400+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults!

400+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas 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!).

    1. Cliff Bars
    2. Luna Bars
    3. Electrolyte Tabs – ie Nuun
    4. Climbing Chalk
    5. Climbing Carabiners
    6. Climbing Nuts
    7. Stuff Sacks
    8. Bike Tools
    9. Filzer UFO Light
    10. Ski Lock
    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. Spork
    16. Waterproof Matches
    17. Socks
    18. Underwear
    19. Whiskey Stones – Love these things!!
    20. Vanilla Beans
    21. Saffron
    22. Jewelry
    23. Lifesavers Candy Book – A classic for me growing up!
    24. Bath Bombs
    25. Thank You Cards
    26. Votive Candles
    27. Honey – Especially local honey!
    28. Soap
    29. Body Wash
    30. Nail Polish
    31. Makeup
    32. Hot Chocolate Packets or K Cups
    33. Tea
    34. Cufflinks
    35. Golf Balls
    36. Golf Tees
    37. Reusable Coffee Sleeve
    38. Personal Business Cards
    39. Address Stamp
    40. Paper Napkins
    41. Wine Charms
    42. Art Supplies
    43. Good Pen
    44. Microwave Popcorn
    45. Popcorn Seasoning
    46. Vicks Vaporub
    47. Cough Drops
    48. Cheese/Paté Knife
    49. Electronics Cleaning Putty
    50. Buck Knife
    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 Tool
    56. Guitar Picks
    57. Cards Against Humanity
    58. Man Candles
    59. Magnets
    60. Perfume/Cologne
    61. Wine Aerator
    62. Cocktail Swizzle Sticks
    63. Table Topics Cards
    64. Magnetic Poetry
    65. Glasses Cleaning Kit
    66. Kitchen Gadget
    67. Easy Button
    68. Movie Passes
    69. Gum
    70. Incense Sticks
    71. Lip Chap
    72. Lotto Tickets
    73. iPhone Stand
    74. Tic Tacs
    75. Metal Anti-Odor “soap bar”
    76. Bobby Pins
    77. Mini Liquor Bottles
    78. Cable Organizers/Cable Ties
    79. Zip Ties
    80. Spoon Rest Clip
    81. Beef Jerky
    82. Rechargeable Batteries
    83. Battery Charger
    84. Fishing Tackle
    85. Crochet Hook
    86. Kitchen Timer
    87. Whisks
    88. Camera Lens Cap
    89. Thumb Tacks
    90. Soup Packets ie Miso Soup
    91. Seeds for Gardening
    92. Gourmet Salt
    93. Food Coloring/li>
    94. Cake Decorating Sprinkles
    95. Hair Straightener Heat Pad
    96. Car/Wall Charger for Phone
    97. Luggage Tags
    98. Letterpress Coasters – Even better, find a local artisan
    99. Drill Bits
    100. Makeup Brushes
    101. Homemade Fudge
    102. Fondue Chocolate
    103. Travel Toothpaste
    104. Toothpaste
    105. Toothbrush
    106. BBQ Thermometer
    107. Grill Charms Set
    108. Plastic Drink Swords
    109. Car Air Freshener
    110. Tape Measure
    111. Hand Sanitizer
    112. Winter Gloves
    113. Face Protector Cream
    114. Mulling Spices
    115. Christmas Ornament
    116. Wallet
    117. Hot Sauce
    118. Straws
    119. Toothpicks
    120. Tire Pressure Gauge
    121. Sidewalk Chalk (Even for Adults!)
    122. Face Blotting Sheets
    123. Cupcake Liners
    124. Novelty Bandaids
    125. Branded House Keys
    126. Good Tweezers
    127. Good Chopsticks
    128. Brainteaser Puzzles
    129. Bobble Heads
    130. Pez Dispensers
    131. Cookie Cutters
    132. Cheesy DVD – Often available in giant bins at grocery stores
    133. Deck of Cards
    134. Razor Blades (They’re expensive!)
    135. Memory Cards
    136. Coins (for Laundry/Parking)
    137. Lint Roller
    138. Ski Wax – Cross Country, P tex or downhill
    139. Hot/Cold Pack
    140. Guitar String
    141. Hiking First Aid Kit
    142. Cigars
    143. Scrapbooking Stickers
    144. Scrapbooking Punches
    145. Paring Knife
    146. Flask
    147. Flask Funnel
    148. Change Purse
    149. Specialty Glue – ie Bondo, Gorilla Glue
    150. Toothbrush Sanitizer
    151. City Guide Book
    152. Loofah
    153. Deodorant
