Cheap stocking stuffers (that are also cool) are easier to find than you think!
But good news, you don’t even have to do the work this year because I’ve rounded up a ton of unique stocking stuffer ideas that are super affordable, for everyone on your list!
There are stocking stuffers for men, stocking stuffers for women, stocking stuffers for kids, stocking stuffers for toddlers, even stocking stuffers for baby. And every single item on this list is under $25!
So whether you’re using these cheap stocking stuffer ideas as actually stocking fillers OR just as an affordable option for presents this year, this list has you covered with 50 budget-friendly gifts (that are also small enough to fit in a stocking just in case).
Stocking Stuffers for Men (under $25)
Lets get the hardest to shop for out of the way first. Because shopping for guys is HARD! Especially when that guy has pretty specific tastes. Throw in the fact that we’re looking for stocking stuffers under $25 and it’s a real challenge.
BUT I think I’ve done it (if I do say so myself)… Well, I may have had a little help. I asked Jeff to weigh in on the places he likes to shop, so I could find cool budget-friendly mens’ stocking stuffers that fit a vibe. And the results are good! Really good.
Here are the coolest and most unique stocking stuffers for men.
1. soul cleansing soap from Pretend Store $8
I honestly love everything from Pretend Store and ‘soul cleaning soap’ is no exception. Plus, that little snake on the packaging is too cool to pass up, right? BTW – This soap is made with activated charcoal and smells like bergamot and grapefruit. Yum!
2. multi tool pen (6 in 1) on Burke Decor $24
It’s like the pen version of a swiss army knife, what’s not to love?
So what does this pen do exactly? Well, it’s a ballpoint pen, a ruler, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, a phone holder, and a stylus! Not bad for $24, right?! Plus, it’s a pretty cool look pen.
3. amber glass mug on Finnish Design Shop $25
I don’t know if mugs typically count as stocking stuffers. BUT either way, this one is good enough to steal after gifting. Hehe. Love that color!
4. accessory bags on Topo Designs $15-19
I love to gift stocking stuffers like these super durable zip bags from Topo Designs because they’re functional AND look good too. Great for the guy who likes to travel…or just stay organized. Comes in three colors too btw.
I could totally picture Jeff using these in his backpack that he brings to work, for pens, cords, ear buds, etc.
5. burnt khaki beanie on Verishop $19
Can a guy ever have too many hats or beanies? I don’t think so! Might as well throw one in as a stocking stuffer, right?
Also, I love this color. So, if I got this for Jeff, it’d be a like a gift for me too (when I steal it from his closet for myself).
6. black casio watch on Amazon $12
Not sure you can beat this price for a stocking stuffer. This men’s Casio watch would be great for the guy that’s always losing (or breaking) his watch.
7. key ring on End $20
The minimal design of this HAY key ring makes it the perfect stocking stuffer for men who keep things simple.
8. hand poured soy wax candle on Bespoke Post $22 —
A candle is always a good idea as a stocking stuffer – for men and women. Especially when it smells this good.
9. hydrating sheet face mask on Bespoke Post $25
Yes, guys like sheet masks too! P.S. This hydrating mask is made from bamboo charcoal.
10. minim playing cards on Need Supply $12 —
I personally love getting playing cards in my stocking and I think guys would too! The minimal design of these cards would work as a stocking stuffer for men or women.
Stocking Stuffers for Women (under $25)
Nearly every store you walk into has a handful of cheap stocking stuffers for women. And while I love a good budget friendly option, I also want to make sure my gal pals get something they’ll actually use, something that is good quality, and something that is unique.
That was my main criteria for stocking stuffers for women. It may be affordable, but it doesn’t look, feel, or seem cheap at all. The perfect gift, right?
So here are all the unique stocking stuffers (or budget friendly ‘cool’ gifts) for your best friend, your ‘regular’ (as in not BFF but still very awesome friend), a long distance buddy, etc, etc. Pretty much any cool lady you care about!
1. herbivore natural coco rose lip conditioner on Amazon $22
I have this exact lip conditioner and use it everyday before I put on lipstick or lip stain.
My lips used to get dry and chapped every winter, no matter what product I used, but since I’ve been using this lip conditioner (for about the last year now) I have had NO chapping whatsoever. Highly recommend!
2. earl grey tea on Paper and Tea $18
If you know a tea lover, these teas come in really pretty packaging and would fit nicely into a stocking. There are lots of other flavors too, if this one isn’t a match. Here are all the Paper and Tea tea flavors.
