400+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults!

Here is a gigantic list of 400+ stocking stuffer ideas for adults, teens and seniors, with virtually all under $20

Hi Folks.

Some people 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. Please add any further suggestions in the comments.

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.  (Using affiliate links, meaning I get a small kick back, at absolutely no cost to you… think of it as a way to say ‘thank-you’ for the dozens of hours I’ve spent on this!)

All nice and easy, “clickety, clickety, delivered!”

These are in a very loose order, so please, keep scrolling until you find things that strike your fancy!  Something in the Hobbies list may be just perfect, you never know.

Adult Stocking Stuffers for the Sporty and Outdoorsy in your life  Deliciously Devourable Adult Stocking Stuffers

Adult Stocking Stuffers for the Foodie or Kitchen Dweller  Adult Stocking Stuffers for the Foodie or Kitchen Dweller

Adult Stocking Stuffers for the Entertainer  Wintertime Adult Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers for Stylish Folks  Adult Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

Adult Stocking Stuffers for Techy Pursuits  Adult Stocking Stuffers for Artists and Musicians

Adult Stocking Stuffers for Professional People  Adult Stocking Stuffers for Fun and Time with Friends

Stocking Stuffers that are ALL Bacon  Stocking Stuffers for the Ensuite

Handy to Have Stocking Stuffers  Stocking Stuffers for Kids at Heart

Stocking Stuffers for Crafts and Hobbies  Ridiculously Practical Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers that Might Support Vices  Stocking Stuffers that Make a House a Home

Stocking Stuffers for the Garage  Stocking Stuffers for Fur Lovers

Unique Stocking Stuffers


Adult Stocking Stuffers for the Sporty and Outdoorsy

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. Spork
  16. Waterproof Matches
  17. Hiking First Aid Kit
  18. Hot/Cold Pack
  19. Ski Wax – Cross Country, P tex or downhill
  20. Collapsible Water Bottle
  21. Hockey Puck5
  22. Floor Hockey Balls
  23. Field Hockey Ball
  24. Waterproof Notebook (Showering, Camping, Kayaking..)
  25. Surf Wax6
  26. Bike Inner Tubes
  27. Jump Rope
  28. Pedometer
  29. Baseball
  30. Gear Wash or NikWax7
  31. Heart Rate Monitor
  32. Tick Remover
  33. Whistle

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Adult Stocking Stuffers That are Deliciously Devourable


  1. Lifesavers Candy Book – A classic for me growing up!
  2. Honey – Especially local honey!
  3. Hot Chocolate Packets
  4. K Cups
  5. Reusable K Cups
  6. Tea9
  7. Microwave Popcorn
  8. Popcorn Seasoning
  9. Gum
  10. Tic Tacs
  11. Beef Jerky10
  12. Soup Packets ie Miso Soup
  13. Jam – even better if it’s homemade!
  14. Homemade Fudge
  15. Fondue Chocolate
  16. Hot Sauce11
  17. Pomegranate
  18. Mandarin Oranges
  19. Pringles
  20. Sardines
  21. Oysters
  22. Organic Kraft Dinner (Mac and Cheese for the Americans)
  23. Easy Mac
  24. Chocolate Orange
  25. Nuts/Trail Mix
  26. Nutella/Peanut Butter/Almond Butter/Sunflower Butter
  27. Flavoured Coffee Beans
  28. Cheese – Babybel, Brie, etc.
  29. Fortune Cookies
  30. Chocolate
  31. Maple Syrup
  32. Water Flavour – Crystal Lite, MiO
  33. Baking Mix Packets
  34. Crackers
  35. Honey Sticks – perfect for tea
  36. Cured Salami

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Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Foodie or Kitchen Dweller

