Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Explore great stocking stuffer ideas that ensure excitement and enjoyment! Find stocking stuffer ideas for him and her, for your friends and family, and everyone else on your Christmas gift list this holiday season.

Explore great stocking stuffer ideas that ensure excitement and enjoyment! Find stocking stuffer ideas for him and her, for your friends and family.


Stocking Stuffers

The perfect stocking stuffer is an inexpensive, small gift that you can slip in the stocking and will provide delight come Christmas Eve or morning. Great stocking stuffer ideas usually include items that are unique, small accessories that fit the person's interests and sweet treats. has items to fill the stocking of any family member — it's just a matter of learning how to choose the right items.

Stocking Stuffers for Children

To ensure excitement as children dig into stockings on Christmas morning, choose a mix of unexpected and well-loved toys, gadgets and other items. Older children may appreciate a movie or book, especially if it's one in a favourite series. Other great stocking stuffer options for tweens and teens include makeup, brain teasers, a card game or miniature board game, fun stationery items or small items to support a hobby or interest. Consider things such as guitar picks, paint brushes, coloured pencils or cell phone accessories.

Younger children tend to appreciate lots of small toys. Action figures, small animals (stuffed or otherwise), little dolls, bubble sets and age-appropriate gadgets are all good ideas. Colouring or activity books and crayons are also popular with young children, as are small hand-held games or board books. Arts and craft supplies and kits can help fill a stocking and keep kids busy during holiday breaks.

Stocking Stuffers for Adults

Don't leave older family members out of the fun. Adults enjoy opening a stocking and finding various small gifts inside, too. You can turn to the kitchen, bathroom or tool bench for inspiration for many adults this holiday season. Consider a fun shot glass or a themed bottle opener for adults who enjoy tending home bar or a new measuring tape or other gadget for anyone who loves to tackle DIY projects.

When looking for the perfect gift for someone's stocking, keep their interests in mind. Someone who crochets might like a stocking stuffed with balls of yarn while a birdwatcher might appreciate a book on local birds or bird calls.

Sometimes you want to prepare a little stocking for an adult you don't know quite that well. Thoughtful, but more general, items such as candles, soaps or travel mugs are often appreciated by any adult.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Some stocking stuffer gifts go over well with people of all ages. Sweet or salty treats are a great idea for almost anyone. Slip a candy cane, chocolate bar or bag of nuts into a stocking to bring a bit more enjoyment to Christmas morning. Just remember to choose items that fit any special diet concerns or preferences if possible. The best stocking stuffer ideas are ones you customize to the recipient. If that’s not enough, our list of stocking stuffer ideas for women and stocking stuffer ideas for men will surely help you out!

Other ideas for filling stockings include personalized ornaments, small wearable accessories such as ties, socks or jewellery, and kits that contain everything needed to complete an age-appropriate project immediately.

Whether you're buying new stockings to hang by the fireplace this season or you're ready to start collecting gifts to fill seasonal hosiery, search for everything you need to make the holidays merry and bright.




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