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70 Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Stand Out From the Rest

The best gift ideas for Christmas 2021 come in small packages.

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Trevor Raab

Even if you haven’t figured out what you're gifting your family this year, you can easily check off “buy stocking stuffers” from your list of to-dos. Sure, it they may not be as exciting as searching for big ticket items, like laptops or luxury gifts, but sometimes these teeny gadgets are more useful that you may think. You can even pick some of these up while you're running errands!

Plus, with options like tiny tech gadgets, brilliant beauty buys, and more useful everyday items, stocking stuffers are so much fun, too! You may even find some things for yourself along the way.

We put together a list of the best stocking stuffer ideas that are perfect for anyone in your family — your brothers, sisters, partners, or best friends — no matter how hard they are to shop for.

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For the Foul-Mouthed Relative
‘Calm the F*ck Down Adult Coloring Book
Irreverent Book Series

If your bud can’t stop dropping F-bombs, help them release some of that pent-up stress with an affordable adult coloring book that’ll keep them entertained and at ease. 

Each page features stunning abstract doodles that are coupled with hilarious, sassy sayings, like “How about a nice cup of shut the f*ck up?” and “It’s called karma, and it’s pronounced ‘Ha Ha, f*ck you.’”

More: 70+ Best Christmas Gift Ideas Even Santa Would Approve Of

For the Camper
lcfun Outdoor Windproof Waterproof Lighter
Now 11% off

This lighter is waterproof and windproof, so they’ll never struggle lighting anything while camping again. Unlike most lighters that require gas or butane for use, it features a built-in rechargeable lithium battery, and stays charged for up to 2 hours.

For the Coworker Who Doodles During Meetings
Bob Ross by the Numbers
RP Minis
Now 47% off

This comical, yet practical gift will make the whole office go hysterical when you gift it to your work wife at the annual holiday party.

For the Whole Family
Relative Insanity Party Game
Play Monster

They’ve probably seen this game played on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon or the Rachael Ray Show. It’s similar to Cards Against Humanity, but less vulgar and better for the whole family. They’ll want to open it right away and play with everyone at the party.

More: Thoughtful Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

For the Best Gag Gifter
Wine Condoms
Wine Condoms

A fun gift that'll be an automatic hit, this set of six wine condoms can be used to preserve any bottle of wine. Just tear open the package and slip it on the mouth of the bottle. It's hilarious and functional!

More: Giggle-Worthy White Elephant Gifts That Everyone Will Want to Steal

For the Person Always Misplacing Things
Apple AirTag

If the person on your list is an Apple enthusiast, they'll be thrilled to find an AirTag in their stocking. This cool tracker is easy to set up, has access to Apple's unrivaled Find My network, and has best-in-class privacy and security features.

For the Sister With Great Hair
invisibobble Original Traceless Spiral Hair Ties

Help her maintain her luscious mane with a trio of traceless hair ties that won’t slip on silky strands, tangle on thicker trestles, or leave harsh marks long after she lets down her ’do.

For the Loved One Who Hates Waxing
Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover
Finishing Touch

This may seem like more of a personal gift, but with more than 26,000 raving Amazon reviews, trust us — this handy painless hair remover is on her wish list. 

Peach fuzz and pesky facial hair buzzes right off, revealing flawless smooth skin.

Tiny Trinket Organizer
Vlando Macaron Small Jewelry Box

This tiny trinket box isn't only adorable, but it'll also keep jewelry tangle-free during travel. There are compartments for earrings and rings, keeping everything right where it needs to be. 

For the One Who Knows When to Hold ’Em
Provision Playing Cards

Each card in this standard 52-card deck has a unique, hand-illustrated design, making this stocking stuffer feel much more personal than a regular old deck of cards.

For the Friend Who Still Uses a Daily Planner
Fine-Point Colored Journaling Pens
Now 23% off

Get 24 fun, bright colors in this pen set. The fine tip makes them perfect for journaling, drawing, and more. Plus, they're made with a water-based ink, meaning you won't get any bleed-through on your paper of choice.

For the One Who's Short on Outlets
GE Wall Tap
Now 11% off

This genius outlet-multiplying solution is a great affordable, alternative to adding an extension cord. It turns one outlet into three without additional wires or floor space, and can be plugged into the top or bottom outlet without covering up the one that's not in use.

For the Constant Coffee Drinker
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker

Everyone knows that person who can't function until they have their espresso. This mini espresso maker is the perfect on-the-go gadget that works with any Nespresso brand capsules. They can toss in their favorite brew, add hot water, and pour. Cheers!

