250 Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Family in 2023

250 useful Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for men, women, teens, kids, babies, and toddlers they’ll be sure to love.

250 stocking stuffers for everyone

Best Stocking Stuffers

It’s a Christmas miracle, y’all! I have all of our Christmas present shopping finished for everyone on our list with still plenty of time until the big day. How in blue blazes?

I have way too much fun gift shopping every year, but a lot of times, I go a little overboard by accident on the stocking stuffers because they are my absolute favorite to shop for. There are always a million cute stocking stuffer ideas running through my head, and I end up wishing that stockings were bigger to fit them all.

So if you need some great stocking stuffer inspiration, I’ve rounded up 250 of my favorite great gift ideas for family: men, women, teens, kids, toddlers, and babies, if you’ve gotten to that point in your Christmas shopping.

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I usually compile a big shopping cart of little stocking stuffers and have them all sent to our house at once so that “Santa” won’t have them scattered all around leading up to Christmas Eve.

(Because Santa is scatterbrained around here and will end up finding a long lost stash of stocking stuffers in a cabinet smack in the middle of July.)

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best stocking stuffers for men

50 Stocking Stuffers for Men

I ran all of these past Robert as I was compiling this big list to get the guy stamp of approval, and everything has 4-5 star ratings online.

Get sentimental with it too by throwing in a sweet love note, movie tickets, a date night gift certificate, something handmade by you or your kids, etc.

Classic Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Guys

If you need a jump start of what to look for in stores beyond the recommendations above, here are some stocking stuffers for men to keep in mind.

(All prices listed are based on the time of post publishing.)

Under $10

  1. Duke Cannon lip balm
  2. Cooling towel – super handy if your guy works out a lot
  3. Nite Ize Original Gear Tie
  4. Scalp massager
  5. Wooden eyeglass holder – I love how this looks like a sculpture on my nightstand while still being useful.
  6. Star Wars Mad Libs – My husband got this in his stocking last year, and we had so much fun doing some Mad Libs as a family.
  7. LifeStraw
  8. Universal socket
  9. Car cleaning gel – Works great in the office too!

Under $20

  1. Chocolate peanut butter bites
  2. Dress socks
  3. Custom leather luggage tags
  4. PowerCore Power Bank
  5. From Crook to Cook Snoop Dogg Cookbook
  6. BIIB 9-In-1 Multitool Pen
  7. Slice ceramic box cutter – If your man always has to break down boxes, this is really helpful.
  8. Roam bike phone mount
  9. Fitness dice
  10. AstroAI digital tire pressure gauge – Literally just got this after a scary flat tire situation recently. It’s the best to always have in the glove compartment!
  11. Mini Tobasco hot sauce keychain – For the guy who needs hot sauce on everything.
  12. Beanie cap
  13. Classic aviator sunglasses
  14. Knitted fingerless wool gloves
  15. Streaming decider dice – No more scrolling for hours on Netflix and Prime. The dice decide.
  16. Cologne discovery set
  17. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands – Really handy for the dry winter months especially.
  18. Meat shredding claws – I got these for my BBQ smoking dad several years ago and they were an instant hit!
  19. Magnogrip magnetic wristband
  20. Corkcicle whiskey wedge
  21. Grill scraper
  22. NFL golf balls
  23. BBQ rub set
  24. Wild game jerky sampler
  25. Pocket blanket – A great idea if your hubs is outdoorsy and loves hiking or camping.
  26. Magnetic phone holder for car

Under $40

  1. Foodie dice
  2. Woodford Reserve old fashioned cocktail mix
  3. Tile Mates – THE solution if your man is constantly losing his keys.
  4. Leather men’s grooming kit
  5. Screwdriver bit set – Our go-to favorite set we tote around to every project.
  6. Jack Black beard oil
  7. Rechargeable hand warmer – So much better than constantly buying disposable hand warmers for football games or camping.
  8. Beer chiller sticks
  9. Boldify hair growth serum
  10. Echo Auto
  11. Mini Bluetooth speaker – This thing is tiny but mighty! We packed it in our carry-on to Jamaica and it was perfect to enjoy on the beach without taking up any packing space.
  12. Digital tape measure – Hands down the best tape measure ever. No more counting tick marks.

Worth the Splurge

  1. Brickell men’s anti-aging cream
  2. Meater Plus smart Wi-Fi meat thermometer – An awesome idea for the avid griller who doesn’t want to constantly check meat temps.
  3. Fossil Minimalist watch
best stocking stuffers for women

50 Stocking Stuffers for Women

I’d be happy with absolutely every single thing on this list- jewelry, chocolate, spa goodies, makeup, a little photography gear, some cozy weather essentials, and a cocktail book that combines literary knowledge with drink recipes (which I’m really hoping for this year… hint hint, babe).

