The 45 Best Stocking Stuffers of 2022

Our favorite picks from Uncommon Goods, Etsy, Sleep Number, West Elm, and more

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A stocking stuffer is a small gift (usually fits within a stocking) that is useful, fun, and doesn't necessarily have to cost a ton of money.

We researched the best stocking stuffers for everyone on your list, considering the size, age-appropriateness, and functionality of each pick. Our favorite picks include a portable Bluetooth speaker from Sanag, a fun game for the whole family from Bananagrams, and stress-relieving therapy dough from Uncommon Goods.

Here are the best stocking stuffers.

Sanag Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Sanag Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Amazon

This pint-size Bluetooth speaker is smaller than most cell phones but can be used at home, by the pool, or on your next camping trip. In addition to having stellar sound quality, the speaker is also waterproof and a single charge can last up to 18 hours. This is one small, thoughtful gift a recipient will get tons of use from.

You can even clip the speaker onto your purse, keyring, or belt loop to always keep it on hand. It barely takes up any space in your room or junk drawer, making it perfect for apartments or small spaces. For such an affordable price, this is a no-brainer for a stocking, no matter the recipient.

Price at time of publish: $28

Mounia Scalp Massager

Mounia Scalp Massager

Mounia

Gift a scalp massage at home with this tool from Mounia Haircare. Scalp massages ease tension, stimulate hair growth, reduce build-up, and provide luxurious stress relief. This scalp massager is the perfect addition to any shower routine and once you try it, you won't go back.

Price at time of publish: $18

Birthdate Co. The Birthdate Pendant

Birthdate Co. The Birthdate Pendant

Birthdate Co.

Birthdate Co. makes stunning personalized gifts for a spiritual friend or astrology-lover in your life. The brand's newest launch, the birthdate pendant, feels equally personal and beautiful. There's a different pendant available for every day of the year customized with gemstones and crystals based on your astrology.

Price at time of publish: $199

Etsy Thank You Gift Necklace

Etsy Thank You Gift Necklace

Etsy

Have someone who's really shown you love and support? Say thanks with this dainty necklace that features two interlocking circles. The necklace measures 18 inches and is available in gold, rose gold, or silver finish. Also, it comes perfectly packaged in a gold foil-stamped jewelry gift box.

Price at time of publish: $30

Sleep Number Travel Pillow

Sleep Number Travel Pillow

Sleep Number

While it may not technically fit in a stocking, we love this travel pillow from Sleep Number. The memory foam conforms to your neck for optimal comfort on planes, trains, or even just sitting at your desk during work. The clasp easily connects to luggage and we also love that the cover is removable and machine-washable.

Price at time of publish: $50

Mark & Graham Monogrammed Leather Money Clip Wallet

Mark & Graham Monogrammed Leather Money Clip Wallet

Mark & Graham

Every adult needs a functional wallet and it's even better if it's made from quality material and is personalized. Mark & Graham's leather money clip wallet comes in black, tan, or chocolate and holds a few cards, and has a magnetic clip on the back for cash. For a few extra bucks, it can even be monogrammed.

Price at time of publish: $59

Flourish All-Purpose Organic Plant Food

Flourish All-Purpose Organic Plant Food

Flourish

Plant parents need this organic plant food from Flourish. Just combine a few drops of the blend of essential nutrients and microbes with water and feed your plants for optimal health and growth. Flourish uses sustainable sources in its plant food and it even emits a minty fresh aroma from the included essential oils. You can even subscribe, so you'll never run out of food for your plant babies.

Price at time of publish: $20

STM Store ChargeTree Multi-Device Charging Station

ChargeTree Charging Station

Amazon

With so many of us having wireless devices, we also spend time charging those necessary gadgets and searching for the accompanying cables. That's where this charging station comes in handy. It simultaneously juices a phone, watch, and AirPods. This takes up minimal space and is also a great way to keep track of essential, expensive items.

Price at time of publish: $80

For the bougie friend that swears by a bidet in their bathroom, consider this portable option from Tushy. There are no batteries, installation, or charging required. While it may seem like a strange gifts, a portable bidet limits toilet paper use, which is good for the environment, and ensures everyone in your life is as clean and fresh as possible.

