33 Fantastic Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

33 Fantastic Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

I LOVE stockings, they are my absolutely favorite part of Christmas presents.  And I think we have no problem filling them for kids, but what about adults?

My very first Christmas with my husband, I assumed he knew what went into stockings and could handle stuffing my stocking (no lewd joke intended, but now you’re giggling anyway, right? ;) ) for me without any suggestions.

Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers are where you can have fun and not worry whether it’s the perfect gift for someone or if they will actually use it.  Practical things are ok, but funny and sweet and novelty items are definitely needed too.

stocking stuffers

I thought this was common knowledge, but I was wrong.

That first Christmas my stocking held 3 things.

  • A full size wall calendar
  • An unscented beeswax candle.
  • A full size (60 oz) unscented bottle of Vaseline lotion.

Um….  Not exactly what I had in mind.

No worries.  He quickly caught on and Christmas’s after that were up to par.  But that first Christmas was definitely disappointing for me because one of my favorite things about Christmas is stocking stuffers.

THIS is one of my kid’s stockings.  And I fill it.  To the top.  See that thermostat on the left for size reference?  Yep, it’s BIG.

Stocking stuffers

A recent Facebook thread where we discussed traditional stocking stuffers got me thinking that there are others out there wondering what to put into the stocking on Christmas Eve or even looking for some fresh ideas.

Even if you have your traditional items, it’s fun to get new ideas, right?  I went on Facebook and asked what others put into their stockings and combined it with what I traditionally do for this list.

First off, the one I’ve never done, but am going to do this year because of the comments on Facebook…

Lottery Tickets!

Lots of people give scratch off lotto tickets apparently.  I never have, but it sounds like fun.  If you don’t hear from me for awhile maybe one of us won big!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking stuffers

  1. Lottery tickets.
  2. Kitchen gadgets (we get a new Spatula every year)
  3. Mascara
  4. Deck of cards
  5. Alcohol (the small shooters are perfect)
  6. Book
  7. Nail polish
  8. Chapstick
  9. Ugly socks (we have a contest of who can find the ugliest socks each year.)
  10. Chocolate/Candy
  11. Tissues
  12. Starbucks gift card
  13. Hair doo dads – pony tail holders, clips, etc.
  14. Notepad with some witty saying on the cover
  15. Chip clips
  16. Lipstick
  17. Bungie cords
  18. Batteries
  19. Fancy duct tape (or regular if that’s how you roll) – Crafty small rolls are $1 at the Dollar Tree right now
  20. Ornament
  21. Mug – with or without witty saying
  22. Water bottle
  23. Phone case
  24. Earbuds
  25. Jewelry
  26. Gum or Tic Tacs
  27. Fancy foods such as unusual spices or preserves, tea, coffee or hot cocoa
  28. Crossword puzzle books
  29. Wine bottle toppers or wine glass markers
  30. Dishtowels or pot holders
  31. Hobby items – craft supplies (yarn, stamps, scrapbooking, etc), fishing lures, camping thingamabobs, small tools, gardening supplies such as seeds
  32. Movies
  33. Funny trinkets from a Fascinations or similar store – but I suppose this is only for those that are on the naughty list :)

What do you traditionally have in your stockings that I don’t have on my list?

7 Responses to 33 Fantastic Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

  1. You may think I’m a bad mother, but I rarely put things in the stocking I forget about them and maybe I don’t know how it works. I think it’s because I put things in too early and the kids look in it or beg to eat what I’ve put in it. Am I supposed to fill it the night before Christmas?

    • No way I’d think you’re a bad mother Nicole!

      Stockings can be such fun if you wanted to try it.

      Yes, you are supposed to fill them Christmas Eve, they stay empty until then. Santa fills them with surprises overnight so they wake up seeing what he brought.

      Mama finds crazy places to hide the stuffers until then :).

  2. Stockings are the FAVE in my house too, although even after 11 years, my husband doesn’t get all the excitement! I find fun flavored chapsticks, funny bandaids (I found ones that looked like Mac & Cheese one year!, a new pez dispenser. Always a good time.

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