35 best stocking stuffer ideas of 2020 for every family member

Sometimes the best gifts come in small packages! When it comes to filling your family member’s stockings during the holiday season, there are a variety of ways you can go. You may opt for a more practical gift like socks, perhaps tossing in something funny like holiday-themed Mad Libs, a fancy gift like Apple AirPod Pros or something extra useful like a UV sanitizer for their phone.

Whatever route you go with or who you’re shopping for, we’ve rounded up the best stocking stuffers for all genders and ages at just about every price point.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men

1. LumiLux Toilet Light Motion Detection, $15

toilet light

If he has trouble finding the toilet in the middle of the night, consider getting him this funny (but surprisingly useful) toilet light for his stocking! It’s motion-activated, water-resistant and designed with 16 LED color lights to choose from.

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2. RockDove Men’s Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers, $22

men's slippers

You can’t go wrong with a new pair of slippers. This set from RockDove is made with comfy memory foam material and has a waffle-knit upper to let his feet breathe and eliminate smelly shoes. They’re also machine washable and have over 45,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

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3. Apple AirPods Pro, $249, current sale price: $219

Apple AirPods Pro

If he hasn’t yet cut the cord and invested in a pair of wireless earbuds, spoil him with the new Apple AirPods Pro this year. They’re noise-canceling, easily connect to Bluetooth and have up to 24 hours of battery life with the charging case.

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4. Barbour Houghton Socks, $25

Every man can always use a new, crisp pair of dress socks. This brown pair of Barbour Houghton Socks have a ribbed trim and are made with wool — so they’ll keep his feet extra warm all winter.

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5. UGG 3 Point Leather Suede Gloves, $95

UGG suede gloves for men

Suede gloves are another totally useful but special gift you can include in his stocking this year. This set by UGG comes in black, brown and chestnut shades and is bound to last him many years to come.

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6. Caliper CBD Swiftsticks 30-Pack, $49, current sale price: $45

Caliper CBD sticks

If he struggles with stress and anxiety, consider buying him this pack of CBD Swiftsticks from Caliper. All he needs to do is sprinkle the Pixy Stix-like package onto his tongue and he’s good to go. Each stick includes exactly 20 milligrams of CBD that is THC-free, GMO-free and vegan. The Switfsticks are available in cool mint, mixed berry and lemon-lime and can be purchased in packs of 30 or 60. For 20% off and free shipping on your first purchase, use the code NYPOST.

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7. Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce, $35

Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce

For the man in your life who seems to put hot sauce on just about everything under the sun, consider gifting him this luxurious bottle of white truffle hot sauce. It’s extra tasty and the perfect sized item to put into his stocking.

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8. Amazon Gift Card, $25

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Women

1. Sephora Tropical Skin Care Set, $12

Sephora mask set

If she’s obsessed with taking care of her skin and enjoys using face masks, consider tossing this budget-friendly skin care set from Sephora into her stocking. It includes five masks: mud, grape, pineapple nose, green clay and acai smoothie, plus a cute pink and gold palm-leaf pouch!

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"You Are A Badass" Book

For the gal in your life who needs a little pick-me-up, gift them Jen Sincero’s inspiring book “You Are a Badass.” It’s a how-to guide that includes 27 funny and entertaining chapters on how to get what you want, creating a life you love, making money and so much more.

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3. Williams Sonoma Gold Pineapple Cocktail Shaker, $80

William Sonoma Pineapple Shaker

Upgrade her bar cart this holiday season with this totally adorable gold pineapple cocktail shaker from Williams Sonoma. Nothing says “Let’s Party!” like some tropical-themed bar accessories.

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4. Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace, $60

Kendra Scott necklace

Kendra Scott offers dozens of trendy, chic and cost-effective jewelry that make for great everyday pieces. This simple but stunning Elisa pendant necklace comes in 33 different colors and stones including jade, pearl and turquoise.

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5. Invisibobble Clear Traceless Hair Ties, $9

clear hair ties

A woman can never have too many hair ties. This set of three is great because they’re translucent and don’t crease her beautiful locks.

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6. Women’s Diff Eyewear Bella Square Polarized Sunglasses, $85, current sale price: $60

DIff sunglasses

While people often think you have to shell out a lot of cash for polarized sunglasses, that’s not always the case! The Diff Eyewear Bella Sunglasses are 100% polarized, have a trendy square frame and are currently on sale for $60.

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7. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, $130

Ember Smart Mug

Say goodbye to lukewarm tea and coffee with this Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug. It holds up to 14 ounces of liquid, keeps your beverage warm for up to 80 minutes on a single charge (or all day on the included charging coaster) and comes in either black or white.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for College Students

1. PhoneSoap 3 UV Sanitizer & Charger, $80

PhoneSoap UV Sanitizer

Whether they’re learning from their home classroom or on campus, now more than ever before, it’s important college students stay as clean and sanitized as possible. This PhoneSoap 3 UV Sanitizer & Charger is great because it cleans devices of 99.99% germs in just 10 minutes.

