Oh the stocking stuffer. A Christmas tradition that is devilishly tough to do right. Its one thing to get a gift, but an entirely different battle all together when that gift has to be small enough to fit in a stocking. Sure, you could go with cash or a gift card, but do you really want to be the one who phoned it in again? No, we didnt think so.
Luckily, were here to help. Weve rounded up a handful of unique, fun gifts that almost everyone will enjoy unwrapping this holiday season and will actually use throughout the year. So instead of tearing your hair out trying to stuff a stocking with a handful of throwaway items, check out our recommendations below.
1. RRefial Touch Screen Gloves
Its best to think of stocking stuffers as gifts one wouldnt purchase for themselves, but are things youll get use out of on a regular basis. Nothing speaks to that idea more than a pair of touch screen gloves. A really good set will save your digits from the frozen air, while still making sure your giftee can return that text, check Twitter or scroll aimlessly through Instagram. Regardless, your giftee will be thankful for them when winter comes and thats what makes them a near perfect gift.
2. Tile Pro With Replacement Battery
As Guardians of the Galaxy will tell you, were all losers, especially in the sense that we lose stuff. And while we all know one that one person that seemingly can never find anything, theres a way to ease that frustration: Tile. Capable of being used to find any number of frequently lost items (keys, phone, wallet, and more) a simple Bluetooth tracker helps keep your sanity. The pro version has a replaceable battery so your giftee wont need to buy a whole new device when its on its last legs. Whats more, this one is water-resistant, durable and louder than before making it a compelling purchase even if theyre the most organized person in the world.
3. W&P Carry on Cocktail Kit
Sure, youve heard of BOYB, but have you heard of BOYC? With the Carry on Cocktail kit, your giftee will have everything they need to turn the unrefined and sometimes chaotic experience of flying into something thats a lot more palatable. Each kit has all the tools to craft a premium cocktail while up in the air. And with several different options to accommodate everyones personal favorite drink, theyre great to keep on hand for the hotel minibar should they be so inclined. Overall, itll be sure to make flying a little easieror at least a little bit more fun.
4. Mkeke Leather Apple Watch Band
Lets face it, while Apple Watches are super useful and handy devices to have, they arent inherently stylish. But, like any other watch, it all it takes is a simple swap of the band to breathe new and refined life into something. This band from Mkeke is genuine leather, which will not only age well over time (no pun intended) but instantly makes your giftees Apple Watch look more at home in a formal setting than the standard plastic band. Additionally, the band will fit both the 42mm and the 44mm casings, for all five Apple Watch models that are currently on the market, which makes it fully usable with all versions of the watch.
5. Anker Powercore Portable Charger
The thing with tech gifts is that its difficult to buy something thats stocking stuffer worthy without it costing an arm and a leg. Theres an easy solution though: a portable charger. While its not the sexiest gift for techies, a portable charger like this one from Anker makes perfect sense for those friends or family members that are constantly on their devices or on the go. Being prepared always helps and having a quick and easy charging solution is a gift theyll continue to use again and again and again.
6. JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth speakers are about a dime a dozen these days, but JBL has consistently produced some of the clearest and highest-rated speakers around, and that continues to be true with this portable and durable speaker. The Clip 3 is IPX7 waterproof, so even if it happens to go for a swim in a pool, itll still be able to keep the tunes coming. The handy clip adds effortless portability, so your friend or relative can easily clip it to a bag and be off. And, with 10 hours of playback, he or she will be able to keep music running all afternoon and evening without it ever skipping a beat. With ten different colors, theres something that will fit everyones tastes.
7. Tiny Arcade Pac-Man
A classic like Pac-Man plays just as well now as it did when it first arrived. So taking that classic arcade cabinet experience and miniaturizing for the most portability possible seems like a no-brainier. Sure, its a bit of a novelty, but isnt that inherently part of the fun with a stocking stuffer? Maybe this wont last until next year, but we can almost guarantee your giftee will spend the first few hours of Christmas completely ignoring everyone while they mash the tiny buttons and manipulate the miniature joystick in old-school video game bliss.
8. Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazons Fire TV stick is an elegant fix for those looking to have a one stop shop for all of their streaming needs. Significantly less bulky than other streaming devices, itll fit right into your friend or relatives HD televisions HDMI port and connect right to the internet in a quick and easy setup. The user interface is super streamlined, pulling in every single available streaming application, all in one place. Highly visual and detailed, itll cut down on the amount of time spent scrolling through content. But if theyre looking get to something quicker, the Alexa-enabled voice remote can guide them to their favorite app with ease. Its a great gift thats both easy to give and easy to recommend.
