, opening up a stocking filled with goodies is always fun. Finding items that are affordable, useful and actually fit into a stocking can be challenging. Thankfully, the experts at Reviewed test products of all sizes and price points all year long, so we know exactly what makes a great stocking stuffer.
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This year, we've rounded up tech, toys, beauty and more of the best stocking stuffers. To get you started on your shopping, we've gathered over 40 stocking stuffer ideas for all ages that any friend or family member will absolutely adore. To make it even easier, you can jump straight to the gift category you're looking for.
Thoughtful & unique stocking stuffers
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Stocking stuffers for kids & teens
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Thoughtful & unique stocking stuffers
1. Uncommon Goods Magnetic Bookmark
Your favorite bookworm will love and get a good laugh out of these handy magnetic bookmarks. One design says “A book a day keeps reality away,” while another says "fell asleep here." Made of faux leather, they are both durable and useful for those who love to read.
2. For the one with cold feet: Zodiac Star Sign Socks
Socks make a classic and practical stocking stuffer, but we're not talking about boring white ankle socks here, these Zodiac Star Sign socks are made of a breathable, soft bamboo blend, making them comfortable and sustainable. Choose from any of the 12 zodiac signs.
3. For the one who loves jewelry: Fairy Name necklace
Jewelry is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. Surprise them with something thoughtful and made just for them with this Fairy Name necklace. Choose from 18K gold, rose gold or silver plated finishes for a stylish yet understated piece of custom jewelry.
4. 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 the best tea infuser we've ever tested, and it's pretty cute, too. It fits tight on mugs and doesn't let any leaves slip out, which they'll enjoy while sipping their favorite loose-leaf tea.
5. For the earth lover: Baggu reusable bags
This set of three Baggu bags are reusable, eco-friendly and long-lasting. They are made from a strong yet lightweight nylon fabric and come in many different styles and vibrant patterns, making them the perfect tote for groceries or other belongings. They are machine washable and fold up easily into a stocking.
6. For the adventurous one: LifeStraw
Campers, hikers and outdoor adventurers are obsessed with the LifeStraw. This straw contains a filter that can remove waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites for up to 1,000 gallons—so you can drink from a stream with it if necessary.
7. For the one obsessed with coffee: Stojo Coffee Cup
Travel mugs are a great way to keep drinks warm while on the go, but if your giftee hates lugging them around, they might appreciate the Stojo, a collapsable coffee cup. It folds up to easily fit in a bag while still maintaining some insulation for your drink when expanded. We tested it and loved how easy it was to use and how many color options there were.
8. For the busy one who doesn't like to cook: Hello Fresh gift card
Give the gift of home-cooked meals without the hassle. A Hello Fresh gift card is a thoughtful gift for someone who doesn't like to cook or doesn't have a lot of time. They'll appreciate the convenience not to mention Hello Fresh is one of our favorite meal kit delivery services for how they offer generous portions and straightforward recipes.
9. For the one who wears the same jewelry: Diamond Dazzle Stik
If they wear the same earrings, necklaces and rings every day, then their jewelry could probably use a little refresher. With more than 46,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, people swear by this Diamond Dazzle Stik to bring out the bling.
Beauty & wellness
10. Function of Beauty
Give the gift of great hair with a Function of Beauty gift card tucked into their stocking. They'll be able to order customized products based on a detailed hair quiz, to help them achieve healthier, more voluminous hair.
11. For the one who's always applying lip balm: Burt's Bees Merry Melon Gift Set
As the temps continue to drop, it's important that we keep our hands and lips moisturized. If they love hand moisturizers or tend to struggle with dry, chapped lips, Burt's Bees Merry Melon Holiday Gift Set just might be the perfect stocking stuffer for them. This set includes the Watermelon Moisturizing Lip Balm, Squeezy Tinted Lip Balm and Watermelon and Mint Hand Cream to saturate their hands and lips throughout the dry, winter season.
12. For the haircare lover: Ethique Live and Let Shine Gift Pack
If they're always checking their hair out in the mirror or experimenting with various haircare products, then they'll probably want a new shampoo and conditioner. The Ethique Live and Let Shine Gift Pack is perfect for those with balanced hair—not too dry and not too oily. It includes a shampoo bar, which is one of our favorites, and The Guardian Conditioner. Both have sweet scents and are gre for frizz and dryness, making them essential for the cold, winter months.
