All the Small Things: Our Favorite Stocking Stuffer Ideas

All the Small Things: Our Favorite Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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Tara Bellucci
Nov 7, 2018
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Perhaps it's too early to hang those stockings with care, but getting a jumpstart on what you're planning to put inside them is never a bad idea.

Whether your crew is stockings-only, or you fill them in addition to other presents, we have some ideas for sock-sized gifts that'll put a Santa-sized grin on anyone's face.

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Magnolia Home Mini Tin Candle, $10

If you forego a traditional orange, this travel candle will fit nicely into the toe of a stocking. The soy wax blend has a burn time of 20 hours, and comes in three Joanna Gaines-approved scents: Gather (bergamot, plum, jasmine, tonka, amber, and sandalwood), Bloom (citrus, lilies, cedar, and musk), and Dwell (eucalyptus, iced pepper, frosted lavender, and patchouli).

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HomArt Decorative Match Boxes set of 2, $7.39

Don't let your giftee light a new candle with that sad, half-empty matchbook from the bar. A pretty box of safety matches can be left out for easy access and add to the decor. DIY hack: Wrap a regular box in pretty paper—just make sure to keep the side with the strike-on surface uncovered.

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Cactus Oil Diffuser, $9.99 (reg. $25)

For those who enjoy lovely scents but not open flames, this teeny cactus doubles as an essential oil diffuser. This one uses a cotton wick to distribute the fragrance, so no need to plug in or light anything on fire.

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Retractable Charging Cord Keychain, $30

For the person who always seems to lose their phone cord, this retractable lightning cable-meets-keychain is a stylish way to stay charged.

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Olinda Speckled Ceramic Ring Holder, $6

Great for by the bed or by the sink, these charming ceramics corral jewelry so it doesn't end up where it doesn't belong (like down the drain).

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Cocktail Multi-Tool, $24.99

Outfit your bestie's burgeoning bar cart with this nine-in-one gadget that includes a muddler, bottle opener, knife, zester, stirrer, strainer, channel knife, single measure, and corkscrew.

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Stainless Steel Straws set of 8, $7.99

Know someone looking to cut down on single-use plastics? This set of stainless steel straws comes in straight and bent varieties, and in two different sizes—along with the all-important brush cleaners. Plus, the silicone tips prevent your lips from getting too cold or too hot.

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Reindeer Insulated Drink Holder, $7.99

Keep that mulled cider (or your holiday beverage of choice) warm—or chill—with this festive red-nosed reindeer. Just watch your intake, lest your nose take on a similar rosy hue.

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Small Round Caboodles Makeup Case, $9

Need some '90s nostalgia? Caboodles are back, and the small version comes in five pretty pastel shades, perfect for stashing your Lip Smackers and tattoo chokers.

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Tamagotchi, $20

Speaking of the '90s, throw it back to the digital pet everyone tried to use to convince their parents they were responsible enough for a dog. Yes, Tamagotchis exist in 2018—and they still need to be fed and looked after, but you don't need permission from your landlord.

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Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish, $36

For that self-care obsessed friend or family member, pick up a delectable floral-meets-tropical scrub from a clean beauty staple that also happens to look oh-so-posh on a vanity.

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George & Viv Gifting Bar Soap, $10

In case you had any doubts, even soap can be festive! The adorable packaging of these gift-worthy bath products include 3D scarves, ornaments, and trees, and contain eight holiday scents ranging from Blue Spruce and Winter Pine to Prosecco and Peppermint Stick.

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Kikkerland Design New Wave Alarm Clock, $15

Trying to banish phones from the bedroom? You still need to wake up on time, and this totally rad alarm clock is serving colorful "Saved by the Bell" vibes.

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Sequined Avocado Pin, $20

For your ride or die brunch pal—now they can adorn their person with every millennial's favorite toast topping.

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Dr. Jart+ Mask Heroes Face Savers, $36

Even the most sheet mask savvy among your crew will appreciate this six-pack sampler from Korean brand Dr. Jart+: 94 percent of Sephora reviewers would recommend.

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Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha, $29.94

A little facial massage turns a skincare routine into indulgent self-care. Pro tip: Pop this stone roller in the fridge for some serious cooling and depuffing.

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Que Collapsible Bottle, $25 ($22.50 for MoMA members)

We all know carrying a reusable bottle is great for the environment, but they can take up a lot of space when not in use. This genius collapsible model can hold 20 ounces, and shrinks to half its size when you're done sipping.

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Brass Screw Lock Key Chain Ring, $5.39

Classic and sturdy, here's one way to gift your minimalist bae keys to your place.

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Measuring Tapes With Pouches set of 2, $13.98

A pretty and practical gift for anyone currently redecorating, remodeling, or in a perpetual state of both. A pocket-sized tape measure has saved me from major heartache, like when you find the "perfect" piece, and realize it won't fit through the door before buying it instead of after.

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Pair and Spare Tech Gloves, $38

For that friend who would lose her head if it wasn't attached, here is a pair of gloves that comes with an extra, you know, just in case.

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Zodiac Trinket Catch-All Dish, $18

For pals who read their horoscopes together, here's a lovely little box that features each sign's constellation and its primary traits—plus, keeps their treasures contained.

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BITE BEAUTY Agave Treat Trio Set, $18

The softest smooches are a swipe away, and come in natural, maple, and candy cane scents.

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Flint Reusable Lint Roller, $9.98

A must-have for the pet parents in your life, this retractable lint roller will slay any stray fur in a second.

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