A Sweet-Smelling Surprise
Wood Freshener

Drift's air freshener comes disguised as a stylish décor piece that you can hang on your car's visor. It's more attractive than plastic versions, and it lasts longer, thanks to the wood that diffuses the scent. You can even gift a subscription, which would send a new freshener every month to your giftee.

For the Amateur Mixologist
The Cocktail Box Co. The Gin & Tonic Kit
The Cocktail Box Co.

Perfect for the frequent entertainer who enjoys experimenting with cocktails, this kit includes pretty much everything they need (except alcohol!) to whip up a delicious bartender-style craft beverage anywhere.

For Your Much-Loved Doggo
Organic Paw Wax for Dog Paws
Paw Nectar
Now 15% off

Just like humans, dogs get chapped skin, but on the bottoms of their paws. Before taking them out in the wintry weather, protect their paws from cracking by smearing some of this natural wax on their pads. 

The formula (made of coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E, and lavender oil) also helps heal damaged paws, and it's safe for owners to use on their hands. It's also scent-free, so your dog won't immediately lick the formula right off!

For the Master Chef
Black Truffle Sea Salt
San Francisco Salt Company

The chef in your life will love trying these flavored salts from the nationally acclaimed San Francisco Salt Company, including this savory sea salt infused with black truffles.

For the Bearded Fellow
Every Man Jack Beard + Face Wash
Every Man Jack
Now 25% off

Practical stocking stuffers definitely have their place, and he'll be looking fresher than ever thanks to you. This face wash will leave his beard moisturized and residue-free. 

For the Shutterbug
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera

If you are getting a gift for the person who's always snapping photos, they'll be sure to love this. This instant camera combines the vintage look of a traditional film camera with the ease of a Polaroid camera. All they have to do is aim, snap, and share the photos they take.  

For Everyday Carry
Ultimate 11-in-1 Survival Credit Card Multitool

This multitool slides perfectly into a wallet for survival on the go. It has 11 different tools in one, ranging from a bottle opener to a screwdriver to a ruler.

The Ultimate Lounge Accessory
Jambys House Shorts

The perfect pair of lounge shorts does exist — and they're beyond comfy. Jambys are made out of super soft modal fabric, which keeps the person wearing them cool and cozy. They're unisex, so anyone and everyone can wear them, and they even have pockets. 

For the Outdoor Enthusiast
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Now 42% off

A fantastic alternative to iodine tablets and bulky purifiers, LifeStraw filters up to 1,000 gallons of contaminated water to remove 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of protozoan. 

It's an essential for hiking and camping, but they'll also want to keep it around for traveling, emergencies, and natural disasters as a precaution. 

For the Eco-Friendly Thinker
Sunseeke Silicone Straws Set
Now 23% off

Add a little color to their life with this 12-pack of reusable silicone straws that come in a variety of vibrant hues. The odor-resistant straws are taste-free, so the flavors of your favorite bev won't be altered, and they come with carrying cases and a cleaning brush, too.

More: Do Your Part and Use Less Plastic With These Reusable Straws

For Your Socially Conscious Friend
LottoLove Scratch Off Cards

Don't be fooled. This isn't your typical scratch-off lottery card. LottoLove is the first scratch-off card with a social mission, and that's something we can get behind! 

Stuff your loved one's stocking with one (or several) of these cards, and once they scratch, a charitable gift will be revealed — ranging from one week of clean water, four months of solar light, one set of literacy tools, and more.

The amount of the gift varies each time — and not only are you supporting a great cause, but you're supporting a small business that donates a portion of their proceeds to their nonprofit partners.

For the Insomniacs
House of Wise CBD Sleep Gummies
House of Wise

For those who have trouble falling asleep, these gummies may help. They're infused with 25 mg of CBD and 5 mg of melatonin, both of which help you relax and help your body get ready for sleep. Sweet dreams lie ahead! 

For the Conscious Cosmetics Consumer
The Original MakeUp Eraser
Makeup Eraser
Now 14% off

Using wasteful makeup wipes can be a mere memory with this plush, reusable cloth that can clear away all traces of makeup — even waterproof formulas — with just water. It's equivalent to 3,600 wipes, and can easily be machine-washed up to 1,000 times for conscious convenience.