9. Polaroid Zip Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer
A gift that, quite literally, keeps on giving, the Polaroid Zip Wireless printer is great for that friend or family member thats a constant shutterbug. Capable of connecting to any smart phone via Bluetooth, you can instantly print any digital photo, making the intangible into something tangible. The two-inch by three-inch prints include sticky peel-back paper so they can slap them anywhere theyd like. Plus, its small enough to fit into their jacket with ease, which means itll quickly become an essential part of their night out.
10. Baxter of California Beard Comb
For men that have truly epic, gnarly, out of control beards, its sometimes best to get a tool to help bring order to the chaos. A beard comb does just that, helping to shape the even the most unruly of facial hair. Despite their name sake, this Baxter of California beard comb is actually made in Switzerland from high-quality acetate (the same thing thats used in a really sturdy pair of sunglasses) to make sure its durable enough to go through even the bushiest of beards. Furthermore, that acetate allows for both control and comfort to help shape their facial hair into the best shape possible.
11. What Do You Meme? Game
What Do You Meme? is similar to that of other adult card games (i.e., Cards Against Humanity) in which you have a topic card and other cards to find the most humorous pairing. The spin here is that the game brings the online world of memes, offline, allowing everyone to pair their favorites with a prompt to create some hilarious results. Its a perfect gift for someone that loves to throw a good party or the game-obsessed person in your life.
12. Apple Watch Standing Charger
When you have a product as beautiful and as elegant as an Apple Watch, its absolutely deserving of its own special place in your home. This is why this Apple Watch stand makes a great stuffer for those who are obsessed with their wearable. Crafted from high-quality aluminum, the stand has a place for your giftee to run their charger through, keeping it nice and sung while the Apple Watch clicks into place. From there, its easy to toggle the watch over into nightstand mode for a quick bedside view of the time. And since it works with all Apple Watch series, theres no need to worry about getting the newest version, as compatibility across models wont be an issue with the stand.
13. BARNEY Leather Electronics Organizer
When traveling, it can be unwieldy to keep track of all of various electronic cords. A cord organizer eliminates that issue, placing everything in one convenient place and keeping them neat, and well, organized. This leather rollup case from Barney also has dedicated spaces for a passport, credit card, cash, and whatever else your giftee may need to file away in a safe place.
14. Kikkerland Cactus Dryer Balls
More environmentally friendlyand decidedly cuterthan dryer sheets, these cactus dryer balls from Kikkerland quickly inject a bit of character and fun into the doldrums of doing laundry. The prickly stems of the cactus work in real-time to help better fluff and aerate your giftees laundry as it tosses and turns around in the dry, ultimately saving time by cutting down the drying time by as much as 50%. Plus, theyre just super adorable.
15. V-MORO AirPods Leather Case
AirPods have quickly become the preferred Bluetooth headphones of Apple users everywhere, but that tiny case can be a little difficult to keep track of among the hustle and bustle of daily life. That is why having a carrying case of some sort is pretty helpful to keep track of where they are at any given time. This particular version from V-MORO is made from a stylish, quality leather that adds a bit of refined look and feel. Additionally, the front LED is visible through the case, so users will be able to tell at a glance where their battery life isall without needing to remove the case.
16. Carharrtt Watch Hat
The holidays are a perfect time to go ahead and invest in a really good beanie or winter cap. Fortunately, Carhartts Watch Cap is one of the best around, at a price that wont break the bank. The uni-sex cap comes in just about every color under the sun, so theres more than likely something for everyones stocking.
17. ThermoPro Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
For the aspiring chef in your life, an instant-read digital thermometer can mean the difference between meat thats overcooked and meat thats just right. This one from ThermoPro folds nice and neat to save on storage and can provide a reading in 3-5 seconds. The clear digital display can provide a temperature readout in both Fahrenheit and Celsius depending on preference. Plus, the foldout nature means its easy to collapse back into itself, which means theres less of a chance for a burned finger.
18. lululemon Always in Motion Boxer 3 Pack
These boxer briefs from lululemon are some of the most comfortable briefs available, due in part to their soft, Modal-fabric construction. Part of the brands Office Travel Commute line, theyre underwear that can keep up with the busy, active lifestyle of the modern manall while keeping warm and dry by actively wicking away moisture.
19. Upcycled Record Coasters
For the music lover that enjoys a good drink, or the craft cocktail connoisseur that loves a good tune, weve got a great stocking stuffer. These upcycled record coasters will elevate the traditional drink coaster to something thats a bit more elegant and refined. And if your giftee is a real music buff, theyll recognize some long forgotten classics among the coasters.
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