No matter how old you are, nothing beats the anticipation of knowing that the oversized (and frankly, unwearable) sock hanging from your Christmas mantel is filled to the brim with little treasures that you'll inevitably get to unwrap come December 25th. It's the holiday equivalent of a surprise goodie bag—and enjoying stocking stuffers year after year never gets old. Whether opened while classic Christmas movies play in the background or before a day full of Christmas activities, it's a Christmas tradition that families all over the world enjoy. But what are the best stocking stuffer ideas to surprise and delight every member of your family?
People have been hanging up stockings since the 19th century. While the gift-filler may have been more practical back then (think fruits, coins, and the occasional small toy), it's grown to become an entire niche of its own. One that can, understandably, get a bit overwhelming—especially if you're on the hunt for unique stocking stuffers that don't just scream "last-minute panic buy."
Let's be real: it's a challenge trying to fill those endless caverns with meaningful, funny, or at least somewhat useful items—especially when you have multiple stockings to fill. How many pairs of fuzzy socks and candy canes does one person really need?
And because stockings are just the precursor to the "big" gifts, you don't necessarily want to spend a fortune on them. Striking the balance between affordable and thoughtful can be tricky, but don't worry—we've got you covered.
If you're currently on the hunt for some stocking stuffers that will surprise, entertain, and delight everyone on your list, look no further. Here are 35 unique stocking stuffers that will make for a truly memorable Christmas morning.
Magical Cleaning Putty
We're all a little dirtier than we like to admit. But thanks to this reusable (and oddly satisfying) cleaning putty, we can keep pretending we're not.
FiveJoy Car Cleaning Gels - $15.99
A Tingly Scalp Massage
Little luxuries go a long way—especially when they come in a compact size. This handheld scalp massager will bring instant relief and relaxation to anyone's daily routine.
Yeipis 4 Pack Scalp Massagers - $12.99
A Fancy Lighter You Can Recharge
Rechargeable, sleek, and aesthetically pleasing? This fancy lighter is the epitome of things you never knew you needed.
Rechargeable USB Lighter - $13.99
An Adorable Holiday Pez
We know we were just dissing candy-related gifts, but Pez is a whole different ball game. These fun holiday-themed character dispensers dispense a bit of nostalgia (and a whole lot of sugar). Win-win.
Christmas Pez 3 Pack - $14.68
This Nifty Grocery Bag Carrier
Carrying groceries inside is basically an Olympic sport. But with this practical bag carrier, your loved ones can say goodbye to painful, finger-numbing trips from the car for good.
Click & Carry Grocery Bag Carrier - $13.99
Hilarious Custom Face Socks
Need we say more? Whether you plaster the family pet's face or your own on these cozy socks, they're sure to be a hit.
ShineSand Custom Face Socks with Picture - $13.99
An Organizer For All Their Tangled Cords
We're all guilty of having a million tangled cords lying around. This cord organizer will help bring some much-needed order to anyone's life.
Leather Cord Organizer - $6.99
A Speaker To Bring Anywhere and Everywhere
No more lugging around bulky speakers for your music-loving friends. This clip-on speaker can attach to just about anything, making it the perfect on-the-go accessory.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker - $49.95
A Card Game For Family Game Night
Who doesn't love a board game with a slight threat of violence? Gift this insanely fun card game to your competitive family members and watch them duke it out.
Sriracha: The Game - $14
Therapy Putty to Get Through the Holiday Chaos
The holidays are tough. So don't be surprised if you see everyone reaching for this therapeutic putty during Christmas dinner.
Special Supplies Therapy Putty for Kids and Adults - $17.99
A Headache Cap to Nurse Their Christmas Eve Hangover
Sometimes, even the most festive nights can end in pounding headaches. This headache cap is here to save the day (or at least provide a little relief).
Comfortable Migraine Headache Relief Cap - $14.99
Conversation Starter for Awkward Family Dinners
No clue what to say to Aunt Jean? Whip out these handy conversation starter cards to keep the awkward silences at bay—and spark some meaningful conversations this Christmas.
BestSelf Icebreaker Deck - $25
Really Nice Soap That's Useful For Everyone
It may feel like we're entering boring sock territory with this one, but trust us—really nice soap is a welcomed luxury.
Pre de Provence Artisanal French Soap - $17
A Pocket Sanitizer Everyone Needs
Another useful and often forgetting accessory? Hand sanitizer. And when it looks as cool as this pocket-sized option, everyone will be looking for an excuse to whip it out.