For the Gym Rat
Soundcore by Anker Life A1 True Wireless Earbuds

Our favorite true wireless earbuds under $50, the Life A1 earbuds have an IPX7 rating for water resistance, 9 hours of battery life, and are USB-C compatible — all of which are impressive features to have in an affordable pair of earbuds.

For the Wino
Edgy Premium Wine Foil Cutter
Erica Murphy
Edgy Wine

We are obsessed with the Edgy wine foil cutter, and it makes a great stocking stuffer for the wino in your life. It makes opening up a bottle of wine way easier, and only takes a few twists to get a solid cut.

To Keep Their Drink Cold
Flannel Can Holder

Made with two layers of insulation, this flannel koozie keeps your hands dry while keeping your drink cold. It's the perfect stocking stuffer for an outdoorsy person in your life.

30 Huppy Toothpaste Tablets

We're all trying to be a bit more environmentally friendly, and starting small is the easiest way to make more sustainable swaps. 

Huppy creates toothpaste tablets that reduce waste because they aren't packaged in plastic (the packets they come in are compostable), and each tablet is perfectly portioned for a good teeth cleaning. Maybe throw in a bamboo toothbrush with this one. 

For the Apple Watch Wearer
Tortoise Shell Apple Watch Band
Light House

Swap their silicone watch band for something more stylish. This resin band is tough, so it's great for everyday wear, and the tortoiseshell pattern is the perfect neutral that'll go with any outfit. 

For the One Who Likes to Party
JBL CLIP 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Got a friend who loves to throw a good party? She doesn't need a big speaker for bigger sound. 

This waterproof speaker from JBL will will keep going for up to 8 hours. It also has NFC connectivity that’ll easily pair with compatible devices to make party planning a breeze.

More: Bring the Party Anywhere With These Portable Bluetooth Speakers

For the Gossip Girl
Jaciya 6-Pack Hair Elastic Scrunchies

Add the perfect touch to their winter wardrobe. These knotted bow hair tie scrunchies elevate a simple ponytail with any outfit.

For the Family Member Always on 1%
Anker PowerCore III Portable Charger
Now 13% off

With this Anker phone charger, they'll be able to power up faster than any computer USB port could do. When it's fully charged, you can get multiple charges and charge more than one device at a time, thanks to its multiple USB ports.

For Late-Night Readers
Vekkia/LuminoLite Rechargeable Book Light

Nothing beats the feeling of holding a book in your hands, smelling the ink and paper as you flip the pages ... until you have to turn the lights out and stop reading so you don't wake anyone else in the room up. 

This rechargeable book light won't go out when you most need it, and once the battery dies, just give it a good charge and move on to the next chapter.

For the Friend Who Can Take Some Heat
Mini TRUFF Hotter Sauce (Set of 4)

A truffle-infused hot sauce? With the same sweetness as their usual hot sauce, this set kicks up the heat a bit. You'll definitely spice up their holiday dishes in an unusual, yet delicious way. 

Break up the set to give to multiple family members, or treat a true spice enthusiast to all four bottles.

For the Friend Who's Always Looking for an Outlet
Native Union Night Cable
Native Union

With a whopping 10 feet of cable, this extended charger won't keep them tied to an outlet. A reinforced outer structure won't easily fray like most Apple chargers, and with high-speed charging up to 2.4 Amps, their phone will be fully juiced up and ready to go in no time.

For the Skincare-Savvy
Mario Badescu Facial Spray Set
Mario Badescu

These fan-favorite Mario Badescu facial sprays will last them all winter long! They'll love finding both the rosewater-scented spray and the green tea and aloe one buried in their stocking! These are ideal for keeping skin hydrated during the cold-weather months.

A Cozy Case for AirPods
Native Union Curve Case for AirPods Pro
Native Union

This grippy case will make your AirPods stand out among a sea of white cases, and it'll also feel nice when you put your pods back in their case after using them. There are six different colors to choose from, too.

For the Friend Who Monograms EVERYTHING
Anthropologie Monogram Pendant Necklace

With this gift, you can choose any letter to be strung on a brass chain. It's a personalized gift that'll go with any style.

For Sommeliers in Training
Tribella Wine Aerator

Wow your family sommelier with a fancy aerator this holiday season. By using three different spouts, the Tribella aerator adds air into a glass of wine without the messy drips and spills, helping some of the wine's flavors come out. Plus, it just looks cool. 