Price at time of publish: $34

West Elm Stone Octagonal Coasters

Stone Octagonal Coasters

West Elm

These West Elm coasters aren't just functional, but they're stylish as well. The set of four, octagon white marble coasters are sure to keep countertops and tables protected. Also, the bottom features a rubber backing to prevent any scratches.

Price at time of publish: $26

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush 3 Piece Set

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush 3 Piece Set

Rare Beauty

If you've been waiting to try the viral Rare Beauty liquid blushes, now's your time. This holiday bundle features two trials and one full-size soft pinch blush in three gorgeous shades at a discounted price. One shade, Truth, is a set exclusive, so be sure to grab it while it lasts.

Price at time of publish: $30

AlwaysFits Pep Talk Postcard Book

AlwaysFits Pep Talk Postcard Book

AlwaysFits

We could all use an occasional pep talk, right? Here's a set of 20 postcards that feature inspirational and funny phrases. The recipient can refer back to these when they're having a rough day or just want to laugh. They're also so colorful and fun, they'd make a great addition to a gallery wall.

Price at time of publish: $15

P.F. Candle Co Teakwood & Tobacco– 3.5 oz Mini Travel Candle

P.F. Candle Co Teakwood & Tobacco– 3.5 oz Mini Travel Candle

P.F. Candle Co

You can't go wrong with a festive candle, whether shopping for your boss, coworker, grandma, or father-in-law. This mini one from P.F. Candle Co fits perfectly in a stocking at just 3.5-ounces. There are tons of amazing scents to choose from, but teakwood and tobacco provides the perfect warm, leathery smell for everyday use.

Price at time of publish: $14

Anthropologie USB Candle Lighter

Anthropologie USB Candle Lighter

Anthropologie

A candle is a natural gift for anyone who loves candles, but you should also throw in this candle lighter. Instead of the usual matchbook, this is a USB-powered lighter. A single charge has up to 130 lights. This is also way more eco-friendly that striking and throwing away matches.

Price at time of publish: $30

Hog Wild Holiday Elf Popper Toy

Hog Wild Holiday Elf Popper Toy

Hog Wild

Kids and adults alike will flip over this miniature festive toy that shoots balls up to 20 feet. The soft foam won't cause any injuries, but will definitely make for some fun on Christmas morning. See who can pop their ball the farthest then add the adorable elf to your holiday decor.

Price at time of publish: $14

What Do You Meme? Party Game

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What Do You Meme? Party Game

Amazon

Take one of your favorite pastimes—scrolling through hilarious memes—offline with this fun party game. The game challenges players to create the funniest memes with the cards they're dealt. Each round, a rotating judge draws a photo card, the rest of the players put down their funniest caption card, and the judge chooses their favorite as the winner. This game is tons of fun, but note it's definitely for adults and can get a little racy.

Price at time of publish: $30

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Ekster Key Case

Ekster Key Case

Ekster

No more digging around your purse or backpack to find your keys. The Ekster Key Case makes it easy to keep up to eight keys organized in a sleek stainless steel and leather case. It also stops your keys from scratching your phone or other devices while in a bag.

Price at time of publish: $49

FEIYOLD Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Feiyold Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Courtesy of Amazon

You've probably heard a lot about blue light blocking glasses and for good reason. They're said to help reduce the eye strain that comes from staring at a screen all day. So naturally, anyone who's attached to their laptop or who sits in front of a desktop will love these glasses, which come in a range of colors and a two-pack.

Price at time of publish: $16

Partake Soft Baked Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Partake Soft Baked Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Partake

Sweet treats always make a great stocking stuffer for every recipient. Partake's limited-edition holiday cookies feature fudgy chocolate with hints of peppermint. All Partake cookies are gluten-free, vegan, top 9 allergen-free, and non-GMO, so they're perfect for everyone on your list.

Price at time of publish: $16

Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eyemask

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Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eyemask

Amazon

Counting Z's just got a lot easier, or at least a bit more chic, with this Brooklinen eye mask. The silk is easy on the skin, which is especially important around the eyes, and the elastic band is gentle on tresses. This comes in a case so it can be stored by the bedside.

Price at time of publish: $29

Just Enough Wines Collection Set

Just Enough Wines Collection Set

Just Enough Wines 

For a wine that can fit in your stocking, we love Just Enough Wine's canned collection. The collection set features a wine set with chardonnay, rosé, and pinot noir, and a bubbly set with brut bubbles and rosé bubbles. Stick the whole set in a stocking or divide them up between friends and family. Each six-pack of wine equates to two full bottles, perfect for nights inside during chilly weather.

Price at time of publish: $82

doTerra Introductory Kit

doTERRA Introductory Kit

Amazon

This is a great set for anyone who appreciates the versatility of natural essential oils, which can be used in everything from a diffuser to cleaning to relaxation. The DoTerra kit has three 5mL bottles of lemon, lavender, and peppermint oils. The handy box also has a rundown of how each oil can be used.

Price at time of publish: $27

Herbivore Jade De-Puffing Face Roller

Herbivore Jade De-Puffing Face Roller

Courtesy of Sephora

A face roller is the perfect stocking stuffer for skin-care junkies or newbies looking to update their routine. This jade pick from Herbivore Botanicals provides a stimulating massage designed to reduce puffiness and wrinkles. It's a relaxing ritual anyone can appreciate stemming from ancient practices in China.

Price at time of publish: $32

Happy Socks Unisex Combed Cotton Crew Bright Big Dot Socks

Happy Socks Unisex Bright Big Dot socks

Amazon

Socks might seem like a boring or even typical stocking stuffer gift, but there's no denying how useful they are. And this unisex pair from Happy Socks is just downright fun. The large polka dot print comes in almost every color imaginable and the cotton is breathable, so no sweaty feet.

Price at time of publish: $15+

Snow Strawberry Mojito Whitening Mouthwash

Snow Strawberry Mojito Whitening Mouthwash

Snow

Spoil friends and family with a mouthwash that feels luxurious and effective. Snow's whitening mouthwash is made with aloe and hydrogen peroxide to freshen your breath and tackle stains. Plus, it tastes like a strawberry mojito for a refreshing, modern take on oral care.

Price at time of publish: $21

T2 Eggnog Loose Leaf Feature Box

Eggnog Loose Leaf Feature Box

T2

Instead of sipping regular 'ol eggnog, gift this box of loose tea that's eggnog flavored. The black tea leaves are topped off with nutmeg for a warm treat that's like Christmas in a cup. But this is a creamy drink that can be enjoyed year-round.

Price at time of publish: $3

Uncommon Goods Therapy Dough

Uncommon Goods Therapy Dough

Uncommon Goods

Everyone can benefit from stress-relieving activities and this therapy dough from Uncommon Goods is perfect. Kids and kids-at-heart will love squishing and molding the colorful dough during meetings, while doing homework, or after a tough day. You can choose from four scents: lavender, orange, eucalyptus, and north woods pine.

Price at time of publish: $15

Homesick Premium Reed Diffuser

Homesick Reed Diffuser
Courtesy of Amazon.

This reed diffuser from Homesick has a truly holiday feel, well, smell. It has notes of eucalyptus and mistletoe wreath and contains no lead, parabens, phthalates, or synthetic dyes. The scent can linger for up to three months, so even long after the holidays are over, that cheery smell will still be in the air.

Price at time of publish: $39

Davek Mini Umbrella

the-davek-mini-umbrella

Davek

A functional gift for any college student, teen, coworker, or family member, we love the mini umbrella from Davek. Available in 10 fun colors, the compact umbrella fits easily in purses and pockets and weighs under one pound, while keeping you dry and protected.

Price at time of publish: $59

Ban.do Feel Better De-Stress Ball

Ban.do Feel Better De-Stress Ball

Ban.do

A stress ball is something that pretty much everyone can use. This option from Ban.do isn't actually shaped like a ball, but rather a book! This squishy 3D self-help book can be squeezed to de-stress. This would look great on a desk or a bedside table.

Price at time of publish: $9

Bananagrams Bananagrams

Bananagrams

Bananagrams

For a perfect family game that fits under the tree or in a stocking, we love Bananagrams. The take on Scrabble challenges players to build their own board with random tiles until there's none left. It's suitable for players ages 7 years and up, so get the whole family together for a night of strategic fun.