Noshinku Pocket Hand Sanitizer - $25.99
A Stiff Drink In Case You Really Need It
Tis the season to get a little tipsy, and nothing says getting into the Christmas spirit quite like a mini cocktail kit.
The Cocktail Box Co. Margarita Cocktail Kit - $22.99
Wine Markers For Girls Nights
If your family members are forever mixing up whose drink is whose, these fun, brightly colored wine markers are sure to come in handy.
LuLu Wine Glass Markers - $7.97
Reusable Totes For Every Shopping Need
We could all use a little encouragement to be more eco-friendly, and these reusable totes make it easy (and stylish) to do so.
Mr. Pen Reusable Grocery Bags - $12.99
This Mini Bob Ross Kit For the Aspiring Arists
Encourage your people to channel their inner artists with this mini Bob Ross kit. Happy little trees not included.
Bob Ross By The Numbers Kit - $10.95
Scratchers For Good Luck
It's a classic for a reason. Just make sure to attach the note that any winnings must be split with the person who generously stuffed the stockings.
Lottery Scratch Tickets - from $1
An Emotional Support Pickle For Obvious Reasons
Yes, really. This pocket-sized crocheted pickle is here to offer emotional support when you need it most.
Handmade Emotional Support Pickle - $6.20
24/7 Access to Hot Sauce
For the spice lovers in your life, this hot sauce keychain is a must-have. No meal will ever be bland again.
Pocket Sriracha - $10.99
A Silly Christmas Koozie to Use For Years to Come
Because nothing says "I'm here to party" quite like a Santa pun.
Christmas Koozie - $7.50
Personalized Pet Stickers For the Loving Pet Parent
If Dad's dog or Grandma's cat is a bit of a family celebrity, these personalized pet stickers will make for an extra special stocking stuffer.
Sticker of Family Pet - from $9
Aesthetically Pleasing Bandaids Everyone Needs Stocked
Accidents happen, but that doesn't mean you can't look cute while healing. These patterned bandaids will make any boo-boo feel a little better.
A Reason to Skip Starbucks
Lattes at home just got a whole lot fancier thanks to this simple yet effective frother.
Zulay Powerful Handheld Milk Frother - $19.99
The Cutest Cowboy Hat Wine Stoppers
It'll make any bottle or red or white look like it's about to ride off into the sunset.
Cowboy Hat Wine Bottle Stopper - $8.98
Low-Stakes Puzzles For An Easy Night In
Please, don't burden your friends and family with an impossibly hard, 1,000-word puzzle. These miniature little art puzzles are both solvable and cute.
Small Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults - $15.99
A Personalized Keychain Like No One Else Has
Whether you use this opportunity to memorialize an inside joke or simply engrave someone's name, this one-of-a-kind keychain is sure to be treasured.
Custom Retro Hotel Keychain - from $11.44
A Super-Small Umbrella So You're Always Prepared
No one wants to lug around a giant umbrella all day, but sometimes the weather just doesn't cooperate. This mini umbrella is compact and functional—perfect for unexpected rain showers.
Mini Travel Umbrella - $15.99
A Collapsible Coffee Mug For the Coffee Lovers
For your constantly on-the-go loved ones, this collapsible coffee mug is a lifesaver. Plus, it comes in fun colors!
STOJO Collapsible Travel Cup - $14.95
Instant Warm Hands on the Go
Your freezing-cold friends and family will seriously appreciate this rechargeable hand warmer.
Karecel Rechargeable Hand Warmers - $23.99
A Luxe Version of a Classic Christmas Bevvy
Everyone loves a cup of hot cocoa. And they'll love it even more when it's made with rich Ghirardelli chocolate.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Premium Indulgence Hot Cocoa Mix - $22.77
A Notepad So You Never Forget Anything
Be it a genius idea or a grocery list, everyone needs a notepad to jot things down. And this one happens to be pretty darn cute.
Small Library Card Notepad - $8.50
A Mini Microphone For the Performers
This teeny tiniest microphone ever will make any karaoke session even more epic.
JeMii Mini Microphone - $7.95
A Totally Unhinged Ornament
The internet is chock full of ridiculous and downright confusing ornaments that have no business existing. But they do—and they need to be gifted.
Alligator Holiday Ornament - $14
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