A Slim Latte Helper
Golde Superwhisk

Apartment dwellers and small space occupiers can agree: Sometimes, there just isn't space for a full-sized milk frother. This handy-dandy wand frother not only saves space, but it makes a froth that rivals that of a full-sized machine. It’s USB-rechargeable, and it even comes with a cover to keep it clean when it's not in use.

For Light Sleepers
Loop Experience Noise-Reduction Ear Plugs

Loud concerts and city noise can take a toll on the ol’ eardrums, and some ear plugs just don’t cut it. Foam ones tend to fall out, and let’s be real, they aren’t cute. These ear plugs by Loop aren’t only functional, but they’re fashionable, too. Plus, we love them!

A Sustainable Sock
Neon Please Recycle Quarter Crew Sock
Girlfriend Collective

Socks may seem like a boring gift, but when they’re made from recycled water bottles? That’s a lot more exciting. These neon wonders will look great with their favorite pair of sneakers and the “please recycle” text peeking out.

A Classic Eyeshadow Palette
Mini Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay

The Naked palette by Urban Decay is a cult favorite for good reason. The colors are universally flattering, and they feel like butter as you apply them. This mini version of the palette has all the needed shades for the perfect soft smoky eye. 

For Staying Trim
Gold Candle Wick Trimmer
Hotel Lobby Candle

Trimming candle wicks is the number-one way to keep the candle from tunneling and getting soot all over the glass. These sleek trimmers are made to keep your candles in tip-top shape. Plus, they just look nice next to your favorite scent!

For the Foodie Who's Always Freezing
Burrito Tortilla Blanket

Help them bundle up and stay cozy with a blanket that resembles their favorite comfort food. This speckled flannel blanket looks just like a real tortilla, and four sizes ensure that there's plenty of room to keep their feet wrapped, too! 

For the Writers
A5 Hardcover Notebook

Know someone who writes everything down? Gift them this luxurious feeling notebook made from recycled stone (which is mostly calcium carbonate). 

The pages are water-resistant and pretty much impossible to tear, so this notebook is built to last (but will biodegrade when they're done using it). 

For the Imaginative Kid
ZIPIT Monster Pencil Case
Now 20% off

Keep all your pencils and pens in one place. This adorable googly-eyed-monster case comes in seven different colors and makes the perfect stocking stuffer for those heading back to school after the holidays.

For the One Who Needs a Wallet
Herschel Supply Co. Hank RFID Bifold Wallet

Durable and versatile, this Herschel wallet has a currency pouch for cash, slip pockets, and three card slots. Because isn't it time your buddy upgraded his wallet from college? 

For the Germaphobe
by Humankind Hand Sanitizer
by Humankind

After months of dousing their hands in drying sanitizer, no doubt your recipient's hands are begging for some hydration. This germ- and bacteria-busting gel contains moisturizing hyaluronic acid that helps skin hold water. 

Its eucalyptus and grapefruit scents both smell great, but there's also an unscented option for more sensitive skin types.

For Musicians Who Always Need a Pick in a Pinch
Pick-a-Palooza DIY Guitar Pick Punch

Guitar picks are a basic necessity for every guitarist, but they're also one of the most easy-to-lose things on the planet. Constantly replacing them can get expensive over time, so get them a guitar-pick punch that allows them to make their own picks out of old credit cards, gift cards, and even IDs.

For the Suited-Up Dude
The Tie Bar Dotted Report Pocket Square
The Tie Bar

We always love a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) pocket square in someone's accessory arsenal. It's a solid stocking stuffer for the young adult in the family who's just landed that first big job that requires him to dress up a bit for his daily grind.

For Four-Legged Friends
Wild Ones Toy Kit
Wild One

Furry friends deserve a stocking, too! These chic toys are durable for super chewers, and they're made with 100% natural rubber and cotton — something both the owners and their pets will be happy about.  

For the Bestie Who Likes to Spill the Tea
Fred & Friends MANATEA Silicone Tea Infuser
Fred & Friends

This friendly manatee infuser will shake up tea time with a perforated hollow tail that can be stuffed with your BFF's favorite selection of loose leaves. Let him hang out in a steamy bath of hot water, and in no time, a perfectly brewed cup will be ready for sipping or spilling.

All Fun and Games
In the Loop

The best games don't always have a winner, and this one is no exception. Alleyoop is a game that brings people together through questions and prompts. 

Sharing funny stories, reflecting on childhood memories, and fun tasks will have you and your friends laughing all night long. When you're done, you'll feel like you're back in the loop with everyone you played with. 

