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Stockings are one of the most exciting parts of Christmas. When it comes to stocking stuffers, everyone has a different approach. Some people like to stuff them full of practical things like toothbrushes and socks and other people like to fill them with holiday items like festive chocolates and candy-cane scented candles.
Whether you fill your stockings with new tech gadgets, beauty products, bubbly or reading material, it’s important to set aside a budget because there is still ample room for gifts to gather under the tree.
There are so many amazing gifts for $25 and under that could fit perfectly into a stocking — so we helped select 25 stocking stuffers for everyone on your (or Santa’s) list this year — pets included!
Get softer lips overnight with the Rose Butter Lip Mask. It will hydrate, condition and help repair lips as you sleep.
SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $15
The Milwaukee 9-in-1 multi-bit screwdriver provides users with maximum versatility and has 2 times faster driving in high-torque applications without sacrificing control. This gift comes with a lifetime warranty.
SHOP IT: The Home Depot, $20
The Merry & Bright Holiday Stocking Stuffer for dogs will allow your pet to join in on the excitement Christmas morning. This stocking comes with 4 dog toys including a plush reindeer, rope, tennis ball and squeaker.
SHOP IT: Petsmart, $7
The Glade Jar Candle Candy Cane Cheer will fill the room with the festive scents of spearmint, cinnamon, steamed milk, coconut and vanilla.
SHOP IT: Walmart Canada, $5
The perfect stocking stuffer for the skincare enthusiast on your list. Apply the Holy Hydration Face Cream to help brighten and even out skin tone, lock in moisture and promote a plumped up, bouncy complexion.
SHOP IT: e.l.f. cosmetics, $12
A gift you can feel good about giving! Formulated with all-natural, certified-organic ingredients, Good Juju shampoo bars have a rich lather and leave hair healthy, shiny, and nourished. One bar lasts for 50-75 washes and replaces 3 plastic bottles of shampoo.
SHOP IT: Good Juju, $18
This is a great stocking stuffer for someone who enjoys working on their car. It can also be used during the camping months and you can wear your headlight while your chopping wood and getting the fire started.
A bottle of Rosé is the perfect stocking stuffer for the Rosé lover in your life. It also takes up a lot of real estate so Santa will only have to add a few more options to the stocking. Saintly Sparkling Rosé delivers angelic rose in a dry style with lots of red fruit flavours.
SHOP IT: LCBO, $19
A seasonal favourite and the perfect stocking stuffer gift - Second Cup's signature hot chocolate is available in four flavours: Classic Hot Chocolate, White Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Bean Hot Chocolate and the limited edition holiday blend of Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate. The hot chocolate has no artificial colours and flavours, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.
SHOP IT: Second Cup, $10
DevaCurl’s SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler Mini is the perfect size for any stocking. It gives hair ultra-moisture and controls your curls and frizz.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $18 (originally $25)
This talking hamster repeats whatever your kids say with his own critter voice. This bright-eyed, soft plush toy will be a great companion for children this holiday season.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $19 (originally $23)
Make the holidays feel extra special for your cat with this stocking that includes 12 new toys all in different sizes and varieties to help ensure they won’t be running around with wrapping paper all day.
SHOP IT: Petsmart, $12
Bondi Sands self-tanners are affordable and come in a wide range of shades, making them ideal for friends and family who are looking to get a glow this winter.
SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $22
The classic 80’s brand is back ready for a new generation of kids. The new Care Bears Unlock the Magic Interactive Figures feature 50 + reactions and surprises. Get them to sing, tell jokes, share feelings, say funny phrases and more by touching their paws, nose or belly.
SHOP IT: Toys R Us, $23
Set someone up with the ultimate Zoom hack this holiday season: dry shampoo. Batiste Dry Shampoo has released a holiday set including the Batiste Original, and a limited-edition fan fave that was available a couple of years ago and has been brought back just for the Holiday season – Rose Gold.
SHOP IT: Shoppers Drugs Mart, $15
The Coming Together magazine features cocktail recipes from 50 of Canada’s top mixologists. The initiative aims to raise funds via the sale of a high gloss coffee table magazine and all proceeds will benefit the Canadian cocktail creators featured in it.
SHOP IT: Moët Hennessy Coming Together, $25
Put one of these no-touch door openers in everyone’s stocking this year. They can be used on a keychain and they’re also a simple and effective way to keep your hands clean while avoiding direct contact with shared surfaces.
SHOP IT: Staples, $13
For those who don't want to go cold turkey for Dry January, try out Dry(ish) January by opting for a CBD-infused sparkling water over a glass of wine.
SHOP IT: Ontario Cannabis Store, $7
Boscia’s Fruit Acid Smoothing Foot Peel with plant-based alcohol is a foot treatment mask that helps break down and peel-off rough layers of skin to debut super-soft and smooth feet.
SHOP IT: Boscia, $18
Winter gloves are a great addition to any stocking. These gloves feature material on the thumbs, forefingers and middle fingers to ensure you can use your touchscreen phone while wearing them.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $16 (originally $18)
See You Soon Toronto items are an amazing way of giving back. The idea behind the holiday collection is to let loved ones know they matter – with 100% of the proceeds supporting the hospitality industry and organizations that serve the homeless, deliver mental health support and provide assistance to vulnerable communities.
SHOP IT: See You Soon Toronto, $25
Threads is a new Canadian brand that is breaking barriers when it comes to an essential winter wardrobe staple: tights. Threads tights are quality and comfort packed into one.
SHOP IT: Threads, $13
L’Oreal Paris’ Air Volume Mega Mascara will puff up your lashes while they still feel light as air.
SHOP IT: Walmart Canada, $11 (originally $14)
Crafted from repurposed cow horn, these stackable rings feature warm organic tones and a smooth, natural finish. Obakki’s artisan partners in Kenya turned this raw material into beautiful jewelry.
SHOP IT: Obakki, $25
The cute and festive Bear Bites are a combination of fine LINDT milk chocolate with a crispy centre The snack-sized treats are perfect for sharing with the people in your bubble throughout the holiday season.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $6