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Sometimes we all want to find the grandest gift to give someone for the holidays. But don't overlook the stocking stuffers. These are the small gifts that are useful and even downright fun. Also, they don't have to cost a ton of money.
Here are the best stocking stuffers.
Sanag Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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 out of.
Etsy Thank You Gift Necklace
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 a gold, rose gold, or silver finish. Also, it comes perfectly packaged in a gold foil stamped jewelry gift box.
Mark & Graham Monogrammed Leather Money Clip Wallet
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.
Ban.do Feel Better De-Stress Ball
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 that can be squeezed to de-stress. This would look great on a desk or a bedside table.
Homesick Winter Mantel Reed Diffuser
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.
STM Store ChargeTree Multi-Device Charging Station
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.
Etsy EasyPersonalised AirPods Case
For a personalized gift, opt for this AirPods case. AirPods are pretty expensive, so having a case to keep them protected and safe is super important. Choose the case's text font, from block to script, and a design. The bottom has an opening, so no need to remove the AirPods from the case when charging.
West Elm Stone Octagonal Coasters
These West Elm coasters aren't just functional, but they're stylish as well. The set of four, hexagon white marble coasters are sure to keep countertops and tables protected. Also, the bottom features a rubber backing to prevent any scratches.
AlwaysFits Pep Talk Postcard Book
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.
Anthropologie USB Candle Lighter
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.
What Do You Meme Adult Party Game
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 the adults and can get a little racy.
"For the first hour or so, we thought most of the memes were hilarious and the crazy combinations had us laughing hysterically. After about four or five games, however, we’d already played most of the caption cards and the novelty of the memes began to wear off."—Sage McHugh, Product Tester
FEIYOLD Blue Light Blocking Glasses
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.
Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eyemask
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.
Bathing Culture Total Body Brush
No, this isn't a brush to clean dishes or the kitchen sink. Any self-care lover will appreciate this body brush. The bristles remove dry skin and can even help with lymphatic drainage and circulation. This will be a perfect addition to any bath time routine.
doTerra Introductory Kit
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.
Happy Socks Unisex Combed Cotton Crew Bright Big Dot Socks
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.
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This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.