The 20 best stocking stuffers that aren’t limited to boring cotton socks
While socks and underwear are always useful, they're definitely not most folks' first choice when it comes to gifts. With this in mind, we've listed the 17 best stocking stuffers that anyone would actually want (and use) — and there's something here for every price point.
If you're looking to spend the absolute least, this $4 eos Natural Shea Lip Balm is one of the most useful yet practical gifts that so many people love. It has a cult following, with shoppers saying it's extremely moisturizing (especially in the winter months) and is safe for sensitive lips.
For those willing to spend a bit more, this $25 Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eyemask is one of our top recommendations. The 100% mulberry silk will make it a winner.
And if you're willing to splurge a bit, the No. 1 best-selling Theragun Mini is the gift that keeps giving. Everyone from athletes and folks with occasionally sore muscles to everyday people who enjoy a little massage after a long day loves this tiny device.
Also, if you insist on getting socks to stuff someone's stocking, we recommend a Merino Wool Blend Calf Socks four-pack from Bombas. The high-quality merino wool means they'll last longer, give you more support and keep your feet warmer than cotton.
Check out all 17 stocking stuffers below and shop now to get them in time for the holidays.
Sleeping for everyone should be a luxurious and enjoyable experience, and you don't need to spend a lot to make that happen. This $25 Mulberry Silk Eyemask from well-known bedding brand Brooklinen is naturally cool to the touch and breathable, so you won't feel like something's weighing down your face. It currently comes in four core colors and five limited edition colors.
Who doesn't love a good high-quality hand cream gift set? TOCCA is one of the most recognizable beauty brands in the world and its recently released hand cream holiday gift set is one of the best and most affordable stocking stuffer options we've seen thus far.
This luxurious hand cream trio comes in a unique windowed keepsake box and features rich scents like grapefruit, cucumber, bergamot, gardenia and Italian blood orange. Each cream also contains nourishing coconut oil, shea butter and TOCCA's signature scents.
This brand is known for its premium body washes, hand soaps, creams and fragrances and this set comes with two of its best-selling products: the Bergamot Hand+Body Wash and the Vitamin B5 Body Lotion.
Both of these best sellers are quick-absorbing and actually last on the skin. What's even better about this duo, though, is that it comes beautifully packaged in this gifting-ready body, so all you have to do is toss it in the stocking or present it to your friend or loved one. No gift-wrapped required!
Therabody's Theragun series manages to make it on everyone's wishlist year after year. And while the brand's entire series is pretty impressive and effective, most shoppers love its Bluetooth-enabled Mini massage gun the most. It's portable, fits in the palm of your hand, and comes with three interchangeable attachments for targeting different concerns like soreness, relaxation and stiff muscles.
This version is 20% smaller and 30% lighter than the previous one, making it even more travel-friendly and practical for everyday use, as you're able to access an entire library of free personalized wellness routines with guided instructions.
The Theragun Mini comes in three colors and even received Oprah's stamp of approval in 2022, making her coveted Favorite Things list.
Not all hair clips do the trick, and so many Ulta reviewers give this one from The Hair Edit a 10/10. It has a sleek, soft gold metallic finish and holds your hair gently and securely. Best of all, though, it works for all hair types and styles.
We can't write off socks completely. However, we draw the line at those cheap socks that fray after just a few wears. Invest in some quality socks like these from arguably the most popular sock brand in the world: Bombas.
The Stanley Quencher Flowstate tumbler is, by far, the most viral drinking vessel of 2023, so it's very likely that someone on your list will ask for one. This 30-ounce tumbler is the perfect size for a stocking and keeps drinks cold for nine hours, hot for five and iced for 40. Choose from over 12 colors!
In celebration of iconic New York artist Keith Haring, Timex released this limited-edition watch in a gorgeously striking, but still versatile black-and-white color scheme. The art displayed on the watch band and face serves as a tribute to Haring's earliest pop art drawings which were found all over New York City subways when he was alive.
This is one of the best stocking stuffers to gift to your funky fashion-forward friend who loves art. Plus, since the band material's made of resin, it's sure to last forever and will remain comfy on any wrist for long periods of time.
When I think of the best stocking stuffers that I would actually want, I always think of a high-quality phone case — and it doesn't get more premium than CASETiFY.
In addition to being aesthetically some of the best phone cases you'll find anywhere, CASETiFY'S offerings are just miles ahead of the rest when it comes to protectiveness. Made for iPhones ranging from the iPhone 7 Plus to the latest iPhone 15 lineup, these cases will last you forever and were built to take the worst drops and falls while remaining intact.
