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18 best stocking stuffers for everyone on your list in 2023

Stocking stuffers may be small in size but can bring on big smiles. Find thoughtful ideas for men, women, teens, kids and pets. 

Published Oct 27, 2023
5 min. reading time
Collage of face masks, airpods case, nerf shooter and beard grooming kit. against red, green and yellow background

Everyone loves getting stocking stuffers and a big reason they’re so fun to receive is because they’re often less predictable — if you, as the gift giver, choose wisely. 

Rather than filling up someone’s Christmas stocking with the same old fuzzy socks or lip balm, we’ve got you covered with some thoughtful and unexpected stocking stuffer ideas that will be crowd-pleasers. 

Choose from our favorite stocking stuffers ranging from skincare to tech accessories and games, and prepare to enjoy the look on your loved ones’ faces come Christmas morning. 

Plus, many of these editor-approved picks are affordable, so you can shop these mini gifts without breaking the bank.

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e.l.f. SKIN Daily Hydration Moisturizer
$8 at Amazon
Image of Peter Thomas Roth Hello, Mask Besties! 5-Piece Mask Kit
Face masks
Peter Thomas Roth Hello, Mask Besties! 5-Piece Mask Kit
$19 at Ulta
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Dog treats
Bocce's Bakery Fireside Apple Pie Treats for Dogs
$4.31 at Amazon
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Mobile phone wrist strap
SYSUII Beaded Mobile Phone Lanyard Wrist Strap
$7.39 at Amazon

Know someone who has pretty parched skin? They’ll enjoy this daily moisturizer as it’s lightweight yet nourishing and absorbs easily. Formulated for all skin types, it contains soothing, skin-enhancing ingredients, such as aloe, jojoba oil, shea butter, vitamin E and grapeseed oil. Bonus: It’s vegan and cruelty-free. 

If you’re not sure of what to get for the skincare junkie in your life, this Peter Thomas Roth mask kit is a great option. 

You get five face masks that address different skin concerns; the cucumber gel mask hydrates, soothes and detoxes, the pumpkin mask exfoliates to reveal a brighter complexion, the 24K gold mask lifts and firms, the Water Drench Hydrating Gel plumps and moistens and finally, the Therapeutic Sulfer mask clears acne and helps to prevent it.

Dog treats

Got someone on your list who has one or multiple furry friends? Their pups will be more than happy to snack on these apple pie treats this holiday season. With a winning combination of apple, cinnamon and cheese, they’re made from healthy, tail-wagging ingredients. 

Also, a 4.6-star average rating from nearly 18,000 reviewers is all the proof you need to know these are puppy pleasers. 

Mobile phone wrist strap

A tween or teen in your life will stan this smiley face mobile phone wrist strap. It adds a cute and whimsical touch to their phone — or doubles up as a bag or keyring accessory. 

Nail polish

Essie expressie, Quick-Dry Nail Polish in burgundy
Photo: Amazon

One of the most popular nail polishes on Amazon, this Essie Espressie nail polish dries quickly and is available in a wide range of colors, so you can match it to someone’s festive mood or their favorite shade. An angled brush allows for easy application, even if you’re not using your dominant hand. We also love that this has a vegan formula and is not tested on animals. 

Formulated with lavender essential oil and shea butter, this L'Occitane Shea Lavender Extra-Gentle Soap not only smells calming but nourishes the skin too. It’s just the right size for travel and it won’t dry out your skin.

Champagne flute

Ideal for the person who loves their champagne, this Brumate champagne flute is a great gift if you’re looking for adult stocking stuffer ideas. It features the brand’s BevGuard insulation and signature lid, which keeps drinks ice-cold and carbonation locked in, so you still get bubbles with every sip. 

The 6-ounce size holds twice the amount of a regular flute, so you can even use it for cocktails. Choose from 11 colors for an extra happy Christmas.

Practical and handy for anyone on the go, this optical mouse has a USB corded connection and is PC and Mac compatible. It features a 27-inch retractable cable so there are no tangled cords to deal with and it’s small and compact. Just plug it in and it’s ready to use, making it a small gift that’s suitable for any age and level of tech savviness.  

