Sometimes the greatest gifts come in small packages. That’s certainly the case for the best stocking stuffers you can find this holiday season. There’s truly a tiny treasure for every person on your list (and for your budget.)
Whether it’s little gadgets, games, gift cards or clever accessories, we’ve got your stocking stuffer needs covered. We’ve rounded up 37 of the best stocking stuffers everyone will love, ranging from as low as free — yes, free. What’s more, some of these items make affordable gifts for Secret Santa or White Elephant exchanges. Either way, these stocking stuffers are guaranteed to impress.
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Ever wonder how the devices in the Apple Store always have smudge-less screens? The answer is Whoosh Screen Cleaner, a cleaning mist designed specifically for wiping down smartphones, tablets, laptops, e-readers, computer monitors, TVs and more. The affordable Whoosh Screen Cleaner Kit is a must for anyone with multiple screens, packaging a desk-sized 3.4-ounce bottle and a travel-sized 0.3-ounce bottle with three microfiber cloths. Whoosh sells a few variations of screen-cleaning products, but the Whoosh Screen Cleaner Kit is the one that makes the best stocking stuffer.
No one really wants socks for Christmas, but everyone could use a new pair in their stocking whether they’ll admit it or not. If you’re going to get someone one set of nice socks, the Bombas Ankle socks are the best you’ll find. Available in both men and women sizes, the Bombas Ankle Socks feature added support around the arch, making them comfortable for runners or people who simply spend a lot of time on their feet. Note that the price of a pair of Bombas Ankle Socks ranges slightly depending on the color.
LEGO sets make great gifts, but builds from some of the more popular franchises can be expensive. If you want to give the gift of a creative build for less, something like the LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest Microfighter 75321 Toy Building Kit is a wonderful compromise. With 98-pieces, it still requires the builder to follow instructions to construct the iconic ship from Disney Plus’s The Mandalorian. The set even comes with a The Mandalorian LEGO minifigure and a jetpack.
Did someone say spa day? The Patchology Hydrating Under Eye Patches are exactly what the doctor ordered for rejuvenation. This set of cooling eye gels with hyaluronic acid feature strawberry extract, feeling like a glass of refreshing rose for your face. The package comes with a set of five eye patches, which you can keep together or distribute across several stockings. As a bonus, remind your recipient to put them in the fridge before use. Trust us.
Everyone needs a milk frother — that’s just a fact. The Zulay Milk Frother is the best stocking stuffer you can get for anyone who loves making coffee, cocoa, matcha or other tea beverages at home. It’s even handy as a mini-whisk, letting them beat eggs to a froth for the perfect breakfast scramble. This battery-powered frother is always ready to use with an included stand that looks sleek enough for any coffee station. They’ll want to skip Starbucks once you see how easy it is to make perfect lattes with the Zulay Milk Frother.
A Tamogatchi is a perfect stocking stuffer for adults and kids alike. Adults will love the nostalgia factor of feeding a Tamogatchi pet, while kids can learn lessons about caring for their digital creature. Not much has changed for the original Tamogatchi over the years, and that’s what makes it so great: it’s simple yet endlessly enjoyable. These days there are licensed Tamogatchi variations as well the more sophisticated Tamogatchi Pix. But when it comes to stocking stuffers, the original Tamogatchi is the one to get.
A party game makes a great stocking stuffer. Our favorite this year is Poetry for Neanderthals, a spin on charades that forces players to communicate a secret phrase using only single-syllable words. If a player accidentally uses a longer word as a clue, someone from the opposing team gets to bop them on the head with an inflatable club that comes in the box. The enjoyment of this game starts when you accept that you’ll have to sound a little dumb to win. Depending on who you’re shopping for, there’s a Poetry for Neanderthals NSFW version that takes cues from Cards Against Humanity, too.
Have a football fan in your life? The '47 Team Meeko Headband from the NFL Shop is a great gift for game day, striking a balance of form and function with a cute look and cozy warmth. Available in a version for every NFL team, the Meeko Headband lets you show support for your favorite squad no matter where you are. As the weather gets colder, this accessory is something your recipient will be excited to see in their stocking.
Any of the best car mounts are good stocking stuffers for anyone who drives a car. But our favorite value is the Belkin Car Vent mount with adjustable brackets that can hold most major slab smartphones either vertically or horizontally. This gadget secures to an air vent, placing your phone in a convenient position for following directions or quickly answering a call. It’s also small enough to bring on a trip where someone might be using a rental car but still needs their smartphone at eye level. And if they need to charge their phone simultaneously, the Belkin Car Vent has handy cable management to keep your car’s front console organized.
One of the best stocking stuffers this year is the Hydroflask Insulated Mug, a 12-ounce cup with a lid and handle that makes it easy to carry hot drinks on the go. Whether you’re commuting to work or camping in the woods, having a Hydroflask Insulated Mug can certainly come in handy. It can even hold a stew or other small portion of food, protecting the temperature for hours thanks to special TempShield material. While there are plenty of Hydroflask products that make great gifts, there’s perhaps none that are more versatile than the Insulated Mug.
