Looking for some unique things to stuff in their stockings this Christmas 2022? Don’t sweat it – we found something for just about everyone in your fam!
THE TOP 3 STOCKING STUFFERS
Who are we kidding? Stocking stuffers aren’t just for kids anymore. Sure it’s fun to stuff their stockings with candy and super-random trinkets but, let’s be honest, us adults want a little something in our stockings too! Our recommendation? You don’t have to spend a ton. In fact, there are even some options out there for – literally – just $1. Now, we shot a little higher than that, but still tried to keep things somewhat affordable – especially this year.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding the perfect stocking stuffer. It’s a mix of elation and relief, knowing that you’ve found something your loved ones will both appreciate and use (at least for a little while). But sometimes, the process of finding what to stuff their stocking with can be daunting. And with so many options out there, it’s hard to know where to start.
If you’re feeling stumped this holiday season, never fear! We’ve researched, tested, and even bought (some) of the most popular stocking stuffers. In regards to research, we checked in with some of the experts in this space like PopSugar (they found some for as cheap as just $1!), Oprah (she’s obsessed with these reindeer poop mints), and The Busy Toddler (they found some cool ideas specifically for the little ones in your family). From practical items to fun trinkets, there’s something for everyone on this list.
If you’re looking to play it safe, some of the most common ideas we’ve found through our research (above) include things like:
1. Socks: Everyone can always use another pair of socks, right? Plus, there are so many fun and festive options to choose from these days, especially around Christmas (think: Olaf)
2. Lip Balm: This is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who is always on the go. Lip balm is essential for keeping lips hydrated and protected from the elements (nasty winter) and there are plenty of DIY lip balm kits on the market (we’re recommending one below).
3. Truly Wireless Earbuds: Earbuds are another great idea for just about anyone in your family who is constantly on the go those who just want to tune you out (it’s real). They’re perfect for listening to music, podcasts, or books on their commute to work or during a workout.
4. Online Same Day Gift Card: A gift card is always an appreciated stocking stuffer, plus it fits in there so easily whether you toss it in “as-is” or place it in a small little box. Most gift cards these days can even be purchased last minute (day of) where you can either print it out for them or just have it emailed directly to them on the day/time of your choice.
5. A Funny Coffee Mug: A mug is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who loves coffee or tea. It’s also a thoughtful and practical way to show your loved one you’re thinking of them this holiday season but, more importantly, there are plenty of them that basically make fun of them and, well, that’s really the true meaning of Christmas, right?
6. The Christmas Tree Ornament: An ornament is a great way to help your loved one remember this holiday season for years to come. It’s also a thoughtful and personal way to show you care by customizing them with their name, a special date, a short inspiring message, and more.
So when all the gifts have been purchased and you’re left with those last minute errands, don’t forget to stuff those socks! And, please, for the love of all things holy, don’t forget your mom this year because, let’s face it, she’s pretty much overlooked every Christmas!
Whether you’re looking for something affordable for your kids (especially if Santa forgot) we’ve got you covered. And while we’re recommending some small toys in our guide there are plenty of other things recommended, too, like some of the latest affordable tech gadgets, fun activities for the whole entire family, funny gag gifts, the perfect last minute gifts for any of the men on your list and, of course, all the women out there who pull this all together.
Check out some of the most popular and fun stocking stuffers for men, women, and kids this Christmas season!
BEST FOR THE UNICORN LOVER
1. The Official Bag of Unicorn Poop Candy
Because if unicorns really farted, we’d assume it would produce these yummy little mini marshmallow treats. Just us? When you click through you’ll also see they have Zombie Farts, Unicorn Farts, Puppy Farts and so much more. Gotta love magical potty humor.
BEST FOR THE TECH SAVVY KID
2. The Latest Echo Dot for Kids
Introducing the Echo Dot for kids. And it’s a tiger! There’s even a super cute panda to choose from too. Don’t worry it has plenty of safeguards in place and will still let Alexa answer their endless questions, play music, listen to stories, play games, and so much more.
BEST FOR THE ONES YOU LOVE
3. The ‘You are Loved’ T-Shirt
With the crazy year we’ve all experienced, we could all use that friendly reminder that we are loved (even if it’s from afar). This comes in sizes for kids, women, and men. And you can choose about 10 different color options too.
BEST FOR THE GERMAPHOBE
4. The Best-Selling Phone Sanitizer
Get your phone super clean (and say goodbye to nasty germs) thanks to this sanitizer case! It’ll get rid of 99.9% of bacteria and even charge it at the same time. It’s also one of our best sellers in our Tech Gift Guide List this year (again!). Why doesn’t everyone have 10 of these?!
BEST FOR THE MINI TOY FAN
5. The 5 Surprise Mini Brands
These have been nearly impossible to find online in the past couple of months, so grab these super cute collectibles while you can! These are the mini versions of some of the top brands you’d find in the supermarket. And they’re a total surprise so you won’t know which you’re getting until you crack ’em open!
BEST FOR POSITIVE MESSAGING
6. The Popular “Choose Kindness” Phone Case
Because in the world today we could all use a friendly little reminder to always choose kindness. Always. This case comes in different size iPhone options from the iPhone 7 all the way up to latest version – and even Samsung models too.
BEST FOR THE HOME DECOR DIY’ER
7. The Mini Terrarium Kit (DIY)
It’s super cute and perfect for any green-thumb in the making! It’s the official mini terrarium kit that comes with everything you need to design your own personal little plant friends.
BEST FOR THE SLIME OBSESSED
8. The Treasure X Alien Slime Toy
Your kiddos will have to dig through the belly of the alien (right through the slime) to see which collectibles they got. There are a ton to collect and they’re super affordable.
