Most of us buy at least one more expensive gift for our family members each Christmas, but it’s also a tradition in many households to put out stockings in the lead-up to the festive day and place small, inexpensive items inside them for Christmas. If you’re starting to work out what to buy for the main loved ones in your household, you may be racking your brains to come up with stocking stuffer gift ideas.
If so, here are some affordable presents worth considering.
Gifts for Men
Many people worry that buying for a man is much harder than for a woman, but these days you really don’t have to look far to find fun gifts for males. For example, if the guy in your life is a big design fan and is always interested to hear what the new Pantone color of the year is, you might like to purchase him a gift from Pantone’s shop or elsewhere. You can find stocking stuffer ideas such as Pantone mugs, notepads, flash drives, drink bottles, journals, and more.
Alternatively, when was the last time your partner, brother, father, or another male you know got a new smartphone case? If it’s been a while, or if they recently upgraded their phone, you may want to update their case for them. You can find these in all sorts of materials and designs, so there are plenty to choose from.
Some other stocking stuffer gift ideas for men include an adults-only board game, a bottle opener, key chain, some fun socks, or a lovely tie.
Gifts for Women
If you need to shop for your mother, sister, daughter, friend, or another female, you might think about buying something that smells good. For instance, you could pick up one or two beautifully scented votive candles or pick out some supplies for their bath time or showers. For instance, have a look at lovely-smelling soaps, scrubs, bath oils, bath bombs, and the like.
If the lady in your life has a sweet tooth, you might pick her up some cute Christmas cookies, truffles, candies, or chocolates to add to her stocking. If she’s a tea lover, you could buy her some special packs of the beverage or an interesting tea infuser. If she’s a caffeine addict instead, you might buy her a small packet of the coffee beans you know she loves or might like to try or a plug-in coffee cup warmer for her daily office cup of joe.
Stationery works well as a gift for women, too. You might buy her some funny or meaningful pencil sets, a notebook, or a stationery pouch, or help her get organized for the year ahead with a planner for 2023. Other ideas include some sweet earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace, or you might find her a ring holder to keep her small pieces from getting lost.
Gifts for Children
As you can imagine, plenty of stocking stuffer options for children of all ages are easily found in the shops. For the little ones, it’s best to consider practical presents that their parents will approve of and find handy. For babies, you can choose cute booties, teething toys, bath books or toys, or little outfits. For toddlers, consider eco-friendly chunky crayons, board books, non-toxic play dough, finger puppets, pull-along cars, or other toys.
For older children and teens, you could pick out a puzzle, a small board game, a card game, some stationery, a cookie jar, or a lunch box. Many fun DIY craft packs will fit in a Christmas stocking, or you could choose a beanie or scarf to keep the gift recipient warm or even a set of fun socks related to their favorite TV show or film series.
You could buy the teen in your life a compact Bluetooth speaker, a smartphone holder, a tote bag, a cord organizer, or even pop some gift cards in their stocking so they can go shopping for goods after Christmas with their friends.
Gifts for Pets
If you have pets at home, you may also want to set them up with a stocking for Christmas. You can never go wrong with some new balls or squeaky toys for dogs, as well as treats or a treat jar, or a warm jacket to keep them snuggly. You might also buy them a personalized gift with their names stamped on it, such as a blanket, collar, ID tags, or bowls. Plus, many dogs enjoy receiving a plush toy that they can cuddle up to.
For felines, you can also pick out personalized items, update their bed, buy them some new play toys to keep them busy, or set them up with a great new scratching post.
You’ll find options galore for everyone in your family, whether you shop online or in-store today. Start your browsing and buying ASAP, though, so you’ll soon be all sorted with stocking stuffer gift.