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Hi Folks. Some people asked me to put together some ideas on stocking stuffers. It appears that I got a little bit carried away and wrote 500 stocking stuffer ideas for adults. I hope that it is helpful to you!
They’ll 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. Please visit our list of the Most Incredible Stocking Stuffer ideas for literally everyone on your list, if you don’t find what you need here!
They are all generally affordable, with most being under $20.
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.
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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
- Edible Treats and Snack Stocking Stuffers for Adults
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Foodie or Home Cook
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Baker
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Entertainer
- Some Stocking Stuffers for Wintertime
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For Stylish Folks
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For Travelers
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For Tech Lovers
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For Artists and Musicians
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For The Office
- Adult Stocking Stuffers For Fun and Time With Friends
- Adult Stocking Stuffers That are All Bacon
- Self Care and Beauty Stocking Stuffers for Adults
- Useful Adult Stocking Stuffers that are Handy to Have
- Fun Adult Stocking Stuffers For Kids at Heart
- Adult Stocking Stuffers for Crafty Pursuits and Hobbies
- Adult Stocking Stuffers That Are Ridiculously Practical
- Adult Stocking Stuffers That Might Support Vices
- Adult Stocking Stuffers to Make That House a Home
- Cute Stocking Stuffers for Adults
- Funny Adult Stocking Stuffers
- Young Adult Focused Stocking Stuffer Ideas
- Adult Stocking Stuffers That Are Unique and Customized
- Christmas Themed Stocking Stuffers Adults Will Love
Adult Stocking Stuffers for the Sporty and Outdoorsy
These are perfect for folks who like to spend their time at the gym or outside. They’d also be great for sports players and coaches, including adults who coach kids’ sports.
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A hiking staple, Cliff bars come in tasty flavors and fit with so many different dietary needs. They’re handy to keep around but also more grown up than typical granola bars.
Another great hiking or sports friendly bar, Luna bars are meant to give you a boost of energy to keep up your stamina.
Gotta stay hydrated! Skip the gatorade an add. someelectrolyte tabs to their stocking instead. They’re great because you can add the to any drink.
If they’re into weight lifting or rock climbing extra chalk is always appreciated. It’s also perfect adult stocking stuffer size too.
Speaking of climbing, you can never have too many of these lying around. They have a habit of going missing.
Hardcore cyclists and hobby bike riders all apprecaite (and will definitely use) bike tools. Get a small kit that fits in their stocking.
Handy for all kinds of uses: camping, hiking, walking the dog at night, power outages, etc.
These are so handy for anyone who has any gear to have on hand. You can lock up your skis in the winter, a stroller if you’re shopping for someone with kids, your bike, or virtually anything else that the lock can wrap around.
Get something specific to whatever sport or outdoor activities they’re into or some good all-purpose althetic socks.
Again, sport specific if possible. If you’re not sure then a general pair of gloves is great for a variety of sports like biking and weight lifting.
Bike Tire C02 Cartridges
If they like to cycle these are really handy for quick tire repairs and refills. Plus they’re small enough for a stocking stuffer! Great for adults or teens.
Bottle Cleaning Tabs
Get that reusable water bottle, camelback drinking bottle, or Yeti cleaned up properly with these tabs.
There are so many camping accesories that would make great adult socking stuffers but you can’t go wrong with a good old fashioned spork.
Ever tried to strike wet matches? Yeah, it doesn’t work. These are great for camping or folks who spend time boating and kayaking.
Great for those sports injuries or all around aches and pains. Especially if you’re shopping for someone who’s not in their 20s anymore!
Make sure you get the right wax for the type of skiing they do. There’s different wax for downhill and cross country skis!
If they enjoy a fun game or are super into hockey a puck is a great stocking stuffer addition.
Indoor/Outdoor Hockey Balls
Not everywhere gets snow and ice, but that shouldn’t stop the adults in your life from having fun. These hockey balls work indoors or outside, perfect for all-season fun.
Hockey players always appreciate more tape but sports tape is also used by baseball players and other athletes too.
Collapsible Water Bottle
These are so handy to have – you can throw them in your bag and fill it up at the gym without having to worry about lugging a water bottle.