    154. Toque
    155. Massage Oil/Massage Bar
    156. Duct Tape – Especially the Coloured Ones
    157. Ear Plugs
    158. Pillowcases
    159. Scented Oils
    160. Wine Stopper
    161. Collapsible Water Bottle
    162. Nail Polish Remover
    163. Tea Ball – I love the Rubber Ducky!
    164. Hockey Puck
    165. Floor Hockey Balls
    166. Field Hockey Ball
    167. Mandarin Oranges
    168. Pringles
    169. Purse Hanger
    170. Cell Phone Case
    171. Sardines or Oysters
    172. Beads for Crafting
    173. Organic Kraft Dinner (Mac and Cheese for the Americans)
    174. Easy Mac
    175. Day Timer
    176. Moleskine
    177. Wine Out Stain Remover
    178. Brown Sugar Disc
    179. Sugar Cubes
    180. Funny Ice Cube Trays
    181. Post-its or Notepads
    182. Travel Towelettes
    183. Stress Ball
    184. Postage Stamps
    185. Rubber Stamps
    186. Stamping Ink Pads
    187. Sunscreen
    188. Bug Spray
    189. Mosquito Repellent Bracelet
    190. Reading Glasses
    191. Hand Towel
    192. Face Cloth
    193. Collar Stays
    194. Money Clip
    195. Glow Sticks
    196. Shoe Shine Cloths
    197. Poster Sticky Tack
    198. 3M Command Hooks
    199. Necktie
    200. Shake/Windup Flashlight
    201. Handkerchief
    202. Scarf
    203. Paracord Bracelet
    204. Waterproof Notebook (Showering, Camping, Kayaking..)
    205. Pocket Square
    206. Knife Sharpener
    207. Bamboo Utensils
    208. Espresso Cups
    209. Latte Milk Thermometer
    210. Candy Thermometer
    211. Cash
    212. Chocolate Orange
    213. Love Letter
    214. Vitamins
    215. Pedometer
    216. Seafood Cracker/Picks
    217. Nuts/Trail Mix
    218. Dominoes
    219. Lego
    220. Shot Glasses
    221. Fire Starter
    222. WD-40 or 3-in-1
    223. Lock De-Icer Keychain
    224. Whoopie Cushion
    225. Hula Girl
    226. Printed Out Comics (from online)
    227. Bag Closers (ie Chip Clips)
    228. Shoe Horn
    229. Beer Coozy
    230. ShamWow
    231. Car Wax
    232. Surf Wax
    233. Body Wax
    234. Head Band
    235. Belt Buckle
    236. Sharpies
    237. Fun Thumb Tacks
    238. Office Art
    239. Fun Stapler or the Red Office Space Stapler
    240. Stapleless Stapler
    241. Pumice Stone
    242. Airline Size Liquids
    243. Car Emergency Flares
    244. Flare Pen
    245. Carpentry Pencil
    246. Plumb Bob
    247. Mini Clamps
    248. Desk Flip Calendar
    249. Comb
    250. Banana Slicer
    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 Tubes
    256. Genuine Food Extracts – ie Vanilla
    257. Personalized Stationery
    258. Wine Journal
    259. Clothespins
    260. Canning Jar Plastic Lids
    261. Canning Lids
    262. Recipe Cards
    263. Corkcicle
    264. Bar Towel
    265. Golf Towel
    266. Bow Tie/li>
    267. Hair Brush
    268. Single Serve Champagne
    269. Jump Rope
    270. Stress Ball
    271. Photo Holder
    272. “Beer Pong Set” = Cups & Ping Pong Balls
    273. Mosquito Coils
    274. Cookie Scoop
    275. Extra Earring Backs
    276. Piping Bag Tips
    277. Coffee Syrup
    278. Makeup Pads
    279. Nutella/Peanut Butter/Almond Butter/Sunflower Butter
    280. Flavoured Coffee Beans
    281. Pepper Spray
    282. Camera Case or Camera Strap
    283. Camera Lens Filters
    284. Conductive Fingertip Gloves for Smartphones/Tablets
    285. Mini Water Gun
    286. Laser Pointer
    287. Cake Pop Sticks (Lollipop Sticks)
    288. Sunglasses
    289. Egg Molds – ie Mustache!
    290. Earbud Holder
    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?
    296. Cheese – Babybel, Brie, etc.
    297. Pill Box
    298. Chopstick Rests
    299. Knife Rests
    300. Catnip
    301. Blooming Teas
    302. International Plug Adapter
    303. Passport Holder
    304. Money Belt for Traveling
    305. Foldable Bar Flats
    306. Flip Flops
    307. Small Level
    308. Ice Cream Scoop
    309. Avocado Slicer