Classic Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Women

If you need a jump start of what to look for in stores beyond the recommendations above, here are some stocking stuffers for men to keep in mind.

Under $10

  1. Tassel keychain phone charger – Great for a teenage girl too
  2. Tequila Mockingbird cocktail recipe book – I love that these cocktails have a literary twist!
  3. Tocca mini hand cream
  4. Crystal glass nail file
  5. Reminders of Him novel
  6. Bow stud earrings – My favorite earrings that I wear with everything.
  7. Light up compact mirror
  8. Stress relief aromatherapy hand sanitizer spray – When I was a teacher, I stocked up on this like it was a job. The scent is so relaxing I still the have candles and home scents for around our house.

Under $20

  1. Mini UV manicure light
  2. Silk pillowcase – Ever since I started using this pillowcase, my damaged hair has started healing and my break-out prone skin is improving.
  3. Mulling spice sachets – I love steeping this in red wine or cider when entertaining a crowd.
  4. Hammered bar pendant necklace
  5. CC cable knit beanie
  6. Oblong scarf
  7. Blue light filtering glasses
  8. Harney & Sons Paris tea – If your lady is a tea drinker, this one is absolutely the best.
  9. Prima Unwind Bath Gem
  10. Rifle Paper Co. checklist notepad – And all of the to-do list lovers said “amen”.
  11. Thermal fingerless gloves
  12. Hair tie bangle bracelet – My favorite way to dress up the hair tie always stuck on my wrist 24/7.
  13. Crafting holster – If you love using a hot glue gun on everything, you need this.
  14. Travel jewelry case
  15. Mini phone tripod
  16. Capri Blue Volcano tin candle – This scent has a cult following for a reason. It’s addictive!
  17. Chrome nail powder & top coat set
  18. UGG chenille socks
  19. Jade roller & gua sha facial set
  20. MakeUp Eraser

Under $40

  1. Mario Badescu facial spray set – Love these facial sprays especially in winter when dry skin needs some extra love.
  2. Tortoise AirPods case – So chic it doesn’t even look like an AirPods case!
  3. Cheese knives set
  4. iWalk power bank – I never leave home without this.
  5. Chef’n lime juicer – The Cadillac of lime juicers. My mom gave it to me last year, and I’m so surprised how often I use it.
  6. Colorful tea latte kit
  7. Olaplex Vibrant Shine Healthy Hair Kit
  8. Godiva chocolate truffle flight
  9. GrandeLash Enhancing Serum – I swear by this stuff for growing super long lashes.
  10. Philosophy Coconut Splash shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath – Just finished a bottle and I’m buying another. It smells like a luxe tropical vacation in the very best way.
  11. Electric wine aerator dispenser – This has been in my Amazon cart for weeks.
  12. Camera strap scarf
  13. William Morris tea towels
  14. Stanley tumbler
  15. Buxom plumping lip gloss
  16. Aperture picture frame – Love the classic shape of this!
  17. Minute mimosa sugar cube trio

Worth the Splurge

  1. Machete smart watch band
  2. Clinique Happy fragrance set – You can’t go wrong with this perfume ever.
  3. BeautyCounter Polish & Plump Facial Trio – I always stock up on this skincare brand. My favorite.
  4. Personalized scalloped pouch set
  5. Shearling slippers
  6. Custom monogrammed stationery – By far the most thoughtful stocking stuffer idea.
best stocking stuffers for teens

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens and College Students

Teens can be hard to shop for, but these teen stocking stuffer ideas are SO much fun! I can’t believe we’re already starting to creep into the teen years now that Olivia is 11.

The coolest is the portable hammock that can be folded into a pocket-sized pouch. I seriously wish I had the scrunchies with secret compartments as a teen since they ended up on my wrist most of the time anyway. And even as a grown adult, I still want the beginner calligraphy set.

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Classic Stocking Stuffers for Teens

If you need a jump start of what to look for in stores beyond the recommendations above, here are some stocking stuffers for men to keep in mind.

Under $10

  1. Glow in the dark bath bomb
  2. Tie dye bandaids – My girls LOVE these!
  3. Pocket hair brush
  4. Candy cane Chapstick
  5. Flexible phone stand
  6. “Reindeer Farts” cotton candy – Because every teen stocking needs a gag gift, right?
  7. Stanley tumbler charm – To go with the current teen obsession with Stanley cups. I don’t get it. But this is cute.
  8. Light up yo-yo
  9. Geometric earrings
  10. Pop Tarts card game
  11. 97 Things To Do Before You Finish High School book
  12. Fairy light photo clips – Got these for my teenaged nieces last year along with an Instax printer!
  13. Harry Potter snitch hot chocolate bomb
  14. Claw clips set
  15. Roped cord charm bracelet
  16. Lip balm holder keychain