  1. Vanilla Beans
  2. Saffron
  3. Kitchen Gadget
  4. Metal Anti-Odor “soap bar”
  5. Spoon Rest Clip
  6. Kitchen Timer
  7. Whisks
  8. Gourmet salt
  9. Straws
  10. Toothpicks
  11. Apron
  12. Paring Knife
  13. BBQ Thermometer
  14. Grill Charms Set
  15. Good Chopsticks
  16. Tea Ball – I love the Rubber Ducky
  17. Brown Sugar Disc
  18. Knife Sharpener
  19. Bamboo Utensils
  20. Espresso Cups
  21. Latte Milk Thermometer
  22. Candy Thermometer
  23. Seafood Cracker/Picks
  24. Banana Slicer
  25. Egg Cups – give everyone one and have them for breakfast!
  26. Microplane Grater/Zester
  27. Genuine Food Extracts – ie Vanilla
  28. Canning Jar Plastic Lids
  29. Canning Lids
  30. Recipe Cards
  31. Coffee Syrup
  32. Egg Molds – ie Mustache!
  33. Ice Cream Scoop
  34. Avocado Slicer
  35. Company’s Coming niche topic cookbooks
  36. Specialty Oil/Vinegar
  37. Coconut Oil
  38. Bamboo Skewers

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Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Baker

  1. Food Coloring
  2. Cake Decorating Sprinkles
  3. Cupcake Liners
  4. Cookie Cutters
  5. Pie Vent
  6. Pie Weights
  7. Cake Stencils
  8. Silicone Baking Sheet Liners
  9. Cookie Scoop
  10. Piping Bag Tips
  11. Cake Pop Sticks (Lollipop Sticks)

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Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Entertainer in your life. I want all of these things!

Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Entertainer

Sixth Batch

  1. Paper Napkins
  2. Wine Charms
  3. Cheese/Paté Knife
  4. Wine Aerator
  5. Cocktail Swizzle Sticks
  6. Table Topics Cards
  7. Whiskey Stones – Love these things!!
  8. Plastic Drink Swords
  9. Wine Out Stain Remover
  10. Wine Stopper
  11. Nice Fondue Forks
  12. Sugar Cubes – for cocktails and serving tea/coffee
  13. Funny Ice Cube Trays
  14. Decanter Cleaning Beads
  15. Drink Rimmers
  16. Bar Towel
  17. Chopstick Rests
  18. Knife Rests
  19. Sugar Tongs
  20. Pickle Fork

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Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Wintertime. Mmm, curling up with apple cider!

Some Stocking Stuffers for Wintertime

  1. Hand Warmer Hot Packs
  2. Lip Chap
  3. Winter Gloves
  4. Face Protector Cream
  5. Mulling Spices
  6. Christmas Ornament
  7. Vicks Vaporub
  8. Cough Drops
  9. Toque
  10. Blooming Teas
  11. Nutcracker & Nuts

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Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Stylish Folk. A new wristlet is a perfect idea!

Adult Stocking Stuffers For Stylish Folks

  1. Cufflinks
  2. Perfume
  3. Cologne
  4. Wallet
  5. Jewelry
  6. Collar Stays
  7. Money Clip
  8. Necktie
  9. Bow Tie
  10. Handkerchief
  11. Scarf
  12. Pocket Square
  13. Head Band
  14. Belt Buckle
  15. Shoe Horn
  16. Extra Earring Backs
  17. Sunglasses
  18. Bra Strap Holder Together Thingie
  19. Charm Bracelet Charms
  20. Clutch or Wristlet Purse
  21. Chequebook Case
  22. T Shirt
  23. Camisole

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Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Travelers - Foreign currency is SUCH a great idea.

Adult Stocking Stuffers For Travelers

  1. Luggage Tags
  2. Travel Toothpaste
  3. Hand Sanitizer
  4. Pocket Dictionary/Translator
  5. London A to Z
  6. Airline Size Liquids
  7. City Guide Book
  8. Ear Plugs
  9. Travel Towelettes
  10. International Plug Adapter
  11. Passport Holder
  12. Money Belt for traveling
  13. Foreign Currency for upcoming trips
  14. Travel Kleenex

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Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Techy Pursuits - I've never even heard of cleaning putty, it's so perfect!

Adult Stocking Stuffers For Techy Pursuits

  1. Electronics Cleaning Putty
  2. Cable Organizers
  3. Cable Ties
  4. Car/Wall Charger for Phone
  5. iPhone Stand
  6. Memory Cards
  7. Cell Phone Case
  8. Conductive Fingertip Gloves for Smartphones/Tablets
  9. Earbud Holder
  10. Phone Charms – Apparently they’re a thing?
  11. iDevice Screen Protector
  12. Backup Battery for a Phone or Camera
  13. Kindle/Kobo Case
  14. Mousepad
  15. Compressed Air (for Keyboards)
  16. Video Game
  17. Anything from ThinkGeek.com
  18. Wireless Mouse
  19. Gold Tipped RCA Cables

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Adult Stocking Stuffers For Artists and Musicians

  1. Art Supplies
  2. Guitar String
  3. Guitar Picks
  4. MoleSkine
  5. Sharpies
  6. Personalized Stationery

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Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Professionals - aka hard to shop for people!

