50+ Practical and Useful (Yet Fun) Stocking Stuffers
50 practical and useful (yet fun) stocking stuffers for both kids and adults alike! Best of all, they are budget friendly too, most items are less than $10!
My favorite part of Christmas morning has always been opening stockings. As a kid, I loved to discover what little treasures were hidden and nestled in there and now as a mom, I love filling and watching my kids empty theirs.
This year we are focusing on simple and intentional gifts, which also includes small items for the stockings. Stockings are perfect for those little things that are both practical and necessary, yet oh so fun!
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This is a great list of several useful, appreciated, non-junky, practical and fun items to consider placing in your family’s stockings.
Also included are some things you might even want to include in your own stocking or to place on a “hint-hint” list for your honey 😉
50+ Practical and Useful (Yet Fun) Stocking Stuffers
- Underwear- Panties, briefs or boxers
- Socks or tights
- Hat, gloves, or mittens
- Headbands, hair bows, clips or other hair accessories (including Brushes and combs)
For Personal Hygiene:
- Character band-aids (my kids are obsessed with band-aids and even “pretend” to have boo-boos so they can wear one! Anyone else with this same problem?)
- Nail polish
- Bubble bath or Bath bombs
- Bath Loofa
- Lip Balms
- No-tangle spray (Make a batch and place in smaller spray bottles)
- Makeup Brush Set
For Reading and Writing:
- Booklights (my husband is insisting I purchase a book light for myself since he is so tired of me keeping him up at night with the lamp on!)
- Board, classic picture or Paperback books
- Magnetic Bookmarks (gone are my days of dog-earring the books, I am now reformed with these handy little clips)
- Fun pens (my personal favorites)
- Notebooks or Journals
For Growing Your Faith
- Bible highlighters
- Bible-themed coloring books
- A Gratitude Journal
- Children’s Devotional Book
- Bible Verse Magnets
- Fun markers (this would be the one instance where I think we might be safe with glitter… we’ll see, though!)
- Washi tape
- Glue Sticks
- Scented Stickers
Special Snacks and Treats:
- Organic Lollipops or Gummy Bears
- Granola Bars
- Animal Cookies
- Clementines (the perfect winter fruit for little hands in my opinion plus they are so cute, hence the name!)
- Squeezable Fruit Pouches (not just for kids, these are a surprisingly handy snack to have on hand for adults too!)
- Juice pouches
- Tea packs or coffee pods
- Hot chocolate mix
- Fun Mugs
For Fun and To Play With:
- Measuring Spoons (for both kids and adults alike)
- Mini flashlights (always handy to have)
- Silly Putty
- Racing Cars (fun for both boys and girls)
- Jacks (I love introducing my kids to classic toys and games, they are timeless)
- Krazy Straws (Because why drink out a regular straw when you can have a crazy one?)
- Original Slinky in Box
- Rubics Cube
- Classic Wooden Catch Ball
And for the most practical and useful of all…
What would you add to the list of practical and useful (yet fun) stocking stuffers?
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Great tips, there was a few things I didn’t think of. Making stockings for ages 3,13,23..Thanks..Happy Holidays.
Oh goodness, that is quite the age range! Merry Christmas to you too!
Nice list! Here are my practical stocking stuffer ideas.
About the squeezable fruit pouches: A more long-lasting gift is a Squooshi reusable pouch, which works just like the disposable ones but can be washed and refilled. They are super cute and surprisingly easy to clean. At only $3-4 each they’re still an affordable stocking stuffer and better for the environment than disposable.
I love practical stocking stuffers. My favorite is a pack of Lipsmakers my mom puts in my stocking every year! Stamps are also great, too.
I used to love Lipsmakers when I was younger, all the fun flavors. I think that was when I first discovered I was addicted to lip balm 🙂
My kids are older, so I get them stuff for their cars. Flashlights, rain ponchos, cell phone chargers, coin organizers, trash bags. Also, mine aren’t that big on candy, so after seeing it get thrown away year after year, I get them things they like – beef jerky, cheetos, shortbread cookies, etc. #SITSSharefest
Oh those are great ideas too! I love the idea of things to keep in their cars, I will have to remember that when my kids are older because that is so practical and needed. Thanks for sharing Adrian, Merry Christmas!
Great suggestions! I am always at a loss for stocking stuffers and I have 7 to fill – eek!
Great list Victoria!!! A few things I had never thought of!
Glad you enjoyed it Ashley!
Great List! A few more ideas are just general classic but small toys, such as a Magic 8 Ball, Jacob’s Ladder, Pin Art Board, etc. Thanks!
Love classic toys! I’ll have to include some of these as my kids get older. Hope you had a great Christmas Emma 🙂
I like practical gifts as well as things I know they will love. I am up to 15 stockings to fill this year! Being creative is a must! It seems like ice scrapers are always a hit since my kids seem to lose theirs! Gift cards, Toothbrushes, bath toys for little ones, hot wheels cars, fisher price people/animals, bouncy balls, marbles, axe spray/body spray, stuffed animals, movies, toe/finger nail clippers(another hit since these seem to be misplaced so much), scarves, gloves, toboggans, yearly Christmas ornaments, special notes and so much more that I cannot think of right now.