Some of the best gifts come in the smallest packages, but finding items that are cost effective, useful, and actually fit into a stocking can be challenging. That’s why we’ve made a list of the best stocking stuffers that are perfect for any age and budget. These gifts can also be included in your own stocking, because, after all, it’s “the season to be merry” and treat yourself too, right?
Idea #1: Cozy Drink Accessories
Any tea lovers on your list? If so, we have the perfect gift idea for you. The adorable “Dear Santa” Tea Infuser gift set from Big Lots for $8 comes with a Santa hat shaped infuser, peppermint tea, and a clear mug with a “Dear Santa I can explain” message on it, adding excitement to any Christmas morning. In case they get distracted, the Mr. Coffee Mug warmer from Bed, Bath & Beyond for just $10.99 will allow them to come back to a nice, hot beverage.
Idea #2: Small and Sweet Christmas Treats
Whether it’s an extra sugar rush you’re after or just a delicious treat for the kids, chocolate and candy are always a crowd favourite. The great thing about this stocking stuffer is that you can go as fancy as you want (Godiva for $13.96 to $41.96), or as simple (Sour Patch Kids Candy Canes from Walmart for $2.24), as you like. We also know that every home has at least one person who is concerned about knocking off the holiday weight after, so a healthier option like the Equal Exchange Organic dark chocolate bars are currently available for $2.99 each.
Idea #3: Sparkly Decor
Another great and affordable gift to slip into a stocking is a beautiful Christmas tree ornament or lights. A personalized version, like the Rustic Snowflake ornament from Walgreens for $19.99 is the extra magical touch you need. There’s even a Christmas Craft Kit from Michaels for $3.99 for kids to create their own.
Idea #4: Holiday Tunes
For those hard-to-buy-for people on your list, you can’t go wrong with the gift of music. The Altic Lancing Nanopods Wireless Headphones for $29.99 at Academy Sports+Outdoors are perfect for people who like to listen to their Christmas classics (cue the Michael Buble) on-the-go. For those who want to practice their carol singing in a more private setting (yes, of course we mean the shower), a waterproof shower speaker is your best bet. Walmart has loads of bluetooth shower speakers to choose from, starting at $9.99.
Idea #5: The Best Christmas Selfie
Whether your giftee wants to capture THE Christmas selfie or record themselves mastering a Tik Tok dance move, having the best lighting is a must. The Ring fill light, stand and phone holder for $12.22 can brighten up any self-portrait taken at night or in a dark room with its adjustable brightness.
Idea #6: Wintery Aromas
The Homeline Apple Cinnamon Candles from Family Dollar will give your home the festive, wintery smells you desire. They’re great for every room in the house, and mixing and matching different scents is always encouraged. If your giftee already owns or is getting an oil diffuser, toss this Art Naturals essential oils set from Rite Aid for $13.19 in their stocking to help set the festive mood.