Under $20

  1. LED bike wheel lights – Since it gets dark at like 4 in the afternoon anyway, this is a cool way for kiddos to still enjoy some bike riding time.
  2. Wreck This Journal – The perfect journal for the creative type who doesn’t like to stay inside the lines.
  3. Brain teaser gift card holder
  4. Pocky variety pack
  5. Sneaker balls – A MUST if you have a teen athlete in your house. Thank me later.
  6. Color changing mood nail polish
  7. Gold sunglasses
  8. Square sunglasses
  9. Goodfellow cologne sampler set
  10. Pacifica perfume sampler set – My 11 year-old really loves hers.
  11. Paracord bracelets
  12. Skateboard trainers
  13. Millennials v. Zoomers trivia game
  14. Bicycle repair kit
  15. Hidden pocket scrunchies – Hair accessories with secret compartments? Genius!
  16. Game of Phones
  17. Hurley beanie hat
  18. CC pom beanie
  19. Moodibars emoji chocolate sampler
  20. Checkered Popsocket
  21. Confetti Popsocket
  22. Therapy Dough
  23. Relative Insanity game
  24. Stick on phone wallet – For the teen guy who refuses to keep up with his wallet.

Under $40

  1. Portable hammock
  2. Quip timer electric toothbrush
  3. Philosophy shower gel set
  4. Burger socks box – Hilarious but still totally useful!
  5. Florence By Mills Mini & Mighty kit – My pre-teen got this as her first “fancy skincare”, and it was the perfect set for a beginner to makeup.
  6. Herschel wallet
  7. DIY crochet animal kit
  8. The Body Shop Tea Tree Mask – I’ve used this for years to tame acne breakouts. Works every time.
  9. Calligraphy kit
  10. Clip on phone ring light – A good idea for all those TikToker teens walking around.

Worth the Splurge

  1. Smart Rubik’s cube
  2. JBL clip-on Bluetooth speaker
best stocking stuffers for kids

50 Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Regan just recently turned 5, so we’ve hit this fun new stage where she can play with preschool activities, but she loves being challenged with science experiments and cooking in the kitchen with me. So many of these are super interactive and good for a wide range of ages from 3 to 9 years-old, if you have a little explorer’s stocking to stuff.

For something personal, throw in tickets to the local museum or aquarium, their favorite candy, or a letter from their favorite Disney character. We love showing Regan how we caught Santa on camera in our living room on Christmas Eve too.

Classic Stocking Stuffers for Kids

If you need a jump start of what to look for in stores beyond the recommendations above, here are some stocking stuffers for men to keep in mind.

Under $10

  1. Wikki Stix – We pack these in our carry-on bag to keep the 5 year-old entertained on airplanes.
  2. Dino bandaids
  3. Jacob’s ladder
  4. LEGO race car
  5. Classic Slinky
  6. Silly Scents markers
  7. Where’s Waldo? – Remember these? They were the best!
  8. Go Fish Alphabet cards – It’s fun but also sneaks in a little bit of reading education. Shhh.
  9. Color bath dropz – My go-to stocking stuffer! Kids at every age (even my pre-teen) loves these tablets that turn bath water bright colors.
  10. Guess Who? card game
  11. Coca-Cola LipSmacker
  12. Play-Doh pack
  13. Melissa & Doug stamp set
  14. Hair clips set
  15. Instant snow powder – It’s kind of a science experiment, and it’s oddly satisfying.
  16. Annie’s gummy snacks
  17. Thinking Putty – My kids play with this for literally hours.
  18. Bath finger puppets
  19. Water reveal activity pad

Under $20

  1. Train in a Tin
  2. Safari puzzle
  3. Light up electric timer toothbrush – So helpful for making sure those kiddos brush well. But it’s fun too.
  4. Secret decoder ring – Christmas Story, anyone? Just don’t make your kids decode “Ovaltine”.
  5. Edible bubbles
  6. Earflap beanie hat
  7. Pom pom beanie hat
  8. Spokester bicycle noisemaker – Did you ever put playing cards in your bike spokes to make motorcycle sounds while biking around the neighborhood? Well, this gave it an upgrade.
  9. Mini fossil dig set
  10. Kids’ cooking knife set – We gifted this to our daughter along with a Disney cookbook, and it was the best decision to teach her how to make her own fun snacks.
  11. Hair chalk
  12. Paint-by-numbers canvases – The kids love painting with us at the kitchen table when they need some unplugged time. Just turn on the French Cooking Music playlist on Spotify and pretend you’re in Paris.
  13. Bubble blowers
  14. Silly straws pack
  15. Moon nightlight
  16. Pick-Up Sticks game
  17. Travel size Trouble game or any travel sized game really.
  18. Piggy Paint non-toxic nail polish
  19. Winter gloves
  20. Bubble Podz
  21. Girls’ socks box
  22. Boys’ socks box
  23. Little Golden Books set – All the classics! Did you read these as a kid?
  24. Sandwich shapes cutters – A must-have for the PBJ enthusiast in your house.
  25. Build-a-snowman foam set
  26. Rainbow scratch art notes