13. For the one who loves to nap: Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask
If they value beauty sleep, they could use a sleep mask to block out light. 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, no light will sneak in, meaning they'll have sweet dreams no matter the time of day.
14. For the one with dry lips: Laneige Sweet Dream Trio
We love Laneige here at Reviewed, and this set includes a limited-edition trio of Laneige's iconic Lip Sleeping Mask in festive flavors like Berry, Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint. The Sweet Dream Trio makes a great stocking stuffer, and is the perfect treatment to wake up each morning with deliciously soft and hydrated lips.
15. For the lipstick lover: Rare Beauty Lip Matte Duo
We loved Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty Kind Words Lipstick and now the Mini Kind Words Lip Matte Duo makes a great stocking stuffer. We loved the creamy, opaque formula of the lipstick and the variety of neutral shades.
16. For the one who needs to relax: Saje 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. The Best of Saje Diffuser Blend Collection includes Deep Breath, Goddess, Elevate, Liquid Sunshine, Present Moment and Tranquility, which pretty much gives them a scent for every mood.
17. For the one who needs a spa day: Face and foot masks
For anyone who takes self-care seriously, sheet masks and foot masks are essential. (They're also easy to slip into a stocking.) Que Bella sheet masks for the face and Holler and Glow Purrfect Pedi Foot Masks, are popular and highly rated choices, and both are available at Target for under $5.
18. For the one with a serious skincare routine: TruSkin Vitamin C Serum
For a balanced skincare routine, fans of TruSkin Vitamin C swear by this serum. The formula, which claims to help brighten skin and reduce the look of wrinkles and dark spots, blends vitamin C, vitamin E, botanical hyaluronic acid and witch hazel for a clean formula with no added colors or fragrances.
19. Manscaped Weed Whacker trimmer
Don't let the name scare you. Gift them the Manscaped Weed Whacker to safely trim the sensitive areas around the nose and ears and maintain a groomed style. Their nose hairs will thank you.
20. For the one with sensitive skin: Elta MD
For the one with sensitive skin, Elta MD makes an unscented, simple and lightweight Skin Recovery Night Face Mask that's enriched with antioxidants. I like how it feels cool and soothing when applied, and how it's dispensed by pressing down the top of the jar, so you don't have to stick your fingers into the whole container. To protect their skin during the day, add Elta MD's best-selling Broad Spectrum sunscreen that our beauty editor also approves of.
21. For the holiday party animal
Stuffing the stocking of the holiday party animal in your life? Don't forget to drop a bottle of Flyby recovery pills in it. These pills claim to help prevent hangovers and headaches by rehydrating the body with electrolytes and replenishing essential nutrients that can be depleted after a fun night out.
22. For the one with the perfect manicure: Olive & June press-on nails
The one who loves a nice manicure will love a set of the best press-on nails we tested. Achieve the perfect manicure in a multitude of colors, styles and lengths with this fun stocking stuffer from Olive and June.
23. For the one who works up a sweat: lululemon headbands
If they love to work up a sweat while exercising, they'll appreciate a headband or two from lululemon. They come in stylish patterns, stay put on your head and keep flyaways out of your face during tough workouts.
24. Scalp massager
After the holiday rush, a relaxing scalp massage might be just what they need. This popular gadget is the perfect size for a stocking. With 28 "fingers" to gently massage the head, your giftee will appreciate the pampering gift.
Tech & gadgets
25. For the one who's always asking for a charger
26. For the one who drops their phone: Popsocket
Popsockets are the perfect phone accessory that can be popped in or out to create a convenient handle or stand. This makes chatting, FaceTiming, taking photos, watching TikTok videos and anything else you might need your phone for much easier.
27. For the one who can never find their keys: Tile Mate
If they're always late because they can't find their keys, get them the Tile Mate. The Tile Mate is great because they can be used with commonly forgotten items like keys, wallets and purses. The next time they lose something, they can just use the app to ping the Tile and quickly find it.
28. For the one who goes on long drives: Anker Dual USB Car Charger
If your giftee loves road trips (and uses their phone's navigation to do so), then they need a car charger. Anker's car charger can charge two devices at the same time and comes with gold-plated circuitry to reduce heat. It's compatible with iOS phones and tablets, as well as certain Android device models.