The Apple AirTag is one of the best keyfinders you can get for someone with an iPhone. An AirTag makes it a breeze to keep tabs on where your items are, as well as locate them when they’re lost. You can use an AirTag to track down a misplaced item with audio and visual cues that lead you right to the AirTag’s location, whether it’s inside a backpack or wallet. You could even attach an AirTag to a pet, with the right collar. For an added personalized touch, you could order an AirTag directly from Apple with a free name or emoji engraving.
Candles are some of the best stocking stuffers, but if you want to give one that's a little extra special, a Homesick Premium Scented Candle is a thoughtful choice. Homesick hailed its name with candles made to smell like specific places, but the brand has since expanded to include scents that relate to different activities, astrological signs and times of year. The holiday collection, including Snow Day, Tree Lighting and White Elephant varieties, is especially good for the stocking. But we also love the Star Wars and Harry Potter collections for fans of those franchises.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen (travel size)
SPF is an essential skin care step — and not just for days you're out in the summer sun. All year round, you want to protect your skin with a great, lightweight SPF like the SuperGoop! Unseen Sunscreen. SuperGoop!'s products are on the luxurious end of SPF, but the travel size versions are both affordable and convenient. In our experience, this .5-ounce bottle lasted a full week vacation, so this is the perfect gift to give someone that you has a trip coming up soon. The oil-free formula means you can wear it alone or under makeup, while sweat-resistance means it should last all day under normal conditions.
Know someone who’s desk setup could use an upgrade? Students and professionals alike will love the Logitech Pebble Mouse, a wireless Bluetooth mouse that works with both computers and tablets. Not only is the Pebble Mouse small and, in fact, shaped somewhat like a Pebble, but it comes in an array of fun colors, too. Blueberry and Lavender Lemonade are probably our favorites, though there are at least nine to choose from including some neutral options. The best way to describe the Logitech Pebble Mouse is modern and minimalistic, also making it a great stocking stuffer for anyone who cares about aesthetics. We dare you to find a better-looking computer mouse.
Obviously you need a stocking stuffer for your four-legged friend. Whether it's for your own dog or for a pet owner you care about, a bag of Bocce's Bakery treats is the perfect gift. All of Bocce's Bakery treats are wheat-free and made of natural ingredients — nothing extra added that you wouldn't want your own dog to have. There are several biscuit varieties to choose from, and we can attest that the Bac'N Nutty kind is one of our dog's favorite treats. Bacon + peanut butter is an unbeatable combination, after all.
This year’s hottest water bottle is the Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, hands-down. Available in 24-,32- and 40-ounce sizes, the Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is more versatile than most bottles. Without switching out caps, you can choose whether you prefer to sip with a strap or tilt the bottle back for a swig. The cap also keeps where you drink from clean and doubles as a carrying loop. The Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle comes in multiple colors, so pick the one you think your recipient will like best. Everyone needs to stay hydrated, after all.
Kickstarting fitness goals will be on many people's minds towards the end of the holiday season, and while an at-home exercise machine can't fit in a stocking, this Peloton holiday card sure can. Peloton has released a series of holiday cards on Pinterest that makes it easy to get started with a 30-day free trial of the Peloton app membership. Printing out this card for a stocking is a good dose of inspiration for the friend or family member who hasn't tried Peloton before. The cards, which feature motivational quotes from Peloton trainers, come in a wide variety of colors and messages, and can be downloaded and printed for free.
Fitness gifts make great stocking stuffers. One of our favorites are Bala Bangles, a pair of 1-pound wrist weights that are perfect for elevating all kinds of activities. Whether your recipient loves to walk, weight train, do pilates or other kinds of training, wrist/ankle weights are the ultimate accessory. We particularly like Bala Bangles because they stay secure on our wrists and ankles while moving around. Not only that, they're pretty sleek-looking as far as fitness gear goes. There's a wide variety of fashionable Bala Bangles colors to shop from, too.
Charging accessories make some of the best stocking stuffers, and a great one to get is the Anker USB C Charger 40W. This cube features two USB-C ports for fast-charging smartphones and other devices simultaneously. It can even be used to charge a MacBook Air. No one can ever have enough chargers, especially people who travel or live in a busy household where borrowed chargers mysteriously disappear. The Anker USB C Charger 40W comes in a few different fun colors, so there will be no mistaking who it belongs to.
Warmth is a must during the holiday season. But as the temperatures drop, style doesn't need to suffer. The Carhartt Tonal Patch Beanie is one of the best-looking knit hats you can buy now. Available in a range of colors, this beanie delivers the ultimate dose of monochrome. It's super stretchy, yet fits securely, meaning it should be comfortable for all head shapes and sizes. This is one of the best stocking stuffers that you could give to practically anyone on your list.
