5 Unique Stocking Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking stuffer gifts are a fun holiday tradition for friends, family or co-workers. It can be hard to choose just the right gift for all the people on your list, so here are a few ideas to get you started. 


Bookmarks are a perfect, inexpensive gift for nearly any friend. Think outside the box: look for a fabric, ribbon, wooden or even personalized bookmark for sale. The recipient will surely love something that reflects their favorite colors, interests or hobbies. 

Body Products

Travel-size personal care items make a lovely gift. A duo or trio of glossy or tinted lip color might be nice for the fashionable friend, and a luxurious face mask or sugar scrub will be appreciated by the spa-loving friend. Even friends who aren’t too keen on fancy body products will appreciate a simple tube of moisturizing cream or lip balm to keep their lips and skin looking healthy all winter long.

Phone Accessories

Almost anyone will appreciate a cool accessory for their cell phone. Earbuds are a great option: both the low-tech version (which don’t require charging) or the wireless kind are both lovely choices. A power bank is also an excellent accessory for the tech-lover — it will help keep their gadgets running all day long. One other accessory worth considering is a phone grip, which usually attaches to phone backs with a damage-free adhesive, providing a strong grip and often playing double-duty as a stand for the phone as well.


Even if your friend is not an avid writer, everyone needs to jot down a note now and again. Some colorful notepads or sticky notes are a lovely gift. For the more voracious writer, some elegant cards and envelopes could be a nice choice. You could even round out these gifts with a few of your favorite pens or pencils. 


Nothing says “I love you” like a good old-fashioned sweet treat. Skip the cliché candy canes and overly-sweet truffles with mysterious fillings. Look for special treats that are a bit out of the ordinary, like chocolate-covered espresso beans or a few high-quality salted caramels. For something a little different, an assortment of gourmet cocoa or apple cider mixes will surely bring a smile to your friend’s face.

Stocking stuffers are a fun way to bring a little dose of joy to your loved ones during the holiday season, and it’s easy to find something affordable for anyone. They say the best things come in small packages, and stocking stuffers are surely no exception.