You know the classic old Christmas poem: “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that someone would fill them with great gifts.” I’m going off memory here, so that might be a little off, but it’s still true. Filling a stocking with the best gifts can be something of a challenge. There are space constraints, for one, and it’s tricky to find enough stuff to fit inside of one without going overboard.
Thankfully we’ve put together this guide to the best stocking stuffers to help you along.
Best Candy Stocking Stuffers
The chocolate orange is the perfect stocking stuffer candy because it fills the heel of the stocking almost as well as a real orange. But the kicker is, since it’s made of chocolate, it lacks the decidedly un-cheery healthiness of a fruit.
This is one pure pound of Reese’s goodness. It’s actually two half-pound cups, packaged together. Your recipient will think they’ve shrunk to half their original size when they try to eat this.
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Best Health and Beauty Stocking Stuffers
This is a nice novelty gift, and it fits nicely into stocking. Inside this bar of Money Soap is actual, US legal tender. All your gift recipient needs to do is use the soap and eventually the money will reveal itself. It could be $1, it could be $50. It’s a real roll of the dice.
This is a little bit of everything rolled into one nice, stocking-sized gift set. Burt’s Bees aren’t like other bees. Instead of trying to hurt you with their barbed venom stingers, they’re here to soothe. Who wouldn’t appreciate that?
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Best Practical Stocking Stuffers
This is an officially branded 128GB microSD card, but your gift recipient can use it on anything they want, as long as it accepts microSD cards this large. Ideally this matches with a Nintendo Switch, but who are we to judge?
This classic Swiss Army knife is great as a stocking stuffer for many reasons, but perhaps most of all is the realization of the translucent plastic future promised to us in the late ’90s.
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Best Stocking Stuffer Toys
Sure, Santa’s job is technically over by the time the stocking gifts are unwrapped, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t honor his annual sacrifice.
It walks down stairs, most of the time, as long as you get it started correctly. What an odd, yet timeless, toy? Give someone a hit of nostalgia with a genuine, original Slinky toy in their stocking.
This magnetic cube puzzle is puzzling in that it’s called a puzzle. It’s more of a collection of tiny magnetic cubes, stacking together to create a larger cube through the forces of nature. A great little distraction to hide in someone’s stocking, just keep it away from any floppy disks you might also be giving.
A fun and fancy miniature model kit made of metal makes a magnificent addition to stocking stuffers everywhere. Snap the pieces out, put them together, and there’s a tiny spaceship overflowing with marvel.
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This is a fully functioning tiny replica arcade cabinet for one of the best arcade games ever made, Ms. Pac Man. This is an adorable stocking stuffer the tech or retro enthusiast in your life.
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Even More of the Best Stocking Stuffers
This is more of a high-end stocking stuffer, but not too high-end as to take it out of the stocking stuffer running. The JBL Clip 2 speaker puts out some great sound, and its waterproof.
You can probably stuff this into a stocking. I won’t say for sure because I don’t know what the stocking situation looks like in your life, but since this is the entire Avatar: The Last Airbender series on Blu-ray, I would advise making some stocking room.
Best Gift Card Stocking Stuffers
Consider giving a gift card, and you can fit more than what is physically possible inside someone’s stocking. If you give someone a $100 Amazon gift card, for example, it will slide right in, but $100 worth of jelly beans most likely won’t. It’s a space and time saving solution.