For anyone who might want to write down some paper notes in places that might get the paper wet.
Make sure to get an adult sized one! These are great for staying active and adding some different cardio workouts to the mix.
You can get them any kind of fitness tracker as a stocking stuffer but when it comes to athletes the Fitbit is still one of the best ones. Depending on what model you get (like this one) it can do all kinds of useful measurements like steps, activity, and heart rate.
If they have more than one dumbbell or barbell that uses plates then having another set of collars makes your workouts so much easier. You could also get them a pair in a fun colour.
This stuff is great for cleaning your waterproof gear without ruining it. It also helps restore the water repellant coating on older gear. Win-win.
Gym Bag Deoderizer
Enough said here. Even if we don’t want to admit it we could all use this adult stocking stuffer idea.
No one wants to have to use this gift but it is super useful, especially for folks who spend a lot of time hiking in the woods.
Either a sports whistle (especailly if they coach) or a rescue one, depending on their activity of choice.
Everyone should really have these in their home, not just atheletes. That being said, an athletic person will definitely apprecaite them for stretching and exercises.
For the outdoor adventurers in your life! You never know when you might need this.
Edible Treats and Snack Stocking Stuffers for Adults
Everyone likes treats in their stocking! These are more grown-up friendly options, although I also included a few treats that will remind the adults in your life of their childhood Christmases.
Hot Chocolate Packets
It’s a winter staple and a perfect stocking stuffer. Make sure to get nice ones that adults will enjoy. Even better, add a little “adult” touch with a mini bottle of Bailey’s.
We’re big fans of this brand of premium coffee and the bags are perfect size to fit most stockings. All their varities are delicious, and prices range from affordable to Kopi Luwak. The only downside is this coffee also smells great which might give the gift away before they even unpack the stocking…
If you have a Kurieg or Nespresso add some gourmet pods to their stocking. Perfect for the holidays.
If you’re feeling adventerous choose fancy teas or ones that make sense for the holiday season… Like Christmas tea!
You can get some great gourmet microwave popcorn packs nowadays and they’re such a handy snack to have on hands for adults. They also fit perfect into stockings.
Most adults appreciate having packs of gum on hand so use Christmas as an excuse to stock someone in your life up with their favourite brand.
Wild Game Meat Sticks
Any meat sticks make great stocking stuffers for adults but I love all the varieties in this pack. You might be able to fit all these into one or spread them out between multiple stockings for a tasty treat.
Has someone been naughty this year? Give them a little treat and prank all in one by slipping some coal bubblegum in their stocking.
I like giving these to folks who can’t chew gum (or just don’t like it) but still enjoy a breath mint.
I love this stocking stuffer idea! Not only do they get a yummy snack, but it’s perfect if you’re on a budget but still want to give a gift.
You can make your own, buy it from someone locally, or grab some delicious fudge online. Whatever you choose they’ll be happy.
Chocolate is a stocking stuffer tradition but adults might perfect a higher end variety.
You can get little bottles of hot sauce in all kinds of unique flavours! Great for sampling some new ones.
Instead of chips choose the small packs of Pringles for stocking stuffers because they fit better and are less likely to get crushed.
Some adults may not want candy or treats in their stocking. Instead get these folks a different kind of treat: their favourite canned fish.
These are another healthy option for adult stocking stuffer treats! Plus they’re inexpensive too.
Smoked oysters are a delicacy for a lot of folks and you can get really creative with brands and flavours. These ones are pretty spectacular for someone who really enjoys their oysters.
Deluxe Mac and Cheese
Another tasty snack that fits with your budget. Instead of kiddie varities opt for tasty adult friendly flavours or the deluxe option.
Terry’s Chocolate Orange
These are a Christmas tradition in many parts of the world! If the adult you’re shopping for doesn’t usually get these it’s time to add one to their stocking. They’re delicious!
You could also give them a little container of Nutella if they don’t like the dippers. These are a fun treat though!
Gourmet Maple Syrup
Little bottles of maple syrup are out there and perfect stocking size. Choose something fancy like this bourbon barrel aged maple syrup. Trust me, it’s delicious.
