Cool stocking stuffers (that are also affordable) are easier to find than you think!
Finding cool stocking stuffers that are also affordable? Nt always easy. 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 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).
And one quick note before we jump in… While all these stocking stuffer ideas are under $25, I feel like it’s important to note that ALL of the pieces in this gift roundup are quality pieces. NOT throw aways. They may be under 25 bucks, but they’re also genuinely cool gifts that will actually get used. Wanted to make that distinction before we get started.
Okay, that said, here we go!
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. IMO.
Here are the coolest and most unique stocking stuffers for men.
1. Mustard yellow knit beanie on Banana Republic Factory $11.99
The perfect color and cozy for winter.
2. Multi tool pen (6 in 1) on Burke Decor $24.95
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. 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.
4. Graf Lantz Felt Coasters (Set of 4) on Food52 $24
Yes coasters. And this eras specifically made for beer mugs, if that’s something he’s into. I think these would work for any drinks though, of course.
5. Rototo double face crew socks on Buck Mason $22
Rototo socks are the best, IMO. I steal Jeff’s Rototos all the time!
6. 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.
7. Areaware minimalist playing cards on Whittmore $12
I have a couple packs of these cards for card games and I love the minimal design.
8. Hand sanitizer from Yield Design $10
We’ve ordered this hand sanitizer several times and LOVE it! Doesn’t dry out your hands and smells amazing. Great for everyone – not just men.
9. Le Labo hand pomade on Nordstrom $25
With all the hand washing we all are doing this year, my hands are pretty dry! So everyone, even the guys are getting hand cream in their stockings.
10. P.F. Candle Co 7oz candle on CB2 $19.95
Can’t go wrong with a P.F. candle. They all smell amazing.
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. Striped socks on Hansel from Basel $17
I have this exact pair of socks (and many others from this brand) and they are my favorite. Really good quality, cool designs, and soft / comfy.
2. Ceramic glazed mini bowls from Amber Interiors $24
I have a few of these handmade bowls and could honestly use like 10 more. They’re the perfect little bowl for all kinds of things. You could use them for food items (nuts, sauces) or for holding odds and ends (keys, office supples, jewelry, etc). The mini plates are great too – I have a handful of those as well. Can you tell I’m obsessed?
3. Original soy candle on Italic $16
Decent price for a candle and I like the simple container. Four different scents available.
4. 16 oz collapsible cup (with straw) on Stojo $20
This dishwasher-safe reusable cup is perfect for non the go, since it collapses down to less than half its size when its not in use. Plus, it fits in a cup holder, which is one of my complaints about other reusable water bottles. The straw is nice to have too!
5. Udon linen tie bag on Fine Little Day $25
Love these linen tie bags for around the house and on the go. You can use them to preserve bread and small dry goods, take them with you when you’re popping into the market, etc.
6. Agnes nail polish on J. Hannah $19
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.
7. Grocery bag with handle on Burke Decor $22
I don’t know if adding these bags to the list of stocking stuffers ideas is the most exciting gift option. BUT they’re made of waxed cotton, which I personally love. And practical gifts like this are always a welcomed yes in my book. Practical can be cool, right? I could use one or two in every size for storage around the house and for actual grocery shopping.
8. Yield Design glass meso incense holder on Etsy $22
Love everything that Yield Design does and this incense holder is so good. Perfect stocking stuffer, if you wrap it up beforehand to make sure it doesn’t break.
9. Kajsa Cramer mug on Fine Little Day $21
Such a good price for these little mugs. Would be a cute stocking stuffer.
10. Unique eco-friendly drinking starts on Etsy $15
I love these glass straws. The colors and shapes are so unique and fun!
Stocking Stuffers for Kids (under $25)
Holiday shopping for kids can be challenging, especially if it’s not your 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. Nailmatic kids nail polish on Smallable $11
This nail polish comes in a bunch of different colors and has cute packaging, of course. But what I like most about this little stocking stuffer is that the nail polish disappears with warm soapy water. So it’s really easy to remove, without using acetone. Love that!
2. 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 a stocking on Christmas morning? I got one for Hayes this year for hist stocking because he’s very into magician stuff right now. Or at least saying abracadabra. Lol.
It also comes in several other colors (silver and rose) if the gold isn’t your little ones vibe.
3. Maileg teddy junior on Murray and Finn $20
Ahh! So cute. And these little teddy juniors can be dressed up in cute clothes too.
4. Moulin Roty watercolor set on Smallable $23
This watercolor set is perfect for ages 3 and up. Gotta love a stocking stuffer that promotes creativity, right?
5. Mini pounce crew socks on Hansel from Basel $7
For the animal-loving kiddo. I would totally wear these too, if they made them in my size.
