Stocking Stuffer Ideas to Everyone in Your Gift List

Sep 24, 2016 | shopping | 22 comments


There are ultimately two types of people on everyone’s Christmas gift list that are hard to find gifts for 1) people who you think have everything they need already and can easily buy anything they want and 2) people you don’t know that much but out of tradition (or obligation, whichever that may be) need to give a gift to.

It’s fairly easy to give a present to people who are family and friends who we are close to, but it’s those people around the periphery that pose a challenge.

Thankfully, the Internet doesn’t fail when it comes to gift ideas. Aside from various Christmas catalogues 2016 available already online, there is an abundance of suggestions on generic gifts to give – presents that don’t put such a dent in the budget but are nonetheless thoughtful and practical.
People like to call them stocking stuffers – little bits and pieces of things people usually don’t buy for themselves but actually need, use everyday or would love to have. These are, literally, little things that make life easier, happier and usually get used a lot!

1. Tumblers.

Specifically, mason jar tumblers. Mason jars are popular in the kitchen and for DIY events. It’s multi-purpose so anybody who receives this would undoubtedly find something to use it for.

2. Socks.

Printed happy socks to be exact. We are so excited (and grateful) that socks have evolved into a fashion statement accessory, not just an undergarment we all need. And let’s face it – everybody needs socks! Everybody loses them all the time so we might as well replace them.

3. USBs.

We are now in the digital age and everybody uses this gadget – the handiest storage to come in modern times. The bigger the storage size, the better! But don’t discount the cuteness factor. Teenagers love cool-looking USB drives.
Now that we have mentioned tech toys, consider these as well: USB hubs, earphones/ear buds, phone cases and iTunes gift cards.

4. Headbands.

Specifically, non-slip fabric headbands. Have a gym buddy? She would appreciate an elastic, one-size fits all, washable, non-breakable, non-slip headband that keeps her hair away from her face and yet still cute enough to make her look good.
Now that we have mentioned gym buddies, consider these as well: yoga mats, fast-drying absorbent towels, tumblers.

5. VR Viewer

Wait – just in case you need to explain the whole VR concept to your friend (or Mom, for example) – you can easily demonstrate virtual reality by giving it as a present. Easy starter kits abound online, and these are for sure sure-fire hits among the young and old. A picture of US President Barack Obama of him playing with a VR viewer went viral lately on Facebook. It’s that popular (and trending)!
These suggestions are just icing on top of a very large cake – stocking stuffer ideas run in the thousands, and you will never run out of them! To narrow your choices, set your budget first then shop according to the person’s age and interest.

This will help you zone into what truly will be a thoughtful gift.

Happy shopping!

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  1. Melanie Smith

    Great ideas for this holiday season! Thank you!

  2. Krystel Seijo

    You are so right. Those are the worse people to buy for. You know what's worse? Seeing a great deal on something no one on your list would want.

  3. Amy Jones

    I agree with this! Gifting me socks and headbands are the way to my heart. They're pretty simple gifts that everyone actually uses

  4. Jennifer Johnson

    I have already started to pick up stocking stuffers!! Love these ideas, I prefer to shop year round instead of just at Christmas time.

  5. The Shopping Duck

    What a great list. These will be perfect for stocking stuffers for my family!

  6. Brandy LBurke

    I never thought about USBs in the stockings but that's truly the perfect idea for everyone in my family.

  7. Mom Knows Best

    I like to buy food gifts as everyone likes food. Coffee and chocolate are my favorites.


    wow, this is great list for gift ideas and very useful because of the coming holidays. I am shopping early, so this would be a great help

  9. AnnMarie Brown

    I need to start thinking about this now. I want to get done early and the ideas you have a great.

  10. Down Younder

    A great list! Some of these are the things I always include! My children know that every year they will have a toothbrush and toothpaste in theirs!

  11. Mai C.

    With Christmas approaching it's important to think of gifts that you want to give your loved ones. These are great ideas. I love giving my family and friends useful stuff!

  12. Liz Mays

    In my family, you can't go wrong with socks. You nailed it with that one!

  13. Breanna Richey

    I can't believe Christmas is coming up so soon! Thanks for the ideas!

  14. Lisa Hodges

    These are all great ideas! I can't believe it's this close!

  15. Nicole Herose

    I want to give my hubby a VR viewer. These are great gift ideas this coming season!

  16. Karlyn Bishop

    Oh, these are wonderful and brilliant ideas. Holidays are quickly approaching, need these kind of ideas!

  17. ana de jesus

    Got to love stocking fillers. I used to get chocolates and for some reason an orange, it seemed to be a tradition.

  18. Rachel Mouton

    These are such great ideas! I hadn't even thought about a VR viewer, but that's a wonderful idea 🙂

  19. Ann B

    These are great stocking stuffer ideas. I have a few hard to shop for people. Thanks for the great ideas.

  20. CourtneyLynne

    OMG!! So many cute ideas!!! Crazy that its almost Christmas time!!

  21. Jessica Simms

    It's hard to believe that it's almost Christmas! I definitely needed these ideas for my gifts for this year, thank you for sharing.


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