400+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults!

400+ Stocking Stuffers for Adults Teens and Seniors

Hi Folks. Janine at My Pennies My Thoughts and Catherine at Plunged in Debt asked me to put together some ideas on stocking stuffers.

It appears that I got a little bit carried away. I hope that it is helpful to you!! The following are 400+ Stocking Stuffer gift ideas that work will work for the men, women, boyfriends, girlfriends, fiancés and fiancées, husbands, wives, friends, best friends and family in your lives. These stocking stuffer ideas are for teens, adults and maybe even seniors.

They are all generally affordable, with most being under $5 or $10. They are not listed in any particular order, so go nuts! Please add any further suggestions in the comments.

Do you see that “exhausted Santas” part up there in the title? Well, in case you find yourself having a lot in common with an exhausted Santa, the ideas on the list have been set up to take you to places where you can buy them, or at least find out where to buy them. All nice and easy, “clickety, clickety, delivered!” Other places to go include MEC or REI and your local dollar stores. The outdoor goods stores have huge selections of lots of little consumables, like waterproof matches and camp soap (and more, as listed below!).

There are in no particular order, so please, keep scrolling until you find things that strike your fancy!

First Products

        1. Cliff Bars
        2. Luna Bars
        3. Electrolyte Tabs – ie Nuun
        4. Climbing Chalk
        5. Climbing Carabiners
          Second Batch
        6. Climbing Nuts
        7. Stuff Sacks
        8. Bike Tools
        9. Filzer UFO Light
        10. Ski LockThird batch
        11. Sport Specific Socks – ie Bike Socks, Ski Socks, Triathlon Socks
        12. Sport Specific Gloves – ie Bike Gloves, Kayak Gloves, Weightlifting Gloves
        13. Bike Tire C02 Cartridges
        14. CamelBak Cleaning Tabs
        15. SporkFourth Batch
        16. Waterproof Matches
        17. Socks
        18. Underwear
        19. Whiskey Stones – Love these things!!
        20. Vanilla BeansFifth Batch
        21. Saffron
        22. Jewelry
        23. Lifesavers Candy Book – A classic for me growing up!
        24. Bath Bombs
        25. Thank You CardsSixth Batch
        26. Votive Candles
        27. Honey – Especially local honey!
        28. Soap
        29. Body Wash
        30. Nail PolishSeventh Batch
        31. Makeup
        32. Hot Chocolate Packets or K Cups
        33. Tea
        34. Cufflinks
        35. Golf BallsEight Batch
        36. Golf Tees
        37. Reusable Coffee Sleeve
        38. Personal Business Cards
        39. Address Stamp
        40. Paper NapkinsNine Batch
        41. Wine Charms
        42. Art Supplies
        43. Good Pen
        44. Microwave Popcorn
        45. Popcorn SeasoningTen Batch
        46. Vicks Vaporub
        47. Cough Drops
        48. Cheese/Paté Knife
        49. Electronics Cleaning Putty
        50. Buck KnifeEleven Batch
        51. Shaving Soap
        52. Hand Warmer Hot Packs
        53. Jam – even better if it’s homemade!
        54. Zippo – You can get them engraved, too.
        55. Multi Tooltwelve batch
        56. Guitar Picks
        57. Cards Against Humanity
        58. Man Candles
        59. Magnets
        60. Perfume/Cologne13 Batch
        61. Wine Aerator
        62. Cocktail Swizzle Sticks
        63. Table Topics Cards
        64. Magnetic Poetry
        65. Glasses Cleaning Kit14 batch
        66. Kitchen Gadget
        67. Easy Button
        68. Movie Passes
        69. Gum
        70. Incense Sticks15 batch
        71. Lip Chap
        72. Lotto Tickets
        73. iPhone Stand