6. Bravery issue #13 on Bitte $18
This issue of Bravery is all about marine biologist Eugenie Clark. It goes through Eugenie’s life and work with sharks, fish, and the ocean.
7. Elf sunnies on Sojos $13.99
These sunnies are affordable and adorable. Can’t go wrong with a practical gift or two, especially if you like somewhere that gets a ton of sun (like California).
8. B.Nana toy car on Candylab $6
At 6 bucks, I think the cool stocking stuffer takes the cake as most affordable option on the list! And it’s pretty cool! My son loves all the Candylab cars and trucks. The yellow taxi is another favorite in our house.
Okay, I really want this book for myself because they illustrations are so cool, but also the message! Check it out.
Side note… Not sure how big this book is – it might not fit in a stocking. But if it doesn’t fit, you could include a picture print out of it in the stocking and grab it from the closet after opening. Or even do a little scavenger hunt to find the actual book hidden somewhere around the house. I used to love doing stuff like this when I was a kid.
10. ‘All of us’ crayons on Bitte $22
These non-toxic crayons celebrate the diversity of all skin tones. Need I say more? These are a winner.
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.
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 – 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. Little Naturalists: Georgia O’Keeffe Loved the Desert on Target $9.99
The Little Naturalists board books are pretty cute. We have a few and they each feature a different (famous) naturalist like Jane Goodall, Ansel Adams, John Muir, etc.
2. Wooden bus on Little $20
Adorable wooden pull back bus, from Maileg. We have one of the buses and a couple of cars and they’re super cute. Great colors and lots of fun because of the pull back thing.
3. Euro retro wood camera on Merci Milo $24
What kid wouldn’t love playing around with a little toy camera?
4. Rib knit tights on Taylor + Max $22
Just like socks, tights are a practical thing to throw into stockings.
I’ve said practical a lot so far in this stocking stuffer roundup. Does this mean, I’m going to turn into the mom that puts toothpaste into stockings at some point? Haha.
5. Ferm Living Safari Memory Game on Scandiborn $24.95
We have this memory game and the illustrations are so cute. I mostly love that the tiles are made of wood though. Durable and good quality (we’ve had ours for two years now and they’re still in great shape).
6. Ailefo organic modeling clay (set of 5) on Smallable $23
This modeling clay is for ages three and up! And it’s organic.
7. Silicone snack cup on Nordstrom $12.99
Maybe this one is more for the parents and caregivers to save us from constant crumbs on the floor? But hey, I’m calling it a toddler sticking stuffer anyway.
8. Sleepy wakey baby mouse on Bitte $23
This will be one of Hayes’ stocking stuffers this year. Hoping it will be a good way to explain to him that he needs to sleep in his own bed, like baby mouse, each night. Fingers crossed.
9. Organic cotton toddler socks (set) on Gap Kids $16.95
I love putting socks in as a stocking stuffer. Might be a little boring, but they’re useful!
10. Popcorn bow elastic hair tie set on Misha & Puff $24
Usually I focus on gender-neutral gifts for kids, but I couldn’t resist adding these elastic hair tie bows from Misha and Puff (one of my fave shops). Honestly, I think Hayes would still be interested in rocking these, so maybe they’re gender-neutral after all. Hehe.
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.
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 lion stuffed animal on Bitte $18
Hayes has one of these little lions and its so adorable. Perfect stocking stuffer.
2. 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).
3. Honey gingham pom bonnet on Quincy Mae $18
Gingham print! Great colors and pattern on this teeny tiny bonnet.
4. Freezable silicone teething toy on Go Gently $15
Teething toys are perfect stocking stuffers and this one is freezable too, making it even better for teething babies.
5. Stacking cups on Norman & Jules $15
We have this set at home and use it so much. In the house for imaginative play, but also in the pool, and sand too.
6. Silicone bucket bib on Amazon $13
Great for catching all that food that inevitably doesn’t make it into their mouths. Lots of colors available too.
7. Wooden skwish toy on Lil Tulips $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.
8. Star music mobile on Norman & Jules $25
Not much I can say about this mobile except, adorable!
9. Panda rattle on Maileg $19
Is the panda cute or what? The size and cuteness makes for the perfect baby stocking stuffer.
10. Muslin bird blanket on Fine Little Day $21
Pretty much love every single thing for sale over on Fine Little Day and this baby blanket is another winner.
P.S. If you’re looking for more gift guides like this, be sure to check out my other gift ideas too:
- Etsy gifts for everyone on your list (includes men, women, kids, toddlers, and baby).
- Cool gifts for parents (and in-laws).
- Cool gifts for guys!
- A huge gift list of cool wooden toys (separated by kid, toddler, and baby).
- My favorite brands for cool, gender neutral baby clothes (also for kids and toddlers).
That’s it for the stocking stuffers gift guide. What types of gifts do you love receiving (or giving) most? I’d love to hear!