11 AT Staffers Share the Stocking Stuffers They’re Buying This Year (And They’re All Under $15!)

updated Jul 16, 2020
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It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to do some gift shopping! We’re sharing our favorite picks for anyone on your list—check out all of our gift guides here!

Christmas and Hanukkah are days away, and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably still working your way down your holiday gift list. While the big-ticket purchases are relatively easy to check off, it’s often the smaller presents like stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts that are stressful to shop for. How do you get something that’s meaningful (or even useful) without breaking the bank? I asked fellow AT staffers for their suggestions, and boy did they deliver. From quirky desk items to sweet self-care essentials to meaningful books, there’s a ton of great ideas packed in here. Even better? They’re all under $15. Happy gifting!

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Star Wars: Be More Yoda: Mindful Thinking from a Galaxy Far Far Away

“My fiancé is a big fan of ‘Star Wars’ and loves the new Mandalorian show on Disney+, so I figured this would be the perfect little thing to throw in his stocking! And anything Yoda is very in right now (thanks, Baby Yoda).” —Nicoletta Richardson, Senior Associate Editor, News & Culture

Buy: Star Wars: Be More Yoda: Mindful Thinking from a Galaxy Far Far Away, $5.59 at Amazon

George & Viv Holiday Gifting Hand Cream

“I recently purchased this George & Viv Holiday Hand Cream for my new neighbors across the street. My neighbors are big gardeners and work extremely hard to keep their curb appeal on point. I figured a little luxury to soothe and nourish their hands after working in the garden all day would be a great gift! Not only was the packaging stunning, but the Berry Wreath matched the Christmas cards I bought as well!” —Jessica Wilken, Senior Manager, Email & Acquisition

Buy: George & Viv Holiday Gifting Hand Cream, $14 at Anthropologie

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Standard Baggu

“I haven’t bought these yet but thinking of getting my family each a Baggu reusable bag. They’re super durable, small enough to tuck into a purse, washable, and so PRETTY!” —Megan Baker, Home Projects Editor

Buy: Standard Baggu, $12 at Baggu

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Knock Knock What I Love about You Fill in the Love Book 

“I’ve bought these books for my mom, dad, and different friends on various occasions, and they’ve been well received every time. They’re super personal and thoughtful (not to mention budget-friendly), and prove that you don’t have to spend a lot to buy a gift that’ll be remembered.” —Nicole Lund, Assistant Commerce Editor

Buy: Knock Knock What I Love about You Fill in the Love Book, $11.80 $10.10 at Amazon

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Office Desk Name Plate With Holder

“I got this nameplate for my mom’s desk because it’s funny and something she would not get herself, but she loves quotes and humor—perfect pairing!” —Madeline Goode, Manager, Brand Planning & Activation

Buy: Office Desk Name Plate With Holder, $14.99 at Etsy

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Vitality Classic Crew Socks

“I believe in the power of great SOCKS—they set the tone and stride (wink) of your day. This year I’m getting my family Stance Socks. They’re incredibly comfortable and simple but stylish that I know my whole family will use and enjoy.” —Camey Hess, Account Executive, Brand Partnerships

Buy: Vitality Classic Crew Socks, $12 at Stance

Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash

“This is really nerdy, but my parents always got me toiletries, and I loved it. And I still ask for luxurious toiletries. My favorite soap is the Aesop Resurrection Hand Wash, it feels like I’m getting a diamond ring when I get it in my stocking. The soap itself is foamy, but it’s the blend of citrus, woodsy, and herbaceous smell that makes it feel so decadent.” —Rebecca Longshore, Director of Audience Growth

Buy: Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash, $10 at Neiman Marcus

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“Every Frenchman Has One”, by Olivia de Havilland

“For my roommate’s Christmas present, I decided to get her the book ‘Every Frenchman Has One.’ She’s planning a trip to Paris next year, and rather than buying her an outdated guide book on the city, I chose this historical nonfiction. A little bit of history, a little bit of humor, and a fun story from Olivia’s perspective on moving to Paris and becoming a local.”—Anita Chomenko, Associate Video Producer

Buy: Every Frenchman Has One, by Olivia de Havilland, $9.29 at Amazon

Glitter Gifting Bar Soap

“I picked these bar soaps because they are pretty and practical. I’ll likely gift this to a friend.” —Yasmin Lashley, Affiliate and Commerce Manager

Buy: Glitter Gifting Bar Soap, $9 at Anthropologie

Velvet Zodiac Journal

“My friends and I have a group chat where we discuss our horoscopes together, so these personalized journals make the perfect gift. I even picked one up for myself!” —Rachel Otero, Social Media Editor

Buy: Velvet Zodiac Journal, $14 at Urban Outfitters

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Abbey Road Anniversary Edition

“Even at 50(!) years old, (arguably) the best Beatles album is still a mesmerizing listen. Can’t wait to see my mom fall in love again with music she probably hasn’t heard since being a teenager.” —Drew Wilchak, IT Manager

Buy: Abbey Road Anniversary Edition, $12.94 at Amazon