        74. Tic Tacs
        75. Metal Anti-Odor “soap bar”16 batch
        76. Bobby Pins
        77. Mini Liquor Bottles
        78. Cable Organizers/Cable Ties
        79. Zip Ties
        80. Spoon Rest Clip17
        81. Beef Jerky
        82. Rechargeable Batteries
        83. Battery Charger
        84. Fishing Tackle
        85. Crochet Hook18
        86. Kitchen Timer
        87. Whisks
        88. Camera Lens Cap
        89. Thumb Tacks
        90. Soup Packets ie Miso Soup19
        91. seeds gardening
        92. Gourmet salt
        93. Food Coloring
        94. Cake Decorating Sprinkles
        95. Hair Straightener Heat Pad20
        96. Car/Wall Charger for Phone
        97. Luggage Tags
        98. Letterpress Coasters
        99. Drill Bits
        100. Makeup Brushes21
        101. Homemade Fudge
        102. Fondue Chocolate
        103. Travel Toothpaste
        104. Toothpaste
        105. Toothbrush22
        106. BBQ Thermometer
        107. Grill Charms Set
        108. Plastic Drink Swords
        109. Car Air Freshener
        110. Tape Measure23
        111. Hand Sanitizer
        112. Winter Gloves
        113. Face Protector Cream
        114. Mulling Spices
        115. Christmas Ornament24
        116. Wallet
        117. Hot Sauce
        118. Straws
        119. Toothpicks
        120. Tire Pressure Gauge25
        121. Sidewalk Chalk
        122. Face Blotting Sheets
        123. Cupcake Liners
        124. Novelty Bandaids
        125. Branded House Keys26
        126. Good Tweezers
        127. Good Chopsticks
        128. Brainteaser Puzzles
        129. Bobble Heads
        130. Pez Dispensers27
        131. Cookie Cutters
        132. Cheesy DVD
        133. Deck of Cards
        134. Razor Blades
        135. Memory Cards28
        136. Coins (for Laundry/Parking)
        137. Lint Roller
        138. Ski Wax – Cross Country, P tex or downhill
        139. Hot/Cold Pack
        140. Guitar String29
        141. Hiking First Aid Kit
        142. Cigars
        143. Scrapbooking Stickers
        144. Scrapbooking Punches
        145. Paring Knife30
        146. Flask
        147. Flask Funnel
        148. Change Purse
        149. Specialty Glue – ie Bondo, Gorilla Glue
        150. Toothbrush Sanitizer31
        151. City Guide Book
        152. Loofah
        153. Deodorant
        154. Toque
        155. Massage OilMassage bar32
        156. Duct Tape – Especially the Coloured Ones
        157. Ear Plugs
        158. Pillowcases
        159. Scented Oils
        160. Wine Stopper33
        161. Collapsible Water Bottle
        162. Nail Polish
        163. Tea Ball – I love the Rubber Ducky
        164. Hockey Puck
        165. Floor Hockey Balls34
        166. Field Hockey Ball
        167. Mandarin Oranges
        168. Pringles
        169. Purse Hanger
        170. Cell Phone Case35
        171. Sardines or Oysters
        172. Beads for Crafting
        173. Organic Kraft Dinner (Mac and Cheese for the Americans)
        174. Easy Mac
        175. Day Timer36
        176. MoleSkine
        177. Wine Out Stain Remover
        178. Brown Sugar Disc
        179. Sugar Cubes
        180. Funny Ice Cube Trays37
        181. Post-its or Notepads
        182. Travel Towelettes
        183. Stress Ball
        184. Postage Stamps
        185. Rubber Stamps38
        186. Stamping Ink Pads
        187. Sunscreen
        188. Bug Spray
        189. Mosquito Repellent Bracelet
        190. Reading Glasses39
        191. Hand Towel
        192. Face Cloth
        193. Collar Stays
        194. Money Clip
        195. Glow Sticks40
        196. Shoe Shine Cloths
        197. Poster Sticky Tack
        198. 3M Command Hooks
        199. Necktie