BEST FOR THE MUSIC FAN ON THE GO
9. The JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Portable Speaker
One of the best selling small and portable wireless bluetooth speakers that you can clip on just about anywhere and bring the music with you wherever you go. Plus, did we mention it’s waterproof?
BEST FOR THE LLAMA LOVER
10. The No Drama Llama Coffee Mug
Big Mouth, Inc
In a world where there seems to be drama everywhere, start your day off with the official No Drama Llama coffee mug! While we still love unicorns, llamas is where it’s at.
BEST FOR THE EARBUD UPGRADE
11. The Apple Truly Wireless AirPods Pro
Because it’s finally time to get someone these since they’ve been on their wishlist all year! Say goodbye to tangled wires because, well, there aren’t any. This is the latest version (Pro) and comes with the wireless charging case. Freedom!
BEST FOR THE OFFICE GAMER
12. The Desktop Cornhole Game
Bring the fun of your outdoor cornhole game indoors with this cute little desktop/tabletop version. Perfect for your desk at work or just your kitchen table.
BEST FOR EVERYONE
13. The Poo-Pourri Spray
What started out as a viral joke has now become one of the best sellers online this year! You simply spray a few drops of Poo Pourri into your toilet before you ‘go’ and it helps to prevent any unpleasant smells. We actually have this one and it really does work. For real. A must have.
BEST COLLECTIBLE TOY
14. The Hatchimals Pixies
These fun collectible little surprise pixies from the geniuses at Hatchimals actually hatch and are super fun for your kiddos to play with. Which will they get?!
BEST FOR THE WHISKEY DRINKER
15. The Whiskey Wedge
Don’t let your whiskey (or any drink for that matter) get watered down too quickly. This ice slant will cool your drink without it tasting like you poured a ton of water into it.
BEST FOR CHILLING OUT
16. The Set of 8 Bath Bomb
They’ll love totally relaxing in the tub with these handmade and totally organic bath bombs! Super relaxing and a must-have when you need to bring a little spa-life to your own home.
BEST FOR A GOOD LAUGH
17. The 3D Beer Belly Fanny Pack
This is perfect for anyone with a sense of humor. This funny fanny pack looks just like the real thing and may even turn some heads if they chooses to wear it. Our advice? Please wear it.
BEST FOR THE WINE LOVER
18. The Official Wine Condoms (Set of 6)
Because, sure it’s funny, but it also totally works too! Keep that opened wine fresh (and safe) to it’ll last longer! This gift comes as a set of 6.
BEST FOR THE MR. ROGERS FAN
19. The Mr. Rogers Figurine
Because it really is a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Everyone should have a little Mr. Rogers in their life. So cute.
BEST FOR THE GOLDEN GIRLS FAN
20. The Golden Girls Clue Game
Who stole the cheesecake from the kitchen?! Play the award winning Clue game with your favorite Golden Girls characters like Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia.
BEST FOR AN EASY TREAT
21. The Microwave S’Mores Maker
Now you can make S’Mores in under 30 seconds right in your microwave and it’ll even hold everything in place! Why wait to go camping when you can make them tonight!
BEST FOR TUBBY TIME
22. The Erupting Dinosaur Bath Bomb
Make bath time way more fun for your kiddos with this erupting volcano bath bomb with a little cute creature hiding inside!
BEST FOR BRINGING HOT SAUCE EVERYWHERE
23. The Sriracha On-the-Go Keychain Set
Because you never know when you’re going to need your fave hot sauce with you. Now you can easily bring it everywhere.
BEST FOR THE FUNNY TWEEN
24. The “Not Parents Approved” Funny Card Game
Not Parent Approved
The perfect card game for the kiddos that they’ll think is pretty hysterical and, well, so will you! It’s won countless awards and is one of the top-sellers so far this year.
BEST FOR LADIES NIGHT
25. Corkcicle Stemless Insulated Wine Glass
This wine glass will keep your favorite drink cold when it should be and warm when you need it to be. It also comes in a variety of other awesome colors like copper, rose quartz, turquoise, stainless steel, matte black, and more.
BEST FOR THE PICKLE OBSESSED
26. Pickle Lip Balm
Perfect for all the pickle obsessed in your life! A little pickle lip balm may even hold you over until dinner. Just don’t eat it!
STOCKING STUFFERS FOR MEN
We already know how tough guys can be to shop for, so finding something to toss in their stocking that they’ll actually use can be a struggle – but it doesn’t have to be! We chose the top three ideas for men this Christmas, many of which are currently on sale too – which always helps!
STOCKING STUFFERS FOR WOMEN
You may have racked your brain to find her the perfect gift, but don’t forget to add a little something special to her stocking. We’ve chosen three ideas that she’ll actually want and use!
IDEAS FOR KIDS
As if you haven’t already bought them everything under the sun, now you need some little trinkets and whatnot for their sock! Don’t go overboard. These ideas are all pretty affordable and something they’ll be excited to use.
IDEAS FOR TEENS
Teenager (as always) can be so hard to shop for. So we’ve chosen a few top selling ideas that won’t break the bank and they’ll actually like (fingers crossed).
HALLMARK CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
It’s always a great idea to mark each Christmas with a new ornament. Some of our personal favorites that come out each year are the Hallmark Keepsake ornaments. We’ve chosen our top three favorites that will fit perfectly into just about any stocking (just don’t crush it!)
STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $5
Yes, finding some ideas for under $5 is actually possible! The best part, the three that we chose actually aren’t junk. While they’re a bit more geared towards kids – who doesn’t want a Slinky?!