29. For the jetsetter: Samsonite Manual Luggage Scale
Any chronic over-packer would appreciate a luggage scale, and the Samsonite Manual Luggage Scale is one of the best ones we've tested. This analog scale is extremely accurate when it comes to weighing luggage and is compact and lightweight enough to take anywhere, and save you on hefty overage fees!
Home & kitchen
30. For the one who loves wine: Secura electric wine bottle opener
The Secura electric wine bottle opener is a great stocking stuffer for wine lovers. This rechargeable wine bottle opener easily removes corks with a simple press of a button, comes in six color options and looks elegant on any countertop. The wine lover in your life will be thrilled to spend less time struggling with a corkscrew and more time sipping!
31. For the cocktail connoisseur: Beverage chilling stones
No one wants a warm or watered-down cocktail, and that's where beverage chilling stones come in handy. Made of natural soapstone, they keep drinks icy cold without watering them down, which any cocktail connoisseur will appreciate.
32. For the eco-conscious one: FinalStraw
The FinalStraw may actually be the last straw they ever need. It conveniently folds up into a container that attaches to a keyring for ultimate portability, making it the best reusable straw we tested, and anyone who's passionate about the environment will appreciate it.
33. For the one who bakes: Lodge Miniature Skillet
Pinterest-loving people will love a few individually sized cast iron skillets. Lodge makes the best cast iron cookware out there because it lasts a lifetime, comes pre-seasoned, and is always very affordable. These mini skillets are super cute and the perfect size for personal brownie or cookie skillets.
34. For the one who's a grill master: Meat Thermometer
The Thermoworks Probe Thermometer is one of the best probe thermometers we tested. It is accurate, easy to read and can be used as a timer in addition to a thermometer. In addition to using it for BBQ and grilling, it can be used for any stovetop or oven cooking and baking.
Stocking stuffers for kids & teens
35. For the one who loves plushies: Sqishmallows
Kids these days just love Squishmallows. We have to admit they are so satisfyingly squishy and cute and come in so many different adorable characters, so you're sure to find one perfect for your kiddo's stocking.
36. For kids who need a change in their bedtime routine: Create Your Own Photo Flashlight
If you're looking for a custom or unique stocking stuffer for kids, look no further. Using interchangeable reels, this Create Your Own Photo Flashlight instantly projects family photos onto any surface. Three images (a dinosaur, space and a safari) are also included and will turn an ordinary bedtime routine into a new adventure.
37. For the kids who love to take baths: Bath bombs
What's more fun than colorful bath bombs? Colorful bath bombs with a squishy surprise inside! That's what you'll get with this set of six Bubble Bath Bombs that each include a toy inside, plus, unlike regular bath bombs, these create fun bubbles.
38. For the teen who loves makeup: Sparkly Clean Makeup Set
This is a great starter set for anyone new to makeup and is free from harsh chemicals. The Sparkly Clean Makeup set features six bestselling makeup products including a full-size Ilia lip gloss, full-size Rose Inc blush plus minis from favorite brands like Biossance, Caudalie, Milk Makeup and Saie.
39. For the teen who loves selfies: QIAYA Selfie Light Ring
If they're constantly chasing the best lighting for their photos, a ring light will come in very handy in their stocking. With three light settings, this selfie light ring from QIAYA can brighten up selfies taken at night or in a dark room. The light is rechargeable, clips to the top of a phone and is small enough to carry in a backpack, purse or pocket.
40. For the one who likes hair accessories: Claire's hair claws
Cute hair accessories are perfect for stockings. Grab some trendy and stylish hair clips and claws from Claire's for anyone who likes putting their hair up.
41. For fidget-loving kids
Fidget toys literally get a glow-up with the Light up Pop it! Pro. Stuff their stocking with hours of screen-free entertainment when they receive this fun, light-up popping game.
42. For the chocolate lover: Sugar Plum holiday treat tubes
This festive set of Sugar Plum holiday treat tubes comes with chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered sandwich cookies and chocolate covered graham crackers. Each 10-ounce tube of gourmet treats is the perfect size to stuff a stocking and there's something for every chocolate lover to enjoy!
43. Kids Hum electric toothbrush
If you're going to put a toothbrush in your kids' stocking, at least make it a fun one. The Colgate Hum Kids Powered toothbrush comes in a cute design and two colors, but best of all, the smart battery toothbrush features a two-minute timer that powers off automatically.
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