The 30 Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas That’ll Upstage All Other Holiday Gifts

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Stocking stuffers shouldn’t be treated as an afterthought. Those days are long gone. Now, what’s packed in decorative socks hanging around the fireplace is equally as important as what’s sitting under the Christmas tree. Why? Because no gift, regardless of the size, should be a throwaway. The best stocking stuffers should be carefully considered. Think premier skincare that’ll give your loved one an extra glow or a book that will stoke their intellectual side. There’s also the sleekest earbuds, toniest socks and delectable treats, all which will spark wonder. Below, a few ideas to remind everyone on your list that good things come in small packages.

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Nest Mini Ornament Holiday Candle

When push comes to shove, you really can’t go wrong with a candle—especially this holiday special from Nest, with its pomegranate and pine notes that evoke the festive season.


Buy Now on Sephora: $18

Trudon Ernesto Room Spray

A room spray goes a long way in making a given space warm and inviting. And this one from Trudon, with overtones of leather and tobacco, will certainly do the trick.

Buy Now on Neiman Marcus: $240

Apple SE Smart Watch

We get it, an Apple watch isn’t the most original idea. But if you know someone that’s missing out on all the functions that, simply put, makes life so much easier, there’s no better time than now to fill their stocking with this handy item. Plus, it’s now on sale.

Buy Now on Amazon: $279 $250

Coravin Timeless Six Preservation System

Savor all your favorite bottles for weeks after uncorking with this preservation system from Coravin—a brand beloved by true oenophiles.

Buy Now on Coravin: $230

L’Occitane Holiday Stocking Stuffer Set

Finding the best stocking stuffers can be tricky, which is why L’Occitane has come up with a foolproof set—comprised of shower gel, after-shave and balm, all contained in a festive package—that’ll definitely delight.

Buy Now on Nordstrom: $22

Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal

Come for the art, stay for the endearing Bauhaus romance. Anni and Josef Albers are modern-art royalty, and this book is a fun, visually rich retrospective of their work that will please an art aficionado or a collector in training.

Buy Now on Amazon: $116

Jam Homemade Silver and Gold-Plated Diamond Cufflinks

A touch of shiny gold and silver red is always a great idea during the holidays. These beautifully round cufflinks, shaped into buttons, will be especially welcome when meeting family and friends at seasonal cocktail parties and dinners.

Buy Now on Mr Porter: $230

Grown Alchemist Handcream

Packed with rosehip and camellia oils, this hand cream is a nourishing well of moisturization—and it does the job without leaving a layer of grease behind. Help a loved one in need by preventing the winter blues brought on by dry skin.

Buy Now on Grown Alchemist: $24

Dents Shaftesbury Touchscreen Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves

Everyone needs a staple pair of gloves that work with all of your winter outerwear—and won’t look out of place at the office or on the weekend. Why not get ones that are approved by the King of England himself?

Buy Now on Mr Porter: $125

Del Toro Polka Dot Pima Cotton-Blend Formal Sock

Made from a Peruvian Pima cotton blend, these formal socks are breathable, soft and durable. And whether you’re wearing them at a dinner party or a raging wedding reception, what more could you want?

Buy Now on Del Toro: $20

Saxx Roast Master Boxer Brief

What do lux boxers entail? Cooling technology for those on the go, a form-fitting fit that’s helpful if you’ve still got slimly-tailored trousers in your rotation, and the softness and warmth of cashmere blended with modal and elastane for stretch.

Buy Now on Saxx: $44

Dr. Barbara Sturm Essentials Set

If you’re looking to get a loved one started on a better skincare routine, this set, complete with a serum and cream, is one of the best ways to do it. The milky products gently removes the impurities accumulated during the day and hydrates the skin, leaving a smooth texture that feels like nothing you’ll find at the local pharmacy.

Buy Now on Dr. Barbara Sturm: $415

Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask

Shopping for someone who already has an advanced skincare routine? This gold mask will truly blow their minds. Infused with 24k gold and silk extracts that make skin firmer and glowy, it’s essentially a luxury spa treatment you can do at home.

Buy Now on Nordstrom: $276

Kelty Waist Pack

If you’re shopping for people who love the outdoors, few are more important than hiking’s most essential tool: a fanny pack to hold snacks. Equipped with three compartments to store small items, it’s a gift that’ll last for years (and excursions) to come.

