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46 Useful Stocking Stuffers They’re Sure To Really Appreciate


46 Useful Stocking Stuffers They’re Sure To Really Appreciate

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46 Useful Stocking Stuffers They’re Sure To Really Appreciate

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Christmas, shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 25th!


A 12-pack of water bottle-cleaning tablets to make sure everyone’s go-to container actually gets cleaned. (Cleaning water bottles is hard!)

Promising review: “I wasn’t sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!” —Robert A Moreno II

Get them from Amazon for $8.

Promising review: “Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This Cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed.” —PersianTess

Get it from Amazon for $6.67.


A deck of Harry Potter cards because everyone should have a good deck of cards on hand for traveling, passing the time, whatever!


Get them from Amazon for $6.99.


Houseplant care cards for the wannabe old plant lady who has left a few dead plants in their wake.

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Clay mask sticks they can use to more or less draw on the part of their face they want to address instead of dirtying their hands.

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Clay masks are great! Having to wash them off your hands is not!

Get them from Amazon for $9.90+ each or all three for $29.78.


A cleaning pen that’ll *gently* revive the look of their jewels that they DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE have grown cloudy over time. Don’t worry, it’s made with micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer for a pro-level shine at the price of your morning coffee order.

Promising review: “I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a Diamond Dazzle stick of my own. It’s the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don’t feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

Check out our full review of Diamond Dazzle Stick here!


A phone lamp to corral their phone’s flashlight in times of need… even while camping!


Promising review: “I got this for my husband because we camp a lot and I thought it would be funny to turn our phone lights into a lantern. Honestly, it’s a really handy little thing. I use it a lot!” —ImaturtleLT

Get it from Amazon for $8.33+ (available in two styles).


A set of phone camera lenses they’ll be able to use for amazing vacation photos that only *look* like they had to lug around hefty camera equipment to achieve.


Promising review: “Love using these clip-on lenses. The pictures I have been able to take using them look great. The macro lens is a lot of fun to play around with. I am including some photos I took using these lenses.” —T. Rossi

Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five colors).


Reusable dress weights to prevent your household’s dress stan from having a Marilyn-like moment. It happens! But it doesn’t have to happen.

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To use them, you just peel off the adhesive label and stick it on the inside hem of a dress. And when stored properly in the container, they can be reused ~6 times.

Get a four-pack from DressStrong on Etsy for $12.78.


A tactical writing pen with a point that’ll break glass or serve as a weapon against an attacker if ya’ need it to. This takes the pen being a sword to a whole other level. Hopefully you’ll use it for writing considerably more often than breaking glass.


Made from aircraft grade aluminum for superior strength and portability. Includes six ink refills.

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.


Ice grips so trekking across snowy sidewalks in cute shoes won’t be a problem.

The Grommet

Includes one set with stainless-steel spikes and a waterproof carrying case. Compatible only with women’s flats, loafers, and flat or low-heeled boots and shoes.

Promising review: “My wife loves them! She’s the original clumsy and crossing the parking lot in our northern latitudes has always been a challenge for her. Now she’s quite confident in her footing as she goes shopping.” —Steve

Get them from The Grommet for $38.


A skyline of bookmarks to help them keep their page in the books they just got for the holidays that they’re reading all at once.

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Silicone beer savers for keeping a six-pack of the good stuff fresh in case of emergencies.


Promising review: “Everyone needs these. Just an all-around good idea. I like these because I can close a beer back up after making beer cheese or something equivalent that does not use a whole bottle of beer in the recipe.” —paul

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.


A hair finishing stick can smooth out all those stray hairs and bumps that seem to magically appear no matter how much smoothing and pulling they do while putting up a pony or bun. This will be incredibly useful for folks who always wear their hair up.

Promising review: “I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray.” —Jill Stilfield

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.


And coconut oil–coated floss to leave them scratching their head. But then they’ll have squeaky clean teeth and that’s more important.


You know you’re a full-fledged adult when you get excited about some good dental floss.

Get one from Anthropologie for $8 or a three-pack from Amazon for $25 (available in four flavors).


A selfie ring as a means for the best possible light for their self-anointed closeups.

Universal clamp design with a rechargeable battery.

Promising review: “This is like an evolved version of Snapchat’s front camera’s flash! It’s rechargeable and comes with three levels of brightness! The first level is already brighter than Snapchat’s front camera’s flash, so this is very cool and nice. I use this a lot for selfies!” —Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


And some earring-lifting backs so they don’t have to fight the droopy look while wearing their fave baubles.


Promising review: “I am a child of the ’80s, so I wore a lot of heavy, large earrings. Fast forward to 2019 and my earring holes are sagging. I got these to keep my earrings up and they work so well. They’re great and not as expensive as other brands, but do the job well.” —Hildie

Get three pairs from Amazon for $14.98.


A ~secretive~ brush where they can stash some cash as a little extra insurance both at home and on journeys.


Promising review: “Great for vacation, cheer competition, or any place you may have to leave your bag or backpack unattended!! Plenty of room for jewelry and money!!” —Somer

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.