3. lilac goober candle on Free People $24
I just think these goober candles are so much fun. Plus, that lilac color is really pretty.
4. glass straw set on Bando $18
Ditch the plastic and get someone a set of (really pretty) glass straws to bring with on the go or at home. I love this color combo, don’t you?
5. vanilla and orange peel hand cream on Goop $15
Okay, okay. Hand cream might not seem like the most original (or exciting) stocking stuffer idea, but I’m including this one from Grown Alchemist because it’s my absolute favorite.
It smells like creamsicles! AND it’s a v practical stocking stuffer for those winter months. Also, I’d rather have someone else buy hand cream for me as a gift because I don’t like buying it myself for some reason.
6. tortoise hair clip on Need Supply $18 —
Who couldn’t use another hair clip or two?
7. wabi sabi ceramic candle from Leif $18
Candles are another great stocking stuffer, if you can find a scent that that person really likes AND make sure it’s in a cute container too. I love the simple ceramic container these wabi sabi candles are in.
P.S. When the candle is all used up, be sure to use this tutorial (easy planter hack) to get all that candle wax out and reuse the container as a jewelry dish, planter, etc.
8. suitcase travel tag on Burke Decor $19 —
For the constant traveler! This leather travel tag is great as a women’s stocking stuffer OR a man’s stocking stuffer, right? I love simple pieces like this that are unisex but still feel really cute / special.
9. eames nail polish on j. hannah $19
The perfect color nail polish, IMO. P.S. Is there a better stocking stuffer than nail polish? I could always use a new color…and anything from J. Hannah is p much right up my alley.
10. moon lists journal on Amazon $13.49
Okay, this one might be a little hippy dippy (nothing wrong with that) bc this guided journal is structured around the phases of the moon. BUT it’s also a place to write down feelings of gratitude – which I really need to get better at…and maybe you know someone who needs that too?
Stocking Stuffers for Kids (under $25)
Holiday shopping for kids can be challenging. Especially when they aren’t your own kid. I have several nieces and nephews on my shopping list I need to find gifts for, so I know how it is.
But whether you’re shopping for your own kids, or somebody else’s, this list should have you covered with unique stocking stuffers kids will light up over on Christmas morning.
1. blockitecture garden city on Amazon starting at $23.41 —
For any future architects out there…or just kids that like playing with blocks.
2. pastel color crayons on Moon Picnic $14 —
Any kind of cute art supplies are fair game as stocking stuffers in my mind, and these fit the bill.
3. monogram pins from Anthropologie $12
I really wanted the H for Hayes, but it’s already sold out. They’re all so cute though.
4. stacking eraser set on Burke Decor $15
This stacking eraser set would look cool as decor – not just sitting on your kid’s desk at home.
5. cereal puzzle on Amazon $15
I loved getting little games and puzzle in my stocking when I was little to keep me busy before eating Christmas dinner. And these puzzles are so fun. There are more than 20 different puzzle like this cereal one (made by Areaware) on Amazon and they are the perfect stocking stuffer for kids 5+ (I think teenagers would like them too).
Lots of different food options too, so you can choose the one that you’re kid would love most – chocolate bar, french fries, pizza, papaya, broccoli, etc.
6. animal facts postcards on Amazon $15.47
This would be a super cute stocking stuffer for a kid that has a pen pal or likes to write little notes and letters to far-away family.
7. elephant kids socks on Fine Little Day $16
Love these adorable socks for kids!
8. micro cube bot in blue on Good Hood $15
This little block turns into a robot and you can pose it in tons of different ways. Plus, it’s made of wood and you know I love wood toys. Do you?
9. Yum Yummy Yuck book on Amazon $10
Okay, okay, this book might be a tiny bit big for a stocking, but wouldn’t it be cute peeking out the top of a stocking if it can’t actually be stuffed down in there? I love this book and I think your kiddos will too.
BTW – My friend Brittany carries prints of the same illustrations found in the book, right here. AND Winter Water Factory did a collaboration with Amanda Jane Jones (the co-author and illustrator of Yum Yummy Yuck) as well for a collection of cute clothing for baby and kids.
10. piggy bank on Amazon $18
A literal piggy bank to teach your kiddos how to manage their money a little bit…in a cute pig shaped bank.
Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers (under $25)
The toddler stage is when the real fun begins with stocking stuffers, right? Toddlers are starting to grasp the whole gifts and Christmas thing…or at least love ripping the wrapping paper off presents by now, right? Haha.
At this age, those tiny humans are starting to really show their personalities and have particular interests, etc. And that is definitely true for Hayes this year.
He’s into all kinds of things I would have never guessed this time last year (back when he didn’t even have head control) – cool books, blocks, bath toys, so many things. And I’m thinking this year the holidays are going to be lots of fun.
But enough about me, this list is for you! Here are 10 cool / unique stocking stuffers for toddlers. Maybe he or she is an artist in the making, a block builder architect, or a little book worm.
I think I’ve got all your toddler stocking stuffer needs taken care of with this list.
1. set of silicone kids cups on House of Kids $23
I actually just stumbled onto these cups while putting this gift guide together and am beyond obsessed.
I immediately ordered two sets for Hayes because the colors are perfect and he is currently learning how to drink from a regular cup. The big handles on these should be super helpful!
2. safari memory game on Batten Home $25
Hayes has this one and it’s the cutest memory game I’ve ever seen. Aside from the DIY memory game I made, of course…but I’m a little bias. Haha.
3. candylab toys wooden tax car on Amazon $19.99
We have one Candylab car already and they’re really good quality! Great stocking stuffer for toddlers and kids or just as a regular gift.
4. space stickers on Maisonette $4.50 —
I’m still new to this kiddo stuff, but I’m thinking stickers might be the best inexpensive stocking stuffer for toddlers. And these Olli Ella stickers are the cutest.
5. wooden maze on Smallable $15
Could this wooden maze toy be any cuter? I can’t believe it’s only $15!
6. watercolor set on Amazon $12.50
This watercolor set is certified non-toxic, so it’s a great watercolor set for kids of all ages. Thinking this might be Hayes’ first paint set. Such a good price!
7. leaf crinkle toy from Maisonette $16 —
What toddler or baby doesn’t love the noise crinkle toys make when you touch ’em?
8. organic cotton teddy bear rattle on Smallable $20
Ahh! This little rattle is so cute, don’t you think? It would work as a gift for both toddlers and babies.
9. crochet star wand on Smallable $18
This star wand is so cute for imaginative play. Can you picture it just peeking out the top of s stocking on Christmas morning? It also comes in several other colors (silver and rose) if the gold isn’t your little ones vibe.
10. organic modeling clay (set of 5) on Ailefo $22
This modeling clay is for ages three and up! And it’s organic.
Stocking Stuffers for Baby (under $25)
If you have a baby in need of stocking stuffers (or just an affordable, small gift) there are some really good finds on this list!
I always keep my eye out for cool baby things and have collected quite a list of unique baby toys and accessories that would make perfect stocking stuffers for baby. Take it from Hayes (he has several things from the stocking stuffers for baby list)!
And if you’re hoping to find something on Amazon, I have a list of cool baby board books, baby bath time toys, and more: all in my Amazon shop.
1. mini panda on Bitte $19
Is the panda cute or what? The size and cuteness makes for the perfect baby stocking stuffer.
2. certified oak wood rattles on Beton $21.60 each
These are the most beautiful rattles I’ve ever seen. If we have another baby, they will have these!
3. wooden skwish toy on Anthropologie $18
We have this and it’s a cool little toy for babies and toddlers. Easy to grip and makes gentle musical noises when you shake it or slowly turn it.
4. silicone bucket bib on Bitte $13
Great for catching all that food that inevitably doesn’t make it into their mouths.
5. star music mobile on Beton $22.68
The cutest musical mobile I found. So adorable.
6. rabbit muslin blanket on Fine Little Day $24
Everything Fine Little Day makes is gold in my book.
7. wooden teether and rattle on Etsy $21.50
Etsy has some really cute baby items and I love this wooden teether that doubles as a rattle. Great baby stocking stuffer!
8. checkered mismatched socks on Hansel from Basel $8
Hayes has these and he always gets compliments on how cute they are. I love that they’re mismatched.
9. wooden brontosaurus on Bitte $18
Not a dinosaur fan? No worries – there are TONS of cute wood animal figurines to choose from on Bitte (here’s a link to all of them).
10. organic wool mittens on Beton $16.20
Organic wool mittens (they come in three colors) for those babies that live in colder weather.
Which ones are your favorites? What types of gifts do you love receiving (or giving) most? I’d love to hear!