Stocking stuffers for kids don’t have to just be candy and trinkets. They can have fun yet functional gifts too. This Beast pencil box is sturdy and lightweight and has a soft anti-scratch interior. Plus, what child doesn’t love googly eyes?

Also, it’s not only intended for storing pencils — although it can hold up to 60.  Kids can use it for stowing crafts too. If it gets dirty, simply machine wash it on a gentle cycle and it’ll be as good as new.

Lip sleeping mask set

Skincare sleep masks make great Christmas stocking stuffers and this set of lip sleeping mask minis from Laniege will soften and exfoliate anyone’s lips gently when applied. 

There are five different variants and they each contain a berry fruit complex, coconut oil, shea butter, murumuru seed butter and vitamin C to nourish and deliver lasting moisture. A little goes a long way and you’ll wake up with a soft and smooth pucker in the morning.

Adult card game

Unstable Unicorns NSFW Card Game
Photo: Amazon

Unstable Unicorns

You save $5.49 (27.45%)

What about a fun card game for adult stocking stuffers? The NSFW version of Unstable Unicorns is an entertaining way to get friends together for an innocent laughing session until strategy and destruction happen. This game has won the 2019 People’s Choice Award for Toy of the Year and has a 4.7-star average rating from more than 31,000 users, so you know it’s a popular one. 

For the bearded and mustached men in your life, this beard grooming kit is a handy one to have wherever they go. It comes with a pocket-sized brush, two-sided comb and small scissors so they can massage, brush and trim their facial hair for a quick refresh.

Great things can come in small packages since the brush and comb are made of bamboo, which is long-lasting, durable and high quality

Add some sparkle into someone’s life with these bling AirPods case, a glam idea of a stocking stuffer for women. The case doesn’t just look pretty and shiny, it’s scratch-resistant, shock-absorbent and wireless charging compatible too. If you know someone who doesn’t leave the house without their Airpods, this is the gift for them.

This coloring set makes a great stocking stuffer for kids, especially if they’re fans of Disney princesses.  Parents will also favor this option since the markers are No Mess Markers. This means the ink will only appear on Color Wonder Paper, so no more markings on the walls or clothing. 

The set comes with five color wonder markers and 18 coloring pages in travel-friendly folder-style packaging to keep kids entertained.

Small and compact, this NERF blaster toy is a fun stocking stuffer that will encourage family-frendly battles among both kids and adults. Easy to operate, this set includes two Nerf Elite foam darts that are great for indoor and outdoor play. Get this for friends who enjoy getting in touch with their inner child, or kids who like competitive games.

Cat toy

Skitter Critters Catnip Cat Toys with 3 mice
Photo: Amazon

Skitter Critters Catnip Cat Toys

You save $1.91 (47.87%)

These catnip toys are too cute not to get for kitties. Soft, fuzzy and filled with catnip, they’re irresistible to cats. It’s the perfect gift for keeping cats entertained and exercised.

Scented candles are a crowd pleaser, especially during festive seasons when most want to set a cozy vibe at home.  This candle boasts a pleasant scent with aloe and bergamot — and this glass jar candle will make any living space look more inviting. Additionally, this candle contains no parabens or phthalates. 

Cell phone holder

VIVI MAO Gooseneck Cell Phone Holder mounted on a desk
Photo: Amazon

For smartphone users who prefer a hands-free experience, the VIVI MAO Gooseneck Cell Phone Holder makes a great gift idea. 

It features a long 80-centimetre arm that bends in all directions and a claw clamp that’s 360-degree adjustable. Plus, it can be mounted to a bed frame, nightstand, desk or countertop. 

If you’re buying for someone who enjoys watching videos on their phone in bed or need their hands free for other tasks while watching a tutorial, this is one of the most practical Christmas gifts to give. 

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Sherelyn Goh

A former women's lifestyle magazine editor, Sherelyn Goh has worked with all things beauty, health, style and travel and finds a thrill in discovering and testing new products. Based in Kuala Lumpur, she enjoys food, travel, working out and cooking.

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