And a trio of mini Wet Brushes to help tame the wildest of tangles.


But really, these brushes are ~magical~.

Promising review: “I leave a couple of these in our swim bag and when the kids do swim lessons everybody has their own brush. It works, they don’t take up a lot of space, and they’re fairly cheap. Awesome.” —Doug W

Get them from Amazon for $12.99.


Mini screwdrivers that’ll become indispensible in their tool kit for eyeglasses, appliances, and lots of other essential bits.


My dad gave me a similar set a few years ago and I probably use this more than anything else in my (rather large) tool bag. Includes six magnetic mini screwdrivers.

Promising review: “This is a great set of small, precision screwdrivers. Maybe they aren’t small enough to dismantle the innards of your watch, but they are perfect for the small screws I so often encounter on appliances, computer cases, small electronics, etc. This set will replace a cheap set I purchased last year (and it didn’t last). This tool set is in a quality built case that has a sliding latch to keep it closed. I really like the hard anodized finish and the tool shafts and ends appear to be quality steel. The different colors help me to find the one I want. These are a great product at a great price. They arrived quickly and were well package for shipment. I may even give some as gifts to my friends that are tool geeks!” —Seacidal

Get them from Amazon for $14.99.


Stainless-steel straws and a cleaning tool so their at-home iced coffee obsession won’t create an island of plastic straws in the ocean. Also the steel just makes the coffee taste even colder!!


Dishwasher-safe, and rust- and scratch-proof.

Promising review: “Love these straws as they are washable, and the cleaning item works great. Our son uses straws and I did not want to continue throwing them away. With these straws they are reusable, and washable. Also my son who has sensory issues was fond of them from the get go. If you have sensory issues or are ordering for someone who does, I recommended trying both straws at the same time. Which helps them choose the change and over time hopefully they will like the new one. We eased into it and that was the best way to make the change.” —G Hale

Get them from Amazon for $5.89.


Or if they’re into a more flexible solution, a 10-pack of silicone straws they can even cut to size for their to-go tumbler of choice.

Promising review: “These silicone straws are exactly what I was looking for. I spent way too much time trying to find straws like this on Amazon, but they were either too big, or not durable. The first set I ordered from a different brand ended up being huge like a smoothie straw, also very loud and bright colors. I just wanted a normal sized straw, and these flathead straws are perfect. I also love the colors and the storage bag. Also, the flier I received inside the package says they donate 100% of the purchase proceeds to the Oceana ocean preservation organization for every review they receive. That’s amazing!” —Lori H.

Get them from Amazon for $8.95.


A five-pack of wallet-size multitools anyone and everyone could use.


Has 11 functions, including can opener, bottle cap opener, 4-position wrench, 2-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, direction anxillary wrench, knife edge, saw blade, screwdriver, ruler, keychain hole (for easy attachment onto your gear).

Promising review: “This was meant to be a stocking stuffer for my husband at Christmas and as a ‘gadget guy’ he loved it. It satisfies so many ‘little jobs’ when your ‘tool belt’ is not available. He carries it in his truck. His brother also loved it, so had to get one for him, too. They are very inexpensive. In fact, everyone would be well served to have one handy.” —clothesmaven

Get them from Amazon for $5.10.


A magnifying LED makeup mirror they can tuck into a bag and use to turn a flat surface into a vanity.


Adjustable angle 3.34″ diameter 10X magnifying mirror. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).

Promising review: “As a women over 50 who likes to travel, this is my fav. new travel accessory. I need the extra light and the magnifying mirror to apply makeup. It is sturdy, well made and 4 batteries were included so I could use it right away. Yes, it is an LED light, but who’s applying makeup in the dark with only this mirror, clowns? It’s bright, so it could double as a flashlight! Perfect for your girlfriend getaway, so you don’t have to be the bathroom hog, and perfect for a cruise, where everything space-saving is needed. A friend just bought this same item at a well-known, name-brand store for twice the price. Such a deal! I’m going to order another to give as a gift for a travel friend. My advice? Buy two!” —Dance the Night Away

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).


A shampoo bar for the person who’s already sworn to live a zero-waste life in 2020.


Promising review: “I love this shampoo. I have coarse naturally curly hair and it controlled my frizz! I washed it on a Tuesday and didn’t rewash it again until Saturday and had no frizz! My hair felt light and clean. I just ordered the conditioner bar to go with the shampoo.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in eight formulas).


A three-pack of Tide To Go pens because they’ll always be grateful they have one on them.


Promising review: “I was excited when I saw it here on Amazon. This stuff really works. Because there’s three in each package, I’m using one Tide To Go Pen as a stocking stuffer. I love finding things like this. Sometimes I even convert someone to continue using a product. Another plus, it fits perfectly in your purse. Don’t leave home without it!” —bubblechamp

Get them from Amazon for $6.99.


A cheerful tea infuser to help feed a tea-lover’s habit.


Get it from Amazon for $7.40 (available in six more animals).


A spare pair of ear buds because these tiny things we rely on so heavily are incredibly easy to lose and these can be their backup! AND these round jacks will fit into the ports on airplanes for those long-haul flights.


Promising review: “Last pair lasted two years, longer than any other wired or wireless headphones I’ve ever owned! So when my black ones died finally (only because I stepped on the ear bud and totally smashed it to pieces), I was delighted to see other colors! Naturally I repurchased these in purple this time and again, love the sound! Still as great as my original pair. Hope they also last as long!” —hacksore

Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 15 colors).


Nearly invisible earplugs that’ll reduce extra noise at concerts, loud events, and more! Anyone who plans their social life around music festivals needs a pair.


Promising review: “I have search for something like this for 10 years, because of my tinnitus I have not been able to go to concerts or even movie theaters. Thanks to your product I am able to enjoy my favorite pastimes including karaoke with my friends with out my ears ringing all night not allowing me to sleep. Yes I was able to just use a pice of wet napkin to protect my ears but it was all or nothing. Your filters allow me to enjoy sound without damaging my ears.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $23.98.


A bottle of V.I.Poo for deadening treacherous toilet smells before they can happen.


I’ve used this before and it’s very effective. It’s like Poo-Pourri’s cheaper cousin! Each bottle has up to 300 sprays for up to 100 uses.

Promising review: “Works great, especially having to share a bathroom with five men.” —ashley krause

Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in three scents).


A pack of moldable glue they could use a million different ways around the house, from corralling wires to sealing cracks in rain boots to mounting hardware on tile walls.


Advanced silicone technology bonds permanently to almost anything, then sets strong by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight. Bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, most plastics, and more. Forms a strong bond, and allows you to mount and hang things without drilling. Holds up to 4.4 lbs.

Promising review: “Got this as a gift for my gadget-crazy kids for their stockings. It was a HIT! A broken foot on the bottom of a new bathroom scale was replaced with one molded from this — and it was easy to shape well enough to maintain the level balance the scale required! Amazing stuff. Instructions are easy to follow, product it easy to use, and it works!” —A Mom

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Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $12.79+ (available in a variety of color combos).


A 14-pack of stain erasers to lighten the wear and tear their red wine love is taking on their teeth.


Get them from Ulta for $14.


A phone-holding dino to make video chats and reading news stories so much easier on your over-used hand.


Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in eight colors).


A Bagnet, aka a magnetized purse hook-type thing that’ll let them hang their purse on a metal bathroom stall, bar stool, or any other metal place so they don’t have to put their nice bag on the floor. (ICK!)

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Yep, it just looks like a cute little keychain, so really it’s like an improvement on those OG purse hooks (that are still effective for tables!)

Get it from Bagnet for $18.49 (available in six colors).


A beard balm for eliminating itch and beardruff, and giving ’em the most magnificent facial hair in their damn life.


Promising review: “My hubby has the ability to grow facial hair longer and faster than seems humanly possible. Although he’s a man’s man, leaving him hesitant to use a product in his beard, he’s incredibly overjoyed with this balm. Smells great, leaves beard smooth, and has definitely softened it.” —MDT1

Get it from Amazon for $11.43.


A four-pack of cat butt coasters as a conversation starter that’ll protect nice tabletops.


Get them from Amazon for $29.99.


A 13-pack of beautifully packaged sheet masks to tuck into everyone’s stocking for a family pampering pic later.


Promising review: “They are amazing! I love Korean face masks! They made great Christmas gifts!!! They smell great and feel great on your skin! Especially in this cold weather!!” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $14.99.


A TubShroom anyone with tons of hair (like this writer) will appreciate sooo much. Seriously, they’ll split their life between before and after TubShroom.,

This little wonder fits inside of the drain and you can easily remove it and pull off hair at least once a week. You’ll even enjoy how grossed out seeing all that hair makes you!

Promising review: “I was skeptical, but for a few bucks I gave it a go. I’m lazy and I live with two ladies (who are also lazy). The tub drain doesn’t get addressed nearly enough. I’d usually be the one pulling nasty balls of long hair out of the drain catch just so the tub would actually drain during a shower EVERY DAY. With this bad boy, once a week and you don’t even notice a slow down in the drainage.” —Jason

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).


A five-pack of Disney princess socks because socks will forever be a useful gift. You know what’s not useful? Cold feet!


Get them from Amazon for $5.98+ (available in eight varieties).


A trio of no-crease hair ties that won’t betray the person who spends waaaay too much time on their long locks.


It’s me. I spend too much time on my hair.

Promising review: “These are magic for me. I have medium-thick hair but A LOT of it. If I pull it back I always end up with a headache. I can go most of the day with my hair pulled back with these without having a headache. Winner!!!!” —smash

Get them from Amazon for $7.43 (available in five colors).


And a four-pack of Starbucks gift cards so everyone has something to do once they get restless from being in the house together for too long.


Get them from Amazon for $40.

When they see what Santa left in their stocking:


Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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