Adult Stocking Stuffers For Professional People

  1. Good Pen
  2. Reusable Coffee Sleeve
  3. Personal Business Cards
  4. Address Stamp
  5. Easy Button
  6. Stress Ball
  7. Office Art
  8. Fun Stapler or the Red Office Space Stapler
  9. Stapleless Stapler
  10. Desk Flip Calendar
  11. Laser Pointer
  12. Fun Paper Clips
  13. USB Coffee Mug Warmer

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Adult Stocking Stuffers For Fun and Time with Friends

  1. Magnetic Poetry
  2. Cards Against Humanity
  3. Movie Passes
  4. Tickets – Airplane, Concerts, Museums, Sports, Cirque, etc.
  5. Brainteaser Puzzles
  6. Dominoes
  7. Sudoku
  8. Crossword Book
  9. Mini Books
  10. Mad Libs
  11. Darts
  12. Ticket Stub Diary
  13. Experiences Gift Cards – Decorate Cookies, Look at Christmas Lights, etc
  14. Music – Gift Cards, CDs, Memory sticks with songs
  15. Audiobooks
  16. Travel Size Games

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Adult Stocking Stuffers That are All Bacon

  1. Bacon Lip Balm
  2. Bacon Wallet
  3. Bacon Salt
  4. Bacon Car Air Freshener

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Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Ensuite

  1. Nail Polish
  2. Shaving Soap
  3. Bobby Pins
  4. Hair Straightener Heat Pad
  5. Votive Candles
  6. Soap
  7. Body Wash
  8. Makeup
  9. Makeup Brushes
  10. Face Blotting Sheets
  11. Bath Bombs
  12. Good Tweezers
  13. Cheesy DVD
  14. Deck of Cards
  15. Man Candles
  16. Massage Oil
  17. Massage Bar
  18. Loofah
  19. Pumice Stone
  20. Comb
  21. Adult Toys use your discretion!!
  22. Makeup Pads
  23. Hair Brush
  24. Body Wax
  25. Toothpaste Squeezer thingie
  26. Lotion
  27. Aftershave
  28. Ring Holder

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Adult Stocking Stuffers that are Handy to Have

  1. Zip Ties
  2. Multi Tool
  3. Rechargeable Batteries
  4. Battery Charger
  5. Thumb Tacks
  6. Tire Pressure Gauge
  7. Paracord Bracelet
  8. Tape Measure
  9. Drill Bits
  10. Branded House Keys
  11. Buck Knife
  12. Zippo – You can get them engraved, too.
  13. Magnets
  14. Specialty Glue – ie Bondo, Gorilla Glue
  15. Toothbrush Sanitizer
  16. Change Purse
  17. Duct Tape – Especially the Coloured Ones
  18. Post-its or Notepads
  19. Day Timer
  20. Purse Hanger
  21. Glow Sticks
  22. Shoe Shine Cloths
  23. Shake/Windup Flashlight
  24. Fire Starter
  25. WD-40 or 3-in-1
  26. Lock De-Icer Keychain
  27. Car Emergency Flares
  28. Flare Pen
  29. Pepper Spray
  30. Scotch Tape
  31. Double Sided Tape (Ahem, this can be used for many things)
  32. Pill Box
  33. Package Opening Tool
  34. Umbrella
  35. Goo Gone or Goof Off
  36. Jar Opener
  37. Minimergency Kit
  38. Exacto Knife/ Olaf Knife

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Adult Stocking Stuffers For Kids at Heart

  1. Sidewalk Chalk
  2. Novelty Bandaids
  3. Bobble Heads
  4. Pez Dispensers
  5. Kazoos
  6. Lego
  7. Whoopie Cushion
  8. Hula Girl
  9. Printed Out Comics
  10. Sea Monkeys – c’mon, had to add that!
  11. “Beer Pong Set” = Cups & Ping Pong Balls
  12. Mini Water Gun
  13. Classic Comic Books
  14. Silly String
  15. Star Trek/Star Wars Memorabilia
  16. Rubix Cube
  17. Mini Nerf Gun