Price at time of publish: $15

SWAIR Sampler

SWAIR Sampler

SWAIR

SWAIR keeps your hair looking healthy and clean all week long, even without showers. This two-pack sampler features SweatShield, a protective conditioning spray, and Showerless Shampoo, which refreshes your hair without water or soap. This beauty set is perfect for those with an active or busy lifestyle, who still want to look their best.

Price at time of publish: $28

SlooMoo Institute Melted Snowman Slime

SlooMoo Institute Melted Snowman Slime

SlooMoo Institute

Kids and adults alike can enjoy squishing, molding, and fidgeting with slime. The SlooMoo Institute has slimes for every occasion, including this adorable melting snowman that's perfect for the holiday season. The pillowy slime smells like delicious hot chocolate to help set a cozy mood. It also comes with a jar of snowman parts including eyes, a carrot nose, and buttons to build a wintery friend without going out in the cold.

Price at time of publish: $12

Allbirds The Beanie

Allbirds The Beanie

Allbirds

Stick a winter accessory in your partner's stocking, so they're ready for adventures in the snow. We love this beanie from Allbirds that comes at an affordable price and in neutral colors to suit anyone on your list. It's made from 100 percent merino wool with a textured look to keep you warm and stylish all winter long.

Price at time of publish: $38

GETMOVIN SPORTS Bop It Button

GETMOVIN SPORTS Bop It Button

GETMOVIN SPORTS

Indulge in some nostalgia this Christmastime with a new iteration of the iconic Bop It game. The travel-friendly button makes for a high-energy game of problem-solving for all ages. The tiny game incorporates hundreds of sound clips from the 25 years the game has been around and some never-before-heard studio outtakes.

Price at time of publish: $25

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover

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Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover

Amazon

Choose a functional stocking stuffer this year to avoid disasters during Christmas dinner. Tide to go stain remover pens easily absorb and remove stains from clothes and other surfaces. Now, your recipients will have a few on hand to save those gorgeous holiday outfits from spills.

Price at time of publish: $8

Kate Spade Morgan Assorted Candies Embossed Cardholder

Kate Spade Morgan Assorted Candies Embossed Cardholder

Kate Spade

Just because the gift has to be small to fit in a stocking doesn't mean it can't be luxurious. We love the idea of a small wallet or cardholder nestled in a stocking for a sweet surprise on Christmas morning. This one from Kate Spade has four exterior card slots and a central pocket for extra storage with an adorable colorful candy pattern on the front.

Price at time of publish: $78

Stephanie Gottlieb Arm Candy

Stephanie Gottlieb Arm Candy

Stephanie Gottlieb 

The perfect accompaniment to a fine jewelry gift, Stephanie Gottlieb's arm candy keeps all of your valuables safe during those moments when they may get lost or damaged. Whether you're working out, getting a manicure, cooking, or painting, arm candy keeps your valuables close and secure without them ever having to leave your body.

Price at time of publish: $30

JVN Complete Hydrating Air Dry Hair Cream

JVN Complete Hydrating Air Dry Hair Cream

Sephora

For the friend who can't be bothered with a full haircare and styling routine, gift them this simple product from JVN that's great for all hair types and textures. The air dry cream fights frizz and moisturizes your hair for natural styles. The vegan and cruelty-free product also protects your hair from UV damage, leading to effortless styles for holiday parties.

Price at time of publish: $26

Uncommon Goods Stocking Stuffers For Creative Kids

Uncommon Goods Stocking Stuffers For Creative Kids

Uncommon Goods

If you don't know where to start when it comes to stocking stuffers for the little ones in your life, Uncommon Goods made shopping easy with this set specifically for creative kids. The five gifts included are aimed at kids ages 5 and up and include a plush friend with sprawling hair, a drawing passport, a set of bath bombs, a pack of crayons, and an essential oils-powered "monster repellent."

Price at time of publish: $49

Hair Tie Hub Portable Hair Tie Holder

Hair Tie Hub Portable Hair Tie Holder

Hair Tie Hub

This practical device makes sure you're never without a hair tie when on the go. The hair tie holder comes with three matching elastics and acts as a keychain to easily attach to a backpack or purse. It's the perfect way to keep your favorite scrunchies safe while avoiding tangling and stretching.

Price at time of publish: $8

Dove Promises Milk Chocolate Holiday Brownie Batter Candy

Dove Promises Milk Chocolate Holiday Brownie Batter Candy

Dove

You're never too old to receive a special sweet treat as a gift. Candy reminds a popular option for stocking stuffers and we can't complain. Think outside the box by choosing a limited-edition flavor of a fan-favorite, like this pick from Dove. The festive flavor features milk chocolate filled with creamy brownie batter for the perfect bite every time.

Price at time of publish: $5

Paume Hydrate Trio

Paume Hydrate Trio

Paume

As the weather gets colder, our skin needs a bit of extra pampering. Kickstart your winter self-care routine with a hand care kit from Paume. The set comes with probiotic hand balm, cuticle cream, and overnight hydration gloves. Throw the balm in your purse for hydration on the go or use the gloves throughout the night to wake up with beautifully moisturized hands, even on the coldest days.

Price at time of publish: $58

Oral-B Clic Toothbrush Deluxe Starter Kit

Oral-B Clic Toothbrush Deluxe Starter Kit

Oral-B

While it's not the most luxurious gift, a yearly toothbrush tucked in your stocking sets you up for a great oral care routine for the new year. This new release from Oral-B called Clic targets plaque removal with its uniquely shaped brush head. The manual toothbrush also features a removable head to swap out every three months to save plastic and reduce waste.

Price at time of publish: $25

Runamok Sparkle Syrup

Runamok Sparkle Syrup

Runamok

Add some sparkle to your daily life with this shimmering syrup from Runamok. The sparkle syrup features high-quality, locally-made Vermont maple syrup infused with sustainably-sourced edible glitter. A great eco-friendly gift option, all of Runamok's products are produced in a 100 percent solar-powered facility, that is certified Bird Friendly through the National Audubon Society. Plus, the delicious taste and stunning appearance are sure to please kids and adults alike.

Price at time of publish: $21

What to Look for in a Stocking Stuffer

Size

The whole point of a stocking stuffer is that it is able to fit inside of the stocking, so make sure you’re selecting small enough items. Travel-sized products, candles, keychains, jewelry, and other small objects usually work well. If it’s big enough to be wrapped, it probably belongs under the tree instead.

Age-Appropriateness

As with all gifts, think about who you’re shopping for. You’ll likely want to get different items for your parent or spouse than your kids, so be thoughtful about what goes into each stocking. For adults, sentimental and useful items make great stockings stuffers, whereas kids will enjoy tiny trinkets and toys more.

Functionality

Stocking stuffers are a great way to give gifts people will actually use. Think about what that person really needs, and how functional the item will be in his or her life. For example, if their feet are always cold, socks are an excellent gift. Maybe they’re always misplacing their phone charger, in which case an extra would be worth stuffing in their stocking. Having a healthy mix of fun and useful items inside is the best way to stuff a stocking.

FAQ
  • What is a stocking stuffer?

    A stocking stuffer is a small, usually inexpensive gift placed that is placed into a Christmas stocking to be retrieved on Christmas morning. Since you want to load up or “stuff” the stocking, gift-givers typically include multiple items inside. Stocking stuffers can range in price, too, and anywhere from $5 to $15 for each item is standard.

  • What makes a good stocking stuffer?

    A good stocking stuffer is something small that elicits a positive response from the giftee. Maybe it's something they need, maybe it's something they want, or maybe it's just something silly—as long as it’s appreciated by the receiver, you’ve done a good job. The stocking is the perfect place to mix useful items and pure gag gifts, just for fun. 

  • Where did stocking stuffers come from?

    The history of the stocking stuffer dates back centuries to a tale of Saint Nicholas filling stockings with gold. It was further popularized by the 1823 poem by Clement Clarke Moore “The Night Before Christmas.” The poem cites the famous line: "the stockings were hung by the chimney with care" which then gets filled by Saint Nick. Now, we continue to honor the tradition as an essential part of Christmas festivities by hanging our own stockings each year and filling them up with knick-knacks and small gifts. 

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was written by Julia Fields, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays since October 2021. Before that, she covered similar topics including toy reviews, product roundups, expert-focused articles, and more.

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