While presents around the holidays tend to get the most credit, stocking stuffers are equally as important. After all, they are some of the first items opened — and some of the most fun!
From cool gadgets, to A-list games, to trendy beauty products, we’ve rounded-up the best holiday stocking stuffers to please a variety of audiences. Even better, most of these double as great White Elephant or Secret Santa items, too! Which means less time shopping for you, and more time enjoying the... season (isn’t that how it always should be?)
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Let's face it all you really need when you leave the house is your phone, keys, credit card and license. The need for a big, bulky wallet is no more. The CardNinja is a great option for those who just want to carry their phone with the essentials. It sticks to the back of your phone case and you can fit up to eight cards, cash.and it also extends enough for earbuds. We love it because it's a universal gift for everyone, so why not buy one for each person on your list this year.
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Organized or not this bag set will help keep their stuff in check with it's see-through, lightweight design that helps them know what's in what. Great for traveling, everyday or even good for kids stuff (think school or baby supplies) this set is a must for anyone who needs to manage a lot of stuff and wants to do it efficiently. Gift the whole bundle or break it up amongst family and friends.
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We all want to look our best so why not harness the power of vitamin C with this face oil that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooths fine lines and boosts collagen. With over 5,500 five-star reviews this serum is that good. To use, just place three to five drops on your skin once daily followed by moisturizer and you'll be on your way to flawlesst skin.
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Sometime, the most practical gifts are the best ones. Rather than wrap it up and place it under the tree, treat him to some of the softest undergarments around right in his holiday stocking. With a tagless design that keeps him comfortable and fresh IQ odor protection, that well, keeps him smelling good — this set is a gift for both of you. Consider it a gift he’ll absolutely love and use, without even having to ask for it.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Mad Lib’s have been a favorite for kids since the 50’s. Continue the tradition of laughter and good hearted fun by inserting this top-rated pick into their stockings. Watch along as they craft inventive plot lines in a fill-in-the-blank style activity. With 21 stories, they’ll be giggling along the entire night, until the ________ arrives!
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This game is sure to keep the party going long after the holidays are over. Listed as a best-seller on Amazon — and packaged in the perfect size to fit in a stocking — it comes with 500 cards full of funny/awkward/unfortunate phrases to pull out the next time guests come around. Simply lay down the question card, and let guests come up with their own unique responses in what’s bound to be a few hours of belly-laughing fun. This makes an ideal gift for aunts, cousins, and family friends in... need of a good laugh — and a good time!
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Take their traditional candy favorites up a notch with a game that promotes fun and interactivity from a favorite household brand, Jelly Belly. Enjoy the collection of 20 lookalike flavors — some with crazy flavors and some of the classics — in this candy game of “chance.” With the spin of the wheel, the fate of their next indulgence lies at the hand of the spinner. Fingers crossed it doesn’t land on the two latest flavors, stinky socks and lawn clippings!
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The gift of a good smile is one that will last them long after the cookie making and caroling are over. The Crest 3D White Glamorous White Whitestrips are the latest from the brand and the only whitestrips proven by the American Dental Association to remove up to 10 years of tough stains. With a no-slip grip, they’ll stay put on their teeth for hassle-free whitening any day of the week. Ultimately, elevating their smile to one that makes them feel their best and most beautiful self, which... is something that comes without any kind of price tag!Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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No stocking would be complete without a few seasonal chocolates to indulge their tastebuds. This decadent San Francisco staple is bound to become a new favorite of theirs — if it isn’t already! Made from rich chocolate layers and sprinkled with festive peppermint, they’ll enjoy a taste of the season every time they bite in. Warning: They may be tempted to consume the whole thing, so we’d recommend divvying out the pre-packed squares accordingly!
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Keep their creative spirit alive with a set that permits endless crafting opportunities. With 40 unique gel glitter pens in all colors of the rainbow, they can draw all of their favorite characters and scenes in a cinch. With durable ink and a long-lasting design, the fun never stops with these pens perfect for the little artist in your life.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a gift any gamer is sure to enjoy. Let them jump behind the wheel in the Nintendo classic that allows them to perform flips and wheelies, right from the comfort of their couch. Compatible with Wii consoles, they’ll be able to experience all of the traditional race action in a real time setting. Take a look at the thousands of Amazon reviews to see why this Nintendo staple makes a great present for both young and old gamers alike.
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Let them enjoy the novel behind the soon-to-be major motion picture starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. Rated as a #1 New York Times Bestseller, over six million people have already read along with the story of this “ordinary boy with an extraordinary face” meant to inspire kindness among all who turn its pages. Great for young and old readers alike, it’s sure to instill the spirit of the season in anyone who loves a good book — or flick.
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