        200. Shake/Windup Flashlight41
        201. Handkerchief
        202. Scarf
        203. Paracord Bracelet
        204. Waterproof Notebook (Showering, Camping, Kayaking..)
        205. Pocket Square42
        206. Knife Sharpener
        207. Bamboo Utensils
        208. Espresso Cups
        209. Latte Milk Thermometer
        210. Candy Thermometer43
        211. Cash
        212. Chocolate Orange
        213. Love Letter
        214. Vitamins
        215. Pedometer44
        216. Seafood Cracker/Picks
        217. Nuts/Trail Mix
        218. Dominoes
        219. Lego
        220. Shot Glasses45
        221. Fire Starter
        222. WD-40 or 3-in-1
        223. Lock De-Icer Keychain
        224. Whoopie Cushion
        225. Hula Girl46
        226. Printed Out Comics
        227. Bag Closers (ie Chip Clips
        228. Shoe Horn
        229. Beer Cozy
        230. ShamWow47
        231. Car Wax
        232. Surf Wax
        233. Body Wax
        234. Head Band
        235. Belt Buckle48
        236. Sharpies
        237. Fun Thumb Tacks
        238. Office Art
        239. Fun Stapler or the Red Office Space Stapler
        240. Stapleless Stapler49
        241. Pumice Stone
        242. Airline Size Liquids
        243. Car Emergency Flares
        244. Flare Pen
        245. Carpentry Pencil50
        246. Plumb Bob
        247. Mini Clamps
        248. Desk Flip Calendar
        249. Comb
        250. Banana Slicer51
        251. Egg Cups – give everyone one and have them for breakfast!
        252. Silicone Baking Sheet Liners
        253. Microplane Grater/Zester/li>
        254. Drink Rimmers
        255. Bike Inner Tubes52
        256. Genuine Food Extracts – ie Vanilla
        257. Personalized Stationery
        258. Wine Journal
        259. Clothespins
        260. Canning Jar Plastic Lids53
        261. Canning Lids
        262. Recipe Cards
        263. Corkcicle
        264. Bar Towel
        265. Golf Towel54
        266. Bow Tie
        267. Hair Brush
        268. Single Serve Champagne
        269. Jump Rope
        270. Stress Ball55
        271. Photo Holder
        272. “Beer Pong Set” = Cups & Ping Pong Balls
        273. Mosquito Coils
        274. Cookie Scoop
        275. Extra Earring Backs56
        276. Piping Bag Tips
        277. Coffee Syrup
        278. Makeup Pads
        279. Nutella/Peanut Butter/Almond Butter/Sunflower Butter
        280. Flavoured Coffee Beans57
        281. Pepper Spray
        282. Camera Case or Camera Strap
        283. Camera Lens Filters
        284. Conductive Fingertip Gloves for Smartphones/Tablets
        285. Mini Water Gun58
        286. Laser Pointer
        287. Cake Pop Sticks (Lollipop Sticks)
        288. Sunglasses
        289. Egg Molds – ie Mustache!
        290. Earbud Holder59
        291. Scotch Tape
        292. Double Sided Tape (Ahem, this can be used for many things)
        293. Bra Strap Holder Together Thingie
        294. Charm Bracelet Charms
        295. Phone Charms Apparently they’re a thing?60
        296. Cheese – Babybel, Brie, etc.
        297. Pill Box
        298. Chopstick Rests
        299. Knife Rests
        300. Catnip61
        301. Blooming Teas
        302. International Plug Adapter
        303. Passport Holder
        304. Money Belt for traveling
        305. Foldable Bar Flats62
        306. Flip Flops
        307. Small Level
        308. Ice Cream Scoop
        309. Avocado Slicer
        310. Bingo Blotter63
        311. Scratch Lotto tickets (+ Change to scratch with!)
        312. Foreign Currency for upcoming trips
        313. iDevice Screen Protector
        314. Fun Paper Clips
        315. Bungee Cords64
        316. Nutcracker & Nutss
        317. Fortune Cookies