CASETiFY is also known for collaborating with artists to create some of the most gorgeous cases ever and this Frosted Sunset case is one of our favorites. If this design isn't the vibe you're looking for, the Nantucket Blue Hydrangeas case and the simple custom Impact Case are two of my top recommendations.
eos' Vanilla Cashmere body lotion is everyone's favorite thanks to its long-lasting moisturization and addicting scent, but the hype for the brand all started with this $4 lip balm. Safe for sensitive lips, the lotion gives all-day moisture.
If you're on a strict budget or just want to give a practical gift, this stocking stuffer fits the bill.
In my opinion, mini candles always make the absolute best stocking stuffers and this set from Brooklinen is one of my personal favorites.
These hand-poured, perfume-grade candles come in two dedicated themed sets (The Up & Up Set and The Downtime Set). The former features clean, fresh and bright scents that you associate with that daytime joy that we all love. The latter features warmer and cozier scents that are perfect for winding down.
What I love most about these candles, though, is that, despite their size, their scents expand well throughout the room. Without a doubt, these are some of the best quality candles that I own.
One of my all-time favorite scented candle brands is Jo Malone. From the wax and burn quality to the thoughtful packaging, you'll never miss with one of its candles. This three-piece travel candle set is a part of the brand's latest seasonal release and includes three candles in the scents Orange Bitters, Pine & Eucalyptus and Roasted Chestnut.
Gift these altogether or separate them to gift to three of your favorite folks for one of the best (and best-smelling) stocking stuffers ever.
If you're shopping for someone who loves muskier and smokier scents, men's grooming brand Bevel just released a holiday trio candle scent that literally smells like a wealthy man (in the best way possible).
The set includes three warm and comforting scents: Midnight Sandalwood (notes of amber, patchouli and sandalwood), Dark Cassis (notes of dark berries, grapefruit, white musk and vanilla) and Supreme Oak (notes of sweet almond, bourbon and birch).
These come as a set or separately. If you're looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the man in your life who loves his place to smell expensive and warm, this is my top recommendation. Shop these candles on Amazon or directly from Bevel.
The photo-obsessed person in your life will absolutely love this instant portable label and photo printer from the trusted tech brand HP. With this device, use the HP Sprocket Panorama app to customize photos straight from your phone, then instantly roll out sticky-backed pictures in various sizes to give out as keepsakes or to stick on your fridge, computer cover or more.
It doesn't get more practical than a surge protector. If you're looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the person who has a bunch of tech and never enough outlets, this one from Belkin is the one to buy.
You get to power up to 15 devices at once with this 12-outlet surge protector that also comes with USB-C and USB-A ports. It also has a 6-foot cable, making it perfect for use at workstations or behind an entertainment center. Plus, each outlet is thoughtfully spaced so no matter how large or wide the plug, all outlets will remain accessible no matter what.
If you're looking for one that has an even slimmer profile, is mountable, space-saving and has an even longer cord (eight feet to be exact), this is the one to buy. And, best of all, it's even cheaper at just $28!
This best-selling power strip with surge protection has 12 widely spaced AC outlets with sliding safety covers, impressive surge protection, visual indicator signals, an angled plug and more. There are so many reasons why this is a best-selling home tech device and it's one of the best stocking stuffers you'll find anywhere.
The Harmonist is one of my all-time favorite gender-neutral luxury fragrance brands. Wearing just a couple of sprays of one of this brand's fragrances will garner so many compliments that it will surprise you.
Since the brand has a higher price point given its "eau de parfum" status (which means they have a higher concentration of fragrance oil, making it last longer on the skin), gift this affordable sample set featuring its best sellers. This way, whoever you gift these to doesn't have to risk blind-buying a fragrance they potentially won't like. The set comes with four of The Harmonist's No. 1 best-selling fragrances that seriously last.
Most palm-sized wireless Bluetooth speakers rarely deliver in sound quality, but the folks at Marshall found the secret formula and perfected it with the Willen Wireless Speaker.
Though super tiny, this speaker packs a significant punch in sound and is the perfect portable size for just throwing in your bag and taking to a friend's house, a picnic, to the beach, or on a trip. It's also dust- and water-resistant, lasts for over 15 hours on a single charge and has a handy mounting strap. This is one of the best stocking stuffers to gift to the audiophile in your life.
Its Subminimal NanoFoamer V2 is one of those gadgets that just elevates your coffee game in a way that no other device or technique can. With this gadget, you'll be able to make cafe-quality lattes and cappuccinos from your kitchen — and all you'll need are two AA batteries and the press of a button.
If you know someone who has an iPad (and actually uses it pretty often), they've likely had their eye on the Apple Pencil. Honestly, the basic features don't justify the price.
The Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil, made with Apple Pencil technology, does exactly the same thing (and a bit more) and is over $20 cheaper. It also has a dynamic smart tip, fast-charge technology, USB-C charging and doesn't lag, making it one of the best stocking stuffers for the designer or tech lover in your life.
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