You can get all kinds of mini baking mix packs thay don’t involve a lot of ingredients or effort. Think cookie mixes, Jell-o, pudding, and so on.
You can get pretty much every flavour in these water enhancer squeezes now. Find their favourite brand and load it up their stocking with it.
Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Foodie or Home Cook
Kitchen gadgets and tools, as well as cooking supplies, are great stocking stuffer ideas for people who like to cook. Just don’t give them things the household needs; instead stick to fun food related gifts that are uniquely for them.
Vanilla beans are expensive but well-appreciated by an avid baker. You might get some goodies out of it too so it’s worth the splurge.
Another pricey ingredient, saffron is used for gourmet recipes. Thankfully a little bit goes a long way.
Stainless Steel “Soap”
Cleaning supplies aren’t usually good Christmas gifts but if you think someone in your life will appreciate this as a stocking stuff I say go for it!
Silicone Pot Clip Spoon Rest
Gadgets for the home cook always work well as stocking stuffers. This one is practical too.
Even though we have other technology a good old fashioned kitchen timer is handy to have.
Coffee Stirring Spoons
These long spoons are great for stirring coffee or other tall drinks. Most people who don’t have them won’t buy them on their own but they’ll sure appreciate getting a set as a gift.
These gourmet salts can be used in a variety of ways: both in recipes and for flavouring at the table. Great for the foodie!
Eco-friendly alternatives to everyday things make great stocking stuffers and they straws are no exception.
Aprons can be rolled up and stuffed in a stocking pretty easily, especially if you get one that’s not too bulky.
Another gift that’s super handy to have if you don’t already have it in your life: a meat thermometer. Get a simple one for the BBQ or a fancy electric one. At least you know Christmas dinner will be cooked to temperature!
You could also add some packages of loose leaf tea into their stocking alongside this gift idea. There are so many tea infusers out there too that you can really have fun with this stocking stuffer idea.
Brown Sugar Saver Disc
I didn’t know how useful these were until I got one and I’ll never go back. If they’re still putting bread in the brown sugar it’s time for an upgrade.
Depending on what style you get there are knife sharpeners that should fit comfortably in most stockings.
Tiny espresso cups are perfectly stocking stuffer size! You can get some pretty unique ones out there too.
If the adult in your life likes to wake up to a latte then warm milk is a must. This helps you figure out if the milk is at the right temperature so you don’t end up with a cold drink.
A candy thermometer is an important kitchen tool that almost anyone who bakes or cooks needs. Not only will it help determine if candies, fudge, and caramels are done but it can also temp frying oil too.
It seems a bit silly but a banana slicer is actually pretty useful. Especially if they add banana to other foods like yogurt or cereal.
These have kind of gone out of style but I say bring them back. Egg cups make your breakfast feel a bit more fancy, and they’re a must if you want soft boiled eggs.
These are so much better than using a grater for zesting citrus. If they don’t already have one add it to the stocking stuffer shopping list!
Pure Vanilla Extract
This is another cooking and baking item that can be considered a luxury because of the cost. Treat them to the real thing!
Mason Jar Lids
These lids fit on top of mason jars so they can use them as food storage or for drinks.
Canning Jar Lids
While you can reuse canning jars, you can’t use the mason jar lids again – so these are a thoughtful stocking stuffer for someone who likes to can.
You could even fill out a few with some favourite recipes before tucking them in the stocking!
A great idea for a coffee lover: coffee syrup. There are so many delicious flavours out there to try. Or get a sample pack so you can fit more options!
Food Choice Dice
If you love food it can be hard to narrow down dinner options. Especially when choosing take-out. If that sounds like the person you’re shopping for, these food dice are a perfect stocking stuffer idea.
Put a hard boiled egg in this mold and it wil change shape! Fun for adults who don’t take things too seriously.
Specialty Gourmet Oils
Add this to the list of things folks don’t buy for themselves because they’re too pricey at the store. Choose something tasty but exotic like this black truffle oil.
Splatypus Scraper and Spreader
I just think this little guy is really cute! It’s also practical for getting the last bit out of the jars.
Magic Mushroom Silicone Funnel
I love when they take something ordinary (like a funnel) and make it more fun to use in the kitchen. It also makes it more fun to gift too.
Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Baker
So many baking supplies are perfect stocking stuffer size! One of my favorite stocking stuffer gifts is giving bakers unique cookie cutters for Christmas. Here’s some other ideas too:
Cake Decorating Sprinkles
So many fun options you there! You can get a mix or find some cute Christmas decorations to add to their stocking.
Either some fun pattern paper ones or silicon cupcake liners will do the trick. You can never have too many of these if you bake often.
This little friend keeps the pie from collapsing in the middle. An important job, and great gift idea.
Pie weights are used for pre-baking pie crusts. How do you know if this is a good gift idea? If they’ve been using beans or other things found around the kitchen to weight down their pie crust!
Stencils make it easy for anyone to decorate fancy cakes. If you can fit it add some sanding sugar too.
Piping Bag Tips
Piping bag tips get lost, dirty, rusty, and worn out. Plus a new baker may not have a big selection yet.
Cake Pop Sticks
Hey, why not? You could add these in if they’ve been thinking of making cake pops but haven’t tried it yet.
Not everyone is great at separating eggs by hand. Enter: the egg separator. Handy for cakes!
Adjustable Rolling Pin
The silicone rings on this rolling pin help a baker roll out exactly the right size and shape of dough or fondant.
This wand is perfect for dusting cakes and pastries with sugar. This is really tricky to do without a dusting wand so they’ll definitely appreciate this stocking stuffer if they don’t already have one.
Reusable Bread Bags
If you’re stuffing the stocking for an adult who likes to make homemade bread but doesn’t know how to store it wow them with this gift. These bags keep homemade bread from getting too dry or moist.
Adult Stocking Stuffers For the Entertainer
Some people love hosting parties and events all year ’round! Here’s some great adult friendly ideas for folks who love to entertain guests that are small enough to fit inside a stocking.
You can get wine charms in so many styles and themes that there’s bound to be a set that works for the adults in your life. Even if they don’t drink wine they’re handy to have for parties!
Cheese knives are the ultimate accesory for fancy party hosting. Even better, add in a cheese ball seasoning with it for a fun gift.
A small wine aerator should fit in a stocking nicely. If you want to make this an even better gift tuck their favourite bottle under the tree.
Table Topics Cards
These are nice to have on hand as icebreakers and conversation starters when you’re hosting a party or have a new group of friends.
Plastic Drink Swords
Any cocktail or drink accesosry would be great additions to a stocking but I’m partial to these classics.
Wine Out Stain Remover
You never know when this might come in handy! Great for the furniture and your clothes.
The sky is the limit with wine stopper options and they’re almost always appreciated even if they already have one in the house.
Extra Fondue Forks
If you do fondue it’s always nice to have extra forks on hand. You could also look for some good quality ones and give them an upgrade.
These cubes can be dropped into a glass with alcohol for an instant cocktail. How cool! They’d make a great party trick for friends.
Novelty Ice Cube Trays
If you entertain ice on hand is a must. But novelty ice cube trays can up their entertaining game with fun shapes!
Decanter Cleaning Beads
A gift you didn’t know you wanted for a wine lover. These beads help clean the inside of a decanter when hands can’t fit.
There are so many fun drink rimmer flavors to try. This is a great chance to get them something really unique.
So much classier than just putting the chopsticks on the table or side of your plate.
No putting your hands in the sugar cube dish! So cute for tea parties or jsut keeping things classy anytime.
Why shouldn’;’t your pickles have a dedicated fork? This makes reaching them out easy. I love that it stays on the side of the jar too.
Novelty Bottle Opener
What’s better than a regular bottle opener? A novelty one! This is a great gift because you can give it even if they already have a perfectly good one. Plus it’s fun.
Place Card Holders
Place card holders are making a comeback in table settings so get them ahead of the curve with this stocking stuffer idea.
Ramekins are useful for cooking, baking, serving, and prep – plus they’re perfectly stocking stuffer sized.
Another great formal place setting accessory, you can get something trendy that can be used year round or a Christmas set to put on the table for dinner.
Reusable Drink Umbrellas
These are so much better than buying the disposable kind. Plus they double as drink markers.