Anyone looking to kickstart their wellness journey will love the Amazon Halo Band as a stocking stuffer. This discreet activity band is actually a holistic health tracker with the help of Amazon’s Halo platform. Amazon Halo integrates workout programs, nutrition guidance, meditation practices, sleep advice, tone analysis and more along with basic exercise and step tracking. What’s more, a body composition analysis feature can help the user keep tabs on their body’s changes over time. The purchase of an Amazon Halo band comes with 6 months free of the Amazon Halo platform, which costs $3.99/month afterwards. This subscription is more affordable than offered from most competing fitness platforms on the market. Read our full Amazon Halo Band review to learn more.
If you know someone looking to take their fitness goals seriously in 2023, giving them a set of resistance bands is an easy way to improve their at-home equipment selection. For the low price, our pick are the Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands, a total steal of a five-piece set. The five loops range from “extra-light” to “extra-heavy” resistance and are made from heavy-duty, tear-free latex. Stash them in the accompanying bag for on-the-go strength-training exercises. Just be sure to stash them in a stocking, first.
FinaMill is one of the best kitchen gadgets you can find right now, and it’s also a great stocking stuffer. The FinaMill is an all-in-one spice electric spice grinder powered by swappable spice pods that snap in and out easily. It’s ideal for producing freshly ground peppercorns, salt, dried minced garlic or other dried herbs someone might use while cooking. Not only does the system help prevent contamination of spice flavors, but it can be used one-handed which could help with preparation of raw foods. Better yet, the FinaMill is more modern-looking than traditional spice grinders, so it’ll look great out on a counter.
If you know someone with an Apple Watch, any of the best Apple Watch bands make great stocking stuffers. But our favorite one right now is the Apple Watch Sport Loop Band, a nylon band woven that’s lightweight, comfortable and well-secured with Velcro. The watchband comes in several two-tone finishes, with the skin side featuring soft cushioning while the other side is made for durability. That’s why the Apple Watch Sport Loop Band is an especially good gift for those who are active. Just make sure you buy the right size, since this Apple Watch bands comes fit for either 41mm or 45mm Apple Watch models. Here’s our guide to Apple Watch sizes if you need further guidance.
While beer koozies have always made for great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, they're not always exciting to unwrap. But the Cold Beer Coat from Uncommon Goods isn't your average koozie. It's made to look like a puffer jacket, giving your beer or soda some personality while also putting a layer between the can and your hand.
Slippers are something we'd want to see in our own stocking. The Fabletics Fur Slippers are the perfect cozy gift for around the house, especially during the winter months. These plush slip-ons come in a variety of colors and patterns, so you're sure to find one that fits your recipients style. If you're a Fabletics member, you'll save big on these fur slippers, as well as the retailer's entire collection of athletic and lounge apparel. Your membership will help you accrue credits, which can be redeemed for outfits all year long.
The selfie-lover, food blogger or budding content creator will love to see the Joby Beamo Ring Light for MagSafe in their stocking. This travel-friendly ring light attaches to the back of an iPhone via MagSafe, so it’s always on standby for use. It even features a compact mirror, so the user can check out how they look before they snap a photo or start recording. It offers four levels of brightness (up to 60 lumens) and up to four hours of battery life, which should be plenty for a few days of normal use.
Credit for a Med Spa treatment is the perfect gift for a friend or family member who loves to be pampered and prioritizes self-care. But it's not always easy to book appointments at highly-rated spas, especially in cities with hundreds of destinations. That's why an Upkeep gift card is brilliant — the Upkeep app is a one-stop platform for finding credible spas and booking appointments in the cities where it's available (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Miami, Palm Beach and New York City.) Whether it's for facials to filler to laser hair removal, gift credit can go a long way.
Have a friend or family member who epitomizes the country store vibe? A gift from Six Bells strikes the right balance of chic and antique, and our pick is this beautiful Illustrated Deck of Cards. While they function like ordinary playing cards, their design is anything but typical. The deck is illustrated by the artist Sacha Floch Poliakoff and is sourced from a Parisian boutique. You have the choice of yellow and green decks, though the green is a great choice for the spirit of the holidays. Sure, any 'ole deck of cards is a suitable stocking stuffer, but one like this with personality is extra special.
Every traveler needs the AirFly Pro from Twelve South. AirFly Pro is a Bluetooth receiver that lets you use your AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones with most standard entertainment consoles on airplanes. It plugs into a 3.5mm headphone jack and wirelessly transmits audio to up to two pairs of Bluetooth headphones at once, meaning two people can watch the same movie together. AirFly Pro has 16 hours of battery life, which is plenty for most trips. Again, this is the best stocking stuffer for travelers or someone you care about that has a vacation coming up.
The Anker 622 Magnetic Portable Battery is the best stocking stuffer for someone who’s always needing to charge their iPhone. Unlike a standard power bank that tethers your smartphone to a battery with a cord, this power bank works with MagSafe. That means it magnetically secures to the back of an iPhone for wireless charging. For most iPhones, the Anker 622 Magnetic Portable Battery can provide nearly a complete charge while also providing a helpful kickstand. Finally it can be used as a power bank for your additional devices via USB-C.