    310. Bingo Blotter
    311. Scratch Lotto tickets (+ Change to scratch with!)
    312. Foreign Currency for upcoming trips
    313. iDevice Screen Protector
    314. Fun Paper Clips
    315. Bungee Cords
    316. Nutcracker& Nuts
    317. Fortune Cookies
    318. Foldable Shopping Bag
    319. Backup Battery for a Phone or Camera
    320. Clutch or Wristlet Purse
    321. Signet Stamp & Wax
    322. Chequebook Case
    323. Flagging Tape
    324. Classic Comic Books
    325. Kindle/Kobo Case
    326. Kazoos
    327. Adult Toys… use your discretion!!
    328. Letter Opener
    329. Fat Quarters – for Quilters
    330. Bible Cover
    331. Sudoku or Crossword Book
    332. Mini Books
    333. Company’s Coming niche topic cookbooks
    334. Pin Cushion
    335. Sewing Notions – buttons, zippers, etc
    336. Sewing Patterns
    337. Quilting Patterns
    338. Package Opening Tool
    339. Henna
    340. Rearview Mirror Car Accessories – Fuzzy Dice, etc.
    341. Apron
    342. Figurines – Willow Tree, Royal Doulton
    343. Silly String
    344. Star Trek/Star Wars Memorabilia
    345. Pie Vent
    346. Pie Weights
    347. Baseball
    348. Door Stop
    349. Mad Libs
    350. Mini Tripod
    351. Mousepad
    352. Travel Kleenex
    353. Rubix Cube
    354. Umbrella
    355. Specialty Oil/Vinegar
    356. Chocolate
    357. Maple Syrup
    358. Compressed Air (for Keyboards)
    359. Heart Rate Monitor
    360. Coconut Oil
    361. Seed Bombs for Guerrilla Gardening
    362. Pickle Fork
    363. Honey Sticks
    364. Sugar Tongs
    365. Cured Salami
    366. Aftershave
    367. T Shirt
    368. Camisole
    369. Ring Holder
    370. Cake Stencils
    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 Brushes
    376. Modge Podge
    377. Submersible LED floralites
    378. Music – Gift Cards, CDs, Memory sticks with songs
    379. Audiobooks
    380. Travel Size Games
    381. Video Game
    382. Ammo
    383. Anything from ThinkGeek.com
    384. Crackers
    385. Wireless Mouse
    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 Pen
    391. Liquor Bottle Spouts
    392. Exacto Knife/ Olaf Knife
    393. Minimergency Kit
    394. Water Flavour – Crystal Lite, MiO
    395. Jar Opener
    396. Whistle
    397. Calling Card
    398. Lotion
    399. Photographs – Especially good for family members
    400. Mini Photo Album – Especially good for grandparents!
    401. Decanter Cleaning Beads
    402. Sea Monkeys – c’mon, had to add that!
    403. USB Coffee Mug Warmer
    404. Ticket Stub Diary
    405. Tick Remover
    406. Darts
    407. Arrow Tips /Fletching
    408. RainX
    409. Bamboo Skewers
    410. Gear Wash or NikWax
    411. Goo Gone or Goof Off
    412. Engagement Ring – okay… I write a blog that is mostly about wedding gifts!
    413. Pocket Dictionary/Translator
    414. Tickets – Airplane, Concerts, Museums, Sports, Cirque, etc.
    415. London A to Z
    416. Insoles
    417. Toothpaste Squeezer thingie
      Ideas compliments of commenters:
    418. Pomegranate
    419. Dog collar – for your pet or for you??
    420. Dog treats/bones/toys
    421. Cat stuff…. scratching posts and stuff?  I’m not a pet person.
    422. Pet nametags
    423. The Schticky
    424. Bacon Lip Balm
    425. Bacon Wallet
    426. Bacon Salt
    427. 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.

http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.ca/2011/12/150-stocking-stuffers.html
http://www.hotcouponworld.com/2011/12/200-stocking-stuffer-ideas/
http://www.plumpstocking.com/
http://www.mamapedia.com/article/stocking-stuffer-ideas-for-adults

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! 

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.


Actual Diamond Photos from JamesAllen

Comments

  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).

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