New Years Decorations
It’s the next holiday coming up. I love giving New Year’s decorations as a stocking stuffer to keep the party going.
Some Stocking Stuffers for Wintertime
Since Christmas lands at the start of winter (and winters are cold and snowy where I live), I love giving wintertime-themed holiday gifts.
Hand Warmer Hot Packs
There’s nothing worse than being cold in the winter and hand warmers make a good stocking stuffer idea. I like these ones because they’re handy, but you can also get rechargable ones too.
You can never have too many pairs of winter gloves. This is an especially great stocking stuffer idea for that adult who always seems to lose their gloves or leave them places.
Again, perfect for the cold, dry winter months. Get something luxurious for a special treat!
These are so nice for making delicious mulled drinks. Perfect for a winter warm up or gathering with friends.
Personal Steam Inhaler
With winter comes cold and flu season – get ahead of it with a steam inhaler. Trust me, they’ll be thanking you.
More cold and flu remedies for the stocking! These are a nice addition if you want an inexpensive stocking stuffer but are skipping the candy.
If they already have a great hat you can also get a beanie with something cool on it for them instead.
So handy for dry places including the office. Love that you can bring it with you whenever you go.
These are gorgeous! Put the ball into hot water and it blooms into a beautiful flower that also brews tea.
Nutcracker & Nuts
Nuts are a Christmas staple (if you’re not allergic) and both the nuts and nutcracker make great stocking stuffer ideas. Plus you’ll have a Christmas day snack to share.
Mini Ice Scraper
We don’t want to think about it but ice on the car is inevitable in most northern places. Get them prepared with this handy scraper.
If they’re less of a hat person a headband style ear warmer is a way to look cute while staying warm.
How much did it snow? Take the guesswork out with a snow gauge. It’s a bit long for a stocking but should fit if you put it sticking out.
Adult Stocking Stuffers For Stylish Folks
Adults who like to dress up in stylish outfits for work or who frequent fancy events will appreciate these sophisticated gift ideas. Some are also great luxury stocking stuffers to really pamper someone special in your life.
So many options for cufflinks out there! You can get something super nice and stylish or go silly and fun in their stocking this Christmas.
Perfume is perfectly stocking size! You could also get some smaller sample bottles so they can try out a few scents this holiday season.
Make sure it’s a stylish wallet! If this stocking stuffer is for your spouse you can also include a photo inside for a thoughtful touch.
These are practical and make you look a lot more put together. Tip: you can also get customized ones if you’d rather it be a more personal gift.
Not everyone wants to carry around a wallet – especially now that we keep our cards on our phones. A money clip is a nice accessory, especially for high-end occasions.
Another great gift for someone who likes to dress up. You can get a variety of pocket trendy squares or a unique custom one that has sentimental value.
Scarves are great for looking stylish, especially in winter. Get something that matches their cold weather wardrobe for a thoughtful gift.
A great accessory gift for someone who wears them! The soft kind fit into stockings perfectly.
One of those little gifts you never knew you needed until you get it. Treat them to an easier life this Christmas with a shoehorn in their stocking – trust me, they’ll be thanking you.
From the fashion style to the designer, there are so many options for sunglasses to slip into their stocking this year.
Clutch or Wristlet Purse
A small one should fit into a stocking, especially if it’s soft enough to bend.
If they wear jewellery then they’ll also need jewellery cleaner. Gift it with a piece or on its own for a practical adult friendly stocking stuffer idea.
No self respecting stylish person is going out with pilled clothes! This helps make removing those easier – no more using the razor.
Adult Stocking Stuffers For Travelers
Travel gifts are great on their own in a stocking, but would be even better alongside a surprise trip for Christmas. It’s very convenient that travel-sized items are also perfectly stocking sized too. We also have a post filled with travel stocking stuffers too.
Adult Stocking Stuffers For Tech Lovers
These are for all the nerds, geeks, tech bros, and anyone who needs some technology additions or upgrades around the holidays. Extra chargers are probably my go to, but there are so many cool techy gifts to add to an adult’s stocking.
Adult Stocking Stuffers For Artists and Musicians
You can’t fit a whole guitar or easel in their stocking, so art and music supplies are the next best thing.