        318. Foldable Shopping Bag
        319. Backup Battery for a Phone or Camera
        320. Clutch or Wristlet Purse65
        321. Signet Stamp & Wax
        322. Chequebook Case
        323. Flagging Tape
        324. Classic Comic Books
        325. Kindle/Kobo Case66
        326. Kazoos
        327. Adult Toys use your discretion!!
        328. Letter Opener
        329. Fat Quarters for Quilters
        330. Bible Cover67
        331. Sudoku or Crossword Book
        332. Mini Books
        333. Company’s Coming niche topic cookbooks
        334. Pin Cushion
        335. Sewing Notionsbuttons, zippers, etc68
        336. Sewing Patterns
        337. Quilting Patterns
        338. Package Opening Tool
        339. Henna
        340. Rearview Mirror Car Accessories – Fuzzy Dice, etc.69
        341. Apron
        342. Figurines – Willow Tree, Royal Doulton
        343. Silly String
        344. Star Trek/Star Wars Memorabilia
        345. Pie Vent70
        346. Pie Weights
        347. Baseball
        348. Door Stop
        349. Mad Libs
        350. Mini Tripod5
        351. Mousepad
        352. Travel Kleenex
        353. Rubix Cube
        354. Umbrella
        355. Specialty Oil/Vinegar5
        356. Chocolate
        357. Maple Syrup
        358. Compressed Air (for Keyboards)
        359. Heart Rate Monitor
        360. Coconut Oil6
        361. Seed Bombs for Guerrilla Gardening
        362. Pickle Fork
        363. Honey Sticks
        364. Sugar Tongs
        365. Cured Salami6
        366. Aftershave
        367. T Shirt
        368. Camisole
        369. Ring Holder
        370. Cake Stencils6
        371. Charitable Donation
        372. Grease Monkey Wipes – Grease wipes for biking/workshop/car etc
        373. Gold Tipped RCA Cables
        374. Nice Fondue Forks
        375. Small Paint Brushes6
        376. Modge Podge
        377. Submersible LED floralites
        378. Music – Gift Cards, CDs, Memory sticks with songs
        379. Audiobooks
        380. Travel Size Games6
        381. Video Game
        382. Ammo
        383. Anything from ThinkGeek.com
        384. Crackers
        385. Wireless Mouse6
        386. Skiing Face Mask
        387. Mini Nerf Gun
        388. Experiences Gift Cards – Decorate Cookies, Look at Christmas Lights, etc
        389. Baking Mix Packets
        390. Shout Pen6
        391. Liquor Bottle Spouts
        392. Exacto Knife/ Olaf Knife
        393. Minimergency Kit
        394. Water Flavour – Crystal Lite, MiO
        395. Jar Opener6
        396. Whistle
        397. Calling Card
        398. Lotion
        399. Photographs – Especially good for family members
        400. Mini Photo Album – Especially good for grandparents!6
        401. Decanter Cleaning Beads
        402. Sea Monkeys – c’mon, had to add that!
        403. USB Coffee Mug Warmer
        404. Ticket Stub Diary
        405. Tick Remover6
        406. Darts
        407. Arrow Tips /Fletching
        408. RainX
        409. Gear Wash or NikWax
        410. Goo Gone or Goof Off6
        411. Engagement Ring – okay… I write a blog that is mostly about wedding gifts!
        412. Pocket Dictionary/Translator
        413. Tickets – Airplane, Concerts, Museums, Sports, Cirque, etc.
        414. London A to Z
        415. Insoles6
        416. Toothpaste Squeezer thingie
        417. Pomegranate
          Ideas compliments of commenters:
        418. Dog collar – for your pet or for you??
        419. Dog treats/bones/toys
        420. Cat stuff…. scratching posts and stuff? I’m not a pet person.6
        421. Pet nametags
        422. The Schticky
        423. Bacon Lip Balm
        424. Bacon Wallet
        425. Bacon Salt
        426. Bacon Car Air Freshener