For the Sister Who Needs to De-Stress
Lagunamoon Essential Oils
Now 38% off

Complete with a set of six super fragrant essential oils, your recipient will obsess over soothing scents like lemongrass, peppermint, orange, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree. 

Each offers a different aromatherapy benefit, so they can easily mix and match depending on their mood.

For the Accessory-Obsessed
Resin Hoop Earrings

Get on the hoop-earring trend with this resin and gold pair. They're chic, sleek, and stylish, and they'll never go out of style.

For the Home Hair Stylists
Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Pure Oil Blend
Melanin Haircare

Stocking stuffer season means cold weather is upon us, which can do a number on hair and skin. Thanks to this multipurpose oil, whoever you gift this to will be glowy and moisturized during the holiday season and beyond — and thanks to a blend of argan, baobab, and vitamin E oil, this formula also soaks in quickly without sacrificing moisture. We're also big fans of Melanin Haircare's T-shirt hair towel

For the Beauty Queen
beautyblender Makeup Sponge

If you know someone who loves makeup, trust us, they can always use an extra Beauty Blender. It’s washable, reusable, and lasts for about 3 months when taken care of with proper cleaning. They'll have a flawless face, all thanks to you!

To Create the Perfect Earscape
Kendra Scott Starburst Charm Huggie Earrings
Kendra Scott

They'll fall in love with these earrings the moment they pull them out of their stocking. These tiny gold hoops are the perfect everyday earring. (They also come in silver.)

The starburst is a nice little touch of bling, but the charms come off if you prefer a more simple look. 

For the Cinephile
Fire TV Stick 4K

For the major cinephiles, this ultimate streaming tool is a must-have. This model is the most powerful of all the Fire Sticks Amazon makes, allowing users to watch videos in 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and more without any lag time or quality compromise. 

Plus, it's compatible with pretty much any TV, so they'll have endless movie and show options at the push of a button.

The Bare Necessities
Cheeky Cocktails 4 Bottle Kit
Cheeky Cocktails

Sometimes the simplest ingredients are the ones that make the cocktail. Cheeky makes syrups and juices for just about any type of cocktail you could imagine, and you can even customize a kit of four with whatever ingredient you or your giftee would use most. 

For the Beauty Gadget-Obsessed
Foreo Lune Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush
Now 30% off

This little facial cleaning brush is a little pricey, but it's totally worth it for the skincare lover in your life. Perfect for all skin types, this brush has three different cleansing zones made of ultra soft, medical-grade silicone. The gift of good skin is priceless!

For the CBD Lover
Sagely Naturals CBD Roll-On Stress Treatment
Sagely Naturals

CBD-infused products are all the rage. If they’re already on board, they’ll love this roll-on treatment that will relieve stress and make them feel tranquil and relaxed.

For a Mindful Moment
‘Women + Patterns + Plants: A Self-Care Coloring Book’ by Sarina Mantle
Liminal 11

No matter how old you are, it's always important to take a moment to do something meditative, like coloring! This book is full of gorgeous line drawings that you can bring to life with some colored pencils or markers.

For the Friend Who's Always on Their Phone
PhoneSoap 3 UV Cell Phone Sanitizer

If your friend can't last more than a few seconds without touching their phone, this bacteria-busting solution will help keep their hefty usage healthy. 

Once placed inside, two germicidal UV-C bulbs will sanitize their phone, killing an impressive 99.99% of harmful bacteria and germs for safer handling.

A Squeaky-Clean Choice
Scrub Daddy Sponge
Scrub Daddy

These multipurpose sponge set can do it all. Dishes, stains, and baked-on grease are no match for its scrubby surface. It's a favorite of ours, and we've found they're useful outside the kitchen, too. The neat nicks in your life will love finding this one in their stocking.

A Tech Gadget to Help the Environment
Pale Blue AA Rechargeable Batteries
Pale Blue

Even as we get more high tech every day, there are still some things in our lives that need batteries. That's where these rechargeable ones come in — rather than throwing a bunch of batteries in the garbage, simply charge these ones right back up when the juice runs out.

More: Pale Blue's Rechargeable Batteries Are Better for You and the Environment

For the Friend Who Always Loses Their Lip Balm
PopSockets PopGrip Lips

This genius lip balm attaches to the back of their phone for convenient moisturizing wherever they go. 

It also features a retractable ergonomic phone holder grip that pops out accordion-style to make snapping a selfie or streaming their favorite shows way more comfortable.

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