Under $40

  1. Kids’ Bluetooth speaker
  2. Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel hair set – Absolutely get this if you have any elementary aged kids! We learned the hard way when we had a not-so-fun run in with lice recently. I stay stocked on Rosemary Repel now.
  3. Light up Bluetooth headphones
  4. Time teaching watch – Such a great idea to give your kids real world practice to read an analog clock.
  5. Owala water bottle
  6. Tamagotchi – Yep. These little digital critters we played with in middle school have made a comeback.

Worth the Splurge

  1. KidiZoom smart watch – My kids loved running around taking pictures of everything with this on their wrists.
  2. The Adventure Challenge Family Edition – More of a gift for the entire family than just one kid.
best stocking stuffers for babies and toddlers

50 Toddler & Baby Stocking Stuffer Ideas

There are so many sweet, little stocking stuffer ideas for babies and toddlers that I honestly could have added like 100 more.

I absolutely LOVE this baby’s first Christmas footprint ornament set. The “picky eaters” construction dinnerware set is pure genius. And really I’m a little salty that this Ted Lasso Little People set wasn’t around when my kids were babies.

Classic Stocking Stuffers for Babies & Toddlers

If you need a jump start of what to look for in stores beyond the recommendations above, here are some stocking stuffers for men to keep in mind.

Under $10

  1. Color changing nightlight
  2. Hello training toothpaste
  3. Once Upon a Farm snack pouch
  4. Potty training targets – If you have toddler boys, this will help for sure.
  5. Waterproof art smock – Use this for messy cooking too!
  6. Wooden percussion shakers
  7. Bath crayons – Even though my kids are 5 and 11, they still love these.
  8. Happybaby Puffs
  9. Happybaby Yogis
  10. NanaNubs teething massager – This totally saved us during some rough teething days.
  11. Frida Baby teether
  12. Baby Print ornament kit – Absolutely the sweetest idea to remember baby’s first Christmas forever.
  13. Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La board book
  14. Holiday Itzy Pal
  15. Fleece booties – Our babies would never keep shoes or socks on during winter. These were the only things that would stay on and keep their feet warm.

Under $20

  1. Silicone bib set
  2. Mary Meyer lovey
  3. Ryan & Rose pacifier – Didn’t know a pacifier could be chic, but here we are.
  4. Training cup
  5. Converse bootie socks – Because baby needs a little dose of punk rock style, yes?
  6. Top knot headband
  7. Era Organics Baby Balm
  8. Palm grasp crayons – The perfect first crayons.
  9. Dimpl Digits toy
  10. Ted Lasso Little People set – I don’t even have a baby anymore… but I want this.
  11. Sensory buckle pillow
  12. Toddler scavenger hunt game
  13. Melissa & Doug linkable farm animals – Fun while teaching toddlers about matching.
  14. Pretend food rattle set
  15. Infantino Super Soft Building Blocks
  16. Room and bath thermometer duck
  17. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas board book – Definitely one to keep in the Christmas storybook stash.
  18. Lovevery Montessori rolling rattle
  19. Ergonomic baby cutlery
  20. WubbaNub pacifier holder

Under $40

  1. Muslin swaddle blanket set
  2. Alpaca bonnet – This vintage style bonnet has my heart!
  3. Fat Brain pipSquigz
  4. Easy Clean Finger Paint
  5. Old Skool Vans shoes – Our toddlers were HARD on shoes, but these surprisingly held up perfectly.
  6. Montessori busy book
  7. Constructive Eating placemat & plate – Get this if you have a picky eater. Works every time.
  8. Sensory pegboard
  9. Comotomo bottle pack
  10. Hatch Portable Sound Machine – We credit the Hatch for any length of sleep we got during our baby’s first year.
  11. Baby Einstein Toddler Jams boombox
  12. Lovevery Peg People

Worth the Splurge

  1. Solly Baby Wrap – I would have never gotten any task done around the house during the baby days without her snuggled against me in this.
  2. Tubby Todd bundle – Yeah, it’s on the pricey side, but it is a God send for diaper rashes and baby eczema. It worked so better than anything else we tried.

Do you have any stocking stuffer favorites you usually add to the list? Or anything you’re hoping to find in your stocking this year?

In the end, as long as I get to sip coffee in our living room surrounded by family and laughter on Christmas morning, that’s really all I need. The Christmas gifts are just a bonus.

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  1. Thank you for such an extensive list! Stocking stuffers are always the hardest for me. I hope you don’t mind, but I shared your list with my blog subscribers! (I also shared your site as the source!)