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Adult Stocking Stuffers for Crafty Pursuits and Hobbies

  1. Camera Lens Cap
  2. Camera Case or Camera Strap
  3. Camera Lens Filters
  4. Mini Tripod
  5. Gardening Seeds
  6. Seed Bombs for Guerrilla Gardening
  7. Crochet Hook
  8. Fishing Tackle
  9. Arrow Tips /Fletching
  10. Ammo
  11. Scrapbooking Stickers
  12. Scrapbooking Punches
  13. Golf Balls
  14. Golf Tees
  15. Golf Towel
  16. Beads for Crafting
  17. Rubber Stamps
  18. Stamping Ink Pads
  19. Pin Cushion
  20. Sewing Notionsbuttons, zippers, etc
  21. Fat Quarters for Quilters
  22. Sewing Patterns
  23. Quilting Patterns
  24. Submersible LED floralites
  25. Modge Podge
  26. Small Paint Brushes

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Adult Stocking Stuffers That are Ridiculously Practical

  1. Toothpaste
  2. Toothbrush
  3. Car Air Freshener
  4. Lint Roller
  5. Glasses Cleaning Kit
  6. Socks
  7. Underwear
  8. Thank You Cards
  9. Coins (for Laundry/Parking)
  10. Razor Blades
  11. Deodorant
  12. Postage Stamps
  13. Sunscreen
  14. Bug Spray
  15. Mosquito Repellent Bracelet
  16. Reading Glasses
  17. Vitamins
  18. Mosquito Coils
  19. Insoles
  20. Calling Card
  21. Shout Pen

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Adult Stocking Stuffers That Might Support Vices

  1. Wine Journal
  2. Cigars
  3. Flask
  4. Flask Funnel
  5. Lotto Tickets
  6. Mini Liquor Bottles
  7. Shot Glasses
  8. Beer Cozy
  9. Corkcicle
  10. Single Serve Champagne
  11. Bingo Blotter
  12. Scratch Lotto tickets (+ Change to scratch with!)
  13. Liquor Bottle Spouts

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Adult Stocking Stuffers to Make That House a Home

  1. Pillowcases
  2. Scented Oils
  3. Incense Sticks
  4. Letterpress Coasters
  5. Hand Towel
  6. Face Cloth
  7. Poster Sticky Tack
  8. 3M Command Hooks
  9. Bag Closers (ie Chip Clips)
  10. Photo Holder
  11. Foldable Shopping Bag
  12. Signet Stamp & Wax
  13. Letter Opener
  14. Figurines – Willow Tree, Royal Doulton
  15. Door Stop
  16. Photographs – Especially good for family members
  17. Mini Photo Album – Especially good for grandparents!

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Adult Stocking Stuffers for the Garage

  1. ShamWow
  2. Car Wax
  3. Plumb Bob
  4. Mini Clamps
  5. Carpentry Pencil
  6. Small Level
  7. Bungee Cords
  8. Flagging Tape
  9. Rearview Mirror Car Accessories – Fuzzy Dice, etc.
  10. RainX
  11. Grease Monkey Wipes – Grease wipes for biking/workshop/car etc

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Adult Stocking Stuffers for Fur Lovers

  1. Catnip
  2. Dog collar – for your pet or for you??
  3. Dog treats/bones/toys
  4. Cat Stuff
  5. Pet Nametags

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Adult Stocking Stuffers that are Unique

  1. Cash – You really can’t go wrong with this one.
  2. Engagement Ring – okay… I write a blog that is mostly about wedding gifts!
  3. Love Letter
  4. Bible Cover
  5. Henna
  6. Charitable Donation

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

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!


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 :)
    My recent post Winter N.A.C – Christmas Carol or Song

  21. purpleslobinrecovery says:

    Wonderful! Thanks so much for going to all the trouble of making the pix links. How convenient!!
    Love the food! And I was just thinking the other day, I need a purple tomato pin cushion!
    Here from Inspire Me Monday.
    My recent post Kompliment Kudos

  22. TryingToBeZen says:

    Oh my, these ideas are WONDERFUL!!! Thank you so much :) You've given ideas for Birthdays, Easter, Anniversaries…. Absolutely thrilled!

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