Buy Now on Moosejaw: $20

D R Harris Windsor Shaving Cream

Perfumed with citrus and the warming notes of black pepper and vetiver, this cream leaves a pleasing scent behind, even after shaving. Plus, it wards off any after-shave irritation thanks to its high proportion of glycerine.

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Shinola Leather-Wrapped Flask

For whiskey connoisseurs and adventure seekers, this flask from Shinola is sure to make the colder days just a bit warmer. The flask’s sterling silver is dressed up in the finest tan leather, which makes it feel especially appropriate during this season.

Buy Now on Neiman Marcus: $140

Ted Baker Croc Embossed Shoe Shine Kit

A shoe shine kit is one of those rare gifts that keeps on giving. This one shows extra love as it’s packed with all the essentials: two sets of polish, brushes and a great bag that holds it all.

Buy Now on Bloomingdale’s: $85 $51

Roe Caviar 30g Gift Set

For the foodies in your life, this caviar gift set comes ready to serve. The sustainably farmed white sturgeon roe found in the gold-plated should satisfy any special holiday cravings.

Buy Now on Huckberry: $120

Bowers & Wilkins In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Noise-canceling earbuds are never a bad idea, but in the hybrid work era they feel especially necessary. Not only does this pair help wearers tune out the world around them, but they’re also equipped with enough microphones and amplifiers to ensure whatever you’re listening to sounds its best.

Buy Now on Amazon: $249

The Art of Shaving Safety Razor Shaving Stand

A razor stand is a small luxury that goes a long way. This one does an efficient job of keeping razor and brush dry, which helps keep the blade and bristles stay sharper and more effective.

Buy Now: $80

Smythson Panama Cross-Grain Leather Notebook

Smythson makes some of the most elegant stationery you can find. Made up of flexible leather and featherweight pages, this notebook is ideal for your loved ones with big ideas.

Buy Now: $245

Abas Alligator Leather Card Case

Abas has made excellent leather goods since 1980, and this card case exemplifies its design ethos and commitment to quality. Made from alligator skin, its compact shape and glossy finish make for a welcome addition to your everyday carry.

Buy Now on Bergdorf Goodman: $250

Ember Mug Temperature Control Smart Mug

A mug that keeps hot coffee hot and hot chocolate toasty. Need we say more?

Buy Now: $130

Iles Formula Shampoo

Recently, haircare has taken center stage as a hot topic for men’s cosmetic treatments. Luckily, this shampoo is designed to bring out the best in a variety of hair types. It’s like gifting a package of confidence.

Buy Now on Bergdorf Goodman: $40

Bennett Winch Triple Watch Roll

Bennett Winch’s excellent travel products are some of the most thoughtful ones on the market, and the brand’s new watch roll is no exception—perfect for guys who travel with more than one fine timepiece. Its core is supported by two six-sided separators, meaning the watches will actually stay upright when you remove it from the case. The case itself features a leather exterior, a Kevlar interlining for stability and a soft suede lining to keep dials scratch-free.

Buy Now on Bennett Winch: $895

Maapilim Hand Sanitizer

Cold and flu season is upon us, and if this year has taught us anything, it’s that hand sanitizer is non-negotiable. Our favorite is this great-smelling option from Maapilim, which also has a pleasing gel texture that won’t dry out your hands.

Buy Now on Nordstrom: $10

Marvis Toothpaste Dispenser

Toothpaste dispensers are an ideal gift: They’re a life-changing luxury no one ever thinks to buy one for themselves—and whoever you give one to will think of you fondly at least twice a day. This one is made to fit full-sized tubes from Marvis, the storied Italian brand. Throw in a tube or two for a complete gift.

Buy Now: $20

Davek Loss Alert Sensor

Davek makes seriously tough and undeniably stylish umbrellas—but construction and looks aren’t loss-prevention strategies. The brand’s new sensor, which can attach to any umbrella, connects to your phone and alerts you whenever your umbrella is more than 30 feet away—making it that much harder for you to leave it behind.

Buy Now on Davek: $35

Jaxon Lane Bro Masks

Despite their jocular name, Jaxon Lane’s men’s face masks really are some of the best (and most deeply hydrating) on the market. They’re sized so that even the broadest brows will fit underneath their hydrogel material, and because they’re cut into two pieces, guys with beards can use them with ease.

Buy Now on Jax: $28

Jason Markk Shoe Cleaning Kit

Scoring a limited-edition pair of sneakers for a serious collector can be a challenge. But there’s no sneakerhead who wouldn’t appreciate an extra cleaning kit for keeping their prized pairs box fresh.

Buy Now: $34

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