Everyone loves a nice big present under the tree, but what about the stocking stuffers? They’re just as important as the big gifts, however, figuring out the right gifts to place inside your stockings takes a little bit of thought. The item can’t be too big or heavy and you also shouldn’t just put any little thing in there that will fit. The person has to actually like what they’re getting.
Although I think stockings are often just used for decor these days, I have some stocking stuffer ideas that could change that and get anyone excited to look into their stockings once again!
Makeup is always a good idea for the makeup guru and makeup guru’s at heart. The best thing is that it’s easy to find travel-size items that will fit perfectly inside the stocking of the person you’re gifting.
Another good stocking stuffer alongside makeup would be nail polish! If you know someone who loves to do their nails then they surely would appreciate more colors to add to their collection! Nail polish is so small that you can grab a bundle and still have room for more. As a matter of fact, to up the ante, you can do a nail-themed stocking and gift a bunch of products for the person’s nails. The possibilities are endless!
Some may say that socks shouldn’t be gifts, stocking stuffers or not, but I love a good pair of socks! I think a cute pair of socks would make create stuffers to go into someone’s stocking. You don’t have to gift plain ones, but maybe some fuzzy ones or even gift matching ones to wear on Christmas day.
Gift cards will always be the supreme gift for anyone who wants to play it safe. Luckily, they fit perfectly inside of a stocking. I’m sure anyone would love to pull out a gift card because…well…who doesn’t love receiving money as a gift!?
Bath bombs make a great addition to your stocking stuffer items for someone who loves them or someone you feel could use a little luxury bath in their life. You can also go further with this one and create a self-care themed stocking!
This one is more of a necessity type of stocking stuffer. Who couldn’t use a portable charger!? As someone who’s always on their phone, I would love to see something like this in my stocking. Portable chargers are truly life savers and are well-appreciated gifts!
Small in size and sometimes big in price, gifting earbuds could add you to the favorite gifter list. As I mentioned, they could get a little pricey depending on where you purchase them, but also you want to provide a quality gift. Wherever you decide to purchase them, any lover of music or handsfree talking would love them as a gift.
Anyone with long hair already knows the struggle of keeping hair ties! They somehow magically disappear and you never see them again. There are also those with thick hair that breaks almost every single one they try to use (moment of silence for them). No matter what you’re planning to stuff inside someone’s stocking, I think it’s always a good idea to add them in (make sure you test the strength first).
The saying that big things come in small packages absolutely applies to this stocking stuffer! I think gifting jewelry will make anyone want to hang their stocking up every year to see what’s next. I also like the idea, for the Christmas lover who’s looking to propose, to hide the ring in a stocking. If you’re reading this and you were looking for a proposal idea…you’re welcome.
Perfume bottles come in so many different sizes and shapes, that there are some full-sized bottles that fit perfectly inside of a stocking! This gift is not only perfect for the person but also for you if it’s for someone you live with. They get to walk around all day smelling great and your nose is blessed with beautiful fragrances.
I love a cute phone case and don’t know what I would do without one on my phone. I even gifted my grandmother with a phone case of her own. They’re a great surprise that you can slip inside of a stocking. There are so many different varieties that you can also provide multiple. Another great theme idea could be a tech related stocking. You can put a phone case, portable charger, and earbuds all in one stocking for the ultimate gift!
Candles have become my obsession and I am not sorry for it one bit. If you’re wondering how you can fit a candle inside of a stocking without it being too heavy, there are mini candles that make the perfect gift. Not only are they a great gift, but they’re the cutest things ever! I have a mini candle that I purchased from Bath and Body Works and I love it!
Calling all of my wine drinkers…this one’s for you! This one came to mind because I thought of the time that I tried to open a bottle of wine, but I didn’t know it had a cork inside. I could’ve used a corkscrew as a gift for sure! This would also be a great idea if you’re planning on gifting wine or wine glasses.
Who doesn’t love a cute keychain!? I don’t think they will ever go out of style and they add a little spice to a regular set of keys. There are so many different cute keychains that you can grab TONS of them to go inside of stockings. This is also the perfect idea for anyone who likes to collect them!
Stationery is always needed…even when it’s not (I may be guilty of having a large number of notebooks). I mean, who doesn’t need a pen!? What’s even better is if the stationery is cute! They’re the best stocking stuffers for students, writers, or just your average collector/stationery hoarder (that’s me).
Skincare is so important and necessary for anyone, man or woman. Placing little items such as face masks, serums, or a facial roller could make for the perfect stocking. You could also place the bath bomb inside to give everything the person would need for their own spa day!
There are so many items you can use as stocking stuffers that you have an endless supply of ways to get creative! I hope you were able to get an idea of what you would love to gift as a stocking stuffer or even to create a themed stocking. What gift would you like inside your stocking?