Unconventional Stocking Stuffer Ideas by Category

Stocking Stuffer Ideas 2016

Stocking Stuffer Ideas For the Baker/Chef

For the ones who love to cook and bake up a storm, help them out in the kitchen with these kitchen-friendly stocking stuffer ideas.

134. Fun spices

135. Cupcake liners

136. FunBites/sandwich shape cutters

137. Cookie cutters

138. Ice cube trays/molds and ice pop molds

139. Candy molds

140. Cookbook/cooking magazine subscription (Here’s one for kids.)

141. Milk mixer

142. Sugar cones, cake mix, sprinkles

143. Small kitchen utensils/gadgets–measuring cups, mini whisk, melon baller, wooden spoons, Nessie ladle, potato masher

144. Apron

145. Chopsticks (My boys love trainer chopsticks.)

146. Straws

147. Mini cake pans

148. Edible ink pens

149. Cake decorating kit

150. Frosting/food flavoring/colors

151. Color-in Recipe Journal

152. Kitchen timer

153. Chef hat

154. Oven mitt/hot pad

155. Mini cutting board and knife kit (for older kids and to be supervised)

156. Grocery store gift card to shop for ingredients

157. Ravioli maker

158. Wooden rolling pin

159. Recipe ingredients–rice, beans, flour, nuts, olive oil, certain spices (Check a few specific recipes in a book and grab ingredients to try those.)

160. Enroll in a cooking/baking/cake decorating class
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Stocking Stuffer Ideas For the Coffee Lover

Coffee. It’s essential, right? If you have an extreme coffee-lover in your life, this coffee-themed stocking stuffer list is definitely the way to go.

161. Coffee (of course)–bagged or k-cups

162. French press

163. Coffee flavor syrupor powder creamer

164. Shortbread cookies or Biscotti cookies to go with the coffee

165. Milk frother

166. Coloring for Coffee Lovers adult coloring book

167. Coffee mug

168. Stir sticks

169. Mug warmer

170. Mug sleeve (This knit one is adorable.)


Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Little Caregivers

I have met so many sweet little kids who always want to play doctor or help when I get hurt, my boys included. Encourage them to keep helping others with these useful stocking stuffers for caregiving.

171. First aid kit

172. Fun bandages

173. Cute ice packs/boo boo bunnie with ice cubes

174. Thermometer

175. Sunscreen


Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Self-Care/Beauty

The essentials are always essential to our Christmas stockings. My boys love receiving these common everyday items in the more exciting versions that we don’t usually bother purchasing.

176. Fun handsoap

177. Loofah/fun rag

178. Body wash, shampoo, and conditioner (Crazy Foam is fun!)

179. Deodorant (for preteens)

180. Chapstick/lipgloss

181. Cool toothbrush and toothpaste

182. Flossers

183. Travel toothbrush cap

184. Mouth wash

186. Travel toiletries

187. Lotion

188. Pore strips

189. Pumice stone

190. Bath sponge

191. Sugar scrub

192. Bath soak/salt/bubble bath

193. Fizzy bath bombs

194. Bath color tablets

195. Spa mask

196. Razor (for older kids–fake one for younger kids)

197. Shave soap/brush

198. Makeup

199. Hair pomade

200. Hair accessories

201. Manicure kit

202. Nail polish/stickers

203. Pocket/hand mirror

204. Brush/comb

205. Sleep mask

206. Back Massager

207. Travel-size hair straightener (for older kids)

208. Bath toys



Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Wearing

Give them things they need to stay warm and clothed and fabulous this holiday season.

209. Slippers

210. Fun socks/tights

211. Lighter clothing that can be rolled up small–leggings, t-shirts, etc.

212. Fun undies (for potty-training toddlers)

213. Jewelry (with a small jewelry box)

214. Wrist watch

215. Dressy scarf or fun ties

216. Hats and gloves/mittens

217. Sunglasses

218. Wallet/coin purse

219. Small purse/wristlet

220. Patches

221. Brooch

222. Keychain decorations

Stocking Idea: wear it as a hat afterwards (just for fun ).


Stocking Stuffer Ideas For the Decorator

Make your space more beautiful with these stylish stocking stuffers for the designer/decorator.

223. Wind chimes

224. Small photo frame

225. Chalkboard labels and chalkboard marker

226. Small vase

227. Candle–flameless candles or tealights are great for younger kids

228. Roll of cork with pins

229. Paint

230. Small photo canvas print

231. Small wall decor or shelf trinkets

232. Placemats, fabric napkins, and napkin rings

233. Small lava lamp or other fun lamp

234. Fun nightlight

235. Bookends

236. Pillow sham

237. Bathroom decorations–fun toothbrush holder, cup, soap dispenser


Stocking Stuffer Ideas For the Organizer

Some people love to organize. As disorganized as I may be at times, I do love the process of organizing and am obsessed with organizational tools. Help someone get organized with these!

238. Daily planner

239. Sticky notes

240. Planner tabs and stickers

241. Colorful pens and highlighters

242. Small organizing jars/bins

243. Pencil case

244. Label maker

245. Magnets


Stocking Stuffer Ideas For the Housework Helper

Have a little one who always loves to help around the house? Even if you don’t *think* your little one loves to help, he/she very well may. My boys don’t love chores, but if I hand them a duster or a sponge, they will happily clean up around the house! Note: this may not be a great stocking stuffer idea for your spouse…he/she may get offended. 

246. Swiffer dusters

247. Dust glove

248. Sponges

249. Small spray bottle

250. Lint roller

251. Dish soap

252. Dish rags/towels

253. Laundry bag

Here are over 50 more themed ideas, from photography and sports to winter specials!

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  1. Your very first list included my favorite stocking gift. When I was a child, Christmas was the only time of the year I had an orange and I could depend upon it. Rarely I received a banana. In addition, my long brown stocking usually had peanuts in the shell (for some reason Mom didn’t think about putting them in a separate container), nuts in the shell, hard Christmas candy filled with jelly, ribbon candy and vanilla creme drops. Yes, I was born a long, long time ago.

  2. Wow so many great stocking stuffer ideas! I like to put a lil candy in our stockings but prefer to fill them with other goodies. Thanks for the ideas.

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