12 Affordable Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family
Before you can hang your stockings by the chimney with care, you need to find the perfect gifts to fill them up. While the presents that go under the Christmas tree are traditionally the big stars of the day, stocking stuffers shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, they kick off Christmas morning for most families. For that reason, stocking stuffers should be tiny treasures, not afterthoughts.
We’ve handpicked a variety of thoughtful stocking stuffers for everyone in your family. They’re all small enough to fit into most stockings, while still leaving room for additional treats like chocolate coins, candy canes, and chocolate Santas. As we always do on DealPilot, we’ve also kept your budget in mind. All of these stocking stuffer ideas are under $15, and some of them are even on sale right now.
For the Family That Plays Together: Something Wild! Card Game $8.00 Amazon
Does your family love fast-paced card games like UNO and Skip-Bo? If so, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Something Wild! card game makes a fun stocking stuffer. It includes 45 character cards, 10 power cards, and an adorable mini Jack Skellington Funko Pop! figure. Since you can combine multiple Something Wild! card games to expand your deck of cards —there are six Disney-inspired games in the series—we love the idea of tucking one into everyone’s stocking. It’s recommended for ages 6 and up.
For the Self-Pamperer: L'Occitane Shea Butter Gift Set $14.00 Amazon
This mini gift set is an excellent choice for both certified beauty lovers and anyone who could use a little TLC. It features three L'Occitane essentials: Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, and Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap. This trio of must-haves can help soften skin and protect it from harsh winter weather. This holiday set is an affordable way to indulge in L'Occitane’s premier shea butter collection.
For the Mini Fashionista: L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Globe Doll $11.00 Walmart
If your little one loves dolls, then this L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Globe is sure to delight on Christmas morning. There are eight surprises inside the wrapped ball, including a Winter Disco doll, fun fashion accessories, and a cute water bottle. When your kiddo isn’t playing with their new goodies, place the special holiday doll inside the crystal-shaped ball to put it on display. Use water to reveal two bonus surprises: Bottle-feed the doll water to make its hair glisten, and add water to the ball to turn it into a sparkly snow globe. It's recommended for ages 4 and up.
For the Handy DIYer: Magnetic Tool Wristband $11.00 Amazon
Is one of your loved ones always busy working around the house on one DIY project or another? If so, gift them this “Amazon’s Choice” magnetic tool wristband. It has 15 strong magnets to hold screws, nails, and even tools. With two pockets for additional non-metal tools, it's like a mini tool belt that’s easy to reach. It’s made from durable Ballistic Nylon and can be adjusted to fit any wrist. We recommend it for everyone from the hardcore DIYer, to the occasional crafter, to the family member who always assembles your latest purchase.
For the Harry Potter Fan: Hallmark Mystery Ornament $6.00 Amazon
Tuck this mystery ornament into your favorite Harry Potter fan’s stocking. It’s a fun nod to the beloved wizarding series that’ll make a great addition to your Christmas tree for years to come. Open the blind bag to see which Hallmark ornament is waiting inside. It could be Harry, Hermione, Ron, Snape, Dumbledore, or Voldemort. Both superfans who’ve read the books countless times and little ones who are new to the series will appreciate these cute versions of the iconic characters.
For the Little Artist: Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Toy Set $8.00 Amazon
Instead of a coloring book, give your youngster a gift they can color again and again. The Scribble Scrubbie Safari Set includes a zebra toy, bird toy, and washable markers. Once your budding artist has decorated their animal toys, use water and the included scrub brush to return each toy to its original white base. Then, start all over again to create endless designs. This is an “Amazon’s Choice” Crayola coloring set. It’s recommended for ages 3 and up.
For the Gadget Lover: Mini Santa Electric Massager $13.00 Walmart
Anyone who loves trying out new gadgets will get a kick out of this HoMedics mini massager. It’s a festive way to get some much-needed R&R after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Use it to target tension in the neck, shoulders, hands, and feet. It’s conveniently sized to fit in the palm of your hand. Since it’s cordless, it’s easy to use anytime, anywhere. Choose from three jolly styles: Santa, angel, or snowman.
For the Chocolate Fiend: One-Pound Reese's Peanut Butter Cups $11.00 Amazon
Treat the chocolate lover in your life to jumbo versions of classic peanut butter cups. Perfect for both kids and kids at heart, this one-pound pack of Reese's is delightfully oversized. It includes two giant 8-ounce peanut butter cups. These are the same Reese's you know and love—just supersized for the holidays. The lucky recipient can either keep them all to themself or slice ‘em up to share. With 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon, these are a customer favorite.
For the Bookworm: “Little Women” Collector's Edition $14.00 $13.00 Amazon
Give the resident book lover in your family a stocking stuffer they’ll treasure forever. The Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of pocket-sized editions of classic novels. Each book is clothbound and printed on paper with gold-foiled edges. Since it opens at Christmastime, the holidays are a great time to revisit Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” But if your loved one is more into classics from other authors, including Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, you can find a variety of Macmillan Collector’s Library editions on Amazon.
For the Phone Fanatic: Gooseneck Phone Holder $13.00 $12.00 Amazon
If someone in your household lives on their phone, they’ll appreciate this gooseneck phone holder. It’s a clever phone accessory that makes everything from watching movies in bed to making video calls more comfortable. Use the adjustable clamp to attach the holder to a variety of flat surfaces, including desks, nightstands, and counters. The grip holds iPhones, Galaxy phones, and other smartphones. It has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and reviewers note that it’s “sturdy” and “easy to use.”
For the Mini Marvel Movie Buff: Spider-Man LEGO Set $10.00 Walmart
Channel your little superhero’s passion for the Marvel Cinematic Universe into this 152-piece Spider-Man LEGO set. First, build the poseable spider-mech. Then, place the included Spider-Man minifigure into the mech’s cockpit for endless superhero adventures. A large web extends from the mech’s right to catch any villains that dare to challenge the dynamic duo of Spider-Man and your kiddo. It’s recommended for ages five and up.
For the Adventurer: Survival Kit in a Sardine Can $15.00 Amazon
Looking for an outdoorsy stocking stuffer? This sardine can survival kit is both funny and useful. It’s jam-packed with 25 survival items, including a compass, fire starter cube, matches, whistle, first aid supplies, fish hook and line. The sardine can is airtight, waterproof, and crushproof, so it’ll keep all of the items dry and ready to be used. It has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and reviewers say it’s “very handy” for campers and hikers.