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2. Tile Mate, $25

Tile Mate

Does the college student in your life always lose their keys? How about their phone? Whatever item they can’t seem to keep track of, the Tile Mate is the perfect stocking stuffer for them! The Tile Mate is a water-resistant tracking device with Bluetooth capabilities to use with the app.

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3. Yoga Dice, $15

Yoga Dice

If they’re a yogi but don’t always have the budget to go to classes or the time to watch videos online, consider buying them this Yoga Dice set that includes seven dice with different positions. They can mix up their yoga stretching routine with just a roll of the dice.

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4. Homesick Candles, $34

Homesick Candles

This thoughtful Homesick candle is the perfect gift for college students. You can choose from any state in the U.S. to remind them of home no matter where they are.

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5. Yeti Rambler 30 oz. Tumbler, $35

Yeti Rambler

This stainless-steel and insulated tumbler is a trendy way to stay hydrated throughout the day. The Yeti Rambler is an Amazon No. 1 best seller with over 30,000 reviews and an impressive 4.8 rating. It’s available in 21 colors including white, light pink and classic black.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens

1. Pastry Bath Bombs, $15

pastry bath bombs

Finding the perfect gift for a teenager can be a challenge, but what teen wouldn’t love some fun bath bombs shaped into desserts in their stocking? The set is made with natural, vegan and organic ingredients only.

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2. QuadPro Magnetic Travel Chess Set, $15

travel mini chess board

Keep the teen in your life entertained on holiday road trips this year with this convenient mini chess set. It’s lightweight, magnetic and completely portable.

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3. Phone Camera Lens 4-Pack, $29

phone lens

If they’ve fallen in love with photography but you don’t want to splurge on a high-end camera quite yet, let them take pictures with this budget-friendly set of lenses that fit directly onto their smartphone.

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Affirmation cards

Teen years are tough. Boost your teenager’s spirits this holiday season with this set of affirmation cards for them to use whenever they’re down in the dumps. It includes 50 positive statements that are bound to make them smile!

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5. Case Mate iPhone 11 Pro Light-Up Selfie Phone Case, $70

selfie light phone case

Since taking selfies has become so important for Generation Z, we thought it would only be appropriate to include a light-up phone case on our stocking stuffer list. The strips provide over 90% brighter light than the phone’s flash and the rechargeable battery supports 30 minutes of full brightness. Even better, the case comes with a micro USB charging cable.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

Holly Jolly Mad Libs

This holiday-themed Mad Libs book is filled with hilarious and clever word games that will have the kids (and adults!) laughing for hours on end.

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2. Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4-Pack, $12


Hatchimals are a perfect stocking stuffer for any little one. All they need to do is hold the egg in their little hands, rub the heart and, when it changes from purple to pink, they know it’s ready to hatch! Have them gently press to crack the egg and discover the CollEGGtible inside. This set comes with four eggs and a cute koala figure.

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3. Barbie Mermaid Doll, $15

mermaid barbie

What’s better than a Barbie? A Barbie with a mermaid tail! Make your child’s most magical dreams come true with this doll that features a tail with “swimming” motions and light-up action when you dip her into water.

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4. Hot Wheels Disney Bundle Vehicles 6-Pack, $24

Disney Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels are a great stocking stuffer since they’re small, fairly inexpensive and super fun for little ones to enjoy. This 6-pack features Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto.

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5. Bonaok Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone, $30

karaoke bluetooth microphone

Bring the karaoke fun right to your home with this nifty Bluetooth microphone you can snag for just $30! Instead of investing in an entire karaoke machine, all you need is to download an app and sing along to any song of your choice.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers

NYC ABCs book

Introduce your toddler to the ABCs with this totally adorable New York City-themed picture book.

2. Play-Doh 15-Can Set, $5

Play-Doh 15 pack

Play-Doh has been proven to help with child development due to all the poking, rolling and squishing improving their strength. Plus, it’s fun to have them create things on their own at a young age!

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3. Nuby Floating Purple Octopus Bath Toy, $8, current sale price: $7

Floating Octopus Bath Toy

Make bath time even more fun with this floating octopus toy. It comes with three rings for your baby to throw onto the arms of the octopus, which will help with hand-eye coordination and the textured tentacles support touch.

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4. Oiuros 20 Piece Cartoon Animal Finger Puppets, $19, current sale price: $12

animal finger puppets

Inspire your toddler during storytime with these adorable, cartoon finger puppets that include animals like a dog, starfish, bunny, frog and more.

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5. Crayola Washable Palm-Grasp Crayons, $14, current sale price: $10

Crayola Palm Crayons

These chunky egg-shaped crayons are great for small hands and will inspire your little one to be creative at a young age. The set comes with six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue.

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