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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:
This pint-size bluetooth speaker, it's smaller than most cell phones, 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.
Take one of your favorite pastimes—scrolling through hilarious memes—offline with this fun party game. This 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
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.
For that person in your life who loves a slim wallet or keeps things pretty streamlined, this card holder from Alexis Drake is a stylish option. The leather wallet comes in more than a dozen colors and holds all the essentials like ID, debit, and credit cards. This would also be a great gift for a new entrepreneur who wants to store their business cards.
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.
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.
This reed diffuser from Homesick has a truly holiday feel, well, smell. It has notes of eucalyptus and mistletoe wreath and is free of toxic chemicals. 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.
You've probably heard a lot about blue light blocking glasses recently, 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.
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.
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.
Wireless headphones are a must, especially for those who are pretty active and can't be bothered with a tangled cord. The Mpow bluetooth headphones come in a range of colors and have ear hooks, so no need to worry about them slipping out. They take 1.5 hours to fully charge and have up to nine hours of playtime.
This one ounce bottle of facial elixir from Beauty by Africa Miranda is packed with maracuja oil and cupuacu butter to moisturize the skin. It can also be used as a cuticle oil or even added to makeup for a dewy finish. Dry skin can affect anyone during any season, but this is especially true during the colder months, so a gift like this will be appreciated.
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.
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.
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.
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.