Drum roll….. and now, for an all new list of one hundred new stocking stuffer ideas for 2013! That’s over 500 ideas now!

500 Stocking Stuffers for Adults

A bunch of these came out of my own noggin’ and others came from trolling the internet. The following sites were definitely the best ones that I came across in my search. I definitely encourage you to check out Budding Baketress for her witty comments.


Also, many thanks to the link up hosts for allowing me to participate!

A Pinch of Joy – Busy Monday

What are your reasonably priced stocking stuffer ideas? Let’s grow this list!

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About the Author

Anne spends a lot of time writing about gifts for adults, for all occasions. She comes up with creative ways to add personality to registry gifts and to give gifts when your budget is tight.

Anne – who has written posts on Unique Gifter.

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  1. Wow.

  2. Like, like, like, love, love, love THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  3. Holy Sweet Jesus Anne. That is one hell of a list. I especially love sea monkey and that you stressed GOOD tweezers, no one like crappy tweezers! I scanned pretty quickly, did you add fruit? Like an orange or something alike? Mom use to put a pomegranate in ours but oranges are quite traditional. We always got a magazine, lotto tickets, some candy and gift cards for local theaters/restuants (subway/Timmy's/Starbucks sort of thing).

    • Ohhh, pomegrante is awesome! Oranges are up there somewhere, in both Mandarin and Chocolate forms :-) I got mad one day at my tweezers and bought the most expensive ones at the store ($15 where I was). They are much, much, better. Glad you noticed the sea monkeys, haha.

  4. FrugalPortland says:

    MY GOODNESS — thanks for adding #311. :)

  5. Amazing list. Very glad to see eyeglass cleaning kit on there. I don't know what I could add other than gifts for the puppies and kitties, collars, treats, catnip, etc.

  6. Excellent list! That couldn't have been easy to put together. The flip flops caught my attention. Never would have thought of that!

    • Thanks! :-) Flip flops are generally affordable and they fill a stocking up pretty quickly! It was kind of a long musing.. once I got going it was moderately quick, actually. I mean to go back and add more images, too.

  7. K.K. @ Living Debt F says:

    Anne this list is amazing! Thanks for doing this :)

  8. Mo cdnbudgetbinder says:

    Crikey that's a long list but pretty awesome ideas ! You think you can come up with a gag gift list too? We need to buy gag gifts.. lol.. Cheers Mr.CBB

  9. Jason @ WorkSaveLive says:

    Holy Christmas…that's the longest list I've ever seen! If you can't find something on there to buy your friends/fiance/wife/husband/children then you have issues. lol.

  10. Tracey@We-Made-That says:

    WOW that is a great list! You have stuff listed I never thought of as stocking suffers before. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That

  11. if I was ever served a square egg, I would NEVER eat it!

  12. Whiskey stones are a big thing this year it seems. They sell them at Chapters!

  13. But they seem sooo ridiculous! I've always wanted to see one of those square watermelons too.

  14. I got some for my spouse last year and apparently we need more because they're so awesome (for guests).

  15. Jen @ Four Marrs &am says:

    Great Great Ideas! Thanks for the wonderful lists! Also for hooking up at the No Rules Christmas Party! :)

  16. Jamie Dickinson says:

    I see a surprising lack of bacon related gifts?

  17. Oh, I definitely recommend the sipping stones for whisky drinkers. I love mine that I got last fall. They are awesome and maybe check out the spherical ice molds.
    My recent post Review: Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal – Your New Friend in the Field

    • Anne - Unique Gifter says:

      We love them too… we just keep buying more and more to have at home! I think we're up to two dozen! I will definitely check out the ice molds as well, thanks :-)

  18. Love it! Though I'm cheap so quite a few of these things would get wrapped as presents rather than getting put in stockings.

    ThinkGeek is a great site. Tim is loving his new Dr. Who Tardish throw blanket!

    • Anne - Unique Gifter says:

      ThinkGeek is awesome. Yes… there's a huge variety up there, from a few cents, to "the sky's the limit" (like watches).

  19. brian503 says:

    Wow, now that's a list! Thanks for the tips!

  20. icedteapurplegem says:

    Thanks so much for the list! I found it very helpful :) Definitely bookmarking :)
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