Here Are Some Actually Good Stocking Stuffer Ideas for You

Photo:  New Africa (Shutterstock)
Photo: New Africa (Shutterstock)

As we finish up the last of our Thanksgiving leftovers, our attention must turn to the gift-giving portion of the holiday season—and that means starting to hunt for the perfect stocking stuffers. If you’re in something of a rut, though, giving the same chocolates and hot-sauce variety packs year after year, here are a few fresh options to consider.

Personalized Socks With Pictures and Text, $7

Why give them yet another photo mug when your mug can be staring back at them from their very own feet? It is a simple fact that no one can resist a pair of socks adorned with the faces of their partner, kids, or pets.

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100 Movies Scratch Off Poster, $15

During an age in which there are so many TV show and movie options to choose from, maybe it’s easier and more exciting to leave it up to chance. With this scratch-off movie bucket list, they’ll enjoy a surprise “iconic” film to watch on their own—or with you.

Wallet Ninja 20-in-1 Mutitool, $11

This multitool—which includes a wrench, screwdriver, peeler, letter opener, ruler, bottle opener, nail file, eyeglass, box opener, phone stand, mirror, nail puller, and can opener—can slide right into the wallet of your giftee so they can officially go out into the world ready for anything.

Philips One Rechargeable Toothbrush, $26

This necessary chore is made a bit more enjoyable if you’ve got the best equipment for the job—and this rechargeable electric toothbrush fits the bill. (It even comes with a sleek travel case and has a built-in two-minute timer so your giftee can take the guesswork out of proper brushing time.)

Cactus Tealight Candles, $18

This is for the person on your list who loves plants but can’t seem to keep even the most low-maintenance varieties alive. You’re supposed to kill these slowly but surely, so this is a “plant” they can fully enjoy guilt-free.

Reindeer/Elf/Snowman “Poop”, $10

This is one for the kids; they’ll be delightfully disgusted.

Classic Arcade Game System, $10

If you have a gamer in the house or a ‘90s retro enthusiast, they will love this handheld game system that has 400 classic arcade games to choose from—and can connect it to your TV for a bigger gaming experience.

Toilet Motion Detector LED Light, $15

Why not brighten up the cold, dark winter months (and the cold, dark bathroom) with a little glow? (Choose from 16 colors!)

10-in-1 Clip-on Lens for Smartphones, $32

Arguably saving the best for last, this clip-on lens for most smartphones will surprise anyone who loves taking pictures with their phones. It’s easy to clip on, and it can help the user take pictures with fisheye, wide angles, macro lens, kaleidoscopes, starlight effects, and more.

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