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The Best Stocking Stuffers

My favorite part of Christmas gifting is the stocking. It is infinitely flexible (unless you have some big items). I love that you can go inexpensive or hide a big-ticket item in there (like diamonds), and sometimes you forget it is even there so after all the presents are opened it is a whole new surprise!

Stockings are also the place where, I notice, families tend to keep personal traditions. Meaning year after year families put very similar things in their stockings – candy, socks, diamonds – whatever!? So, even if in your optimistic youth you were fishing about for an elusive set of car keys you were also humorously happy to see the familiar Toblerone and toothbrush.

However, if you are a little stumped or looking to spice things up this year here is our list of stocking stuffers to fill out that oddly large sock!


  1. Candy Canes
  2. Chocolate/ Gold Coins
  3. An orange/ satsuma (Here’s why)
  4. A new Christmas Ornament
  5. Hot Chocolate Supplies

Traditional Stocking Stuffers

Arts and Crafts

  1. Pencils and Erasers
  2. Beeswax Crayons
  3. Stickers
  4. Rulers
  5. Markers/ Dry Erase Markers
  6. Yarn Skein
  7. Friendship Bracelet String
  8. Knitting/ Crochet Needles/ Knitting Nancy
  9. Paint tubes & Brushes
  10. Water Color Set
  11. Colored Pencils
  12. Nice Scissors (that no one has gotten adhesive crap all over the blades!!!)
  13. Punches
  14. Stamps and Stamp Pads

arts and crafts

Personal Care & Necessities

  1. Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  2. Dental Floss
  3. Bandaids
  4. Anti-itch cream –anyone else’s kids steal away with all the tubes in the house, might as well get them their own!
  5. Lip Balm
  6. Socks
  7. Underwear
  8. Gloves
  9. Travel Size Hand Sanitizer & Lotion
  10. Bubble Bath/ Bath Color Changers
  11. Hair Brush & Accessories
  12. Nail Polish
  13. Pumice Stone
  14. Makeup Brushes
  15. Gift Cards: (Salon, etc.)

Makeup Brushes

Exploration & Play

  1. Magnifying Glass/ MagniPro Box (a.k.a. bug box viewer)
  2. Finger Puppets
  3. Playing Cards/ Card Game (Sleeping Queens, Sushi Go, etc.)
  4. Yo-yo
  5. Play-doh
  6. Rubik’s Cube
  7. Hot Wheels
  8. Silly Putty
  9. Geodes
  10. Flashlight
  11. Glow Sticks
  12. Small kits (Lego, American Girl Crafts, etc.)
  13. Schleich Animals
  14. Magic Tricks
  15. Paper Airplanes
  16. Magnetic Wand
  17. Thinking Putty

Rubik's Cube


  1. Guitar Picks or DIY Guitar Pick Punch
  2. Drum Sticks
  3. Instrument Oil
  4. Strings
  5. Rosin
  6. Train Whistle
  7. Recorder

Just for Fun

  1. Mini Boxes of Cereal
  2. Gift Cards (Coffee Shop, Movies, Zoo, Museum, Bowling Alley, Laser Tag, etc.)
  3. Lottery Tickets
  4. Big Fuzzy Cozy Socks

gift box

For the Foodie or Chef

  1. Gourmet Coffee or Tea
  2. Bottle of wine
  3. Specialty Chocolates or Candies
  4. Icing Tips, a coupler, and bags
  5. Astronaut Ice Cream
  6. Gift Cards (A new or favorite restaurant, etc.)

For the Project Person

  1. Drill bits
  2. Extra 10mm sockets (trust me on this one, your motorhead needs them)
  3. Long tools (hammer, screwdriver, etc.)
  4. Gift Card (Home Improvement store, etc.)


For the Gardener

  1. Long tools (weeder, pruning sheers, etc.) – everyone should have their own!
  2. Gardening gloves
  3. Seeds
  4. Gift Card (garden center, home improvement store, etc.)


For Sports and Outdoors

  1. Golf Tees & Balls
  2. Fishing Lures
  3. Pocket or other utilitarian knife
  4. Whetstone/ Knife Sharpener
  5. Multitool
  6. Fire Starter
  7. Head Lamp
  8. Compass
  9. Gift Card (Sports store or pro shop etc.)

fishing lures

For the Electronics/ Tech Guru

  1. Ear Buds
  2. Fast Phone Charger
  3. USB flash drive (the bigger the better)
  4. RFID Blocking Wallet
  5. Video Games
  6. Gift Cards: (iTunes, Google Play, Game Stop, etc.)
ear buds

Merry Christmas and Happy Stuffing!

The Best Stocking Stuffers

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