Let’s talk stocking stuffers for adults! I think stockings get a bad rap sometimes. They make some people think about socks, underwear, and toothbrushes. Not exactly exciting stuff for Christmas. While I love a practical stocking stuffer, I also love really creative stocking stuffers!
I originally wrote this post in 2018, and now pre-holidays 2020 I have updated it, yay, finally! Now there are OVER 50 ideas on the list below.
My love for stocking stuffers actually started when I met Chris (my husband). He has been making a stocking for me since our first Christmas together! Here I have compiled for you a huge list of useful and creative stocking stuffers for adults!
Before we jump into the lists, I wanted to share two quick tips to make your stockings extra special:
- Fill the bottom of each stocking with the recipient’s favorite candy. Chris started this tradition on our first Christmas together when he filled the bottom of my stocking with a pile of butterscotch candies. He knew I loved them and have some great memories from my childhood that involve them. He still does this for me every year and now, we do this for our kids too!
- With the candy, leave a sweet note or letter. If you have kids, you can have them write a letter for the stocking too. This gives an extra special, personalized, touch.
Useful and Creative Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults
This stocking stuffer is great for your handy loved ones as well as those who aren’t, but might need to be, like new home-owners!
Perfect for the moms in your life, but also for most other people including college students, and basically anyone who carries a purse! You never know when you or someone around you will need something in this kit! Plus, it’s cute.
I really love these coasters, and really wouldn’t mind if they were in my own stocking this year. (Hubby, are you reading this?) Everyone who owns or rents, even college students can always use coasters! Bonus points for pretty ones like these!
A great stocking stuffer for anyone, especially someone who is trying to go greener, or always has a Yeti Cup in hand!
This handy stocking stuffer is great for people who love to adventure outdoors, hike, or even have to work in remote locations!
For the hot sauce lovers in your life, this is not only a funny stocking stuffer idea, but practical, really! I mean, I can think of plenty of times we’ve been at a restaurant and my husband wished they had hot sauce. Problem solved.
If you are going to get the cigar cutter, you should grab this butane lighter too. All I can tell you is, it must do a way better job at lighting cigars, because I see Chris use it every night and he loves this thing.
Confession – I have a thing for the show SharkTank, and that is where I learned about the TubShroom. Pretty much every household could use one of these.
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My dad is at my house right now putting a door up for me, and the kids keep bringing me screws. So, you get the idea. Get this for the men (or anyone handy) in your life.
Chris got the kids and I each a small flashlight with a rechargeable battery last Christmas (in our stockings) and we still use them every single day. Mainly to take the dogs out at night, but for other things too. I love the rechargeable batteries!
While we’re on the topic of flashlights, when we first started dating Chris got me a flashlight keychain because I would come home late from night classes and there wasn’t a light outside my door. This could come in handy for anyone for a variety of reasons!
I couldn’t skip this one. I mean, need I say more? You can get the big bottle or the 2 oz bottle.
I was going to suggest a standard lint roller, because who can’t use one of those? But then I happened upon this handy lint and pet brush. As the dog mom of two labs, I can certainly appreciate the cause. Give this one to the pet owners in your life, or your spouse who hates your pets’ hair.
I’m not sure why I never thought to buy myself a lemon squeezer, and just always squeezed lemons by hand. It’s one of those things you only think about while your hands are burning from doing it, and then forget about while you’re at the store. Then Chris got us one, and it’s one of the most-used tools in our kitchen. Grab your spouse a lemon squeezer.
For anyone who works outside, attends sporting events in the cold, or even the adventurer in your life who still hikes and bikes in the winter, this is a super handy stocking stuffer idea! Up to 12 hours of warmth with one filling!
This is another one of those things that you never think about needing until you actually need it, and then you don’t have it. But, if someone who loves you puts it in your stocking, then you’ll be super thankful!
Since I resigned from my marketing job in August (after 14 YEARS!!), I have been FREED of this. But I know SO many people who can relate. Give this gift to a friend or family member who would get a good laugh from this, and then get to drink their coffee from it during those meetings!
Know a mom with a toddler? Please, please get her this key finder. Earlier this year my toddler took the car keys and shoved them into the side of a closed box of baby wipes from Costco (in through the opening you punch out to make a handle). Since the box was closed, we didn’t check there and spent over $300 to rekey our car.
And now we own a key finder.
Do you know someone who loves BUBBLE WRAP? Well then, you’re welcome.
It’s a BUBBLE WRAP CALENDAR!!
I’m getting this one, for myself. My husband and kids are always asking me, “Clean or dirty?” (in reference to the dishwasher). Then, I stare blankly while I try to remember if they are clean or dirty. Then, I go look at them to confirm. Feel a couple of cups, you know the drill.
Clean/Dirty Magnet for the win. Get this for the people who do the dishes in your life.
I hope this list of useful and creative stocking stuffer ideas for adults has helped you with your stockings this year! If you have unique ideas, I would love to hear them in the comments! Don’t forget to pin this list for reference later, and share it with your friends on social media! Also, share it with your husband so he knows what to get you!
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Hi, I’m Jessica! I am wife to Chris, and mom to Kaiper, Alana and Koa. I am a freelance website & blog developer and aspiring author. I share about everything from parenting, how to make money from home, tutorials for my fellow bloggers, work-at-home mom life and being a homeschool family. Learn more about me here.