No matter your age, discovering what’s in your stocking on Christmas morning is just as thrilling as what’s under the tree. The gift of giving and watching your loved ones open up their well-thought-out presents is even more exciting! However, with so many new tech gadgets and ideas coming out every day, it can be difficult to find the perfect stocking stuffers. Luckily, we’ve come up with some of the best stocking stuffers for this holiday season. Any of these ideas, even if they’re last-minute gifts, are sure to put a smile on the face of whoever’s on the receiving end.
1. Gift cards
Gift cards have been the quintessential stocking stuffer choice for years, and for good reason, too! There is nothing better than giving someone free rein at their favourite store, restaurant, or coffee shop. Quite frankly, it takes the pressure off of you, the gift giver! Places, such as Starbucks, Indigo, and Amazon, are all super popular options for gift cards that will most certainly bring some joy.
2. Skincare essentials
No matter who you are shopping for, skincare essentials are a great stocking stuffer idea. For example, Sephora and Kiehl’s provide tons of different options when it comes to moisturizers, facial cleansers, and serums. If you are unsure of what exactly to buy for that certain someone, hand moisturizers and lip balms are always a safe bet. You can also check out some of the many gift sets that Kiehl’s offers!
3. Bath bombs
After a long day at work or hosting holiday parties, who doesn’t want to kick back and unwind with a relaxing bath? It comes as no surprise why bath bombs have been a staple stocking stuffer for the past couple of years. With brands, such as Lush, offering countless types of bath bombs and other stocking stuffer ideas, there is something out there for whomever you are shopping for.
4. Hats and mittens
We’ve all received that classic pair of socks for Christmas. And while that may be an item some look forward to, why not switch it up? With the cold weather in full force in Ontario, hats and mittens are the perfect stocking stuffers that will guarantee their use! Besides, with our winter months being as long as they are, nobody can ever have too many pairs of hats and mittens. Check out these awesome unisex options by Adidas!
5. Phone chargers
Let’s face it; we’ve all been guilty of having that one phone charger cord that has seen better days. Nowadays, practically everyone has a smartphone. This is why a phone charger is the perfect stocking stuffer if you know what type of phone the recipient has. It’s something that most people use daily, but nobody ever wants to go out and buy one themselves. Think home charger, car charger, and one for the office; a person can’t have too many chargers! Options from brands, like Otterbox and Anker, provide heavy-duty cables that will outlast your average Apple or Samsung phone charger. Alternatively, you can find budget-friendly options on Amazon or at locations like Winners/HomeSense.
Earbuds are the perfect stocking stuffer for any music lover or an avid podcast listener in your life. Though many variations, such as the classic Apple AirPods, will run you a heftier price tag, many affordable alternatives won’t break the bank. Check out this pair from JBL available at Best Buy. If you’d love to go above and beyond, this pair from Bose is an excellent stocking stuffer idea.
We all have that one person in our lives who is constantly losing or misplacing their things. If that’s who you are shopping for, then some Apple AirTags are the perfect stocking stuffers. These devices only clock in at around $40, and can be attached to keys, backpacks, and wallets so that they are discoverable in the user’s iPhone’s Find My app. This way, they will never worry about losing their valuables ever again!
8. Instant Camera
Struggling to find some stocking stuffers for that crafty person in your life? Well, an instant camera might just be the answer! These instant Polaroid-style cameras have been all the rage for the past couple of years, and for good reason. With the Fujifilm Instax Mini priced at roughly $90, it is the perfect gift for the creative artists in your life!
Nothing gets more daily use than a classic wallet. So, why not use this holiday season to update that special someone’s daily carry? From classic leather to a simple card holder, wallets come in all shapes and sizes these days. Have a hard time choosing? These classic slim wallets from Ridge make a perfect stocking stuffer and eliminate the need for an over-stuffed wallet!
There is nothing worse than arriving to work, only to find out your coffee is cold. This is why a good, high-quality tumbler will make the perfect stocking stuffer for coffee lovers and tea drinkers alike! These tumblers from Yeti are both affordable and of incredible quality. Additionally, they are the perfect size to stuff in that stocking! If you’d like to go the extra mile, throw in a bag of the recipient’s favourite coffee or tea!
11. Lottery tickets
For those of age, the gift of luck and possible winnings can’t be beat. Not only are lottery tickets a cheap addition that can be added to any stocking, but they also allow for tons of scratching fun on Christmas morning. No matter who you are, everybody likes to have a bit of extra cash in their pocket. A lottery ticket is a great way of doing this without simply putting a few bills in there.
12. Phone case
Everyone knows just how much of a beating a smartphone can take with day-to-day use. With this in mind, a phone case is an excellent stocking stuffer option. There are many fun variations to choose from, with a plethora of designs for every person in your life. These fun designs from Pela are an excellent example! For those who are a bit tougher on their electronics, this classic case from Otterbox is an incredible choice that many people gravitate towards. However, the latter option comes at a heftier price tag.
13. Wireless Speaker
Similar to headphones, a wireless/Bluetooth speaker is a perfect gift for that music lover in your life! Nowadays, wireless speakers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be used while cleaning the house, exercising, or getting some work done. Some even feature waterproof exteriors! Many of these are cordless, portable, and super slim in size, which results in easy transportation. Many incredible options from Bose and JBL produce high-quality sound at a decent price point.
Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of candy in their stocking? Candy is a cheap and fun option for that sweet tooth in your life. Whether it’s something sour, something sweet, or a bit of both, you’ll be sure to get some smiles from this sweet and easy gift. As a bonus, you can always shop local and find some sweets made in your city, such as a treat from The Candy Bar in Toronto! If all else fails, a candy cane will always be a great backup choice!
15. Phone/tablet screen cleaner
As mentioned above, many of our phones take a serious beating in our day-to-day lives. This includes being exposed to many different germs! This is what makes a phone and tablet screen cleaner an incredible option as a stocking stuffer. Screen cleaners, like this one on Amazon, are great methods of making sure your phone screen is always free and clear of germs and bacteria.
We hope this list of stocking stuffers can help you figure out the perfect gifts for that special someone in your life! If you’ll be adding any valuable items to your wish list this year, now would be a great time to start noting all of your valuable inventory items for any potential claims in the future. Happy gifting and Happy Holidays!